Pot pie is one of those comfort foods that warms our bellies and bones during the cold winter months. My version is filled with nourishing sweet potatoes and black beans loaded with fiber, antioxidants and healthy protein. The cornmeal crust complements the flavors and spices perfectly, while also making this dish a crowd-pleaser, especially if you have gluten-free guests!
A creamy casserole made without heavy cream—now that’s something to be thankful for! Seasonal squash and baby spinach star in this healthy, hearty side dish that’s perfect for holiday dinners or any night of the week. Short on time? Pick up a package of pre-cubed butternut squash to skip a step. And if there’s no nutritional yeast on hand, a sprinkling of Parmesan cheese can be subbed in.
Meat and cheese don’t have to be the main ingredients in a casserole. This baked beauty is made with a base of gluten-free corn polenta, topped by a hearty mix of mushrooms, artichoke hearts, sundried tomatoes and kale. To make it vegan, skip that typical final layer of shredded cheese and drizzle on cashew cream instead!
Spice up ordinary taco nights with a twist on everyone’s favorite Mexican dish. This enchilada casserole is meat free but full of authentic flavor—with corn tortillas, sautéed veggies, black beans and vegan cheese, layered and baked to bubbly perfection. Sprinkle with pepitas and hemp seeds for a protein boost!
The gift of a good meal is always appreciated! Taking time to prepare a healthy dish for someone—whether it’s a busy mom, your elderly neighbor or a friend you haven’t seen in awhile—is a thoughtful gesture that will be remembered. Send it in a casserole dish the recipient can keep, along with the recipe, for an added special touch.
This recipe for Bean and Cheese Tortilla Casserole is perfect for gift-giving. It freezes well, can be easily increased to feed more people and may be adjusted to include meat for non-vegetarians.
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