Vegan Cheesy Baked Potatoes With Broccoli Recipe

J. Kenji Lopez-Alt

A hearty baked potato topped with broccoli florets and gooey, 100% vegan nacho sauce made from standard supermarket ingredients.

Recipe Facts

Active: 15 mins
Total: 75 mins
Serves: 4 servings

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  • 4 large russet potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • 2 cups small broccoli florets
  • 1 recipe Vegan Nacho Sauce
  • 8 scallions, thinly sliced


  1. Adjust oven rack to center position and preheat oven to 425°F. Scrub potatoes clean under cold running water and rub with oil. Wrap potatoes individually in foil and place on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake until a skewer inserted into the potatoes through the foil meets some resistance about a half-inch under the surface, about 30 minutes. Remove from oven, carefully open foil, and place potatoes back on baking sheet on top of foil. Continue baking until a skewer inserted into the potato meets no resistance and the skin is crisp, about 30 minutes longer. Remove from oven and let cool 3 minutes.

  2. While potatoes bake, bring a medium pot of salted water to a boil. Add broccoli florets and cook just until tender-crisp, about 1 minute. Drain through a fine mesh strainer and set aside.

  3. While potatoes cool, heat vegan cheese sauce in a medium saucepan, stirring constantly, until hot. Fold in broccoli. Split top of potatoes with a paring knife and press inwards on the ends to open up the potatoes. Lightly fork the inside to fluff it up. Spoon broccoli and nacho sauce into each potato, top with scallions, and serve immediately.

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