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Foolproof Sweet Potato and Feta Bake (Yams Bake) – Healthy, Easy, Whole Food Recipe

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One of the reasons I love this sweet potato and feta bake recipe is because I can quickly throw everything into the oven, then get on with something more exciting, like cleaning the living room or doing the housework while I’m waiting.

This yam bake recipe is the perfect meal to make as the seasons transition, from the summer sunshine to the cool autumnal breeze.

When the weather begins to get cooler, I always crave comforting meals, like a deliciously filling casserole – still healthy, but requiring minimal effort.

Sweet potato – or is that yams bake?

Baked sweet potato is the vegetarian take on a casserole – ideal for the cooling seasons!

Filling you with warmth and comfort, but also making sure you get that essential veggie-fix from the starchy root vegetable.

This is an easy to follow recipe you’re going to want to keep hold of, trust me!

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Sweet potatoes are a super food you need!

Sweet potatoes (also known as yams) are an all year round vegetable that should be incorporated into any healthy vegetarian diet.

They have a delicious natural flavour of sweetness and are the perfect kid-friendly vegetable – meaning everyone’s happy at the dinner table!

But not only that, baked sweet potatoes are packed with nutrients to aid for a healthier YOU. With just 180 calories in one medium sweet potato, you can find an amazing range of vitamins and minerals, C, B6, magnesium and potassium.

Plus, with gut health becoming a big topic, it is important to note the colourful super food ingredient contains two kinds of fibre (soluble and insoluble) that are incredible for your digestion and promote a healthy gut!

Following baked sweet potato recipes can also boost your immune system too! The orange, sweet ingredient is one of the best natural sources of beta-carotene, which is then turned into Vitamin A, which is vital to healthy immune system functioning.

We have tonnes of other sweet potato recipes, which you can check out here: sweet potato recipes.

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Keep sprinkling that feta cheese on your crispy skinned potatoes

Along with the nutrients of sweet potatoes, this vegetarian recipe piles on even more healthy nutrients by sprinkling feta cheese on the baked potato.

Feta cheese is made from sheep and goat’s milk and has fewer calories than aged cheeses like cheddar and Parmesan (and Parmesan isn’t even vegetarian in the EU, though it often is in the US).

But what’s even better about feta cheese is that it contains friendly bacteria that seem to help your immune system and gut health.

So you could say this sweet potato and feta bake recipe is the best hassle-free meal to create!

How to bake sweet potatoes easily and deliciously

So I’m sure you’re eager to know how to make this healthy, easy, whole food recipe and create your own sweet potato and feta bake.

With a prep time of just ten minutes, baking a sweet potato is simple and requires no fuss.

Simply bung the delicious ingredients in the oven, get on with your day and then delve into a bowl of comfort that fills you up with all the goodness your body needs.

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Easy Sweet Potato Feta Bake (Yams Bake)
4.93 from 13 votes
This sweet potato and feta bake (yams bake) recipe is the perfect comfort meal. Like casserole, but full of nutritious veggies for that delicious health kick!
Cuisine:Vegetarian
Prep Time:10 minutes
Cook Time:45 minutes
Total Time:55 minutes
Servings:2
Calories:412kcal
Author: Hauke

Ingredients

Casserole:

Dressing:

Toppings:

  • 1 handful peanuts
  • 2.5 oz low fat feta cheese (use regular if you prefer)(roughly 75g)
  • 1 spring onions

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 200C/400F and grab a big baking tray.
  • Give the sweet potato a quick wash, then cut them into bite sized chunks. Same with the beets, cut them into bite sized chunks.
    1 sweet potatoes, 3 beets, precooked
  • Peel and cut the onion into chunks.
    ½ onion
  • Everything goes into the tray. Now add olive oil, paprika powder and salt. Give it a good mix.
    1 tsp olive oil, 1 tsp sweet paprika, ¼ tsp salt
  • Finally, add water.
    ¼ cup water
  • Off it goes into the oven for 45 minutes.
  • Get the dressing ready: in a small bowl mix together lime, olive oil and a bit of salt.
    ½ lime, juiced, 1 tbsp olive oil, Pinch salt
  • Chop the spring onion finely.
    1 spring onions
  • After 45 minutes check, if the potatoes are tender. If yes, get the bake out of the oven.
  • Time for the feta cheese, spring onions and peanuts. Sprinkle all on top of the dish.
    2.5 oz low fat feta cheese, 1 handful peanuts
  • Lastly, drizzle over the dressing.
  • Enjoy!

NOTES

Fresh beets also work very nicely for this dish. They’ll cook nicely with the sweet potatoes. Just make sure to peel the purple fellas before.
Inspired by Rukmini Iyer from the DailyMail. All props to you for this fresh idea!
Please note this nutritional chart includes all ingredients for the casserole, dressing and toppings.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Easy Sweet Potato Feta Bake (Yams Bake)
Amount per Serving
Calories
412
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
21
g
32
%
Saturated Fat
 
5
g
31
%
Cholesterol
 
19
mg
6
%
Sodium
 
773
mg
34
%
Potassium
 
989
mg
28
%
Carbohydrates
 
45
g
15
%
Fiber
 
10
g
42
%
Sugar
 
16
g
18
%
Protein
 
16
g
32
%
Vitamin A
 
16633
IU
333
%
Vitamin C
 
17
mg
21
%
Calcium
 
89
mg
9
%
Iron
 
3
mg
17
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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6 comments
  1. In south Mississippi they are sweet potatoes!!!!!

    1. Cool! Very good to know. Is a yam something different, or just a different name?

  2. looks delicious!! so easy to veganize by just subbing in dairy-free feta (like violife) or leaving it off.
    my most hated food from childhood is eggplant/ aubergine/ brinjal – i’d pick it out from moussaka and leave it on my plate. now it’s a big favourite 🙂
    over here (south africa) we say “sweet potato”. we get 3 different varieties: 1) orange, 2) purple skin / white flesh and 3) brown skin / yellow flesh. love all but the orange are my favourite.

    1. Hey L! Ahhahah I also hated aubergine, and would never eat it either 😀

      Awesome to hear about the sweet potatoes! We generally only get the orange version, in fact I don’t think I’ve even seen the other two varieties over here. Would love to try them though!

  3. 5 stars
    So…I made this, exactly like the recipe…and added street corn stuffed poblanos. So perfect!

  4. 5 stars
    I just made this dish today. It was so tasty, everbody loved it, even the ones that are not to crazy about beets. Thank you for sharing such awsome recipies with us. Keep up the good work ☺

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