Stuffed sweet potatoes

  • 1h
  • 1
  • 452 kcal
  • Intermediate
  • Vegan

Per 290 g contains

452 kcal 1880 kj
28 g
5 g
12 g
1.3 g

of an adult's recommended intake.
Typical energy values per 100g: 648kj/156kcal

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Authored by Peer reviewed by Rose Constantine Smith
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A hearty and filling meal that's perfect for lunch or dinner. A must-have for any BBQ.

A potassium-rich meal that is great for those with gout. It's low in purines, which is a mega bonus, as high amounts of purine can cause uric acid to build up. A perfect dish for everyone to enjoy. Who says healthy food can't be delicious?!

This recipe has high fat content due to the amount of healthy fats that are in the ingredients, such as the avocados. These fats help to lower your cholesterol and keep your heart healthy. However, healthy or not, it's still best to be aware of how much fat you're eating.


For the sweet potato
  • One large sweet potato
    114g 4oz
  • Olive oil
    28g 1oz
  • Salt
    2g 0.07oz
  • Black pepper
    2g 0.07oz
For the stuffing
  • Kidney beans
    30g 1.05oz
  • Cumin
    2g 0.07oz
  • Salt
    2g 0.07oz
  • Garlic powder
    2g 0.07oz
  • Chopped tomatoes, tinned
    64g 2.25oz
  • Smoked paprkia
    2g 0.07oz
  • Spring onion
    10g 0.35oz
  • Bell pepper
    40g 1.41oz
  • Cinnamon
    2g 0.07g
  • Chilli powder
    2g 0.07oz
For the topping
  • Avocado
    50g 1.7oz
  • Fresh coriander
    2g 0.07oz
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Cooking Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 200ºC/400ºF/gas mark 6.
  2. Wash the sweet potatoes and rub them with olive oil.
  3. Place sweet potatoes on tray and prick with a fork. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Bake in the oven for 1 hour (or until the potatoes are soft all the way through).
  5. Once removed from the oven, let the potatoes cool for around 10 minutes, or until you can handle them easily. Cut it in half and scrape out the flesh, being careful not to tear the sides.
  6. Chop half an avocado into 2 cm cubes and set aside. Dice the bell pepper.
  7. Mash the sweet potato flesh in a medium bowl with a fork or potato masher.
  8. Add the chopped tomatoes to the mashed sweet potato along with the kidney beans, diced bell pepper, salt, pepper, smoked paprika, chilli powder, cumin, garlic and cinnamon.
  9. Stir the stuffing together, making sure that all the seasoning is mixed through.
  10. Using a large spoon, fill the sweet potato with the stuffing.
  11. Place the stuffed sweet potato back in the oven for 10 minutes.
  12. Top with diced avocado and coriander.

Nutritional Information

Typical Valuesper 100gper 290g serving
156 kcal
648 kj
452 kcal
1880 kj
of which saturates
9.7 g
1.7 g
28 g
5 g
of which sugars
12 g
4 g
36 g
12 g
Fibre4.2 g
12 g
Protein2.6 g
7.5 g
Salt0.5 g
1.3 g

Sweet potatoes

Sweet potatoes are a great source of dietary fibre, helping to keep the digestive system healthy and regular. Gout sufferers may want to take it easy on how much sweet potato they eat however, as they contain oxalates which, when eaten in excess, could potentially cause kidney stones. 

Bell peppers

Low in calories and counting towards your '5-a-day', peppers provide a host of micronutrient benefits including vitamin C, beta carotene (which the body converts to vitamin A), vitamin K and B6, as well as manganese and potassium.

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