These Spiced Chickpea Stuffed Sweet Potatoes are the perfect plant-based vegan weeknight dinner option, offering a delightful blend of wholesome goodness and satisfying flavors. Packed with fiber and plant-based protein, these stuffed sweet potatoes are not only delicious but also a nutritious choice for the whole family. With just the right amount of spice, they bring a delightful twist to your dinner table while ensuring a healthy and fulfilling meal, ready in under an hour. Meal Prep Friendly, Vegan + Gluten-free.
When it comes to my vegan recipes, I always ensure that FLAVOR is the main focus. Picture this: tender, roasted sweet potatoes stuffed with hearty chickpeas that have been jazzed up with some serious spices. It's like a flavor explosion that'll leave you wondering why you haven't tried this combo sooner--A total winner when it comes to plant-based meals.
Let's talk chickpeas – those little guys are like the superheroes of the plant-based world. They've got the protein, the fiber, the vitamins – they're basically the whole package! That's why you will often find me using them in my vegan + plant-based meals like Spicy Butter Chickpeas-- My family seriously loves having this on the weekly rotation and this Vegan Chickpea Curry Bowl or my personal favorite, Sheet Pan Roasted Garlic Buffalo Chickpea Pizza!
This Spiced Chickpea Stuffed Sweet Potatoes is the perfect weeknight meal, especially if you are plant-based or trying to experiment more with vegetarian meals! This meal is perfectly spiced, full of plant-based protein + nutrients, and has amazing texture + flavor! The best part? It's ready in under 1 hour (and the oven does most of the work for you!) Oh, AND trust me---You're going to love the chili garlic butter sauce! And yes, you can eat it on way more than just stuffed sweet potatoes!
The three components of this vegan weeknight dinner recipe are the roasted chickpeas, the roasted sweet potatoes, and the delicious chili garlic butter sauce.
Here's what you need to make crispy spiced chickpeas:
For the Chili Garlic Butter, you'll need:
For those of you who aren’t aware, another name for Chickpeas is Garbanzo Beans. They have been around for thousands of years and originate from the Middle East. Chickpeas have such a great texture and nutty flavor, which allows them to successfully pair well with a lot of other ingredients, especially in vegan and/or vegetarian recipes.
When it comes to the health benefits of Chickpeas, here are a few awesome reasons why you should probably add this simple ingredient to your diet more often:
This recipe is great for vegan meal prep! You can make the roasted sweet potatoes and spiced chickpeas and store them in an airtight container for up to four days. When you're ready to eat, simply pop them into the oven or microwave to heat.
Ending your day with a serving of sweet potatoes is more than just delicious. These root veggies are also great for your health. Some important health benefits of sweet potatoes include:
Here, I’ve curated a list of cooking + baking essentials that I use to achieve my favorite baked goods or cooked meals, especially with this Stuffed Sweet Potato recipe. Everything from my fave baking sheet, parchment paper, cast iron skillets, electric mixers, bench scrapers, and more. SEE THEM HERE!
Definitely! This is a great vegan meal or weeknight dinner recipe to mix and match the toppings. For added nutrients, fiber, and color, add your favorite veggies.
You can add roasted cauliflower, broccoli, bell peppers, mushrooms, or leafy greens. All will be delicious with this stuffed sweet potato recipe! And you can roast the veggies alongside the sweet potatoes and chickpeas so everything is ready at the same time. And fewer dishes!
If you’d like to add a different or additional protein to this vegan weeknight dinner, it’s easy to do!
Plant-based protein options:
Non-vegan protein options:
Yes, canned chickpeas work perfectly fine for this stuffed sweet potato recipe. Just make sure to drain and rinse them before roasting!
The spiciness can be adjusted based on your preference. Add more or less chili garlic sauce to control the heat.
Absolutely! Simply reduce or omit the spicy elements like chili powder or chili garlic sauce for a kid-friendly version.
Leftovers can be kept in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. Re-heat when ready to serve.
Yes! As long as you use tamari or gluten-free soy sauce, this meal is totally vegan and gluten-free. It's also nut-free!
If you are a fan of these stuffed sweet potatoes, try these delicious vegan weeknight dinner options next:
If you make this Spiced Chickpea Stuffed Sweet Potatoes recipe, be sure to tag me on Instagram @orchidsandsweettea!
Spiced Chickpea Stuffed Sweet Potatoes.