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Berbere-Spiced Lentils Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Berbere-Spiced Lentils Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

  • Author: Tracey Gene
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 60 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


Easy 1-pan Berbere-Spiced Lentils Stuffed Sweet Potatoes are a hearty, warming, and flavorful plant-based meal! 


  • 1 sweet onion (diced)
  • 1 red bell pepper (diced)
  • 2 garlic cloves (minced)
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 tsp berbere seasoning
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 sweet potatoes
  • 1/2 cup lentils
  • 1 1/4 cup water
  • 1, 15 oz canned tomato sauce


  • curly parsley (chopped)
  • tahini dressing


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit and poke a few holes in the sweet potatoes with a sharp knife to allow the steam to escape.
  2. Place the sweet potatoes directly on the oven rack for 45 minutes, or until fork-tender. (Time will vary depending on the size of the sweet potato).
  3. In the meantime, add the olive oil to a sauté pan over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the diced onions and red bell peppers and cook for 5 minutes until fragrant.  Add in the minced garlic and season with the berbere spice blend and a pinch of salt. Stir and cook for an additional 5 minutes.  
  4. Add the tomato sauce, water, and rinsed lentils. Sir and bring to a simmer, then reduce heat to low and cover. Cook for 15-20 minutes, or until all liquid is absorbed and lentils are tender.  
  5. To serve, split open baked sweet potatoes and gently press inwards on both ends to allow room for toppings. Fill each sweet potato with the berbere-spiced lentils mixture, and top with parsley and tahini dressing. 
  6. Best when fresh; leftovers stored separately in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
  • Category: Entree, Side
  • Method: Baking

Keywords: berbere spiced lentils, sweet potato recipes