Sometimes You Want Something Comforting And So You Forget Al

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sometimes you want something comforting and so you forget al display image 9a68740f

Sometimes you want something comforting and so you forget all the “rules” and make something damn hearty. Plus, the beauty of casseroles is you virtually cannot make a mistake.

CHICKPEA CASSEROLE
INGREDIENTS:
1 1/2 cups rotini chickpea noodles, (@eatbanza)
1 tsp vegan butter, (@miyokoscreamery)
1/2 white onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup broccoli
1 1/2 tbsp all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cup water
1/2 tsp pink salt, or as desired
2 tbsp nutritional yeast
1 tsp avocado oil
1/2 tsp pepper, or as desired
1/2 tsp red pepper, or as desired
1 cup vegan shredded cheese (@daiyafoods)
1 cup chickpeas, mashed
1/2 cup Panko bread crumbs

DIRECTIONS:
1. Preheat oven to 400° F, and prepare your casserole dish. Cook noodles according to instructions. Drain, and add pasta back to the pan.
2. Drain and rinse your chickpeas. Using a fork, mash chickpeas, but leave some whole. Season with salt & pepper.
3. Meanwhile, melt vegan butter in a medium sized sauce pan, and add in onion and broccoli. Sauté until desired consistency. Add in minced garlic and flour, and cook for 3 mins, stirring occasionally.
4. Add in water, and mix thoroughly with a whisk. Bring to a simmer.
5. Once it’s slightly thickened up, add in your vegan cheese. Still using your whisk, mix until the cheese has melted and becomes a nice thick cheese sauce. Once your cheese sauce is made, add in your chickpeas, and mix to combine.
6. Add the pasta into the sauce, and mix to combine making sure all the pasta is coated in your sauce. Add to your casserole dish.
7. In a small bowl, combine the panko, nutritional yeast and olive oil, and sprinkle all over the top of the casserole.Cook in the oven for 20-25 minutes or until the crumbs have slightly browned. Serve immediately. Enjoy!

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