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Vegan Scalloped Potatoes

Make these tasty Vegan Scalloped Potatoes with a creamy, savory cheese sauce to serve as a side dish with your favorite meatless meals!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Vegan Scalloped Potatoes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Resting Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 9
Calories 169kcal
Author Marly
Cost $5


  • 3 tablespoons vegan butter
  • 6 tablespoons whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups plant-based milk (plain, unsweetened, not vanilla flavored)
  • 3/4 cup vegan cheddar shreds separated
  • 2 pounds red potatoes thinly sliced
  • 1/3 medium yellow onion peeled and thinly sliced


  • Preheat oven to 350F. Spray a 9X9 inch baking pan with vegetable cooking spray or a thin coating of olive oil.
  • Heat the vegan butter over medium heat in a small sauce pan until melted, about 30 seconds. Add the flour, 1 tablespoon at a time, stirring in between. The goal is to create a thick sauce. Add salt and pepper. Stir to combine.
  • Add the plant-based milk, a little at a time, stirring in between. This should create a gravy-like sauce. If your sauce has lumps, simply transfer to a food processor or blender and pulse until smooth.
  • Remove from heat and add 1/2 cup vegan cheddar shreds. Stir until melted.
  • Place 1/3 of the potato slices in the bottom of prepared pan. Top with 1/3 of the the sliced onions. Pour 1/3 of the cream sauce evenly over the top of the potatoes and onions. Repeat until all the potatoes, onions, and sauce is used. Top with remaining cheese.
  • Cover with foil and bake in heated oven for 50 minutes. Use tongs to remove foil and bake for 10 minutes, until the edges turn a golden brown.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool for 10 - 15 minutes before serving.
  • To store, allow scalloped potatoes to come to room temperature, then cover and refrigerate. These will keep in the fridge for up to 5 days.


Potatoes. I used red potatoes in this recipe, but you can also use either russet potatoes (white potatoes) or yukon gold potatoes. Each of these have good starch content to add to the creamy sauce. You can even use a mixture of potatoes as well.


Calories: 169kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 297mg | Potassium: 555mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 391IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 92mg | Iron: 1mg