Sweet Potato & Spinach Bake

Sweet Potato & Spinach Bake

This Sweet Potato and Spinach Bake recipe makes a tasty lunch and the leftovers are great the next day.

CAL P/SERVE
282
kJ P/SERVE
1180
FAT P/SERVE
7.7g
CARBS P/SERVE
31.8g
PROTEIN P/SERVE
16.5g
SUGAR P/SERVE
16.5g
SODIUM P/SERVE
338g
FAT
%
2.3%
ENERGY RDI%
13.5%

This recipe is gluten free and vegetarian but is packed full of flavour and nutrition.

Ingredients

  • 1 large sweet potato (aka Kumara / Yam), peeled and sliced thinly
  • 1 large pkt frozen spinach (500g / 17oz), defrosted and drained
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • Sprinkle Thyme or Rosemary
  • Small tub Ricotta Cheese (250g / 9oz)
  • ¾ cup grated low fat cheese
  • 2 tbsp. fresh parmesan cheese
  • Salt & Pepper for seasoning
  • Sprinkle of onion powder
  • Sprinkle of garlic powder
  • 1 cup Evaporated Milk Light & Creamy
  • Spray of cooking spray

Method

  1. Preheat oven 180C (350F).
  2. Place your evaporated milk in a microwave proof dish with crushed garlic, sprinkle of thyme/rosemary and heat for 1-1.5 minutes, take out and set aside.
  3. Make sure your spinach has defrosted completely and drained.  If you haven’t got all the water out it will make the bake watery.  Place spinach in a bowl, with ricotta cheese, parmesan; sprinkle each of onion and garlic powder and season with S & P.  Mix all in.
  4. Spray a med oven proof dish with cooking spray.  Place 2 layers of the sliced sweet potato on the bottom. Season with S & P.
  5. Spread your spinach mixture on top of potato evenly. 
  6. Place remaining sweet potato on top evenly. 
  7. Now pour the milk mixture over top, sprinkle cheese on top.
  8. Cover with foil and bake for 45 minutes or until baked.
  9. Serve with a garden salad.

Nutrition Table

Servings: 6 Serving size:323g
Average Serve Average 100g
Energy 1180 kJ 366 kJ
  282 Cal 87 Cal
Protein 16.5 g 5.1 g
Fat, total 7.7 g 2.4 g
- Saturated 4.8 g 1.5 g
Carbohydrate 31.8 g 9.8 g
- Sugars 16.5 g 5.1 g
Sodium 338 mg 104 mg

This recipe was developed by Sharrelle Haywood and the Food Photography is courtesy of Factory59. In order to have permission to use this recipe on your website or blog, you must include a website link to weightloss.com.au with the recipe to acknowledge our copyright.

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