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Vegan Cheesy Potatoes

A healthy alternative Vegan version of scalloped potatoes. Pretty easy to make, and absolute filling and delicious!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time33 mins
Total Time38 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Vegan
Keyword: vegan potatoes, vegan recipes, vegan scalloped potatoes
Servings: 6


  • Mandoline (optional)


  • 5 large russet potatoes sliced thinly
  • 1/2 cup olive oil (divided) or grapeseed / avocado oil
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup flour whole wheat is preferred for health
  • 1/2 can full fat coconut milk ~1.25 cups
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 tbsp tapioca starch


  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  • Wash potatoes and slice them thinly (with a mandoline if you have one). We left the skin on, but you can peel them if you prefer.
  • Place the sliced potatoes in a baking dish and toss with 1/4 cup oil and your preferred amounts of salt & pepper. Bake at 450 degrees for 20 minutes.
  • While potatoes cook make a roux in a large skillet or pot by heating the remaining 1/4 cup oil on medium heat, and whisking in 1/4 cup flour. It should take 2-3 minutes.
  • When roux is mixed well and bubbling, add in 1/2 can full fat coconut milk, 2 cups water, 1 tsp onion powder, 1/4 tsp garlic powder, 1/4 tsp turmeric, and 1/4 tsp lemon juice. Stir well and reduce heat to low after it starts to boil. Stir often, and cook for 10 minutes, then whisk in the 1/2 cup nutritional yeast and 1 tbsp tapioca starch.
  • Pour cheese mixture over potatoes and bake at 450 degrees for 10 minutes. You can finish it off in the broiler for ~3 minutes if you like to lightly brown the top (watch carefully!). Remove from oven and sprinkle salt & pepper.