Loaded baked sweet potatoes

Loaded baked sweet potatoes
  • Serves icon Serves 4
  • Time icon Hands-on time 25 min

Load baked sweet potatoes with gut-friendly mushrooms, kimchi, beans, tomatoes, spring onions, and a little cheese. Healthy comfort food at its finest.

Have a crack at making your own kimchi with our easy recipe.

Nutrition: per serving

Calories
478kcals
Fat
17.1g (7.2g saturated)
Protein
16.4g
Carbohydrates
58.5g (18.6g sugars)
Fibre
12g
Salt
2.7g
Calories
478kcals
Fat
17.1g (7.2g saturated)
Protein
16.4g
Carbohydrates
58.5g (18.6g sugars)
Fibre
12g
Salt
2.7g

Ingredients

  • 4 medium-large sweet potatoes (about 200g each)
  • 2 tbsp light oil
  • 1 tsp fine sea salt
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes – finely chopped if possible
  • 1½ tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp caster sugar
  • 400g can cannellini or mixed beans, drained and rinsed
  • 100g kimchi, plus extra to serve (see Know How)
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce (or tamari for a gluten-free option)
  • 200g baby button, chestnut or small king mushrooms, larger ones halved
  • 3 spring onions, thinly sliced
  • 120g cheddar, grated

Method

  1. Heat oven to 220ºC fan/gas 9. Rub the potatoes all over with 1 tbsp of the oil and the salt, then put on a baking tray. Bake for 20 minutes then, without opening the oven, turn it down to 160ºC fan/gas 4 and bake for another 20 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, bring the tomatoes, vinegar and sugar to the boil in a small saucepan over a medium heat, then put the lid on and simmer for 15 minutes. Add the beans, replace the lid and cook for a further 10 minutes. Remove the lid and allow to cool for 5 minutes, then stir in the kimchi. Season to taste using the soy sauce along with some salt and pepper. You may want to adjust the balance with extra vinegar and sugar.
  3. Heat the rest of the oil in a medium frying pan over a high heat. Cook the mushrooms for 3-4 minutes until golden, then add most of the spring onions, mix well and take off the heat.
  4. Keeping the potatoes on the baking tray, slice down the middle and open out. Top with the kimchi beans, mushroom mix and cheese, then return to the oven for 5 minutes or until the cheese has melted. Garnish with the remaining spring onion and serve with more kimchi on the side .

delicious. tips

  1. Find kimchi in health food stores, Asian supermarkets and many larger supermarkets. Opt for a ‘live culture’ version (you’ll find this in the refrigerated aisle) as shelf-stable versions have been heat treated for longevity, killing the gut-friendly bacteria. Check the kimchi is vegetarian if you need it to be.

Recipe By

Katy McClelland

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