10 Vegan Jacket Potato Filling Ideas

Wondering what to put in your jacket potato as a vegan? Look no further. We’ve made a list of ten vegan baked potato fillings, including some really simple suggestions that are quick and easy to make, as well as some more involved options. Enjoy!

1. Mashed avocado and cherry tomatoes

This is really easy to make, and delicious with lots of salad on the side. Just mash avocados with chilli, lime, coriander, salt and pepper, then mix in halved cherry tomatoes, and pop inside your potato.

2. Houmous and vegetables

Another simple option, houmous melts nicely on top of a warm jacket potato and has a slightly ‘tangy’ flavour that’s reminiscent of cheese. In summer this is tasty topped with plenty of raw salad vegetables, and in winter it’s perfect with your favourite roasted veg – peppers and courgette slices are especially nice.

3. Chickpea ‘tuna’ salad

This is perfect if you’re used to having egg or tuna salad in your jacket potato. Here’s one of our favourite recipes, from Oh She Glows. The basic idea is to mash chickpeas along with vegan mayo, lemon juice, and any other seasoning you like – it’s fun to experiment. We like to microwave the chickpeas beforehand to make them a little softer.

4. Baked beans and vegan cheese

You can’t go wrong with cheese and beans, even if you’re vegan! We generally go for Branston Baked Beans topped with grated Violife and red onion. For some variation, you could choose a tin of spicy mixed beans and experiment with different flavours of cheese, or top with multiple varieties.

5. Spicy potato cake style

These spicy potatoes aren’t too filling, so make a perfect side dish. Scoop the middle out of your potatoes, and mash with chilli, lemon, fresh coriander, sliced spring onion, salt and pepper. The pop the middle back inside the skins and serve. For extra flavour, drizzle the potatoes in garlic oil before baking.

6. Lentil stew

A nice hearty option, perfect for cold days. Lentil stew is really simple to make – you basically just need to cook lentils, vegetable stock and a tin of tomatoes, adding any seasoning or vegetables you fancy. Here’s a recipe for ‘Ridiculously Easy Lentil and Vegetable Stew’. Stew sometimes doesn’t feel like enough on it’s own, and serving along with a jacket potato makes a nice change from bread.

7. Three bean chilli

You can make chilli as mild or as spicy as you like, and eating in a potato makes a change from rice. Here’s a simple chilli recipe that you can alter as much as you like – we like to add mushrooms. For a lazy option, buy a tin of ready made bean chilli.

8. Salt and olive oil

This one’s pretty self-explanatory. Use fancy flavoured olive oil and sea salt for the best flavour. This is a great way to serve mini jacket potatoes as part of a buffet.

9. Gravy and roast vegetables

Roast dinner inside a jacket potato! This is a fun way to make Sunday dinner for one. Roast all of your favourite vegetables in a large tray, then tip onto your jacket potato and top with gravy. Add stuffing to make this even more delicious.

10. Samosa inspired

This potato is basically a giant samosa, and another fun option as part of a buffet at parties. The potato filling is mixed with Indian spices, peas and onion. You can follow this recipe, leaving out the yoghurt and using vegan butter. Serve with mango chutney, or mint sauce made from a vegan yoghurt.

We hope this post has given you some good ideas for your next jacket potato! Let us know your favourite fillings below.

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How To Make Vegan Galaxy Meringues

These out-of-this-world meringues are fun, easy to make and great for parties! You won’t need to buy any fancy egg replacers, as this recipe uses the liquid from a can of chickpeas (known as aquafaba).

You can adjust the colours as you wish, or even use several at once. We went for a midnight blue colour, but pinks and purples would also work well. Read on for full directions.

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Ingredients

  • 170g of chickpea liquid (one can’s worth should be enough)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartare
  • 340g icing sugar
  • Food colouring

Method

  1. Whisk chickpea liquid in a large bowl until white and fluffy (an electric whisk is best!)
  2. Add cream of tartare and continue whisking.
  3. Add icing sugar, one tablespoon at a time, whisking continuously.
  4. Continue whisking until mixture is thick and fluffy.
  5. Turn a piping bag inside out, and paint one or two stripes of food colouring (in colours of your choice) from the pointy end of the bag to around halfway up.
  6. Turn bag inside out again and fill carefully with meringue mixture.
  7. Pipe meringues onto a lined baking tray. Don’t worry if they’re different shapes and sizes – every galaxy is different!
  8. Bake for 45 – 50 minutes at 100 degrees celsius.
  9. Remove from the oven and enjoy!

 

This recipe is based on this video by ‘Homemade’ on Facebook.

Let us know if you’ve tried making these cute aquafaba meringues. Light and crisp on the outside, and slightly chewy on the inside, they go down well with vegans and non-vegans alike!

