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Vegan Beans and Cornbread Casserole

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This easy vegan beans and cornbread casserole is a family favorite. It's an easy recipe and perfect for impressing dinner guests.

Vegan Beans and Cornbread Casserole

I am a big fan of quick hearty meals, something you can make in the morning and cook at dinner time. I have several of these kinds of meals, like my vegan frito pie, vegan fajitas, or vegan chickpea tuna salad.

Then you already have the mess practically cleaned up, and you feel like superwomen or superman when it comes to dinner time.

This is where this tasty vegan beans and cornbread casserole comes in.

This dish is good enough for company, bringing someone a meal, or just for a tasty dinner.

After one bite of this, my 9-year-old was ecstatic and claimed he already wanted leftovers. Those are my favorite nights.

I love cornbread in general, and then add it to the mixed goodness of beans, and you've got a winner!

The best part about this meal is that it takes about 10 minutes to whip up; the rest of the time is just cooking it.

What do you need to make this vegan beans and cornbread casserole?

  • white, black, and refried beans
  • corn
  • salsa ( your fav)
  • salt, pepper, chili powder, cumin
  • cornmeal
  • flour
  • baking powder
  • oil
  • flax seeds (for flax "eggs")
  • plant milk
  • vegan cheese is optional*

How do you make this easy vegan casserole?

Start by preheating your oven to 375 degrees.

Take a 9x13 dish and spray it with cooking spray; set aside.

Then make your flax "eggs" do this by grinding some flax seeds. Take 2 tablespoons of your now flax meal and put it in a small cup; mix 4 tablespoons of water and stir; let this sit while you work on the rest of the recipe.

Get a medium-sized bowl and stir the rinsed and drained white and black beans, refried beans, drained corn, salsa, and seasonings.

Stir this all together and pour it into the prepared 9x13 pan.

vegan bean mixture for casserole

Now take a medium sized bowl and make the cornbread topping.

Whisk all your dry ingredients together and make a well in the middle.

Now add your wet ingredients, including the flax egg, and stir until combined.

Pour the cornbread topping onto the beans and spread evenly.

vegan beans and cornbread casserole
Don't mine that hole in it, my kids got to it =)

Cook in the preheated oven for 35-40 minutes, checking it with a toothpick in the middle for doneness.

You could add vegan sour cream or whatever topping you want to this to add a little more pizzazz, but it's just as delicious without it.

Here are some other easy vegan dinner recipes...

vegan beans and cornbread
vegan beans and cornbread

Beans and Cornbread Casserole

This easy vegan beans and cornbread casserole is the perfect throw together dinner, it may not look pretty but it tastes amazing!
4.80 from 5 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 1 9x13 pan or 8 servings
Calories: 501kcal


Bean Mixture

  • 1 can white beans rinsed and drained
  • 1 can black beans rinsed and drained
  • 1 can refried beans
  • 1 can corn drained
  • 1.5 cups salsa your favorite
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • 1 cup vegan cheese optional

Cornbread topping

  • ½ cup cornmeal
  • 1 ½ cups all purpose flour
  • cup sugar
  • 1 TB baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • cup oil
  • 2 flax eggs 2 TB flaxmeal with 4 TB water
  • 1 ¼ cup plant milk


  • Preheat you oven to 375 degrees, grease a 9x13 pan and set aside.
  • Make your flax egg for you cornbread topping. Take a small cup and mix 2 TB of the the flaxmeal with 4 TB of water, stir and set aside.
  • Take a medium sized bowl and combine all bean mixture ingredients. Stir until combined, then take the bean mixture and make an even layer in the greased 9x13 pan, set aside.
  • Make your cornbread topping. Take a medium sized bowl and combine the cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder and salt whisk together. Now make a well in the middle of the bowl and add your oil, plant milk, and flaxegg, stir until combined. Pour this over the top of the bean mixture and spread until it evenly coats the bean mixture.
  • Cook in the preheated oven for 35-40 minutes. Until a toothpick in the middle of the cornbread comes out mostly clean. Watch it so it doesn't over bake. Let cool a bit and then serve.


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Serving: 1servings | Calories: 501kcal | Carbohydrates: 74g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 16g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 12g | Sodium: 1761mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 16g
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Wednesday 4th of August 2021

Can I use anything else in place of flax egg? I don't have any flaxseed.

Courtneys Homestead

Wednesday 4th of August 2021

Do you have any egg replacer? You could use 2 “eggs” from egg replacer if you have that on hand? Or chia seeds? Let me know if you don’t any any of those.

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