Low Fat Tuna and Cheese Potato


Baked potatoes, healthy or not? For many people watching their weight, carbs such as potatoes are one of the first things cut out. But are we being fair to the humble potato? After all, complex carbs such as potatoes have many nutritional benefits - they’re moderate in calories, filling AND non-fattening, so pretty much a good way to ensure continued success in eating healthy. Here’s some other fun facts about potatoes, courtesy of FreshPotatoesAU

1. Potatoes have 50% less carbs than rice, 40% less carbs than pasta and 25% less carbs than pasta
2. Potatoes have virtually NO fat
3. Potatoes contain 80% more potassium than bananas
4. Potatoes contain a range of vitamins and nutrients, including vitamin C, folate, B-group vitamins, magnesium and potassium.
With this in mind, we thought our followers may be interested in this “Low fat tuna and cheese potato” recipe by HIF health expert Susie Burrell. Combining baked potatoes, tuna, onion, garlic, parsley and low fat cheddar cheese, you’ll enjoy some great flavours with every mouthful.


Serves 4

  • 4 baking potatoes (Coliban, King Edward)
  • Oil for brushing
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 400 g tuna
  • ¼ cup chopped parsley
  • ½ cup grated low fat cheddar cheese 


  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C.
  2. Prick the potatoes with a fork, brush with oil and place on a baking tray lined with non-stick baking paper.
  3. Bake for 45 minutes or until tender (when tested with a skewer).
  4. Set aside and keep warm.
  5. Heat the extra oil in a frying pan over high heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook for 2 minutes or until the onion is soft.
  6. Add the tuna and cook for 5 minutes or until browned, breaking up any lumps with a wooden spoon.
  7. Add the tomato puree and stock, bring to the boil, reduce the heat and cook for 8-10 minutes or until thickened. Stir through the parsley.
  8. Cut a deep slit in the top of the potatoes.
  9. Spoon mince into each potato and top with the cheese to serve
  10. Enjoy! 

Susie Burrell

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