Vegan Potato Recipes

Here are over 30 vegan potato recipes, including crispy french fries, tater tots, mashed potatoes, and more. Like it cheesy? Want some summertime vegan potato salad recipes? Find vegan versions of all your favorite potato recipes all in one place.

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If you’re a fan of the potato, you’ve got company. Millions of people around the world claim potatoes as their favorite food. It’s understandable because potatoes create a delicious base on which many flavors can be added.

Potato FAQs

Can You Eat Potatoes if You’re Vegan?

You might be wondering, are potatoes vegan? The answer is, yes, potatoes are a plant and therefore vegans can eat potatoes. In fact, potatoes, a starchy, nutrient-rich vegetable, make a great part of a vegan food diet because they’re plant-based.

However, not all potato recipes are vegan. In fact, many potato recipes are loaded with butter, dairy, and even meat like bacon. The good news is it’s easy to make your favorite potato recipes vegan.

We’ll get into some specific recipes below, but first, here are some of the best ways you can prepare potatoes as part of a vegan diet:

  1. For Vegan Baked Potato Recipes: use plant-based toppings like vegan butter, vegan cheese, coconut yogurt, or even smoky almond slivers (instead of bacon) for toppings. Vegan baked potatoes are delicious!
  2. Mashed Potatoes: replace butter with olive oil and plant-based milk, like almond milk to make vegan mashed potato recipes.
  3. French Fries: it’s a no-brainer that french fries should be vegan (see recipe below for a healthier version of french fries), but it’s possible that some restaurants could use lard or animal-based seasonings, so it doesn’t hurt to ask when you’re out to eat.
  4. Potato Salad: use vegan mayo and tofu scramble in place of hardboiled eggs and you’ve got yourself some delicious plant-based potato salad!

Are French Fries Vegan?

It’s surprising to note that not all french fries are vegan. In fact, the famous case at McDonald’s in the early 2000s was that they were adding beef flavoring to their fries. It appeared that the beef flavoring actually had some beef in it. Because they reported their fries as vegetarian, this was alarming and made big headlines.

Are Potatoes Healthy?

It’s such a loaded question because some people will argue that potatoes are starchy and therefore high in carbohydrates. I would like to posit,  however, that potatoes are actually good for you, but with one condition: you must eat the skin. As with every other plant-based food, a lot of the nutrients (and fiber) can be found in the skin.

We make our mashed potatoes with the skin, our french fries with the skin, and so on. In addition, we’re careful about those toppings. As said above, too many high-fat toppings can make for an unhealthy potato dish very quickly. Stick with plant-based toppings and you’ll be fine.

What Kinds of Potatoes Do You Cook With?

In the United States alone, there are over 200 varieties of potatoes sold. Even though Ireland is known for its potatoes, did you know that potatoes originated in North America? I learned that potatoes were imported to Europe in my interview with Dr. Libby O’Connell about the history of food. For the purposes of the recipes below, we focus on mostly the following types of potatoes:

  • The Russet — It has dark brown skin and white flesh. It’s great for baking potatoes, french fries, and roasting.
  • Red Potatoes — These red-skinned potatoes are our favorite and we use them for soups, mashed potatoes, and in recipes like curries. See below for some of my favorite vegan red potato recipes.
  • Sweet Potatoes — Orange-skinned sweet potatoes make a great addition to many recipes. Because they have a high sugar content (and high beta carotene content as well), they cook relatively quickly. That means you can add sweet potatoes to soups, veggie burgers, serve them as fries, and more. You’ll love all the sweet potato vegan recipes below.

Obviously, there are more potato varieties from around the world that you can choose to cook with. These are just some of the most popular and favorite varieties used in the recipes below.

Potatoes for Breakfast

Every day needs a good start and there’s no better way to do it than having a good breakfast. Here are some of our favorite breakfast vegan recipes with potatoes. Here are some more vegan breakfast recipes, too.

Potatoes for Lunch

This crispy black bean and potato burrito also includes corn and brown rice, in addition to salsa and all the right seasonings. This is a regular repeat in our household.

