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Vegan yogurt twice baked potatoes with coconut bacon and scallions on a white plate

Lux Vegan Yogurt Twice-Baked Potatoes

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If you crave buttery, rich, sour cream flavor-packed potatoes, you’re gonna love these Lux Vegan Yogurt Twice-Baked Potatoes. These are a tad healthy, but they taste sinful. Mixing vegan yogurt with apple cider vinegar creates the tangy, rich flavors and creaminess of sour cream. It’s magic.

These Lux Vegan Yogurt Twice-Baked Potatoes are:

  • Low ingredient
  • Super simple
  • Rich and creamy
  • Healthy-ish, but they bring full-flavor
  • Impressive (great to serve when you want to show off)

This Recipe Uses Minimal Ingredients:

  • Russet potatoes
  • Plain unsweetened vegan yogurt
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Earth Balance
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Optional Ingredients To Garnish & Add Wow

Ingredient Notes

Potatoes

I use Russet potatoes, but this can be done with Yukon Golds and Reds as well.

Marge Simpson is holding up a potato and saying, “I just think they’re neat.”
Photo Credit: 20th Century Fox Television

Plain unsweetened vegan yogurt

This post is NOT sponsored. For this recipe, I highly recommended this Kite Hill Plain Unsweetened Almond Milk Yogurt. It’s a cultured, minimal ingredient vegan yogurt that’s great with this recipe.

I’ve also made this recipe with the Greek-Style version of this yogurt, but they were dry. If you’ve got the Greek-Style kind, I’d add 1/3 cup or more unsweetened original almond milk to the potatoes when mashing.

Whatever yogurt you get, make sure it’s unsweetened. A lot of vegan yogurts have sugar listed in the ingredients. You do not want sugar in your twice-baked potatoes.

Ingredients in Kite Hill Plain Unsweetened Almond Milk Yogurt:

Almond Milk (Water, Almonds), Locust Bean Gum, Xanthan Gum, Agar, Live Active Cultures: S.Thermophilus, L.Bulgaricus, L.Acidophilus, Bifidobacteria

Earth Balance

Earth Balance is the best vegan butter. It makes these potatoes rich and buttery. Brushing or drizzling Earth Balance on the tops of the potatoes gives them gorgeous golden, buttery tops.

Let’s Make Lux Vegan Yogurt Twice-Baked Potatoes

First, preheat oven to 400° F

Scrub or rinse off the potatoes removing as much dirt as possible.

Next, cut into sides of potatoes to vent. I cut my vents as guides because after they have baked, I will be cutting the potatoes in half lengthwise.

Cutting vents as cut guides for cutting the potatoes in half after baking with a ceramic knife
Cutting vents as cut guides for cutting the potatoes in half after baking with a ceramic knife

Then, place vented potatoes on a baking sheet. I use a sil-mat or parchment paper, but you can put them straight onto the baking sheet if you’d like. Bake the potatoes for 1 hour at 400° F.

While the potatoes are baking for the first time

While the potatoes are baking, combine the remaining ingredients (except for the 1 – 2 TBSPs of the Earth Balance to be melted) in a large mixing bowl. Stir the apple cider vinegar and yogurt together. If the other ingredients get mixed in too, that’s fine. The goal here is to use one bowl. Let the mixture sit out for 15 minutes to an hour.

Vegan yogurt and apple cider vinegar mixture
Vegan yogurt and apple cider vinegar mixture

Next, melt the remaining 1 – 2 TBSPs of Earth Balance and set aside.

Melted Earth Balance
Melted Earth Balance

Remove one potato from the oven. Wearing an oven mitt (or using a towel to protect your hand), cut the potato in half using the cut guide vents and confirm that the potato is thoroughly baked (they should be soft). If the test potato is not done in the center, just put the halves together and put it in the oven. Then bake the potatoes longer if needed. I’ve been using small Russets, and they thoroughly cook in an hour.

Remove all the potatoes from the oven. Let them cool enough to handle (or wear an oven mitt/towel when handling) and cut them in half, lengthwise. You want the potatoes to be warm to hot when you are scooping and mashing. Using a spoon, scoop and scrape the potato insides into the large mixing bowl containing the yogurt mixture, leaving a small layer of potato “meat” inside the skin to make it structurally sound. Set aside potato skins.

