Vegan Potato Breakfast Casserole
The night before prep cashews for the cream sauce
1 1/2 Cups cashews
2 Cups water
3/4 Cup non-sweetened, unflavored non-dairy milk (you could probably get away with more water instead)
NOTE: You will not discard the water.
In the morning place the nut mixture into a food processor and whir until creamy and add the following:
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon hot sauce (I used Siracha)
1 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 TBSP lemon juice
4 TBSP nutritional yeast
Preheat oven to 350 and grease a 9 x 13 pan.
2 Bags (16 ounces each or 1 large) shredded or diced frozen potatoes
1 Onion fine dice
1 Pepper fine dice
6-8 mushrooms fine dice
Faux sausage bits (I used Upton's)
Place one bag potatoes in the pan and press down.
Saute the onions, peppers and mushrooms until tender.
Place the veggies over the potatoes. Top with the sausage and the rest of the potatoes.
Pour the cheesy sauce over the potato layer.
Bake for 45 minutes.
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