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Vegan Twice Baked Garlic Herb Potatoes

A creamy garlic herb potato filling stuffed inside crispy potato skins are the perfect side dish for any night of the week. My family can’t get enough of these spuds!

three twice baked potatoes on a white ceramic serving platter next to a bowl of chives

This recipe is a perfect example of how to survey your fridge, freezer and pantry to inspire ideas for your weekly meal plan. During my usual weekly inventory, I noticed some leftover Miyoko’s Creamery Herb & Garlic cheese in the refrigerator. I had my fill of snack boards and cheese plates the previous week and thought, “How can I use this up?”

My mind immediately went to mashed potatoes, but my son isn’t the hugest fan. Then, it hit me: baked potatoes…but then, wait…how about twice stuffed baked potatoes? My kids aren’t huge fans of vegan cheese but I thought this might be a great way to show my kids that vegan dairy can be just as delicious (so much so that they wouldn’t even notice the difference).

It worked! My family loves these potatoes so much that they have become a regular side dish in our meal plan rotation. The recipe inspired the rest of my meal: a mixed grill featuring portobello and zucchini, as well as tofu steaks (for me and my veg daughter) and non vegan protein for the rest of my family. The potatoes were a delicious complement to the grilled veggies and proteins.

Why I love this recipe

Twice baked potatoes are a classic comfort food, and this vegan version is just as delicious as the original. The creamy potato filling is flavored with a plant-based garlic herb cheese, vegan butter and plant milk. It’s whipped together, stuffed back into hollowed up potatoes, and baked until the skins are crispy.

These potatoes are perfect for a special occasion meal, or for a casual weeknight dinner. No one will believe they are vegan! They’re also great for meal prep since they can be made ahead of time and reheated when you’re ready to eat.

What are Twice Baked Potatoes?

Twice baked potatoes are a quintessential American side dish made with large baking potatoes that are baked, then scooped out and mashed with butter, cheese, sour cream, bacon, and other ingredients. The mashed potatoes are then spooned back into the potato skins and baked again until heated through and the cheese is melted.

Popular for holiday meals and other special occasions, they are simple enough to whip up on a weeknight. (Just bake the potatoes ahead of time to speed up the prep.) They are also a great way to use up leftover mashed potatoes.

Ingredients for Vegan Twice Baked Garlic Herb Potatoes

High quality ingredients are essential for these stuffed potatoes:

Russet Potatoes

You want to select even sized potatoes that are evenly shaped. Russets are best for achieving a crispy skin.

Vegan Butter

My go to is Earth Balance. You only need a pat or so for this recipe.

Plant Milk

Any variety will do here – almond, oat, soy, coconut. Just make sure it’s unsweetened. I used Ripple for this recipe.

Vegan Garlic Herb Cheese

You’ve got lots of options here: Boursin, Kite Hill, Treeline to name a few. I used my favorite, Miyoko’s Creamery. You could also use a garlic herb cream cheese.

Twice baked potato topped with chives in between two other potatoes on a serving tray

How to Make Vegan Twice Baked Garlic Herb Potatoes

  1. Bake:

    Wash and pierce the potatoes all over. Bake for an hour.

  2. Mash:

    Once the potatoes are cool enough to handle, carve off the tops of the potatoes and scoop out the flesh into a bowl. Mash the potatoes along with your milk, butter and cheese.

  3. Stuff:

    Scoop the potato filling back into the hollowed potato skins, mounding it high on top of the potato.

  4. Bake:

    Place the potatoes back into the oven for another 10 minutes or so until crispy on the outside, and the tops of the potato mounds are golden.


  • For extra crispy potato skins, brush them with a little olive oil before baking.
  • If you don’t have fresh chives or parsley to top your potatoes, you can use 1 teaspoon of dried herbs instead.
  • You can also add other toppings to your twice baked potatoes, such as vegan bacon bits, green onions, or diced tomatoes.

How to Serve Vegan Twice Baked Garlic Herb Potatoes

Delicious as both a main course or a side dish, serve them in one or more of these ways:

  1. Main Entree:
    • Serve alongside roasted vegetables.
    • Create a salad bar buffet to accompany the potatoes.
  2. Side Dish:
    • Grill vegetables and tofu to serve alongside.
    • Marinate vegetable steaks, and either grill or bake them to serve with the potatoes.
  3. Topping Bar
    • Set out a variety of toppings, such as chopped, fresh herbs, shredded cheese, vegan bacon bits and sauces for everyone to top their potatoes to their liking.
  4. Brunch:
    • Serve alongside other breakfast favorites instead of home fried potatoes or hasbrown patties.
  5. Holiday Meal:
    • This is an elegant alternative to mashed potatoes or potatoes au gratin.
twice baked potato on a plate with a fork resting next to it in front of a tray of 2 more potatoes and a bowl of chopped chives


Can I use other types of potatoes?

Absolutely! Yukon Gold potatoes are a good choice, as they are creamy and flavorful. You can also use sweet potatoes or Japanese sweet potatoes for a different flavor profile.

Can I make the potatoes ahead of time?

Yes, you can make vegan twice baked garlic herb potatoes ahead of time. Bake the potatoes and scoop out the flesh, but don’t mash it yet. Cover the potatoes with plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 24 hours. When you’re ready to serve, mash the potatoes and add the remaining ingredients.

How do I reheat vegan twice baked garlic herb potatoes? nstead of bake them?

To reheat vegan twice baked garlic herb potatoes, preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Place the potatoes on a baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until heated through.

What can I use instead of vegan garlic herb cheese.

You can substitute cream cheese or sour cream in place of cheese.

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two baked potatoes on a tray surrounded by chives

Vegan Twice Baked Garlic Herb Potatoes

  • Author: Stephanie
  • Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


A creamy garlic herb potato filling stuffed inside crispy potato skins are the perfect side dish for any night of the week. My family can’t get enough of these spuds!


  • 4 large Russet potatoes
  • 1/2 cup plant milk
  • 2 Tbsp vegan butter
  • 4 oz vegan garlic herb cheese (such as Miyoko’s Creamery)
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt, to taste
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup chopped chives


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. Prep: Using a fork, poke holes all over the potatoes. Place on a baking sheet in the oven and bake for about an hour.
  3. Cool: Remove the potatoes from the oven and let them cool.
  4. Cut: When the potatoes are cool enough to handle, slice the top of the potatoes lengthwise, all the way to the bottom but not cutting through, leaving a ¼-inch border of flesh around the skin.
  5. Mash: Into a mixing bowl, scoop out the flesh from the insides and tops of the potatoes. Add the milk, butter and cheese. Using a potato masher or fork, mash the mixture together until creamy. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Stuff and Bake: Spoon the filling into each potato, forming mounds on top. Place back on the baking sheet and place in the oven for 10-15 minutes until slightly golden. 
  7. Garnish: Sprinkle with the chives to serve.


Spoiler Alert: Vegan Twice-Baked Garlic Herb Potatoes are best eaten when served. 

  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes
  • Category: American
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: baked potatoes, stuffed potatoes, twice baked potatoes

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