Budget Meals Tuna Potato Jackets For Kids

  • Yield : 8 halves
  • Prep Time : 5m
  • Cook Time : 60m
  • Ready In : 1:5 h

Budget Meals: Tuna potato jackets for kids

The best cheap meals are the ones you don’t know are budget – like these delicious tuna potato jackets for the whole family. When we think about cooking budget meals we prefer to think of saving money using meal planning, buying seasonal, getting creative with leftovers, buying in bulk and keeping a well stocked pantry. There’s no need to sacrifice your family’s health by scrimping on quality and nutrition.

Forget the pre-packaged food, affordable pantry basics that sit in your cupboard waiting to be transformed into something delicious is where it’s at. We love these budget friendly, tuna potato jackets, and the kids will really enjoy something new.

Fussy Eating Tip: Baked potato jackets are a popular and versatile meal with kids. Made with the right ingredients they are also very nutritious. High in protein and carbohydrates and low in saturated fat and salt our recipe is one to suit the whole family.

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  • 4 desire potatoes (200g each)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 x 185g tin of tuna in springwater, drained
  • ½ red onion, finely chopped
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 6 tbsp Greek yoghurt
  • handful chopped coriander or parsley leaves (to garnish)
  • feta cheese, to garnish (optional)


Step 1

Preheat the oven to 180°C. Scrub the potatoes, rub with olive oil and prick all over with a fork. Place on a baking tray lined with baking paper. Cook for around 40 – 60 minutes or until cooked through (you can insert a skewer to check the inside is tender).
Alternative cooking method: place the potato on a microwavable plate and cook on high for 18-20 minutes or until tender. Cut the potato in half, gently mash the insides slightly and place on a plate -

Step 2

In a small bowl combine the tuna, onion, lime juice and yoghurt. Spoon the tuna mixture ever the mashes middle of the potatoes. Scatter over the herbs and feta if using -

Step 3

Storage: these potato jackets are best served fresh. You can wrap the cooked potato in foil and store in the fridge for 24 hours -

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Recipe Comments

  1. posted by laura on June 19, 2015

    What dairy alternative would you suggest in replacement of the yoghurt? I tend to us whole egg mayo, in your opinion do you think whole egg mayo is at least a bit better than normal mayo due to no sugar content in the whole egg? I much prefer the taste of it anyway

    • posted by Emily on February 25, 2016

      Try coconut yoghurt!! Nudie do a natural style one that is amazing!


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