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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Serves

4

Cooking Time

45

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Ingredients

  • 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
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Preparation

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.
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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.