This is not the first time I have made this dish, but I have not gotten around to posting it before now. It is in some ways very similar to the Vegan Mac N’ Cheese recipe but not taste-wise. Both recipes contain the Vegan White “Cheese” Sauce, giving the dishes a creamy base. Best part? It is completely vegan and totally healthy. I am a huge fan of the health benefits of potatoes, including white ones, and I am by no means a low-carber. If you are interested in reading the reasons behind this, I recommend reading this article I wrote.
Anyways, this is a very forgiving recipe time-wise. The only time-consuming part of making this is chopping up the potatoes, and even that does not take more than 10 minutes at most. You can make this gratin with or without the onions, both variations are very delicious. The classic version does not contain onions, but personally I think it is a great and super tasty addition. Then the only thing left is to allow it to cook for about an hour, and you are all done. All in all, a pretty simple dish to make but nonetheless incredibly yummy.
Vegan Potato Gratin Ingredients:
- 3 lbs (1.3 kg) potatoes, preferably white or red skinned
- 2 yellow onions (optional)
- 2-3 garlic cloves, minced
- Maldon salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- freshly chopped chives, parsley or dill, to garnis
- The whole recipe for Vegan White “Cheese” Sauce
Vegan Potato Gratin Directions:
- Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius/390 degrees Fahrenheit. If you decide to add in onions, finely chop them and place them in a bowl for now. Slice the potatoes length-wise into thin 1/3-1/2 inch slices. Do not cut them further than that, and place them all in a bowl with the onions. Repeat until all the potatoes are sliced. If you want to remove the peel feel free to do so, but I never bother. Unless you are using sweet potatoes or an other kind that has very tough skin, it is better to leave it on. Grab a casserole pan and spread all of the sliced potatoes (and onions) evenly into it. It will be a thick layer of potatoes, and they are supposed to overlap each other.
- Make the Vegan Cheese Sauce according to said recipe. Stir in the minced garlic cloves before pouring the sauce over the potatoes making sure that all of them are evenly covered. Place the dish into the oven for about 1 hour, or until the top has turned a golden brown and the potatoes are properly tender. Take it out and drizzle on top whatever fresh herbs you got (I love using either chives, parsley or dill) and serve with a side salad.