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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?

This was yummy. I also forgot to layer the sauce but it seemed to seep through just fine. I did overcook mine a bit, but it was still delicious. In fact, I caught my husband scraping the pan!  ;)b

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;)b This was Yummy, I did forget to layer the cheese sauce so I just put it all on top at the end and it still turned out great! Thanks AC.

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This came out awesome!
The meat eater even loved them.
Only change I made was add some smoked paprika (My new fav) to the salt and pepper for each layer.

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Yay! I'm so glad.  :chinup:

:lol: 1st drop!

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This was absolutely outstanding!  I followed the recipe exactly (rare) and these came out great!  I put lots of onions on top and baked, uncovered, for about an hour.  My fiance actually called them "da bomb"... I keep trying to tell him no one says that anymore, but it's not getting through...

Anyway, this is an awesome recipe, thank you sooooo much! Try it!!!  :)>>>

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I made this today for lunch (instead of studying like I should've been doing...)-- SO delicious! I had to modify the recipe because I only had one potato, but it still turned out perfectly. Thank you, I've been craving au gratin potatoes for a while!

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AC, did you bake the entire time uncovered, or did you cover the dish with foil for part of the time?  Thanks!

I did uncovered the whole time. I thought about covering it...then I decided to do uncovered, check on it, and maybe cover it if I thought it needed it. But, I never did, and I really like how the top onions got browned/blackened. I'm sure it would do just as well covered for part of the time, though.  :)

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AC, did you bake the entire time uncovered, or did you cover the dish with foil for part of the time?  Thanks!

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I can't wait to make this! Your picture looks so yum. :)>>>

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This does sound great! I just added it to my recipe box and will be making it one day this week, maybe even tonight!

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