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Stuffed Mushrooms & Sweet Potato Mash

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Hiya! I'm Sarah from essbeevee - you might remember me as one of the founding members of Where Are My Knees - well, I'm back on the team after a bit of a break. I'm newly motivated and I've just joined Weight Watchers (I've lost 6lbs in my first two weeks). Since I joined Weight Watchers, I've really got back into cooking. Last year, I fell into a trap of ready meals and takeaways - uh oh! But now I'm motivated to eat healthily, I'm also motivated to cook properly.

I've been making a few Weight Watchers-friendly recipes lately, some from the WW app or magazine and others of my own invention, so I thought where else better to share them?

At 12PP, this isn't the lowest ProPoints meal but there are ways in which you can make little changes to improve it which I'll let you know below. It's also CRAZY filling. I had this two days in a row and it was awesome.

Stuffed Mushrooms & Sweet Potato Mash

2 portobello mushrooms - 0PP
2 tbsp garlic & herb Philadelphia Light - 2PP
2 tbsp caramelised onion chutney - 2PP
1 medium sweet potato (150g) - 4PP
50g Reduced Fat Cheese (I used Tesco Healthy Living) - 3PP
1 teaspoon light butter (I used Lurpak Lighter) - 1PP
2 sprays Frylight - 0PP
Salad - 0PP
= 12PP

To reduce points - cut out butter, use less cheese (or no cheese), just have one mushroom.

1 - Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 4/180°C/fan oven 160°C
2 - Prepare your sweet potatoes and boil them for 20-30 minutes (I made double the amount so I'd have some for the next day)
3 - Whilst they are boiling prepare your mushrooms. Spritz both with Frylight and place in a baking tin
3 - Add the toppings by smearing them over the inside of the mushroom. There's no exact art to this - you can layer the cream cheese and the caramelised onion, mix together, or smear half on each side. They'll merge together in the cooking, so don't fret too much
4 - Add low fat cheese to each and anything else you wish (I threw in some cherry tomatoes, and popped some sliced peppers into the baking tin)
5 - Pop in the oven for 20 minutes
6 - When the sweet potatoes are boiled, drain them, mash them, add the butter
7 - Get the mushrooms out the oven (don't worry if they have gone all oozy and messy, they're still tasty) and serve with the mash and the salad!


  1. This actually sounds amazing, and would be so easy for me to adapt to be dairy free. Another way to save points is to use either butternut squash instead of sweet potato or half and half, I personally prefer the two mixed together very yummy

    1. Yes! I only just found out that butternut squash is 0 points, a revelation!

  2. Ooh, looks tasty, and nice and simple to cook too. Might nom this for my dinner this week!

    1. You should! I used to make it as a full fat version with a wedge of goats cheese on the mushrooms but this version is just as yummy!

  3. Looks amazing! Deffo need to try! Cheese is my life.

    1. Mine too! I love that it isn't ruled out in Weight Watchers. :) Every time I have points left at the end of the day I'm like 'That means cheese on top of my dinner then!'

  4. This sounds gorgeous, I'm actually glad theirs no picture or I would have had to go make it now! xxx

  5. I don't even like mushrooms but this looks freaking amazing! Adore a bit of sweet potato!

  6. Welcome back.
    I must learn to cook !!

  7. This looks so yummy!