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Baked Black Beans in Vegan Cheese Sauce

Baked Black Beans in Vegan Cheese Sauce is a delectable family friendly casserole dinner. It is high in protein and serves as a comfort food. This 30 minutes vegan and gluten free entree pairs well with dinner rolls or crispy toast.
Course Main Course
Cuisine glutenfree, vegan
Keyword black beans casserole, vegan casserole, vegan cheese sauce
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 365kcal
Author Gunjan


For the vegan cheese sauce

  • 2 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp crushed black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast

For black beans

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup sliced red onions
  • 1 cup sliced Portobello mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup sliced red bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup sliced green bell pepper
  • 1/2 tsp dried garlic/garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 15oz can black beans (drained and rinsed)
  • salt as per taste

For baking

  • 1/2 cup vegan mozzarella cheese (shredded)


  • In a sauce pan combine almond milk and ½ cup almond flour. Cook until few boils stirring continuously.
  • Mix in salt, black pepper and dried basil and keep stirring for a minute.
  • Fold in rest of the ½ cup almond flour and stir until no lumps on a medium flame.
  • Lastly, add nutritional yeast and stir in a low flame until no lumps. Turn off the flame and let it rest. Once the sauce cools down it will thicken.
  • In the meanwhile, heat oil in a nonstick frying pan. Add sliced onions and Saute.
  • Just when the onions start browning add all the vegetables including mushrooms. Saute until well-cooked but not brown.
  • Add all the seasonings and saute again. Lastly, fold in black beans and cook for a minute.
  • Preheat oven at 350 degree Fahrenheit. In a baking dish layer with half of the sauce and spread nicely. Then, add a layer of the sautéed vegetables. Pour rest of the sauce on the vegetables and spread with a spatula nicely covering the vegetables. Lastly, top it with mozzarella cheese and place the dish in the middle rack of the oven. Bake for 10-15 minutes and serve warm with your choice of toasted bread or dinner rolls


Calories: 365kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 295mg | Potassium: 75mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 50IU | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 1.5mg