Don’t let your casserole dish collect dust! With my favorite vegan casserole recipes, you can whip up easy weeknight meals full of guilt-free comfort food that everyone will love. Following a vegan diet or plant-based diet doesn’t mean you need to lose out on rich and satisfying flavors. Whether you need some ideas for the holiday season or tonight’s dinner, take a look at the best vegan casserole ideas, and you’ll know exactly what to bake up!
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What is a casserole?
A casserole is something you bake up in the oven in a casserole dish. Sometimes, you simply dump everything together, mix it up, and bake. Other times, there’s some prep involved. But the end result is the same – a dish of melded, melted, and delicious flavors all in one.
The best part is that vegan casserole ideas can be made for any meal of the day. From breakfasts to side dishes to main dishes, you’ll find the flavors you crave in these simple and hearty vegan casseroles.
Vegan Breakfast Casseroles
Bake casseroles for breakfast for an easy way to serve the family. Loaded with good-for-you ingredients, you’ll start your day off the right way!
Vegan French Toast Casserole (2 ways)
Easy and comforting recipe from Rainbow Nourishments. This baked vegan French toast casserole is custard-like, crispy, and so delicious! You’ll need less than 10 ingredients to make this vegan breakfast or brunch.
Whether you’ve had a busy day or you want to feed guests that are joining you around the table, these plant-based main dish casseroles are the ultimate treat. Dairy-free cheese sauce and vegan ground beef are just some of the ingredients that will help recreate everyone’s favorite recipes in a meatless way.
Lemon Dill Quinoa Casserole (Dump-and-Bake)
This easy dump-and-bake recipe needs just ten ingredients and ten minutes of prep to make an easy and delicious casserole. Try this tasty recipe by From My Bowl.
This Panzanella-inspired Tomato and White Bean Casserole is bursting with fresh flavor from cherry tomatoes and shallots, mixed between layers of crunchy toasted bread and topped with a nutty cashew parmesan and a caper gremolata.
Enjoy zucchini season and corn season with this Crispy Vegan Zucchini and Corn Casserole! Featuring layers of zucchini and summer squash along with charred corn mixed in a fragrant basil sauce and layered with marinara, vegan cheese, and crispy bread crumbs!
Since casseroles are big enough for a crowd, you may wind up with leftovers. And those will be amazing to have for lunch the next day. Here’s how you can store them for maximum enjoyment.
In your fridge, cover the casserole well, and it should be good for 4 to 5 days. If you have a lot left in the casserole dish, you can simply refrigerate the whole thing. If not, put the remainder in an airtight container.
Vegan casseroles freeze really well, too. You can cover a disposable tray with foil and simply slide it right in there, or use your airtight containers. I’d recommend using them up within 1 to 3 months.
Which is the best casserole?
It’s hard to pick the best casserole, but with this list of the best vegan casserole recipes, you’ll be sure to find your favorite. There are ones that use vegan cheeses for anyone who loves that rich and creamy flavor, Mexican tortilla bake, vegan moussaka, and plenty more.
What is the key to making a good casserole?
The key to making a good vegan casserole is using protein, starch, vegetables, a sauce, and non-dairy cheese. Some will have all these elements in it while others will mix and match, but the combination of flavors is what will have everyone asking you to make it again and again.
What is a normal casserole dish?
Generally, casserole dishes that are 9×13 are the most common side. If you have a small family, you may have plenty of leftovers that will be easy to store and enjoy for your next meal.
What is the binder of a casserole?
The sauce is usually the binding ingredient in a vegan casserole. So many people are surprised that on a plant-based diet, vegan casseroles can hold well together and taste amazing without the traditional animal products thrown in.
The next time you want an easy meal that feeds a crowd, remember these vegan casserole recipes. Even if it’s just you and your little family, the leftovers will make tomorrow’s lunch an absolute breeze or freeze beautifully for a fast meal you can get on the table any night.
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Hi, I'm Rae. The voice behind Raepublic. I have an MS in Nutrition and Functional Medicine. My aim is to assist people who have experienced trauma to live a more holistic, well-balanced life. Through nutrition, plant-based eating, sustainable living, mindfulness, and movement.