Who doesn’t love potatoes? Here are all the best vegan potato recipes for cooking them: wedges, fries, salad, soup—and more!
Got potatoes and want to use them? The potato is one of the most popular vegetables: and it’s hard to find someone who can resist them! While they’ve gotten a bad rap for being unhealthy, how you cook them has the biggest effect. Make them as part of healthy recipes, and potatoes enjoyed in moderation are part of a healthy diet!
Here are all the very best vegan potato recipes to eat them as part of a plant-based meal. All of the recipes below are whole food plant based (WFPB) and 100% delicious. There’s something for everyone: crispy potato wedges, creamy potato soups, fluffy mashed potatoes, and savory potato salad…let’s just get to the recipes!
And now…our top vegan potato recipes!
Are potatoes healthy?
This popular veggie has gotten some push-back in the media for being unhealthy. But are potatoes really that bad for you? Turns out, no. They can be part of a healthy diet if they’re prepared in a healthy way! So forgo the fried potatoes and eat one of the vegan potato recipes above. You’ll be glad you did! Here’s a breakdown on potatoes nutrition (source):
- Potatoes have a good amount of fiber, Vitamin C, Vitamin B, and other minerals and antioxidants.
- Keep in mind: many nutrients are contained in the outer skin, so recipes that peel the potato can remove some of these benefits.
- When enjoyed in moderation and cooked in a healthy way, potatoes can be part of a nutritious diet.
Here’s the BEST vegan baked potato wedges recipe: crispy on the outside, soft on the inside, and perfectly salted! Perfect for dipping.
- 1 pound yellow or red waxy potatoes, 2 to 3 inches long (about 6 to 7 potatoes)*
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon + 1 large pinch kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Cut the potatoes into wedges (see the video below!). Place all ingredients into a bowl and mix until fully coated.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place the wedges onto the sheet in a single layer.
- Bake the potatoes for 20 minutes. Remove the baking sheet from the oven and flip the potatoes.
- Reverse the baking sheet in the oven, and bake another 15 minutes until browned and crispy. Enjoy immediately!
*You can 1.5 or double the recipe if you prefer. If you do so, we’d recommend increasing the temperature to 450 degrees, and you’ll likely need a few more minutes in the oven to make sure the potatoes get crispy.
- Category: Side Dish
- Method: Baked
- Cuisine: Vegan
Keywords: Vegan Potato Recipes, Vegan Potato Wedges
More plant based & vegan resources
Looking to eat more plant based recipes? Here are a few of our top plant-based and vegan resources:
- How to Go Vegan: Guide & Recipes A beginners guide and all the healthy recipes you need.
- 28 Day Vegan Meal Plan or 28 Day Plant Based Diet Meal Plan All the recipes you need arranged into a monthly plan. Includes downloadable meal planning spreadsheet!
- Plant Based Diet for Beginners Everything you need to know about eating plant based, with recipes for every meal of the day.
About the Authors
Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.
Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.