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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!

The recipe ingredients are on the chopping board - sweet potatoes, onion, beets, paprika sweet, olive oil, peanuts, feta, spring onions #salt #onion | hurrythefoodup.com
The Sweet Potato Feta Bake is ready in the baking tray with spoon on a towel with salt, peanuts and two pieces of lime on the table #onion #paprika sweet | hurrythefoodup.com

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)

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!
Course Mains
Cuisine Vegetarian
Time 55 minutes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 472kcal
Author Hauke

Ingredients

Casserole:

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 sweet potatoes
  • 1 onion
  • 5 beets, precooked
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 tsp paprika sweet
  • ½ tsp salt

Dressing:

Toppings:

  • 1 handful peanuts
  • 5 oz feta cheese (roughly 150g)
  • 2 spring onions

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 200C/400F and grab a big baking tray.
  • Give the sweet potatoes a quick wash, then cut them into bite sized chunks. Same with the beets, cut them into bite sized chunks.
  • Peel and cut the onion into chunks.
  • Everything goes into the tray. Now add olive oil, paprika powder and salt. Give it a good mix.
  • Finally, add 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.
  • Chop the spring onion finely.
  • 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.
  • 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 472 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Fat 26g40%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 33mg11%
Sodium 943mg41%
Potassium 1243mg36%
Carbohydrates 51g17%
Fiber 11g46%
Sugar 22g24%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 16812IU336%
Vitamin C 21mg25%
Calcium 276mg28%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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About Hauke Fox

I'm always on the lookout for these damn smart recipes. You know, those that only take a few minutes to put together and taste delicious. Vegetarian Cooking at home is a way to take back control over what I eat. I don't like what many companies do to animals and the environment with their products.

This article has been medically reviewed by James Bell

Healthy, nutritious and absurdly tasty food? That’s what I’m all about. I love recipes which are full of flavour but are good for you too. My job in family medicine led me to become a nutrition professional as well, with an aim to get people healthier just by the food they eat.

5 comments

  1. In south Mississippi they are sweet potatoes!!!!!

  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.

    • 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!

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