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These smokey chickpea loaded sweet potato skins make a perfect, healthy meal. The health benefits of sweet potatoes are boosted with protein from the chick peas and part of your five a day from the onion and tomatoes. Delicious but super healthy. Delicious topped with greek yoghurt.

Smoky Chickpea Loaded Sweet Potato Skins

Chickpeas, cooked in a smoky tomato sauce, are mixed with the flesh of sweet potatoes. The mixture is then served in the sweet potato skin.
Course Main Meal
Cuisine Vegetarian
Keyword Loaded Sweet Potato Skins
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 290kcal


  • 4 small sweet potatoes
  • 1 tbsp olive oil (plus extra for drizzling)
  • 1 small onion (finely chopped)
  • 2 cloves garlic (finely chopped)
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 400 g tin of tomatoes (200g)
  • 1/2 400 g (240g drained weight) chickpeas, drained. (120g)
  • 4 tbsp greek yoghurt (optional to top)


  • Pre heat oven to 190c /375f / Gas5. Pierce each potato with a fork several times and place in a baking tray. Bake for 45 mins (or until they feel soft to squeeze)
  • In the last 15 mins of cooking, heat the oil in a pan over a medium heat. Add the onions and cook for 5 mins (until soft and turning translucent). Add the garlic and cook for a further min.
  • Stir in the smoked paprika and cumin, cook for a further minute, before adding the tomatoes and chickpeas. Stir.
  • Reduce the heat to low, cover and allow to simmer for approx. 10 min.
  • Remove the potatoes from the oven, allow to cool slightly and then cut in half lengthways.
  • Spoon out the flesh (leaving a thin layer of the sweet potato inside) and add the flesh to a medium bowl.
  • Place the skins back onto the baking tray face up, drizzle with olive oil and bake for 8 minutes.
  • While the skins are cooking, mash the sweet potato flesh and mix together with the chickpea mixture.
  • Remove the skins from the oven and fill each one with the mixture.
  • Add a spoon of greek yoghurt to each potato (optional)


Why not try adding some grated cheese and baking for a further 10 mins.
Nutritional information is a ROUGH guide only, calculated using an online nutrition calculator. 


Calories: 290kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 154mg | Potassium: 833mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 19735IU | Vitamin C: 11.1mg | Calcium: 114mg | Iron: 3.5mg