Vegetable Bean Casserole {dairy & gluten free}

Vegetable Bean Casserole | This Vegetable Bean Casserole is creamy and delicious. Filled with brown rice, broccoli, carrots, and celery, you'll love this tasty meal. vegan casserole recipe, vegan bean casserole, gluten-free, dairy-free

This Vegetable Bean Casserole is creamy and delicious. Filled with brown rice, broccoli, carrots, and celery, you’ll love this hearty meal. 

Vegetable Bean Casserole | This Vegetable Bean Casserole is creamy and delicious. Filled with brown rice, broccoli, carrots, and celery, you'll love this tasty meal. vegan casserole recipe, vegan bean casserole, gluten-free, dairy-free

Warming Casseroles

Casseroles are the perfect comfort food for me. I make them a few times a month when the weather is cooler to warm me up. Actually, I only stop making them once it’s too hot to turn on the oven which isn’t usually until May in my area. When going through my recipes the other day, I realized I have never shared a casserole before. I have some one pot dishes like my Easy Mushroom Risotto and Southwest Quinoa but not an actual casserole.

To remedy that, today I’m sharing my Vegetable Bean Casserole.

Vegetable Bean Casserole | This Vegetable Bean Casserole is creamy and delicious. Filled with brown rice, broccoli, carrots, and celery, you'll love this tasty meal. vegan casserole recipe, vegan bean casserole, gluten-free, dairy-free

Vegetable Bean Casserole

Okay so maybe my Vegetable Bean Casserole doesn’t have the most exciting name. And maybe it doesn’t look as fancy as some of my other recipes but it tastes really good. Creamy and delicious and you’ll get a good serving of vegetables as well as whole grains from the brown rice and protein from the beans.

The topping is optional but I love a little crunch on my casseroles so I added some gluten-free breadcrumbs to top it off.  I mean, who doesn’t want bread crumbs on their casserole?

 

Vegetable Bean Casserole | This Vegetable Bean Casserole is creamy and delicious. Filled with brown rice, broccoli, carrots, and celery, you'll love this tasty meal. vegan casserole recipe, vegan bean casserole, gluten-free, dairy-free

 

This Vegetable Bean Casserole is creamy and delicious and makes a wonderful comfort meal. Click To Tweet

 

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Vegetable Bean Casserole
Servings: 4 smaller or 6 larger servings
Author: Mary Ellen
Ingredients
  • 2 TB extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1 small onion , chopped
  • 1 small carrot , chopped
  • 2 stalks of celery , chopped
  • 2 cups broccoli , chopped small
  • 1.5 cups vegetable broth
  • 8 oz container vegan cream cheese or 1 cup cashew cream*
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 TB tamari (or soy sauce if not gf)
  • 1 can of white beans , drained and rinsed
  • 2 cups pre-cooked brown rice
Topping: 1 cup gluten free (if needed) bread crumbs mixed with 2 TB extra virgin olive oil or melted vegan butter
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Add olive oil, onion, garlic and celery to saute pan and cook for 5 mins.
  3. Add vegetable broth, carrots and broccoli, cover and cook for another 10 mins.

  4. Mix in vegan cream cheese or cashew cream, nutritional yeast, tamari, rice and beans.
  5. Place in oven safe dish and add topping.
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes.
  7. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

To make Cashew Cream soak 1/2 cup of cashews in water for a few hours or in boiling water for 10 mins. Discard water and add cashews and 1/2 cup of water to high speed blender & blend until smooth.

 

Vegetable Bean Casserole | This Vegetable Bean Casserole is creamy and delicious. Filled with brown rice, broccoli, carrots, and celery, you'll love this tasty meal. vegan casserole recipe, vegan bean casserole, gluten-free, dairy-free

 

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46 thoughts on “Vegetable Bean Casserole {dairy & gluten free}

    1. Johanna, thank you! We’re actually waiting for it to get warmer here so I’m trying to have as many casseroles as I can before it does. They’re so comforting to me.

  1. ive been eating mostly stew type dishes recently as its still very very cold in the UK. I love the breadcrumb topping on your veggie bean casserole too.

    1. Thank you so much Shaheen! I love adding breadcrumbs to casseroles, it adds that extra crunch. 🙂

      It was getting nicer here till we had our snow storm last week. I’m hoping for it to get warmer soon!

  2. I totally think of comfort with casseroles too! And I love that you added a creamy component (and gave the option for cashew cream as I don’t tend to have cream cheese). I also really like how this makes a big casserole and have leftovers.

  3. Lol, I think it’s funny whenever (as a blogger) you realize you have missed out on putting something vital on your blog- I don’t think I’ve ever posted a standard “casserole” dish either! This looks wonderful and I bet delicious with that cashew cream. Thanks for sharing! I’ve made a desk note to put this on my grocery list next week:)

    1. Right? It’s so weird I missed posting this. I have a few more coming soon that I’m like, how do I not have this on here yet! Let me know if you try it Randi!

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