Ah, the casserole. It takes me back to potluck dinners at the Lutheran church, where The Covered Dish is something of an art form. You can bring this one that’s totally healthy (and secretly vegan), and no one will ever know. Hearty pasta, spicy chorizo, and healthy kale meld with a creamy cheesy sauce that bakes under a layer of cornbread crumbs. What could be better on a chilly Sunday evening?
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Oh, how I love, love, love The Ultimate Uncheese Cookbook! Jo Stepaniak has done ALL the heavy lifting on perfecting dairy-free cheeses; nearly every one I’ve tried has been amazingly delicious! She’s graciously given me permission to use one of her recipes here, in this church-supper-style casserole recipe.
I combined finely shredded kale with soy chorizo, cooked the pasta, then poured over the sauce straight from the blender. Leftover cornbread that went stale in the freezer makes the crispy topping, which gets a quick dusting of minced cilantro before serving. This goes into the oven in about 15 minutes, and is Husband tested and approved!
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