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Southwest Potato Casserole

This Southwest Potato Casserole is a crowd pleaser from the inside out. Entirely vegan, gluten free, protein rich, super easy to make, and full of lip smacking flavors.

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Potato Casseroles are the ultimate comfort food for me. Who’s with me? Hands up!

You can enjoy the classic dishes like my Vegan Potato Casserole or a modern spin with my Mexican Street Corn Potato Casserole.

There isn’t anything that one cannot do with this classic dish.

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By now you know this Southwest Potato Casserole is no exception. It’s hearty, creamy, satisfying, packed with mouthwatering flavors, protein rich.

Filling, comforting, modern, homemade, relaxing, versatile, impressive, but absolutely incredibly easy to make.

A must make and great to have for lunch, dinner, and many other things.

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How to boil potatoes

It all depends on your preferred potatoes. You can use Yukon gold, russets, yellow, or red potatoes. Up to you.

Note: There are different types. Some are better suitable for salads, others for casseroles or mashed potatoes. But they all will work.

Let’s point out high starch potatoes like russets are perfect for mashed potatoes.

Medium starch potatoes like Yukon gold are amazing for potato salads and casseroles.

Last: low starch potatoes are fantastic as well for casseroles like red potatoes.

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Scrub potatoes with a clean brush or sponge. Peel with a vegetable peeler, or let the skin on.

Make sure to clean them properly, be efficient.

Cut into your desired form like cubes, or rounds.

Place potatoes in a large pot with water. Bring to a boil. The cooking time will depend on your chosen sort, but it won’t take longer than 15 up 20 minutes.

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How to steam potatoes

You might want to steam your potatoes instead of boiling them.

If so, you start with the steps above for cleaning and preparing the potatoes. From there use a bit liquid for your steamer. Time will depend if you use one on the stove, or one attachment for the microwave.

My guess is it will not take longer than 8 minutes.

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How to make southwest seasoning

I used my own southwest seasoning, which I made for this Southwest Potato Casserole. It’s for me the right amount of spice and taste.

But you can always use more or less, as you like.

Making it is super easy as always. In a small bowl combine cumin, garlic, chili powder, paprika, salt and pepper mix with a spoon or fork.

If you have a sled glass for this, put the lid on top and move until combine.

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How to make Southwest Potato Casserole

In a pot, heat a bit of oil or vegetable broth for cooking without oil. Add garlic, and the optional onions and bell pepper.

After 2 minutes, add black beans and corn to that pot. Let simmer on medium heat for 3 minutes more, then add the southwest seasoning.

While it’s simmering make the cheese sauce. Combine cashews, vegetable broth and tahini in a blender. Process until smooth.

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Last is assembling: You will need a 13×9 casserole dish. Start with a layer of potatoes, followed by the bean and corn mix. Season with salt and pepper. This is important to add more flavor! Top with a good laser of sauce.

Repeat these steps. The last layer should be sauce and veggie mix. bake for around 25 minutes at 410°F.

Serve on plates or bowls and enjoy.

It makes an amazing dinner, lunch. It is also absolutely delicious for BBQ’s, potlucks and so much more.

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If you give this Southwest Potato Casserole a try, show me all your recreations or summer potlucks with a tag and picture on Instagram and Facebook.

Enjoy, Florian.

 

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Southwest Potato Casserole

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

This Southwest Potato Casserole is a crowd pleaser from the inside out. Entirely vegan, gluten free, protein rich, super easy to make, and full of lip smacking flavors.

Ingredients

  • 2 lb potatoes, cooked or steamed
  • 1 15 oz can black beans, drained
  • 2 cups corn
  • 1 batch 3 Ingredient Vegan Cheese Sauce
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • Southwest seasoning (I used 1 Tbs chili powder,  2 tsp paprika, 3 tsp cumin, 2 tsp garlic powder, 1/2 tsp salt + pepper)
  • salt, pepper to taste

Optional add ons:

  • 1/2 cup onions chopped
  • 3/4 cup bell peppers

Instructions

  1. Heat a bit of oil or vegetable broth for cooking without oil in a pot. Add garlic, and the optional onions and bell pepper.
  2. After 2 minutes, add black beans and corn to that pot. Let simmer on medium heat for 3 minutes more, then add the southwest seasoning.
  3. While it’s simmering make the cheese sauce. Combine cashews, vegetable broth and tahini in a blender. Process until smooth.
  4. Assemble the casserole in a 13x9 casserole dish. Start with a layer of potatoes, followed by the bean and corn mix. Season with salt and pepper. This is important to add more flavor! Top with a good laser of sauce. Repeat these steps. The last layer should be sauce and veggie mix. bake for around 25 minutes at 410°F.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 2 cups
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 255Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 323mgCarbohydrates: 38gFiber: 7gSugar: 3gProtein: 10g
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Agnes

Friday 1st of March 2019

Would like to use cauliflower to make it low carb, will that work?

Florian

Friday 1st of March 2019

Hi Agnes! I haven't tried myself, but I would say why not. Let me know how it turns out, If you try!

tammy shanahan

Saturday 15th of December 2018

I just made it for a holiday thing tomorrow. It takes ok but it’s way too dry. What can I add? I don’t have any more cashews or I could make more sauce. Store is 30 min away.

Florian

Saturday 15th of December 2018

Use more sauce, Tammy!

Charlene

Thursday 6th of September 2018

Can you substitute sweet potato?

Florian

Thursday 6th of September 2018

That will work, Charlene!

Shannon

Sunday 17th of June 2018

Do you use ALL the seasoning?

Florian

Sunday 17th of June 2018

Hi Shannon! I used all the seasoning, because I like my food flavorful and tasty! But feel free to use less and adjust the seasoning to your liking.