Dairy Free Scalloped Potatoes Recipe - Vegan In The Freezer (2024)

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Dairy Free Scalloped Potatoes is comfort food at it's best. Potatoes baked in a casserole that has been covered with a creamy vegan white sauce. Herbs sprinkled overall for a little extra sumpin sumpin.

Comfort food can take a step forward and still give you that old nostalgic feeling. ThisDairy Free Scalloped Potatoes recipe is a great example of that.

Since it is lower in fat, that can give you lots of comfort too. Right out of the oven comes a bubbling casserole filled with potatoes and lots of creamy sauce.

The difference is that dairy-free milk is used inthe roux and the vegan scalloped potatoes casserole is sprinkledwith a few fresh herbs. That all cranks up the flavors a notch.

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There is no onion in this recipe either so it covers all of the picky eaters. You, of course, can add finely chopped onion into the melted dairy-free butter before you add the flour.

It will be great that way too but since I had to make it 'onionless'for my 'big kid' I thought I would give exact measurements for that.

There isn't any cheese in real scalloped potatoes. If there is cheese then it is Potatoes Au Gratin. So if I wanted Potates Au Gratin then I would add a little nutritional yeast to the sauce.

Potatoes come in all colors and sizes. Some are better for boiling, some are better for baking.

I used russet potatoes for this casserole. They are such a straightforward tasting potato that holds up really well with lots of sauce.

Sliced, diced, roasted, baked, fried, creamed, mashed, served alone or added to casseroles they are a perfect vegetable. You can even make them into Baked Potato Soup.

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This vegan scalloped potatoes recipe was so good last night. Ed verbally complimented me on the potatoes and went back for more. He is so happy there are leftovers for tonight.

Me too. Besides looking forward to a dish it is alsoalmost like having the night off. That is something we can all use once in a while, right?

How do you make a roux

A roux is the beginning of a sauce and it starts with butter and flour. In our case, it's dairy free butter.

Melt the dairy-free butter in a saucepan or skillet. For this recipe, a saucepan is used. I like to use one that holds at least four cups. This aids in stirring and making a larger quantity than you thought you might.

Add the flour and it is often the same amount as the butter. Stir until all is well blended. It will seem like a thick clump of moist flour. Keep stirring for about a minute. This cooks out the raw taste of flour.

How to make a sauce from roux

  • Pour in the dairy-free milk or whatever liquid your recipe calls for. It could be a broth or stock but this recipe is for dairy-free milk. Bring to a low boil and stir often. It will thicken as it comes to a boil.
  • Make sure you don't curdle the milk and as soon as it just starts to bubble turn the heat down to medium.
  • Not all dairy-free milks will curdle but be careful - just in case.
  • The sauce may become clumpy but keep stirring. The clumps will smooth out. I love this type of stirrer as it helps make it smoother faster than a wooden spoon.
  • Keep stirring until it's smooth and thick and add the salt and pepper. If it becomes too thick just add more milk or even a little water.
  • Stir well and taste to make sure it's seasoned enough.
  • After all the baking, you'll get a nice forkful ofsliced potato that almost melts in your mouth.

Another great russet potato recipe that is impressive for company, yet still simple, isTwice Baked Potatoes. It gets ooohs and aaahs every time.

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Potatoes are such a great side dish. From one method to another they are crowd pleasers. They are such delicious vegetables in themselves that potatoes usually don't need much preparation.

You do make a sauce for this classic dairy free Scalloped Potatoes Recipe and it's NOT intimidating at all. Just creamy goodness all throughout the whole casserole.

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Whether these easy vegan scalloped potatoes are served in a fancy casserole dish or in a clear pyrex dish they look beautiful. Eyes will light up and everyone will say "Pass the Potatoes, Please'.

I don't think anyone can have enough potato recipes and you might as well start by having the most delicious and classic ones.

Scalloped Potatoes, first, Twice Baked Potatoes, second, Roasted New Red Potatoes, third, Potato Patties, fourth, Fried Potato Slices in an Iron skillet, fifth, Hasselback Potatoes, sixth. All Classics!

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Can you freeze scalloped potatoes

  • You'll need to make the casserole in two smaller casseroles so that you can slip them into the large freezer bags.
  • Partially bake for the first 40 minutes. Let cool, lay plastic wrap over that but tap it down so that it touches the top of the casserole, then cover with foil then slip in a freezer bag.
  • TO BAKE:
  • Defrost overnight in the fridge and then remove the foil and plastic wrap. Replace the foil and bake at 350 for 10 minutes. Then uncover and bake another 30 minutes or until heated through.

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Dairy Free Scalloped Potatoes

Ligia Lugo

Comfort food at it's best. Dairy Free Scalloped Potatoes is covered with a homemade creamy white sauce and baked in a casserole. You'll be making it for years to come. Vegan too!

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Prep Time 20 minutes mins

Cook Time 1 hour hr 30 minutes mins

Total Time 1 hour hr 50 minutes mins

Course Side Dish

Cuisine Casserole

Servings 6 servings

Calories 221 kcal


  • 1 tablespoon dairy free butter - to grease the bottom and sides of a 9"x13" casserole or butter two smaller casseroles
  • 6 cups russet potatoes - peeled and sliced
  • 4 tablespoons dairy free butter
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 3 cups dairy-free milk - unsweetened
  • 1 ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme


  • Peel and slice potatoes to measure 6 to 7 cups.

