Plant Protein-Packed Loaded Baked Potato
Eat Well Oct. 26. 2021

Plant Protein-Packed Loaded Baked Potato

Oct. 26. 2021
McKel Hill Kooienga, MS, RDN, LDN

McKel Hill Kooienga, MS, RDN, LDN

Founder of Nutrition Stripped and the Mindful Nutrition Method™

This Plant Protein-Packed Loaded Baked Potato is an easy way to enjoy a sheet pan meal that is packed with nutrition and flavor, with minimal cleanup.

Nourishing yourself doesn’t always need to be complicated! That’s why this Plant Protein-Packed Loaded Baked Potato has become a staple in our home on a near-weekly basis. Creating this recipe is as simple as preheating your oven, and roasting a few healthy meal components on a sheet pan.

Using the Foundational Five to Create this Balanced Plant Protein-Packed Loaded Baked Potato

In case you’re new to the NS Community and the Mindful Nutrition Method, the Foundational Five system is part of how we teach you to build balanced meals. It makes it easy for you to give your body the nourishment you need while having the flexibility to enjoy the foods you love without stressing about food.

The Foundational Five is made up of five elements of nutrition including Protein, Fat, Non-starchy Carbohydrates, starchy & Sugary Carbohydrates, and the Flavor Factor (which brings vibrancy, deliciousness, and enjoyment to your meals). 

This recipe contains all five elements, making it a balanced meal for you to enjoy! 

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Tips for Making This Plant Protein-Packed Loaded Baked Potato

There are a few tips you should keep in mind that will help you get more flavor from this recipe.

Utilize the Flavor Factor

Be sure to try this Vegan Smokey Cashew Queso Dip as the Flavor Factor for this recipe. This queso dip is easy to make ahead of time and store in the fridge and is perfect for a quick snack or your next gathering.

Get Creative

Use this sheet pan technique and create your own foundational five Plant Protein-Packed Loaded Baked Potato. Mix and match with the veggies and proteins of your choice, and be sure to check out some of our other Flavor Factor recipes.

Foundational Five Balanced Meal Breakdown

Non-starchy Carbohydrate

  • peppers and onions

Starchy Carbohydrate

  • black beans
  • potato


  • tofu
  • or any other protein you enjoy can be used here


  • Smokey Nacho Cheese
  • Avocado

Flavor Factor

  • Smokey Nacho Cheese
  • pickled jalapenos

The Recipe

Serves 2-4



1 package of your preferred extra firm tofu, pressed to remove excess liquid

4 large russet potatoes

2 bell peppers, sliced

1 large red onion, sliced

1 can black beans, drained and rinsed

1 batch Vegan Smokey Cashew Queso Dip

For the garnish

1 ripe avocado, sliced

1 tomato, diced

sliced green onion

chopped cilantro

For the taco seasoning

1 tablespoon ground cumin

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon onion powder

1 teaspoon paprika

1/ teaspoon ground coriander

1/4 teaspoon oregano

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon black pepper


Step 1

Preheat oven to °425. Using a fork, poke holes in each potato and rub them lightly with olive oil, wrap in aluminum foil and place on a rimmed baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes.

Remove from oven, remove tin foil and bake for another 30 minutes until skin is crispy and potatoes are completely tender.

Step 2

Slice peppers and onions and place on a lightly oiled rimmed baking sheet. Cut tempeh into the desired size, and rub lightly with olive oil. Crumble tofu in a bowl, drizzle lightly with olive oil, add spice mixture and toss until covered, and place on the rimmed baking sheet with the peppers and onions. Roast in °425 oven for 30 minutes, or until vegetables pick up some color and become tender.


Carefully slice potatoes on the top, being careful not to burn yourself. Using a spoon, remove the fluffy insides of the potato, leaving the skin’s shape intact.

Add potatoes to a bowl and gently mash with a fork until a fluffy texture is acquired. Season to taste with salt and pepper, and gently spoon potato mixture back into their skins.

Top with grilled veggies, crumbled tofu, black beans, Vegan Smokey Cashew Queso Dipavocado, diced tomato, and green onions.

Enjoy! Are You Going to Make this Plant Protein-Packed Loaded Baked Potato?

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