A torta (or torte) is a layered combination of foods. There are sweet and savory versions of a torta, and most include dairy, or cheese, or butter or meat products….or all! Not this one, and you won’t even believe it! You’ll have fun building this 3-story tower of plant-based deliciousness.

Creamy. Luscious. Slightly Sweet. Savory.

Prep time: 30 minutes

Cook time: 30-40 minutes

Makes one 9-inch round torta in a springform pan

Serves: 4-6 wedge pieces


  • 1-1/2 pounds white potatoes (about 4 medium sized)
  • 1 large white or sweet onion, diced
  • 1- 1/2 cups sliced mushrooms of your choice (I used enoki)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1- 1/2 cups frozen peas
  • 1-1/2 cups frozen corn
  • 1 14 oz. can Italian style crushed tomatoes
  • 2 Tbls. tomato paste
  • 1/4 – 1/2 tsp. Italian seasonings (oregano, thyme, basil)
  • 1/2 cup nutritional yeast (optional)
  • Salt and Pepper