This vegan Baked Hummus Casserole is creamy, flavorful, and packed with healthy and cancer-fighting ingredients. It comes together in just 25 minutes and can be used as an entrée, side dish, snack, or even a chunky dip.
It’s so delicious, you’ll be able to use it to get your family to eat more veggies without complaints or whining. If you enjoy veggies and hummus, this unique and delicious casserole is the perfect dish for you!
👩🏻🍳 Why You'll Love This Recipe
I'm always looking for interesting new recipes to make for weekday dinners, and this baked hummus casserole is just the thing to switch up your recipe repertoire!
With the flavors of healthy veggies and hummus and the cancer-fighting power of turmeric, this nutritious casserole will become a family favorite.
You can even use this Turmeric Hummus if you want to capitalize on the turmeric flavor and all of its healthy qualities, but using any kind of hummus (homemade or store bought) will work just fine. This vegan casserole is so customizable!
🥘 Ingredients Needed
- olive oil - sautee the veggies before baking for even more flavor.
- cauliflower - a fantastic healthy addition that will take on all of the yummy flavors of the spices.
- paprika, turmeric, & salt - gives this dish so much color and warm flavor.
- zucchini - your zucchini will get nice and tender after baking, and paired with the other veggies and the hummus it makes for a great and healthy ingredient.
- baby spinach - for extra green color and nutrients.
- hummus - I like to use my homemade Turmeric Hummus in this recipe, but use your favorite variety!
- naan or pita bread - helps create the layers of this casserole and add some heartiness.
- Heat a little bit of olive oil in a skillet.
- Add the cauliflower, turmeric, paprika, and salt, then sautee for 3 minutes.
- Add the zucchini.
- Cook for another 5 minutes.
- Add the spinach.
- Cook until wilted.
- Spread about half of the hummus in a baking dish and distribute half of your vegetables.
- Top with the pita or naan, breaking it into smaller pieces to get an even layer.
- Spread the remaining hummus over top.
- Finish off with the rest of the veggies, then bake at 375 for 5 minutes to bring the casserole up to temperature.
For this casserole, I chose zucchini, cauliflower, and spinach, since they all have fairly mild flavors. The spices and hummus really get a chance to shine. Some other great options are carrots, other kinds of squash, sweet potato, bell peppers, and your choice of greens.
Veggies are good for you in almost any context, and hummus provides plant-based protein and a wide variety of vitamins and minerals. The addition of turmeric also makes this baked hummus casserole a cancer-fighting recipe!
Absolutely, if you have a favorite storebought hummus or have some leftover that you don't know what to do with, you can use that instead of making your own.
Transfer leftovers to an airtight container and store in the fridge for 5 days or so. This casserole won't freeze well, so it's best to enjoy it within a couple days of making it.
💭 Other Helpful Tips
- Technically, the final step to bake this casserole isn't necessary. Especially if you allow your hummus to come up to room temperature before assembling, everything else is already fully cooked!
- If your zucchini rounds are too big, feel free to cut them in half again; some people even prefer the half moon shape anyway!
Baked Hummus Casserole is a fantastic option when you want something hearty but healthy. With lots of vitamins and minerals and nutrients, this anti-inflammatory meal is one you can feel confident about serving to your family!
- If you want to add even more to this casserole, try it with black beans, diced sweet potatoes, bell pepper, butternut squash, red onion, or green beans.
- To keep this dish vegan and add some salty, cheesy flavor, sprinkle in some nutritional yeast.
- Drizzle some lemon juice over top for a pop of fresh flavor.
🥗 Suggested Side Dishes
If you want to make something quick and easy while you're preparing your baked hummus casserole, try one of these delicious air fryer side dishes! From Air Fried Sweet Potatoes Fries to Air Fryer Eggplant Fries, it's hard to go wrong.
And if you want to keep the zucchini theme going, try this Air Fryer Zucchini Fritters!
🍞 More Casserole Recipes You'll Love
- Easy Hamburger Casserole - When you're craving comfort food, this casserole is the perfect dish!
- Cornbread Casserole - Great as a side for special meals, this cornbread casserole captures the sweet and buttery flavor of cornbread.
- Crock Pot French Toast Casserole - Prepare this the night before and wake up to a sweet and hearty breakfast.
- Green Bean Casserole - From Cafe Delites, this classic green bean casserole is a recipe you have to have in your rotation!
Baked Hummus Casserole Recipe
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📋 Recipe Card
Baked Hummus Casserole
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.1 tablespoon olive oil
- Heat the oil in a large skillet.
- Add the cauliflower, paprika, turmeric, and salt and saute for about 3 minutes.1.5 cup roughly chopped cauliflower, 1 teaspoon paprika, 1 teaspoon turmeric, 1 teaspoon salt
- Add the zucchini and cook for about 5 minutes.1 medium zucchini, sliced into thin rounds
- Add the spinach and cook until wilted, about 2-3 minutes. Set aside.5 ounces fresh spinach
- In a casserole dish, spread about ½ of the hummus. Then distribute about half of the cauliflower mixture on top.2 cups turmeric hummus, divided
- Top with the pita or naan, breaking it into pieces to get a nice even layer.2 pitas or naan
- Spread the rest of the hummus on top of the pita or naan.
- Top with the cauliflower, zucchini, and spinach mixture. Place the casserole dish in the oven for about 5 minutes to warm up the casserole.
- If you start with room temperature hummus, you can skip the oven step. In fact, you don't technically need to place the casserole in the oven if you are pressed for time, it's already fully cooked! But I like to give it that last boost of heating before serving.
- If some of the zucchini rounds are rather large, it helps to cut them in half for more even cooking.
- Make your own hummus, use my Turmeric Hummus recipe (turmeric is a great anti-inflammatory, cancer-fighting spice!), or use your favorite store-bought hummus.
Nutritional information is an estimate. The nutritional values for your final dish may vary based on measuring differences and products used.
Update Notes: This post was originally published in September 2016, but was republished with tips, step by step photos, and a recipe change in February 2022.
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