Cheesy Vegan Potato Casserole

Transform ordinary steamed potatoes into this comforting hash brown–inspired pie for two. Chopped potatoes are smothered in a creamy, cheesy sauce that gets its heavenly flavor from a mixture of nutritional yeast, smoky paprika, and nutty tahini. Mashed cannellini beans create a deliciously smooth texture and chopped chives add herbal brightness. If you want to get fancy, feel free to add sautéed onions and bell peppers to the mix before serving in generous wedges. Enjoy this hash brown pie on its own or alongside fresh fruit and waffles for a plant-based brunch feast.

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Ingredients

  • 1 lb. Yukon Gold potatoes, scrubbed (about 5)
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1½ teaspoons tahini
  • 1½ tablespoons unsweetened, unflavored plant-based milk
  • 1½ teaspoons nutritional yeast
  • ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • ⅓ cup cooked or canned cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives (optional)
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 450°F. Place whole potatoes in a steamer basket in a large saucepan. Add water to saucepan to just below basket. Bring to boiling. Steam, covered, 10 to 15 minutes or until tender. (To steam potatoes in the microwave, prick each potato several times with a fork. Place on a plate and microwave on high 5 minutes. Turn potatoes over; microwave 5 minutes more.) Let cool, then roughly chop.
  • Meanwhile, in a large bowl whisk together vinegar and tahini. Whisk in milk, nutritional yeast, smoked paprika, and salt. Add beans; use a spoon or spatula to mash gently and combine. Stir chopped potatoes and chives (if using) into bean mixture.
  • Transfer potato mixture to a 9-inch pie plate; press evenly into dish. Season with black pepper. Bake 15 minutes or until golden. Remove from oven; let cool 5 minutes. Cut into wedges. Serve hot.

Comments (6)

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Phil

Excellent recipe. Hearty and filling for a good start to your morning!

Karen Mikalov

Very good recipe, great flavor!

Linda

You can also substitute red radishes for the potatoes to make it healthier and less calories... The radishes pick up the flavor of whatever they are cooked in/with... Yum!

forallweknow

Not a favorite. Due to the vinegar, I might call it "Roasted Potato Salad". Not cheese-like at all.

Hilarie

We enjoyed the flavor of this dish. I added mixed veggies to brighten it up. I will definitely make this again.

Wanita Lucas

Did not turn out like I expected. Proportions of ingredients did not match the picture. Disappointed! And doesn’t taste like I expected

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Dreena Burton

Dreena Burton has written six cookbooks charting her journey as a plant-powered cook and at-home mother of three. Always passionate about creating nutritious recipes, she is an advocate of using the “vegan basics” (beans, nuts, seeds, whole grains, fruits, and vegetables) to create dishes that are healthy but also very satisfying and delicious! For more on her plant-powered recipes and newest cookbook, Dreena’s Kind Kitchen: 100+ Whole-Foods Vegan Recipes to Enjoy Every Day, visit dreenaburton.com, and follow her on Instagram and Facebook.
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