A Caveat and Affiliates
First off, a little caveat: within my articles you will find affiliate links, meaning if you buy them, I get a small commission. Your cost is not affected. In addition, I am an Amazon Associate and I earn from qualifying purchases on Amazon.
And yes, if I say that I recommend a product here, it means I truly believe it is a good product. I refuse to recommend any product that I have not researched and believe to be a good value. Even better, I provide you with a very clear picture of the product, it’s use, and the probable value. Earning your trust is important to me. I run this website myself and the commissions and donations help support the site. Sound reasonable and fair enough? Let’s continue to the article.
Looking for a hearty and healthy vegan dish to make this fall? Look no further than this harvest vegetable casserole with mushroom gravy! It is packed with nutritious veggies, so this casserole is perfect for any occasion. Plus, it’s easy to customize to your liking – so go ahead and add in your favorite veggies. Give this recipe a try today!
A healthier harvest casserole will keep you warm!
The weather is cooling down and that can only mean one thing: it’s time to break out the casserole dish! This harvest vegetable casserole is the perfect comfort food to keep you warm all season long. Plus, it’s healthy! Here are five reasons why this casserole is good for you:
1. Loaded with vegetables. This casserole contains a mix of nutritious vegetables, including carrots, potatoes, peas, and corn. All of these vegetables are excellent sources of vitamins, minerals, and fiber.
2. Dairy-free and vegan. This casserole is dairy-free and vegan, so it’s perfect for those with lactose intolerance or who follow a vegan diet.
3. High in protein. This casserole gets a boost of protein from the addition of kidney beans. Kidney beans are a good source of plant-based protein, which is essential for vegans and vegetarians.
4. Low in calories. This casserole is surprisingly low in calories, making it a great option if you’re watching your weight or trying to eat healthier.
5. Easy to make. This casserole is very easy to make and can be easily adapted to your liking. Feel free to add or substitute any vegetables you like. Or, if you’re not vegetarian or vegan, you can add meat such as chicken or beef.
Whether you’re vegan, vegetarian, or just looking for delicious and healthy comfort food, this harvest vegetable casserole is sure to hit the spot! Packed with nutrient-rich vegetables and high in protein, this casserole is a great choice for a healthy meal that will keep you satisfied all season long. So go ahead and give it a try!
So, go ahead and harvest the ingredients!
This vegan harvest vegetable casserole is the perfect way to celebrate the fall harvest! It’s packed with nutrient-rich vegetables and it’s full of flavor thanks to a healthy dose of herbs and spices. This casserole is also vegan and plant-based, so it’s perfect for those who are looking for a hearty but healthful dish.
The present veggies in the casserole are cauliflower florets, acorn squash, mushrooms, and carrots. In addition to the ingredients, to have the earthy flavor you will need leafy greens such as bay leaves, thyme, sage, and parsley. Also in this recipe, you will need wet ingredients like vegetable broth, tamari, soy sauce, lemon juice, and tomato paste.
To complete the ingredients you also need all-purpose flour, lentils, onions, garlic, cinnamon stick, pine nuts, and dried cranberries.
The mentioned ingredients above are easy to find and some of the ingredients are already in your pantry. I suggest don’t omit the ingredients as they are perfect for the fall season. Or just substitute the ingredients according to your liking.
So, once you already have the required ingredients go ahead to your kitchen and start making this healthy harvest vegetable with mushroom gravy. Uhmmm so yummy!
Make a healthy casserole at your home!
This healthy harvest vegetable casserole is easy to make at your home. I swear this vegan casserole will surely you want to make it again and again. So, turn on your oven and prepare the baking dish as we gonna started making this.
1. Preheat the oven to 500F. Lightly grease the baking dish and spread the lentils.
2. In a saucepan over medium-high heat, add the vegetable broth, followed by the cauliflower, squash, and carrots. Cook for 15 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender.
3. In a prepared baking dish with lentils, layer the boiled vegetables, onion, and half of the mushrooms. Bake for 35 minutes or until golden brown.
4. Meanwhile, make the gravy by cooking the remaining mushrooms, onion, garlic, cinnamon stick, bay leaves, and remaining vegetable broth in a saucepan over medium-high heat for 15 minutes.
5. In a food processor, transfer the mushroom mixture and remove the cinnamon stick and bay leaves. Then add the flour, tamari, tomato paste, and lemon juice. Blend them until smooth; bring them back to a saucepan.
6. In a preheated saucepan, add the mushroom mixture, then add the parsley. Allow them to cook for 25 minutes on medium-low heat with a cover.
7. Once baked, pour the mushroom gravy over the baked casserole, garnished with parsley, cranberries, and pine nuts. Serve and have fun!
