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Chili Baked Potato (Vegan)

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This vegan chili baked potato is comfort food at its finest! The hot, fluffy potato is overloaded with chili and cheese for an easy and filling meal. 

In this recipe, we’ll give the classic baked potato a tasty twist that won’t break your vegan diet.

Stuff the spud with a quick, hearty, 3-bean chili, then sprinkle it generously with shredded cheese (non-dairy.)

From there, load up your chili potatoes with pretty much any topping you like.

We went with vegan sour cream, green onions, and jalapenos, but you can add so many other fun toppings. Scroll down for more ideas.

chili stuffed baked potato

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Why You’ll Love This Vegan Chili Baked Potato Recipe

  • With a hearty texture and hot, savory flavor, this chili baked potato will leave you feeling satisfied. It’s the perfect weeknight meal when you’re tired and hungry! 
  • You can make these baked potatoes with chili from scratch! Pre-made chili is welcome, and the spuds themselves can be cooked in the microwave. 
  • Stuffed chili baked potatoes are great for hosting. Have a baked potato bar, and let everyone pick their own toppings!
stuffed chili baked potatoes

Ingredients And Substitutions 

Russet potatoesPierce them all over to allow the steam to escape. You don’t want your potatoes to bust open in the oven! 

Olive oil – For cooking the onion and garlic.

Yellow onion and garlic – This combo forms the chili’s aromatic base.

Kidney beans, Great Northern beans, and black beans – This vegan chili stuffed baked potato recipe is smothered with a 3-bean chili. 

LentilsFor a heartier, meat-free chili, you can add lentils as well. To cook 1 cup of lentils, you’ll need 1 and 1/2 cups of water.

Fire-roasted diced tomatoes – Ramp up your comforting vegan chili with fire-roasted tomatoes for a nice, smoky flavor.

Tomato sauce – The savory base sauce for the baked potato chili topping. If the chili ends up too thick, you can thin it out a bit with vegetable broth

Chili powder Cayenne pepper, smoked paprika, and ground cumin are also delicious in chili. 

Bay leaf – To round out the flavors of your homemade chili. 

Vegan Mexican cheeseYou can also use cheddar cheese!

Vegan sour creamAdds richness to the satisfying loaded potato dish.

Green onionsThey add a nice pop of color and sharpness to the overloaded spuds.

Jalapenos – A couple of jalapeno slices on top will give our chili baked potatoes a little kick.

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Tips For Making This Recipe

Use Any Chili

You can make our three-bean vegetarian chili or use any leftover chili you have for these baked potatoes. To reheat leftover chili, just place it over medium heat for about 5 minutes before assembling the chili baked potato.

Cook the Potatoes in the Microwave

If you don’t have an oven, you can cook the poked potatoes in the microwave on high for 4 to 5 minutes per side.

Topping Ideas

Try various toppings on your chili stuffed baked potato! Some delicious options are cilantro, diced avocado, cheese sauce, crispy onions, pumpkin seeds (roast them in olive oil), sriracha, and crushed tortilla chips.

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Vegan Chili Stuffed Baked Potato Recipe FAQs

What type of potatoes are best for baked potatoes?

Russet potatoes are the top choice for chili baked potatoes. Because they’re starchy, they cook nice and fluffy in the oven.

What is a good substitute for beans in vegan chili?

For a hearty vegan chili without beans or ground beef, use tempeh or vegan meat crumbles

How will I know when the potatoes are done?

To test if your potatoes are done, poke them with a fork. Perfectly baked potatoes will feel soft and tender.

Can I make these in advance?

It’s better to bake the potatoes right before serving for the perfect texture, but you can jumpstart the recipe and make the chili in advance. After cooling, store the chili in the fridge for up to 5 days.  

Can I freeze this?

You can freeze the chili in a freezer-safe container for up to 2 months. However, it’s not recommended to freeze the baked potatoes as their taste and texture might not be as appetizing after thawing. 

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Chili Baked Potato

Vegan Chili Baked Potato
This vegan chili baked potato is comfort food at its finest! The hot, fluffy potato is overloaded with chili and cheese for an easy and filling meal. 
Lyza
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Scrub the potatoes and poke each one several times with a fork. Then, wrap them individually in foil.
  • Place the potatoes in the oven and bake for about 90 minutes or until fork tender.
  • With 45 minutes left on the potatoes, add water and lentils to a small saucepan. Simmer over medium heat and cover for about 20 minutes. Make sure it's a slow simmer so the water does not vaporize before the lentils are cooked. Check every so often if you still have water in the pan to avoid burning the lentils.
  • With 30 minutes left on the potatoes, make the chili. Add the olive oil to a skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add the onions and garlic.
  • Cook until fragrant and the onions are translucent, usually about 5 minutes.
  • Next, add the beans, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, chili powder, and bay leaf. Bring to a simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove the bay leaf.
  • Unwrap the baked potatoes and cut a slit across the top of each piece.
  • Slightly fluff the insides of the potatoes with a fork. Spoon chili over each potato and top with vegan cheese, sour cream, green onions, and jalapenos. Enjoy!

Notes

  • You can make our three-bean vegetarian chili or use any leftover chili you have for these baked potatoes. To reheat leftover chili, just place it over medium heat for about 5 minutes before assembling the chili baked potato.
  • If you don’t have an oven, you can cook the poked potatoes in the microwave on high for 4 to 5 minutes per side. 
  • Try various toppings on your chili stuffed baked potato! Some delicious options are cilantro, diced avocado, cheese sauce, crispy onions, pumpkin seeds (roast them in olive oil), sriracha, and crushed tortilla chips.

Updated in June 2024 with new photos and minor recipe adjustments for improved quality. Enjoy!

Lentil Chili Baked Potato. An easy vegetarian meal that will satisfy your vegetarians and meat-eaters alike // www.happyfoodhealthylife.com
Lentil Chili Baked Potato. An easy vegetarian meal that will satisfy your vegetarians and meat-eaters alike // www.happyfoodhealthylife.com

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