Baked and ready to cut in half lengthwise
Scooped out potato skins
Scooped out potato skins

Mash, but don’t overwork

Mix and mash the potatoes to desired texture. I go a little more rustic, only using the hand mixer for a little bit. When mashed potatoes are overworked, they become gluey. Be careful not to overwork them; if you want creamier potatoes, add 2 – 4 TBSPs unsweetened original almond milk. If you are piping in the potatoes, make sure the potatoes are not lumpy because lumps don’t pipe very well.

Next, spoon the potato yogurt mixture back into the best-looking, most structurally sound potato skins. If you want to get fancy, you can pipe the potato mixture into the best-looking skins.

Piped in vegan yogurt potato
Piped in potato
Baking sheet with piped in potato

Place filled potato skins back onto the pan and brush, spoon, or drizzle the melted Earth Balance onto the potato tops. Eat or discard the leftover skins.

Scallions and Coconut Bacon Flakes
Scallions and Coconut Bacon Flakes

Bake them again

Kick oven up to 425° and bake for 15 – 20 minutes or until golden brown on top.

Do a little happy dance. Soon, you will be feasting on these delectable twice-baked potatoes.

Remove from the oven and garnish with optional scallions, chives, and/or Coconut Bacon Flakes if using. Serve and enjoy.

Lux Vegan Yogurt Twice-Baked Potatoes out of the oven on a baking sheet
Twice-baked potatoes
Twice-baked potatoes garnished with scallions and Coconut Bacon Flakes

Baking Notes

If you decide to skip the spoon, or drizzle the melted Earth Balance onto the potato tops step, be sure to watch the potatoes as they are more likely to burn. The fat from the Earth Balance helps create the golden brown, Maillard reaction

If you want really browned tops you can also place them under the broiler and watch them closely to avoid burning. Make sure to do this on a baking sheet without a sil-mat or parchment paper. Sil-mats are not supposed to be used under heat that high and parchment will occasionally catch on fire.

Make ahead instructions

Bake the potatoes, mash, and mix in the yogurt mixture and spoon or pipe them into the skins and cover and store in the fridge. Then when you are ready to prepare, brush with melted Earth Balance and bake at 400 degrees F for 30 minutes, kicking the oven up to 425 degrees F for the last 15 minutes or until they get a little golden brown.

Vegan yogurt twice baked potatoes with coconut bacon and scallions on a white plate
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Lux Vegan Yogurt Twice-Baked Potatoes

These are heathy-ish but full-flavored. Mixing vegan yogurt with apple cider vinegar creates the tangy, rich flavors and creaminess of sour cream.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, French, Vegan
Keyword classic, creamy, decadent, flavorful, healthy-ish, non-dairy, rich, sinful, taters, vegan, vegan yogurt, vegetarian, yogurt
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 8 Servings
Calories 186kcal

Equipment

  • 1 Baking Sheet
  • A Hand Mixer or Potato Masher
  • 1 Large Mixing Bowl
  • Knife & Cutting Board
  • Oven & Oven Mitts

Ingredients

  • 3 lbs russet potatoes
  • 16 oz plain unsweetened vegan yogurt see notes below
  • ¾ teaspoon raw apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 – 4 TBSP Earth Balance more if desired, 1 – 2 TBSP set aside and melted to drizzle or brush on top of potatoes before baking
  • ¾ teaspoon ground black pepper

Optional

  • 3 TBSP sliced scallions or chives* *optional for garnish
  • 3 TBSP Coconut Bacon Flakes* *optional for garnish