There you have it! That’s harvest vegetable casserole with mushroom gravy is simple to make. You will have a healthy casserole at your home. Share them with your family I’m sure they will love this too and they will ask for more from you!
Well, if you are getting addicted to vegan casserole after trying this healthy casserole, you should also try Creamy Potato Broccoli Casserole, Creamy Butternut Squash Casserole, and Teriyaki Tofu-Tempeh Casserole. In addition to this, they are perfect for the fall season and on Thanksgiving day. so go ahead and try them and share your experience with us.
You should know this too: Tips and Suggestions
This casserole is a great way to use up all those harvested vegetables. It’s packed with flavor and has a delicious mushroom gravy. Serve it with some crusty bread and you’ve got a meal that will satisfy even the most skeptical carnivore. Here are some serving suggestions, storing tips, and recipe tips to help you get the most out of this dish.
Serving Suggestions: This casserole is best served hot out of the oven. However, it can also be served at room temperature or cold. If you’re serving it cold, I suggest garnishing it with some chopped fresh parsley or chives.
Storing Tips: Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. Reheat in a 350F oven until warmed through. The gravy may thicken as it sits, so you may need to add a little water or vegetable broth when reheating.
- If you want a little more color in your casserole, feel free to use any combination of vegetables that you like. Just make sure they are all chopped into uniform pieces so that they cook evenly.
- The same goes for the mushrooms; use any type that you like or have on hand. I used Cremini mushrooms, but white button mushrooms would also work well.
By following these recipe tips and storing suggestions, you’ll be able to enjoy this dish all season long! Not convinced yet? Trust me, this healthy casserole will not disappoint you! So, make your thanksgiving day memorable with a healthy and cozy casserole!
A casserole filled with nutrients!
Harvest Vegetable Casserole with Mushroom Gravy
- 4 cups lentils cooked
- 5 cups vegetable broth divided
- 2 medium squash unpeeled, cut into dice
- 2 medium cauliflower florets cut into 3-inch florets
- 4 small carrots peeled and cut into dice
- 1 medium pearl onion peeled
- 1/2 cups cremini mushrooms cut into halves; divided
- 1 medium onion cut into diced
- 1/2 cups cremini mushroom
- 5 bay leaves dried
- 20 cloves garlic minced
- 1 stick cinnamon
- 4 tbsp all-purpose flour or use gluten-free flour
- 4 tbsp tomato paste
- 3 oz. tamari or soy sauce
- 5 tbsp lemon juice
- 1/2 cup parsley divided, finely chopped
- 21/2 tbsp thyme finely chopped
- 2½ tbsp sage leaves finely chopped
- 3 tbsp pine nuts
- 3 tbsp cranberries dried, chopped
Prepare the veggies and bake:
- Preheat the oven to 500°F. Lightly grease the baking dish and spread the lentils.
- In a saucepan over medium-high heat, add the vegetable broth, followed by the cauliflower, squash, and carrots. Cook for 15 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender.
- In a prepared baking dish with lentils, layer the boiled vegetables, onion, and half of the mushrooms. Bake for 35 minutes or until golden brown.
Make the mushroom gravy:
- In a saucepan over medium-high heat, cook remaining mushrooms, onion, garlic, cinnamon stick, bay leaves, and remaining vegetable broth for 15 minutes.
- In a food processor, transfer the mushroom mixture and remove the cinnamon stick and bay leaves.
- Add the flour, tamari, tomato paste, and lemon juice. Blend them until smooth; bring them back to a saucepan.
- In a preheated saucepan, add the mushroom mixture, then add the parsley. Allow them to cook for 25 minutes on medium-low heat with a cover.
Serve and have fun!
- Once baked, pour the mushroom gravy over the baked casserole, garnished with parsley, cranberries, and pine nuts. Serve and have fun!
For More Holiday Vegan Recipes
I’ve provided a list of vegan dishes that are all made completely of ingredients from plants. Additionally, they make a wonderful addition to any vegan dish. These are tasty even for meat eaters, and for more vegan recipes subscribe to our newsletter.
To Wrap It All Up
Now that you know how to make a healthier harvest vegetable casserole with mushroom gravy go ahead and try it at home! This dish is not only delicious but also packed with nutrients that will keep you warm all season long. For more tips and suggestions on how to make the perfect casserole, be sure to check out our website.
Connect With Us
If you tried this harvest vegetable casserole with mushroom gravy take a 📸 and tag us on our social media: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram, and subscribed to our YouTube Channel. I’d be delighted to see it!
To make sure you don’t miss any recipes, remember to subscribe to our email newsletter which will be delivered to your inbox every week. 📩 In addition to this, if you are looking for vegan baking recipes visit Best Baking Tips they also published a lot of healthy baking recipes.