If you are looking for an easy, light and super flavorful casserole you have found your recipe.
This unexpected, savory sauce can be made the night before, and the casserole then thrown together in about five minutes if you are tight on time.
Garlic, tamari, agave and tahini are what make this casserole interesting and unique – an aromatic, salty and sweet medley. Who would expect some Asian flair in a dish like this?
Because this is not an overly saucy casserole, this works GREAT for breakfast with some fresh, organic tomatoes and if you eat eggs, it would be the perfect accompaniment to a scramble. What a perfect way to get veggies into your diet!
My 4 year old daughter LOVED this recipe. She ate every bite and said her favorite part was the hash brown potatoes. Score!
Savory Broccoli Hash Brown Casserole
Serves 4-6 (How hungry are you?)
Vegan, Gluten Free
**Ingredients on sale now at Native Sun Natural Food Stores
2 Tbsp organic extra virgin olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
¼ tsp each garlic, onion powder, dried ground mustard
1 Tbsp tahini (sesame paste or any nut butter will do)
1 tsp organic apple cider vinegar
1 Tbsp raw agave (or local honey for non-vegan)
1 Tbsp organic tamari (wheat free)
¼ tsp salt
1 head broccoli, chopped**
1 pkg Cascadian farms frozen hash browns**
1/2 block organic tofu, pressed and cubed (or any cooked protein of choice)
Organic cooking spray
1. Preheat oven to 400F. Mix the sauce ingredients in a medium bowl. Stir in chopped broccoli and tofu. Spray a 8×8 baking dish with cooking spray. Spoon broccoli/tofu mixture into baking dish; top with hash browns. Sprinkle with additional salt and garlic powder if desired; spray with cooking spray and cover with foil.
2. Place in oven for 30 minutes; remove cover and set broiler to high; broil about 5 minutes or until the top is brown and crispy.
Amount Per Serving
Total Fat 8.6 g
Saturated Fat 1.2 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.5 g
Monounsaturated Fat 4.4 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Sodium 301.7 mg
Potassium 619.2 mg
Total Carbohydrate 15.7 g
Dietary Fiber 4.3 g
Sugars 1.7 g
Protein 8.7 g
Vitamin A 31.4 %
Vitamin B-12 0.0 %
Vitamin B-6 14.2 %
Vitamin C 173.8 %
Vitamin D 0.0 %
Vitamin E 11.5 %
Calcium 10.7 %
Copper 11.3 %
Folate 23.5 %
Iron 12.4 %
Magnesium 16.8 %
Manganese 36.5 %
Niacin 7.9 %
Pantothenic Acid 7.3 %
Phosphorus 18.2 %
Riboflavin 9.9 %
Selenium 11.1 %
Thiamin 10.5 %
Zinc 7.6 %
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.