Family-Friendly Plant Based Tortilla Casserole

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delicious & nutritious: family-friendly plant-based tortilla casserole

looking for a hearty, crowd-pleasing dish that’s both nutritious and satisfying?

look no further than our Family-Friendly Plant Based Tortilla Casserole!

this mouthwatering recipe is packed with flavor, texture, and wholesome ingredients that will have everyone coming back for seconds.

taste & texture:

imagine layers of soft tortillas soaked in a creamy, flavorful sauce, combined with tender sweet potatoes, savory black beans, and aromatic spices.

each bite offers a balance of creaminess, sweetness, and savory goodness, complemented by the ooey-gooey melted vegan cheese on top. it’s comfort food at its finest!

how to make it:

making this plant-based tortilla casserole is a breeze! simply sauté onions, garlic, black beans, and sweet potatoes with taco seasoning until tender.

then, blend tofu with vegan cream cheese, almond milk, and spices to create a creamy sauce.

layer tortillas with the sautéed mixture, marinara sauce, and cream sauce in a baking dish, top with vegan cheese, and bake until golden and bubbly. it’s that easy!

why it’s family-friendly:

this recipe is perfect for families because it’s quick to prepare, budget-friendly depending on brands used, and customizable to suit different tastes and dietary preferences.

kids will love the creamy texture and familiar flavors, while adults will appreciate the nutritious ingredients and satisfying meal it provides.

plus, it’s a great way to sneak in extra veggies without sacrificing taste!

substitution options:

feel free to get creative with this recipe!

you can swap the sweet potatoes for butternut squash or regular potatoes, use different beans like kidney beans or pinto beans, or add extra veggies like bell peppers or spinach.

for a gluten-free option, use gluten-free tortillas, and for a nut-free version, use soy milk instead of almond milk in the cream sauce.

nutritional benefits:

this plant-based tortilla casserole is not only delicious but also incredibly nutritious.

it’s loaded with fiber, protein, vitamins, and minerals from the beans, sweet potatoes, tofu, and veggies.

plus, it’s lower in saturated fat and cholesterol compared to traditional meat-based casseroles, making it a heart-healthy choice for the whole family.


leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.

simply reheat in the microwave or oven until warmed through before serving.

you can also freeze individual portions for longer storage and enjoy them whenever you need a quick and convenient meal.

whether you’re cooking for picky eaters, busy weeknights, or weekend gatherings, our family-friendly plant-based tortilla casserole is sure to be a hit.

it’s wholesome, flavorful, and oh-so-satisfying—a true crowd-pleaser that will have everyone asking for more!

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Family-Friendly Plant Based Tortilla Casserole

Recipe by MaryCourse: Snacks


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  • for the sautéed mixture:
    1/2 cup finely diced onions
    1 tbsp minced garlic
    1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
    3 cups small diced sweet potato
    1 tbsp taco seasoning
    1/4 cup avocado oil

    for the cream sauce:
    14 ounces extra firm tofu
    1/4 cup vegan cream cheese
    1/4 cup nutritional yeast
    1/2 tsp garlic powder
    1/2 cup unsweetened plain almond milk
    1/2 tsp onion powder
    1/2 tsp sea salt

    12 tortillas (e.g., siete brand)
    2 cups marinara sauce
    vegan cheese for topping (e.g., miyoko’s liquid vegan mozzarella)


  • preheat your oven to 375°f (190°c).

  • in a large skillet, heat 1/4 cup of avocado oil over medium heat. add the finely diced onions and minced garlic. sauté until onions are translucent, about 3-4 minutes.

  • add the rinsed and drained black beans, diced sweet potato, and taco seasoning to the skillet. sauté for another 6-8 minutes or until the sweet potatoes are tender. set aside.
  • in a blender, combine the extra firm tofu, vegan cream cheese, nutritional yeast, garlic powder, unsweetened plain almond milk, onion powder, and sea salt. blend until smooth to make the cream sauce.

  • add the cream sauce to the sautéed mixture and stir until well combined.

  • in a 9 inch baking dish, start layering. begin with 4 tortillas at the bottom of the dish.

  • spread half of the sautéed mixture evenly over the tortillas.

  • pour 1 cup of marinara sauce over the mixture. add another layer of 4 tortillas on top of the sauce.

  • spread the remaining half of the sautéed mixture evenly over the tortillas. pour another 1 cup of marinara sauce over the sautéed mixture.

  • place the remaining 4 tortillas on top of the sauce. sprinkle vegan cheese evenly over the top layer of tortillas or drizzle if using miyoko’s liquid vegan mozzarella.

  • bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes or until the casserole is heated through and the cheese is melted and bubbly.

  • remove from the oven and let it cool slightly before serving.

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