Sweet potato and courgette fish cakes recipe

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Sweet potato and courgette fish cakes are quick and easy to make, with soft sweet potato, baking potatoes, courgette and fresh cod.

Sweet potato and courgette fish cakes
  • healthy
Preparation Time5 mins
Cooking Time20 mins
Five A DayOne
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories268 Kcal13%
Sugar5.8 g6%
Fat7.6 g11%
Saturated Fat1 g5%
Salt0.07 gRow 4 - Cell 2
Protein15.8 g32%
Carbohydrates35.8 g14%
Salt0.07 gRow 7 - Cell 2

These delicious sweet potato and courgette fish cakes are ready in just four simple steps.

Mash soft sweet potato and baking potatoes together with flaked cod and courgette to make these healthy fish cakes. Infuse with zest and juice of one lime, fresh coriander, and smoked paprika and serve with a salad for a quick and easy dinner.


  • 2 sweet potatoes, pricked with a fork
  • 2 baking potatoes, pricked with a fork
  • 2 small courgettes
  • 200g cod, chopped
  • Zest and juice 1 lime
  • 2tbsp fresh coriander, chopped
  • ½tsp smoked paprika
  • Plain flour, for dusting
  • 2tbsp sunflower or light olive oil




  1. Cook the potatoes in the microwave, on high, for 8-10 mins – they need to be soft. Halve and scoop out the flesh into a bowl.
  2. Grate the courgettes and add to the cod, lime zest and juice, coriander and smoked paprika. Mix well.
  3. Divide the mixture into 8 equal patties. Mix the flour with salt and freshly ground black pepper, then lightly dust the patties.
  4. Heat the oil in a large frying pan and cook the fishcakes until golden brown on both sides and heated through. Serve with a green salad and a side of mayonnaise mixed with sweet chilli sauce.

Top tips for making sweet potato and courgette fish cakes

If you’re not a fan of cod you could easily swap for other fish such as haddock, tuna or salmon.

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