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Vegetarian Potato au Gratin

Fill up on veggies and load up on terrific flavor with this creamy, hearty casserole. You'll appreciate the homey crumb topping and hands-free bake time at the end of a long day. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 50 min. + standing
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 3 medium carrots, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 4 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2-1/2 cups 2% milk
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 3 cups shredded Swiss cheese, divided
  • 4 medium Yukon Gold potatoes, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs


  • Preheat oven to 400°. In a large saucepan, saute carrots and pepper in 3 tablespoons butter until tender. Stir in flour, oregano and salt until blended; gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in beans and 2 cups cheese until cheese is melted.
  • Layer half the potatoes and sauce in a greased 13x9-in. baking dish; repeat layers. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. In a microwave, melt the remaining butter. Stir in bread crumbs. Sprinkle over top.
  • Cover and bake 50-55 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 557 calories, 25g fat (16g saturated fat), 77mg cholesterol, 749mg sodium, 56g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 7g fiber), 27g protein.

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  • mythyagain
    Mar 1, 2015

    I liked this but will probably add a little more spices to it next time.

  • ms11145
    Feb 26, 2014

    I made this dish 2 days ago in honor of Meatless Monday. I am always on the lookout for meatless meals. This is definitely a keeper. Next time I will use half sweet potatoes just to give it a different twist.

  • vbk3159
    Mar 20, 2013

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    Oct 3, 2012

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  • stamper600
    Mar 5, 2012

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  • cas378
    Feb 17, 2012

    I loved this recipe. All the vegetable make it a great addition to just potatoes. It makes it more of a complete meal. I made it exactly as written except only used 8 ounces of Italian cheese blend.

  • aug2295
    Feb 15, 2012

    This was ok. A little bland, but everyone ate it.