These vegan loaded twice baked potatoes are the perfect snack or appetizer for family and social gatherings or game day. This is a healthy mouthwatering version. Not only are they a beautiful display, they taste AMAZING!
Making Loaded Potatoes Healthy
Most of us are used to the traditional twice baked potato that starts out healthy…until it’s pulled out of the oven and loaded up with artery-clogging butter, sour cream, and cheese.
Thankfully, there IS a better way that tastes just as good!
Making Twice Baked Potatoes
Start with lowly, inconspicuous potatoes and turn them into masterpieces. Simply bake and get ready to dazzle friends and family at social gatherings.
After baking, scoop out the inside, just like usual, but this recipe calls for healthy ingredients–like low-fat eggless mayo, onion, garlic powder, smoked paprika, and creamy vegan cheese sauce–to be added in.
The Easy Vegan Mayonnaise is a key ingredient in this recipe. It takes only about 3-minutes and a blender to make and taste amazing. We use it on sandwiches and in other recipes like cole slaw and potato salad.
This tasty, eggless mayo has only 11 calories and (.4) grams of fat per Tablespoon. And it’s loaded with protein!
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Vegan No-Cheese Sauce
Believe it or not, the Creamy Vegan Cheese recipe is made with incredibly simple ingredients like:
- cashews (and or white beans)
- nutritional yeast flakes
- lemon juice
A healthy mouth-watering vegan snack version of a traditional loaded potato. These are drizzled with vegan cheese sauce, sprinkled with smoked paprika, and piled high with chives and cilantro. Completely irresistible!
When I take this vegan potato recipe to family gatherings or social functions, they disappear like magic!
Not that long ago, I made 48 of them, thinking that we would have plenty. It STILL wasn’t enough! Obviously, some folks were coming back for seconds!
Nutrition in Potatoes
All potatoes contain a variety of B vitamins, including thiamine, niacin, riboflavin, folate and B-6. These vitamins help keep you healthy by powering your metabolism and pulling energy out of the foods you eat.
You’ll also get roughly 10 percent of your daily vitamin C requirement. Vitamin C boosts your immune system and blocks free radicals that try to damage cells. All potatoes have a small amount of vitamin A, which preserves your eye health and vision.
However, sweet potatoes have extraordinarily high levels of vitamin A, giving you over 100 percent of your recommendation from a single 3.5-ounce baked spud.–LiveStrong
Other Great Appetizer & Side Dish Recipes
- 15 Easy Plant-Based Snack & Appetizer Ideas
- Vegan Chili Cheese Fries
- Collard Green Veggie Wraps with Creamy Peanut Sauce
- Cauliflower Barbecue Wing Bites
Plant-Based Vegan Starter Kits $27
- 1 lb. small potatoes, red, Russet, or your choice
- 1/4-1/2 cup plant-based milk, almond, soy, etc.
- 2 Tbsp low-fat mayo, recipe below
- 1 tsp salt (I really like black salt), or to your taste
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp smoked paprika
- 1 tsp onion powder
- Creamy Vegan Cheese Sauce, to drizzle on top
- fresh cilanto, for topping
- chives, for topping
Low-Fat Eggless Mayo
- 1 container tofu, 12 oz
- 1 Tbsp sweetener, sucanat, agave, sugar, etc
- 1 Tbsp lemon juice or red wine vinegar
- 1-1/2 Tbsp Dijon mustard
- 1/4 tsp salt
Creamy Vegan Cheese Sauce
- 1 cup potatoes, peeled & diced
- 1/4 cup carrots, diced
- 1/4 cup onions, diced
- 1 cup broth from veggies
- 1/2 cup raw cashews (raw), or 1/2 cup white beans
- 4 Tbsp nutritional yeast
- 1 Tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1 pinch paprika
- 1 pinch cayenne pepper
Loaded Potato Bites
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees and bake whole small potatoes until tender, approximately 30 minutes, depending on size of little potatoes.
- Remove potatoes from oven and allow to cool. Slice potatoes in half, scoop out pulp leaving 1/4" in shell. Place pulp in a medium bowl.
- Add plant-based milk, low-fat mayo, salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and smoked paprika to potato in bowl and mash together using a potato masher or fork.
- Fill potato skins with mashed potato mixture.
- Drizzle with Creamy Vegan Cheese sauce, then top with more smoked paprika, chives, and cilantro.
- Place back into the oven at 350 degrees for approximately 10 minutes to heat up and serve warm.
Low-Fat Eggless Mayo
- Drain tofu and squeeze excess water out on paper towels. Blend all ingredients in blender. Leftover mayo can be used on sandwiches, wraps, and in other sauces. Store in refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
Creamy Vegan Sauce
- In medium pot, bring about 3 cups of water to a boil. Place potatoes, carrots, and onion in pot and allow to cook until veggies are tender, approximately 15 minutes. Cooking time will vary based on how small the veggies are diced.
- When veggies are tender, drain and place them in blender. NOTE: reserve 1 cup of the broth, and add to blender. Add all the remaining ingredients, and blend until smooth.
- Now, it's ready to use as a Loaded Potato Skins topping, nacho cheese dip, mac-n-cheese, topping for steamed broccoli, or anything else you need a creamy, cheesy sauce in. It makes approximately 1 quart and can be stored in the refrigerator up to 2 weeks.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 237 Total Fat: 6g Fiber: 4g Protein: 7.2g