21 Vegan Potato Recipes

Today we’re dedicating this entire post to nature’s perfect food: the potato. As nutritious as it is delicious, this seemingly simple staple is the perfect blank canvas for millions of culinary creations beloved across the world. From Hasselbacks to hash browns, soups and stews, these 21 amazing vegan potato recipes give the potato the recognition it deserves.

Ah, the humble potato. It’s like nature’s perfect food, and is an absolute staple in the cuisine of countless cultures across the globe. 

But it’s still so unassuming. From stews and soups, curries and casseroles, and of course french fries, this tasty tuber is beloved by billions. 

And for good reason. You can do the extraordinary with this ordinary vegetable.

In this post we’ve gathered some of our absolute favorite potato recipes from the Plant Power Couple blog. 

Highlighting the variety of this vegetable, we’ve compiled a list where the simple spud is the star of the show. There’s definitely something for everyone here.

The Best Vegan Potato Recipes

Here, we’ll share our favorite vegan recipes that use potatoes broken up into breakfasts, soups, sides, and mains!

Breakfast Recipes with Potatoes

First, let’s start with the most delicious vegan potato recipes to serve for breakfast!

Overhead photo of a triangular slice of vegan breakfast casserole sprinkled with fresh herbs on a plate with tomatoes and spinach

Vegan Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole

First, let’s start with the tater tot crust. Yes, a breakfast casserole with a tater tot crust!

Perfect for breakfast, brunch, or any gathering, this vegan sausage, pepper, and JUST Egg casserole is sure to please. 

In addition to being delicious, it’s eggless and dairy free, taste-tested and omni-approved, everyone is going to love it!

Cheesy Vegan Hashbrown Casserole

This vegan hash brown casserole is such an easy recipe and great for a weekend breakfast or brunch. 

Vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, egg-free, plant-based, and meatless, this glorious potato casserole may just be the perfect recipe. 

Shredded potatoes baked in a creamy, cheesy sauce with crispy edges and a tender middle – what’s not to love? It also makes a great side dish at dinner.

Eggless Potato Pancakes

Boxty, latke, placki (Polish), rarakor (Swedish), kartoffelpuffer (German), draniki (Russian), … the list goes on. The potato pancake is a traditional dish in almost every culture. 

These easy vegan potato pancakes make a great side for breakfast, dinner, or just snacking! Whatever you call them, we think you’re going to LOVE these easy potato cakes.

Pesto Potato Biscuits

These Pesto Potato Biscuits are soft, fluffy, and absolutely flavor-packed. These biscuits are quick and easy to make using mashed potatoes and pesto. 

Great served as a plant-based breakfast smothered in plant-based sausage gravy, alongside a salad for lunch, or straight out of the oven! 

It’s a great recipe to help kids to get their greens, use up leftover mashed potatoes, or utilize excess basil from your garden.

Easy Soups with Potatoes

Next, let’s talk about soups. Potatoes are one of the most versatile vegetables on the planet, but our favorite way to cook them may just be in soups!

This creamy vegan potato soup recipe is easy to make right in your Vitamix or other high-powered blender! It’s the BEST dairy-free potato soup we’ve ever eaten - loaded with flavor, a thick creamy texture, and soul-warming from start to end. Load it with your favorite toppings like vegan bacon and cheese or sip it out of a mug on a cold winter day!

Healthy Vegan Potato Soup

This homemade creamy vegan potato soup recipe is easy to make right in your Vitamix, high-powered blender, or food processor

It’s the best dairy-free potato soup we’ve ever eaten – loaded with flavor, a thick creamy texture, and soul-warming from start to end. 

Finally, serve it with your favorite toppings like vegan bacon and cheese or sip it out of a mug on a cold winter day!

Copycat Campbell’s Vegetable Soup

Good comfort food is always in season, and this egg free and dairy free vegetable soup is no exception.

It’s easy to make and packed with fresh veggies. Moreover, we loaded this soup with creamy diced potatoes to help make it more filling and satisfying. 

You’re going to love the end result of this homemade Cambpell’s copycat!

Minestrone Soup

Hearty minestrone soup is a classic dish and the favorite of so many. This soup has a thick, delicious tomato broth packed with flavorful beans, potatoes, veggies, and pasta. 

Serve it as an opener to an Italian-inspired main meal or as a meal itself with some homemade crusty garlic bread and a big leafy salad.

Vegan Condensed Cream of Potato Soup

Use this dairy-free condensed cream of potato soup as a 1:1 substitute for the classic Campbell’s cream of potato soup! 

It adds a thickening base to soups, stews, casseroles, and helps create a super creamy sauce. You can even freeze it for later! 

The best thing about this recipe is it’s naturally dairy-free, vegan, gluten-free, and oil-free. Not to mention, whole food plant based as well, although, you’d never know it by the taste and texture!

Potato Barley Soup

You are going to absolutely love this barley and potato vegetable soup

It’s packed with barley, potatoes, zucchini, and so many other garden vegetables in a vegan chicken bouillon broth just loaded with green onions, herbs, and spices. 

It’s easy to make and sure to please. It may just be your new favorite vegetable soup!

Potato Side Dishes

Third, we’ll get into the sides! Perhaps the most popular way to serve potatoes, these are our favorite vegan potato recipes that make awesome sides.

Overhead photo of a round white bowl of mashed potatoes drenched in vegan gravy and sprinkled with fresh minced herbs

Classic Vegan Mashed Potatoes

First, let’s start with the classic recipe. This is our go-to vegan mashed potato recipe for everything from holiday gatherings to our favorite comfort food dinners  (like shepherds’ pie or bangers and mash)! 

This tasty side dish requires only 4 basic ingredients and has a consistently creamy dreamy texture. Make it as-is, or you can also customize it with your favorite savory flavors. 

