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Three loaded stuffed potatoes on a wood board with a glass of beer.

Loaded Vegan Stuffed Potato Skins

Crispy potato skins loaded with cheesy potato, vegan taco filling, and topped with fresh veggies. The ultimate game day appetizer.

Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American, Vegan
Keyword healthy appetizer, loaded potato skins, vegan potato skins
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 131 kcal
Author Linda Meyer


  • 3 medium russet potatoes scrubbed clean and poked with a sharp knife or the tines of a fork several times.
  • 4 cups taco filling SEE NOTE
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • ½ tsp chili powder
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper optional
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • ¼ cup roasted pepita seeds chopped
  • ½ cup green onions
  • ¼ cup pickled jalapenos
  • 1 large tomato finely diced
  • Cilantro


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C)
  2. Scrub the potatoes under cool water and pierce with a fork or a sharp knife a few times. Bake them for approximately 40 to 45 minutes, or until they’re just fork tender (You don’t want them to be too soft or the skins will fall apart). For ultra crispy skins, lightly oil the potatoes.
  3. While the potatoes are baking, make the taco filling. SEE NOTE

  4. Let the potatoes cool until you can handle them without burning your hands.
  5. Cut them in half vertically and scoop out the potato, leaving about a quarter of an inch of potato attached to the skin.
  6. Mix the scooped-out potato with nutritional yeast and salt and pepper until creamy and totally combined.
  7. Fill the potato skins with the potato mixture and taco filling and bake for 10 minutes to heat through. Brush a light layer of olive oil on the skin if you want it to be extra crispy.

  8. Top with the chopped pepitas, green onion, pickled jalapeno, tomato, and cilantro.

Recipe Notes


If you don’t want to make the filling you can saute a diced onion, 3 cloves of minced garlic, a finely chopped jalapeno pepper, vegan beef crumbles, and the same seasoning ingredients and instructions from the taco filling.

Nutrition Facts
Loaded Vegan Stuffed Potato Skins
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 131 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 119mg5%
Potassium 615mg18%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 515IU10%
Vitamin C 11mg13%
Calcium 24mg2%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.