20 Quick and Easy Plant-Based Casserole Ideas
One great way to make eating a whole food, plant-based diet easier is to prepare plant-based casserole recipes on a weekly basis. If a casserole makes enough to feed you with leftovers, you won’t have to cook for a few days. Try adding a salad or a quick side dish to complete the meal.
Leftovers are perfect for the next night’s meal or for lunch. Don’t let the warm summer months dissuade you from this idea.
With a busy household, I know that coming up with dinner meal ideas can be daunting so check out these delicious vegan casserole recipes.
Whole Food, Plant-Based Recipes
These recipes aren’t just any ol’ plant-based, vegan casserole recipes. If you’re on board for a whole-food, plant-based diet, you know that being vegan and plant-based are quite different. A vegan diet may include refined grains, sugars, more oil and higher salt.
Plus, the more you see bloggers calling themselves “plant-based” and jumping into this space, the more you’ll find recipes that have added oils, refined sugars and grains, or too much salt.
That’s made it harder to find other blogger’s with the right plant-based ingredients. So, carefully read recipes to make sure they fall in line with what you want to eat for your health.
I’ve personally curated the recipes you’ll find in this roundup to make sure they’re right for a whole food diet. Most of these are very low in oil, refined sugar, and salt but do check the ingredients. It’s easy to eliminate salt and oil, but if you’d like some suggestions, head on over to this article, Cooking without Oil, for some.
You might also enjoy one of these recipes from my plant-based lunch for school or work roundup, as well.
Plant-Based Vegan Casserole Recipes
Quick and easy healthy casseroles to make mealtime easier.
Baked Corn Casserole
This recipe with a mild Mexican flair is an all-around appetizer that doubles as a perfect main dish. Dig into it with chips or bring it as a potluck side. Super, simple but amazingly delicious!
Baked Vegan Mac & Cheese
Green Bean Casserole
This Green Bean Casserole is a healthier, dairy-free version, and as creamy and comforting as the original. The luscious creamy sauce in this non-dairy green bean casserole is what makes this dish so wonderful. It’s low-fat and dairy-free.
Huevos Rancheros Casserole
A hearty protein-filled breakfast or dinner recipe high in fiber from black beans. Use store-bought enchilada sauce to make it quicker.
Veggie Enchilada Casserole
This enchilada casserole has the flavor of Mexican food with the addition of vegetables, making it a great plant-based meal to serve to guests or as a family dinner.
Moroccan Chickpea Vegetable Tagine
This vegetable tagine is a sort of sophisticated vegetable stew filled with spices that are similar to those used in Indian cuisine, spices like cumin, coriander, cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, and the like. Tagines usually include some type of dried fruit such as raisins, dates, or apricots. This dish uses dried apricots. Oftentimes it can also include olives and/or nuts.
Cheeze Veggie Divan
This delicious Cheeze Veggie Divan casserole has a plant-based vegan cheese sauce that's made with white beans which add protein. It also has steamed broccoli, carrots, and cauliflower.
Lentil Sheppard's Pie
The Creamy mashed potatoes are made with the skins on using red potatoes and is infused with roasted garlic. Make this dish easier with store-bought canned or boxed lentils
Roasted Veggie Enchiladas
Yams are used in this recipe as a tasty replacement for cheese and are combined with cauliflower, zucchini, and peppers that have been roasted. A very satisfying Mexican dish that's sure to impress your guests.
Mushroom Lentil Spaghetti Squash Casserole
This filling and delicious Mushroom Lentil Spaghetti Squash Casserole is low in fat and high in protein and fiber!
Sweet Potato Veggie Lasagna
Less than 15 minutes to toss together and dressed in a light vinaigrette, this delicious three bean salad is the perfect lunch.
Butternut Squash, Chickpea Casserole
Chickpeas and Butternut Squash make this the perfect casserole for serving as a hearty side or starring as a meatless main. Infused with the signature fall flavors of sage and thyme that are delicious all year long.
Vegan Chili Rellenos
This stuffed pepper casserole is loaded with South of the Border flavor without all the heaviness that can come from more traditional fried chili rellenos. It's made with mild roasted pasilla chilies.
Creamy Vegan Tuna Casserole
The ultimate comfort food made plant-based with a cheese sauce made of potatoes, carrots, and cauliflower.
Sweet Potato Casserole with Black Beans, Kale, and Quinoa
A super healthy and antioxidant-rich plant-based casserole made with black beans, kale, quinoa, sweet potatoes, and a crunchy topping
Scalloped Potato and Cabbage Casserole
Pump up your scalloped potatoes with this cabbage and potato version. A creamy sauce made with non-dairy milk, nutritional yeast, and a little mustard mixed in makes this dish ultra comforting.
Vegan Potpie Noodle Casserole
This easy meal can be enjoyed cold and customized to individuals tastes. Let this brown rice and fresh veggies fuel your day.
Creamy Broccoli and Rice Casserole
This plant-based, vegan casserole made with whole grain brown rice, broccoli, bell peppers, and cream "cheese" sauce topped with slivered almonds is sure to be one of your favorites.
Buffalo Chickpea Cauliflower Casserole
With just 10 simple ingredients, this vegan, gluten-free casserole with a spicy buffalo sauce is full of protein and fiber and is absolutely delicious!
Butternut Squash, Brussels Sprouts, Apple Stuffing
Roasted vegetables, sweet apples, and cranberries make this beautiful dish the start of the show. Purchase cut-up butternut squash for easier cooking.
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