As the snow falls and the weather gets colder, all I crave are comfort meals with warm spices and flavours that sooth my hungry belly and soul. The problem is, after walking in the door from a long commute home, I also want this comfort dinner to be on the table as fast as possible. Enter the stuffed sweet potato – the perfect blank canvas AND your winter weeknight saviour!
From the moment I opened the can of chickpeas to the moment I was sitting down with my fork and knife in hand, it was literally 20 minutes, start to finish. Well….I may be stretching the truth a touch…
Sweet potatoes need a little time in your oven to get nice and soft and caramelized. It takes about an hour to cook this spud so if you have some time on the weekend you could definitely bake off a few for the week ahead. Or pop it in the oven as soon as you get home from work and still have dinner on the table within an hour.
This weeknight wonder requires very little chopping and uses many items you already have in your pantry, but is also totally flexible. No chickpeas? Use white beans, black beans, kidney beans. Out of stewed tomatoes? Chopped, pureed, or whole would work just fine.
Healthy, hearty, delicious, and FAST! What more could you ask for in a weeknight meal?