11 Healthy Vegan Recipes for Potatoes

You may not think of potatoes as synonymous with healthy eating, but potatoes are (almost shockingly) good for you. Want to up your potato game? Try these delicious vegan recipes for potatoes!

Potatoes get a bad rep when it comes to healthy eating, and a lot of it is undeserved. Yes, they do contain a lot of carbs, but when it comes to your health, carbs are not the enemy. Refined carbs are undeniably bad for your health, but a whole potato with the skin on is packed with fiber, vitamins, minerals and even a healthy dose of protein. Let’s stop equating potatoes with food like white bread.

You may not think of potatoes as synonymous with healthy eating, but potatoes are (almost shockingly) good for you. Want to up your potato game? Try these delicious vegan recipes for potatoes!

Preparation, though, can make potatoes unhealthy. Are you removing and discarding that nutrient-rich skin? Are you slathering it in butter and cheese and sour cream or deep frying it? You can just as easily ruin broccoli, if you treat it that way. No need to blame that innocent potato!

Healthy Vegan Potato Recipes

Now that we’ve got the health stuff out of the way, let’s eat some potatoes!

Mugs of pressure cooker potato soup on a wooden table with an Instant Pot in the background

1. Pressure Cooker Potato Soup

This soup is one of my family’s favorite ways to eat potatoes. It’s a thick, hearty soup packed with beans, kale and corn, and it’s a snap to make!

dil cabbage steaks over rainbow roasted potatoes served on black plates on a black table

2. Dill Cabbage Steaks over Roasted Rainbow Potatoes

This is a one-pot, slow cooker meal that’s hearty and healthy. A generous sprinkle of dill brings out the flavor in the cabbage steaks and in the crock pot-roasted rainbow potatoes.

vegan potatoes au gratin on a white plate with casserole pan in the background

3. Vegan Potatoes au Gratin with Collard Greens

Conventional potatoes au gratin are all about the cheese and butter, but this vegan version replaces the dairy with rich, cheesy cashew cream instead. Add a layer of sautéed collards, and you have a cozy side dish that’s healthy without tasting healthy.

vegan potato tacos on a serving platter with roasted potatoes and kale salad in the background

4. Vegan Potato Tacos with Massaged Kale

If you’ve never had potatoes in a taco before, I am so, so sorry. Let’s change that with this super healthy taco recipe starring roasted potatoes and citrusy kale salad!

mug of vegan baked potato soup on a wooden table with toppings in the background

5. Fully Loaded Vegan Baked Potato Soup

A loaded baked potato covered in bacon and cheese isn’t super healthy, but this baked potato soup combines those flavors into a lighter dish that’s just as satisfying. Cashew cream brings the richness, and you can skip the vegan sour cream and vegan cheese shreds on top, if you want. I wouldn’t skip the vegan bacon, though, because it really does bring that loaded baked potato feel to the bowl.

cauliflower grill packet with potatoes on a picnic table with pita bread and vegan yogurt sauce on the side

6. Cauliflower Curry Grill Packets

Cauliflower and potatoes are the stars of these hearty grill packets. You can even make them the night before, so on cookout day, you can just toss them onto the grill.

overhead shot of slow cooker potatoes in vegan cream sauce in a serving dish on a wooden table

7. Slow Cooker Chunky Potatoes in Creamy Sauce

Slow cooker potatoes taste incredibly decadent in vegan tomato-sour cream sauce. You make the vegan sour cream from scratch out of soaked, raw cashews. And! This recipe is completely oil-free.

deviled potato bite on a black slate surface with a blue serving dish in the background

8. Smoky Deviled Potato Bites

Forget deviled eggs – deviled potatoes are where it’s at! Roasted yellow potatoes stuffed with creamy walnut-shiitake pate will be your new favorite potluck crowd-pleaser.

white serving tray with spinach baked potato skins topped with tempeh bacon

9. Spinach Dip Potato Skins

Conventional potato skins are loaded with cheese and bacon and grease, but these are packed with protein and veggies instead. The spinach dip is tofu-based and completely oil free! This recipe has oven or air fryer directions, so you’ve got some cooking method flexibility here, too. Vegan Torchy’s Queso Copycat

Torchy’s is a famous taco restaurant in Austin, Texas, and this vegan version of their queso is packed with flavor. “Where’s the potato,” you ask? It’s the base for this shockingly-creamy, flavor-packed vegan cheese dip.

wooden table with a white plate of potato salad garnished with greens

11. Plant-Based Instant Pot Potato Salad

This is a green bean potato salad in oil-free balsamic-mustard dressing. You can serve it up warm or cold. Either way, it’s a deliciously healthy addition to cookouts and summer picnics.

All images via recipe authors, used with permission.

52 comments

Christina C
Christina C10 days ago

Yum! Thank you for the recipes!

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Janis K
Janis K14 days ago

Thanks for sharing.

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Anna R
Anna R15 days ago

thank you

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beba h
beba h15 days ago

I am now just buying organic potatoes.

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Lisa M
Lisa M16 days ago

Thanks.

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Lisa M
Lisa M16 days ago

Thanks.

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Clare O'Beara
Clare O17 days ago

I love baked potatoes with cheese

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Clare O'Beara
Clare O17 days ago

looks tasty

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Clare O'Beara
Clare O17 days ago

th

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Clare O'Beara
Clare O17 days ago

ok

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