These vegan loaded baked potatoes are stuffed with the BEST vegan taco meat and cheesy-without-the-cheese nacho cheese sauce plus a dollop of vegan sour cream and plenty of chopped veggies. Not only is this plant-based meal immensely satisfying and delicious, it's the perfect meal prep or camping recipe regardless of whether or not you're vegan.
Vegan loaded baked potatoes are the perfect meal prep recipe. Every single thing can be prepared in advance which means all that's left to do on whatever night you want to eat reheat and assemble them.
Vegan baked potatoes also make a great camping recipe even if you and your family aren't vegans. Using non-meat and dairy ingredients is SO much more convenient when camping because there's not as much concern with keeping everything at a low enough temperature to keep it safe.
- Vegan taco meat keeps well in the refrigerator for up to 1 week and can be frozen for up to 3 months.
- Vegan nacho cheese will keep well for a week in the refrigerator and can be frozen for up to 3 months. Make extra because it's killer in this vegan broccoli cheese soup!
- Vegan sour cream, in my opinion, just happens to be more delicious than regular sour cream. Also, it's super easy to make and keeps well in the refrigerator for up to a week.
- Baked potatoes keep well in the refrigerator for several days and all the veggies can be chopped in advance and stored in the fridge as well.
All that's left to do the night you want to eat is reheat everything and pile it on your potatoes.
Ingredients for Taco Stuffed Potatoes
- Vegan Taco Meat. This easy recipe makes hearty, meaty-tasting veggie taco meat that's 100% plant-based, high in protein, and packed with flavor.
- Vegan Nacho Cheese Sauce. This creamy cheesy-without-the-cheese nacho cheese sauce is 100% plant-based, gluten-free, nut-free, and prepared in 2 simple steps.
- Vegan Sour Cream. This recipe is quick and easy, 100% plant-based, dairy-free, and in my opinion, better tasting than regular sour cream.
- Baked Potato. Crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside, there are few things I love more than a well-cooked baked potato. Potatoes are a delicious blank canvas for a variety of toppings, like taco meat and nacho cheese!
- Pickled Jalapeños. Optional, of course, and totally up to you whether they are spicy or mild.
- Fresh veggies. I love chopped red bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, and sliced green onions on my loaded baked potato, but top yours with anything you like.
More Vegan Baked Potato Toppings
There are quite literally endless variations for vegan stuffed potatoes. Taco stuffed potatoes is just one possibility of many. Like homemade pasta, baked potatoes are one of those blank canvases that are great at showcasing other ingredients. Here are just a few ideas:
- Jackfruit! Jackfruit is an incredibly versatile food that can be transformed into meaty tasting savory foods or sweet desserts. I love it in these jackfruit curry bowls, but cook it with BBQ sauce (or any kind of sauce) and pile it over baked potatoes for flavors similar to shredded pork or chicken. Or, Take a cue from this recipe for stuffed sweet potatoes and stuff potatoes with saucy buffalo jackfruit!
- Skip the taco meat and load your potato with slow cooked black beans. Beans add a healthy dose of protein and fiber, and when cooked from dried they are a great opportunity to flavor them with your favorite spices.
- Make vegan stuffed potatoes with Greek flavors! Stuff baked potatoes with plenty of olives, sun dried or fresh tomatoes, chopped veggies, and a generous drizzle of vegan tzatziki sauce for a delicious Mediterranean inspired meal!
- Love pasta marinara? How about potato marinara instead? Top a baked potato with homemade marinara sauce and maybe some vegan sausage and a handful of vegan parmesan cheese!
- Vegan stuffed potatoes with veggies and cheese. Sauté a handful of veggies, any kind you like, and stuff them into a baked potato. Sprinkle your favorite vegan cheese over the top and set the potato under the broiler until the cheese is melted.
Step-by-Step Photos and Instructions
Cut a still warm baked potato in half and use a fork to fluff-up the inside. Drizzle some melted vegan butter over the inside if you like. This is 100% optional.
Scoop a generous amount of vegan taco meat into the center of the potato.
Top the taco meat with some vegan nacho cheese sauce.
Then, load it up with vegan sour cream and all the chopped veggies.
Time to dig in!
Vegan Baked Potatoes Make a Great Camping Recipe!
If you are vegan, vegan stuffed baked potatoes are obviously a great camping recipe. BUT, vegan ingredients make great camping food for everyone, not just those on a vegan diet!
It's not as important to keep most vegan food as cold as dairy or meat. And, most vegan food will last longer. These baked potatoes are no exception.
For a super easy camping meal try this: Freeze the taco meat in a zip-top container and pack it into your cooler frozen. The frozen taco meat will help keep everything else cool. When you want to eat it, heat a pan of water to boiling and then just drop the bag of taco meat into the boiling water. Let it simmer until the taco meat is warm, then serve the taco meat from the bag.
- 1 baked potato
- 1 tablespoon vegan butter, melted (optional)
- 1 cup vegan taco meat, warmed
- ¼ cup vegan nacho cheese, warmed
- 2 tablespoons vegan sour cream
- 5 or 6 pickled jalapeños, spicy or mild
- ½ cup chopped tomatoes (I used cherry tomatoes)
- ½ cup chopped red bell pepper
- ¼ cup sliced scallions (green onions), white and light green parts only
- Cut a hot baked potato in half and use a fork to fluff up the interior a bit. If using, drizzle melted butter over the potato.
- Top potato with taco meat, nacho cheese, sour cream, jalapeños, and chopped veggies.
- Serve immediately.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 683Total Fat: 40gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 3gUnsaturated Fat: 23gCholesterol: 73mgSodium: 1382mgCarbohydrates: 57gFiber: 9gSugar: 10gProtein: 27g