When I make Vegan Oil-Free Lentil Tacos, I always make extra everything, so we can have lunches the next day. Since I baked potatoes to use during the week, as well as lentil taco meat, I decided to make vegan potato tacos. Not only did I make enough lentil taco meat, I prepped all the taco fixings to use for my potato taco recipe.
QUICK AND EASY LEFTOVER IDEAS TO MAKE A UNIQUE LUNCH
Although I always use dinner leftovers for lunch, vegan potato tacos take 5 minutes to prepare. First, I simply reheat an already cooked potato and the lentil taco meat, top with my pre-cut veggie toppings, a little fresh salsa, and you have a vegan potato taco.
Similarly, stuff a potato with Vegan “Adult” Sloppy Joes or pack it full of sautéed veggies. As a result, the potato is the perfect bowl to hold your favorite leftovers.
For those of you who take your lunch to work and eat it later, just pack your skinny potato, and your lentil taco meat in one container, and the veggies in another container. Then, you can reheat your potato and lentils together and top with your cold vegetables.
If you struggle with meal prep or even thinking of an easy lunch, this Taco Tuesday Skinny Potato Tacos Recipe is simple and easy!
COOKING POTATOES IN THE CROCKPOT VS THE OVEN FOR POTATO TACO RECIPE
Along with a unique way to bake potatoes in the crockpot, I provided directions for perfectly baked potatoes in the oven as well.
CROCKPOT BAKED POTATOES
Scrub the potatoes and dry completely.
For each potato, tear off a piece of aluminum foil large enough to wrap around the potato completely.
Wrap tightly with the foil sheet.
Place in your slow cooker.
Cook the potatoes on high for 4 to 5 hours or low for 8 to 10 hours, until soft.
Do not overcook, or the potatoes may become soggy.
Remove and carefully unwrap (the potatoes will be hot).
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees
- Scrub potatoes; leave the skin on
- Pierce potatoes with a knife several times
- Place on the center rack of an oven for 1 hour
- Remove from oven
- Slice potato in the middle, not all the way through
- Using your hands, when cool, push the potato open
- Add lentil taco meat and toppings
Leftovers don’t have to be boring, for instance, if you put a little creativity behind it. And, if you enjoy this quick recipe, you will love my Lentil and Tahini Twice Baked Potatoes.
So, if you love potatoes as I do, make a bunch of potatoes in advance, and then use them for multiple purposes during the week.
DO YOU LOVE POTATOES? CHECK OUT THESE HEALTHY POTATO RECIPES
- Vegan Twice Baked Potatoes
- Vegan Mashed Potatoes Recipe
- Smashed Red Potato Recipe
- Sweet Potato Chips
- Potato Hash
- Vegan Potato Salad
- Vegan Stuffed Sweet Potato
- Sweet Potato Tacos
- Pulled Pork Sweet Potato Sandwich
- Vegan Baked Potato