Caribbean · Side Dishes · Vegetarian

Sweet Potatoe & Callaloo Pie

A pie that is lovely to eat as it is with a savoury sauce and a fresh salad, but it also works nicely as a side dish with meat, chicken and fish. This is a recipe you can make different versions of. Try to add mince meat and/or a few cloves of garlic and/or some single cream. Or make it with ordinary potatoes.


  • 50g butter/margarine
  • 1 onion
  • 2 spring onion stalks
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1tsp fresh thyme
  • 4 tomatoes
  • 1 tin of callaloo or spinach (or get it fresh if you can!)
  • 2kg sweet potato
  • 0,5tsp ground allspice
  • salt & pepper to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 180*
  2. Slice the sweet potato and chop all the other veggies
  3. Melt the butter in a skillet and saute the veggies (start with onions, then add the others in order of how long they need to be cooked) with the spices
  4. Place half of the sweet potato slices in a greased babking dish.
  5. Spread the sauted veggies over the potatoes
  6. Place the rest of the potatoe slices on top
  7. Sprinkle with allspice and cover with greaseproof paper
  8. Bake for about 45mins (make sure potatoes are thoroughly cooked

Serves 4-8 people depending on how hungry they are and whether you serve it as a side dish or a main course.