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Scalloped Twin Potato’s plus Greens with CauliCheez Sauce


In last weeks post, I promised the remaining two recipes for my Thanksgiving dinner, and here they are.

Scalloped Twin Potato’s (at the top middle of the pic) and Greens with CauliCheeze Sauce (at the bottom of the pic). I could not decide if I wanted Brocoli with CauliCheeze sauce, or Asparagus with CauliCheez sauce, so I had both. 🙂

Lentil Seitan Roast with Mushroom Sage Gravy

Lentil Seitan Roast with Mushroom Sage Gravy

This photo is literally what I ate for Thanksgiving (plus a second helping of Scalloped Twin Potato’s, they were so good. While this is a ton of food, I still felt full of energy afterwards, No Turkey overload here, just great food.I decided to make the scalloped potato’s with a mixture of white and sweet potato’s this year. The white potato, while delicious, is a bit of a bad boy, he is the one you love, but you know you shouldn’t. A little is fine, but too much could get you in trouble. Now his twin, Sweet Potato, on the other hand is the good reliable guy, the one that wont hurt you and is actually good for you, He has loads of vitamins and fibre. When you mix the two together, you get the best of both worlds.

Scalloped Twin Potato's

Scalloped Twin Potato’s

When it came time to make the Brocoli and CauliCheez Sauce, I was literally standing in the grocery store with a lovely vibrant green head of brocoli in one hand and a bunch of crisp tender asparagus in the other and I couldn’t make up my mind which one I wanted, so I did both, you can never have too may greens on your plate 🙂

Asparagus with CauliCheez Sauce

Asparagus with CauliCheez Sauce

Both the brocoli and the asparagus tasted wonderful with the caulicheez sauce. The recipe made lots of sauce, so I had some left over. By mid-week, I had a craving for pasta (not an unusual occurrence for me), so I used up the remaining sauce and turned it into Mac and CauliCheeze (no recipe, just added the sauce to cooked pasta and voila!!)

Mac and CauliCheez

Mac and CauliCheez






Scalloped Twin Potato's

Scalloped Twin Potato’s

Scalloped Twin Potato’sServes 4

  • 2 tblspns olive oil
  • 1 medium onion finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced or grated
  • 1 tblspn flour
  • 2 cups unsweetened almond (or other non dairy) milk
  • 1/2 cup nutritional yeast
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 white potato’s peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 large sweet potato peeled and thinly sliced

Heat oil in medium pot on medium heat. Add onions and garlic and saute for 5 mins until soft.

Add flour and cook 1 min. Slowly add about 1/2 cup of the almond milk while stirring quickly. The mixture will thicken immediately. Add the rest of the milk and continue stirring until everything is completely mixed. Stir in nutritional yeast and salt and pepper. Lower heat and allow to simmer slowly for a few minutes to thicken. Remove from heat.

Grease the bottom of a baking dish with a little olive oil. Place half the white potato slices in the dish in an even layer, top with half the sweet potato slices, Pour half the milk mixture over the top. Repeat with remaining potato’s and milk mixture.

Bake uncovered in 350 F oven for approx 35 mins or until potato’s a soft and top is lightly browned.

Remove from oven and let sit for 5 – 10 mins before serving.

Asparagus with CauliCheez Sauce

Asparagus with CauliCheez Sauce

Greens with CauliCheez Sauce

Serves 4

1 head of brocoli cut into medium florets’

or, 1 bunch asparagus trimmed (or a combination of both)

Steam brocoli and/or asparagus until just tender.

CauliCheez Sauce

  • 1/2 head cauliflower cut into medium florets’
  • 1 onion finely diced
  • 3 cloves garlic roughly chopped
  • 1/2 tspn smokey paprika
  • 1/4 tspn dry hot mustard powder
  • 1/3 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 tblspn corn starch
  • 1/2 tblspn lemon juice
  • salt to taste

Place cauliflower, onion and garlic in medium pot, add 2 cups water, bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and allow to simmer for 20 mins. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly.

Transfer in small batches to food processor and blend until smooth. Return to pot and add paprika, mustard powder and nutritional yeast. Mix cornstarch with 2 tblspns water to a smooth paste, stir into cauliflower mixture. Return to heat and cook on low for 6 mins until thickened. Stir in lemon juice and salt to taste.

Drizzle sauce over brocoli and/or asparagus and serve.

Nutrition Facts Scalloped Twin Potato’s
Serving Size 281 g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 202
Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6.0g 9%
Saturated Fat 0.6g 3%
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 111mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 31.8g 11%
Dietary Fiber 6.5g 26%
Sugars 3.6g
Protein 8.1g
Vitamin A   115% Vitamin C 42%
Calcium 18% Iron 19%
Nutrition Grade A
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional Analysis

Good points
Nutrition Facts Greens & CauliCheez Sauce
Serving Size 158 g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 106 Calories from Fat 10
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1.2g 2%
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 202mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 19.1g 6%
Dietary Fiber 7.3g 29%
Sugars 3.1g
Protein 9.0g
Vitamin A   25% Vitamin C 112%
Calcium 5% Iron 19%
Nutrition Grade A
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional Analysis

Good points

6 thoughts on “Scalloped Twin Potato’s plus Greens with CauliCheez Sauce

  1. Love the idea of the vegan sauce! It looks so creamy and good! I’m going to give it a try


    • This is very creamy and delicious, I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. I love my potato’s. I often joke that if potato’s were not vegan, I wouldn’t be either. 🙂


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  4. Can you use a 10-12 oz bag of frozen cauliflower in the cheez sauce?


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