Filled Sweet Potatoes

Course: Starter - Dish: Meat - Serves: 8

This recipe contains ideas on making your jacket potato more exciting, and works great for the kids too.
20 minutes to prepare and cook. Serves 8 – 10.


Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas Mark 6. Prick the potatoes and brush with oil. Sprinkle half with paprika and some with salt. Bake in the preheated oven for approximately 1 hour or until tender. Split the potatoes diagonally and fill with the filling of your choice.

For fiery baked bean filling:
1. Cook the cocktail sausages under a preheated grill for 7-9 minutes or until thoroughly cooked and golden brown. Brush with a little of the sweet chilli sauce and place under the grill just to get sticky.
2. Pour the beans into a pan and heat gently for 3-4 minutes or until simmering. Add the chilli and simmer for a minute until the chilli has softened.
3. Cut the sausages in half and add to the beans. When ready to serve, spoon into the potatoes and top with a dollop of sour cream.

For the meatball filling:
Empty the meatballs into a pan and add the soy sauce and plum sauce. Cook for 7-9 minutes or until the meatballs are heated through.
2. When ready to serve spoon into the potatoes and top with
chopped coriander.

For the spaghetti filling:
Heat the oil in a large pan. Add the red pepper and leek and cook until soft but not coloured. Add the spaghetti and cook for 4-5 minutes or until heated through.
2. When ready to serve, spoon into the jacket. Top with a pile of shredded spring onions.

Nutritional information per serving:

Potato and fiery baked bean filling:
Energy: 550 kcals / 2137 kJ
protein: 18.8mg
Fat: 13.1mg
Carbs: 78.5mg
Fibre: 13.9mg
Sodium: 1.52g
Salt: 3.8g.

Potato and spaghetti filling:
Energy: 431 kcals / 1833 kJ
Protein: 11.1mg
Fat: 5.1mg
Carbs: 85.9mg
Fibre: 8mg
Sodium: 1.38g
Salt: 3.5g

Potato and Meatball filling:
Energy: 377 kcals / 1594 kJ
Protein: 15.9mg
Fat: 8.7mg
Carbs: 59mg
Fibre: 5.7mg
Sodium: 1.41g
Salt: 3.5g

Canned baked beans are an excellent source of iron and count as one of your 5-A-DAY

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