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  • Writer's pictureThe Messy Cheffy

Cheesy vegan potato & cauliflower gratin.

Cheesy potato & cauliflower gratin is a classic with a cauliflower twist.

This recipe is pretty easy and very delicious. Its worth the little effort that's required.

  • Prep 20 minutes

  • Cooking 60 minutes


  • 2 large potatoes

  • 1/4 cauliflower

  • 2 spring onioins

  • 1 large onion

  • 3 gloves of garlic

  • 350ml soya cream

  • 200 ml soy milk or any milk you have

  • 3 tablespoons nutritional yeast

  • 100 grated vegan cheese

  • Salt and pepper


Preheat oven to 180.c

Rub a medium size baking dish with oil or butter.

Slice the potatoes as thinly as possible there is no need to remove the skin.

Place the thinly sliced potatoes into a bowl full of water ensuring the potatoes are covered in water.(This will prevent them from turning brown)

Finley slice onion.

Crush garlic.

Chop spring onions.

Chop cauliflower into small pieces.

Grate cheese if nessesary.

Heat a medium size pot with a tablespoon of olive oil. Sauté the garlic and onions for 1-2 until translucent they should not brown.

Pour in the soya cream and soya milk. Add the spring onions and nutritional yeast and stir. Season the cream mixture with a generous pinch of salt and black pepper.

Bring to the boil, turn down the heat and allow to simmer for 4-5 minutes.

Remove from the heat and set aside.

Drain the water from the potatoes and pat dry with a clean tea towel.

Now we have everything ready to assemble the dish. This dish will be assembled in 3 layers.

So this means we need even(ish) amounts of ingredients for each layer be mindful of this when building the gratin.

In the buttered baking dish.

1.Place 1/3 of the potato on the bottom of the dish evenly spending them out not on top of each other but allowing the edges of the potatoes to over lap.

2.Sprinkle 1/3 chopped cauliflower.

3.Sprinkle 1/3 cheese.

4.Season with salt and pepper

5.Pour 1/3 of the cream mixture on top. Using the back of a spoon to help spread the cream mixture evenly.

Repeat this 3 times.

When you have completed the 3 layers on the top layer using a spatular push down in the mixture to ensure the cream mixture evenly spills into the gaps.

Place the gratin into a preheated oven to bake for 60 minutes at 180.c on fan oven setting.

Enjoy ali



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