It’s pretty much a given that casserole will be present at Thanksgiving. Green bean casserole is probably the most common kind to see on your dinner table during the holidays, but casseroles can be anything you want them to be! This hearty and warm baked dish is so versatile yet easy to make for large groups that you might as well try two or even three of these vegan casserole recipes. We even have some super sweet casseroles that you can serve as dessert! These dishes will delight your guests and make them fall in love with plant-based eats.
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Whether you go with the classic green bean or the daring french toast, these casserole dishes are a must-try!
1. Sweet Potato Casserole with Maple Pecan Topping
This vegan Sweet Potato Casserole with Maple Pecan Topping by Kennedy Kitchings is perfect for the holidays! It has delicious autumnal flavors and just the right amount of sweetness. With just sweet potatoes, syrup, sugar, coconut milk, cinnamon, pecans, and almond flour, it’s also quite easy to make! Everyone will love this vegan Sweet Potato Casserole~
2. Green Bean Mushroom Casserole
Source: Green Bean Mushroom Casserole
An awesome dish if prepared correctly! The most important thing when preparing this Green Bean Mushroom Casserole by Mitra Shirmohammadi is not to overcook the beans. They tend to lose their beautiful green color and get brown and mushy when overcooked. To add more texture, try topping the casserole with caramelized onions mixed with sesame seeds and chopped cashews.
3. Zucchini and Butternut Squash Casserole
When the cool fall weather starts to approach, and the days get shorter, there’s nothing better than curling up in some fuzzy socks after a long day with a big plate of comfort food. Zucchini and butternut squash are the partner in crimes in this Zucchini and Butternut Squash Casserole by Maria Koutsogiannis. The best part is that it’s super simple to make and you’ll have leftovers for lunch or dinner the next day! It’s the meal that keeps on giving.
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4. Sweet Potato Casserole With Rosemary Pecan Parmesan
This is not your traditional sweet potato casserole. This Sweet Potato Casserole by Caroline Doucet is topped with vegan rosemary pecan parmesan. The topping is bursting with flavor from garlic, rosemary, toasted pecans, and nutritional yeast. It makes a great sugar-free vegan Christmas dinner side dish.
5. Creamy Miso and Shallot Potato Casserole
6. Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese Casserole
This Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese Casserole by Gabrielle St. Claire is comfort food heaven. Sweet, creamy butternut squash is paired with decadently cheesy macaroni elbows and sealed with a unique flatbread topping. The finishing touches put it over the top, from the smoky shiitake bacon to the red pepper flakes and maple syrup. Normally, we’d say this casserole is perfect to make for a week of easy meals, but we know this one will only last a few days.
7. ‘Meat’ and Potato Casserole
Source: ‘Meat’ and Potato Casserole
8. Creamy Buffalo Cauliflower Casserole
If you’re a fan of Buffalo cauliflower (which we’re sure you are because who isn’t?), You’re going to love this Creamy Buffalo Cauliflower Casserole by Paris Marash. It’s all the best parts of everyone’s favorite vegan appetizer rolled into a one-dish recipe that is sure to please.
9. Chili Cornbread Casserole
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The only thing more delicious than golden cornbread dipped in chili is a cornbread casserole with chili filling! The hearty Chili Cornbread Casserole by Melanie Sorrentino is made with rice, kidney beans, crushed tomatoes, and plenty of seasoning. As is, this recipe is ridiculously easy and minimalist. Add some sautéed green peppers and onions into the chili mix if you want to amp it up a bit.
10. Brown Rice Casserole with Curry Butternut Squash
A twist on classic comfort food, this vegan Brown Rice Casserole with Curry Butternut Squash by Elaine Lander includes butternut squash, chickpeas, and baby spinach. Warm curry powder seasons this hearty gluten-free dinner.
11. Sweet Potato ‘Rice’ Casserole
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This Sweet Potato ‘Rice’ Casserole by Alissandra Maffucci itself is a filling and surprising meal. Surprising? Yes! You won’t believe it’s not real rice! The sweet potato rice cooks to a perfect consistency in 40 minutes in the oven and the savory flavors from the vegan mozzarella and pesto pair well with the sweetness that comes from the potato when roasting. The broccoli gives the casserole substance and the pesto adheres and soaks into the florets for a big “bang for your buck” bite.
12. Easy Healthy Sweet Potato Casserole With Pecan Topping
This paleo easy Easy Healthy Sweet Potato Casserole With Pecan Topping by Taylor Kiser is the best side dish for Thanksgiving! Vegan-friendly and gluten/grain/dairy/egg/sugar-free!
13. Candied Squash Casserole
Source: Candied Squash Casserole
Warm, bubbly, and sweet, this Candied Squash Casserole by Rachel Hanawalt is a must-make for the holidays. This recipe uses North Georgia candy roasted squash — keep an eye out for it at your local farmers market, but otherwise, use another sweet squash variety, such as buttercup or butternut. With dairy-free butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon, this side bakes up into something sweet, sticky, and aromatic. If you find yourself in possession of a North Georgia candy roaster, count yourself lucky and give this moreish side dish a try!
14. Maple Granola Sweet Potato Casserole
Instead of using loads of sugar and butter, this vegan-friendly and gluten-free Maple Granola Sweet Potato Casserole by Mitra Shirmohammadi is lightly sweetened with pure maple syrup and gets its richness from a few spoonfuls of coconut oil.
15. Pumpkin French Toast Casserole With Maple Whiskey Caramel
Impress your family at brunch with this easy vegan Pumpkin French Toast Casserole by Aryane Héroux-Blais. Prepare everything the night before, pop it in the oven, and have your family wake up to the smell of warm French toast and caramel. This recipe is the perfect holiday breakfast or brunch dish or for any fall or winter weekend when you want to start your day off with a treat. Even better, make it your holiday dessert!
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