Mom’s Scalloped Potatoes – The Vegan Version

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Scalloped potatoes were a huge part of my childhood. My mother would make them for Thanksgiving and Christmas and my oldest sister and I would always fight for the leftovers. Mom’s original recipe included milk, butter, and bacon, but when I became a vegetarian, I replaced the bacon with an Italian veggie sausage from Light Life. Sadly, that sausage contains egg, so when I went vegan, I had to say goodbye to that product and as a result, stopped making scalloped potatoes. But I began to miss them, so I decided to make it vegan and was able to do so in 2 easy steps:

(1) Soy milk is an easy replacement for cow milk, but I’m not a hug fan of it because it changes the taste of the scalloped potatoes. And while I can’t stand the smell of coconut oil when it is being cooked, I opted for coconut milk by Native Forest and I can’t even discern a coconut taste! 

(2) Instead of dairy butter, I used a couple of tablespoons of Earth Balance Vegan Buttery Sticks

So try this out and let me know what you think!

Mom's Scalloped Potatoes - The Vegan Version
Serves 12
These plant-based scalloped potatoes are filling and comforting and can feed an army.
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Prep Time
45 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 45 min
Prep Time
45 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 45 min
342 calories
28 g
13 g
25 g
5 g
21 g
234 g
32 g
2 g
0 g
2 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 342
Calories from Fat 214
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25g
Saturated Fat 21g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 13mg
Sodium 32mg
Total Carbohydrates 28g
Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 2g
Protein 5g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 3 -4 TBS vegan butter
  2. 6 Russett potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
  3. 1/2 cup flour
  4. 1 1/2 cups diced onion
  5. salt and pepper to taste
  6. 3 13.5 ounce cans of coconut milk
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. Butter bottom and sides of a 12 1/4" x 10 1/4" x 2 1/4" casserole dish
  3. Add a layer of potatoes so that you cannot see the bottom of the dish
  4. Using a sifter, sprinkle flour over potatoes until they are lightly covered
  5. Sprinkle 1/2 cup of the onions
  6. Slice off 1 tablespoon of butter and cut it lengthwise then widthwise to form small pats. Dot pats evenly over potato mixture
  7. Sprinkle with salt and pepper
  8. Repeat layers 2 more times
  9. Pour warmed coconut milk over mixture, ensuring it covers the flour, leaving no dry spots
  10. Baked for 1 hour or until bubbly
  1. If the size of your casserole dish isn't an exact match, adjust your cooking time or just watch your potatoes closely as they near the hour mark when baking!
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Lori Hill

Lori Hill

Lori Hill founded Sister Eden in order to inspire people to make sustainable choices in their everyday lives. Before that, she produced special events for 16 years and educated her colleagues about how to make their events more sustainable. In addition to being an online media personality and producer of videos, Lori is a speaker, writer, activist, wife, mom, and plant eater just trying to do the right thing and make a difference in the world. You can often find her walking her rescue dog Dolly while picking up trash in her Takoma Park neighborhood where Sister Eden has adopted a spot.
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