Who doesn't love a flavorful casserole dish? Fall is the perfect season for warm, carb-heavy, nostalgic dishes (of which we've shared many lately). Today, we're thrilled to add yet another to your must-try, can't-believe-it's-vegan list of meals. Casseroles, in particular, are a great dish; when all that's required to cook dinner is throwing a bunch of ingredients together and put it in the oven, what's not to love?
Utilizing the best of the vegan food industry's substitutions—Vegenaise and non-dairy cheese—this casserole threatens to put all others to shame. It's creamy, cheesy, and even includes a healthy vegetable. It comes together in no time, and will be on your table ready to serve in just under an hour! You might just have to make this a weekly staple...
This from-scratch casserole is the very definition of comfort food!
Pro Tip: Be extra mindful not to overcook your rice! Since the casserole gets an extra half-hour in the oven, leaving it slightly undercooked will ensure the perfect consistency when you pull the finished result out of the oven.
Note: If you're not a mushroom fan, swap it for tofu or tempeh!