50 Best Vegan and Vegetarian Baked Potato Toppings

50 of the best vegan and vegetarian baked potato toppings, featuring flavors from American, Mediterranean, Asian, and Hispanic cuisines. You’ll find the ideal topping for your baked potato!

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Want to add some excitement to your baked potato? I’ve compiled a list of over 50 baked potato toppings, from timeless favorites to creative new combinations. They’re all vegetarian, vegan, and vegan optional.

If you’re ready to check out the toppings, please click the link in the table of contents to jump to the ideas. But if you need a quick refresher on how to bake the perfect potato, keep reading.

How to Bake the Perfect Potato

Start by preheating your oven to 425°F (220°C). Thoroughly wash and dry your potatoes, then prick them a few times with a fork to let steam escape. Rub them with olive oil and salt for extra flavor and crispy skin. Place the potatoes directly on the oven rack or a baking sheet and bake for 45-60 minutes, depending on their size.

How to Tell if a Baked Potato is Cooked

The best way to tell if your baked potato is ready is to squeeze it with an oven mitt—it should feel soft inside. Another method is to insert a fork or skewer into the potato; it should slide in easily without resistance. If it’s still firm, give it a few more minutes in the oven.

Storing and Reheating Your Baked Potato

Let the baked potato cool to room temperature, then store it in your refrigerator in an air-tight container or foil for up to 5 days.

The quickest way to reheat your potato is in the microwave. Cut the potato in half, cover it with a damp paper towel, and microwave for 2-3 minutes. For crisper skin, reheat it in the oven at 350°F (175°C) for about 15-20 minutes.

Now, on to the good stuff. Fifty baked potato topping ideas!

American Inspried Toppings

Try topping your baked potato with some all-American flavors! These toppings are all about bringing those comforting, familiar flavors Americans love. From smoky BBQ to tangy coleslaw, each topping has classic American flavors.

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  1. Baked Beans (Vegan): Hearty and savory, perfect for a protein-packed meal.
  2. BBQ Jackfruit (Vegan): Pulled jackfruit smothered in BBQ sauce for a meaty texture.
  3. Broccoli and Cheese (Vegetarian/Vegan Optional): Steamed broccoli with melted cheese. Do I need to say more about how perfect his combination is?
  4. Buffalo Cauliflower (Vegan): Cauliflower florets in a tangy buffalo sauce.
  5. Cheese and Onion (Vegetarian/Vegan Optional): Melted cheese topped with caramelized red onions. I recommend using a soft white cheese for the best flavor combination.
  6. Coleslaw (Vegetarian/Vegan Optional): Crunchy, tangy coleslaw for a pop of flavor.
  7. Corn and Butter (Vegetarian/Vegan Optional): Sweet corn kernels with a dollop of butter add sweetness to your potato!
  8. Cottage Cheese and Dill (Vegetarian): Creamy cottage cheese mixed with fresh dill. It’s a healthy choice with lots of flavor.
  9. Mango Salsa (Vegan): Sweet and spicy mango, red onion, and cilantro.
  10. Sour Cream and Chives (Vegetarian/Vegan Optional): A timeless topping offering a tangy and fresh flavor.

Asian Inspried Toppings

Spice up your baked potatoes with a dash of Asian flair! These toppings are all about bold flavors and aromatic spices. From the umami goodness of teriyaki mushrooms to the spicy zing of Thai peanut sauce, there is a topping to satisfy your craving for an Asin flavor!

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  1. Curried Chickpeas (Vegan): Chickpeas cooked in a fragrant blend of curry spices.
  2. Kimchi and Sesame Seeds (Vegan): Spicy Korean kimchi topped with toasted sesame seeds.
  3. Masala Spiced Potatoes (Vegan): Potatoes spiced with a blend of Indian masala spices.
  4. Miso Glazed Carrots (Vegan): Sweet carrots with savory miso sauce.
  5. Teriyaki Mushrooms (Vegan): Mushrooms sautéed in a sweet and savory teriyaki sauce.
  6. Thai Peanut Sauce (Vegan): A spicy and nutty Thai-inspired peanut sauce.

Gourmet Inspried Toppings

Get in touch with your inner foodie by topping your baked potato with rich gourmet flavors. My favorite is goat cheese’s soft texture mixed with honey’s sweetness. Together, they are better than standard cheese and butter.

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  1. Balsamic Glazed Brussels Sprouts (Vegan): Caramelized Brussels sprouts with balsamic glaze.
  2. Brie and Cranberry (Vegetarian): Melted brie topped with tart cranberry sauce.
  3. Blue Cheese and Walnuts (Vegetarian): Creamy blue cheese with walnuts for a worldly flavor.
  4. Goat Cheese and Honey (Vegetarian): Tangy goat cheese drizzled with honey.
  5. Mushroom and Leek Ragout (Vegan): A rich and savory topping of sautéed mushrooms and leeks.
  6. Truffle Oil and Parmesan (Vegetarian/Vegan Optional): A luxurious touch with truffle oil and shaved Parmesan.

