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30 Vegan Casserole Recipes To Fill Your Belly

These vegan casserole recipes are perfect for feeding a crowd – or just for filling your belly!

By Lora O’Brien

Oh, there’s so much to love about casseroles!

First up, they’re simple to make. You just need some basics, like onion and/or garlic, a bunch of veggies, and if you like, some carbs, like rice or pasta. Secondly, they’re easy to cook and to serve, since essentially, a casserole is just any food that is cooked and served in the same dish. Thirdly, they’re filling as heck – the perfect comfort food on a cold or depressing day. And finally, if you happen to have any leftovers, they’re usually easy to freeze.

We often think of casseroles as being full of cream and cheese, and while this may be the case for some of the vegan casserole recipes below (veganified, of course!), there are also lighter versions I’ve included that are mainly just veggies.

Another casserole misconception is that they’re always savoury. Nope! There are plenty of deliciously warm, sweeter versions of casseroles that you can serve up for breakfast, brunch or dessert – I’ve included a few ideas below.

Are you ready to get hungry?

30 Vegan Casserole Ideas To Fill Your Belly

1. Cranberry & Pear French Toast Casserole

This cranberry and pear French toast dish boasts all the flavours of fall fruits. Not got those on hand? Sub in raisins, prunes or apples. It’s hot, sticky, and sweet, and drizzled with some maple syrup, this makes the perfect breakfast or brunch dish.

Get the recipe here.

2. Overnight Baked French Toast Casserole

This dish has all the winning components for a comfort food. It’s hearty, sweet and loaded with delicious cinnamon-y flavour goodness. Plus, it’s easy to make, and you can use up stale bread – and make it taste even better than it did fresh!

Get the recipe here.

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3. Blueberry Breakfast Casserole

This dish is a great way to start the day. It’s vegan, gluten-free and mildly sweet with a pudding-like consistency under a crispy topping. Plus, casseroles are great for breakfast because you do all the work the night before. In the morning you just pop them into the toaster oven and enjoy! Frozen blueberries will do just as well as fresh here.

Get the recipe here.

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4. Creme Brûlée French Toast Casserole

Take your love of French toast to the next level by turning it into this scrummy casserole! Made the night before, it’s baked and then topped with sugar and bruleed. You can switch out the vanilla for other flavours. For example? Pumpkin would work so well, too!

Get the recipe here.

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5. Enchilada Casserole

This healthy Mexican-style casserole boasts lots of goodness – tomato, cilantro, corn and beans, mainly. It’s the perfect dish for parties, weeknight dinners and even meal prepping for the week ahead. And if you’re worried that making the enchilada sauce will be tricky – try it, it’s SO easy.

Get the recipe here.

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6. Vegan Lasagne

Before going vegan, I always found myself sluggish and bloated after eating lasagne. But this dairy-free recipe feels so much lighter on the tummy, and is super easy to make with simple ingredients. It’s full of Mediterranean flavours and has loads of nutrients, too.

Get the recipe here.

7. Vegan Pumpkin Mac & Cheese

Love mac and cheese? Spice things up a bit by adding a fun twist to this classic cheesy dish. Pumpkin adds a wonderful sweetness and more nutrition to the casserole. It’s topped off with crisp sage breadcrumbs to make a hearty and delicious meal the whole family will love!

Get the recipe here.

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8. Vegan Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Oat Crumble

This is a healthy take on a popular Southern American dish. The sweet potato casserole is usually topped with gooey marshmallows, and is a popular Thanksgiving dish, but this version ditches the marshmallows and adds a yummy pecan oat crumble instead. Healthier, and vegan friendly!

Get the recipe here.

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9. Pumpkin Maple Baked Bean Cornbread Casserole

More flavours from the American South! This time it’s classic cornbread that tops the creamy, nutritious baked beans and pumpkin. There’s plenty of natural sweetness from the maple syrup, but it’s not ‘dessert-y’ sweet, don’t worry!

Get the recipe here.

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10. Vegan Sushi Casserole

A vegan casserole with Asian flavour? Why not! This one is pretty much a deconstructed sushi roll. It’s got nori, avocado and carrot, and it’s based, of course, on sushi-style rice. Easier to make than sushi, and the best part? It’s served hot, making this a really warming dish.

Get the recipe here.

11. Simple Corn Casserole

Looking for a side dish that’s filling, and goes beautifully with just about anything? Look no further! This corn casserole is light, easy to make, and lasts for ages in the fridge. Serve it up with some salad, a soup, or stew for a super satisfying meal.

Get the recipe here.

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12. Tempeh Bacon Zucchini Casserole

Here’s one of the most unique vegan casserole recipes I’ve found! A satisfying plant-based meal made with just 6 ingredients. What does it taste like? Creamy, protein-packed, flavorful, cheesy, drool-worthy, mouthwatering and simply DELISH!

 

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13. Eggplant ‘Parmesan’

Eggplant parmesan is a much-loved Italian comfort food. And what’s not to love? The casserole is layered like a lasagne, but uses slices of eggplant instead of pasta, which is perfect for those on a low GI or gluten free diet. Featuring parmesan-breaded eggplant, two different homemade vegan cheeses, and a sweet and savoury marina sauce, this dish is sure to be a hit with the whole family!

