You don’t have to travel back to the 1950s to enjoy cozy casseroles! Here’s a concise yet wide-ranging collection of vegan casserole recipes for the whole family to enjoy. A generous pan of this kind of comfort fare goes a long way, both in terms of the pocketbook and keeping the happy eater full and satisfied.
Here you’ll find casseroles based on legumes and specialty grains, baked pastas, veg-centric casseroles, sweet French toast casseroles, and lots more.
Some of the recipes following are excellent choices for potlucks or served as holiday fare, and most are easy to prep on Sundays so that you can start your week with a dinner to really look forward to!
Make sure to scroll to the very end to see three takes on incredible vegan French toast casseroles. Thanks to the talented bloggers who contributed links to their recipes in this roundup, along with a photo to share, reprinted with permission.
Main dish casseroles
These casseroles are based on classic plant-based protein ingredients — grains, legumes, and high-protein meat alternatives. for more main-dishes, make sure to explore the pasta casseroles section.
Southwestern Cheesy Vegan Rice Casserole: In this Southwestern-inspired casserole, salsa and cilantro add a vivid flavor to a simple preparation. This is a great dish to serve with a colorful salad or a dish featuring black beans.
Vegan Enchilada Casserole: This easy main dish is filled with classic Southwestern flavors and makes a generous amount. I’ve been making a version of this vegan enchilada casserole for ages. It’s one of my favorite in-a-hurry casseroles, and maybe it will become yours, too!
Easy Vegan Taco Casserole: Make Taco Tuesday easier than ever! In this super-easy recipe, corn tortillas form the bottom layer, followed by a bean layer and vegan cheese.
Taco Mexican Casserole: This multi-layer casserole, another interpretation of taco casserole, is easy to make and super satisfying. The creamy refried beans paired with salsa, crunchy chips and lettuce make for a perfect meal that’s plant-based, dairy-free, and gluten-free.
Chili Bean Casserole with Cornmeal Crust: Easy enough for a casual weekend meal and festive enough to serve as a vegan Thanksgiving main dish, this chili bean casserole features layers of crusty cornmeal.
Vegan Hotdish—Tater Tot Casserole Goes Plant-Based: This veganized version of the original, traditional Minnesota hotdish casserole transforms it into something more wholesome, but still freaking delicious. Using plant-based ground, homemade mushroom sauce, and green beans, it’s a heavenly dish of comfort.
Mexican Tater Tot Casserole: From Be Plant Well, who says that this is the ultimate vegan comfort food – filled with tempeh, vegan cheese, beans, corn, onion, garlic and taco seasoning.
Vegan Cheddar & Broccoli Rice Casserole: A cozy recipe inspired by the kind you’d find in spiral-bound community cookbooks, this cheesy broccoli rice casserole is easy to make in a vegan version.
Vegan Cheeseburger Stuffing Casserole: From BitterSweet, whether served for Thanksgiving or any day at all, this hotdish-style casserole combines the best parts of classic cheeseburger, from hearty meatless ground beef to sesame buns, and of course a generous topping of shredded vegan cheese.
Vegan Shepherd’s Pie with Lentils & Mushrooms: There are no words to describe this shepherd’s pie, with a richly flavored filling of lentils and mushrooms, other than as a deep dish of comfort.
Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie: This comforting, hearty sweet potato shepherd’s pie is a perfect Thanksgiving or Christmas plant-based main dish, but you need not wait for a holiday to enjoy it. Shepherd’s pie is already pure comfort when made with white or golden potatoes, but it becomes even more blissful when topped with sweet potatoes.
Cheezy Veggie Divan: From Plant-Based Cooking with Diane Smith, who says, Chicken Divan was one of those meals that I’d often make for dinner before I stopped eating meat. Traditionally made with broccoli and a béchamel sauce that includes butter, cream, sherry, and added cheese. With white beans for added protein, this plant-based (no cheese) Cheezy Veggie Divan is better for you, and loved by all who have tried it.
Vegan Casserole with Chickpeas & Butternut Squash: From Watch Learn Eat, This creamy vegan casserole with chickpeas and butternut squash is perfect for serving as a hearty side or starring as a meatless main. Although infused with the fall flavors of sage and thyme, you’ll want to serve this dish all year long! Perfect for the holidays, too.
Hoppin’ John Casserole: From Dianne’s Vegan Kitchen, you don’t need to wait until New Year’s Day to enjoy this Hoppin’ John Casserole! In this easy-to-make dish, black-eyed peas and collard greens are baked together with spices and then topped with a cornbread crust.
Vegan Bean Casserole: From V Nutrition and Wellness, if you’re looking for guilt-free comfort food, look no further! Packed with brown rice, broccoli, carrots, and celery, this creamy, delicious casserole is perfect for a hearty and easy meal any night of the week.
