Sweet potato with sausage meatball marinara

Contains pork – recipe is for non-Muslims only

Top a baked sweet potato with tomatoes, meatballs, cheese and chilli for a quick, easy and tasty supper. Taking just 30 minutes, this is an ideal dish for busy weeknights

  • Prep:15 mins
    Cook:15 mins
  • Serves 2
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 708
  • fat 36g
  • saturates 15g
  • carbs 65g
  • sugars 36g
  • fibre 12g
  • protein 23g
  • salt 2g


  • 4 sausages
  • 300g passata
  • 1 tbsp tomato ketchup
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • ½ tsp red chilli flakes
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • 2 baked sweet potatoes
  • 50g grated cheddaror mozzarella
  • pinch of chilli flakes


  1. Squeeze out the meat from the sausages and roll it into eight balls. Fry the meatballs in a little olive oil until golden all over. Add the passata, ketchup, fennel, chilli flakes and oregano and bubble without a lid for 8-10 mins until the sauce thickens and the meatballs are cooked through. Season well. 

  2. Heat the grill to high. Split the baked sweet potatoes and place them in a small, foil-lined baking dish. Fill the potatoes with the meatballs and sauce, then top with the cheese. Grill for about 2 mins until the cheese melts. Top with the chilli flakes.

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