This Mexican Tortilla Casserole is an easy to make, healthy, and delicious Vegan Enchilada Lasagna loaded with lots of Veggies and gluten-free Tortillas. It’s ready in only 20 minutes and also perfect to make ahead!
* Please check out the recipe video above for visual instruction!
Prepare the Veggies
Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C). Lightly grease a 9x9 inch (21x21cm) baking dish (or a similar sized pan).
Heat the oil in a large skillet and add the onion, garlic, bell peppers, cumin, and red pepper powder. Stir for a few minutes until the veggies are nicely browned on the outside and the spices are fragrant, about 3-5 minutes. Add the beans and corn. Stir to combine, season with salt to taste and set aside to cool a bit.
Cut tortillas into strips.
Blend the chipotle pepper and mix it with the vegan Mayonnaise.
Assemble the Casserole (see step-by-step pics in the text above)
Spread a little bit of the tomato sauce on the bottom. Then add half of the tortilla strips, allow them to overlap. Next, add half of the veggies, spreading out evenly. Drizzle over the vegan chipotle aioli and half of the remaining tomato sauce, smoothing out evenly. Then sprinkle over half of the non-dairy cheese.
Repeat adding another layer of remaining tortilla strips, veggies, tomato sauce, and finished with the rest of the cheese.
Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil or baking paper and bake for 15 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for approx. 5-8 minutes longer until the casserole has cooked through and the cheese is perfectly melted.
Allow to cool for 3-5 minutes before cutting into squares.
Serve with guacamole and fresh herbs, or other garnishes of choice.
This casserole will keep in the refrigerator for up to 5 days, making it a great weeknight dinner option you can quickly reheat in the microwave. You can also wrap it into individual servings and freeze it.
You can also add other vegetables, or make this casserole with a thick and creamy vegan cheese sauce, such as my Vegan Mac and Cheese Sauce or my Sweet Potato Pasta Sauce and use this instead of grated cheese. Please read the text above for tipps and suggestions.