Vegan Scalloped Potatoes

December 21, 2015

These vegan scalloped potatoes are also gluten-free, and are so rich, creamy, and delicious you’d never know this dish was dairy-free. Don’t miss it!

These vegan scalloped potatoes are so rich and creamy you’d never know this dish was dairy-free. I’m  utilizing a blend of raw cashews, onions, nutritional yeast, lemon juice, and broth to achieve the decadent flavor and texture of the beloved conventional fave.

Mum and dad are staying for a month for the holidays, and I’m feeling nostalgic.

One of my favorite things to eat when I was growing up was my mum’s scalloped potatoes. (It was such a popular dish in the 80’s!) But, scalloped potatoes contain gobs of cream, cheese, and butter! I didn’t care when I was a kid, and didn’t know until I was diagnosed with Epstein-Barr virus and an intolerance to dairy that that my indulgence in dairy was the root cause of my eczema. It was a sad day when I had to say goodbye to dairy.

But, these vegan scalloped potatoes taste so close to mum’s original dairy-drenched recipe that I don’t even miss my old friend.

I always use Massel vegetable broth in all of my soups. I also add use it to add flavor to sauces and gravies.

I used the concentrated liquid vegetable stock in the creamy sauce for the scalloped potatoes as it has such a magic flavor. You dilute it before using.

To dilute, follow the directions on the pack.

To make a basic vegan cream sauce, blend broth with raw unsalted cashews. Then, add any herbs and spices you like, and season to taste. To make a cream sauce for these scalloped potatoes, add nutritional yeast and lemon juice to taste.

This cream sauce is also fabulous with other vegetables like sweet potato, green beans, eggplant, and zucchini. As I type this, we’re enjoying these vegan scalloped potatoes with some steamed broccoli and carrots. We’re about to binge watch some taped episodes of Graham Norton. I love that show!

I hope you all have a fantastic holiday season with your family and friends.

Leave a comment below and tell me what you think of these vegan scalloped potatoes and let me know what’s going on your holiday table this year.

*I’m an ambassador for Massel, but my opinions are my own.


Vegan Scalloped Potatoes

Prep Time 50 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 2 hours
Servings 8
Author Tess Masters



  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C) and grease a 9 by 13 inch rectangular baking dish with olive oil.
  2. Cover the raw cashews with boiled water, and allow to soak for 10 minutes, then drain. Discard the soaking liquid. Set the soaked cashews aside.
  3. To make the sauce, heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oil in a shallow saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic, and a pinch of salt, and sauté for about 10 minutes, until the onion is soft and translucent and starting to brown. Allow to cool slightly. 
  4. Pour the Massel broth, drained cashews, onion mixture, nutritional yeast, lemon juice, rosemary, pepper, and remaining salt into your blender, and blast on high for 30 to 60 seconds, until well combined. You may have to stop the machine, and scrape down the sides of the container. You should have about 4 cups of sauce.
  5. Arrange half of the potato slices overlapping in rows on the bottom of the baking dish, and pour half of the cashew cream (about 2 cups) on top to evenly coat the potatoes. Repeat this process with the second half of the potatoes and cashew cream. 
  6. Cover with aluminium foil and bake for 45 minutes. Remove the foil, and bake for a further 15 minutes, until the potatoes are cooked through and lightly browned. 
  7. Sprinkle with the parsley and chives, and serve family style.

Recipe Notes

Find more recipes using Massel broth
Photo by Trent Lanz; styling by Alicia Buszczak


Comments 17

  1. Hey Aerie, that is such a great question. I do avoid refined sugars. But, I’ve been using Massel for over 30 years, and the small amount of sugar contained in the cubes becomes negligible when diluted and consumed in small amounts in a soup, stew, sauce, etc. Massel is continuing to refine their product to make it even healthier. There is an organic range launching early next year, and I will pass on your feedback to the owners, who are always striving for excellence. I am very particular about the products I use, and even more discerning with the companies I work with, support, and promote. This is a great product that I confidently use and endorse. I hope this helps. Happy holidays to you and your family.

  2. This looks absolutely wonderful! I will definitely make this for my family on New year .Thank you so much for sharing! I love your food blog vegan recipes ! Please check out mine and let’s connect?

  3. I enjoyed this but my wife and four year old son didn’t. The sauce is excellent. Next time I will leave some to layer on potatoes to get them to brown a bit.

  4. I would love to try this however I cannot have yeast. Is there a substitute? By d way new to your website. I was looking for a 3 day cleanse and saw this. Thank you!

    1. So glad you found the site through the 3-Day Juice Cleanses. You can use any broth in this recipe. So, choose one that is yeast-free. I use Massel because I think it has the best flavor.

  5. Looks delicious, will definitely try it, but before I do, is there any reason you use the concentrated liquid rather than the powdered Massell? I always have the powdered veg and chicken stocks in the pantry.

    I too have been using Massell for decades. Back when it was impossible to buy stock cubes that you’d want to eat, Massell made ‘chicken’ stock powder that tasted more chickeny than those cubes that actually contained chicken.

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