Tuna and sweet potato (kumara) patties

Low FODMAP Tuna & Sweet Potato Patties
Serves: 4-6
Prep: 25 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes

This classic dish is full of flavour and nutrition and will please the whole family! Make ahead of time and keep in the fridge or freeze them after cooking for a quick dinner when you've run out of time. See hints below for more how best to reheat. 


Sweet potato, peeled and diced

250 g 8.8 oz

Japanese (Kabocha) pumpkin

250 g 8.8 oz

tin of tuna/salmon, drained

425 g 15.0 oz

egg, lightly beaten

1 cup  1 cup  low FODMAP or gluten free breadcrumbs

114 g 4.02 oz

½ cup  ½ cup  grated tasty cheese (we used reduced fat)

50 g 1.8 oz

medium carrot, grated

75 g 2.6 oz

2 stalks spring onion, green parts only, finely chopped

4 g 0.14 oz

2½  Tbsp plain gluten free flour

30 g 1.06 oz

2 Tbsp  2½ Tbsp  sesame seeds

22 g 0.78 oz

Olive oil spray


  1. Steam/boil sweet potato and pumpkin until just tender. Transfer to a large bowl and mash roughly with a fork.

  2. Preheat oven to 180°C/356°F. Line large baking tray with baking paper and set aside.

  3. On a large plate, combine gluten-free flour and sesame seeds, set aside.

  4. Add drained tuna, egg, breadcrumbs, cheese, carrot and chives to mashed sweet potato and pumpkin mixture. Stir with a wooden spoon to roughly combine.

  5. Shape into 12 equal patties approx. 1.5cm thick. Lightly coat each patty in flour and sesame seed mixture.

  6. Heat a large, non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Spray both sides of each patty with olive oil. Fry patties in frying pan in batches (4-5 minutes each side) until golden brown.

  7. Place browned patties on baking tray and bake until heated through (approx. 10-15 minutes)

  8. Serve patties with low FODMAP vegetables or salad


  • Testing your tolerance to mannitol? Increase the amount of sweet potato used to 500g and omit pumpkin for a moderate (amber) serve of mannitol.
  • Mix together ⅓ cup whole egg mayonnaise, 1 tsp wholegrain mustard and 1 tsp lemon juice for a delicious sauce to serve with your patties.
  • Cooked patties can be frozen for a quick and convenient lunch option that is perfect to take to work. Simply reheat patties in the microwave for 1-2 minutes until heated through and serve with a low FODMAP salad.
  • Entertaining? Miniature versions of these tuna patties make great finger food and are kid friendly!
Nutrition Information (per serve)
Energy 1574 Kj / 376 cal
Protein 20.00g
Carbohydrates 34.00g
Sugar 9.00g
Total Fat 16.00g
Saturated Fat 4.00g
Fibre 5.00g
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