Freeze-friendly tuna and sweet potato croquettes

May 07, 2023
Serve with a delicious pesto, aioli dipping sauce or a sriracha mayo (if you like a bit of spice). Source: Getty Images

Are you looking for a tasty and versatile meal that you can enjoy any time of the day? Look no further than these delectable tuna and sweet potato croquettes! Packed with healthy sweet potatoes, protein-rich tuna, and a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese and parsley, these croquettes are the perfect balance of flavour and nutrition.

Plus, with the option to oven-bake instead of deep-fry, you can enjoy these little bites guilt-free! These croquettes are easy to prepare, so gather your ingredients and get ready to create a batch of deliciousness that can be enjoyed as a snack or a meal.

Perfect for a family dinner, a party appetiser, or just a quick and satisfying lunch, these croquettes are sure to become a household favourite!

Serves 6.


  • 500g sweet potato, peeled, coarsely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 185g tin tuna in springwater, drained
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, finely grated
  • 1 Tbsp fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp wholemeal plain flour
  • 90g breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tbsp milk


  1. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Place sweet potato and garlic in a saucepan. Cover with cold water. Bring to the boil over medium-high heat. Cook for 15 minutes or until tender. Drain well. Return to saucepan. Mash until smooth. Set aside to cool.
  2. Combine tuna, Parmesan, parsley and potato mixture in a large bowl, breaking up any large chunks of tuna. Season well. Shape 2 tablespoonfuls of the mixture into 7cm-long croquettes.
  3. Place the flour and breadcrumbs in separate shallow bowls. Whisk together the egg and milk in a shallow bowl. Roll each croquette in flour and shake off excess. Dip in the egg mixture, then in breadcrumbs to coat. Place on prepared tray. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for 1 hour to firm.
  4. Preheat oven to 200C/180C fan forced. Spray croquettes with olive oil. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until golden and crisp.
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