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Vegan Enchilada Casserole

This vegan enchilada casserole is cheesy and hearty but made with 100% plant-based ingredients. An easy, satisfying and nourishing comfort meal that comes together in less than an hour.
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 4


Enchilada Sauce

  • 15 oz tomato sauce
  • 1/4 onion
  • 1 jalapeno, seeds removed
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • pinch of black pepper

Enchilada Casserole

  • 15 oz can of black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1 zucchini, diced
  • 1 cup mushrooms, diced
  • 1 cup vegan cheese
  • 10-12 corn tortillas
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast optional but recommended


  • Preheat oven to 375°F and set aside a casserole dish (I used a square 8x8" dish).
  • To make the enchilada sauce, throw everything in a blender and blend on high until well combined. The sauce may be a little chunky but that's okay.
  • Cook the onions over medium heat until translucent, then add zucchini and mushrooms and continue to cook until zucchini is tender. Add nutritional yeast if using, then mix in black beans and take off heat.
  • Assemble the enchilada lasagna by first spreading a thin layer of sauce on the bottom of your casserole dish. Then add the tortillas, overlapping them or cutting them so they cover the bottom of the dish entirely. Spoon over the veggie/bean filling and sprinkle with cheese. Top with enchilada sauce and repeat.
  • You should be able to make two layers of filling. Top your final layer of filling/cheese with tortillas, spread with enchilada sauce, and sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake for 20 minutes. Cool briefly before slicing into them, but serve while still warm.