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thanksgiving stuffed sweet potatoes

Thanksgiving is almost here! For any Americans that may be confused right know, for us Canadians Thanksgiving is in early October. We know it can be a fairly stressful time for most and often times menus get left to the last minute. Have you planned your dinner menu yet? Are you doing a big family dinner? We want to hear all your family traditions for the holiday season. Tell us your holiday stories on our social media pages.

Thanksgiving is one of our favourite days of the year, not only because you get to reminisce on the things you are thankful for but also because of all the delicious food that you get to eat. Unfortunately for vegans, Thanksgiving is very much a omnivores holiday. While you can definitely have the odd side here and there, any main that is made will almost definitely not be vegan or even vegetarian. But just because you are vegan means you have to miss out on the deliciousness.

We know it can be difficult to plan a Thanksgiving menu that can accommodate every lifestyle, that’s why we wanted to make something that was easy to put together and everyone would love. These stuffed sweet potatoes are the answer to all your Thanksgiving menu problems.

These potatoes are packed with all those traditional Thanksgiving flavours, so you don’t have to worry about missing out on anything. Filled with all the classics from sauteed green beans, vegan turkey and gravy. Talk about one delicious sweet potato. Plus you won’t hear any of those vegan jokes while eating an odd looking vegan roast or tofu. We all know too well that, that is a part of any holiday dinner when a vegan is involved. We got you covered, don’t worry at all.

We wish everyone a very happy Thanksgiving and hope you are able to spend the day with those you love most. We know we will be, have a great holiday weekend Canada!

Thanksgiving Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Don't bring the jokes with a weird looking Tofurkey (no offence intended - we LOVE Tofurkey) - instead show up with these amazing loaded sweet potatoes. 

Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Holiday, Thanksgiving, Vegan
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4 potatoes

Ingredients

  • 4 sweet potatoes

Vegan Turkey

  • 1 package tofurkey vegan chicken lightly seasoned
  • 1 tsp ground sage
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp water

Green Beans

  • 1 1/2 cups green beans chopped
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tsp vegan butter

Gravy

  • 1 tbsp vegetable stock paste
  • 2 cups water
  • 5 dehydrated mushrooms
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbsp vegan butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp dried rosemary
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tbsp ground sage
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Pierce your potatoes with a fork all around it. Wrap in aluminium foil and place on a pan. Bake in your oven for 30-40 minutes or until tender
  3. In a small heat safe bowl, add 2 cups of boiling water, vegetable stock paste and dehydrated mushrooms. Mix until all the vegetable stock paste is dissolved. Let the mushrooms re-hydrate in the broth for about 10 minutes.
  4. To make the gravy, chop your garlic and re-hydrated mushrooms. Add these to a pan along with your vegan butter and sautee  for about 5 minutes.
  5. Add your flour to your vegetable stock and whisk until completely dissolved. Once dissolved add your stock to your pan. Add in your rosemary, thyme, sage, nutritional yeast and soy sauce. Stir consistently until it gets to a gravy like consistency.
  6. Once finished you can leave the gravy chunky or using an immersion blender, blend until you get a smooth consistency.
  7. To make your green beans finely mice your garlic and add that to a pan along with the butter and diced green beans. Sautee until the green beans are tender and vibrant in colour.
  8. To make the vegan turkey, add your Tofurkey chicken pieces to a pan along with garlic, onion, sage and water. Cook on medium heat for 5-10 minutes or until heated through.
  9. Now you are ready to construct your sweet potato. Slice each in half, long ways, like you would a baked potato. Scoop a small amount of potato out of each side to make a little pocket for the food to sit in. Add your vegan turkey, green beans and gravy to each.

How to make Loaded Thanksgiving Sweet Potatoes