Lunch / Dinner

Vegan Spicy Quinoa Casserole

This is one of my favorite casseroles. It is super versatile. Keep the base of the quinoa, flax eggs, vegan cheese & hot sauce and use any desired veggies & spices you like. By simply switching up the veggies & spices you use, you can really make some different dishes!

I also like this casserole because it can be made ahead of time & baked later or baked & re-heated later. I made this dish for a family meal & still had some leftovers to use as food prep.

I also made a Roasted Corn Salad to serve as a side.

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It is comprised of roasted corn, diced red onion, tomato, jalapeño, avocado, lime juice, ground pepper & a bit of Flavor God’s Taco Tuesday Seasoning.

Vegan Spicy Quinoa Casserole

  • Servings: 6-8
  • Difficulty: easy
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Credit: thekellydiet.blog

Ingredients

  • 3 flax eggs (3 T flax mixed with 6 T water)
  • 2 c dry quinoa
  • 1 c vegan cheese
  • 1/2 c hot sauce (can add more or less depending on your heat level)
  • Veggies of choice: I used 2 c broccoli florets & 1 chopped yellow bell pepper
  • Seasonings of choice: I used  1/2 tsp of pink himalayan salt & 1 tsp Flavor God Everything Spicy Seasoning.

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Mix flax egg ingredients in a small bowl & set aside.
  3. Cook quinoa as you normally would or according to instructions on package.
  4. Add all ingredients, including your flax eggs, to a large bowl & mix until combined.
  5. Pour into large casserole dish, sprayed with non-stick spray, & smooth.
  6. Bake for 35 minutes. Serve warm. Enjoy!

And this is what my dog was doing while I was cooking….

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Lunch / Dinner

Spaghetti Squash Pizza Casserole

Hi everyone! I hope you all had a fun, relaxing & veggie filled weekend. The featured image above is all the recipes that will be posted this week!

img_1988We had an apartment full of pups on Saturday. No complaints as my dog was pumped to have some friends over. If anyone wants to train a dog & give it to me so that my dog can have a sibling, please feel free 🙂

Alright, Spaghetti Squash Pizza Casserole… slightly confusing name but pretty on point. This recipe is 100% vegan, made entirely of veggies, delicious & filling.

I call it a casserole b/c the spaghetti squash base in not crispy like pizza but thick & soft like a casserole. This is then cooked, stacked with plant-based pizza options, & cooked again. The absolute best thing about this pizza is that you could eat the entire pan & only feel healthy about it 🙂

So let’s get to the recipe so you all can have a bowl full of pizza inspired veggies tonight.

Spaghetti Squash Pizza Casserole

  • Servings: 1-4
  • Difficulty: medium
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Ingredients

Spaghetti Squash base/crust:

  • 2 T ground flax
  • 6 T water
  • 1 spaghetti squash
  • 1 T Nutritional Yeast / Nooch

Plant-based Pizza Topping Ideas:

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  • Organic Pizza Sauce
  • Sliced zucchini
  • Thinly sliced beets
  • Peppers
  • Mushrooms
  • Spiralized Sweet Potato
  • Smokey maple bacon tempeh
  • More nutritional yeast
  • Crushed red pepper
  • Fresh basil

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Cut 1 spaghetti squash in half, de-seed & cook face down on the parchment paper for 45 minutes.
  4. Prepare flax eggs by mixing the ground flax & water in a small bowl. Set aside for 5 minutes to set.
  5. Once squash is cooked allow to cool slightly & then use a fork to scrape out the insides. (Can prepare spaghetti squash, cover & refrigerate up to a week before to save time). img_1904
  6. Add all base/crust ingredients to a bowl & mix with a fork until just combined.
  7. Pour half or all of the spaghetti squash (depending on how thick you want your base) into a 8×8 pan. Flatten with a fork.img_1905
  8. Bake for 10 minutes at 400 degree.
  9. Remove from oven & stack with desired toppings.
  10. Bake for another 25 minutes.
  11. Allow to cool slightly & devour. –No judgement if you grab the entire pan & a fork like I did :) -Enjoy!

*You can also make mini individual pizzas with the same cooking time & instructions.

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What plant-based toppings will you stack your pizza with?!

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