Vegetarian casseroles are great for busy nights. The dog is barking, the kids are screaming and dinner still isn't ready. Sound familiar? Time to try some of these easy one-dish vegetarian casserole recipes. Just turn on the oven, put a few ingredients into a casserole dish and set the timer. Vegetarian and vegan casseroles can be either a main dish or a side dish, depending on the recipe and the size of your appetite. If you're not sure what's for dinner tonight, try one of these easy vegetarian casserole recipes.
This easy cassserole reminds me of nachos, since it's layered with tortilla or corn chips, beans and cheese. A bit of chiles and hominy round it out with some fiber, and sauteed onions add extra flavor. Each time I make this, I'm tempted to sneak in more vegetables, perhaps some tomatoes or spinach. But then again, this simple baked bean casserole is just about perfect, just the way it is. Use a vegan cheese substitute
to keep this recipe dairy-free, or, add extra cheese and go easy on the chiles if you're cooking for kids.
A cheesey, saucey quinoa casserole recipe perfect for vegetarian and vegan kids who like their cheese but need to get their protein. Filled with quinoa and spinach, this is a healthy twist on traditional comfort food and southern-style baked macaroni and cheese casserole.
My friend's very picky eleven year old loved this meatless cabbage and cheese casserole. He even took the leftovers to school in his lunch bag the next day, so I'm confident that since it can pass his taste test, this meatless side dish casserole will pass your family's taste test too. The recipe calls for cabbage baked with cheese and a simple breadcrumb topping. It sounds simple - and it is - but the end result is absolutely delicious. Just tell your kids it's like macaroni and cheese, but with cabbage instead of pasta!
A layered vegetarian Mexican-inspired tortilla pie or Mexican casserole, made with black beans, flour tortillas, corn, and lots of cheese.
With beans and mock meat for plenty of protein, this easy vegetarian and vegan chili casserole can be prepared in just a few minutes. If you like corn bread, you'll like this recipe. You could also make this chili casserole using leftover homemade chili
or canned vegetarian chili. if you like this recipe, you might also want to try this similar recipe for vegetarian chili and polenta casserole
This is a super-easy vegetarian casserole made from just six ingredients plus salt and pepper. It's not quite hearty enough for a full meal, but if you added some sauteed tofu
or served it with a vegetable side dish and a salad, it would make a nice light meatless meal.
Vegetarian pasta casserole photo courtesy of Bush's Beans.
This vegetarian casserole is a great way to use up any leftover cooked pasta you have lying around. Just "dump" a few ingredients into a dish and bake. Although you do have to cook the pasta beforehand, this vegetarian pasta casserole only has five ingredients, so it really can be a time saver on a busy night. A main dish vegetarian casserole.
Polenta, tomato sauce and cheese are the main ingredients in this baked vegetarian casserole dish.
A quick and easy complete vegetarian meal in one casserole dish, and made with just six ingredients. Whip up a side vegetable dish
and perhaps a salad, and you've got yourself a complete dinner. I personally love the taste and texture of polenta and find it to be a nice addition to my usual repertoire of foods.
If you can't get your family to eat their spinach, try this creamy, cheesy and vegetarian crock pot spinach casserole recipe with lots of ricotta cheese. If you want to turn this vegetarian vegetable casserole into a main dish, add in some fried tofu
Shepherd's pie is a casserole dish traditionally made from meat and mashed potatoes, but this vegetarian recipe uses lots of healthy vegetables instead of meat. The recipe also includes vegan substitutions, so you can still make this shepherd's pie if you need a vegan recipe. A reviewer gave this vegetarian shepherd's pie recipe 4 out of 5 stars and said, "This was quite good, consisting of vegetables we all like. I think this will become a staple comfort food with us." You could also try this vegetarian shepherd's pie with TVP for a more meat-like dish, or, try this vegetarian shepherd's pie with lentils