Loaded Potato Bowl | Vegan

Vegan Loaded Potato Bowl | This delicious vegan loaded mashed potato bowl recipe incorporates a few of my favorite recipes like charred corn and jalapeños, a tangy and spicy chipotle lime sauce and microwave mashed potatoes. This is an easy bowl to put together with meal-prepped ingredients!

A bowl of mashed potatoes topped with beans, corn, charred jalapenos, cilantro and sauce.

I love potatoes, they are super nutritionally dense and I love to eat them with a bunch of other ingredients.

This website is based on plant-based bowl recipes so obviously I have a fondness for eating a variety of different ingredients together, but this plant-based loaded potato bowl is one of my favorites!

This bowl starts with fluffy mashed potatoes (made in the microwave for ease!) and then features sweet and smoky charred corn, mellow charred jalapeños, seasoned black beans, and fresh cilantro, and ends with a sweet, smoky, and spicy cilantro lime sauce.

What are some vegan toppings for loaded potato bowls?

This recipe includes black beans, charred corn, and air-fried jalapeños as some vegan options for toppings. You could also add a vegan cheese product, vegan sour cream, green onions, mayo, sriracha hot sauce and any of your favorite vegetables.

What are the best potatoes for loaded potato bowls?

Russet potatoes and Yukon Gold potatoes are the best for mashing because they are high in starch and low in moisture so they get the fluffiest texture.

Red potatoes have less starch in them and make a creamier mashed potato.

You can also use sweet potatoes which are much sweeter and softer.

Ingredients

This is a brief overview of the ingredients used in this recipe followed by substitution ideas. Read the recipe card for measurements.

labeled ingredients for a loaded mashed potato bowl.
  • mashed potatoes: this is the base of the bowl. Make super easy and creamy mashed potatoes with my microwave mashed potatoes recipe.
  • black beans: Black beans are a great source of protein and fiber. For this recipe I rinsed and drained the beans and seasoned them with salt and pepper, then added some dried oregano and a splash of olive oil.
  • charred corn: Charred corn is smoky and sweet. Follow my easy tutorial on how to char corn or use whatever type of corn you like, or a different vegetable.
  • charred jalapeños: I love how mellow and smoky charred jalapeños are. It is quick and easy to char jalapeños in the air fryer.
  • chipotle lime sauce: This is my simple 6 ingredient chipotle lime sauce recipe using vegan mayo as the base. This sauce is creamy, sweet, smoky, and spicy.
  • cilantro: I’m a cilantro lover so it’s a necessity on almost all of my bowls. Skip it if you’re not a fan. Adds a fresh and bright flavor.

Substitutions

  • mashed potatoes: try a baked potato, roasted potato cubes, or potato wedges.
  • black beans: Try chickpeas or pinto beans.
  • corn + jalapeños: Use any of your favorite vegetables here like broccoli, carrots, asparagus, or sauteed mushrooms.
  • chipotle lime sauce: Try a drizzle of vegan mayo or vegan sour cream and a few dashes of hot sauce.
A bowl of mashed potatoes topped with beans, corn, charred jalapenos, and cilantro.

Instructions

Prep Tips

  • Make the mashed potatoes, corn + jalapeños, or substitutes.
  • Appliance: Char the corn in a skillet for 10-12 minutes. Air fry the jalapeños at 400°F for 10-12 minutes. Microwave the potatoes for about 10 minutes and then mash.
  • The blog posts for each recipe are linked above. You can also use your own recipes.

Once all of the individual recipes are made, this bowl comes together in a minute. This vegan dinner bowl is great for meal prep. The potatoes, corn, jalapeños, and sauce all last in the fridge for at least 4-5 days.

Make everything on a Sunday and eat vegan loaded potato bowls all week for lunch or dinner.

Mashed potatoes on one half of a bowl.

Once everything is made, put the bowl together. Add the potatoes to the bowl.

Adding black beans to a loaded potato bowl.

Add the black beans.

Adding corn to a loaded potato bowl.

Add the charred corn.

Adding charred jalapenos to a loaded potato bowl.

Next add a jalapeño or two.

Adding cilantro to a loaded potato bowl.

I like to add a few lemon wedges to squeeze over and a bunch of fresh cilantro

Drizzling chipotle lime sauce on top of a loaded potato bowl.

Spoon over some chipotle lime sauce and serve the bowl.

