Sweet potato with sausage meatball marinara served on a plate

Sweet potato with sausage meatball marinara

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(3 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 15 mins


Serves 2

Top a baked sweet potato with tomatoes, meatballs, cheese and chilli for a quick, easy and tasty supper. Taking just 30 minutes, this is an ideal dish for busy weeknights

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal708
  • fat36g
  • saturates15g
  • carbs65g
  • sugars36g
  • fibre12g
  • protein23g
  • salt2g


  • 4 sausages
  • 300g passata
  • 1 tbsp tomato ketchup
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
    Fennel seeds

    Fennel seeds

    feh-nell seeds

    A dried seed that comes from the fennel herb, fennel seeds look like cumin seeds, only greener,…

  • ½ tsp red chilli flakes
  • ½ tsp dried oregano



    Closely related to marjoram, of which it is the wild equivalent, oregano has a coarser, more…

  • 2 baked sweet potatoes
  • 50g grated cheddar or mozzarella



    Once cheddar was 'Cheddar', a large, hard-pressed barrel of cheese made by a particular…

  • pinch of chilli flakes


  1. Squeeze out the meat from the sausages and roll it into eight balls. Fry the meatballs in a little olive oil until golden all over. Add the passata, ketchup, fennel, chilli flakes and oregano and bubble without a lid for 8-10 mins until the sauce thickens and the meatballs are cooked through. Season well. 

  2. Heat the grill to high. Split the baked sweet potatoes and place them in a small, foil-lined baking dish. Fill the potatoes with the meatballs and sauce, then top with the cheese. Grill for about 2 mins until the cheese melts. Top with the chilli flakes.

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23rd Sep, 2018
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