Vegan “Tuna”-Noodle Casserole: This casserole is a plant-based version of the classic old-fashioned casserole, taking it straight from the 1950s into the present. It’s an even better, fish-free rendition of a cozy, family-friendly dish.
Lasagna-Like Vegan Pasta Casserole: Here’s an easy casserole that has all the great flavors of lasagna with less hassle. And it only needs about 20 to 25 minutes in the oven — just enough time for the (vegan) cheese to melt and the flavors to meld.
Baked Spaghetti Pie: Classic baked spaghetti pie — in this case, a vegan version — is an easy, family-friendly recipe that will please even the pickiest of eaters.
Seven-Layer Pasta Bake: From Bittersweet, imagine if baked ziti went on a vacation to Mexico and came back with a fresh new lease on life. Emboldened with spicy enchilada sauce, this unconventional addition allows you full license to scoop out the entire stratified marvel in one satisfying serving.
The Best Baked Vegan Mac and Cheese: From Instant Veg, this creamy and comforting baked mac and cheese casserole makes a perfect vegan dinner main or side dish.
Chickpea Tetrazzini Casserole: From Dianne’s Vegan Kitchen, a cozy comfort food dish that perfect for dinner in the cooler fall and winter months. It’s made with pasta, mushrooms, and a sneakily healthy cauliflower cream.
Vegan Pastitsio (Greek Pasta Bake): From Rainbow Nourishments, this recipe presents layers of pasta, a lentil tomato sauce and creamy bechamel sauce. This Greek pasta bake or lasagna is high protein and an incredible vegan comfort food meal.
Sweet Noodle Kugel: This Jewish classic is made dairy free here, but it’s just as luscious as the original. A staple Eastern European comfort food, this gently sweet dish is a cross between a side and a dessert — a rich, substantial one at that.
Side dish and veg-centric casseroles
Scalloped Corn Casserole: Just one simple tweak is needed to convert the classic side dish into vegan scalloped corn — simply swap in plant-based substitutes for the dairy.
Vegan Green Bean Casserole: A fall and winter favorite, especially for Thanksgiving, here’s a recipe that easily updates the comfort food side dish casserole.
Tater Tot Green Bean Casserole: From Cozy Peach Kitchen, you’ll love how easy it is to make this twist on the classic green bean casserole. This from scratch casserole is full of mushrooms and green beans and topped with tater tots, making it the ultimate vegan comfort food.
Potato Kugel: Another classic Jewish recipe, potato kugel is easy to make, though it requires at least an hour in the oven — so plan ahead! Kugels (basically casseroles) are favorite side dishes to serve at holidays and on the Sabbath.
Creamy Vegan Scalloped Potatoes: It’s easy to make creamy vegan scalloped potatoes by using silken tofu instead of a flour-thickened dairy sauce. It’s a dish of pure comfort!
Creamy Potato Broccoli Casserole: From Nutriciously, this budget-friendly potato and broccoli casserole is made with only whole food plant-based ingredients and features a delicious creamy cashew cheese sauce. A true hit with the whole family!
Vegan Cheesy Hash Brown Potato Casserole: From Planted 365, Easy cheesy favorite for a crowd at dinner or any gathering. Uses easy-to-find ingredients!
Vegan Potato Bake: From Healthy Taste of Life, this vegan potato casserole consists of layers of potatoes smothered in a dairy free creamy sauce, a mix of healthy vegetables and a sprinkle of vegan feta cheese.
Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Crumble: From Clean Green Simple, this vegan sweet potato casserole is the perfect combination of creamy, crunchy, sweet, and salty. Your guests will love this decadent Thanksgiving side dish!
Cheesy Vegan Cauliflower Casserole: From Vegan Huggs, this veggie-loaded Vegan Cauliflower Casserole is layered with ooey-gooey cheese, topped with buttery breadcrumbs and then baked to perfection. It’s easy and delicious.
Yellow Squash Casserole: From This Wife Cooks, sliced yellow squash baked in a creamy, cheesy sauce and topped with a simple and savory butter cracker crust. This Southern classic can be served as a main dish or side dish.
French toast casseroles
French Toast Casserole with Fresh Fruit: If you have a day-old Italian bread and/or a houseful of guests, this easy vegan French toast casserole is an easy route to a fantastic breakfast or brunch.
Vegan French Toast Casserole, 2 Ways: From Rainbow Nourishments, easy and comforting baked vegan French toast casserole that’s custardy, crispy and so delicious! You’ll need less than 10 ingredients to make this vegan breakfast and it can even be prepared overnight. I’ve also included an extra special pecan crumble.
Blueberry-Banana and Praline French Toast Casserole: Here’s another luscious plant-based French toast casserole, bursting with the luscious flavors of blueberries, bananas, and pralines, that will delight your friends and family as a year-round weekend brunch treat.