Baked Stuffing with Gravy and Sweet Potatoes

        Excerpt from: A Vegetarian Cooks’ Book, The Green Cutting Board Press, 2004


Make your life easy and purchase a package of commercial stuffing mix. Most are made on the stovetop and most should be vegan with whole grain breads, herbs and a little corn syrup if they include 'natural' flavors, this may be from processed turkey so read carefully.
1 12 ounce can of yams or sweet potatoes, drained and coarsely chopped
1 1/2 cup of gravy
2 Tbls vegetarian spread

Prepare the stuffing as directed and refrigerate 1 hour to set. Coat a 9" square baking pan with 1 Tbls of the vegetarian spread. Add one cup of your gravy to 4 cups of stuffing and mix gently, add the mixture to the pan and top with the chopped yams. Drizzle the remaining 1/2 cup of gravy over the top cover and add the remaining Tbls of the vegetarian spread in pinches. Bake covered at 325 degrees for 40 minutes. Remove the cover for the last 10 minutes to brown the top.