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Au gratin potatoes...vegan style!

Happy Thursday!!  Let's talk potatoes today friends!  I love potatoes...I know I say that about everything that I post...Guess that means I just love food and to eat!! But the the healthy way right?! haha!  Anyhoo, my daughter has been beggggiiinnnng me to make au gratin potatoes.  I made them probably over a year ago and had not made them since.  It was well overdue for me to make them, so here we go!

 

First, I did not pay attention to the fact that 'Au gratin' is a french way of preparing a dish.  The au gratin style is a browned crust using cheese, breadcrumbs, or an egg/butter mix.  Welp, I decided to use the cheese method!  I have to admit, these were simply amazing...sheesh!

 

 This was dinner the other night.  Au gratin potatoes paired with brussel sprouts. Super yummy!!! Wanna know how I made them...?  Check me out!

 

Ingredients

~1- 1.5 lbs Organic golden potatoes

Nutritional yeast

~1 cup unsweetened plant based milk (I used flax)

~2 tbsp Earth Balance butter

So Delicious cheese- mozzarella and colby jack

Himalayan pink salt

Tumeric

*cayenne

 

Directions:

Pre heat oven at 350 degrees

 

Wash and slice potatoes (I choose to leave the skin on) layer them in a 9x13 dish.

 

In a pot combine plant milk, butter, salt, nutritional yeast and other seasonings. Whisk.  Add in mozzarella shreds and continue to whisk.  Let simmer on low until shreds are combined. (Salt to taste and add as much nutritional yeast as you like)

 

Pour 3/4 mixture over potatoes then top with colby jack shreds.  Allow to cook for about 20 minutes or until cheese is starting to melt and liquid is bubbling.

 

Take out of oven stir potatoes around flipping bottom layer potatoes to the top.  Add last 1/4 of liquid mixture and more cheese.

 

Cook until cheese is completely melted.  Let cool slightly before serving.

 

Serve and Enjoy!

 

*I don't measure my seasonings...or really anything at all when I cook!  I think the best way to cook is taste as you go and adjust accordingly.  I did not make these very salty because the cheese has salt and I want to be conscious of our sodium intake.

 

I hope you try them and let me know how they turn out for you!!

 

Be well,

 

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