Casseroles for Cold Nights

Casseroles for Cold Nights

As the weather cools down, casserole season is officially heating up. Unlike the fatty, sodium-packed casseroles of yesteryear, these whole-food, plant-based creations are loaded with colorful fresh vegetables, healthy whole grains and legumes, and flavorful herbs and spices. Warm up weeknight meals with one of these FOK favorites.

1) Mexican Style Bean & Rice Casserole

Mexican-Bean-and-Rice-Casserole

This classic bean and rice dish gets kicked up a notch with loads of veggies, ancho chile powder, and toasted cumin. A cheesy-without-the-cheese sauce adds creamy texture. View the Recipe.

2) Tu-No Casserole

Tu No Casserole

This vegan twist on a casserole classic is made with garbanzo beans and mushrooms instead of tuna. View the recipe.

3) Rice Casserole With Lentils

Rice Casserole with Lentils

Bring this crowd-pleasing dish to your next potluck gathering, and be prepared to share the recipe. Make it with rice or pasta, and be sure to plan ahead to soak the lentils for six hours for extra-tasty results! View the recipe.

4) Breakfast Burrito Bake

Vegan Breakfast Burrito Bake

Built for breakfast, this cozy dish works equally well for lunch or dinner!  The creamy topping is made from grated potatoes and nutritional yeast, and the filling is packed with herbs and vegetables. This recipe is super flexible, so substitute what you’ve got in the cupboard. View the recipe.

5) Enchilada Casserole

Vegan Enchilada Casserole

Filling and flavorful, a colorful enchilada casserole delivers the satisfaction of regular enchiladas without the hassle of making a separate sauce or filling and rolling tortillas.  View the recipe.

6) Shepherd’s Pot Pie

Vegan Shepherds Pot Pie

This combination of warm mashed potatoes, vegetables, and gravy is so good you may wish you hadn’t invited your friends over to share. View the recipe.

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