As a midwesterner, a love of casseroles is practically in my DNA. And let’s be honest: there’s a lot to love about casseroles. They’re creamy, cheesy, warm and filling, yes, but they’re also great for feeding a crowd, easy to make in advance, and the leftovers keep well.
Rather than limiting this list of vegetarian casseroles to the standard frozen vegetable and canned soup (with plenty of cheese!) hot dish, I went a little broader–if it’s baked in the oven in a casserole dish and makes a lot of servings, it counts!
Stuffed with cheese, grits, and black beans, these stuffed poblanos are a favorite around here.
Black Bean and Veggie Stuffed Poblanos from Hello Veggie
I mean, broccoli and cheese is never not delicious, right? This recipe is sure to be a hit.
Cheesy Broccoli Quinoa Bake from Chef Savvy
Potato gratin is fantastic, but dare I say that butternut squash gratin is even better? Yes, it is!
Butternut Squash Gratin with Caramelized Fennel and Gruyere from Hello Veggie
Rather than stuffing individual mushrooms for a party, you can throw all the ingredients into a casserole dish and bake them to perfection.
Super Creamy Stuffed Mushroom Casserole from Inspector Gorgeous
Vegetarian stuffed shells have a tendency to be bland, but not these–they’re filled with sautéed greens and mushrooms.
Greens and Mushroom Stuffed Shells from Hello Veggie
This vegan shepherds pie proves that you don’t need heaps of cheese to make a delicious casserole.
Whiskey Lentil Vegan Shepherd’s Pie from Connoisseurus Veg
An overnight breakfast casserole that works for dinner too, you can make this strata with your favorite vegetables.
Overnight Mushroom Fontina Strata from Hello Veggie
Protein-packed quinoa is topped with homemade ratatouille and lots of cheese to make a mouthwatering vegetarian casserole.
Cheesy Ratatouille Quinoa Casserole from Flavor the Moments
Skip the carb-y potatoes and pasta bakes and opt for this cauliflower-based baked ziti instead.
Cauliflower Baked Ziti from Hello Veggie
Creamy wild rice casserole is a midwestern classic–and this version is made without dairy!
Vegan Wild Rice Casserole from Vegan Blueberry6