31 Best Vegan Recipes with Potatoes

Here are over 31 vegan recipes with potatoes, 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 today. Today I’m answering some of the most frequently asked questions about potatoes and sharing some delicious vegan recipes with potatoes.

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 foods, 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.

These Sweet Potato Cinnamon Rolls make for an indulgent weekend breakfast or brunch recipe. It’s true you can make any of your favorite sweet potato recipes vegan! When it comes to these cinnamon rolls, I like to freeze any leftovers so we can pop one in the toaster oven for a random, delicious cinnamon roll breakfast any day of the week.

Sweet Potato Cinnamon Rolls

Sweet potatoes are not just for french fries! Try these Sweet Potato Cinnamon Rolls and delight your taste buds first thing in the morning.
Sweet Potato Cinnamon Rolls Recipe
A batch of freshly baked and frosted cinnamon rolls in a pan sit on a dark blue kitchen towel.

I love this Vegan Bean Veggie Potato Hash from Karissa’s Vegan Kitchen. It looks so wholesome.

Or how about these loaded breakfast potatoes from Vegan Yack Attack? I say a loud YAS to all of these vegan potato breakfast recipes!

Also, don’t miss out on these vegan potato pancakes thanks to the site From My Bowl.

Potatoes for Lunch

This Vegan Sweet Potato Quinoa Veggie Burger is made with lots of healthy, wholesome ingredients. You can make a batch of these on the weekend and enjoy the veggie burgers for lunch.

Sweet Potato Quinoa Veggie Burgers

A healthy and tasty alternative to burger night!
Sweet Potato Quinoa Veggie Burgers Recipe
Sweet Potato Veggie Burgers - one of my favorite vegan sandwiches!

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.

Vegan Black Bean Burrito

This easy vegan black bean burrito recipe is made with brown rice, potatoes, corn, and salsa. Served in a crispy burrito shell and topped with guacamole.  It's good, clean, plant-based food that you'll want to serve on repeat!
Vegan Black Bean Burrito Recipe
Close up of a Crispy Black Bean Burrito cut open showing black beans, pinto beans, tomato, corn and diced potatoes

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.

You’ll love the little bites of potatoes in this Pinto Bean Soup. It makes a filling, healthy lunch option. It’s so easy to pack soups and heat them up in the office microwave for a few minutes.

Vegan Pinto Bean Soup

Hearty, nourishing, and easy-to-make, this vegan pinto bean soup boasts rich flavors and vibrant colors. You'll love the 10 simple ingredients that make this soup so easy to make and yet remains a satisfying comfort food too. Serve with Vegan Cornbread for the win!
Vegan Pinto Bean Soup Recipe
A bowl of pinto bean soup is front in center in this photo. The light is shining on all the ingredients in the bowl, including the slices of carrots, potatoes, and beans. There is a stack of cornbread behind the soup, and a bowl of dried pinto beans behind that.

This vegan beef stew is made with carrots, potatoes, and vegan beef pieces you can buy at most health food stores (including Sprouts or Natural Grocers). We’ve shared this recipe with vegans and non-vegans alike and everyone has loved it.

Vegan Beef Stew

You'll love this savory, easy-to-prepare Vegan Beefless Stew for chilly fall and winter nights. Make up a pot and enjoy leftovers throughout the week!
Vegan Beef Stew Recipe
A bowl of vegan beef stew with bread sticks. A cutting board holds raw carrots and onion.

Sure, this recipe is called vegan cheeseburger soup, but can you imagine a cheeseburger served without potatoes? That’s why we included potatoes in this creamy, cheesy soup. I think you’ll agree that it’s a perfect potato recipe, too.

Vegan Potato Soup

Make this creamy vegan potato soup recipe infused with your favorite flavors. Be sure to serve it with some vegan cornbread!
Vegan Potato Soup Recipe
A bowl of vegan potato soup sits next to a grey cloth napkin.

This vegan potato soup is so easy to make. It’s so good and creamy, it’s like comfort food in a bowl!

Vegan Cheeseburger Soup

Sit yourself down to a bowl of this creamy, cheesy, savory Vegan Cheeseburger Soup, including quick-cook instructions for busy weeknight meals.
Vegan Cheeseburger Soup Recipe
Take a bite out of this delicious Vegan Cheeseburger Soup recipe and come back for more. It's a creamy soup made with cashews, potatoes, carrots, and cheese. A perfect weeknight meal.

This Quinoa and Potato Minestrone Soup is something we make on repeat at our house. Sometimes we’ll use pasta instead of quinoa, but I prefer the gluten-free grain instead of pasta. Shawn needs a heartier soup and the quinoa and potatoes really add a lot of hearty deliciousness in every bite.