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1 Minute Vegan Chocolate Mug Cake

Sometimes you just need cake. If you don’t fancy baking or searching the shops, then this 1 minute vegan mug cake is perfect. We’ve tried several different recipes over the years, and this one is the result of some trial and error.

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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons soy milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • Vegan mini marshmallows (optional)
  • Ice cream (optional)

Method

  1. Mix dry ingredients together thoroughly in a mug using a fork.

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2. Add wet ingredients and mix until smooth. Add a splash of hot water if needed.

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4. Microwave for one minute on full power. If using marshmallows, throw these on top for the last 15 seconds.

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5. Top with ice cream and enjoy.

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The finished cake should have a soft, warm consistency. If you’d prefer it slightly gooier, like brownie, just cook for a little less time. The slightly melted marshmallows are a fun topping, and the ice cream stops the cake tasting too dry.

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We used Sweet Freedom vegetarian mini marshmallow, available in Holland and Barrett, and Swedish Glace Chocolate Ice Cream, but any brands should work fine. For an extra treat, try adding a dollop of peanut butter or biscuit spread to melt into the middle of the cake.

Let us know your favourite quick and easy dessert recipes in the comments!

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Ultimate Vegan Toast Combo (Sweet)

Too lazy to make dessert? Make this strawberry-chocolate-biscuit-y-toast instead – you won’t regret it.

Pictured below are all the ingredients you’ll need:

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Toast + Lotus Biscuit Spread + Strawberries + Drizzle of Choc Shot = DELICIOUS

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It might not be the prettiest snack in the world, but it does taste great! We find Lotus Spread can be a little too dry on toast, but the juicy strawberries solve that problem, and make it feel a little less unhealthy. A drizzle of Choc Shot liquid chocolate is the perfect finishing touch.

If you already have these ingredients in your cupboard, give this a go! Let us know what you think, and whether you made any variations.

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Vegan Rainbow Rice Crispy Squares

A quick and easy vegan treat that’s perfect for making with kids! Only five ingredients needed for these delicious Rainbow Rice Crispy Squares

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons vegan butter
  • 2 regular bars dark chocolate (most are vegan)
  • 1 tablespoon golden syrup
  • Crispy rice cereal
  • Rainbow sprinkles

Method

Melt the first three ingredients in a pan over a gentle heat. Allow to bubble slightly. Remove from the heat and stir in crispy rice cereal gradually, adding more until all crispies are evenly covered.

Line a tray with baking paper, and spread out the cereal mixture. For a perfectly flat top, lay another sheet of baking paper on top, then roll a full can (baked beans, for example), back and forth to flatten.

Cover in rainbow sprinkles, pop in the fridge for a few hours, then cut into squares and enjoy!

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Not in the mood to cook? Check out our list of vegan baked treats that can be bought in the supermarket!

Smashed Avocado and Tomato Toast

Think you hate avocado? Think again! This quick, easy and tasty vegan recipe is so well seasoned that it almost completely changes the flavour of avocado, which is a great healthy fat. It’s a perfect savoury breakfast, snack or light lunch option that takes about a minute to make. Give it a go!

Ingredients (all can be adjusted to taste)

  • 1 avocado (ripe)
  • 5 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • Small handful chopped onion
  • 1/3 teaspoon of lazy chilli or chilli powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried coriander (fresh is even better if you have it)
  • Dash of lime juice
  • Salt + Black Pepper
  • Drizzle of olive oil
  • Bread of your choice (we like ciabatta)

Method

  1. Pop bread in the toaster/under the grill.
  2. Cut avocado in half and scoop middle into a bowl. Mash with a fork.
  3. Add in the rest of the ingredients and mix thoroughly.
  4. Spread avocado mixture on toast and enjoy.

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This is a delicious, filling vegan snack that’s basically chunky guacamole on toast. Mmm. Check out our lazy vegan taco recipe for a more substantial Mexican meal.

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How to Make Vegan Betty Crocker Lemon Cake (1 Minute Video)

There’s no need to spend a fortune on expensive vegan cakes when you can make your own quickly, easily, and cheaply – no cooking skills required! Check out the video below to see how.

Betty Crocker Cake Mix and Icing + Egg Replacer + Oil + Water = Delicious vegan cake.

You can use any cake mix you like, just follow the instructions on the pack. We list loads of vegan cake mixes, all sold in normal supermarkets, here.

Egg replacer available in Holland and Barrett or on Amazon.

If you don’t want to buy egg replacer, then check out our Betty Crocker Vegan Chocolate Fudge Cake article for other egg alternatives.

