Recipe – How To Make Sweet Potato Pottage

This week, our recipe is how to make sweet potato pottage. Sweet potato is a root vegetable that has a lot of health and nutritional benefits. In fact, school children invariably get a good amount of their daily Vitamin A when they eat Sweet potato.

This is one of my favorite meals because it is really easy to prepare, naturally sweet and rich in flavors and texture. It is a typical Nigerian dish featuring some of our local and native condiments such as crayfish and palm-oil. I hope you get the chance to try the recipe and enjoy it as well.

How To Make Sweet Potato Pottage


  1. 5pcs sweet potato
  2. 1 cup of palm oil
  3. 1 bulb of onion
  4. 2 large tomatoes
  5. 2 Maggi Naija pot cubes
  6. 1 tbs of grinded pepper
  7. A handful of chopped Efinrin or spinach (substitute with other greens) (optional)


  • Wash and peel potato skin
  • Cut potato into bite size cubes and rinse.
  • Place it in a pot with enough water covering it.
  • Add your chopped onions, tomatoes and allow to boil.
  • When the potato is soft, the water would have reduced a considerable bit.
  • Add the palm oil.
  • Put in the grinded pepper.
  • Also add the Maggi Naija Pot cubes (*it is full of fish flavour with the unique combination of natural smoked fish, stockfish and crayfish to give soups and pottages that bottom-pot taste )
  • If you are adding vegetable, wash your vegetable, chop and add to the pot.
  • Stir with a wooden spoon
  • Turn down the heat, the pottage should be thicker at this point.
  • Finally, cover the pot and allow to simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  • Serve hot

NOTE: Sweet potatoes are generally hard to peel although they get soft really quickly. We recommend using a large knife and gently apply your weight forward to drive the knife through the sweet potato.

If you desire more meat, you can add meat or beef to this recipe.

Try out this recipe and be sure to let us know how you liked it.

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