Italian Inspried Toppings

Give your vegan or vegetarian baked potato an Italian makeover! Italy’s rich and hearty flavors inspire these toppings, from the classic combination of marinara and mozzarella to the salty sweetness of sundried tomato pesto. There is something for everyone!

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  1. Artichoke and Parmesan (Vegetarian/Vegan Optional): Chopped artichokes sprinkled with Parmesan cheese.
  2. Caprese Salad (Vegetarian): Slices of mozzarella, tomatoes, and fresh basil, finished with a balsamic glaze.
  3. Lentil Bolognese (Vegan): A hearty, vegan twist on the classic Bolognese using lentils.
  4. Marinara and Mozzarella (Vegetarian): A mini pizza experience with marinara sauce and melted mozzarella.
  5. Pesto and Sundried Tomatoes (Vegetarian): Aromatic basil pesto with tangy sundried tomatoes.
  6. Ricotta and Basil (Vegetarian): Creamy ricotta cheese topped with fresh basil for a light, herby flavor.
  7. Roasted Garlic and Olive Oil (Vegan): Mellow roasted garlic paired with a drizzle of olive oil.
  8. Sundried Tomato Pesto (Vegetarian/Vegan Optional): A robust pesto made with sundried tomatoes, nuts, and olive oil.

Mediterranean Inspired Toppings

Fresh, zesty, and bursting with flavor sums up my list of Mediterranean-inspired baked potato toppings. These flavors span the entire Mediterranean, from Morocco to Greece; there is a perfect topping for you to enjoy with dinner!

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  1. Avocado and Tomato (Vegan): Creamy avocado and juicy tomatoes for a simple and flavorful topping.
  2. Greek Salad Topping (Vegetarian/Vegan Optional): Chopped cucumbers, tomatoes, olives, and feta cheese with a drizzle of olive oil.
  3. Hummus and Roasted Red Peppers (Vegan): This creamy hummus is topped with delicious roasted red peppers. You can also try adding red pepper hummus to skip an ingredient!
  4. Lemon Herb Quinoa (Vegan): Fluffy quinoa seasoned with lemon juice and fresh herbs.
  5. Moroccan Spiced Carrots (Vegan): Carrots seasoned with Moroccan spices and maple syrup.
  6. Ratatouille (Vegan): A vegetable stew with eggplant, zucchini, and bell peppers.
  7. Roasted Beet and Goat Cheese (Vegetarian/Vegan Optional): Earthy beets with tangy goat cheese.
  8. Spinach and Feta (Vegetarian/Vegan Optional): Sauteed spinach with crumbled feta, a healthy and tasty combination.
  9. Tzatziki and Cucumber (Vegetarian/Vegan Optional): Cool and creamy tzatziki sauce with crisp cucumber slices.

Hispanic Inspried Toppings

Hispanic-inspired toppings bring classic flavors to your plate. I have the unbeatable classic combo of black beans and corn – a personal favorite of mine – and the ever-popular jalapeño and cheddar. Trust me, on this list, you will find the perfect topping to spice up your baked potato!

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  1. Black Beans and Corn (Vegan): A filling and flavorful duo with a Southwestern twist.
  2. Chimichurri and Roasted Veggies (Vegan): Argentinian sauce with assorted roasted vegetables.
  3. Guacamole and Salsa (Vegan): A timeless combination of fresh guacamole and salsa adds flavor and color to your baked potato!
  4. Jalapeño and Cheddar (Vegetarian/Vegan Optional): Spicy jalapeños with melted cheddar, a household favorite!

Health-Conscious Inspired Toppings

Keep it nutritious with these three nutrient-dense vegan baked potato topping ideas!

  1. Kale and Almond Pesto (Vegan): Nutrient-rich kale combined with homemade almond pesto.
  2. Quinoa Salad (Vegan): Fluffy quinoa mixed with veggies and a light vinaigrette.
  3. Tofu Scramble (Vegan): Crumbled tofu cooked with turmeric, onions, and peppers.

Sweet and Savory Inspired Toppings

Perfect baked potato lovers for sweet tooth lovers, but it’s not dessert time. There are a few ideas, but they are all classically sweet, not dessert toppings!

  1. Cinnamon Apples (Vegetarian/Vegan Optional): Sautéed apples with a hint of cinnamon for a sweet twist.
  2. Honey and Greek Yogurt (Vegetarian/Vegan Optional): A light topping of Greek yogurt with a drizzle of honey.
  3. Maple and Pecans (Vegan): Sweet maple syrup and crunchy pecans for a dessert-like finish.

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