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Easy Spicy Tofu Wraps with Garlic Mayo (Vegan)

These tofu wraps are delicious, with quite a ‘meaty’ taste, texture and appearance, and the tofu can be seasoned in loads of different ways. There’s no pressing required, so the whole recipe only takes about 20 minutes!

We made these wraps as a kind of vegan kebab alternative to go with chips from the chippy, but you could add healthier side dishes, or just have a wrap alone as a lighter meal.

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Tofu

The tofu in this recipe is made according to this video from The Vegan Zombie on YouTube. If you don’t want to watch the video, just follow the directions below:

Ingredients

  • Block of extra firm tofu (we used Cauldron)
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Paprika
  • Chilli powder
  • Cumin
  • Dried Basil
  • Hot sauce (we used Sriracha mixed with ketchup)
  • Oil
  1. Cut block of tofu lengthways into 4 thin slabs.
  2. Place tofu slabs into a frying pan of hot oil (we used vegetable).
  3. Season with salt, pepper and paprika.
  4. Pop a metal pan lid on top of the tofu slabs to press them down, and fry for 8 – 10 minutes on a medium heat.
  5. Flip tofu, and sprinkle with salt, chilli powder, cumin, dried basil, and hot sauce (we used ketchup mixed with Sriracha).
  6. Fry this side for 3 – 4 minutes, then flip again.
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  8. Slice diagonally into strips with a sharp knife.

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Wraps

You could use this tofu in loads of different ways, but read on if you’d like to see exactly how we assembled our wraps.tofu wrap scene

Ingredients

  • Tofu strips
  • Tortilla wraps
  • Salad (we used lettuce, tomato, cucumber and onion)
  • Sweet chilli sauce
  • Garlic mayo (vegan mayo and garlic powder)
  1. Thinly shred lettuce, and chop tomato, cucumber and onion into small pieces.
  2. Fill wrap with salad, and top with tofu slices.
  3. Drizzle with sweet chilli sauce and garlic mayo, wrap up, and enjoy.

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If you have leftover tofu strips, they can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge, and are delicious in sandwiches, on salads, with pasta or rice, or as a pizza topping.

Enjoyed this recipe? Check out our Easy Lazy Vegan Taco Recipe too!

Betty Crocker Vegan Chocolate Fudge Cake Recipe + Review

Did you know that many boxed cake mixes are vegan? It’s easy to slightly alter the directions on the packet by using egg replacers, and lots of pre-made icings and toppings are vegan too. Here’s a really simple way to make a delicious vegan chocolate fudge cake – absolutely no effort or cooking skills required!

You’ll need these 3 ingredients + water and oil:

Betty Crocker Chocolate Fudge IcingBetty Crocker Devils Food Cake Mix 425GOrgran No Egg Replacer Gluten Free 200G

Betty Crocker mixes are available in most supermarkets. The egg replacer we used is available in Holland and Barrett or online, but you can experiment with adding a couple of tablespoons of mashed banana, applesauce, canned pumpkin or plant milk. We’ve tried a few variations, and it seems hard to go wrong as long as you’re adding something fairly similar to egg in amount and consistency.

Simply follow the instructions on the box of cake mix, using your chosen egg replacer where needed, and pop in the oven to cook. Test it’s done by inserting a skewer into the centre, which should come out clean.

Leave your cake to cool, then ice! We sandwiched two cakes together with icing, and then swirled more on top.cake betty c

Review: The result was a delicious, moist, chocolate-y, fudge-y cake that tasted just like a non-vegan version and was extremely quick and easy to make. It was rich in flavour but still light and fluffy inside. It was almost too light, but still managed to hold together well enough when sliced. Overall, 9/10, and perfect for serving to non-vegans as you really can’t tell the difference.

If you fancy trying out other flavour combinations, check out our baking section for more mixes, icing, and decorations.

 

 

Easy Lazy Vegan Tacos (UK ingredients)

Being vegan doesn’t mean you have to learn to cook! Plenty of meal kits are suitable for vegans with just a few alterations made to the recipe on the packet – check out the recipe below for a super easy, lazy way to make delicious vegan tacos.

Serves: 4 | Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

Directions

  • Chop onion, peppers and mushrooms into small pieces.
  • Fry vegetables and tofu in a large pan until soft, along with the seasoning sachet from your taco kit. Add a splash of water to dissolve the seasoning if needed.

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  • Put taco shells in the oven for 2 minutes to heat.
  • Fill taco shells with vegetable and tofu mixture.
  • Top with salsa, lettuce and halved cherry tomatoes.

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  • Eat!

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If you don’t fancy tofu, you could substitute with a can of mixed beans, some vegan mince, or Quorn pieces. Check our Meat Alternatives section for inspiration.

For more quick and easy vegan meal ideas, browse our Mexican Cooking section.