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Colin Fassnidge's baked sweet potato with spiced cannellini beans and vegetable stew

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After a filling meat-free meal to feed the family? Here’s your new go-to. Colin Fassnidge's baked sweet potato with spiced cannellini beans and vegetable stew is packed with delicious spices and zesty flavour.

  • Serves4
  • Cook time1 hour
  • Prep time10 minutes


  • 4 small (about 200g each) gold sweet potatoes
  • 1 medium brown onion, finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 small red capsicum, seeded, finely chopped
  • 1 small yellow capsicum, seeded, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp chilli powder or chilli flakes
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 4 medium tomatoes, coarsely chopped
  • 1 1/2 x 400g cans cannellini beans, drained, rinsed
  • 1 bunch coriander, coarsely chopped
  • 3 cups coarsely chopped kale or baby spinach leaves
  • 2 tbs lime juice

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  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 180°C. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Use a fork to prick the sweet potatoes all over. Place on the lined tray. Cover with foil and bake for 45 mins. Uncover and bake for a further 15 mins or until the potatoes are tender.
  2. Step 2

    Meanwhile, spray a large non-stick frying pan with olive oil spray and place over medium-high heat. Add the onion, garlic and combined capsicum to the pan. Cook, stirring, for 4-5 mins or until just tender. Add the ground coriander, chilli powder or chilli flakes and paprika and cook, stirring, for 2 mins or until aromatic. Add the tomato, beans and half the coriander. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5-10 mins or until the mixture thickens slightly.
  3. Step 3

    Remove from the heat. Add the kale or spinach, lime juice and the remaining coriander to the bean mixture in the pan. Stir to combine.
  4. Step 4

    Use a small sharp knife to cut a slit in the sweet potatoes lengthways (don’t cut all the way through). Divide among serving plates. Fill the sweet potatoes with the bean mixture to serve.