This vegan twice-baked potatoes recipe makes a cheesy, savory main dish (or side dish) that you can enjoy night after night! Potatoes are loaded with healthy nutrients and you can enjoy the nutritional benefits of this plant-based meal made with baked potatoes, sweet potatoes, vegan sour cream, chives, and more!
A hankering for potatoes recently combined with the not-so-gentle urging of my daughter resulted in a quest to make traditionally creamy, cheesy Twice-Baked Potatoes. My quandary? How to make twice-baked potatoes vegan.
So when my recent urge for potatoes came on full throttle, I decided to give it a more adult (if not suburban) twist; Twice Baked Potatoes.
My quandary was how to make full-flavored, twice-baked potatoes vegan. Most recipes include bacon, sour cream, and cheese (things we vegans don’t eat). After letting the idea simmer for a bit, I finally landed on a “ve-cheesy” solution. Ve-cheesy is a word I just made up. It means vegan and cheesy. See how quirky I can be? I blame it on those small-town roots!
How to Make Vegan Twice-Baked Potatoes
This Vegan Twice-Baked Potatoes dish is quite easy to make! I’m even sharing two ways to bake those potatoes. If you’re in a hurry, you can use the microwave, but my favorite is to bake them in the oven. So good!
The good news is that a vegan baked potato is not much different than a traditional potato. Here are two ways to make it!
For the Baked Potatoes
- Prepare potatoes by washing them and pricking each with a fork (to release steam as they bake). I also like to rub the potatoes with a little bit of oil to add more flavor and create a better texture for the skin.
- Oven-Baked Potatoes: To bake your potatoes in the oven, place prepared potatoes in a preheated oven and bake for 60 – 75 minutes. The potatoes should be fork-tender. Be sure to use oven mitts to remove the hot potatoes!
- Microwave Baked Potatoes: To bake your potatoes in a microwave, place prepared potatoes in a microwave, and either use the baked potato setting on your microwave or cook for 6 – 8 minutes. Use tongs to turn potatoes and cook for 2 – 3 additional minutes. Use a fork to see if the center is tender enough. If not, cook in 1 – 2 -minute increments until done. You can leave the potatoes in the microwave until cool enough to touch.
For the Potato Filling
- Cut the potatoes in half lengthwise. Then use a melon scoop to scoop out the potato flesh. Be sure to leave a 1/8″ shell of potato flesh around the skins to hold the potato boats together.
- Combine the potato flesh, vegan sour cream, vegan butter, and garlic powder in a bowl. Use a fork or a potato masher to mash and press the ingredients together. Add salt and pepper to taste. Add soy milk, one tablespoon at a time, until you get a creamy texture. Stir in chives, veggie bacon, and some of the cheddar shreds.
- Fill each of the potato boats with the creamy potato filling. Top each potato with equal amounts of the remaining cheddar shreds.
- Return the potatoes to the oven ad bake for 15 – 20 minutes, until the cheese has melted.
You can serve twice baked potatoes as a meal, appetizers, or a side dish. They’re good and filling either way!
More Vegan Potato Recipes
- Vegan Mashed Potatoes
- Cheesy Vegan Scalloped Potatoes
- Loaded Vegan Baked Potatoes
- Baked Sweet Potato Tots
- Air Fryer French Fries
- Vegan Potato Soup
- Air Fryer Potato Wedges
- Vegan Potato Salad
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Vegan Twice-Baked Potatoes
- 4 large russet potatoes
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- ½ cup vegan sour cream
- 3 tablespoons vegan butter
- ¼ cup tempeh bacon (see note)
- ¼ cup chopped fresh chives (optional)
- ½ cup plant-based milk (plain, not vanila flavored)
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¾ cup vegan cheddar shreds
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 small sweet potato
For the Baked Potatoes
- Wash and dry potatoes, then prick each with a fork a several of times (around 6 pricks per potato). Rub all 4 potatoes with olive oil, using your fingers to work the oil around all of the potatoes.
- Oven Baked Potatoes: Preheat oven to 375F. Place prepared potatoes in the oven and bake for 60 – 75 minutes, until the potatoes are fork tender. Use oven mitts to remove the hot potatoes. They will need to cool several minutes before they are cool enough to touch.
- Microwave Baked Potatoes: Place prepared potatoes in a microwave and either use the baked potato setting on your microwave or cook for 6 – 8 minutes. Use tongs to turn potatoes and cook for 2 – 3 additional minutes. Use a fork to see if the center is tender enough. If not, cook in 1 – 2 -minute increments until done. Leave potatoes in the microwave to cool or
For the Potato Filling
- Prick the sweet potato with a fork several times. Place it in the microwave and cook for 2 – 3 minutes. Test it with the fork, it should be tender. Use oven mits to remove it from the microwave. Let it sit until cool enough to handle. Then cut it in half and use a melon baller to scoop out the insides.
- Once the potatoes have cooled to the touch, slice potatoes in half lengthwise. Use a melon baller to scoop out the potato flesh. Be sure to leave a 1/8" shell of potato flesh around the skins to hold the potato boats together.
- In a medium bowl combine the scooped sweet potato and potato flesh, vegan sour cream, vegan butter, and garlic powder. Use a fork or a potato masher to press the ingredients together. Add salt and pepper to taste. Add soy milk, one tablespoon at a time, until you get a creamy texture. Stir in chives, veggie bacon (reserving some for the topping) and about 1/2 cup cheddar shreds.
- Use a spoon to fill each of the potato boats with the creamy potato filling. Top each potato with equal amounts of the remaining cheddar shreds.
- Return the potatoes to the oven and bake for 15 – 20 minutes, until the cheese has melted.
- Serve warm with additional vegan sour cream, veggie bacon, and any other favorite toppings.
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.
Enjoy. Serve your Vegan Twice-Baked Potatoes as a side dish to any number of tasty entrees such as Lentil Burgers or our family favorite, the Bulgogi “Steak” Sandwich. Or it can even serve as its own meal with a salad on the side. There you go. Versatile, tasty, ve-cheezy!