Vegetarian BBQ Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

This is a quick and easy to put together meal. So when you’re in a rush, this is perfect. Also, you can easily make plenty for the week. It’s easy enough to assemble to prep for meals for the week.

If you haven’t given tempeh a chance, I highly suggest it. It’s unique and takes on the flavor of whatever seasoning you use.

This meal is entirely plant based and can be made vegan by substituting the coleslaw with a vegan slaw.

I love Trader Joe’s coleslaw mix and that is what I used here. You throw it in a bowl and mix with the dressing and it’s honestly exactly how I like me coleslaw. I’m not a big fan of the super “mayo-ey” coleslaw if you know what I mean.

Vegetarian BBQ stuffed sweet potatoes

It’s the right amount of sweet and savory in this meal!

Vegetarian BBQ Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Vegetarian and gluten free BBQ tempeh with a sweet coleslaw all stuffed in a gooey baked sweet potato!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time1 hour
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: BBQ, gluten free, sweet potatoes, vegetarian
Servings: 1 Stuffed Potato
Calories: 250kcal


  • Sheet Pan
  • Saute Pan


  • 1 Sweet Potato Medium sized
  • 1 Package Tempeh
  • McCormick BBQ seasoning
  • 1/4 cup BBQ sauce
  • 1/4 cup Cole slaw I used Trader Joe's mix


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Rinse and dry the sweet potatoes. Poke holes all over the potato with a fork. Place on a baking sheet and in the oven for 45 minutes to 1 hour until the potato is tender.
  • While the potato is cooking, saute tempeh in a pan with oil. Coat the tempeh with as much BBQ seasoning as you'd like. The tempeh only needs to be cooked until it is browned. This should take about 5-10 minutes.
  • When the tempeh is done, turn heat to low and add the BBQ sauce to fully cover all of the cooked tempeh.
  • Prep the coleslaw or use your favorite coleslaw brand! Let's make this easy, folks.
  • Once the potatoes are done, it's time to assemble! Cut the potato down the middle without cutting all the way through the bottom. You want to "filet" the potato. Open it up and start to mash some of the inside so it's nice and soft and easy to use with a fork. Next, place some coleslaw on the cooked potato and then top with some BBQ tempeh. Then add whatever you want! I added creamy hot sauce to the above photo.

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