  • Place in a large bowl of water as you go along slicing. This will keep the potatoes from turning brown.

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  • Melt the dairy free butter in a large saucepan.

  • Add the flour and stir over medium-heat for a fewminutes. Keep stirring so that it is all blended well.

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  • Pour in the dairy free milk.

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  • Bring to a low boil stirring often.

  • After the sauce comes to a boil turn down the heat to medium and cook until it is smooth and thickens a bit. About 10 to 15 minutes. Add salt and pepper and stir.

  • Layer the potatoes in a large 9" x 13" casserole dish, overlapping in a staggered type of style. This lets the sauce get down in between the nooks and crannies.

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  • Pour the sauce all over the top.Cover with a lid or foil.

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  • Bake at 350° for 30 minutes.

  • Uncover and bake another 60 minutes.

  • Remove from oven and sprinkle fresh herbs over the top.

  • Let stand for 10 minutes. The sauce will thicken.

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Serving: 1cupCalories: 221kcalCarbohydrates: 31gProtein: 3gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 665mgPotassium: 632mgFiber: 2gVitamin A: 55IUVitamin C: 10.4mgCalcium: 24mgIron: 1.7mg

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Can you make scalloped potatoes and freeze them? ›

Yes. Scalloped potatoes can be frozen and reheated later. The best way to freeze them is in individual portions for easy reheating in the microwave or the oven.

What potato dishes freeze well? ›

Potato-based soups can be frozen, along with chowders and stews. Leftover baked potatoes can be frozen, but we recommend turning them into steak fries by cutting them into wedges before freezing to ensure even reheating. To freeze leftover baked potatoes, cut them in half and scoop out the filling.

Do they make frozen scalloped potatoes? ›

Scalloped Potatoes Frozen Side Dish | Official STOUFFER'S®

What can I substitute for milk in boxed scalloped potatoes? ›

If your household has to go dairy-free, there's no reason to skip this favorite dish as the milk and cheese can easily be substituted. Some recipes use chicken broth or water while others use non-dairy alternatives like soy or almond milk.

Do you freeze scalloped potatoes cooked or uncooked? ›

Because they contain so much water, raw potatoes don't freeze well and can turn mushy, watery or even grainy. Cooking before freezing might seem like a hassle, but instead, think of it as a time-saver.

What is the best way to freeze scalloped potatoes? ›

Scalloped potatoes can be made as usual and baked until almost tender and a delicate brown color. Leave in the baking dish. Cool quickly and cover surface with moisture-resistant paper before freezing. To use, partially thaw or bake unthawed.

Why don't potatoes freeze well? ›

You absolutely can freeze potatoes, and you should if you have an excess of spuds. But there's one important thing to remember: You should really only freeze cooked or partially cooked potatoes, as raw potatoes contain a lot of water. This water freezes and, when thawed, makes the potatoes mushy and grainy.

Do casseroles with potatoes freeze well? ›

Absolutely! Most casseroles freeze beautifully, and will last three to six months in the freezer. Beyond six months, the quality of the casserole might decrease, and frost might develop, but it will still be safe to consume.

How to make potatoes in the freezer? ›

Basic methods for freezing potatoes

Lay the potato on a tray without letting them touch each other. Pop the tray into the freezer and, when frozen solid (about six to 12 hours), transfer to a resealable airtight freezer bag, remove any excess air, label and pop back into the freezer.

Why are scalloped potatoes called funeral potatoes? ›

Why are they called funeral potatoes? Funeral potatoes get their unique name from being a crowd-pleasing casserole served as a side dish at after-funeral luncheons (particularly in the culture of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints).

What is the best choice scalloped potatoes? ›

The best potatoes to use for a homemade scalloped potato recipes like this one are baking/frying potatoes, either russet or Idaho. They have dry, light, and fluffy interiors that hold their shape when cooked. The starch in the potatoes helps to thicken the sauce while the casserole bakes.

What are the ingredients in Stouffer's scalloped potatoes? ›


Can I use mayo instead of milk? ›

Most mayo is dairy-free

Instead, most commercial brands of mayo are made using a mix of spices, egg yolks, and lemon juice or vinegar. Therefore, most forms of mayo are suitable for those following a dairy-free diet. Most types of mayo do not contain milk and are not considered dairy products.

What is a non dairy substitute for milk in mashed potatoes? ›

Almond milk is perfect for people that have lactose intolerance or are vegan. The ratio of almond milk to mashed potatoes is one to one. Soy Milk: Soy milk is a good substitute for milk in mashed potatoes. It is made from soybeans and has a similar consistency to cow's milk.

What can I substitute for milk in potatoes? ›

Chicken or vegetable broth: You can use chicken or vegetable broth instead of milk or cream to add flavor and moisture to mashed potatoes. This is a good option for those who are lactose intolerant or vegan.

How far in advance can you slice potatoes for scalloped potatoes? ›

If raw, once the potato is cut you can store in the refrigerator, covered with water for 12-24 hours. Be sure to keep submerged in water to prevent slices from turning gray or brown.

Can you freeze homemade potato gratin? ›

Au gratin potatoes are best frozen in individual portion sizes for easy reheating. Large portions of au gratin potatoes can also be frozen, to reheat a low temp oven 300-325 F for 75 minutes usually yields great results.

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