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Rueben Stuffed Baked Potato

Here I am with yet another baked potato recipe!

I came up with this creation during a run.  I was hungry and knew I had a baked potato in the fridge, just waiting to dressed up with some goodness.

I knew I had some sauerkraut at home, and had been wanting to add it to a baked potato somehow. During the clarity that sometimes comes to me on a run, I thought of the wonderful tempeh rueben sandwich at my favorite sandwich shop back home (Yellow Sub)… maybe it was runger, we’ll never know.  I crafted this stuffed potato to be similar to that sandwich, and it is oh.so.good!



Rueben Stuffed Baked Potato


Baked Russet Potato

Sauerkraut (about 1/3-1/2 cup)

Tempeh (about 1/4 cup), diced

Daiya Swiss Cheese Slice

Thousand Island Dressing (I used Just Thousand by Hampton Creek)


Heat up sauerkraut and tempeh in a small saucepan.

Cut open the baked potato and squish it open.

Ladle on the sauerkraut and tempeh mixture.

Place the cheese slice on top and microwave until melted.

Drizzle with Thousand Island dressing


I’m linking up withRock My Vegan Socks & VNutrition for Healthy Vegan Fridays!


  1. Kimmythevegan

    “I came up with this creation during a run. I was hungry and knew I had a baked potato in the fridge, just waiting to dressed up with some goodness.”
    How clever! I should bake up some potatoes during the week to have in the fridge to make easy meals like this after running.
    Oooh the tempeh would really add this. I love this twist on a reuben!
    Thanks so much for sharing at Healthy Vegan Fridays – I’m pinning & sharing!
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    1. Vicki (Post author)

      I really enjoy having a few already baked potatoes on hand!

  2. Mary Ellen @ VNutrition

    I come up with some of my best recipes while running b/c I’m always hungry then. 🙂

    I’m totally showing this to my husband. He used to love rubens before going veg so I’m sure we’ll give this a try!
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    1. Vicki (Post author)

      It’s amazing how that happens 🙂


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