Stuffed Vegan Sweet Potatoes Recipe

This Stuffed Vegan Sweet Potatoes Recipe is easy and delicious, and packed with plant based protein!

I love to make this vegan recipe for sweet potatoes all year around. And I think you will too! So I added 5 ways to cook sweet potatoes, this way you can BBQ them in the Summer, pull out the slow cooker or Instant pot in the Fall, and bake them come Winter.

Stuffed Vegan Sweet Potatoes Recipe

At just 372 calories and 13g of protein this all-natural plant based recipe is a great lunch or dinner. And it’s good hot or cold, so feel free to make a double batch and store it away for lunch this week.

Stuffed Vegan Sweet Potatoes Recipe

In these sections I will supply you everything you’ll need to make a healthy vegan recipe with sweet potatoes. I have also supplied you with links to skip ahead, just click below and jump to the section you’re looking for.

Ingredients for Sweet Potatoes

I like to make my own spice blend for these stuffed sweet potatoes. But you should skip that step and get your favorite taco seasoning or seasoning salt and use that instead, they will still be great!.

Stuffed Vegan Sweet Potatoes Recipe

Shopping List for Vegan Studded Sweet Potatoes:

  • 2 sweet potatoes cooked (see above for 5 methods)
  • ½ cup quinoa
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 15-oz can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • Olive Oil Spray
  • I green onion sliced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley chopped
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper

How to Make Vegan Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Making this yummy vegan recipe is easy! It’s just a matter of cooking the sweet potatoes (I’ve supplied you with 5 ways to do it!) making the quinoa, and baking the chickpeas.

Then you assemble and dig in.

Stuffed Vegan Sweet Potatoes Recipe

How to Make a Stuffed Recipe for Vegan Sweet Potatoes:

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees and line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Cook the sweet potatoes (5 ways to cook below!)
  3. In a medium bowl combine the spice blend and set aside.
  4. Add the quinoa, 1 teaspoon spice blend, and water to a pot and cook the quinoa according to the package.
  5. Meanwhile, add the chickpeas to the bowl of remaining spices and toss together until well coated.
  6. Move the chickpeas to the prepared baking sheet and spray with olive oil.
  7. Add to the oven and bake for 20-30 minutes until crispy.
  8. To assemble the sweet potatoes: Cut the sweet potatoes in half and use a fork to slightly mash the centers (just enough that the quinoa will set well in there). Top with cooked quinoa, crunchy chickpeas, green onions and parsley and serve hot.

5 Ways to Cook Sweet Potatoes

Oven Baked Sweet Potatoes:

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. 
  2. Line a rimmed baking baking sheet with foil or parchment paper. 
  3. Scrub the sweet potato clean, then use a fork to puncture the sweet potatoes on all sides.
  4. Bake until fork tender, about 50 minutes.
  5. Leave on the baking sheet to cool.

Microwaved Sweet Potatoes:

  1. Scrub the sweet potato clean, then use a fork to puncture the sweet potatoes on all sides.
  2. Place the sweet potato on a paper towel and microwave it on high for 3 minutes.
  3. Turn it to the other side and microwave for 2 more minutes, or until fork-tender.
  4. Carefully remove- it will be very hot!

Slow Cooked Sweet Potatoes:

  1. Scrub the sweet potatoes clean, no need to poke with a fork.
  2. Place the sweet potatoes in the slow cooker in a single layer.
  3. Cook on LOW for 6-8 hours or HIGH for 3-4 hours.
  4. Carefully remove- they will be very hot!
Stuffed Vegan Sweet Potatoes Recipe

Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes:

  1. Scrub the sweet potatoes clean, no need to poke with a fork.
  2. Add the trivet and 1 cup of water to the Instant Pot.
  3. Add the sweet potatoes to the top of the trivet in a single layer.
  4. Secure the lid and turn valve to seal.
  5. Select Pressure Cook (or Manual on High) for 15 minutes.
  6. Allow pressure to release naturally for 15 minutes.
  7. Release remaining pressure, remove lid, and remove carefully – they will be hot.

Barbecue Sweet Potatoes:

  1. Preheat grill to medium low or 450°
  2. Scrub the sweet potatoes clean, no need to poke with a fork.
  3. Wrap in foil (you can add oil and salt to the potato before wrapping if you like).
  4. Carefully place the foil wrapped sweet potatoes to the grill in indirect heat.
  5. Close the lid and grill 30 minutes. Rotate with tongs and grill for an additional 30 minutes.
  6. Carefully remove- they will be very hot! And let cool before removing the foil (use oven mitts to do so).

Stuffed Vegan Sweet Potatoes Recipe

This healthy plant based meal is great for lunch or dinner, and you can have 2 halves (one whole potato) for just 372 calories!

I’ve supplied more nutrition information in the nutrition label below.

Stuffed Vegan Sweet Potatoes Recipe

Stuffed Vegan Sweet Potatoes Recipe

Audrey Johns
These stuffed sweet potatoes are amazing! With all the plant based protein, you will love how nutritious this recipe is.
But don't let the healthy aspect fool you, this recipe for vegan sweet potatoes tastes amazing! With the spiced quinoa and crispy chickpeas it's a delicious meal I know you will love!
Special Tip: I like to drizzle over some of my favorite hot sauce when serving. And for a little more nutrition add diced avocado to the tops too!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine American
Servings 2 servings
Calories 372 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 sweet potatoes cooked (see above for 5 methods)
  • ½ cup quinoa
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 15-oz can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • Olive Oil Spray
  • I green onion sliced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley chopped

Spice Blend:

  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees and line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Cook the sweet potatoes (5 ways to cook above!)
  • In a medium bowl combine the spice blend and set aside.
  • Add the quinoa, 1 teaspoon spice blend, and water to a pot and cook the quinoa according to the package.
  • Meanwhile, add the chickpeas to the bowl of remaining spices and toss together until well coated.
  • Move the chickpeas to the prepared baking sheet and spray with olive oil.
  • Add to the oven and bake for 20-30 minutes until crispy.
  • To assemble the sweet potatoes: Cut the sweet potatoes in half and use a fork to slightly mash the centers (just enough that the quinoa will set well in there).
    Top with cooked quinoa, crunchy chickpeas, green onions and parsley and serve hot.
Keyword sweet potato, vegan

Nutrition in Recipe for Vegan Sweet Potatoes

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