Who doesn't love hash browns?! I tried out this vegetarian hash brown casserole recipe last year for the holidays and loved it! I thought it was a great idea for weekend breakfasts with the family visiting. This cheesy hash brown casserole is made without eggs so perfect for lacto vegetarians!
I like to cut the vegetables and add the seasoning to them ahead of time so all I have to do is mix in the dairy, and put it in the oven first thing in the morning!
- Frozen hash brown bag. This makes the recipe so easy and convenient. You are welcome to use freshly shredded potatoes as well.
- Vegetables. I used onion, bell peppers, and spinach. The vegetables are so versatile and you can use what's left in your fridge! I've previously added zucchini, mushrooms, broccoli, and sweet potatoes before!
- Nutritional Yeast. Nutritional yeast is a complete protein (has all 9 essential amino acids) and a great source of B vitamins, especially B12. A great addition to your food for vegans and vegetarians!
- Dairy. I added greek yogurt and milk as the base of this recipe. Also included sharp cheddar cheese in the mixture as well as on top! I love using Tillamook sharp cheddar cheese for a cheese that is a great vegetarian rennet option.
- Other flavors! Garlic (you can rarely go wrong with more garlic!), salt, and black pepper.
📖 Step by Step Instructions
- Mix the dry ingredients together in a large bowl, saving some cheese for topping at the end.
- Mix the wet ingredients in a separate bowl until no clumps remain. Then add it to the dry ingredient mixture.
- Bake for about 30-45 minutes until the cheese is lightly golden and bubbly.
- Serve warm!
I hope you get to make this vegetarian hash brown casserole for your next Thanksgiving or Christmas side, or for your next weekend breakfast!
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Vegetarian Hashbrown Casserole
- 30 oz bag shredded frozen hash brown
- 1 cup medium onion, diced
- 1 cup bell pepper, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 cup packed spinach, chopped
- 1 teaspoon salt + more to taste
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast,
- 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
- ¾ cup greek yogurt,
- ¾ cup milk
- Pre-heat the oven to 350°F.
- In a large bowl, add the frozen hash brown and break apart any chunks. Add the onions, garlic, bell peppers, spinach, salt, black pepper, nutritional yeast, 1 cup of cheese and mix together.
- In another small bowl, whisk together yogurt and milk until no clumps remain. Pour over hash brown and vegetable mixture and combine well.
- Grease a 9 x 13 casserole dish or baking tray. Evenly spread the mixture into the pan. Sprinkle the remaining cheese to top the hash brown casserole.
- Place in the oven and cook for 35-40 minutes or until cheese is golden and bubbly.
- Remove the casserole from the oven and let it cool for 5-10 minutes. Serve warm!
- You may prep the full casserole in advance. Don't bake it, cover, and refrigerate for up to 3 days. If it seems dry before you bake it, mix an extra ¼ cup milk and ¼ cup yogurt and add it over the casserole, then bake.