A healthy, vegan recipe for sweet potatoes stuffed with broccoli, edamame, and a creamy Thai peanut sauce makes for a quick and easy weeknight dinner.
Wow, it’s been over a week since my last post. Lame Chris. Really lame.
This past week has been a total whirlwind. Cramming in a bunch of private music lessons after school (it’s NYSSMA prep time here in NY, which is an adjudicated solo festival for student musicians). Traveling to Tortola BVI (that’s British Virgin Islands) to chaperone the high school band trip. And now trying to play catch up on life and getting our house ready to put on the market.
I’ll share more details about the high school band trip and the whole selling the house thing soon. But it’s 6am and my brain is just barely in function mode. I’d rather have coherent thoughts to share all about my international adventures and domestic purging of a whole lot of crap we had no idea we even owned.
I’ve literally had this post sitting in my drafts for a month. I kinda wanted to space it out and give it some breathing room from that very similar looking dish using spaghetti squash.
Goodbye squash. Hello sweet potato.
And really, you can never go wrong with Thai peanut sauce. It’s da bomb. Please excuse my usage of da bomb. Like I said, it’s early… and I’m running on fumes from a lack of sleep. Da bomb. Sorry.
Thai Peanut Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
- Total Time: 55 minutes
- Yield: 4-6 servings 1x
- 4–6 medium sized sweet potatoes
- 1 large head of broccoli, cut into bite-sized florets, steamed
- 1 cup cooked edamame beans
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1 cup coconut milk (from a can, not a box)
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1/2 tablespoon fresh ginger (about the same size as the 2 cloves garlic)
- 1 tablespon soy sauce
- 1/2 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
- 1/2 tablespoon sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 1 lime, juiced
- 1 bunch scallions, chopped, for garnish
- 1/2 cup chopped peanuts, for garnish
- Kosher salt
- Freshly ground black pepper
- Preheat oven to 400° F. Pierce each sweet potato several times with a fork. Place the sweet potatoes on an aluminum-foil lined baking sheet. Bake until tender, about 45-60 minutes, depending upon size of sweet potato.
- Let cool slightly, then make a slit in the top of each sweet potato.
- Place peanut butter, coconut milk, garlic, ginger, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, sugar, crushed red pepper flakes, and lime juice into a blender. Blend on high until completely smooth. Add a little more coconut milk if a thinner consistency is desired.
- Top each sweet potato with cooked broccoli and edamame. Drizzle with peanut sauce and sprinkle with scallions and peanuts. Serve immediatley.
- Extra peanut sauce can be refrigerated for a few days (it may harden a bit in the fridge, thaw before next application). Use as a sauce for poultry and meat, or as a dressing for salad.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 45 minutes
1. I like that you used da bomb. It’s just so fun to say. Even better = da bomb dot com.
2. I need these sweet potatoes yesterday. I have been known to slather peanut butter on my tater, but never in the form of thai peanut sauce! Best! Pinned!
I figured you would like that Taylor. da bomb dot come… mind blown.
Loving all these wonderful twists on the baked sweet potato. I already love sweet potatoes but who would have know you could do so many delicious varieties! Pinned!
Sweet potatoes are pretty darn awesome, aren’t they?! Thanks for pinning 🙂
I’m all for using slang to get straight to point.
Why using 20 words when 2 would do?
Plus, I can’t think of any other way to better describe these stuffed Thai peanut sweet potatoes. They are indeed DA BOMB. End of the story! 😉
Hahaha thanks Mike! I’m glad my sudden use of slang was enjoyed
Love Thai peanut sauce…I could easily put it on everything. I am so happy the whole stuffed sweet potato thing happened (how did that happen btw??)…but this has to be the best version I have seen! yum!!
Everything??? Wow, you are a hardcore thai peanut sauce fan!
I can’t believe what I’m seeing! These stuffed potatoes look amazing!!
Oh believe it. Hahaha… Thanks Layla!
I just love thai peanut sauce. I could put that stuff on anything and be happy! I’m loving all they yummy toppings you added to this potato. It sounds like a delicious dinner to me 😀
Maybe not ice cream… or hey, maybe you’re just that into peanut sauce haha
You’ve combined quite possibly two of my favourite foods here, Chris … sweet potatoes and Thai peanut sauce. I really like edamame, too, but I really can’t imagine managing to find those here in Greece, unfortunately! As for your lives right now … wow! I totally get it as we are in a similar transitional phase preparing our flat for renting and throwing out a whole load of junk (and wondering where it all came from!) Hope this week feels a bit more under control!
I literally cannot believe how much stuff we’ve acquired over the years… it’s ridiculous! Purging our life all all that extra junk feels so good!
Good golly – that thai peanut sauce takes these edamame and broccoli topped sweet potatoes to a whole new level! Fantastic idea! Thanks so much for sharing!
