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Because we love colours and we love vegetables, I put together this Vegetable Casserole with Brussel Sprouts and Beets recipe. It's a super heartwarming and comforting meal that has all the nourishment your body needs.
Growing up in Germany it was quite common to have vegetable casseroles for dinner. And, only now that I've been away for many years, I've realised that stuffing random ingredients into a casserole dish, topping it off with cheese and putting it in the oven is a very German thing to do.
I really like this idea of having a whole meal in one dish and have the oven do the work. Makes the process super simple, baked meals taste amazing, and I love how the aromas slowly invade the house. No wonder vegetable casseroles are so popular back home.
Since I go back home very sporadically, I get a bit homesick every once in a while but food comes to the rescue. Vegetable casseroles are my absolute comfort food, and since the recipe is not really that strict, it's easy to make almost anywhere you are.
This vegetable casserole is an absolute powerhouse of nutrients. We have so many delicious and colourful vegetables, pretty much every colour of the rainbow is present. We have carrots, chives, beets, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, and an amazing leek sauce. And, for a boost of plant-based protein, we are adding textured soy protein and chickpeas.
As a side note, let me say that I love brussles sprouts and I couldn't believe how many people dislike them! But, I do believe it has a lot to do with how they're cooked, like any other food. Maybe, try giving them another chance by changing the cooking method and you'll see what you've been missing on.
Ok, back to the casserole!
To top it off, vegan cheese! I have to confess I'm not the biggest fan and I try to avoid it whenever possible, especially if I'm sharing the recipe with you. Vegan cheese can be hard to find in some places and we are all about being practical here.
For this particular recipe, I think the vegan cheese is necessary. It will give the dish that extra touch that turns your regular vegetable casserole into a heartwarming meal.
The beauty of comfort food is that anything and everything can be your comfort food, you just have to claim it. Since I know vegan cheese is not always available, I have other options to keep my cravings at ease.
Another of my go-to meals when I need comforting food is this Loaded Sweet Potato with Kale and Chickpeas. It's filling, nutritious, and it makes my heart super happy. Made from ingredients that you can find pretty much anywhere you go and it's quite simple to put together. It's an absolute picker upper whenever I'm homesick and I can't find vegan cheese.
What is your version of my vegetable casserole? That one dish that makes you feel at home and lifts you up?
For the brussels sprouts
For the chickpeas
For the soy protein
For the leek sauce
For the vegan cheese
For the herbs
For the vegetables
|Amount Per Serving|
|Calories 341||From Fat 120|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 13g||20.58%|
|Saturated Fat 2g||7.98%|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrate 43g||14.33%|
|Dietry Fiber 13g||51.22%|
|Vitamin K2 (menaquinone-4) 0µg||0%|
|Vitamin A 10474.65IU||209.49%|
|Vitamin B-12 0µg||0%|
|Vitamin B-6 0.65mg||32.51%|
|Vitamin C 111.11mg||185.19%|
|Vitamin D 36.68IU||9.17%|
|Vitamin D3 0.87µg|
|Vitamin E 4.85mg||16.17%|
|Vitamin K1 (phylloquinone) 145.22µg||181.52%|
|Pantothenic acid 1.77mg||17.68%|
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Calories per gram:
Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4
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