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Fast & Easy Dinner: Baked Potatoes With Spicy Vegetable Stew

Fast & Easy Dinner: Baked Potatoes With Spicy Vegetable Stew

Baked potatoes are totally underrated, and for some reason they've got a bad rap. It's time we gave the stuffed potato some love. Instead of topping them with cheese and sour cream, these baked potatoes are filled with a spicy vegetable stew making them an entire delicious meal. The stew consists of black beans, carrots, zucchini, and squash, but feel free to stir in your favorite vegetables, or use the stew to top baked sweet potatoes.

To bring the baked potato back into your life,


Baked Potatoes With Spicy Vegetable Stew

Baked Potatoes With Spicy Vegetable Stew

Baked Potatoes With Spicy Vegetable Stew


  1. 1 clove garlic, minced
  2. 1 Tbs. chili powder
  3. 1 tsp. ground cumin
  4. 14-oz. can diced tomatoes
  5. 1/2 cup vegetable broth or water
  6. 19-oz. can black beans, rinsed and drained
  7. 1 cup diced yellow squash
  8. 1 cup diced zucchini
  9. 2 Tbs. chopped fresh cilantro
  10. Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  11. 1/2 cup diced carrot
  12. 4 large russet potatoes, scrubbed (about 2 1/2 lbs.)
  13. 1 Tbs. vegetable oil
  14. 1 cup chopped onion
  15. 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Pierce potatoes with tines of fork and bake until tender, about 1 hour.
  2. Meanwhile, in large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion, bell pepper, carrot, and garlic and cook, stirring often, until vegetables begin to soften, about 10 minutes.
  3. Stir in chili powder and cumin. Add tomatoes, broth and beans. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, 20 minutes.
  4. Add yellow squash and zucchini. Cover and simmer until vegetables are crisp-tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in cilantro and season with salt and pepper.
  5. To serve, split baked potatoes and mash their pulp slightly. Spoon vegetable stew into center.

Serves 4.

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Wild-Magelet Wild-Magelet 8 years
I make a very similar stew with chick peas and just eat it with saffron spiced quinoa; I'd never thought about using it over potatoes. It would probably be great with white-fleshed sweet potato too.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i used to ALWAYS eat baked potatoes but now i'm trying to stay away from them in the hopes of getting a bit more fit and lose weight, but i guess there's something to be said about having veggies in the mix rather than the cheese and all that. i can really appreciate that you're posting this recipe.
codewhiz codewhiz 8 years
This makes me think of the jacket potatoes with ratatouille at Ponti's in Covent Garden!
snarkypants snarkypants 8 years
omg this looks amazing! i love baked potatoes!
esweet esweet 8 years
I'm psyched, I don't have a lot of veggie meals that I can make quickly. The potatoes have to cook for awhile though but maybe I can do that ahead of time or the night before
Dr-Stainforth Dr-Stainforth 8 years
That is gorgeous. As a student, I lived off baked potatoes and cheese sauce.
mtiger mtiger 8 years
I love baked potatos...that looks great!
simplyfab87 simplyfab87 8 years
I was thinking the same thing Krradford. I never thought of doing this with a baked potato with I will have to try it
Kelliegrl Kelliegrl 8 years
OOOh, that looks right up my alley!
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