Vegan Cheesy Potato Casserole

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Today I don’t have Thai food for once 😀 I love casserole. Unfortunately, I rarely make them and I don´t know why. Basically, casseroles are quick to make and it´s also a great way of using up leftover potatoes. In addition, this variation is good as meal prep because if you make a complete casserole, this is enough for a few days.

vegan cheesy potato casserole

How to make your own vegan cheese

This time I wanted to try a special casserole since I have only tried vegan cheese once before (as a nacho dip), I thought this would be another great opportunity. In fact, this vegan cheese is healthy. I am completely fascinated by what you can prepare with e.g. cashew nuts. You can try so many different things with spices as well as healthy ingredients. That’s why I find vegan cooking so exciting.

The vegan cheese, therefore, consists of cashew nuts. It is important that you soak the nuts in water beforehand. It would be best to soak them the previous evening so that they have a perfect consistency the next day. But if you want it to go fast, it is enough to soak the cashew nuts for about 3 hours. You’ll also need vegetable stock, nutritional yeast (very important for the cheesy taste!), 1 onion, tapioca starch, 1 garlic clove, and salt. You have to mix it all together until it has a creamy consistency. This sauce is really quick to make and healthy!

potato casserole

Easy and delicious preparation of this vegan cheesy potato casserole

The most time-consuming part is actually to cut the raw potatoes but otherwise, everything is prepared very quickly and you just have to put the casserole into the oven. Unfortunately, this takes a little longer, however it’s still worth it! 🙂

I love broccoli very much and the combination with vegan cheese is very delicious! Additionally, I cut pieces of the leek into it, because I am also a big fan of these vegetables. In my opinion this is the perfect combination for a casserole.

Besides, I like the fact that this recipe works completely without cream. At first, I didn’t really know how to make a casserole without cream. Is there any of you who cannot tolerate cream? Unfortunately, it´s the same with all the vegan alternatives. I usually have stomach pain after consumption.… Moreover, the avoidance of cream makes the casserole even healthier!

Broccoli Potato Casserole

This broccoli potato casserole is:

  • Vegan
  • Gluten-free
  • Without cream
  • Quickly prepared
  • Creamy
  • Healthy
  • Very tasty!
  • Filling

Vegan Cheesy Potato Casserole

Potato Casserole
Course Main Course
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time42 mins
Total Time57 mins
Servings: 4 Portions


For the casserole:

  • 7 – 10 Potatoes
  • 1 Onion
  • 1 – 2 Garlic Cloves
  • 1 Leek
  • 200 gr Broccoli

For the Cheese sauce:

  • 150 gr Cashew Nuts
  • 235 ml Vegetable Broth
  • 2 – 4 tbsp Nutritional Yeast
  • 1 tbsp Onion
  • 1 tbsp Tapioca Starch
  • 1 Garlic Clove
  • A little bit of Salt


  • Cut the onions, garlic and leek into pieces.
  • Slice the raw potatoes. 
  • Fry the onions and garlic in a frying pan.
  • Put everything into the casserole dish and mix it well. 
  • Rinse and drain the soaked cashew nuts. 
  • Put all the ingredients for the cheese sauce together in a blender and mix everything until creamy.
  • Then add part of the sauce to the casserole, mix well and pour the rest over your casserole. 
  • Put the casserole in the oven at 200°, top and bottom heat, bake it for about 50 minutes. 

vegan casserole

If you’re looking for more dinner inspirations then check out my yellow curry with tofu or roasted cauliflower with curry recipe. Also, a very delicious easy dish is my vegan Pad Thai.

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