13 Vegan Dump & Bake Casserole Recipes

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These wholesome dump-and-bake casseroles are the perfect weeknight dinner! Made from simple, healthy, and budget-friendly vegan and gluten-free ingredients.

Here’s a scenario: it’s been a busy day, but you still need to make something for dinner. Sound familiar? I’m willing to bet yes 😉 Have no fear, though, because these Dump-and-Bake Casseroles are here to help!

If you’ve never head of a dump-and-bake casserole before, you’re in for a treat. These recipes combine the perfect ratios of veggies, spices, plant-based protein, and dry rice or pasta. Simply mix everything together in a casserole dish with the right amount of liquid, then pop it in the oven and you’re good to go! Not only are these recipes totally fuss-free, but they’re packed with flavor, too. And now that you have 13 different variations, you’ll never have to worry about what you’re scrounging up for dinner again…

collage of 9 different pasta and rice-based casseroles cooked in white casserole dish.

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RICE-BASED CASSEROLES

These dump-and-bake casserole recipes use dry rice and canned beans for a simple, nourishing, and hearty main!

salsa verde and white bean casserole topped with cilantro vegan cheese red onion and jalapeño slicesrosemary sweet potato casserole in white pan with wooden spoon scooping out casserolebuffalo cauliflower & chickpea casserole in white casserole dish drizzled with vegan ranchcooked broccoli rice casserole in white dish with grey towelvegan spinach and artichoke casserole with wooden spoon in white casserole dish

Salsa Verde White Bean Casserole // Southwestern Black Bean Casserole // Sweet Potato Rosemary Casserole
Chickpea & Rice Casserole // Buffalo Cauliflower & Chickpea Casserole // “Cheesy” Broccoli Rice Casserole
Spinach & Artichoke Casserole

PASTA-BASED CASSEROLES

In these recipes dry pasta simmers in the oven along with veggies and a sauce, leaving you with a perfectly seasoned meal. You can use either gluten-free and wheat-based pasta in these recipes; I like to use a chickpea-based pasta for an extra boost of plant protein.

no boil baked vegan mushroom casserole topped with fresh parsley and wooden serving spoonno boil pesto pasta bake in white casserole dish topped with fresh basilcooked no boil chickpea noodle casserole in white casserole dish topped with black pepperclose up photo of roasted vegetable pesto pasta in white casserole dish with pasta mixed in and wooden serving spoonvegan chorizo pasta in red sauce and covered in melted dairy-free cheese in white casserole dish on marble background with bowl of fresh basil off to the side

No-Boil Mushroom Stroganoff // No-Boil Pesto Pasta Bake // No-Boil Chickpea Noodle Casserole
Roasted Spring Vegetable and Pesto Pasta // Vegan Chorizo Pasta with Roasted Tomato Sauce //
Spinach & Artichoke Pasta with Lemon Butter Sauce

 

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Hey there, I’m Caitlin! I make easy-to-follow, wholesome, and budget-friendly vegan recipes that are mostly gluten-free and refined sugar-free. I’m also an avid yogi, love the great outdoors, am chocolate-obsessed, and enjoy eating almond butter straight off of the spoon.

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  1. Hi Caitlin,

    My husband and I tried the Buffalo Cauliflower casserole and loved it. We used mild Buffalo sauce, and Brianna’s vegan ranch dressing. We are now trying the Spinach and Artichoke recipe. These recipes are so easy and have helped us tremendously since we both work full-time. We now have more time to do the things we like without trying to figure out what’s for supper or lunch.

    Thank you for sharing and keep them coming. 🙂

    Sincerely

    Cynthia Clauson

    1. We are delighted that you’re able to make fast and easy meals with the recipes and enjoying them with your husband, Cynthia!

    1. This sounds great! How can I make a larger quantity, say 1.5 – 2 times as much? Is it possible to make in a larger baking dish?

      1. Hi Viv, any of these recipes can be doubled and made in a larger dish, though you might have to increase cooking times slightly. I would start with he suggested cooking time in the recipe and continue checking in every 5-10 minutes until cooked through.

  2. I’m new to your dump casseroles. Love them! Do you think they can be made in th Instant Pot? I hate to use the oven in the summer,

  3. My family requests the Chorizo Roasted Tomato Pasta dump and bake recipe. I think I’ve made it five times since you have posted it! Thank you for such easy dinner meal ideas!