These vegan loaded home fries are veggie loaded, topped with dairy free cheese and are the perfect side dish for your weekend brunch!
Ingredients in Loaded Home Fries
Home fries are the perfect start to the day! They are made on the stovetop making them quick and easy to get on the table fast. We also love to make these for a vegan ‘brinner’.
If you are not familiar, home fries are a skillet potato often served as a side to your waffles or pancakes. I know, carbs on top of delicious carbs! Home fries in my northern area are pretty much a staple at any breakfast place and I ate my fair share of them after late college nights out with friends that were followed up with brunch the next day!
This version of loaded home fries is a take on your standard southern home fries, which often include diced peppers and onions. We took that one step further and added mushrooms, then topped the whole thing with vegan dairy cheese. The difference between our loaded home fries vs. others – these have no added oil! (except the vegan cheese, which you could omit!).
Here are the ingredients you will need for these home fries:
- Frozen Diced Potatoes
- Green Pepper
- Red Pepper
- Sliced Mushrooms
- Salt and Pepper
- Dairy Free Cheddar Cheese
This recipe ingredient list is short, but that is the nice thing about home fries, they are just good home cooked comfort food.
How to Make Southern Home Fries
We used prepared frozen diced potatoes for this recipe to keep it super fast and easy, but you could use fresh cooked diced potatoes.
Whether you use fresh or frozen potatoes, you will want to make sure that you place them evenly in your skillet so they brown and get crispy. These diced potatoes do not use oil, so you may need to add a splash of water to the pan to prevent burning.
For these diced skillet potatoes, you will first need to water sauté your mushrooms, peppers and onions. Next, add your diced potatoes and evenly spread them out in the pan. Cook for 5 – 7 minutes and they are done!
Top with your favorite vegan cheese – we used cheddar!
How to Serve Home Fries with Peppers and Onions
We really love to enjoy this meal as a vegan ‘brinner’! That is a breakfast dinner if you aren’t familiar with the term.
We serve them with grain free waffles and tofu scramble and it is an amazing plant based dinner that is both gluten free, oil free and dairy free. They might also be nice served with Brown Sugar Pumpkin Banana Muffins.
This recipe is best fresh, but leftovers will store for a few days in the refrigerator. I do not recommend freezing leftovers.
If you make this recipe, I would love to know! Tag @badtothebowl on social media.
Easy Vegan Loaded Home Fries
- ½ package frozen diced potatoes
- 1 cup sliced button mushrooms
- ½ of a green pepper, diced
- ½ of a red pepper, diced
- 2 Tblsp white onion
- Salt and Pepper
- Dairy free cheese (1/4 cup or less)
- In a medium sized skillet, water sauté your mushrooms, green and red pepper and onion for 3 – 5 minutes until tender.
- Add potatoes and spread out evenly so potatoes get crisp! Let potatoes cook 4-5 minutes then flip and cook for another 4-5 minutes.
- Test your potatoes for doneness, and if needed cook a few minutes longer. Add a splash of water if it starts to burn.
- Remove from stovetop and top with a small amount of dairy free cheese
- Serve immediately. Store leftovers in fridge.