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!
Looking for the perfect wedge? May we introduce this vegan potato wedges recipe! Just like the shoes of the same name, this recipe will be your trusty side kick. It's the perfect side dish for pairing with just about anything. These babies are crispy on the outside, soft on the inside, and seasoned to perfection.
Here’s a vegan potato recipe recipe that’s cozy and creamy, so impossibly dream you'd swear it had cream in it. Try our best Vegan Potato Soup recipe! Turns out, it’s easy to make a potato soup without dairy that’s the equivalent of wearing a cozy sweater next to a roaring fire. There’s no blender needed: this soup is beautifully chunky and flavored with savory Old Bay. Load it up with toppings and it’s a stunner.
Another classic in our vegan potato recipes: vegan potato salad! This one is a plant-based take on the BEST classic American style potato salad: creamy, tangy, mixed with celery, green onion, and dill pickles. It skips the traditional mayo in favor of a tasty trick that gets rave reviews! (Hint: it involves these magic nuts.)
You'll never believe these fries are baked, not fried! Baking them simply in a hot oven makes them crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. They're baked with olive oil, lots of black pepper, and the perfect blend of seasoning.
Turns out, perfectly creamy mashed potatoes are pretty darn hard without the help of cream, butter and cheese. But don’t worry: we’ve managed to create a master vegan mashed potatoes recipe for you! These vegan mashed potatoes are light, fluffy, and satisfying and at the same time 100% plant based.
Here's how to turn those vegan mashed potatoes into a main dish: shepherd's pie! Imagine: a creamy gravy filled with tender vegetables, lentils and scented with fennel and sage. Top it with that fluffy layer of Yukon gold potatoes and bake until golden. It's truly stunning!
This quick baked potatoes recipe shows you how to cook them in half the time! The easy trick will become your go-to for a perfect potato in just 30 minutes. Large potatoes can take 1 hour or more to bake, but in this quick and easy method the potatoes bake in about 30 minutes. Top them with chives and vegan sour cream.
This vegan broccoli potato soup is impossibly creamy, whole food plant based (WFPB), and it tastes like the coziest bowl of comfort! Blended potatoes help to give it a creamy body, along with creamy cashews. It tastes like a broccoli cheese soup, but even better.
French potato salad is a vinegar-based salad, instead of creamy like the American version. While the ingredients can vary, it typically includes potatoes, vinegar and olive oil, fresh herbs, onion, shallot or scallions, and sometimes capers. It’s got no mayo and works for many diets including vegetarian, vegan, plant-based, and gluten-free!
Here’s a solution that’s a perfect dinner for a crowd: chili baked potatoes! Bake up some potatoes, top them with vegan chili and all the fixin’s, and it’s an easy dinner everyone can enjoy. Chili is a hearty match for baked potatoes, and really: who doesn’t love a baked potato bar with all those fun toppings?
This vegan corn and potato chowder sets a new bar for vegan soup recipes! It’s so seriously creamy, with a savory undertone that seems undeniably meaty. Contrast that with the sweetness of the corn and, well, it’s pretty darn perfect.
Last up in our vegan potato recipes...smashed potatoes! First you boil the potatoes, then place them on a baking sheet and smash them! Paint them olive oil and roast until they’re crisp. They turn out crunchy and salty, with a tender interior.
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.
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.