Get the recipe here.

14. Cheesy Broccoli and Rice Casserole

This is one of the easiest vegan casserole recipes to throw together when you’re in a rush. All you need is some rice, broccoli, chickpeas and spices. Put them together in one dish, heat, and forget about it all until you’re ready to eat!

Get the recipe here.

15. Bubble & Squeak

If you’re from the UK, then you”ll know very well what this dish is all about! Leftover veggies and potatoes are mixed together and then fried to make crisp veggie cakes. It’s super flexible, because you can pretty much use whatever vegetables you have on hand (though cabbage and carrot is he traditional way), and it’s a great way to prevent food waste.

Get the recipe here.

16. Hungarian Potato Casserole

This is a vegan take on one of the national dishes of Hungary – Rakott Krumpli! The traditional casserole is made with sausage, hard-boiled eggs and tons of sour cream. This healthier, but just as comforting vegan version is made with potato slices, tofu eggs and kidney beans with a creamy cashew sauce.

Get the recipe here.

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17. Sweet Potato Green Curry Quinoa Casserole

Green curry? Quinoa? This is definitely one of the most modern, internationalised vegan casserole recipes! Packed with vegetables, it’s made with sweet potatoes, peas, onions and peppers. And thanks to the quinoa, you get your protein in one hit!

Get the recipe here.

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18. Smoky Portobello Mushroom Casserole

This vegan cassoulet is a winning dish for those of us who love the earthy flavour of mushrooms! Garlicky white beans and smoky portobello mushrooms are sprinkled with panko breadcrumbs and baked to bubbly perfection.

Get the recipe here.

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19. Shepherd’s Pie

Yet another one of the pioneering vegan casserole recipes! In the 70s, this dish was considered a bit of a hippy staple, but today, vegan shepherd’s pie has several different variations. For example? You can swap out the potato topping for sweet potatoes; add nutritional yeast to make the potatoes cheesy; use soya ‘meat’ instead of lentils…you get the idea!

Get the recipe here.

20. Pumpkin Veggie Bake

Struggling to feed your family vegetables? This veggie-loaded bake is a great way to get those healthy foods onto their plate. It’s creamy and tasty, they won’t even realise just how very healthy it really is!

Get the recipe here.

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21. Leftover Veggies Casserole

Wondering what to do with your leftover veggies? Throw them into this casserole! It’s one of the most flexible vegan casserole recipes, and you can tailor it to your taste. Me? I’d add loads of mushrooms, olives and zucchini to this dish, but that’s just me.

Get the recipe here.

22. Vegan Moussaka

This is one of the most classic vegan casserole recipes. It’s a traditional Greek moussaka, but made vegan with lentils (instead of meat) and red wine, layers of roasted aubergine, sliced potato and a creamy dairy-free béchamel sauce. Serve with crusty bread in winter and a simple green salad in summer.

Get the recipe here.

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23. Ratatouille Quinoa Casserole

I love how this recipe marries Mediterranean veggie flavours with the crunch of South American quinoa. It’s easy to make in a skillet or casserole dish, and in my opinion, this is even better with lashings and lashings of olive oil and a crusty roll on the side.

Get the recipe here.

24. Maple, Bourbon & Sweet Potato Casserole

An adult twist on the sweet potato classic! I love that the sweet potatoes are ribboned to give the dish a less ‘sloppy’ vibe. Serve this up with a side salad for the perfect lunch.

Get the recipe here.

25. Creamy Wild Rice Mushroom Casserole

Made from a base of cashew, almond milk and arrowroot starch, this casserole is just as rich and creamy as the traditional dairy-laden dish, minus the heavy, sluggish feeling you’d get post-meal! This is actually quite an elegant dish, and makes for a perfect casual dinner party centrepiece.

Get the recipe here.

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26. Butternut Squash Enchilada Casserole

Roasted butternut squashed layered with tortillas, peppers, black beans and a rich enchilada sauce…need I say more? Use the vegan cheese of your choice to make it vegan, and top with diced avocado, fresh cilantro and serve with a side of chips and salsa!

Get the recipe here.

27. Rice & Black Beans Casserole

This hearty, meatless meal is made with black beans, rice, and basically whatever veggies you may have on hand. It’s a great way to use up leftovers, actually! Yeah, I know it calls for dairy cheese, but of course, you know by now how easy it is to sub in a dairy-free option (or nooch!)

Get the recipe here.

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28. Buffalo Cauliflower Chickpea Casserole

Cauliflower wings, step aside. This cauliflower casserole is my new favourite way to use the cruciferous veg! This casserole is rich in protein and fibre, is hearty and healthy and made with just a few simple pantry spices.

Get the recipe here.

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29. Mashed Green Bean Casserole

This is definitely one of the lighter vegan casserole recipes! Low on carbs but high on flavour, this is a great recipe to make as a side dish for a fancy meal, or as a main meal in summer.

Get the recipe here.

30. One-Pot Mushroom Tetrazzini

This recipe is a vegan take on the popular Italian dish Tetrazzini. It’s dairy-free but super creamy thanks to the vegan butter, nut milk and nooch! The noodles, mushrooms and peas are all cooked together in one pot, and are then baked with crunchy breadcrumbs.

Get the recipe here.

 

Lora O'Brien

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