Sweet Potatoes with Feta and Harissa

  • 10MINS
  • 50MINS
  • 302KCAL

Tender sweet potatoes topped with salty feta cheese and packed with Middle Eastern flavour, perfect for a slimming friendly lunch or side!

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories302
  • Carbs55g
  • Protein8.8g
  • Fat4.1g
  • Saturates2.2g
  • Sugars16g

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For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff to know in the blurb!

Sweet potatoes are a deliciously sweet alternative to standard baked potatoes, and just as easy to cook! The clue is in the name: they have a bright, sweet flesh that makes them an ideal choice for dishes with strong savoury flavours.

Sweet Potatoes with Feta and Harissa are also packed with fibre and will keep you feeling fuller for longer: just what you need when you’re following a slimming plan!

It’s also naturally gluten free and super simple to adapt to different diets, by substituting the feta cheese for a veggie or vegan alternative you can easily make this dish suitable for everyone.

The salty feta and Middle Eastern flavours of harissa blend perfectly with the sweet potato for a well-rounded lunch or snack.

These baked sweet potatoes can be served alone as a nutritious tasty lunch or can be served as a side dish.

What diets are these Sweet Potatoes with Feta and Harissa suitable for?

This Sweet Potatoes with Feta and Harissa recipe is gluten free and suitable for vegetarians if you substitute the feta cheese for a veggie alternative, and is suitable for vegans if you use a vegan cheese.

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Sweet Potatoes with Feta and Harissa recipe?

  • You need to count 10 Points per portion of this Sweet Potatoes with Feta and Harissa recipe if you’re on WW Green.
  • You need to count 10 Points per portion of this Sweet Potatoes with Feta and Harissa recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 2 Points per portion of this Sweet Potatoes with Feta and Harissa recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients to make Sweet Potatoes with Feta and Harissa?

We’ve used a handful of simple ingredients which can be found at most supermarkets. Harissa paste can usually be found in the herbs and spices aisle.

How many calories are in these Sweet Potatoes with Feta and Harissa?

There are 302 calories per portion of this Sweet Potatoes with Feta and Harissa recipe, which means it falls into our Everyday Light category.

You could easily cut the portion size in half and serve it with an accompaniment to cut the amount of calories down!

These Sweet Potatoes with Feta and Harissa are 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 180ºC.

Step 2

Cut a slit through the skin along the length of each sweet potato and place on a baking tray.

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Step 3

Place in the preheated oven for 45 – 50 minutes or until tender when a sharp knife is inserted.

Step 4

Squeeze the cooked sweet potatoes to open them up and place on a serving plate.

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Step 5

Sprinkle crumbled feta over each sweet potato, then drizzle each one with 1/2 tsp of harissa paste.

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Step 6

Sprinkle the chopped spring onion over each sweet potato and serve.

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What could I serve with these Sweet Potatoes with Feta and Harissa?

Serve alongside another Middle Eastern inspired dish, or as a snack!

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How do you know when Sweet Potatoes with Feta and Harissa is cooked?

You should cook these Sweet Potatoes with Feta and Harissa until the sweet potatoes are tender when a sharp knife is inserted. This should take 45-50 minutes.

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.

How long can you keep Sweet Potatoes with Feta and Harissa in the fridge?

These Sweet Potatoes with Feta and Harissa should be enjoyed freshly cooked, within four hours of serving.

Can I freeze Sweet Potatoes with Feta and Harissa?

Sweet potatoes can lose their texture when frozen, so we don’t recommend freezing this recipe. You should enjoy these Sweet Potatoes with Feta and Harissa freshly cooked, while they’re hot and crispy.

 

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Sweet Potatoes with Feta and Harissa

Tender sweet potatoes topped with salty feta cheese and packed with Middle Eastern flavour, perfect for a slimming friendly lunch or side!
  • Prep Time
    10 MINS
  • Cook Time
    50 MINS
  • KCals 302
  • Carbs 55G
  • WW Points:
  • 10 Green
  • 10 Blue
  • 2 Purple

Ingredients

  • 8 small sweet potatoes
  • 100 g reduced fat feta cheese crumbled
  • 4 tsp harissa paste
  • 4 spring onions finely chopped

We use a fan assisted oven for all of our recipes. Check out our oven temperature conversion guide.

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Instructions

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180ºC.
  2. Cut a slit through the skin along the length of each sweet potato and place on a baking tray.
  3. Place in the preheated oven for 45 - 50 minutes or until tender when a sharp knife is inserted.
  4. Squeeze the cooked sweet potatoes to open them up and place on a serving plate.
  5. Sprinkle crumbled feta over each sweet potato, then drizzle each one with 1/2 tsp of harissa paste.
  6. Sprinkle the chopped spring onion over each sweet potato and serve.

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SharonTuesday 1st June 2021

Can you eat the sweet potato skins?

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    HollyFriday 4th June 2021

    Hey Sharon, yes the sweet potato skins are totally fine to eat!

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