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close up of vegan scalloped potatoes in a glass baking dish topped with fresh herbs, on a blue and white striped kitchen towel

Vegan Scalloped Potatoes

  • Author: Melissa Belanger
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 55 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 8 - 12 servings 1x
  • Category: Side dish
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American, French
  • Diet: Vegan


You don’t need cheese or milk to make creamy scalloped potatoes. These vegan scalloped potatoes are baked in a creamy, garlicky sauce until tender. They make a perfect addition to any Thanksgiving table.


  • 6 medium russet potatoes, peeled and sliced
  • 4 tablespoons dairy free butter
  • 23 garlic cloves, minced 
  • 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour, or 2 tablespoons cornstarch (GF)
  • 2 cups cashew or almond milk
  • 1/2 cup canned coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable broth*
  • 2 teaspoons nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 tablespoon coarse salt
  • Black pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 400˚F.
  2. Heat a large saucepan to medium-high. Melt dairy free butter, and add minced garlic. Sauté until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  3. Whisk in flour until you have a smooth roux. Slowly whisk in milks, broth and nutritional yeast until smooth. Let sauce simmer until it has reached a thick consistency, and can easily coat the back of a spoon.
  4. Layer half of the sliced potatoes in a 9×13 baking dish, and cover with half of the sauce. Repeat with remaining potatoes and sauce.
  5. Cover pan with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove foil and continue cooking for 25 – 30 minutes, or until potatoes have softened.
  6. Allow the scalloped potatoes to rest for at least 10 minutes before serving.

Keywords: scalloped potatoes, dairy free, vegan, potatoes, Thanksgiving