Roasted Seitan Potato Stacks: A Vegan Un-Recipe.

To understand why I call these roasted Seitan Potato Stacks an Un-recipe, you need to understand how I plan dinner. Unlike some of the magnificently organized bloggers that I stalk follow, like Lindsay, Laura, and Angela, who not only make a meal plan every Sunday they also find the time to write about it, my meal planning is a little more haphazard. As in I’m driving home from work at 5:30 thinking what I want to make, stop at the store haphazard. Or stand in front of the refrigerator at 6:30 what am I going to throw together haphazard. Or like last night, plan to make tempeh burgers, when a sudden inspiration hits me as I’m grabbing the tempeh out of the fridge, let’s make tempeh pasta sauce instead haphazard (un-recipe coming for that soon).

Roasted Seitan Potato Stacks Recipe

My meals are frequently last minute, what’s in the cupboard, thrown together concoctions, that I (and Alan) am usually happily surprised when they turn out delicious. I am fortunate that I just have that touch.  I don’t measure, I just sprinkle a little of that, pinch a little of this, so until recently I was never able to recreate a particularly yummy dish.

That changed when I started to post recipes on this blog. I suddenly had to keep track of ingredients and measurements so that I could share the recipe at a later date. I quickly learned that I needed to write things down right away or I would completely forget an important ingredient when I was writing up the recipe. I now use Springpad, which syncs with my computer, phone and iPad, to jot down ingredients.

Roasted Seitan Potato Stacks

The idea for these seitan potato stacks came to me the other day when I was trying to think of how to use the seitan that I had on hand. They turned out great, but if I could make one change (and I will in the actual recipe write-up), I would have more mushrooms and onions.

Roasted Seitan Potato Stacks

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Roasted Seitan Potato Stacks: A Vegan Un-Recipe
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4
  • 2 potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 yellow squash, sliced lengthwise
  • ½ onion, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup mushrooms, sliced
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • ½ cup avocado vinaigrette (you can use avocado slices instead)
  • ½ cup shredded vegan cheese
  1. Preheat oven to 450.
  2. Partially cook the potatoes, until they are slightly fork tender (I used the microwave)
  3. Then slice the potatoes lengthwise, discarding the outsides, into 4½ inch slices.
  4. Use the olive oil to grease a cookie sheet.
  5. Place the potatoes, squash, onions, mushrooms and seitan on the cookie sheet. Sprinkle everything with salt and pepper.
  6. Squeeze the lime juice over the seitan.
  7. Roast until lightly browned on both sides, turning once, about 15 minutes.
  8. To create your stacks, use a potato slice as the base. Sprinkle with vegan cheese. Add on the seitan, mushrooms and onions. Spoon on a dollop of the avocado vinaigrette then top with a slice of yellow squash. Sprinkle on more vegan cheese.
  9. Roast until the cheese is melted, about 5 minutes.

 roasted seitan potato stacks

While it says that the recipe serves four, you might find them so yummy that you’ll want to have a second (Alan and I shared a second one).

Unplanned or not, I had a whole week of yummy food. From the Quinoa Salad I posted last week, to pizza, to the Stacks, and finally the tempeh pasta sauce mentioned above.

Roasted Seitan Potato StacksWhat is your favorite meal to prepare? Or Eat?

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    • says

      I agree false foods are a strange ccneopt as they are processed and un-natural. When I turned veggie at 10 my mum bought me fake bacon’ which I quite liked but it kind of defeats the point. Now I try to cook from whole, natural ingredients as much as possible. However I have on occassion had some unusual fake’ foods at restaurants and they are quite a novel taste and texture experience, but I certainly wouldn’t eat them regularly and see them as a type of junk food really!

  1. says

    I am not vegan, but these look really good. My preggo sis in law is vegan so I will have to share with her. My meal planning leaves much to be desired! I am working on planning a menu for the week so I know what I need to get at the store. Right now I am about the same as you, although sometimes I just make a protein shake and feed my little one fruit, veggies and her organic chicken tenders. I need a personal chef!

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