Easy Thanksgiving Dinner for Two

gluten-free option**, soy-free option*, oil-free
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Thanksgiving Dinner for Two
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 7 hours 40 minutes
Total Time 7 hours 55 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 569kcal
Author Kathy Hester


Bottom Layer (tempeh and gravy):

  • 1 cup 235 ml water
  • 2 tablespoons Golden Veggie Bouillon Powder
  • Pinch each salt and pepper
  • 8 ounces tempeh , (*or seitan for soy-free), cut into 2 slices
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons flour , (**or gluten-free thickener)

Middle Layer (stuffing):

  • 1 1/2 cups packaged vegan stuffing , (**or gluten-free stuffing)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup minced cranberries , or pecans

Top Layer (candied sweet potatoes):

  • 1 medium sweet potato cut into thick rounds
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Pinch salt


  • Please note that this recipe is for a 1½ to 2 quart slow cooker. (You can double or triple to use a larger slow cooker.)
  • Tear off 2 pieces of parchment paper or aluminum foil big enough to make an enclosed packet in the slow cooker. (You will use these for the middle and top layers. Set aside).
  • Add the water, Golden Veggie Bouillon Powder, salt, and pepper to the slow cooker and mix. Add the tempeh (or seitan). (Set the flour aside for use right before serving).
  • In a bowl, mix the stuffing ingredients.
  • Transfer the mixture to the middle of one of the pieces of parchment and close it up so it will fit in the slow cooker. Place on top of the tempeh.
  • Spread out the other piece of parchment and arrange the sweet potato slices on it and sprinkle with sugar, cinnamon, and salt. (You may need to stack them so they will fit in the slow cooker).
  • Close up this package, place it on top of the stuffing packet, and replace the lid).
  • Cook on low for 7 to 9 hours (or 3 hours on high).
  • Remove the top two packets and set aside. Turn the slow cooker to high, remove the tempeh, and set aside.
  • Whisk in the flour and set the tempeh back in. The gravy should thicken up enough while you plate up the potatoes and stuffing. Add a little more flour if needed.
  • Place the tempeh on the plates and cover with gravy and stuffing.


Calories: 569kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 775mg | Potassium: 797mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 9690IU | Vitamin C: 3.2mg | Calcium: 193mg | Iron: 5.1mg