Vegan food isn’t as fussy as it may seem. In fact, you can make vegan versions of just about all of your favorite foods, from vegan cheese to soul food, at home. But sometimes you get extra busy and nothing but a casserole will do. Luckily, the comfort food versions are just as convenient and tasty as the dishes you grew up loving. In fact, these 21 vegan casserole recipes prove it.


1. Teriyaki Tofu Tempeh Casserole: Sometimes cooking satisfying vegan food is as simple as recreating a favorite dish. This casserole gives takeout a makeover, swapping meat for tofu and tempeh. (via Simple Veganista)


2. Zucchini Corn Tamal Casserole: Skip making fussy individual tamales and try this easy vegan dish instead. Just mix your tamal batter and steam in a cake pan. (via Thyme and Love)


3. Hungarian Potato Casserole: Some potato dishes can feel heavy, but not this one. It’s made with a creamy cashew sauce and kidney bean sausage crumbles, and garnished with pickles for an added kick of tangy flavor. (via Green Evi)


4. Vegan Breakfast Casserole: Eating vegan doesn’t have to mean giving up convenience. This vegan breakfast casserole is perfect for serving a lot of guests, so your family gatherings and brunch parties don’t have to be a chore. (via Vegan Heaven)


5. Kale, Cauliflower, and Sweet Potato Gratin: This casserole is a healthy vegan comfort food that works well as an entree or a side. It features a coconut milk sauce that coats sweet potato, cauliflower, and kale, making each bite taste creamy and rich. (via Foraged Dish)


6. Pumpkin Vegetable Bake: Pumpkin makes this hearty vegan casserole surprisingly creamy. Combined with a variety of veggies, like broccoli, zucchini, and carrots, it doubles as a meal that’s comforting and healthy. (via V Nutrition and Wellness)


7. Cauliflower Alfredo Scalloped Sweet Potatoes: Cauliflower is a vegan secret ingredient that makes non-dairy comfort foods possible. Here, it makes a creamy Alfredo sauce that’s baked along with sweet potatoes for a lighter but still delicious take on a classic. (via Food Faith Fitness)


8. Crispy Pumpkin Cheese Pasta Bake: Vegan cheese substitutes can weird some people out, but this creamy cheese sauce is made from roasted pumpkin, nutritional yeast, and non-dairy milk. Mix it with pasta, top with crispy breadcrumbs, and you’ve got a dish that rivals macaroni and cheese. (via Avomaniac)


9. Sweet Potato Green Curry Quinoa Casserole: This sweet potato and quinoa casserole gets a flavor boost thanks to green curry paste. (via Fit Foodie Finds)

10. Vegan Eggplant Moussaka: This vegan moussaka, made with lentils and a vegan béchamel, totally hits the spot. (via Connoisseurus Veg)


11. Creamy Vegan Wild Rice Casserole: Creamy wild rice casserole is always delicious. In this recipe, it gets an extra dose of flavor thanks to lots of sautéed mushrooms and a topping of crispy breadcrumbs and herbs. (via Oh My Veggies)


12. Vegan Sweet Potato Casserole: Served alongside a Tofurky roast or with a dollop of cashew milk ice cream, you can’t beat this sweet potato casserole. It’s sweet and has a celebratory flair, but is totally vegan. (via Wake Up to Waffles)


13. Tomato Pasta Bake: Make dinner for a crowd with this pasta bake. It’s a riff on the classic pasta and red sauce that can be made ahead of time for easy weeknight meals. (via A Virtual Vegan)


14. Vegan Taco Cornbread Casserole: Some days, you’re just too lazy to make individual tacos from scratch. That’s when this vegan taco cornbread casserole, loaded with veggies, comes in handy. (via The Colorful Kitchen)


15. Mashed Cauliflower Green Bean Casserole: A creamy cauliflower sauce makes this easy green bean casserole a recipe you’ll turn to time and again. (via Contentedness Cooking)


16. Maple Bourbon Sweet Potato Ribbon Casserole: Finally, a new way to use sweet potato noodles. This casserole bakes them up with flavors of maple syrup, bourbon, and coffee, putting a new spin on a favorite. (via The Endless Meal)


17. Smoky Portobello Mushroom Vegan Cassoulet: Vegan French food may sound like an impossibility, but this recipe proves otherwise. It gives the classic cassoulet a makeover, adding mushrooms for a savory bite along with creamy, garlicky white beans. (via Connoisseurus Veg)


18. Easy Vegan Corn Casserole: Corn casserole goes with almost anything. Try the version alongside faux-roasts, roast potatoes, or as a vegan-friendly side dish that omnivores will also enjoy. (via Namely Marly)


19. Ratatouille Quinoa Casserole: Quinoa adds protein and fiber to this colorful casserole. It’s a flavorful way to get all the veggies and nutrients you need for dinner and as lunch the next day. (via My Organic Diary)


20. Cheesy Rice and Broccoli Casserole: Vegan cheese sauce is not without faults — cashew-only recipes can be pretty heavy. This recipe makes for a casserole that’s slightly lighter, thanks to a sauce that’s made with potatoes and carrots, not just nuts. (via Catching Seeds)


21. Tempeh Bacon Zucchini Casserole: Smoky tempeh bacon gives this dish tons of robust flavor. Add a crispy breadcrumb topping and it’s a vegan dish the whole family will love. (via Contentedness Cooking)

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