Recipe – Vegan Cauliflower and Potato Bake

This recipe is a vegetarian take on a Cauliflower and Potato Cheese Bake, making an easy side dish that is delicious and crowd-pleasing. Cover the dish with foil and refrigerate for up to a day. Then, just pop the Cauliflower and Potato Bake into the oven when ready to cook. You can also assemble this dish ahead of time.

Basic Recipe Information

  • Prep time: 10 mins
  • Cooking time: 90 mins
  • Servings: 2

Equipment:

  • Chopping board
  • Knife
  • Jug or bowl
  • Loaf pan or small casserole dish

Ingredients:

  • 2-3 golden Yukon gold potatoes (peeled and cut into cubes)
  • ½ head cauliflower (broken or chopped into small florets)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup soy milk
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp salt (or to taste)
  • 1 tbsp dried chives or parsley
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Cracked black pepper

Preparation Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 430F
  • Add potatoes and cauliflower into the roasting tin and mix them together.
  • To make the sauce, whisk the flour with oil, then carefully stir in plant-based milk.
  • Add Dijon mustard, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and dried chives (or parsley).
  • Pour the mixture into the loaf pan over the veggies. Add the bay leaves and some black pepper on top. Check that the potatoes are soft, and enjoy!
  • Bake at 430F covered with foil for an hour, and then without cover for another 30 minutes.
  • Allow the dish to rest for one minute before serving.

Cook’s Notes:

  • Feel free to add extra toppings, e.g., breadcrumbs, vegan cheese, or fresh herbs.
  • For a little color and flavor, you can also add broccoli to the dish.