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The Veggie King Microwave Baked Potato Recipe

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The Veggie King Baked Potato Recipe| hurrythefoodup.com

Go wild and cook up your favourite veggies. We love grilled or fried zucchini, bell peppers, carrots, onion, mushrooms, corn and chili peppers. Cook them simply in a pan with a few herbs or spices (this fajita mix is perfect) or in a sauce (like this simple salsa).

If you want something simpler and more comforting, this German baked potato recipe with quark and butter is a real treat. One of our other classics is a jacket potato inspired by Manchester!

Getting a baked potato just right is rewarding in itself. It’s surprisingly easy to do and the cooking instructions are included in the recipe card below. For more extensive instructions as well as a load more topping ideas, please see our main microwave baked potato post.

The Veggie King
4.69 from 16 votes
So many vegetables, so little time to make. Hit your nutrient and vitamin count for the day with ease. No need to spend loads of time doing it, either.
Cuisine:Vegan, Vegetarian
Diet: dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, vegan
Prep Time:9 minutes
Cook Time:11 minutes
Total Time:20 minutes
Servings:1 servings
Calories:438kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Microwave the large potato for nine minutes. A medium potato needs seven minutes and a small potato needs five minutes. To add extra potatoes allow an extra four minutes for a large potato, three minutes for a medium potato and two minutes for a small potato. This is using a 1000w microwave – adjust for slightly longer or shorter if yours is a higher or lower power. Don't forget to pierce the potatoes with a fork a few times.
    7 oz potato
  • Chop the zucchini and bell pepper into small pieces and fry in oil for about six minutes.
    ½ zucchini, ½ red bell pepper, 1 tsp olive oil
  • While frying add the spices (or the fajita spice mix), and ⅛ cup water to the veg. Give it a good stir and add the beans for the last minute or so.
    ¾ cup black beans, cooked, 1 tbsp fajita spice mix, ¼ cup water, 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • When ready, slice a deep groove through the middle of the potato in both directions. Repeat the process diagonally.
  • Season the potato with salt and pepper.
    Salt and pepper to taste
  • Pour the veggie medley over the potato. Sprinkle the nutritional yeast over the top.
  • Enjoy!

NOTES

Serve with a little low fat sour cream or creme fraiche if you like. Skyr is also fantastic, if available.
  • Tips: No microwave? Just boil or bake your potatoes. Easy!
  • Make-ahead? Yes, works nicely.
  • Freezable? Yes, can be frozen after it’s prepared!

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
The Veggie King
Amount per Serving
Calories
438
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
7
g
11
%
Saturated Fat
 
1
g
6
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
2
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
3
g
Sodium
 
613
mg
27
%
Potassium
 
1984
mg
57
%
Carbohydrates
 
79
g
26
%
Fiber
 
22
g
92
%
Sugar
 
7
g
8
%
Protein
 
22
g
44
%
Vitamin A
 
5518
IU
110
%
Vitamin C
 
133
mg
161
%
Calcium
 
97
mg
10
%
Iron
 
7
mg
39
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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2 comments
  1. 2 stars
    This was ok. The seasoning is way overpowering. I did add onions and garlic. Seemed good to add. I will give it a try again. But, with different seasoning.

    1. Hi Hope, yes maybe the extra garlic and onions were a little too much. I definitely recommend starting with the a spoon of the fajita spice mix to make things easy. Maybe a little less cumin as well, some people can find it overpowering very quickly! Thanks for the comment, I hope you make it again 🙂