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400° F and scrub or rinse off the potatoes removing as much dirt as possible.
  • Cut into sides of potatoes to vent. I cut my vents as guides for when I will be cutting the potatoes in half lengthwise after they have baked.
  • Place vented potatoes on a baking sheet. I use a sil-mat or parchment paper, but you can put them straight onto the baking sheet if you'd like. Bake the potatoes for 1 hour at 400° F
  • While the potatoes are baking combine the remaining ingredients (except for the 1 – 2 TBSPs Earth Balance to be melted) in a large mixing bowl. Stir the apple cider vinegar and yogurt together. If the other ingredients get mixed in too, that's fine. The goal here is to use one bowl. Let the mixture sit out for 15 minutes to an hour.
  • Next, melt 1 – 2 TBSPs of Earth Balance and set aside.
  • Add the remaining 2 TBSP of Earth Balance (or more if you are going there) and the ground black pepper to the mixing bowl of yogurt and apple cider vinegar.
  • Remove one potato from the oven. Wearing an oven mitt (or using a towel to protect your hand), cut the potato in half using the cut guide vents and confirm that the potato is thoroughly baked (they should be soft). If the test potato is not done in the center, just put the halves together and put it in the oven. Then bake the potatoes longer if needed. I've been using small Russets, and they thoroughly cook in an hour.
  • Remove all the potatoes from the oven. Let them cool enough to handle (or wear an oven mitt/towel when handling) and cut them in half, lengthwise. You want the potatoes to be warm to hot when you are scooping and mashing. Using a spoon, scoop and scrape the potato insides into the large mixing bowl containing the yogurt mixture, leaving a small layer of potato "meat" inside the skin to make it structurally sound. Set aside potato skins.
  • Mix or mash the potatoes to desired texture. I go a little more rustic only using the hand mixer for a little bit. When mashed potatoes are overworked they become gluey. Be careful not to overwork them, if you want creamier potatoes just add 2 – 4 TBSPs unsweetened original almond milk. If you are piping in the potatoes, make sure the potatoes are not lumpy because lumps don't pipe very well.
  • Spoon the potato yogurt mixture back into the best-looking, most structurally sound potato skins. If you want to get fancy, you can pipe the potato mixture into the best-looking skins.
  • Place filled potato skins back onto the pan and brush, spoon, or drizzle the melted Earth Balance onto the potato tops. Eat or discard the leftover skins.
  • Kick oven up to 425° and bake for 15 – 20 minutes or until golden brown on top.
  • Remove from the oven and garnish with optional scallions, chives and/or Coconut Bacon Flakes if using. Serve and enjoy.

Notes

Make ahead instructions: Bake the potatoes, mash and mix in the yogurt mixture and spoon or pipe them into the skins and cover and store in the fridge. Then when you are ready to prepare, brush with melted Earth Balance and bake at 400 degrees F for 30 minutes, kicking the oven up to 425 degrees F for the last 15 minutes or until they get a little golden brown.
Nutrition Information is approximate.
Vegan yogurt: This post is NOT sponsored. For this recipe, I highly recommended this Kite Hill Plain Unsweetened Almond Milk Yogurt. It’s a cultured, minimal ingredient vegan yogurt that’s great with this recipe.
I’ve also made this recipe with the Greek-Style version of this yogurt, but they were dry. If you’ve got the Greek-Style kind, I’d add 1/3 cup or more unsweetened original almond milk to the potatoes when mashing.
Whatever yogurt you get, make sure it’s unsweetened. A lot of vegan yogurts have sugar listed in the ingredients. You do not want sugar in your twice-baked potatoes.
Baking Notes: If you decide to skip the spoon, or drizzle the melted Earth Balance onto the potato tops step, be sure to watch the potatoes as they are more likely to burn. The extra fat from the Earth Balance helps create the golden brown, Maillard reaction
If you want really browned tops you can also place them under the broiler and watch them closely to avoid burning. Make sure to do this on a baking sheet without a sil-mat or parchment paper. Sil-mats are not supposed to be used under heat that high and parchment will occasionally catch on fire.
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Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 186kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 335mg | Potassium: 726mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 22IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 2mg

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Did you make these Lux Vegan Yogurt Twice-Baked Potatoes? What kind of yogurt did you use? Any variations? Were they delicious? Tell me about it in the comments section below.

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2 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Hi Amy – all of your recipes look amazing, and your website is stellar! I love the idea of piping the potato into the potato skin – that’s so creative, and the visual effect is so beautiful. I just recently got a piping bag of my own, so I’ll have to put it to good use.

    Also, I’ve never used kite hill yogurt before, but I’ve seen it on the shelf and might give it a go. Usually, I get so delicious coconut yogurt, but it’s always so watery I never use it in recipes.

    Keep it up!

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