Vegan pasta bake dishes like this recipe for vegetarian casserole will knock your socks off. My favorite type of recipes to make are plant based diet dinners like this vegan roasted red pepper macaroni pasta. The sauce is made of marinated roasted red peppers, soaked cashews, and delicious spices and seasoning.
This recipe for vegetarian casserole uses macaroni noodles but you can use any kind of pasta you like. For example penne, ravioli, rigatoni, and more. Additionally I use whole wheat macaroni noodles. Some of my favorite brands include: Great Value Whole Wheat Elbows, Signature SELECT Pasta Whole Wheat Elbow Macaroni, DeLallo 100% Organic Elbows, and Barilla Whole Grain Pasta, Elbows!
When I make pasta bake dishes like this one I also use: 16 oz jar of roasted red pepper strips in liquid, 1 cup cooked corn kernels (from a jar or frozen bag), and 1 cup cashews. You will also need 3 tbsp hummus, 1/2 tbsp vegetable bullion, 2 tbsp nutritional yeast (fortified), and 1 plus 1/2 cup water.
Hummus is great for plant based diet dinners like this recipe for vegetarian casserole. What is hummus? Hummus originated from the Middle East and it’s simply a paste made from chickpeas, sesame seeds, olive oil, lemon, and garlic. It combines with the other ingredients so perfectly to make a delicious cashew cream sauce with roasted red peppers.
How do you make pasta bake dishes like this vegan casserole? First dump the entire jar of roasted red peppers in a medium mixing bowl with the dry cashews. Add 1/2 cup of water, mix it, then cover it with plastic wrap so it can soak for 4 hours. Drain the liquid from the bowl but keep it. Blend the cashews/ red peppers in the food processor with the seasoning until smooth. Slowly add in the drained liquid and blend again until smooth.
Plant based diet dinners like this recipe for vegetarian casserole are so easy to make. Combine the blended cashew mixture in your casserole dish with the dry noodles and mix. Add another cup of water and mix thoroughly. Make a layer of nutritional yeast on tips at bake at 350 degrees F for 25 minutes.
Vegan pasta bake dishes like this recipe for vegetarian casserole will knock your socks off.
Combine the cashews, red pepper strips (plus liquid in the jar), and 1/4 cup water in a medium mixing bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Allow it to soak for 3-4 hours.
Drain the cashew mixture from the liquid (keep the liquid) and blend it in your food processor until it starts to become smooth
Add the hummus, vegetable bullion, and nutritional yeast in the food processor and blend until smooth
Then slowly add in the drained liquid and blend until smooth
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F
Combine the macaroni noodles, corn, and blended sauce mixture in a standard baking dish and mix it together until liquid and dry noodles are thoroughly combined
Add in the remaining 1 cup of water and stir again thoroughly
Sprinkle the top with some more nutritional yeast if desired
Bake for 25 minutes then allow it to rest for 10 minutes