Loaded Lamb Sweet Potato Fries

  • 15MINS
  • 50MINS
  • Serves 6
  • 315KCAL

Topped with minced lamb, minty yoghurt and tangy feta cheese, our Loaded Lamb Sweet Potato Fries take a classic side dish to the next level! Thanks to a handful of nifty, reduced-fat swaps, we’ve kept things surprisingly low in calories without losing out on fully-loaded indulgence.

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories315
  • Carbs34g
  • Protein21g
  • Fat9.5g
  • Saturates4.1g
  • Sugars11g

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If you’re obsessed with Sweet Potato Fries, you need to try Loaded Lamb Sweet Potato Fries. To take the classic side dish up a notch, we’ve piled our crispy fries high with juicy lamb mince, minty yoghurt and tangy crumbled feta cheese.

By using nifty swaps like reduced-fat feta cheese and fat-free Greek yoghurt, there’s no shortage of fully-loaded indulgence while we’ve brought the calories down to just 315 per portion. It’s hearty and filling enough to enjoy as a main dish, or you can serve it alongside a selection of other fakeaway-style bites.

With the saltiness of olives, fiery harissa and tangy cheese, this is one of those dishes that’ll have you coming back for more. To save leftovers for next time, stash your sweet potato fries and lamb mixture in the freezer. Our salad and dressing isn’t suitable for freezing, but you can rustle it up from fresh in minutes!

What diets is this Loaded Lamb Sweet Potato Fries suitable for?

Loaded Lamb Sweet Potato Fries can be enjoyed on dairy-free diets, as long as you substitute the following ingredients for suitable alternatives:

  • Reduced-fat feta cheese (swap for a vegan, feta-style cheese)
  • Fat-free Greek yoghurt (swap for a dairy-free yoghurt)

If you’re cooking for people with allergies, be extra careful when checking ingredients and preparing food!

Do you need any special ingredients to make Loaded Lamb Sweet Potato Fries?

Harissa paste is a delicious way to add a bit of Moroccan-inspired spice to your cooking in a flash. It’s available at most supermarkets or on Amazon.

If you’d like to learn more about harissa, we’ve got a roundup of harissa-based recipes you can try over on our blog.

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Harissa paste is a handy store cupboard ingredient for adding spice.

You’ll want to use a durable frying pan to brown your mince.

How many calories are in this Loaded Lamb Sweet Potato Fries?

There are 315 calories per portion in this Loaded Lamb Sweet Potato Fries, which means it falls into our Everyday Light category. 

To cut down the amount of calories even more, you can simply halve the portion size and serve with a healthy accompaniment!

This Loaded Lamb Sweet Potato Fries is perfect if you’re following a calorie-controlled diet, and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers. 

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 180°C. Chop your potatoes into chip shapes and add to a baking tray spray with low-calorie cooking spray. Cook for 45-50 minutes turning halfway through.

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Step 2

Spray a frying pan with low-calorie cooking spray and set on a medium heat. Add the onion and cook for 4 minutes. Add the lamb mince and continue to fry, browning on all sides.

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Step 3

Add the harissa paste, coriander, cumin, chilli powder, paprika, oregano and onion powder and stir to coat the mince. Season with a little salt and pepper and stir through the chopped olives.

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Step 4

To a mixing bowl add the tomato, cucumber and half of the chopped mint, toss together and leave to one side.

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Step 5

In a small bowl combine the yoghurt, lemon juice and remaining mint. Leave to one side.

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Step 6

Once the sweet potato fries are cooked, divide them between your serving plates. Top with the lamb mixture. Add a little of the cucumber and tomato mixture and drizzle over the yoghurt.

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Step 7

Crumble over the feta and serve.

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What could I serve with this Loaded Lamb Sweet Potato Fries?

This Loaded Lamb Sweet Potato Fries recipe is delicious and filling all on its own. For a fakeaway-night feast, try adding these slimming-friendly dishes as a starter, side and dessert:

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How do you know when Loaded Lamb Sweet Potato Fries are cooked?

You’ll need to cook this Loaded Lamb Sweet Potato Fries for around 45-50 minutes, until the sweet potato fries are cooked through. 

Here in the UK, the standard advice is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and maintained that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep you and your family safe! 

How long can you keep Loaded Lamb Sweet Potato Fries in the fridge?

Once you’ve served this recipe, you’ll ideally need to eat it within 4 hours.

You can store any leftovers of this Loaded Lamb Sweet Potato Fries in the fridge for around 3 days. Make sure that you allow them to cool before putting them in a container with a lid and chilling in the refrigerator. 

Can I freeze Loaded Lamb Sweet Potato Fries?

Yes, you can! This mince and fries can be frozen from this recipe, but you’ll need to make the salad and dressing fresh on the day you’re serving it.

  • Freeze the mince and fries as soon as they are cold enough.
  • Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.

Don’t forget to add a label with the name of the recipe and the date of freezing, so it’s easier to keep track.

How do I reheat Loaded Lamb Sweet Potato Fries?

From chilled: Place in a microwave-proof container with loosely-fitting lid and heat for 4-7 minutes until piping hot.

From frozen: Allow to defrost, and heat covered in the microwave for 3-5 minutes then stir. Cook for a further 5-7 minutes until piping hot.

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Loaded Lamb Sweet Potato Fries

Topped with minced lamb, minty yoghurt and tangy feta cheese, our Loaded Lamb Sweet Potato Fries take a classic side dish to the next level!
  • Prep Time
    15 MINS
  • Cook Time
    50 MINS
  • KCals 315
  • Carbs 34G

Ingredients

  • 500 g 10% fat lamb mince
  • 2 large sweet potatoes peeled
  • ½ medium red onion peeled and sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves peeled and crushed
  • 10 pitted green olives quartered
  • 4 tsp harissa paste
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • 80 g baby plum tomatoes diced
  • 80 g cucumber diced
  • 10 g fresh mint finely chopped
  • 90 g fat-free Greek yoghurt
  • ½ lemon juiced
  • 30 g reduced-fat feta cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • low-calorie cooking spray

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Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Chop your potatoes into chip shapes and add to a baking tray spray with low-calorie cooking spray. Cook for 45-50 minutes turning halfway through.
  2. Spray a frying pan with low-calorie cooking spray and set on a medium heat. Add the onion and cook for 4 minutes. Add the lamb mince and continue to fry, browning on all sides.
  3. Add the harissa paste, coriander, cumin, chilli and onion powders, paprika, and oregano and stir to coat mince. Season with salt and pepper and stir through chopped olives
  4. To a mixing bowl add the tomato, cucumber and half of the chopped mint, toss together and leave to one side.
  5. In a small bowl combine the yoghurt, lemon juice and remaining mint. Leave to one side.
  6. Once the sweet potato fries are cooked, divide them between your serving plates. Top with the lamb mixture. Add a little of the cucumber and tomato mixture and drizzle over the yoghurt.
  7. Crumble over the feta and serve.

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