Thanks Shashi! Peanut sauce is always a good idea in my book 🙂
Seriously Chris… majorly lame that you think you can just stop for a week and think that we will be ok without seeing your awesome mouth watering recipes. Whats wrong with you!!!
I’m glad you came to your senses and then posted this stuffed sweet potato recipe. I loved the tex mex one you did a couple weeks ago so I’m sure I’ll love this one too. Plus, anything with a thai peanut sauce is just screaming “make me”. Pinned!
Haha I know Krista. Super lame! Once in awhile I come to my senses and do something smart, haha!
Hope you had a nice trip my friend!
These stuffed sweet potatoes look plain incredible and the Thai peanut sauce is calling my name ahhh so good.
“Consuelo…” “Consuelllloooooo…….” yup… it’s calling your name alright!
nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps
So hungry after seeing these pictures!! They look amazing Chris!
You definitely cannot go wrong with peanut sauce or sweet potatoes! And together? Love the sound of this! And whoa, you sound like you have your hands full at the moment! I hope your trip was lots of fun – I’m jealous, not gonna lie : ) I need a trip somewhere warm right about now…
You’re in Carolina, right? I hear the weather down there is nuts lately!! Yes, somewhere warm would be nice. Wearing shorts in the Caribbean was so nice… and such a tease. Now I’m back to bundling up like crazy!
Chris! This is such a creative and fun idea. I’m definitely a fan of peanut sauce, and I love me a good sweet potato…but I’ve never put the two together. Thanks for the inspiration…and good luck with NYSSMA! (I taught high school up here until last year and I remember the craziness that is NYSSMA season.)
Haha, so you know all too well the joys of NYSSMA season… which also happens to always coincide with all the lovely state testing! Craziness!
Sweet potato stuffed with Thai flavors look awesome. I loved the wooden panel in the backgound… eyeing for a weathered wooden board for some time 🙂
Can I tell you a secret Shibi? It has to stay between you and me though (so if anyone else is reading this right now turn away, haha)… it’s actually just a vinyl print. I’ve been experimenting with a few I bought from Swanky Prints over on Etsy. They are cheap, versatile, and really good quality!
Thanks Chris for the info on the vinyl background!!!
Sounds like you have a ton going on!!! It is so hard to keep up with the blog sometimes! I’m glad you posted this recipe though – I’ve been looking for a good thai peanut sauce! This one looks delicious! I love sweet potatoes too, so will definitely need to try this!
It totally is super hard! And then you start feeling guilty that you’ve been away from the blog for so many days!
Wow! Your week sounds insane. Hopefully you’re able to take a chance to rest! And eat lots of these. Because they look amazing. Sweet potatoes = my favorite and thai = another favorite. Perfect combination!
Just an average week in the wacky world of Chris and Asheley, haha. It’s amazing how crazy our schedules tend to get. Can’t wait for summer vacation 🙂
Simple Green Moms
can’t not believe you had time to share this recipe on top of the hectic week but soooooo glad you did =) keep them coming!
Haha thanks so much 🙂 I’ll do my best!
I am definitely not vegan or vegetarian but I love a great recipe and yours is fantastic. My favorite potato is the sweet potato. I rarely buy the others. Thanks for sharing this wonderfully delicious recipe with us.
This is such an interesting recipe. I love anything ‘stuffed’!
Broccoli and soybeans?! This is a happy garden potato! Can’t wait to try this!
I just love this twist on a loaded baked potato, not only is it healthier but it is about a million times more interesting. I think sweet potatoes and peanuts were meant to be together. Great idea Chris!
OH MY!!! These look so amazing! I am a sweet potato lover!! Sometimes I eat them cold!! w. hummus! YUM! These look like a healthy dream come true! Thanks for sharing!
Wow cold sweet potatoes… that’s hardcore love and devotion, haha!
I think it’s official that you do the BEST potato recipes + Thai recipes ever!!! this looks incredible Chris, love it!
Sarah & Arkadi
I just want to devour this scrumptious looking potato!
Sweet potatoes are one of my favorite foods! I even have a whole Pinterest board for them. I especially like savory sweet potato recipes and this has to be one of the most creative ones I’ve seen.
Wow, a whole pinterest board for sweeet potatoes?! Now that’s dedication! I’m impressed 🙂
Wow, you have been busy! I love how you gave a loaded potato a thai spin. Love Thai food and I love sweet potatoes so this seems like a match made in heaven. 🙂
Definitely going to need this for lunch soon. Baked sweet potatoes are my go-to lunch around here – this will spice things up a bit!
the sauce was to die for! after trying it the first time, I can honestly say I am hooked on this recipe. thank you!
So glad you loved the sauce Isabela! Totally made my night! Thanks for letting me know 🙂
There’s never enough peanut sauce, and I love anything over sweet potatoes – this is my kind of dinner!
Agreed. Peanut sauce on everything. Always. And forever.