April 13, 2021

Eggs Benedict Casserole – Vegan Breakfast Casserole

This Vegan Egg Casserole is loaded with veggie goodness baked in one pan along with vegan “egg” made from blended tofu. Mushrooms add a touch of earthy flavor and satisfying savoriness to this vegan breakfast casserole. Serve with a quick vegan hollandaise.

vegan egg casserole on a small plate served with vegan hollandaise sauce

vegan egg casserole on a small plate served with vegan hollandaise sauce

Who doesn’t love a breakfast casserole? Savory casseroles and one-pan dishes like this Vegan Eggs Benedict Casserole are the queens of any brunch buffet or potluck. Quick, delicious and the clean-up is easy.

But wait? Is it even possible to make a vegan breakfast casserole? Let me tell you, with the help of some of the vegan “fun” foods like tofu, the answer is yes, you can!

overhead shot of two servings of vegan egg breakfast casserole with vegan hollandaise

overhead shot of two servings of vegan egg breakfast casserole with vegan hollandaise

This vegan egg casserole recipe features some typical breakfast ingredients like toast, onions, mushrooms, and vegan “eggs” made from a blended tofu mixture. To add an egg benedict spin on this, I served this up with a quick vegan hollandaise sauce but you can also use vegan cashew cheese sauce or a drizzle of hot sauce. Who could say no to all that?!? I guarantee that everyone at the table will be happy.

Serve up this Vegan Breakfast Casserole to a hungry crowd and freeze the leftovers (should there be any) for a quick savory breakfast! An easy breakfast everyone can enjoy!

overhead shot of a serving of vegan breakfast casserole served with vegan hollandaise

overhead shot of a serving of vegan breakfast casserole served with vegan hollandaise

What I love most about this recipe is how customizable it is! You can add vegan sausage, any veggies you like and even a drizzle of hot sauce, if that’s your jam.

two servings of vegan egg casserole drizzled with vegan hollandaise sauce

two servings of vegan egg casserole drizzled with vegan hollandaise sauce

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Vegan Eggs Benedict Casserole

This Vegan Egg Breakfast Casserole is loaded with veggie goodness baked in one pan along with an easy vegan “egg” sauce made from tofu. Mushrooms add a touch of earthy flavor and savoriness to this vegan breakfast casserole.

Prep Time15 mins

Cook Time38 mins

Total Time53 mins

Course: Breakfast, brunch

Cuisine: American

Keyword: vegan breakfast casserole, vegan egg casserole

Servings: 4

Calories: 119kcal

Author: Vegan Richa

Ingredients

  • 2 slices Sandwich bread toasted then cubed or thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 2 green onions chopped, white and green separated , green used for garnish
  • 1 cup (236.59 g) thinly sliced or chopped mushrooms
  • 1/4 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/8 tsp salt

For the egg mix

  • 7 oz (198.45 g) soft or firm tofu
  • 1 tsp flour
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp indian sulfur salt/Kala namak
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • 1/8 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp ground mustard
  • 1/2 cup (118.29 ml) water

More additions:

  • 1/2 cup (15 g) chopped spinach
  • 1/2 cup (74.5 g) chopped red bell peppers

For the vegan hollandaise

  • 1 tbsp vegan butter
  • 2 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp nutritional yeast
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp Kala namak (Indian sulphur salt) divided

Instructions

  • Toast the slices, and chop if you haven’t already, and set aside.

  • In 8×7 inch or similar size baking dish, add oil, and spread and add mushrooms, onions, thyme, and salt, and toss well. (Add in a few drops of liquid smoke or mix in some vegan bacon here if you wish ). then put it in the oven at 350 degrees F for 6-8 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, make your egg mix by blending all the ingredients from tofu up to water until smooth.

  • Remove the baking dish from the oven, then add in the bread, spinach, and peppers, and drizzle the egg sauce all over ,and lightly toss to coat. Even out with a spatula, and bake again for 25-30 minutes, or until the mixture is set in the middle.

  • Remove the dish from the oven, garnish with the reserved green onions, and serve after 5 minutes.

  • Make the hollandaise : mix all the ingredients and 1/4 tsp kala namak in a saucepan over medium heat. Whisk well to mix the flour. Cook until the mixture thickens evenly then take off heat. Add the remaining kala namak after 5 mins and mix in. Use sauce generously over the casserole

Notes

  • Glutenfree: use rice flour or cornstarch instead of flour to thicken. And use Glutenfree bread 
  • Take this into a Mexican direction by adding green chiles or pickled jaleños and drained sweetcorn. Season the egg mix with some cumin and oregano and serve with cilantro and drizzle with hot sauce.
  • Want the casserole cheesy? Add some vegan cheese shreds to it! 

