Baked sweet potatoes

Serves 2, delicious served as a light meal with a side salad.


  • 3 small(ish) sweet potatoes, halved lengthways
  • 4 bacon rashers, rind removed and diced
  • 4 spring onions, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 long red chilli, chopped finely
  • 2 tbs sour cream
  • salt and pepper
  • tasty cheese, grated


  1. Preheat the oven to 220C. Place the sweet potato in a baking dish and spray with oil. Cook for about 1 hour or until tender and remove from oven and allow to cool slightly.
  2. Meanwhile, cook the bacon, garlic, chilli and spring onion in a pan over a medium heat until lightly browned. Use a little olive oil if necessary, but the bacon fat should be enough.
  3. Scoop out the the flesh from 4 halves, leaving a shell about 1cm deep. Remove the skin from the remaining 2 halves and place all the flesh in a bowl. Add the bacon mixture, sour cream and salt and pepper and mix well.
  4. Scoop the mixture back into the centre of the 4 sweet potato shells. Cover with grated tasty cheese and bake in the oven for a further 20 minutes or until the cheese is melted and slightly browned.

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