Soups & Stews Featuring Potatoes

Many of these soups and stews recipes can be used for lunch or dinner (or both). I like making a fresh pot of soup for dinner and then serving leftovers for lunch in the days that follow. Here are some of my favorite soups and stews that include potatoes in the recipe.

Potato Snacks & Appetizers

Potatoes are so versatile you can even serve them as snacks and appetizers. Take, for example, the french fry. You can serve them plain (with ketchup, of course), or top them with veggie crumbles, vegan cheese, and more! Here are some delicious potato snacks and appetizers for your dining enjoyment.

Side Dish Potato Recipes

Potatoes make a perfect side dish ingredient. They can take on the flair and flavors of whatever main dish you’re serving. Here are some of our favorite side dish potato recipes.

Vegan Potato Main Dish Recipes

The potato goes prime time with these delicious, tantalizing vegan potato dinner recipes.

Casseroles with Potatoes

Plenty of casseroles involve potatoes, such as these vegan pot pies, enchiladas, and more. Casseroles make dinner so much easier, so bring ’em on!

Veggie Burgers with Potatoes

If you love a good burger, these veggie burgers will be right up your alley!

There you have it, so many amazing vegan recipes with potatoes!

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Vegan Potato Recipes + Vegan Scalloped Potatoes

You love potatoes and so you need the very best vegan potato recipes. Here you'll find everything from breakfast recipes to snacks, sides, main dishes, and more! Plus, you'll love these cheesy vegan scalloped potatoes with a creamy, savory sauce to serve as a side dish with your favorite meatless meals.
5 from 1 vote
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Resting Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings: 9
Calories: 169kcal


  • 3 tablespoons vegan butter
  • 6 tablespoons whole wheat pastry flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups plant-based milk (plain, unsweetened, not vanilla flavored)
  • ¾ cup vegan cheddar shreds separated
  • 2 pounds red potatoes thinly sliced
  • medium yellow onion peeled and thinly sliced


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 9×9 inch baking pan with vegetable cooking spray or a thin coating of olive oil.
  • Heat the vegan butter over medium heat in a small saucepan until melted, about 30 seconds. Add the flour, 1 tablespoon at a time, stirring in between. The goal is to create a thick sauce. Add salt and pepper. Stir to combine.
  • Add the plant-based milk, a little at a time, stirring in between. This should create a gravy-like sauce. If your sauce has lumps, simply transfer to a food processor or blender and pulse until smooth.
  • Remove from heat and add ½ cup vegan cheddar shreds. Stir until melted.
  • Place ⅓ of the potato slices in the bottom of the prepared pan. Top with ⅓ of the sliced onions. Pour ⅓ of the cream sauce evenly over the top of the potatoes and onions. Repeat until all the potatoes, onions, and sauce is used. Top with remaining cheese.
  • Cover with foil and bake in a heated oven for 50 minutes. Use tongs to remove foil and bake for 10 minutes, until the edges turn a golden brown.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool for 10 to 15 minutes before serving.
  • To store, allow scalloped potatoes to come to room temperature, then cover and refrigerate. These will keep in the fridge for up to 5 days.

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Potatoes. I used red potatoes in this recipe, but you can also use either russet potatoes (white potatoes) or Yukon Gold potatoes. Each of these has good starch content to add to the creamy sauce. You can even use a mixture of potatoes as well.
Calories: 169kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 297mg | Potassium: 555mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 391IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 92mg | Iron: 1mg

The nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator and should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

Now you have enough recipes to get you through the month. And whichever of these tasty vegan recipes with potatoes you choose to make, enjoy!

2 Responses to Vegan Potato Recipes

  1. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyJoshua Howard Reply

    Hi! I really like your recipes all of them sound so delicious! Which one is your favorite?

    • Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMarly

      Hi Joshua! That’s such a tough question! And the answer for me depends on the time of year. I go through these phases where I’m “obsessed” about a certain dish and eating it all the time! 🙂 Of the potato recipes, I really love my vegan potato salad. It’s so creamy and delicious!

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