Vegan Pasta and Kale Casserole

This delicious creamy casserole is made using very simple ingredients. Be sure to double check the ingredients list of your breading of choice to make sure it doesn't contain eggs.

  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 55 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients

Servings: 4 persons
  • 4 tbsp
    olive oil
  • 3 tbsp
    flour
  • cups
    unsweetened plant milk of choice
  • ½ cup
    white wine
  • 1 tsp
    salt
  • ½ tsp
    cayenne pepper
  • 2 cups
    penne pasta whole wheat
  • 1 can(s)
    artichoke hearts drained and quartered
  • 1
    large carrot diced
  • cup
    kale finely chopped
  • 1 can(s)
    white beans (14oz) drained
  • 2 tbsp
    capers
  • cup
    breading
  • balsamic vinegar

Instructions

The Sauce

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 200°C (392°F)
  2. Heat up 2 tbsp of the oil in a saucepan and whisk the flour with it. As soon as you see bubbles, lower the temperature. Stir the flour for 3 minutes to allow the flour to bake. Turn off the stove and pour the plant milk in while whisking the mixture. Once you've mixed in the plant milk, add the wine, salt and pepper. Slowly heat the mixture back up to let the sauce thicken.

The final product

  1. Bring water to boil in a large pan. Boil the pasta for 5 minutes then add the artichoke hearts, carrot and kale for another 3-4 minutes. Drain the pan and pour the pasta and veggies into an oven tray. Mix in the white beans and capers and then pour the sauce over the final product. Carefully spread the sauce around the casserole. Mix the breading with the other 2 tbsp of olive oil and sprinkle it over the casserole. Bake the casserole for about 25 minutes.

  2. Split the casserole across 4 plates and sprinkle a little bit of balsamic vinegar on top to add a tangy punch.

Courses: brunch, lunch, Main Course
Cuisines: Italian
Difficulty: level 2 (average)
Cooking time: > 1 hour
Season: autumn, winter
Number ingredients: 15-20 ingredients
Taste: creamy, savory
Preparation method: cooking, oven
Type of dish: casserole
Campaigns: VeggieChallenge

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