Here’s one of my favorite, go-to quick dinners… Sweet Potato Tuna Melts. No, I’m not crazy; these little guys are delicious! My hubbie isn’t a huge fan of sweet potatoes, but even he adores these! The idea came from The Chew.
Trim the edges off of your sweet potatoes and cut in half length-wise. Cover and cook in the microwave for about 5 minutes, or until soft (not mushy).
Mix up the topping… you will want about 1 can of tuna per potato. Here’s the amount for one potato; it should be simple math to multiply by however many you desire! A spoonful of mayonnaise (I use the EVOO kind), 1 can of tuna; minced garlic (1/2-1 clove); onions (red, green, white, yellow); pepper; a squirt of lemon juice; seasonings (I use some combination of parsley, terragon, basil, and thyme).
Once the potatoes are cooked through, just place on a baking sheet and top with the topping. Then, sprinkle with a bit of cheese and place under a broiler until lightly browned (no more than 5-7 minutes).
And there you have it. An easy, healthy, hearty dinner. The sweet potatoes give some nice texture, and of course sweetness. The tuna gives some saltiness and meatiness. The cheese and mayonnaise are creamy. It doesn’t get much better than this if you ask me!
Do you have any favorite go-to dinners? Anything ‘unusual’ or interesting?