Creamy Broccoli Casserole (Thanksgiving Special)

4 from 1 vote

Creamy Cheesy casseroles are just perfect for feeding a crowd. Even when the guests happen to vegan.
This creamy broccoli casserole topped with a nice crusty layer of bread crumbs is the answer to your Thanksgiving meal woes.
It does not call for too many ingredients plus any leftover sauce/veggies can go into a hearty pasta dish for your next meal.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Served AsDinner, Lunch
Recipe Taste Salty, Savoury
Servings 4


For the sauce

  • 1 cup chickpeas canned/boiled
  • 1 onion small, red
  • 2 to 3 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 teaspoon mustard sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon lime juice

Other ingredients

  • 1 broccoli cut into small florets
  • 1 sweet potato sliced
  • 1 cup bread crumbs toasted
  • 2-3 tbsp onions fried
  • herbs dried, rosemary, thyme, Italian basil, oregano
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup zucchini sliced
  • 1 cup pasta cooked, optional


  • Heat 2 tsp oil in a wok. Add the chopped onions and garlic. Fry till onions start to caramelize.
  • Remove from the wok and transfer to a blender along with chickpeas, paprika, half of the broth, mustard sauce and lime juice. Blend into a smooth paste. Add more broth and blend till you get the consistency of a thin sauce .
  • Spread the sliced sweet potato, zucchini and broccoli florets on a baking sheet and put in a preheated oven ( 175 C ) for 10 mins.
  • Take a baking dish. Spread a thin layer of the baked vegetables . Add a few pieces of pasta. Sprinkle some fried onions. Pour the cheesy vegan sauce over it. Repeat the above step. Pour a little extra sauce for the top layer.
  • Mix the bread crumbs with some olive oil, salt and dried herbs. Spread over the casserole. Cover the dish with an aluminium foil .
  • Put in the pre-heated oven. Bake for 50 mins.
  • Remove the foil. Bake for another 10 mins till you get a nice brown crust.
  • Remove from oven and let it sit for 15 mins before serving.
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  • One can use the regular potatoes in place of sweet potatoes.
  • If you want to avoid the starch, go for other vegetables like zucchini, green peas, spinach, etc.
  • Potatoes tend to absorb quite a bit of liquid. Hence the sauce should be thin else the casserole will turn chalky.
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Recipe Nutrition

Calories: 357 kcal | Carbohydrates: 68 g | Protein: 15 g | Fat: 4 g | Saturated Fat: 1 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1 g | Sodium: 883 mg | Potassium: 976 mg | Fiber: 11 g | Sugar: 11 g | Vitamin A: 9166 IU | Vitamin C: 144 mg | Calcium: 177 mg | Iron: 4 mg

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