15 Vegetarian Casseroles That Are The Definition Of Comfort Food

Whether you're looking to eat less meat, or just want to save a few bucks on your next grocery bill.

1. Eggplant Parmesan Bake
This comforting eggplant bake has a creamy "cheese" sauce made with cashews, so not only is it vegetarian, it's also vegan.

3 medium eggplants (about 3 1/2 pounds), sliced 1/4-inch thick
Sea salt
1 Tablespoon olive oil, plus extra for brushing
For the marinara sauce:
1/2 onion, chopped
2 small zucchini and or summer squash, chopped
2 roasted red bell peppers, chopped
1 (28 ounce) jar tomato sauce (such as Bertolli Tomato & Basi)l
1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh oregano leaves, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh basil leaves, chopped
2 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 Tablespoon granulated sugar
1 cup cooked quinoa
coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
2 Tablespoons bread crumbs, for sprinkling
For the Mozzarella sauce:
3/4 cups raw cashews*
1/2 cup water
1 tablespoons lemon juices
3/4 teaspoons sea salt
1 garlic clove
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1 Tablespoon cornstarch
2 Tablespoon chopped fresh basil

1.Preheat the oven to broil, set to high. Lightly grease 2 large baking sheets.
2. Generously salt the eggplant and place in a colander. Let sit and sweat for about 30 minutes.
3. Meanwhile, prepare the tomato sauce by heating oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook until soft and lightly browned. Add garlic and zucchini and let cook for 1 minute. Add roasted red bell peppers, tomato sauce, thyme, oregano, basil, balsamic vinegar, and granulated sugar. Cook and stir for a few more minutes.
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