Nothing tastes better than the 'cheesy' goodness of vegan scalloped potatoes. However, that same creamy, dreamy taste can easily be achieved using only vegetables and NO OIL! My oil-free smokey vegan scalloped potatoes recipe is nut-free, so dive into savory, creamy potatoes without any guilt.
Although vegan, non-dairy cheeses exist in today's world, most brands are still full of preservatives and fat. However, making cheese sauce that tastes just as delicious as real cheese is possible with vegetables and a few creative ingredients.
For instance, the base cheese sauce for this scalloped potato recipe is the same base I use for a variety of my vegan recipes:
- Vegan Chili Mac
- Buffalo Cauliflower Mac and Cheese
- Healthy Mac and Cheese
- Vegan Hash Brown Casserole
- Cheesy Spinach Artichoke Dip Fat-Free and Fabulous
- Mustard Cheese Dip
- Chili Cheese Dip
- Tater Tot Nachos
- Vegan Guilt-Free Potato Nachos A Game Day Treat!
For example, the Vegan Cheese Sauce used in this scalloped potato recipe has a smokey, garlicky flavor. All I did was switch out some of my original cheese sauce ingredients to get the flavor I was looking for.
I also chose baby red potatoes for the base because they are generally softer and cook well when baked.
Also, the 'cheese sauce' can be made in advance if you wish to prepare food ahead of time. This recipe makes about 4 cups of sauce, so you will have two extra plus cups to use for pasta or to add to any of your other favorite recipes. You can even separate some sauce before adding the paprika and liquid smoke. That way, you can flavor a separate batch for a different recipe.
WHAT INGREDIENTS ARE NEEDED TO MAKE VEGAN SCALLOPED POTATOES?
MAKING THE SMOKEY CHEESE SAUCE FOR VEGAN SCALLOPED POTATOES
SMOKEY "CHEESE" SAUCE
- Baking Potatoes
- Nutritional Yeast
- Lemon Juice
- Onion Powder
- Garlic Powder
- Smoked Paprika
- Organic Vegetable Broth
- Tamari, Liquid Aminos, or Soy Sauce
- Liquid Smoke (I used Hickory Flavor)
VEGAN SCALLOPED POTATOES
- Baby Red Potatoes
- White Onion
- Chives (optional garnish)
Once the cheese sauce is made, and the potatoes are thin, it is all about layering in a casserole pan.
Begin by layering the thinly sliced potatoes in the base of the pan, slightly overlapping in a circular direction. Conversely, use a square or rectangular pan.
Next, I add the creamy vegan cheese sauce and spread it gently to cover the top, allowing it to sink into the crevices.
Then, repeat the entire process, layering potatoes and the other ingredients and ending with cheese sauce on top. As a result, all the flavors are layered together, covered, and baked to perfection. Chives and added for a little bonus on top.
We could have easily eaten the entire pan of scalloped potatoes, but we restrained ourselves only so we could take some for lunch tomorrow.
IF YOU LOVE WONDERFUL OIL-FREE POTATO RECIPES, GIVE THESE ARE TRY
- Smashed Red Potato Recipe
- Vegan Mashed Potatoes Recipe
- Garlic Roasted Potatoes
- Potatoes with Pesto
- Twice Baked Potatoes
- Breakfast Potatoes
- Lemony Miso Roasted Potatoes
- Chili and Lime Roasted Red Potatoes
- Potato Tacos
- Vegan Hash Brown Casserole
- Steak Fries & Crispy Air Fryer Steak Fries Recipe
- Oven-Baked Fries Perfect Crispy Oil-Free and Garlic
- Skinny AF Sweet Potato Fries
- Greek Potato Salad
- Pesto Potato Salad
Hi! My name is Kathy, I am a retired high school English teacher & vegan enthusiast and blogger. My entire blog is fully plant-based vegan. I truly believe what we eat & how we live determines our health & the preservation of our planet! 🙂