Creamy Vegan Inexperienced Chile Casserole

Overhead shot of a spoon resting in a pan of creamy vegan green chile casserole

Nothing hits the spot fairly like a casserole! Comforting, satisfying, and excellent for feeding a crowd, this vegan casserole doesn’t skimp on taste due to spicy inexperienced chiles and a creamy cashew jalapeño sauce. And the star of the present? Shredded tofu. If you happen to haven’t met her but, we’re fairly positive you’re going to be BFFs. 

This casserole can also be surprisingly fast and simple and requires simply 9 components, mates. Allow us to present you the way it’s executed!

Corn tortillas, tofu, green chiles, sea salt, chili powder, olive oil, onion, bell pepper, and jalapeño cashew sauce

If you happen to’re considering a vegan casserole couldn’t probably have all of the creamy, hearty consolation of the basic dish, suppose once more! Shredded tofu is the satisfying, protein-packed ingredient that hides away between layers of taste.

Shredding tofu on a box grater into a bowl

And the place do these flavors come from, you ask? Sautéed bell pepper and onion present a naturally candy base whereas inexperienced chiles add spiciness, chili powder brings the smokiness, and sea salt enhances all of it. That sweet-spicy-smoky trio is tough to beat!

Skillet of sautéed peppers and onions

However don’t be fooled…it will get even higher! Our Cashew Jalapeño Sauce creates the creamy, tacky consolation of a basic casserole, and tortillas add the satisfying ingredient (staff carbs!).

Halved corn tortillas arranged on the bottom of a casserole dish over a layer of creamy cashew sauce

With the parts prepared, it’s time to layer: sauce, tortillas, filling, and repeat!

Layers of shredded tofu, creamy cashew sauce, and corn tortillas in a ceramic dish

A last layer of cashew jalapeño sauce seals in all of the deliciousness (and when baked, resembles melted cheese 🙌). Cue the ooo’s and ahhh’s!

Holding a ceramic dish filled with our creamy vegan green casserole

We hope you LOVE this vegan casserole! It’s:

Subtly spicy
Fast + simple
& SO scrumptious!

This casserole is a hearty meal by itself, however it could additionally pair nicely with our Inexperienced Cauliflower Rice (20 Minutes!), On the spot Pot Black Beans (Good Each Time!), or Black Bean Quinoa Salad with Orange Lime Dressing.

Extra Hearty Vegan Mains

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Close up shot of a slice of vegan green chile casserole topped with pickled red onions and cilantro

Prep Time 15 minutes

Prepare dinner Time 20 minutes

Complete Time 35 minutes

Servings 6

Course Entrée

Delicacies Gluten-Free, Mexican-Impressed, Vegan

Freezer Pleasant 1 month

Does it preserve? 2-3 Days

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  • 1 (16-oz.) bundle tremendous agency tofu, drained and grated (or sub two 15-oz. cans black beans, drained and rinsed)
  • 2 Tbsp olive or avocado oil
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion, finely chopped (1/2 onion yields ~1 ½ cups or 160 g)
  • 1 small crimson bell pepper, finely chopped (1 pepper yields ~1 cup or 150 g)
  • 1 (4-oz.) can diced inexperienced chiles (sizzling or medium), drained (or sub 1/4 cup recent roasted hatch chiles, finely chopped)
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder mix (or store-bought)
  • 6 (6-inch) corn tortillas, lower in half to make 12 half-moons
  • 2 batches Creamy Cashew Jalapeño Sauce (or the same store-bought product, akin to Credo, thinned with water)
  • Begin by soaking the cashews for the Creamy Cashew Jalapeño Sauce (as recipe is written, ~1 ½ cups or 210 g cashews — alter as wanted if altering batch measurement) in boiling water, and put aside. Then, in the event you haven’t already shredded your tofu, accomplish that utilizing the biggest facet of a box grater. Put aside. Lastly, preheat the oven to 375 levels F (196 C).
  • Warmth the oil in a big rimmed skillet over medium-high warmth. As soon as sizzling, add the onion, bell pepper, and inexperienced chiles and prepare dinner for 3-5 minutes, till translucent, aromatic, and starting to melt. Add the shredded tofu together with the salt and chili powder and toss till evenly mixed. Style and alter, including extra chili powder for smokiness, inexperienced chiles for spice, or extra salt to style. Take away from warmth and put aside.

  • Put together the Creamy Cashew Jalapeño Sauce subsequent. Then it’s meeting time!
  • Frivolously oil an 8×8-inch glass or ceramic baking dish, then add 1/4 cup (60 ml) of the sauce to the underside of the dish and unfold evenly. Place 4 corn tortilla halves on high of the sauce, then put half of the filling combination on high of the tortillas and unfold evenly. High the filling with 3/4 cup (180 ml) sauce and 4 extra tortilla halves, then repeat: the remainder of the filling, 3/4 cup (180 ml) sauce, and the remaining 4 tortilla halves. Pour the remaining sauce excessive, then cowl with foil.

  • Bake for 20 minutes, till the casserole is warmed via and the sauce has thickened. Let cool for 5-10 minutes, then serve! It is scrumptious topped with cilantro, sizzling sauce, and pickled onions (all non-compulsory). Leftovers preserve in a sealed container within the fridge for as much as 2-3 days or within the freezer for as much as 1 month.

*Diet info is a tough estimate calculated with out non-compulsory components.

Serving: 1 serving Energy: 411 Carbohydrates: 29.3 g Protein: 20.8 g Fats: 25.7 g Saturated Fats: 4.5 g Polyunsaturated Fats: 3.7 g Monounsaturated Fats: 11.2 g Trans Fats: 0 g Ldl cholesterol: 0 mg Sodium: 649 mg Potassium: 562 mg Fiber: 6 g Sugar: 5.4 g Vitamin A: 207 IU Vitamin C: 42 mg Calcium: 126 mg Iron: 5.5 mg