Garlic Mushroom Stuffed Sweet Potatoes - creamy fava beans, herbs, spices and aromatic garlic mushrooms are all crammed into crisp baked sweet jacket potatoes #meatfree #vegan #veganprotein | Recipe on thecookandhim.com

Posted in Recipes on 27.11.2018

Garlic Mushroom Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

prep: 10 mins / cook: 55 mins / inactive: 0 mins / total: 1 hour 5 mins / quantity: 2-4 portions Print recipe?

Garlic Mushroom Stuffed Sweet Potatoes - creamy fava beans, herbs, spices and aromatic garlic mushrooms are all crammed into crisp baked sweet jacket potatoes #meatfree #vegan #veganprotein | Recipe on thecookandhim.com

These Garlic Mushroom Stuffed Sweet Potatoes also have creamy fava beans, herbs, spices and veggies all crammed into crisp baked jackets!

We love a jacket tater, it’s real comfort food.  And open to so many filling possibilities other than just cheese.  One of our other favourites is Pizza Jacket Potatoes – so tasty and filling!  For these garlic mushroom stuffed sweet potatoes though I’ve also used fava beans.  They’re amazing little nutrient powerhouses as well as being super tasty and easy to cook.  They have no saturated fat or cholesterol, instead they’re packed with nutrients, fiber and protein.

Garlic Mushroom Stuffed Sweet Potatoes - creamy fava beans, herbs, spices and aromatic garlic mushrooms are all crammed into crisp baked sweet jacket potatoes #meatfree #vegan #veganprotein | Recipe on thecookandhim.com

They’re really easy to cook too – I like to saute an onion then add the beans and vegetable stock as this makes them really creamy and richly flavoured.  We get all our beans and pulses from a lovely company called Hodmedods who have a HUGE range, including things I’d never even heard of but now absolutely love.  I’m looking at you camelina seeds!!

Garlic Mushroom Stuffed Sweet Potatoes - creamy fava beans, herbs, spices and aromatic garlic mushrooms are all crammed into crisp baked sweet jacket potatoes #meatfree #vegan #veganprotein | Recipe on thecookandhim.com

We don’t own a microwave (I wasn’t prepared to sacrifice counter space!) so all our jackets get baked in the oven.  Which equals crispy skins so it’s a win anyway!  Do you eat the skins?  And let me know what your favourite jacket fillings are – we’re always looking to try different (and unusual) flavour combinations!

Garlic Mushroom Stuffed Sweet Potatoes - creamy fava beans, herbs, spices and aromatic garlic mushrooms are all crammed into crisp baked sweet jacket potatoes #meatfree #vegan #veganprotein | Recipe on thecookandhim.com

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Garlic Mushroom Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

prep: 10 mins / cook: 55 mins / inactive: 0 mins / total: 1 hour 5 mins / quantity: 2-4 portions

Ingredients

  • 2 large sweet potatoes
  • 1 cup (200g) Hodmedods Organic Split Fava Beans
  • 1 red onion
  • drizzle of olive oil
  • 650ml (3 cups) vegetable stock
  • 4 handfuls (80g) spinach
  • 3 large cloves of garlic
  • 3 cups (200g) baby button mushrooms
  • 2-3 sprigs fresh thyme or 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tblsp chopped chives
  • Salt and pepper

 

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 210 Fan / 230 C / 450 F / Gas 8
  2. Put the sweet potatoes onto a baking tray and roast for 40-45 minutes until they feel soft when you poke a knife into the flesh
  3. While they're baking cook the fava beans. Peel and finely dice the onion and put into a large heavy based saucepan
  4. Add a drizzle of oil and over a medium heat, gently cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring frequently, until the onion starts to soften and turn translucent
  5. Add the fava beans and vegetable stock and turn the heat to low. Bubble for 40-45 minutes, stirring occasionally until the fava beans are very soft. If it starts to boil dry top up with water or more veg stock
  6. Once the fava beans are cooked add the spinach and stir through the hot beans until it's wilted. Set aside
  7. Once the potatoes are cooked remove from the oven and leave to cool for a few minutes before halving and scooping out the flesh into a bowl. Put the empty potato skins back on the tray
  8. Add the fava beans to the potatos and stir well. Check the seasoning, adding salt and pepper as necessary (see note)
  9. Spoon the mixture back into the skins and put back in the oven for 10-15 minutes until piping hot
  10. While they're baking cook the garlic mushrooms - peel and crush the garlic and put into a frying pan with another drizzle of oil, the mushrooms and thyme
  11. Saute over a medium heat, stirring occasionally for 5 minutes until the mushrooms are softened and cooked. Stir in the chopped chives
  12. Remove the potatoes from the oven, top with the mushrooms and serve immediately

Notes

  • If spicy is your thing, feel free to add a touch of cayenne, paprika and/or cumin to your potato mixture
  • These serve 2 as a main meal with a crisp, fresh salad or make a great side dish for up to 4!
Garlic Mushroom Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

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