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Vegan Jansson’s Temptation (Swedish Potato Casserole)

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  • Author: The Plant-Powered Dietitian
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 10 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


Jansson’s Temptation is a beloved, traditional Swedish potato casserole. Serve this vegan version as a twist on the classic recipe for the holidays or a simple comfort food meal or potluck.



  • 2 pounds potatoes (i.e., Russet)
  • 1 large onion (8 ounces), sliced
  • 3 tablespoons capers, drained
  • 2 tablespoons dairy-free margarine, divided
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, as desired
  • 1 1/2 cups plant-based cream (i.e., soy, oat, cashew)
  • 2 tablespoons breadcrumbs


  1. Peel and slice potatoes into thin matchstick strips (about 1/4-inch by 1 1/2 inch). Set aside.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon plant-based margarine in a skillet or saucepan and sauté onions until soft (about 8 minutes).
  3. Preheat oven to 400 F.
  4. Spray a 9 x 13-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Place one-fourth of the potatoes in the dish. Sprinkle with salt and pepper as desired. Spread with one-third of the sautéed onions and 1 tablespoon capers. Repeat layers two more times, ending with final layer of potatoes on top.
  5. Pour over 1 cup of the plant-based creamer.
  6. Dot the top surface with 1 tablespoon margarine cut into small pieces. Sprinkle with breadcrumbs. Dot the top surface with remaining 1 tablespoon margarine pieces.
  7. Place in center of oven and bake for 30 minutes. Add remaining plant-based cream and bake for an additional 15 minutes, until tender and golden brown.


To make this recipe gluten-free, use gluten-free bread crumbs.

  • Category: Entree
  • Cuisine: Swedish, American


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 234
  • Sugar: 4 g
  • Sodium: 112 mg
  • Fat: 14 g
  • Saturated Fat: 10 g
  • Carbohydrates: 22 g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Protein: 2 g

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