Healthy Vegan Scalloped Potatoes

Healthy vegan scalloped potatoes recipe

The Spruce Eats / Anastasiia Tretiak

  • Total: 110 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 90 mins
  • Servings: 6 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
201 Calories
7g Fat
30g Carbs
4g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 201
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 331mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Protein 4g
Calcium 114mg 9%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This healthier version of scalloped potatoes is lower in fat, vegetarian and vegan and completely dairy-free.

Scalloped potatoes are a classic creamy side dish. If you like scalloped potatoes but need a healthy, low-fat version, why not try it vegan and dairy free? It's still delicious, I promise! An added bonus? Like all vegan recipes, these scalloped potatoes are cholesterol-free! Top with extra vegan margarine or bread crumbs if desired, and maybe a touch of garlic salt, if you're anything like me!

If you like these vegan scalloped potatoes, you might like this similar recipe for vegan potatoes au gratin.


  • 1/4 cup vegan margarine (melted)
  • 6 tablespoons flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 medium potatoes (thinly sliced)
  • 1 onion (finely chopped)
  • 2 cups soy milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika (sprinkle)
  • Optional garnish: parsley sprigs or a bit of chopped fresh parsley (optional, but nice if you're cooking for others)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for scalloped potatoes
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  2. Pre-heat the oven to 350 F. Use a little bit of the vegan margarine to lightly grease a 9-inch square baking pan.

    Grease pan
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  3. Place the flour in a small bowl and add the salt and pepper, stirring to combine.

    Place flour in small bowl
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  4. Place 1/3 of the sliced potatoes along the bottom of the greased pan, followed by 1/3 of the onion, 1/3 of the remaining margarine, and half the flour.

    Place sliced potatoes on pan
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  5. Repeat this layer with 1/3 of the potatoes, 1/3 of the onions, 1/3 of the margarine and the remaining flour. Top this with the rest of the potatoes, onions, and margarine.

    Repeat this layer
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  6. Pour the soy milk slowly into the pan. It should rise up just to almost cover the top layer. And finally, sprinkle the paprika over the top.

    Pour soymilk in pan
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  7. Place the pan in the oven and bake for 1 1/2 to 2 hours, until the potatoes are soft and the milk is thick. Garnish with parsley and serve.

    Place pan in oven
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  8. Enjoy your healthy scalloped potatoes!

    Scalloped potatoes
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Recipe Variation

  • If you need this recipe to be gluten-free, you can sub a gluten-free flour in for the regular flour. All the other ingredients are gluten-free.

This vegan scalloped potatoes recipe is reprinted with permission from The Compassionate Cook Cookbook.