This dairy-free and vegan broccoli “tuna” casserole will satisfy your cravings for the traditional creamy pasta dish so many people grew up loving.
Hearts of palm provide the tuna-like texture and dulse flakes (seaweed) lend the perfect hint of ocean flavor without being “fishy.”
I used chickpea pasta, but you can use any variety you like.
This recipe calls for vegan mayonnaise. If you use store-bought vegan mayo, keep in mind it will have quite a bit of oil in it. It’s easy to make your own oil-free mayo. Here’s a recipe.
Broccoli Not-Tuna Casserole
Sure to be a hit with your family, this broccoli not-tuna casserole is easy to throw together on a busy weeknight.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Prepare pasta according to package directions. Drain and transfer to a large mixing bowl.
Add hearts of palm, broccoli, mayonnaise, onion, celery, dulce flakes, nutritional yeast, salt, and pepper and combine.
Transfer to a baking dish and top with vegan parmesan cheese if desired. Cover with foil and bake for 20 minutes or until heated through.
*Dulse (rhymes with pulse) is made from seaweed and adds a tuna-like taste to foods. Find it in specialty or health food stores or order from my affiliate link.