Healthy Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

These roasted garlic mashed red potatoes are a healthy flavorful vegan mashed potato recipe – a great plant-based holiday side dish or cozy everyday dinner side. 

And instead of butter, they use a creamy roasted garlic sauce made with silken tofu that adds extra protein without a ton of fat! 

Vegan Au Gratin Potatoes

Our vegan au gratin potato recipe is so easy and only requires a few simple ingredients. 

We used an easy cashew and nutritional yeast based parmesan to replace the dairy cheese and a simple mixture of apple cider vinegar and almond milk creates the most perfect vegan buttermilk. 

These au gratins are not only vegan, they’re also oil-free and gluten-free and just perfect for Thanksgiving, Easter or any family brunch occasion!

Easy Roasted Potatoes

This is our go-to recipe for perfect crispy golden brown roasted potatoes made in the oven! 

We’ll show you how to make this classic potato recipe with only six simple ingredients and plenty of flavor. 

They’re one of our favorite classic baking sheet recipes that also happens to be vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free which is perfect for a family brunch or dinner.

And this easy side dish recipe that also goes with everything!

Cast Iron Potato Wedges

These cast iron potato wedges are easy to make, the recipe is super dependable, and they can be altered to your specific spice/flavor desires by easily switching up the seasoning. 

A healthier alternative to french fries, pair them with all your summer grilling favorites or serve as a snack with all the dips! You can also make these in an air fryer.

Vegan Broccoli Ranch Twice Baked Potatoes

These Vegan Broccoli Ranch Twice-Baked Potatoes are the perfect dairy-free AND gluten-free side dish for almost any meal.  

Russet potatoes are baked, then filled with a creamy ranch-and-broccoli-infused whipped potato filling and re-baked to crispy perfection. Top with a drizzle of ranch or vegan sour cream!

They’re shockingly easy and fun to make and can even be made ahead and frozen for later!

Vegan Potato Main Dishes

And finally, you’re going to love these easy vegan potato recipes that are fit for your main dish!

Close up overhead photo of a ladle digging into a slow cooker filled with vegan chicken curry

Slow Cooker Vegan Potato Curry

First, we’ll share an easy dinner winner!

This healthy and delicious vegan potato and chicken curry recipe is made in your slow cooker with a delightful blend of peppers, garlic, ginger, spices, and creamy coconut milk. 

It’s so easy to make. Just place all the ingredients in your crockpot and let it cook until dinner time

Vegan Tater Tot Hotdish

This Spicy Vegan Tater Tot Hotdish is the perfect dish of winter comfort food. It’s easy to make in your cast iron skillet and a great way to use up whatever vegetables are in your fridge! 

It’s peppers, onions, corn, peas, and walnut meat in a thick flavorful gravy, topped with crispy tater tots. So, so many tater tots.

Veggie Pot Pie Casserole

This vegan chicken and potato veggie pot pie casserole is a quick and deliciously vegan version I fell in love with in London.  

It’s made with simple and easily found ingredients like potatoes, store-bought vegan puff pastry and frozen mixed vegetables. 

The hardest part of this vegan chicken pot pie recipe is waiting for it to finish cooking!

Creamy Dijon Vegan Potato Casserole

This delicious vegan dijon potato and zucchini casserole is an easy to make plant-based dinner or side dish the whole family will love. 

It’s loaded with fresh potatoes, zucchini, squash, carrots, and soy curls in a creamy, dairy-free dijon sauce baked to bubbling perfection.

Mushroom Stew with Potatoes Recipe

This hearty, vegan mushroom potato stew is easy to make and sure to please! 

Packed with root vegetables, earthy fresh herbs, and meaty mushrooms swimming in a thick, velvety broth, this may quickly become your new favorite vegetarian winter dinner!

Vegan Mac and Cheese with Potato Carrot Cheese Sauce

This vegan bacon mac and beer cheese is made with an easy potato, carrot and onion based vegan cheese sauce you will not believe! 

The cheesy flavor and ooey gooey texture achieved using potatoes, carrots, olive oil, and other simple ingredients will delight anyone who tries it!

Sweet Potato Mac and Cheese

Lastly, we can’t finish this list without a little love for the sweet potatoes. 

This homemade Sweet Potato Mac and Cheese uses a dairy free sweet potato and cashew based cheese sauce that you will want to drink with a straw! 

This plant based macaroni and cheese is the BEST comfort food for everything from Thanksgiving dinner to a busy weeknight with the family. 

Close-up photo of vegan mac and cheese with sweet potato cheese sauce in a white bowl with a spoon digging into it and smoked paprika sprinkled on top


Are potatoes good for vegans? 

Potatoes are great for vegans. They’re super versatile and can be used in a variety of ways for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. 

Do vegans eat white potatoes? 

Yes, vegans eat white potatoes. They’re a great staple food for many vegans and vegetarians.

Are potatoes OK on a plant-based diets? 

Potatoes are great for a plant based diet. In addition to being tasty, they are low in sodium and fats and high in B6, Iron, Potassium and have almost as much Vitamin C as an orange.

Do vegetarians eat potatoes? 

Yes, potatoes are a great staple for a vegetarian diet. They’re packed with vitamins and minerals and very filling.

Are potatoes gluten-free and dairy-free? 

Yes, potatoes are gluten free and dairy free. 

How do vegans eat potatoes?

Vegans eat potatoes baked, boiled, broiled, fried, and more. The only difference is vegans make potatoes without the use of any animal products.

Lastly, I hope you’ve enjoyed this roundup of recipes starring nature’s most perfect food. 

If you have any other questions or would like to leave a comment, you can do so below. 

Also, we’d love to hear if you make any of the recipes contained on this list and what you thought. 

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