Another super quick vegan dinner recipe that has bacon seasoned tempeh as the star. Make this for lunch or dinner when you need a comforting and healthy meal.
See the Tips and Tricks section below the recipe for some helpful recipe ideas.
Preparation + Cooking Time: 30 minutes
Suggested kitchen tools: measuring spoons, measuring cup, small skillet, garlic press, mixing bowl, microwave safe plate
4 small to medium russet potatoes
One 6 oz. package bacon flavored tempeh (I used Lightlife brand but see the Tips and Tricks section on how to make your own bacon flavored tempeh if you can’t find pre-made)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 recipe of my Vegan Ranchy Rancherson Dressing
8 oz. dairy free shredded “cheese”
Salt and pepper for seasoning
Optional topping: chopped green onion or chives
Bake the potatoes according to how you like them. To speed up dinner prep, I will often rinse the potatoes, poke some holes in them with a fork, place them on a microwave safe plate and cook them in the microwave for 10-18 minutes or until soft.
Make the Vegan Ranchy Rancherson Dressing. Put it in the refrigerator until serving time.
Place the tempeh on the griddle pan (or skillet) with one tablespoon olive oil on medium heat. Cook until the pieces are heated through and slightly brown on the edges, about 8-10 minutes. Remove from heat.
Assemble the potatoes: Cut open each potato. Season with salt and pepper as desired. Sprinkle some shredded “cheese” inside each potato. Next add the tempeh, ranch, then sprinkle some more “cheese” onto each potato. Top with optional toppings.
Serve, eat and enjoy!
Tips and Tricks:
I found all my ingredients for this recipe at Whole Foods. Most large grocery stores have all these ingredients as well.
Can’t find the Fakin’ Bacon Tempeh? Buy regular tempeh, chop into thin, 1 inch pieces and then marinate it in about 1 teaspoon liquid smoke and 1-2 tablespoons soy sauce or liquid aminos for about 15-20 minutes, or longer.