Sweet Potato Tuna Melts

sweet potato tuna melt

I saw the inspiration for this recipe on The Chew – and tweaked it a little for our dinner tonight.  I was so pleasantly surprised with how tasty (and super filling!) this main dish was – in fact, after this and a side of broccoli I was too stuffed to attempt to eat my salad.

Makes: 2 servings

You will need:

  • 1 sweet potato
  • 1 can of tuna
  • 1 TBSP fat free mayonnaise (or substitute fat free Greek yogurt)
  • 1 TBSP red onion, diced
  • 2 fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 1/4 cup part skim mozzarella cheese, shredded

How to make:

  • Preheat oven to 400 F.
  • Slice sweet potato in half lengthwise.  Spray baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray and lay potatoes cut side down on tray.
  • Bake until potatoes are tender – about 30 to 45 minutes, depending on the size of the potato.
  • Remove potato from oven.  While potato cools, mix tuna, onion, mayo and basil together.  Feel free to add more mayo to achieve your desired consistency – I like mine on the drier side.
  • Top potato with tuna and then shredded cheese.
  • Place in oven under broiler until cheese melts – about 1 to 3 minutes.