Cajun Sauteed Vegetable Stuffed Baked Potatoes

  • 6 medium baking potatoes (about 3 pounds)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped yellow onion
  • 3/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced celery
  • 1/4 cup vegetable broth
  • 8 ounces sliced white mushrooms
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh garlic
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon Hungarian sweet paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground red cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup vegan cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons vegan butter
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
  • creme fraiche: vegan whipped cream, vegan sour cream, chives and fresh lemon juice whisked together

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 450°.
  2. Pierce potatoes with a fork; brush with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Bake at 450° for 50 minutes or until tender. Remove potatoes from oven; cool slightly. Cut potatoes in half lengthwise, and scoop pulp out of skins, leaving a 1/4-inch-thick shell. Place pulp in a large bowl; coarsely mash pulp.
  3. Preheat broiler to high.
  4. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add remaining 2 tablespoons oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add onion, bell pepper, and celery to pan; sauté for 2 minutes, add vegetable broth and white mushrooms and saute another 2 minutes. Add garlic and next 5 ingredients (through red pepper); sauté 1 minute. Remove from heat. Add cheese, butter, and herbs, stirring until smooth.
  5. Stir cheese mixture into potato pulp. Place 1/2 cup mixture in each potato shell. Arrange stuffed potatoes on a baking sheet. Broil for 5 minutes or until browned.
  6. Make creme fraiche.  Dollop each potato with creme fraiche.  Voila!!

6 responses to “Cajun Sauteed Vegetable Stuffed Baked Potatoes

  1. Oh how I missed you and your wonderful recipes! I’ve not back slidden into Beefaroni yet but I sure am missing my Cajun. Thank you soooooo much for this one!!!! Since WordPress changed their format a couple of months back it is much harder to skim through all the recent post so I end up missing a lot. Why do folks change things just as you get used to them? Take care Dear, I’ll try my best to seek out your site more often 🙂

    • Oh it so great to hear from you!! I had thought about you several times and was wondering where you were and that everything is good!
      I hope you get to make this one, it is very worthwhile, it was a hit with all of us 🙂
      Please let me know how you are, I’m glad you’re back!

  2. Looks insanely delicious Heather, as always! You never disappoint!! I love Cajun food!

  3. petit4chocolatier

    Oh my! It is 9:00 p.m. and suddenly I want to eat a stuffed baked potato! Every single ingredient is perfect!! This has to be the best stuffed potato I have ever seen!! Yum 🙂

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