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Gluten-free stuffed potato cakes with vegan cheese sauce

Vegan Stuffed Potato Cakes

These vegan potato cakes are stuffed with mushrooms, veggies, and vegan cheese. This amazing comfort meal is perfect for lunch or dinner. The recipe is vegan (dairy-free), gluten-free, and easy to make.
Course Main Course, Snack
Cuisine vegan
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8 potato cakes



  • 1 kg (2 pounds) potatoes (*see recipe notes)
  • 80 g (1/2 cup) white rice flour (*see recipe notes)
  • 40 g (1/3 cup) cornstarch or tapioca flour (1/3 cup)
  • salt, pepper, nutmeg (to taste)


  • 250 g (3 cups) mushrooms sliced
  • 1/2 of a zucchini diced
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 bell pepper diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic minced
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp Italian spice blend
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes

Additional ingredients:



  • Peel potatoes, cut into small pieces and cook in salted water for about 20 minutes.
  • Season with salt, pepper, and nutmeg and mash them with a potato masher. (Please do not use a food processor, otherwise, the mashed potatoes will be sticky).
  • Allow the mashed potatoes to cool (in the meantime you can prepare the filling), then add flour and cornstarch and mix well with a spoon or your hands.


  • Chop the veggies into small pieces, fry the onion in a pan with a little oil for about 3-4 minutes, add the mushrooms, garlic, and also the diced peppers and the zucchini. Sauté everything for a couple of minutes, season with salt, pepper, and the spice mix.
  • Split the dough into 8 parts (about 1/2 cup or 120 g each). Form into balls, make a well in the middle, and add about one and a half tablespoons of the filling. You can also add some vegan cheese (I used vegan cheese sauce) in addition. Carefully "seal" the balls with more dough and flatten them slightly to make them look like thick pancakes.
  • Heat approximately 2 tablespoons of oil in a pan and fry the potato cakes at medium heat until golden brown on both sides. They will be crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside. If you want them to be slightly more crunchy, you can bake them additionally for about 20 minutes at 375 degrees Fahrenheit in the oven. Enjoy!


  • Wheat flour or spelt flour might work as well but you will most likely need less. I never tried it, so please experiment at your own risk.
  • If the potatoes are extremely floury I would recommend using less rice flour, e.g. just 1/4 cup. The dough shouldn't be too dry or crumbly.
  • Recipe makes about 8 potato cakes. Nutrition facts are for one potato cake.
Nutrition Facts
Vegan Stuffed Potato Cakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 197 Calories from Fat 20
% Daily Value*
Fat 2.2g3%
Carbohydrates 37g12%
Fiber 3.8g15%
Sugar 3.2g4%
Protein 4.2g8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.