Spicy Tuna Jackets Recipe

By the wlr team

Try this simple recipe for tuna jacket potatoes. Full of spicy flavour and high in protein but still low in calories, this recipe makes a great lunch or serve with a salad for a simple low cal dinner option.

  • Recipe makes: 4 servings
  • Prep time:
    1 hr 30 mins
  • Cook time: 15 mins
  • Calories: 393
    per serving


  • 800g Potatoes, White, Raw, Weighed with Skin, Flesh Only, Average
  • 90g Onions, Raw, Average
  • 75g Mushrooms, Common, Raw, Average
  • 112ml Cream, Double, Average
  • 392g Tuna, Chunks, in Brine, Drained, Average
  • 1 Tsp/3g Mustard, Powder, Average
  • 3g Chilli Powder


1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (400°F, Gas Mark 6).

2. Wash 4 large potatoes and bake in the oven for 1 ¼ to 1 ½ hours.

3. Gently fry the onion in the butter for 5 minutes, add the mushrooms and stir fry for 2 minutes.

4. Stir in the mustard powder, chilli powder, cream and tuna, and simmer gently for 2 minutes.

5. When the potatoes are cooked through, scoop out the flesh into a large bowl, mash and stir in the tuna mixture.

6. Pile the mixture back into the potato skins and return to the oven for 10 minutes before serving.
Nutrition information per serving
Calories (kcal)393
Carbohydrate (g)35.4
Fat (g)14.8
Protein (g)30.6
Fibre (g)3.2
Alcohol (g)0.0
Fruit & Veg0.5

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