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts

Vegan Eggs Benedict Casserole

Amount Per Serving

Calories 119 Calories from Fat 27

% Daily Value*

Fat 3g5%

Saturated Fat 1g6%

Sodium 434mg19%

Potassium 291mg8%

Carbohydrates 17g6%

Fiber 2g8%

Sugar 3g3%

Protein 6g12%

Vitamin A 998IU20%

Vitamin C 27mg33%

Calcium 61mg6%

Iron 2mg11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Ingredients for making Vegan Egg Casserole:

  • No breakfast bake without bread – use day-old slices of bread or toast! And yes, it NEEDS to be toasted! Sourdough bread adds a nice tanginess to the dish – so use what you have!
  • we use firm tofu instead of egg :firm tofu makes for a volume for the egg. Silken can be a bit more pasty
  • A bit of flour helps thicken the egg and baking powder gives it a bit of a rise like eggs would.
  • Turmeric lends a gorgeous golden hue to the breakfast bake – just like egg yolks would in a regular egg casserole.
  • Veggies: I like a mix of onions, mushrooms, spinach, and bell peppers here but you can add in peas, corn, chickpeas, swiss chard, kale, or whatever you want really.
  • I like to use a mix of salt and Indian Sulfur Salt (kala namak) for the egg sauce. The sulfur salt will give your eggless casserole an egg-like taste. Those who are not accustomed to black sulfur salt often describe the smell as similar to hard boiled eggs. If that sounds a bit scary to you, feel free to skip it.
  • I serve this with a vegan hollandaise made from flour, vegan butter, nutritional yeast and water. Turmeric gives it the signature color!

ingredients for making vegan egg casserole

ingredients for making vegan egg casserole

Tips & Substitutions:

  • Take this into a Mexican direction by adding green chiles or pickled jalapeños  and drained sweetcorn. Season the egg mix with some cumin and oregano and serve with cilantro and drizzle with hot sauce.
  • Any mushroom will do here – I like portobello or white  button. Shiitake would also work and chanterelle or porcini would actually be incredible!
  • Make sure your bread is vegan. At the bottom of the nutrition information, it will say if it contains eggs or dairy.
  • Want the casserole cheesy? Add some vegan cheese shreds to it!
  • Vegan sausage would be another great addition.

How to make Vegan Eggs Benedict Casserole:

chopped mushrooms and onions in a casserole dish

chopped mushrooms and onions in a casserole dish

Toast the bread slices, and chop them if you haven’t already, and set them aside. In an 8×7 inch baking dish, add oil, and spread and add mushrooms, onions, thyme, and salt, and toss well, then put it in the oven at 350 degrees F for 6-8 minutes.

Meanwhile, make your vegan egg mix by blending all the ingredients from tofu up to water until smooth.

baked mushrooms and onions in a casserole dish

baked mushrooms and onions in a casserole dish

Remove the baking dish from the oven, then add in the bread, spinach, and peppers, optional vegan cheese and drizzle the egg mix all over, and lightly toss to coat. veggies for vegan breakfast casserole in a casserole dish

veggies for vegan breakfast casserole in a casserole dish

bread being added to vegan breakfast casserole

bread being added to vegan breakfast casserole

vegan egg sauce being poured over breakfast casserole

vegan egg sauce being poured over breakfast casserole

vegan cheese shreds being sprinkled on top of vegan breakfast casserole

vegan cheese shreds being sprinkled on top of vegan breakfast casserole

Even out with a spatula, and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the mixture is set in the middle.

vegan breakfast casserole ready to be baked

vegan breakfast casserole ready to be baked

Remove the dish from the oven, garnish with the reserved green onions, and serve after 5 minutes with vegan hollandaise (recipe below)

freshly baked vegan breakfast casserole in a white ceramic baking dish

freshly baked vegan breakfast casserole in a white ceramic baking dish

Make the hollandaise : mix all the ingredients and 1/4 tsp kala namak in a saucepan over medium heat. Whisk well to mix the flour. Cook until the mixture thickens evenly then take off heat. Add the remaining kala namak after 5 mins and mix in. Use sauce generously over the casserole

Meal Prep:

This vegan breakfast casserole will keep in the fridge for up to 5 days, so it’s perfect for meal prep! You can also freeze some leftovers and thaw/reheat as needed, though the texture will be slightly different.

two servings of vegan breakfast casserole sprinkled with green onions

two servings of vegan breakfast casserole sprinkled with green onionsSource