Quinoa Gluten-Free Minestrone Soup

This vegan minestrone is made with quinoa instead of pasta for a gluten-free favorite weeknight meal because. It's easy to make still so satisfying.
Quinoa Gluten-Free Minestrone Soup Recipe
Minestrone Quinoa Soup is one of our favorite weeknight meals because it's easy to make, so tasty, and we have leftovers for the week. Did I say it's pretty cheap to make too? Perfection!

Also, I love this vegan cauliflower and potato soup from the Spruce. Who doesn’t love vegan potato soup recipes? They’re perfect for the fall. In fact, it makes me want to grab a bottle of sriracha and go to town.

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.

These Air Fryer French Fries are made with minimal oil because they’re cooked in an air fryer that circulates hot air around the potatoes. The net result is a batch of crispy fries that are healthier than deep-fried fries. If you love vegan russet potato recipes, this is the best! I love to add sea salt and serve them with a generous portion of ketchup.

Easy Air Fryer French Fries

Delicious, crispy, and healthy, these Easy Air Fryer French Fries, will make your veggie burger nights even better. You'll love these crispy fries, made with only 1 teaspoon of oil!
Easy Air Fryer French Fries Recipe
Some air fryer french fries are in a white bowl. A bowl of ketchup and raw potatoes on a cutting board are behind.

These sweet potato tater tots are pretty easy to make and really satisfy that tater tot craving. These tater tots are baked, not fried, and that makes them a healthier option. Serve with ketchup or even something crazy like vegan ranch dressing.

Sweet Potato Tater Tots

Enjoy these easy, delicious Baked Sweet Potato Tater Tots as a fun, healthy way to get your tots in! Crispy on the outside, savory on the inside!
Sweet Potato Tater Tots Recipe
Vegan Sweet Potato Tater Tots - for your next healthy, but still delicious side dish!

Make these healthy, crispy Air Fryer Potato Wedges for your next tasty snack. Using an air fryer helps you creme crispy fries with minimal oil.

Air Fryer Potato Wedges

Make these tender, yet crispy air fryer potato wedges for your veggie burger nights. Air Fryer potatoes are healthier because they're not fried in lots of oil!
Air Fryer Potato Wedges Recipe
A plate holds several crispy air fryer potato wedges next to a bowl of ketchup.

This seven-layer sweet potato dip may be my favorite dip ever. It’s healthy because it’s made with sweet potatoes, quinoa, black beans, avocados, and more healthy, wholesome ingredients. Once the layers are arranged, serve with tortilla chips or sliced veggies and enjoy.

Air Fryer Potatoes

Make these herbed-roasted air fryer potatoes as your new favorite side dish. Or serve them as an appetizer with hummus or your favorite vegan ranch dressing.
Air Fryer Potatoes Recipe
A plate of air fryer potatoes has a bowl of dipping sauce next to it.

If you’re looking for a simple roasted potatoes side dish, this air fryer potatoes recipe is perfect. Serve these herbed potatoes as a side dish for your favorite veggie burger nights.

Sweet Potato Hummus

Prepare this sweet potato dip for your next party and enjoy the oohs and ahhs of guests as they dip into this smoky vegan, gluten-free snack!
Sweet Potato Hummus Recipe
A close-up shot of sweet potato hummus in a bowl. It's topped with chopped cilantro, olive oil, and paprika. There's another bowl and tortilla chips in the background.

Look at these spicy potato nacho bites by I Love Vegan. They look delicious and perfect for snacking.

I love these crispy potato spinach balls from Brand New Vegan. Who knew spinach could look so good?

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.

These vegan garlic mashed potatoes are so easy to make. I think that’s because we leave the skins on and we prefer hand-mashing to the electric mixer. I like to add a few pieces of garlic to the recipe to add additional flavor as well.

Vegan Garlic Mashed Potatoes

You'll love the hearty flavor of these vegan garlic mashed potatoes made with skin-on red potatoes. Serve it as a side dish with some vegan gravy to make any meal extra special!
Vegan Garlic Mashed Potatoes Recipe
Vegan gravy is poured over a big plate of mashed potatoes.

These cheesy vegan Scalloped Potatoes are so easy to make and yet absolutely delicious. If you think you can’t have the best of comfort food as a vegan, this recipe will show you otherwise.

Vegan Scalloped Potatoes

Make these tasty Vegan Scalloped Potatoes with a creamy, savory cheese sauce to serve as a side dish with your favorite meatless meals.
Vegan Scalloped Potatoes Recipe
A hand holds a wooden spatula full of cheesy potatoes.

Sweet potato dinner rolls are a perfect side dish to any recipe you’re fixing. I love to make a batch of these and then freeze them so I can pull out a couple of rolls to heat up in the toaster oven for dinner. They’re pretty easy to make and I love the orange color thanks to the sweet potatoes.

Sweet Potato Dinner Rolls

Soft, tender, homemade sweet potato dinner rolls are a favorite come holiday time. But they can be made year-round and even frozen for homemade heat-and-serve dinner rolls.
Sweet Potato Dinner Rolls Recipe
A hand holds a buttery bite of sweet potato dinner rolls with the pan behind it.

