Picture this: You've had a long day at work, picked up the kids, popped on a load of washing and now you're tasked with preparing a delicious and nutritious dinner the whole family will love. Let's be real, all you want to do is kick your feet up and watch Married At First Sight — so we're here to help.
We've revamped some go-to recipes — from easy curries to simple pasta bakes — each paying homage to the humble sweet potato. Packed with important nutrients, like dietary fibre and Vitamin A, sweet potatoes are a great way to supercharge existing recipes to make them more healthy and tasty.
So, rid of the dinner-time stress and breathe life back into mid-week meals by whipping up one (or all) of these simple and flavoursome recipes.
Sweet potato, chicken and couscous nuggets: After a sneaky way to get your kids to eat more vegetables? These nuggets are the perfect solution. Combining nutritious sweet potatoes with chicken and couscous, these nuggets dish up as the perfect Friday night family meal.
Eggplant and sweet potato curry: Never fear if you only have half an hour to whip up a delicious mid-week meal, this hearty vegetable curry is the is super quick and super tasty, not to mention, healthy!
Creamy sweet potato and fennel soup with parmesan wafers: With summer wrapping up (sad face), it's time to turn toward more hearty and warming evening meals, such as stews and soups. If you're stumped for new recipes, this sweet potato and fennel soup is a great update on the classic pumpkin version.
Moroccan sweet potato bake: If you're looking to test out a new side-dish that isn't salad and potatoes, why not try this simple recipe? Crispy and flavoursome, these Moroccan-style sweet potato fries are an ideal accompaniment to lamb chops or white fish.
Sweet potato pasta bake with spinach and pine nuts: No family dinner recipe collection is complete without a generous pasta bake. This recipe celebrates sweet potato and is bound to become a new favourite amongst kids and adults alike.
Nathan Wallace's jacket sweet potato sloppy joes: As the end of the week looms, you're often left looking for recipes that can use up leftovers. These jacket sweet potato sloppy joes do exactly that, and they're flavourful too!
Sweet potato, feta and basil quiche: Who doesn't love a quiche? They're easy to make (especially if you pre-purchase the pastry) and often make use of everything you already have in the pantry. This sweet potato, feta and basil recipe is a vegetarian update on the classic Lorraine and it's simply delicious.
Tomato, chorizo and sweet potato hotpot: There's nothing better than a one-pot-wonder meal, and this tomato, chorizo and sweet potato hot pot is exactly that. Combining classic, bold flavours, this mid-week meal is and easy whip-up that the whole family will love.
Sweet potato and lentil patties: These easy sweet potato and lentil patties are great for vegetarian households (and a great solution for any allergies too)! Serve alone with salad or if you're feeling ambitious, pop in a burger with accompaniments of your choice.
Spiced sweet potato tart: A great accompaniment to steak and chicken, this sweet potato tart not only looks impressive, but it's super easy to make, and tastes amazing too!