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Outstanding Cheezy Potato Bake

What you need: 

oil, as needed
6 small-medium red potatoes, sliced in 1/2" rounds
1/2-1 yellow onion, sliced
vegan buttery spread, to taste (I use Earth Balance)
salt and pepper, to taste
1/2 cup nutritional yeast
1-1 1/2 cups unsweetened nondairy milk or water

What you do: 

1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Prepare a casserole dish (I used an 8x8" glass pyrex) with oil to cover the bottom. Set aside. Add 1 layer of potatoes to the bottom of the dish (I used 2 potatoes per layer, for 3 layers).
2. Add some sliced onions to the top of the potatoes, season with lots of salt and pepper, and add a few dollops of vegan butter on top of the layer.
3. Add the nutritional yeast to a bowl, and pour in enough milk or water (I used a mixture) to make a sauce (medium thinness). Season this with salt and pepper. Pour some of the sauce over the first layer, but remember you need enough for 3 layers.
4. Continue to layer the dish with potato, onion, salt, pepper, vegan butter, and cheezy sauce. You should have enough sauce to pour some on top. I recommend lots of onions on top because they brown so beautifully. Make sure you season with enough salt and pepper!
5. Pour some milk in the dish to about 1/2 up the dish. Bake for 45 minutes-1 hour (until the potatoes are very tender, and the sauce is bubbling).
Honestly, we could not tell any difference between this and the au gratin potatoes of our past.
Source of recipe: I created this recipe.

Preparation Time: 
about 1 hour
Cooking Time: 
Servings: 
2-4
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SO HOW'D IT GO?

Okay, my sister and my hubby both loved this dish (both meat eaters, lol).  :)>>> My sister said this was one of the best dishes she has ever eaten.    I am the only vegan in the house so it is great to find dishes that both my family and I can eat, I usually end up cooking two different meals. I recommend everyone try this dish. I think next time I might add some spinach and facon  ;)  Thank you again for this wonderful recipe!

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AC, this is a great recipe.  One of my favorite dishes growing up was scalloped potatoes and pork chops, so I am very happy with this recipe. It's  delicious.  ~Theresa~ :D

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This was really good! I did as others suggested and added as much more onion as I could, but my baking dish was overflowing with potatoes and onions! Not a bad thing though...I also added too much milk to my dish so it came out kinda soupy, but that was my own fault and the end result was still DELICIOUS! Next time instead of slices of onions I think I will just chop it up and do a whole layer of them on top of the taters. Anyways, such a yummy dish!!

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I am very impressed with this recipe and can't wait to try variations on the theme. I agree with others who suggest adding A LOT MORE onions. Also, be sure to salt/pepper each layer, in addition to the sauce, as the recipe instructs, and put a baking sheet under the casserole dish as it could likely bubble over.

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This is pretty simple to make and the whole family loved it! Thanks for the recipe :)

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So amazingly good! I cooked this for some omni's tonight and they loved it! I added a layer of tofurkey kielbasa to make it a more complete meal. I was very generous with the earth balance but it was a tad too rich. I will use a little less next time.

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omg.
So good. I dont normally comment after i make someones recipe off here but i had to with this one because it was soo goood.
My papa is Finish and always makes a casserole like this for holidays and i miss it so much. This recipe more than satisfied my craving. I didnt think it was going to turn out very good, but i was happily proven wrong! yummm!!!

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I think I added too much water, so my sauce was thin. I tried adding some mustard to it to thicken and season it. It isn't very cheesy, but it's still crazy good!

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This was really good! I used olive oil instead of a buttery spread. I also ran out of potatoes, so ended up throwing in a sweet potato along with the regular potatoes - fabulous!

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This is absolutely delicious.  I have made it several times and it always turns out wonderfully.  It is easy to make and with just a few simple ingredients you can produce a lovely, creamy potato casserole.  :)

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