How to Serve

Serve this bowl for dinner or lunch by itself or with a side salad.

A bowl of mashed potatoes topped with beans, corn, charred jalapenos, cilantro and sauce.

Tips for Making Loaded Potato Bowls

  • customize it: Add extra ingredients to your mashed potatoes like cheese or a vegan cheese product. Swap out the corn or beans for your favorite vegetables and legumes.
  • pack it: Taking this to work? Pack everything reheatable in a container together like the potatoes, corn, beans, and jalapenos. Pack cilantro and sauce on the side to add after you’ve reheated the rest of the ingredients.
  • texture: I like the different textures in this dish: the fluffy soft mashed potatoes, the medium firmness of the beans, and the snappy crunch of corn. Different textures help keep a dish from getting boring to eat.
  • arrange it: whether you like to eat each ingredient by itself or mix everything together, taking the time to make it look nice in the bowl can help with your enjoyment of meals and it’s great knowing you took the time to do something nice for yourself.

What to serve with Vegan Loaded Potato Bowls

This bowl is filling enough to serve on its own but if you’d like to have something on the side, a green side salad would add some extra nutrition. For fun sides, you could serve some breaded cauliflower or oyster mushrooms. Try tacos, a wrap, or a burger with this dinner bowl.

Storage

The individual recipes all keep in the fridge for at least 4-5 days.

Taking this bowl on the go? Pack everything together but keep the sauce on the side.

A bowl of mashed potatoes topped with beans, corn, charred jalapenos, cilantro and sauce.

FAQ

Can I use sweet potatoes instead of regular potatoes in loaded potato bowls?

Yes, sweet potatoes are a great substitute for Yukon Gold potatoes in loaded potato bowls. Steam or bake them, peel them, mash them and then use them as the base in this vegan dinner bowl.

A bowl of mashed potatoes topped with beans, corn, charred jalapenos, cilantro and sauce.

Loaded Potato Bowl

A delicious vegan dinner bowl with mashed potatoes, charred corn and jalapeños, black beans, and chipotle lime sauce.
Servings 1
Jacqueline
special diet
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prep time5 minutes
cook time25 minutes
total time30 minutes

Ingredients

Mashed Potatoes

  • 1/2 lb Yukon Gold potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons plant-based butter
  • 1/4 cup plant milk
  • salt and pepper - to taste

Black Beans

  • 1/2 cup black beans - drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 teaspoon olive oil
  • pinch oregano
  • salt and pepper - to taste

Charred Corn

  • 1/2 cup frozen corn
  • 1/2 tablespoon lime juice - or lemon juice
  • salt and pepper - to taste

Charred Jalapeño

  • 5 jalapeños
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • salt and pepper - to taste

Chipotle Lime Sauce

  • 1/2 cup vegan mayo
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons chipotle pepper sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • salt and pepper - to taste

Instructions 

Mashed Potatoes

  • Poke holes in the potatoes and microwave for 5 minutes. Test for doness. A fork will slide into the thickest part of the potato easily. Bigger potatoes will need another 5 minutes.
  • Peel and mash the potatoes with butter and plant milk. Season with salt and pepper.

Black Beans

  • Add the oil, oregano, salt, and pepper to the beans and mix.

Charred Corn

  • Add the corn to a skillet over medium heat. Cook for 5 minutes. Stir and cook another 5-6 minutes, stirring once or twice. Add lime juice, salt, and pepper and remove from heat.

Charred Jalapeño

  • Drizzle jalapeño with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Air fry at 350℉ for 10-12 minutes, flipping half way.

Chipotle Lime Sauce

  • Mix all ingredients together in a mini blender.

Build the Bowl

  • Smooth potatoes out over half to two-thirds of the bottom of the bowl. On the other side add the black beans and then the corn. Add a jalapeno. Scatter cilantro over top and drizzle over the sauce. Serve hot.

Video

Notes

Nutrition data is an estimate based on the above amounts with 1 tablespoon of the sauce.
Store each component separately in the fridge for 4-5 days.
Great for meal prep. If you’re taking it on the go, pack the sauce + cilantro separately, so the other items can be reheated. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1bowl | Calories: 597kcal | Carbohydrates: 96g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 21g | Fiber: 14g | Sugar: 9g
course Main Course
cuisine Canadian
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