Summertime means vegan potato salad in our house! It’s a perfect side dish for veggie burgers, or whatever you’re fixing. I use my mom’s recipe and veganize it by using vegan mayo and tofu scramble for the boiled eggs. It works!

Vegan Potato Salad

I took my mom’s recipe for potato salad and made my own vegan version of it. This is a sweet, creamy, eggless, red potato salad with lots of summertime flavors for everyone, vegan or not!
Vegan Potato Salad Recipe
A bowl of vegan potato salad with cherry tomatoes on the salad and behind it.

You’ll definitely want to check out these vegan scalloped potatoes by Connoisseurus Veg.

Vegan Potato Main Dish Recipes

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

I love this vegan shepherd’s pie piled high with potatoes. Beneath that delicious layer of vegan mashed potatoes is a thick, savory vegetable stew with peas and corn. When it comes to vegan potato recipes main dish themed, this is a comfort food bonanza!

Vegan Shepherd’s Pie

Prepare this Vegan Shepherd's Pie for a satisfying, potato-filled vegan dinner! The veggie stew is made with veggie crumbles, carrots, and peas. And, of course, it's topped with lots of potatoes.
Vegan Shepherd’s Pie Recipe
Vegan Shepherd's Pie

When it comes to vegan potato curry recipes, this Chickpea Curry really takes the cake! This recipe has all the veggies, including carrots, peas, and potatoes. I love that it comes together in one pot — it’s so simple to make and delicious.

Vegan Chickpea Curry

This one-pot wonder dish, the vegan chickpea curry, is made with basmati rice and a splash of lime. It's so easy and so delicious!
Vegan Chickpea Curry Recipe
A serving dish full of chickpea curry sits next to naan bread and limes.

This wild rice sweet potato skillet recipe is so easy to make, you won’t believe it. And if “easy” were the only criteria that matters, then you’d be happy, but we want great flavor too. This recipe is teeming with both!

Wild Rice and Sweet Potato Skillet Dinner

For weeknight, on-the-go, dinners, this Wild Rice and Sweet Potato Skillet Dinner is easy, affordable, delicious, and a family favorite.
Wild Rice and Sweet Potato Skillet Dinner Recipe
A skillet full of wild rice and sweet potato skillet dinner with a wooden spoon in it.

This is an older recipe, but it’s a favorite go-to any day of the week: the vegan loaded baked potato. If you’ve got a can of vegetarian chili on hand, then simply top a baked potato with chili, vegan cheese, chopped onions, vegan sour cream, and any other favorite fixins that comes to mind.

Loaded Vegan Baked Potatoes

These Loaded Vegan Baked Potatoes are comfort food at its very best! This filing potato recipe will satisfy your best cravings!
Loaded Vegan Baked Potatoes Recipe
A loaded vegan baked potato sits on a plate with steamed broccoli all around it.

Looking for vegan potato casserole recipes? This Vegan Beef Pot Pie is everything you could imagine and more. There’s vegan beef (yes, that’s actually a thing), in a thick, savory stew of potatoes, peas, and more. And we top that with a crispy whole wheat crust.

Vegan Beefless Pot Pie

Ready for a hearty dish that yields lots of delicious leftovers? You’ll want to dig into this Beefless Vegan Pot Pie Casserole with a cheesy biscuit topping.
Vegan Beefless Pot Pie Recipe
Beefless Vegan Pot Pie Casserole with a cheesy biscuit topping is a delicious weekday treat any night of the week!

This is a slow cooker sweet potato chili recipe that anyone can make because it’s so easy. It’s another thing I love about sweet potatoes because they cook so quickly, you can throw the sweet potatoes into this chili raw and let them cook in the slow cooker. It’s chili perfection in every bowl.

Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Chili

This slow cooker sweet potato chili is vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free. You'll love the extra nutrition provided from this sweet potatoes black bean chili recipe.
Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Chili Recipe
Two bowls of sweet potato chili sit one in front of the other. There are slices of sweet potatoes and a sprig of parsley in the background.

This vegan twice baked potato recipe is so cheesy and delicious, you’ll want to have an extra on hand for leftovers. Maybe that’s why this recipe makes three. I use sweet potato and nutritional yeast flakes to create a nice, cheesy flavor in the twice-baked potatoes. Perfection!

Vegan Twice-Baked Potatoes

Enjoy these vegan twice-baked potatoes as a main dish or a delicious side. You'll love the cheesy flavors and toppings added to make the perfect potato dish!
Vegan Twice-Baked Potatoes Recipe
A vegan twice baked potato sits on a plate. It has vegan bacon, sour cream and cheese on top.

And look at this vegan cheesy baked potato with broccoli recipe from Serious Eats! It’s drool-worthy!

There you have it, 31 amazing vegan recipes with potatoes.

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 31 Best Vegan Recipes with Potatoes

  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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