By the Gracious Vegan
I’ve come to prefer pre-cooked potatoes for scalloped dishes. It removes the risk of undercooking the potatoes even when the sauce is bubbly and brown. In this recipe, you get the goodness of potatoes and broccoli. They bring different nutrients, textures, and taste to the party, resulting in a very satisfying dish.
Makes 8 servings
Preheat oven to 375°F. Lightly grease a large low-sided casserole dish with spray oil.
Vegetables. Bring a large pot of water to boil. Add the potato slices. Bring to a boil, turn down the heat, then simmer for 4 or 5 minutes, until potatoes are just tender. Spoon them out of the water with a slotted spoon or spider strainer into a bowl or colander.
2 pounds red-skin or Yukon potatoes, peeled (or not, if you prefer) and cut into 1/4” slices
Now put the broccoli slices into the water for 3-4 minutes, or until just tender. Spoon them out into a separate bowl or colander.
1 pound broccoli crowns, sliced into 1/4” slices, not florets (about 7-8 cups)
White sauce. Make white sauce.
3 cups of No-Oil, No-Butter White Sauce
Seasoned bread crumbs for topping. Combine these and set aside.
1/3 cup dry whole wheat bread crumbs
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon oregano
Large pinch of salt
Layer and bake. Begin with one layer of the potatoes, slightly overlapping. Sprinkle with salt. Add a thin layer of sauce. Add a layer of broccoli, slightly overlapping. Sprinkle with salt. Add a thin layer of sauce. Repeat as many times as the ingredients last. Be sure to lightly salt each layer of potato or broccoli. Finish with a good layer of sauce. Top with seasoned bread crumbs.
Cover with aluminum foil and bake at 375°for 25 minutes. Uncover and bake for another 12-15 minutes, until filling is bubbly and crumbs are golden. If crumbs aren't toasted by that point, set under broiler until just toasted, just a minute or two. Let sit for about 10 minutes before serving.
Timing: hands-on time 30 minutes (assuming white sauce is already made), total time: 70 minutes
Nutrition: whole-food unprocessed; WFPBNO
Nutritional information per serving: 193 calories, 5g fat, 1g sat. fat, 34g carbs, 301mg sodium, 5mg fiber, 7g protein
Gluten-free if you use gluten-free flour in the white sauce and gluten-free bread crumbs