Dairy-Free Scalloped Potatoes
Indulge in the luscious goodness of our Dairy-Free Scalloped Potatoes, a comforting and creamy side dish that's perfect for those seeking a dairy-free alternative. Thinly sliced potatoes and onions are bathed in a velvety dairy-free sauce, seasoned to perfection, and baked to golden perfection. This dairy-free twist on a classic favorite guarantees rich flavors and a satisfyingly creamy texture. Whether you're accommodating dietary preferences or simply in search of a delicious side dish, join us as we craft this delectable Dairy-Free Scalloped Potatoes recipe that's sure to please everyone at your table.
4-5 medium russet potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
1 small onion, thinly sliced
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups unsweetened dairy-free milk (e.g., almond milk, soy milk, or oat milk)
2 tablespoons dairy-free butter or margarine
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour (gluten-free if needed)
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme (optional)
Dairy-free cheese shreds (optional, for topping)
Fresh chives or parsley, chopped (for garnish)
1. Preheat the Oven:
Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Grease a baking dish (9x13 inches or similar) with dairy-free cooking spray or oil.
2. Prepare the Potatoes:
Peel and thinly slice the potatoes and onion. You can use a mandoline slicer for even slices, if available.
3. Make the Dairy-Free Sauce:
In a saucepan, melt the dairy-free butter over medium heat.
Add the minced garlic and sauté for about 1 minute until fragrant.
Stir in the all-purpose flour and cook for another 1-2 minutes to create a roux.
Gradually whisk in the dairy-free milk, ensuring there are no lumps. Continue to cook and whisk until the mixture thickens, about 5-7 minutes. It should have the consistency of a creamy sauce.
4. Season the Sauce:
Add salt, black pepper, and dried thyme (if using) to the sauce. Adjust seasonings to taste.
5. Assemble the Layers:
Arrange a layer of sliced potatoes in the prepared baking dish, followed by a layer of sliced onions. Repeat this layering until all the potatoes and onions are used.
6. Pour the Sauce:
Pour the dairy-free sauce evenly over the layered potatoes and onions.
Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil and bake in the preheated oven for 45-50 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender.
8. Optional Topping:
If desired, uncover the dish and sprinkle dairy-free cheese shreds on top during the last 10-15 minutes of baking. This step is optional but adds a cheesy flavor and a golden crust.
9. Garnish and Serve:
Remove from the oven when the potatoes are soft and the top is nicely browned.
Garnish with fresh chopped chives or parsley.
10. Rest and Enjoy:
Allow the dairy-free scalloped potatoes to cool for a few minutes before serving. They are best enjoyed warm.
These dairy-free scalloped potatoes are a creamy and comforting side dish that's perfect for any meal. Whether you have dietary restrictions or simply prefer a dairy-free option, this recipe delivers all the flavor and richness you expect from traditional scalloped potatoes.