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Vegan Tater Tot Casserole

Erin
Secretly full of cauliflower this vegan tater tot casserole takes comfort food to a whole new level. Ready in an hour and using 10 ingredients this weeknight dish is sure to become a family favorite. Creamy, hearty, and delicious.
Prep Time 1 hr
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 2 hrs
Course Main Course
Cuisine Comfort Food, Vegan
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
  

Cashew Cream

  • 1 cup whole cashews
  • ½ cup water
  • ¼ cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • ¼ tsp sea salt

Tater Tot Casserole

  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small head of cauliflower, riced
  • ¼ cup vegetable broth
  • 1 lb vegan beef
  • 1 batch cashew cream, recipe above
  • cup frozen corn
  • 40 tater tots
  • fresh herbs for serving

Instructions
 

Cashew Cream

  • Bring a pot of water to boil. Once boiling add cashews, cover, and remove from heat. Allow to soak for 1 hour until soft.
  • Drain the cashews and rinse with fresh water.
  • Add to a high speed blender with the rest of the cashew cream ingredients and blend until smooth.

Tater Tot Casserole

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F. Prepare an 8x8 baking dish with cooking spray.
  • In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Once hot, add diced onion and cook 4-5 minutes until soft and translucent.
  • Add minced garlic and cook for an additional 30 seconds until fragrant.
  • Add riced cauliflower and cook for 3-4 minutes before adding vegetable broth. Allow to cook for an additional 3-4 minutes until soft.
  • To the skillet, add the beyond beef cooking until brown, about 5 minutes.
  • Turn off the heat and stir in the frozen corn and cashew cream. Mix until combined.
  • Transfer the casserole to the prepared dish and smooth. Top with frozen tater tots and bake for 30-40 minutes until golden brown.
  • Allow to rest for 10 minutes before serving. Top with fresh herbs if desired.
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