Stovetop Soy Curl and Sweet Potato Alfredo Casserole

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by JL Fields on January 9, 2013

One of the first things I did after moving was place an order with Vegan Essentials.  I needed soy curls. Bad.

I love soy curls.

Soy Curl recipes on JL goes Vegan

They are easy and fun to prepare and they make for a really hearty meal.

Last night I realized that I had not yet used any of my soy curls, stored in the freezer, and it was time! I grabbed a sweet potato, garlic and onion and placed them on a cutting board.  I looked in the refrigerator and spied baby spinach and mushrooms, which I added to the countertop. Then in the corner of the top shelf of the refrigerator I noticed half a jar of vegan Alfredo sauce (purchased at Nooch). Hmm. I also grabbed a jar of capers right next to it.  Then this happened.

Stovetop Soy Curl and Sweet Potato Alfredo Casserole

by JL Fields @ JL goes Vegan

Ingredients (Serves 4)

  • 2 cups cooked sweet potatoes, cubed
  • 1/2 bag soy curls
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely diced
  • 1/2 cup onion, cut into half moon slices
  • 4 cups baby spinach, loosely packed
  • 1 cup baby bella mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons Chik-Style seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon capers
  • 3/4 cup vegan Alfredo sauce (I used store-bought)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • Additional capers, for garnish


  1. Cook potatoes (I made mine in the pressure cooker, with one cup of vegetable broth, at 6 minutes pressure followed by a quick release).
  2. Rehydrate soy curls (soak in warm water for 10 – 15 minutes), rinse and drain.
  3. Heat olive oil in a large skillet on medium-high heat.
  4. Add garlic and onion and saute for about 3 minutes.
  5. Add drained soy curls and Chik-Style seasoning and saute for 5 minutes. (Add liquid, if necessary – I used some of the cooking broth from the potatoes).
  6. Stir in spinach, mushrooms and capers.
  7. Cover and reduce heat to low. Simmer for 5 – 8 minutes.
  8. Remove cover, return heat to medium, add lemon juice and allow to get bubbly. Stir frequently, cooking for another 3 – 5 more minutes, until the casserole thickens.
  9. Serve in a bowl and garnish with capers.
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I loved everything about this recipe! As my favorite nutritionist / pal / co-author Ginny reminded me on Facebook last night – my awesome meal, filled with soy and Vitamin A-rich veggies, is so good and so good for me!

  • Ah – a great reminder to reorder some soy curls – they really are fantastic!

    • JL

      Definitely a favorite around here, @betterwithveg:disqus!

  • Oh goodness! I NEED TO HAVE THIS AROUND!

    • JL

      @veganmiam:disqus, thanks!

  • Lia Allen

    I’ve never heard of Soy Curls before, nor did I know one could purchase pre-made vegan Alfredo. You have taught me a lot today. Thanks, and it sounds very tasty.

    • JL

      @google-e7fd187259ad0cf16bdd5da50f70007c:disqus, soy curls are really fun to cook with! I hope you try them!

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