Comfort food, without the guilt? This recipe proves it's possible! These decadently stuffed sweet potatoes ooze delicious miso-cauliflower cheese and are covered with plenty of vegetables. They're also super easy to make. So there are no excuses with this one!

Cauliflower Cheese-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes [Vegan]



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  • 4 sweet potatoes
  • 1/2 head of cauliflower
  • 1/2 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 cup vegetable broth or water
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 small chili pepper
  • 1 tablespoon white miso
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon tahini
  • 3/4 cup diced tempeh
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 4 sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1 cup kale
  • 20 fresh basil leaves
  • 1/3 cup pecan nuts


To Make the Sweet Potatoes:

  1. Wash sweet potatoes, place them on a baking tray and use a fork to pierce a few holes into potatoes. Roast them at 360ºF for about 45 minutes, or until fork-tender.
  2. Meanwhile, cut cauliflower into large florets. Bring a large saucepan of water to the boil, then add the cauliflower and cook for 15-20 minutes, until cauliflower is soft. Drain and let cool a bit.

To Make the Cheese Sauce:

  1. Add cooked cauliflower, nutritional yeast, broth, garlic, cayenne, chopped chili, miso, lemon juice, and tahini to a blender, and blend until completely smooth.
  2. Heat balsamic and apple cider vinegar together in a skillet. Add tempeh cubes and stir quickly to coat. Sauté over high heat until begins to turn crisp, about 5 minutes. Stir frequently.
  3. Prepare remaining toppings, such as chopped kale, basil, sun-dried tomatoes, and pecans.
  4. To serve, split open the baked potatoes and gently press in on both ends. Fill each potato with cauliflower cheese and toppings.

Nutritional Information

Total Calories: 1214 | Total Carbs: 169 g | Total Fat: 39 g | Total Protein: 60 g | Total Sodium: 1430 g | Total Sugar: 40 g (Per Serving) Calories: 304 | Carbs: 42 g | Fat: 10 g | Protein: 15 g | Sodium: 358 g | Sugar: 10 g Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.