Dinner, Mexican

Tempeh Enchilada Casserole


We layer this Casserole just like a lasagna. it is very tasty and super simple and fast to make.
My toddler Sous Chef was busy washing dishes and assisting as i put this quickly together.

To make this gluten free use corn tortillas and make sure you get the plain tempeh that says gluten free on the label.

If you aren’t a fan of tempeh you can try steaming it to take the nutty bite out of the fermented beans. Just add a thin layer of water and the sliced tempeh in a lidded pan and steam/boil for 15 minutes. I also highly recommend crumbling the tempeh in this recipe.

      Makes one 13×9 Casserole. Ready in less than an hour.


      Tempeh Casserole

      • 2 packages of Tempeh (sliced or diced or crumbled)
      • 2 Bell Peppers (sliced or diced)
      • 1 Red Onion (sliced or diced)
      • 4-6 large tortillas (whole grain or corn)

      Enchilada Sauce

      • 1 15.5 ounce can Light Coconut Milk
      • 1 15.5 ounce can plain Tomato Sauce
      • 1/4 cup Nutritional Yeast (nooch)
      • 1 Tbs Cumin
      • 1 tsp Oregano
      • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
      • 1 tsp Onion Powder
      • 1 Tbs Lime Juice (1/2 small lime)
      • 2 tsp Sea Salt (optional)
      • 1 4 ounce can Mild Diced Green Chiles (optional)
      • **For spicy option add 1/4 tsp ground cayenne seasoning


      1. Preheat oven to 375°F
      2. Slice or dice tempeh thinly (Can also crumble it!).
      3. Dice or slice peppers and onion.
      4. Wisk all sauce ingredients in a deep bowl.
      5. In a 13×9 casserole dish, layer like a lasagna:
      6. pour a thin layer of sauce.
      7. layer of tortillas (strips or whole)
      8. add the peppers and onion and tempeh.
      9. add some sauce.
      10. add a layer of tortillas.
      11. add a thin amount of sauce on top with a sprinkle of peppers & onion for good measure.
      12. Cover and bake for 30-40 minutes.
        Uncover and let Brown about 10-15 minutes.
      13. Serve with homemade vegan sour cream and diced avocado. Salt & Pepper to taste. Hot sauce if you dare.

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