Vegelicious recipe had soy cheese and I had a mind to use regular cheese that I had in the fridge. Then I saw Amber Sheas vegan nacho cheese sauce. It was brilliant. So simple and so tasty. This was one of the simpler vegan cheese sauces I have made. Red capsicum made the cashews creamy with 3 to 4 minutes in my little blender. I kept it fairly bland because the rest of the casserole was big on flavour.
Anyone can cook Vegetarian challenge. This month the theme is orange. Actually I re-read the rules and Catherine has said it should feature an orange food. I hope that an orange coloured cheeze sauce will fit the bill.
Previously on Green Gourmet Giraffe:
One year ago: Limes: history, trivia and limeade
Two years ago: Kale pesto and garden update
Three years ago: SHF Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
Four years ago: Refugee Week Stew
Five years ago: Choc Honey Muffins
Sauerkraut, bratwurst and potato casserole
Inspired by Greyt Vegan Life, Vegalicious and Amber Shea
- 700g potatoes
- vegetable oil
- 1 onion, thinly sliced
- 2 (total 200g) vegan bratwurst sausages*
- 425g tin of sauerkraut, rinsed and well drained (I think I squeezed out the water)
- 1 apple, peeled and diced
- 1 medium red capsicum, seeded and chopped
- ½ cup raw cashews
- 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
Cook potato for about 20 to 25 minutes until soft. Grate.
Fry the onion slices in a splash of vegetable oil for about 20 to 25 minutes until soft and caramelised.
Cook the bratwurst under the grill (broiler) until brown and slightly crisp. Chop into about 1cm slices.
Make the sauce by blending all ingredients until smooth (I did this in my small blender attachment for my hand held blender).
Mix grated potato, fried onion, sliced bratwurst, well rinsed sauerkraut and apple in a large bowl. Stir through cheeze sauce.
Tip into a large shallow casserole dish and smooth over the top with the back of a spoon.
Bake at 180 C for 25 minutes or until golden brown and crisp on top. (I cooked mine for 25 minutes and left it for another 30 to 45 minutes in the oven after I turned off the oven.) Serve in wedges with vegies.
*NOTE: I think that tofu bacon would work as an alternative to the bratwurst sausages.
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