5 Easy Vegan Casserole Recipes

 

Who doesn’t like casseroles for dinner? When your vegan soul searches for comfort food, there is nothing better than a healthy vegan casserole. And the best part about casseroles, no matter what occasion you need them for, they are versatile and serve every diet.

If you are craving comfort food, you’ve come to the right place. Here are five easy vegan casserole recipes that are all super delicious and easy, perfect for busy weeknights or family gatherings. 

Mexican Tortilla Bake

This vegan casserole is perfect to wow your guests with different flavors. The recipe is very easy to prepare and is oil-free, gluten-free, and loaded with healthy flavors. 

Ingredients

    • 1 cup raw, soaked cashews
    • 1 cup mild salsa
    • ¾ cup dairy-free yogurt
    • ¼ cup water
    • 1 ¼ tsp. smoked paprika
    • 1 ¼ tsp. ground cumin
    • Salt to taste
    • 9 small corn tortillas
    • 1 can of black beans
    • 1 can of corn

For the cheese sauce, add the cashews, salsa, yogurt, water, smoked paprika, ground cumin, and salt in a blender. Blend all the ingredients well, and your cheese sauce is ready. Now, preheat your oven to 375 degrees F. Take a ceramic or casserole dish and spray with a non-stick spray. Make a layer of about 1/3 of the cheese sauce prepared on the bottom of the dish and spread evenly. Take the tortillas and cut them into fourths. Now lay 6 of the cut tortillas per row for three rows. Spoon 1/3 of the beans and corn on the top of tortillas and spread out. Layer another 1/3 portion of the remaining cheese sauce over the corn. Repeat all the steps with the remaining ingredients and finish by layering the remaining cheese sauce. Cover the dish with foil and bake for 15 minutes. Then, uncover it and bake for another 5 minutes. Let it cool for a few minutes after you take it out of the oven and serve with your favorite toppings!

Broccoli, Kale, and Rice Medley

The beauty of this casserole is that you’ll get all the lovely flavors without adding the extra heaviness of traditional casseroles. 

Ingredients

    • 1 ½ cups brown rice
    • 5 cups chopped broccoli
    • 1 cup hummus
    • 2 tsp. tamari
    • 1 tsp. salt
    • ¼ tsp. turmeric
    • ¼ tsp. paprika
    • ¼ tsp. black pepper
    • 1 tsp. onion powder
    • 3 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1 cup nutritional yeast
    • ½ cup walnuts

Start off by boiling the brown rice and preheating your oven to 250 degrees Fahrenheit. Then, lightly steam the chopped broccoli so it still has a slight crunch to it. Add 2 cups of water to a saucepot along with the hummus, tamari, spices, and garlic. Mix it thoroughly, bring it to a boil and add the nutritional yeast. Then, spray your baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. Add a layer of the cooked rice, then add a layer of the steamed broccoli and some walnuts. Alternate the layers and then pour the sauce over the dish. Bake it for 20 minutes and let it cool for 5 minutes before digging in! 

Vegan Broccoli Quinoa Casserole

If you’re craving a cheesy vegan delight, this recipe is just for you. This broccoli and quinoa casserole is both nourishing and comforting. 

Ingredients

    • 1 ½ cups quinoa
    • 3 cups vegetable broth
    • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
    • 1 large yellow onion, chopped
    • 3 cups chopped broccoli
    • ⅓ cup sun-dried tomatoes
    • ½ cup grated vegan cheese

Start by preheating the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Next, add the quinoa, vegetable broth, and salt to a saucepot. Bring the mixture up to a boil, then lower the heat to a simmer. Allow the quinoa to simmer for 15 minutes or until the broth is absorbed. While the quinoa is cooking, heat the olive oil in a skillet and add the onion. Cook until the onion is translucent and then add the broccoli and a few tablespoons of water to steam it. Add the quinoa, broccoli, onion, sun-dried tomatoes, and cheese in a large mixing bowl. Mix everything and season with salt and pepper to taste. Grease your casserole dish and pour everything into it. Top with cheese, bake it for 20 minutes and let cool for 5 minutes before serving. Enjoy!

Vegan Casserole With Potatoes And Green Beans 

What could be a better family meal than a delicious potato and green bean casserole? If you’re up for it, try this vegan recipe. 

Ingredients

    • 2 ½ cups of potatoes, peeled and cubed
    • 4 cups green beans, chopped
    • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
    • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1 ½ cup coconut milk
    • 2 Tbsp. nutritional yeast
    • 2 tsp. Italian seasoning
    • 1 tsp/ salt
    • ½ tsp. black pepper
    • 2 Tbsp. coconut oil
    • 1 cup breadcrumbs

Start by preheating the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Next, steam the potatoes for 15 minutes and add the green beans during the last 5 minutes. Take a casserole dish and grease with olive oil. Then, transfer the steamed beans and potatoes to the dish. Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a skillet and add the onion. Saute until golden brown, then add the garlic and cook until fragrant. In a mixing bowl, combine coconut milk, nutritional yeast, and seasonings. Pour the mixture over vegetables. Take another small bowl and mix the melted coconut oil and breadcrumbs. Spread the topping over the casserole. Bake for 30 minutes and serve hot. 

Vegan Tater Tot Casserole

Introduce your kids to the nutritious vegan world. Treat them with savory, creamy veggies covered by vegan sausages.

Ingredients

    • 1 tsp. vegetable oil
    • 1 small yellow onion, chopped
    • 3 cloves garlic, minced
    • 14 oz vegan sausage
    • 1 cup mushrooms, chopped
    • 16 oz your favorite frozen vegetable mix
    • 2 cups almond milk
    • 1 bag frozen tater tots

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Take a cast-iron skillet and heat the vegetable oil. Next, add the onion and garlic. Season with salt and pepper to taste and cook until the onion turns translucent. Add the sausage and stir until golden brown. Now add 1 cup chopped mushrooms to the mixture and stir for a few minutes. Next, add the frozen veggies and the almond milk and bring to a boil. Turn off the heat. Place the frozen tater tots over the skillet and bake for 55 minutes. Now, let it cool down for 4 to 5 minutes and serve. 

Conclusion 

Your search for comforting, nutritional food ends here. These recipes are easy to make and would satisfy all your cravings. Of course, you can add any veggies of your choice, as these recipes leave a lot of room for creativity.