Joe Wicks’ Sweet Potato Shakshuka


PREP 10 mins

COOK 20 mins


This makes a really great meal or breakfast for any day of the week. I use sweet potato and ham in this recipe, and they taste incredible. 


  • 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 2cm chunks
  • ½ tbsp coconut oil
  • 4 red onions, sliced
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes – more if you like it hot
  • 10 sage leaves, finely sliced
  • 200g kale, stalks removed
  • 275g thick-cut deli ham, cut into 1cm strips
  • 1 x 400g tin of chopped tomatoes
  • 4 eggs
  • large bunch of parsley, roughly chopped


  1. Place the sweet potato chunks into a bowl along with a splash of water. Cover with cling film, zap in the microwave for 4 minutes and then leave until ready to use.
  2. While the sweet potatoes are spinning, melt the coconut oil in a large saucepan over a medium to high heat. When it is hot, add the sliced onions and cook for 3 minutes until starting to soften.
  3. Sprinkle in the chilli flakes and sliced sage leaves and continue to stir-fry for 2 minutes.
  4. Unwrap the sweet potatoes, drain off the excess water and then chuck them into the pan. Pile in the kale and keep stirring until it wilts – this will take about 5 minutes.
  5. Stir in the ham strips, then pour in the chopped tomatoes along with half a tin of water. Bring to the boil. One at a time, make a small indent in the mixture with a wooden spoon and crack an egg into each one.
  6. Place a lid on top and cook for 7 minutes, or until the eggs are cooked to your liking. Sprinkle with the chopped parsley and serve.

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Photography: Maja Smend

Recipe from Cooking For Family and Friends by Joe Wicks

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