Our 12 Best Vegetarian Casseroles

a top-down view of a two-crust pie with a slice cut out
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These highly rated, meat-free classics make hearty main dishes that are sure to please. Vegetarian casseroles are highly versatile-ranging from penne pasta bakes to moussaka and enchiladas.

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Portobello Penne Pasta Casserole

Portobello Penne Pasta Casserole closeup
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Portabello mushrooms, chopped spinach, mozzarella, and penne pasta combine to make a delicious casserole dish. Courtney rates it 5 stars: "Loved it. I'm a BIG fan of portabello mushrooms, and this is a great recipe for it."

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Chili Rellenos Casserole

Chili Rellenos Casserole closeup

"This Chili Rellenos Casserole is very easy to prepare and is loaded with flavor," says CLARISSA2. "Great for a busy week night, and good enough for company." We doubt you'll have leftovers when you make this decadent, cheesy casserole.

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Zucchini Herb Casserole

Zucchini Herb Casserole
Angela F.

Cubes of zucchini are sauteed with green onions and garlic, seasoned with basil, paprika, and oregano, and baked with cooked rice, tomatoes, and cheese until bubbly. "Delicious -- the best zucchini casserole recipe I've ever tasted," raves Valerie.

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Carol's Baked Ziti Casserole

Enjoy layer after delicious layer of ziti pasta combined with a creamy ricotta mixture, spaghetti sauce, and shredded cheese. "Packed with cheese, sauce, and pasta, this baked casserole is as comforting as it is filling," says Carol.

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Healthy Broccoli Cheese Bake

Healthy Broccoli Cheese Bake on a green background
Allrecipes Magazine

Here's a healthier take on broccoli casserole. It combines broccoli florets with sauteed onion, bell pepper, and mushrooms, and a topping of whole-grain bread crumbs and a Romano cheese mixture. Nat rates it five stars: "Excellent! Used fresh broccoli with great results!"

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Hariton's 'Famous' Vegetarian Casserole

veggie casserole in latticed white bowl

Chunks of eggplant, potato, green bell pepper, onion, summer squash, and tomato combine with green beans, mushrooms, and herbs for a healthy and enticing flavor.

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zucchini wrapped in tortillas topped with salsa and cheese

Fresh garden vegetables and Monterey Jack cheese are wrapped in tortillas and baked until bubbly. An easy, indulgent recipe that has a delicious Tex Mex-inspired flavor.

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Spinach Lasagna III

spinach lasagna casserole

Lasagna noodles, mushrooms, spinach, and pasta sauce combine with ricotta cheese, Romano cheese, oregano, basil, mozzarella cheese, and Parmesan cheese. "The best meatless lasagna I've ever tasted," raves COOKNCOOK1.

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Black Bean and Rice Enchiladas

Black Bean and Rice Enchiladas
Photo by Maria Steinmetz Raddatz. Maria Steinmetz Raddatz

Black beans and brown rice combine with bell peppers, picante sauce, and salsa in these vegetarian enchiladas. "This recipe is amazing," says VGreen. "We recently went meatless, and this is one of our favorite dishes! You don't miss the meat, it's filling, and low cal."

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Vegetarian Moussaka

Seasoned lentils take the place of meat in this Greek-inspired comfort food classic. "Very tasty, an excellent blend of flavors," says mistril. "Grilling the vegetables instead of frying was a great idea, tasted great and a time saver."

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Veggie Pot Pie

a top-down view of a two-crust pie with a slice cut out

This meatless pot pie features carrots, potatoes, cauliflower, green beans, and mushrooms in a savory sauce. This classic dish retains its great, comforting flavor even without meat and the crust is simply mouthwatering.

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Creamy Pasta Bake with Cherry Tomatoes and Basil

Creamy Pasta Bake with Cherry Tomatoes and Basil
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Here's a delicious creamy baked pasta dish featuring penne pasta, cherry tomatoes, basil, and cheese. "One of my favorite midweek pasta bakes," says Julian. "There is not much prep and my whole family loves it.

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