Coconut Curry Chickpea Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

These curry chickpea stuffed sweet potatoes are an easy vegetarian dinner you will love! Recipe is gluten free, dairy free, and nut free.

Whenever I have an amazing meal at a restaurant, I always get an itch to recreate it. Sometimes I’m successful (My version of Kindfood’s Buddha bowl is almost spot on!), but other times not so much. I once tried to make a Cajun rice and beans dish I had at a restaurant and it was pretty terrible.

Luckily my most recent copycat recipe falls into the first category. I recreated the coconut curry chickpea stuffed sweet potatoes that I had at Veg Out back in April and I was really happy with how mine turned out. If you’re a fan of sweet potatoes and coconut (and who isn’t?), you’ll love this dish too!

Coconut curry chickpea stuffed sweet potatoes

Coconut Curry Chickpea Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
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Baked sweet potatoes stuffed with sweet potato, chickpeas, and kale mixed with coconut milk and curry powder. Vegan, gluten free, nut free.
Yield: 2 servings
  • 2 medium round-shaped sweet potatoes
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • ½ small yellow onion, diced
  • 1 cup cooked chickpeas
  • 2 cups chopped kale
  • 1-2 tsp curry powder (I used Bolst's curry powder)
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • ½ cup canned full fat coconut milk
  • A good pinch of salt
  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. Wash and dry your sweet potatoes, then pierce them in a few places with a fork and place them in the oven on a baking sheet. Bake for about 45 minutes to an hour, or until soft but not quite fully baked.
  3. Make a 2 inch slit at the top of each sweet potato and scoop out the insides into a bowl, leaving about a centimeter of flesh attached to the skin inside. Use a fork to mash up the scooped out flesh, then set aside.
  4. In a medium sized pan heat up the olive oil, then add the onion and reduce heat to low. Cook until the onion has softened. Add the chickpeas and kale to the pan and cook until the kale has wilted. Then add the curry powder, ground coriander, salt, coconut milk, and the scooped out sweet potato flesh. Mix to combine.
  5. Use a spoon to stuff the mixture back into the sweet potatoes, then pop them back in the oven for about 15 minutes.

Coconut curry chickpea stuffed sweet potatoes

What is your favourite stuffed vegetable?

What is your favourite way to cook with curry powder?

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19 Responses to Coconut Curry Chickpea Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

  1. This looks amazing! I love the combination of sweet potato and coconut so I’d be all over this. I haven’t had too many different stuffed veggies, but I do love stuffed potato skins and stuffed squash. I keep meaning to try stuffed bell peppers but I’m always putting it off :?

  2. This looks so good! I have been on a huge sweet potato kick lately and the flavor combination sounds awesome. I like stuffed peppers but I feel like they are a bit over done, stuffed onions are up there on my list though.

    I use curry powder a lot- last night I used it on stir fired tofu.

  3. This sounds and looks SO good. Glad you successfully recreated it and now I might have to try it!! I love the combo of everything! We will be recreation masters in no time ;)

  4. ahh clever! I usually go Mexican style when I stuff sweet potatoes, I love the idea of turning it into a curry. I’ve been meaning to make stuffed peppers for ages…maybe next week!

  5. This recipe is definitely a MUST try!! I am super excited about all of the flavors that I am seeing here :).

  6. I have never cooked with curry powder but sweet potatoes and coconut are two of my favorite things, so I guess I haaaaave to try this ;) Can’t wait!

  7. I’ve never actually stuffed sweet potatoes before. Usually I use curry powder in thin savoury pancakes. Then I use them to wrap up veggies. Or I use curry a lot when I am using the slow cooker, but I haven’t been using the slow cooker as much since the weather has gotten warmer. The texture of these stuffed sweet potatoes looks perfect!

  8. Oh my God these look amazing as always Chelsea! You’ve been giving me so many great ideas lately, I need to get on it and start making some of these!

  9. yum! my favorite stuffed vegetables are peppers.. cliche i know, but they’re good!

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  11. I love love love sweet potatoes as you know! I would definitely make this, except I might take out the curry sometimes that gets a little too spicy for me (I am weak when it comes to spice)

  12. Going to give this a try tonight! Veg out is one of my favourite restaurants but I haven’t tried this dish. I’ll let you know how it turns out for me :)


  13. Ummm yum so glad I found your blog through the Pin it party–I just did a post with curry! Love it!

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    This looks absolutely beyond delicious! Stuffed sweet potatoes are one thing, but when you have the right ingredients stuffed in them, they taste amazing!!

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