Do you ever stumble across a meal that is simple enough to make on busy days and tasty enough that you wouldn’t get sick of it if you had to eat it every day? That’s what happened to me with this meal.
It all started with one sweet potato, or rather, a bunch of sweet potatoes and a scroll through Pinterest.
I do the bulk of my grocery shopping at a small local market where most of the items in the store are fruits and vegetables. You won’t find aisle after aisle of prepackaged or canned goods. Instead, the entire middle of the store showcases an abundance of fresh food.
I like that so much.
As anyone who has eaten the same food every day can attest, it has the potential to become a bit monotonous. I love sweet potatoes—I love them baked, fried, spiralized, or steamed—I love them, but I’m always looking out for a new way to eat them.
Variety is the spice of life after all!
Enter stuffed sweet potatoes.
I was scrolling through Pinterest one night, searching for creative budget-friendly vegan sweet potato recipes and I found recipe after recipe for stuffed sweet potatoes.
What a great idea!
From beans to salads, to seeds or seitan, sweet potatoes can be stuffed with almost anything you can imagine and topped with a drizzle of your favorite sauce.
I was (hungry) inspired.
I wanted to put together a recipe for a simple baked sweet potato stuffed using versatile ingredients that I could batch cook and use throughout the week. It was a tall order, but I came upon a tasty plan.
On Sundays, I put a few sweet potatoes into the oven and bake them until they’re soft and delicious. I don’t add anything to them; it’s just sweet potatoes roasted for an hour or so in a 400-degree oven. It’s easy and saves me time during the week when I don’t have much time to spare.
I use the same batch cooking technique with sauces or snacks that I want to make for use during the week. All of the ingredients I used in these stuffed sweet potatoes can be batch cooked and made well in advance.
That’s my favorite kind of food!
Before I get to the recipe, I have a confession: Calling this a recipe is a bit generous. It’s more like a delicious meal suggestion. It combines a few of my favorite toppings that you make ahead of time, helping weeknight (or weekend, no judging here) meals come together in a snap.
Do you have a favorite stuffed sweet potato recipe? Please share it in the comments! And if you decide to make these (impossibly delicious) stuffed sweet potatoes, show me! Tweet me at @yourdailyvegan!