What Are Some Vegetarian Casserole Ideas?

What Are Some Vegetarian Casserole Ideas?

Potato gratin, cheese enchilada casserole and spring onion pie are some vegetarian casserole ideas. Each of these casseroles incorporates cheese as a base ingredient and protein source.

To make Cooking Light's recipe for potato gratin, first preheat an oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Rub an 11-by-7-inch baking dish with a clove of garlic, then coat the dish with butter. Pour 2 1/2 cups of whole milk into a skillet, then add 2 tablespoons of minced shallots, 1/4 teaspoon of kosher salt, 1/4 teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper, a dash of nutmeg and 2 pounds of peeled and sliced Yukon gold potatoes.

Bring the mixture to a simmer, and cook until the potatoes are almost tender. Spoon the potato mixture into the prepared baking sheet, and top with 1/2 cup shredded Gruyere cheese and 1/4 cup of grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese. Bake the casserole for 35 minutes, then broil for about 3 minutes or until the top of the dish is golden. Let the dish stand for 10 minutes before serving.

Southern Living's spring onion pie also uses Gruyere cheese; however, this recipe also incorporates flour, lending the casserole a more pastry-like texture. This recipe is baked in a cast-iron skillet rather than a baking dish.