Taco Stuffed Baked Potatoes

Embark on a culinary adventure with these Taco Stuffed Baked Potatoes, a delightful twist on classic baked potatoes and tacos, tailored for a plant-based diet. This recipe combines the comforting warmth of baked potatoes with the savory, spicy flavors of taco fillings, all while keeping it vegan-friendly. Perfect for a hearty meal or a special occasion, these stuffed potatoes are sure to satisfy.


  • 4 large Russet potatoes
  • 1-2 tablespoons olive oil (optional)
  • Sea salt to taste (optional)
  • 1 cup vegan sour cream
  • 1 cup vegan shredded cheese
  • 1 cup vegan bacon bits
  • ½ cup green onions or chives, chopped


  1. Russet Potatoes: Chosen for their large size and fluffy texture once baked, making them perfect for stuffing.
  2. Vegan Sour Cream: Available at most health food stores, but coconut cream with lemon juice can also be a homemade alternative.
  3. Vegan Shredded Cheese: Choose a variety that melts well, such as those made from coconut oil or cashews.
  4. Vegan Bacon Bits: Look for these in the vegetarian section of the supermarket, or make your own using coconut flakes or tempeh.


  1. Prep and Bake the Potatoes:
    • Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C). If desired, rub the potatoes with olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt for a crispy skin.
    • Prick the potatoes several times with a fork and place them directly on the oven rack. Bake for 45-60 minutes, or until the potatoes are cooked through and the skins are crispy.
    • Remove the potatoes from the oven and let them cool slightly.
  2. Prepare the Fillings:
    • While the potatoes are baking, prep your vegan sour cream, shred the cheese, and chop the green onions or chives. Set aside your vegan bacon bits for topping.
  3. Assemble the Stuffed Potatoes:
    • Cut a slit down the center of each potato, being careful not to cut all the way through. Gently squeeze the ends to open up the slit.
    • Spoon a generous amount of vegan sour cream into each potato. Sprinkle the vegan shredded cheese inside, allowing the warmth of the potatoes to melt the cheese.
    • Top each potato with vegan bacon bits and a sprinkle of chopped green onions or chives.
  4. Serve:
    • Serve the Taco Stuffed Baked Potatoes while warm, with additional sour cream, cheese, bacon bits, and green onions on the side for guests to add to their liking.

These Taco Stuffed Baked Potatoes bring a fun and flavorful vegan twist to your dining table, offering a satisfying and nutritious meal that’s easy to customize to personal taste preferences. Enjoy the blend of creamy, cheesy, and savory flavors that make this dish a comforting and indulgent option for any day of the week.