‘Neeps ‘n’ Tatties with Sweet Potato

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThis is an alternative to the regular neeps ‘n’ tatties and is equally delicious but doubly nutritious! It is low GI and works well in a variety of dishes: as toppings for fish, chicken or vegetable pies, for savoury cakes, burgers and patties or simply served with a sprinkling of Cheddar.

Suitable for maintenance and levels 1,2 and 3 

Health Bite: Sweet potatoes provide some protein, vitamins C and E and a huge amount of carotenoids, including beta-carotene, which is beneficial for vision problems and cancer protection. Swede contains vitamins C and A and small amounts of trace minerals.

Tip: make up double or even triple amounts of this dish and freeze to use in other recipes at a later date.


2 cups sweet potato, chopped and peeled

2 cups swede, chopped and peeled

knob of butter

salt and pepper


Boil kettle and cover swede, in a medium pan, with boiling water. Bring to the boil on the stove then simmer for 10 minutes.

Next add sweet potato to the pan with swede, bring to boil again and simmer for a further 15 minutes.

Drain water then mash veg with butter and season to taste.

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