Recipe: Stuffed Sweet Potatoes


Open Zambia will be bringing you new recipes each each. Today its stuffed sweet potatoes - It is so simple and easy, yet it packs so much flavour.

You can use any vegetables to stuff the sweet potatoes including; roasted peppers, carrots or peas, beans or chickpeas, throw in some spring onions or red onions and you’ve got the perfect meal; filling and healthy.

However, this recipe is far simpler than that and uses spinach. I prefer to use the orange sweet potatoes as a pose to the white ones, they are healthier and I find that they have more flavor too. Of course if you prefer your savory meals to be savory, then you can substitute the sweet potatoes with normal potatoes.

Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cook Time: 1 hour 45 minutes

Serves: 2-4


  • 2-4 large sweet potatoes (or however many you want)
  • 450g fresh or frozen spinach, steamed
  • Goats Cheese or Double Cream
  • 78mls maple syrup
  • 2-3 tsp yellow mustard
  • Salt & pepper to taste


Preheat the oven to 200 C, wash your sweet potatoes well and then wrap them in foil, bake them for 1 hour and 30 minutes (maybe less time if the potatoes are quite small)..

Once the potatoes are done set them aside; then steam spinach for about 10 minutes.

Transfer greens to bowl and add maple, mustard, salt and pepper and mix them well then if you want to add either goats cheese or cream to give that extra flavour and make it slightly more decadent!


Slice the potatoes in half, making sure not to slice them completely; and stuff them with spinach. Enjoy!

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