Some nights I just need to eat a potato, and spend less that 15 minutes cooking. This is one of my go-to recipes for those nights. Super easy, filling, nutritious, and delicious. I know some people area all like “potatoes are bad”, but they aren’t. They are delicious, less than 2o0 calories a potato, full of vitamin C, B-6, and potassium. And they’re yummy. If you’re still worried this recipe would also be good with a baked sweet potato, or squash, or smashed parsnips, cauliflower, or turnips. Choose your yummy fall/winter vegetable and go to town.
You might notice in the next few weeks that I am slightly obsessed with soyrizo. It is so richly flavored you can totally get past the fake meat thing. I really don’t like the taste of fake meat, but soyrizo is just swimming in spices and savory goodness. So, the next few weeks will highlight quick and easy meals, but also meals made with soyrizo. Forgive me if you don’t share my obsession. However, if you haven’t tried it, go out and get some. -Do read the package if you are vegan as some brands contain milk. For this week, after you make this baked potato happiness on a plate, you can either use the other half of the soyrizo package to make pizza burritos (this is what I recommend), or freeze it and wait for next week when I post another quick and easy recipe that uses soyrizo.
Baked Potato with Soyrizo and Kale (vegan)
- 4 large baking potatoes
- 2 TBL olive oil
- 1 medium yellow onion, sliced
- 2 cups chopped kale
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 package soyrizo
- 1/2 cup vegetable broth, beer, or water
- 2 TBL vegan cream cheese
- 2 TBL nutritional yeast
- Preheat oven to 400
- Poke a few holes in the potatoes with a fork, place in the oven right on the rack, and bake until they are soft on the inside 45-60 min. I test them by squeezing them (with a potholder) and when you can feel the inside give they are ready.
- Meanwhile (when you have about 15 minutes until the potatoes are done), heat a large skillet over medium heat.
- Saute onions until just softened, about 3 minutes.
- Add kale and continue to cook for 2 more minutes.
- Add Garlic and cook briefly, about 30 seconds, then add soyrizo, vegetable broth, cream cheese, and nutritional yeast.
- Stir frequently and cook until heated through, about 3 more minutes.
- When potatoes are done, split them lengthwise and top with soyrizo mixture.