Posted in  Casseroles, Recipes   on  March 15, 2023 by  Efrhen Gallego0

When you need to prepare a fast, delicious dinner one of our easy, healthy dump-and-bake casserole recipes could be what the doctor ordered. All the Vegan casseroles listed below are made with inexpensive, straightforward, and healthful vegan and gluten-free ingredients.

Imagine you have had a hectic day but still need to prepare dinner. No one else will. Sounds familiar? Indeed, I'm willing to wager. But don't worry, these easy gluten-free Casseroles are coming to save the day!

Gluten Free Pasta Casserole Recipes-

Gluten Free Rice Casserole Recipes

You will be surprised if you've never prepared a dump-and-bake casserole.

These recipes combine the perfect amount of vegetables, spices, plant-based protein, dry brown rice (or white rice), or pasta. Then you add the appropriate amount of liquid and bake.

These recipes are not only hassle-free but also have a ton of taste. And now that you have 15 options, you won't ever have to stress about what to do for supper even when you are on a plant-based diet. One of these might even end up being a family favorite. Best part they will ask you to prepare that favorite dish again and again.

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Look over these recipes. I am sure you will find the perfect recipe that will please the whole family. You can click on the recipe link or any recipe image to go check the recipe you like.

These favorite recipes are divided into two main groups: Rice-based and Pasta-based.

Rice-based casseroles

Dry rice and canned beans are the main ingredients in these dump-and-bake casserole recipes to make a straightforward, filling, and hearty main dish!

Awesome Easy Vegan White Bean Casserole

Southwestern Black Bean Casserole

Vegan Sweet Potato Casserole

Cauliflower & Chickpea Casserole

Vegan Chickpea and Rice Casserole

Vegan Cheese Broccoli Rice Casserole

Spinach and Artichoke Casserole

Pasta-based Casseroles

These recipes combine dry pasta, vegetables, and sauce in a baking dish, giving you a wonderful meatless meal. 

With these favorite vegan casserole recipes, you can choose between gluten-free or wheat-based pasta; however, for a healthier spin, I prefer to use chickpea-based pasta for added protein.

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No-Boil Baked Vegan Mushroom Stroganoff

No-Boil Pesto Pasta Bake 

 Noodle Chickpea Casserole

Roasted Spring Vegetable ans Pesto Pasta

Vegan Sausage Pasta with Roasted Tomato

Spinach Artichoke Pasta

Vegan Baked Ziti

Creamy Vegan Pasta with Brussels Sprouts

Vegan Southwestern Black Beans Casserole

This dump-and-bake Southwestern Black Bean Casserole is full of veggies and flavor with minimal hands-on time in the kitchen! Quick, easy, and plant-based.We're heading south this time to find the best flavors.

With little preparation required, this filling Southwestern black bean rice-based casserole packs all your favorite traditional Tex-Mex flavors in one delicious dish. Yeah, flavorful, vegan, and gluten-free

This quick, simple casserole only uses nine vegan ingredients.


For detailed ingredient amounts, check the recipe card at the end of the article

Black Beans: for their heartiness, plant protein, and fiber.

Salsa: The Tex-Mex touch.

Nutritional yeast: Add that cheese flavor, but stay on the vegan lane.

Brown Rice: beans go best with rice for complex carbohydrates, so yummy.

Peppers & Onions: Add more veggie nutrition and additional southwest flavor!

Preparation Tips

For detailed instructions, check out the recipe card at the end of the article. 

-In a casserole dish, arrange your raw ingredients in layers.

-On the stove, warm the liquid, salsa, and seasonings.

-Pour the mixture into the dish, cover it, and bake for one hour.

The key to making the rice fluffy and soft is to boil just the correct amount of liquid before pouring it over the casserole.

 What if you have leftovers? Never leave leftovers out at room temperature for more than two hours(they will start to spoil). Stick them in the fridge as soon as possible.

You can reheat leftovers in the microwave, oven, or nonstick pan.

Check out this article, where you will quickly learn about the best ways to store and reheat casserole leftovers.

While this Southwestern Black Bean casserole is delicious, I like to garnish it with Avocado, Cilantro, and Vegan Chipotle Mayo. But you can top it with anything you prefer. It would go well with some homemade Salsa, Avocado fries, or even more Chips and Guacamole.

questions and answers

Question and Answers

What is a Casserole Exactly?

Clearing up a Confusing Term. Is it a stew, baked good, or casserole the same thing? Casserole is one food word that generates a lot of confusion. We're clearing things up. So that everyone understands precisely what a casserole is and is not

A casserole is considered mostly a one pot-dish. It usually contains a protein such as beef, chicken, fish, or beans, along with a variety of vegetables and some carbohydrates; commonly, this starch comes in the form of pasta, potatoes, rice, or flour to bind the meal and keep it wet and sliceable.

A stew is more like a thick soup with chunks of meat, or beans and vegetables. You pour it into a soup dish and can't serve it in slices

A bakery good like a chocolate cake wouldn't be called a casserole.

What is gluten

Among other grains, wheat, barley, and rye contain the protein known as gluten. Numerous everyday foods and beverages( including pasta, cereal, and beer) contain gluten. Unfortunately for the gluten-intolerant, you can run across gluten in many consumer products, such as cosmetics, vitamins, and pharmaceuticals.

How do I know if I am gluten-intolerant?

If you become ill after consuming gluten, a protein, you might have gluten sensitivity. You can experience fatigue, nausea, or bloating.

Vegan Southwestern Black Beans Casserole

Caitlin Shoemaker
This dump-and-bake Southwestern Black Bean Casserole is full of veggies and flavor with minimal hands-on time in the kitchen! Quick, easy, and plant-based.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 5 people
Calories 227 kcal


  • 1 Oven
  • 1 Large Bake Casserole Dish


  • 1 ¾ cups low-sodium vegetable broth (homemade or store-bought) (415 ml)
  • 1 cup chunky salsa 250 grs
  • 2 Tbsp Nutritional yeast
  • 1 Unit Green Bell Pepper, diced
  • 1 Unit Red Bell Pepper, diced
  • ½ Unit yellow onion, diced
  • 2 ¾ Cups Black beans, drained and rinsed 2 Cans- 510 grs
  • 1 Cup Uncooked Brown Rice 182 grs
  • ½ Bunch Cilantro Leaves


  • Preheat the oven to 400F.
  • Mix the vegetable broth, salsa, and nutritional yeast in a medium pot and bring to a boil over high heat.
  • While the liquid is heating up, spread peppers and onion evenly across a 9×13″ pan or casserole dish.
  • Sprinkle the black beans over the veggies, then add the uncooked rice on top.
  • Remove the vegetable broth from the heat once it comes to a boil and pour evenly over the casserole dish.
  • Cover the casserole with aluminum foil (or parchment paper, followed by aluminum foil) and bake in the middle rack of the oven for 60 minutes
  • Remove from the oven and top with fresh cilantro, avocado, and chipotle mayo (or serve as desired).
  • Refrigerate leftovers in a sealed container for up to one week, or in the freezer for up to one month.


Substitutions: black beans can be swapped for another bean (pinto, garbanzo, etc). There are no substitutions for brown rice – other grains require different cooking times and absorb different amounts of liquid
Optional toppings: Chipotle Mayo, avocado, fresh tomatoes
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