Main Dish, Vegetarian

Loaded Baked Potato with Roasted Vegetables

Forget everything you know about the typical loaded baked potato. This healthier, flavor packed Loaded Baked Potato with Roasted Vegetables is topped with creamy melted cheese and is a perfect vegetarian meatless meal. Plus, this veggie baked potato is a delicious way to sneak in your veggies!

Loaded baked potato topped with roasted vegetables and cheese.
Loaded Baked Potato with Roasted Vegetables

Often times, potatoes get overlooked and have a bad rap when someone is trying to ‘eat healthier’. Poor potatoes. Potatoes are OK to eat! A potato is a great source of healthy complex carbohydrates. Loading a baked potato with heaps of vegetables makes this meal a combination made in healthy indulgence heaven.

What You Will Need:

  • Potatoes – I use baking potatoes for this recipe, but sweet potatoes would be a good alternative
  • Vegetables – I like trying a different combination of vegetables each time I make this recipe. A few of my favorites to use in this Loaded Baked Potato are: broccoli, red onion, bell peppers, and mushrooms.
  • Spices: salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, red pepper flakes
  • Rotel tomatoes – I use original flavored Rotel, but you can use ‘fire-roasted’ or ‘hot’ to add more spice to the cheese sauce.
  • Velveeta Cheese – You can substitute vegan cheese or use no cheese for a vegan baked potato.
Vegetables on a wooden table. Vegetables are potatoes, bell peppers, onion, tomatoes, and broccoli.

Let’s Make This Loaded Baked Potato with Roasted Vegetables!

Baking potatoes can take a while to cook – about an hour in the oven depending on the size. When you make this vegetarian stuffed potatoes recipe, start by prepping the potatoes and get them in the oven first.

Next, you can chop and season the vegetables. Once you are finished with that process, it is usually time to put the vegetables in the oven to start roasting.

Shortly after you get the veggies in the oven, it is time to make my favorite part of this meal – the cheesy queso! I grew up on classic Velveeta cheese, so that is what I use for this vegetarian baked potato, but you can make your own cheese sauce based on personal preference.

If you make the Loaded Baked Potato with Roasted Vegetables with these processes in mind, everything should be ready at the same time to assemble and eat!

Chopped and seasoned vegetables on a sheet pan: onion, broccoli, tomato, and bell peppers.

FAQs

How do you cook a baked potato?

Heat the oven to 450* F. First, clean the potato by scrubbing it with water. Poke 5-10 holes all around the potato using a sharp knife. Poking the potato will help release steam while it cooks. Next, brush the potato with olive oil then sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place the potato on a baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes then flip and bake for another 20 minutes. Gently squeeze the potato to make sure it is soft and cooked through. You can also poke the potato with a fork to see if it enters easily. If it is not cooked through, continue cooking in 5 minute increments.

How do you cut a baked potato?

Using a small paring knife, cut the potato lengthwise and give it a gentle squeeze to open.

Are potatoes healthy?

Yes! A potato is a great source of healthy complex carbohydrates which are one of the best forms of energy from food. Complex carbs are a slow burning fuel to give you energy to power through your day or a workout and help maintain the muscle you have built. And remember, as with anything in life, balance and moderation are key to a healthy lifestyle.

What other vegetables can you add to this Roasted Veggie Loaded Baked Potato recipe?

The possibilities are endless! You can add: cauliflower, mushrooms, jalapeño peppers, asparagus, etc.

More Recipes To Try:

image of a baked potato topped with roasted vegetables and queso cheese

Loaded Baked Potato with Roasted Vegetables

This Loaded Baked Potato with Roasted Vegetables is topped with creamy melted cheese and is a perfect meatless loaded veggie baked potato.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 300 kcal

Equipment

  • Baking Sheet

Ingredients
  

  • 4 baking potatoes
  • olive oil
  • 2 red bell peppers
  • 2 green bell peppers
  • 2 red onions
  • 2 lb. broccoli, or 2 broccoli heads
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes

Cheese Sauce Topping

  • 16 oz. Velveeta cheese, cubed
  • 1 can Rotel tomatoes, with juices

Spice Mix

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 450* F
  • Clean potatoes. Brush them with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Put potatoes on a baking sheet and place in the oven for 30 minutes.
  • Chop vegetables into medium-sized pieces. Add all vegetables to a large baking sheet and drizzle with 2 tablespoons of olive oil and the spice mix. Stir to mix. Place vegetables in the oven for 20 minutes to roast.
  • Flip potatoes over and bake them for another 20 minutes or until done. A fork should easily be able to pierce the potato when they are done cooking.
  • Make the Cheese Sauce by heating up cubed Velveeta cheese and Rotel tomatoes in the microwave for 30 second increments. Stir in between each increment until the sauce is melted completely.
  • Assemble! Cut the potatoes lengthwise and gently squeeze to open. Fluff the inside of the potato with a fork. Fill your potato with roasted veggies and top with cheese sauce.

Notes

You can use any vegetables you prefer in this recipe. Some other veggie suggestions are: cauliflower, mushrooms, jalapeño peppers, asparagus, etc.
Keyword baked potato, cheese, vegetables, vegetarian

5 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Such a tasty and hearty dinner, and looks so fabulous with the colourful veggies.

  2. 5 stars
    What a great way to serve potatoes! So delicious!

  3. 5 stars
    I tried making this recipe with cauliflower and mushrooms and it was super good!

  4. 5 stars
    Such a great dinner, love all of the veggies!

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