Vegan casseroles are always comforting. But it's nice to know that these casseroles are also good for you—not starchy and heavy like the old-fashioned kind. Choose from these vegan casserole recipes whenever you need a hearty dose of comfort food without the guilt!
Creamy Pasta and Butternut Squash Casserole
This Creamy Pasta and Butternut Squash Casserole will remind you of macaroni and cheese. There’s no cheese here—just a delectable combo of smooth butternut squash, nutritional yeast, and silken tofu. The crowning touch is plenty of diced roasted butternut on top!
Mushroom & Cauliflower Vegan Shepherd's Pie
There are no words to describe this Mushroom & Cauliflower Vegan Shepherd's Pie. It is one of our readers' all-time favorites from our sister site Delicious Everyday. This casserole is a deep dish of absolute comfort. It’s a bit of a project, but not difficult, and definitely worth it for a special occasion meal!
Black Bean and Zucchini Tortilla Casserole
Black Bean and Zucchini Tortilla Casserole, or Chilaquiles, is a classic Southwestern casserole. This casserole is made of layered soft corn tortillas with beans and cheese (vegan cheese, in this case). The lively flavors in this casserole make for a change-of-pace holiday main dish that's easy enough to make for weeknight meals.
Quinoa, Broccoli, and Vegan Cheese Casserole
Quinoa, Broccoli, and Vegan Cheese Casserole makes for a dish that’s both nourishing and comforting. Serve this casserole with baked sweet potatoes and a salad of dark greens and ripe tomatoes.
Vegan Noodle Kugel
Vegan Noodle Kugel is a classic Jewish dish. Kugel is always welcome at holiday celebrations, but you can feel free to make it any time you need some mildly sweet comfort food.
Roasted Sweet Potato Mac and Cheese
Roasted Sweet Potato Mac and Cheese is 100% vegan and so healthy! The "cheese" in this recipe is a combination of roasted sweet potato, mustard, and nutritional yeast. The result is a nostalgic mac and cheese with a grown up edge.
Baked Polenta Casserole with Zucchini & Spinach
This easy Baked Polenta Casserole with Zucchini & Spinach uses prepared polenta (the kind that comes in a tube) layered with zucchini and spinach. Smothered in marinara sauce and topped with melty vegan cheese, this casserole is almost embarrassingly easy to make—but such a crowd-pleaser!
Roasted Veggie and Quinoa Casserole
The quinoa and black beans in this dish are high in protein, making this colorful Roasted Veggie and Quinoa Casserole a hearty one-dish meal. It’s very budget-friendly, too!
Vegan Cornbread Stuffing
Cornbread is only as good as it is fresh. When it’s past that point, I like to make Vegan Cornbread Stuffing as a casserole. Of course, if you don’t happen to have half a pan of leftover cornbread on hand, you'll have to prepare some cornbread specifically for this recipe.
Super-Easy Tortilla Casserole
This Super-Easy Tortilla Casserole is our favorite for when you're in a hurry, filled with southwestern flavors. This casserole involves throwing together a lot of convenient ingredients like canned beans, tomatoes, and frozen corn, but it’s unbelievably good when you need an emergency dinner!
Vegan Green Bean Casserole
Vegan Green Bean Casserole is an update of a winter holiday favorite. This recipe is great for fall and winter feasts, especially if you’re planning a plant-based Thanksgiving. This green bean casserole gets its creaminess from pureed white beans or silken tofu. Sautéed onions, crisped up with a lightly floured coating, make a yummy topping along with breadcrumbs.
Maple Baked Beans and Cornbread Casserole
This Maple Baked Beans and Cornbread Casserole by Kristy Turner has “cozy” written all over it. This casserole is a great choice for a vegan Thanksgiving main dish or a special cold-weather weekend meal for company.
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