Sunday, August 12, 2012

Tex Mex Twice Baked Potatoes - Gluten Free & Cows Milk Dairy Free

These twice baked potatoes are one of the dishes that my husband requests over and over again.  They are hands down the most flavorful twice baked potatoes and pair perfectly with grilled meats.  This dish combines all the best flavors of Tex Mex with the decadence of a twice baked potato.  These Tex Mex Twice Baked Potatoes are naturally gluten free.  I make mine using a soft goat's milk cheese; however, they would be wonderful and completely dairy free using a dairy free sour cream.

Tex Mex Twice Baked Potatoes

10 medium russet potatoes or 6 large russet potatoes
1 large red onion, finely chopped
1 poblano pepper, seeds & membrane removed, finely chopped
1 jalapeno pepper, seeds 7 membranes removed, finely chopped
4 large cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 tbs olive oil
1 - 14 oz can fire roasted tomatoes
1/4 tsp smoked paprika
1/4 tsp seasoned salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
8 tbs dairy free margarine
4 oz soft goat's milk cheese or dairy free sour cream
1/4 c fresh cilantro, chopped (optional, garnish)

Wash the potatoes.
Prick each potato a few times with a fork.
Wrap with foil.
Bake in a 400 F oven until tender (about 1 1/4 hours).
Meanwhile, saute the peppers, onions, and garlic in the olive oil.
Once the vegetables are tender, add the tomatoes, paprika, seasoned salt and pepper.
Continue to cook until most of the liquid is absorbed.
Remove from the heat and stir in the cilantro.
Unwrap the potatoes and allow to cool slightly.
Once cool enough to handle, cut each potato in half lengthwise and scoop out the tender flesh leaving a 1/4" shell.
Place the potato shells on a baking sheet.
Mash the scooped out potatoes with the sauteed vegetables, margarine and goat's milk cheese.
Fill the potato shells with the mashed mixture.
Bake at 375 F until everything is heated through and the tops are slightly crispy.
Top with more chopped fresh cilantro if desired.


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  2. Sounds delicious! I'd love to try these with dairy free cheese.

  3. They are excellent with dairy free cheese as well. I have also used Follow Your Hear Vegan Mozzarella in place of the goat cheese and/or dairy free sour cream.

  4. I am going to try these! We are Texans, and my family craves Tex-Mex at least once a week! Thanks for the good recipe!

  5. Jackie - I hope that you try them and love them as much as we do!

  6. I have made these stunning stuffed 2 baked potatoes 2 times already & loved them each time! My hubby loves them too!:)
    They were superb!

  7. Awesome, Sophie! We love these potatoes :) So happy that you do as well.

  8. We are casein (dairy protein) free in our home, and I am also trying to not use soy products. what would you suggest as a dairy free sour cream or cheese?
    We have only tried the Daiya cheese.

  9. Maybe one of the cashew cheeses would work for this if you are trying to avoid soy as well.

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