Baked ginger & spinach sweet potato served on a plate

Baked ginger & spinach sweet potato

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 45 mins


Serves 1

Bake a spiced sweet potato with spinach for lunch, or as a budget supper for one. It's low-calorie, packed with vitamin C and packs big flavour

Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal354
  • fat13g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs49g
  • sugars26g
  • fibre10g
  • protein5g
  • salt0.7g


  • 1 sweet potato
    Sweet potatoes

    Sweet potato

    sweet po-tate-toe

    Sweet potatoes have a creamy texture and a sweet-spicy flavour that makes them ideal for savoury…

  • 2 tsp oil
  • ½ onion, finely chopped



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • small knob of ginger, grated



    Mainly grown in Jamaica, Africa, India, China and Australia, ginger is the root of the plant. It…

  • 1-2 tsp curry paste (use what you have or buy a Madras or red curry paste)
  • knob of butter



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • handful of spinach



    Used in almost every cuisine across the world, spinach is an enormously popular green vegetable…


  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Prick the potato and bake it for 40-45 mins or until soft when you squeeze the sides.

  2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a small frying pan and fry the onion until softened, add the garlic and cook for 1 min, then add the ginger and curry paste and cook for another min. Stir in the butter and spinach, and continue stirring until the spinach wilts. Season well.

  3. Cut open the top of the sweet potato, scoop out some of the flesh, add it to the mix in the pan and stir through, then spoon the mixture back into the potato.

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14th Jun, 2018
Why is this included in a section of budget vegan recipes when the recipe calls for a knob of butter ? I substituted oil and added some chickpeas and it made a tasty lunch.
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Tim H.
14th Nov, 2018
It specifically says “vegetarian” not vegan. Get your guide-dog to read it next time and take your pedentary elsewhere. Sap.
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