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Creamy Quinoa Mushroom Bake (vegan, gluten free)

  • Author: Remy
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


A comforting Creamy Quinoa Mushroom Bake, perfect for holidays, family meals and meal prep! Vegan, gluten free and refined sugar free.


  • 3 cups cooked quinoa
  • 34 cups mixed mushrooms, sliced (I used cremini, shiitake and shimeji mushrooms)
  • 1 small shallot, minced
  • 34 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 23 fresh sage leaves, chiffonaded
  • salt and pepper

Cream Sauce

  • 1 1/2 cup cashews, soaked overnight or at least 3-4 hours
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup nutritional yeast
  • juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp white miso paste (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp cracked black pepper

Garnish (optional)

  • Gluten free breadcrumbs
  • Shredded vegan cheese


Prepare cream sauce

  1. In a high speed blender, add all ingredients and blend until completely smooth. Adjust to taste with additional salt and pepper as desired. Set aside.

(Optional, but recommended step) sauté mushrooms

  1. In a frying pan over medium heat, add mushrooms and 2-3 tablespoons of water to cook for a few minutes. Once the water has been absorbed, sauté with garlic, shallot, fresh herbs, salt and pepper with a touch of oil if desired. Set aside.

Prepare to bake

  1. Preheat your oven to 350F and grease or line your baking dish if desired.
  2. Add cooked quinoa and mushrooms into the dish, and pour sauce over top. Using a spatula, gently stir to combine.
  3. If you’d like, you can add optional gluten free bread crumbs and shredded vegan cheese to top.
  4. Bake in the oven for about 20-25 minutes, until the top is lightly golden brown.


  • If you would like to make this nut free, you can try substituting cashews with sunflower seeds, or substitute the cream sauce with this tofu based vegan cheese sauce.
  • I recommend either lining or greasing your baking dish for easier cleanup after baking. A 9×9 baking dish, or equivalent oven-safe dish will work.
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: main dishes
  • Method: baking, blending

Keywords: bake, quinoa, casserole, mushrooms, cashews, blender, thanksgiving, holiday