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15 Vegetarian Casseroles That Are The Definition Of Comfort Food

Whether you're looking to eat less meat, or just want to save a few bucks on your next grocery bill.

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Everyone loves a good casserole. They're easy to make, comforting, and perfect for feeding a crowd. But most casserole recipes are loaded with meat.

Lucky for you, we rounded up 16 of our favorite vegetarian casserole recipes that are seriously delicious and 100% meat-free.

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1. Eggplant Parmesan Bake

layersofhappiness.com

This comforting eggplant bake has a creamy "cheese" sauce made with cashews, so not only is it vegetarian, it's also vegan. Get the recipe.

2. Vegetable Cobbler

amuse-your-bouche.com

This simple cobbler is topped with homemade biscuits, but you could totally use store-bought dough to make this recipe super easy to throw together. Get the recipe.

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3. Southwestern Veggie-Packed Tater Tot Casserole

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For those of you who grew up in the Midwest, tater tot casseroles will be a familiar dinner staple — but for everyone else, this recipe will be a total game-changer. Get the recipe.

4. Mushroom Bolognese Spaghetti Squash Casserole

theroastedroot.net

Kinda like lasagna, only noodle-free, way easier to make, and loaded with a ton of tender spaghetti squash and savory mushrooms. Get the recipe.

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5. French Onion Soup Casserole

thekitchn.com

Everything you love about the classic soup in a comforting, easy-to-make casserole perfect for feeding a crowd. Get the recipe.

6. Macaroni and Cheese With Broccoli

healthyseasonalrecipes.com

Is mac 'n' cheese technically a casserole? Who knows, but it's always a good idea — especially when it's loaded with broccoli and topped with crunchy breadcrumbs. Get the recipe.

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7. Mushroom and Spinach Lasagna

lifeasastrawberry.com

Besides being delicious, this mushroom lasagna is totally make-ahead friendly. You can assemble it and pop it in the freezer so it's ready for you to bake whenever you need a quick dinner. Get the recipe.

8. Huevos Rancheros Casserole

thekitchn.com

The perfect casserole for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Get the recipe.

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9. Sun Dried Tomato and Feta Quinoa Casserole

theendlessmeal.com

A hearty base of cooked quinoa makes this recipe filling yet lighter than your typical casserole. Get the recipe.

10. Vegan Moussaka With Creamy Béchamel

lazycatkitchen.com

The veggie-packed moussaka is topped with a béchamel-inspired sauce made with soaked cashews and nutritional yeast, so it's completely vegan! Get the recipe.

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11. Southwest Black Bean Polenta Casserole

cottercrunch.com

Baked polenta topped with black beans, a ton of veggies, and slices of fresh avocado — what could be better? Get the recipe.

12. Shepherd's Pie

pinchofyum.com

A half cup of Greek yogurt makes the potato topping super light and gives it a subtle tangy flavor — but you could substitute with sour cream if that's more your style. Get the recipe.

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13. Veggie Chili Cornbread Casserole

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This hearty casserole bakes the cornbread directly on top of the chili, because we all know you can't have chili without cornbread. Get the recipe.

14. Spring Vegetable Egg Casserole

gimmesomeoven.com

Feel free to swap in whatever veggies you have on hand to make this light casserole that's perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Get the recipe.

15. Mushroom Alfredo Pasta Bake

pinchofyum.com

The perfect dinner for mushroom lovers. Get the recipe.

Looking for more vegan/vegetarian cooking inspiration? Check out these posts:

30 Quick Vegan Dinners That Will Actually Fill You Up

26 Vegan Classics You Should Learn How To Cook

28 Comfort Food Recipes With No Meat Or Dairy

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