Vegan Greek style 'Feta' casserole in a blue dish on a table with wine and side dish in the background
Greek-style ‘Feta’ Casserole with Crispy Garlic Crust
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 

This very easy and dinner party-worthy casserole dish has some of the quintessential vegetables of the Mediterranean such as olives and peppers, along with a mock-feta cheese, which has its traditional home in Greece. The casserole is given an extra nutty and cheesy taste from nutritional yeast, and its softness is contrasted beautifully with the crispy garlic breadcrumb crust. 

Course: main
Cuisine: Greek, Italian, Mediterranean, spring, summer
Keyword: casserole, cheese, courgette, feta, greek, mushroom, nutritional yeast, olive, tofu, tomato, tomato sauce, topping, vegan cheese
Servings: 6
Author: Vanessa
Ingredients
'Feto' Casserole
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped finely
  • 3 medium courgette,s chopped
  • 6 medium mushrooms, chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 packets Taifun fetu fermented tofu (~ 1 1/2 cups when diced)
  • 2 x 400g tins chopped tomatoes or blended fresh tomatoes (~ 2 2/3 cups in total)
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree
  • 150 g black olives
  • 2 tbsp dried / fresh oregano
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1/4 tsp crushed chilli flakes
  • 2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
The Garlic Crust
  • 6 cloves garlic, peeled
  • Few sprigs fresh parsley
  • 6 slices bread, torn into a few pieces
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • Pinch of black pepper
Instructions
'Feto' Casserole
  1. Pre heat oven to 190 C.

  2. Heat oil in a pan. Add the onion to the oil. Allow to cook for a few minutes.

  3. Add the other vegetables to the oil and onion. Cook until soft. Then add the garlic.

  4. Add the chopped tomatoes, tomato puree, black olives, oregano, paprika, nutritional yeast and chilli flakes.

  5. Add salt and pepper to taste.

  6. Cut up one packet of the feto into small chunks, and add to the vegetable mix.

  7. Put the vegetable and feto mix into a casserole dish. Take the other packet of feto and crumble it over the casserole.

  8. Next put the garlic bread crust mix on the top.

  9. Bake for around 20 minutes or until the crust has gone crispy and golden brown.

The Garlic Crust
  1. Put all ingredients in a food processor.

  2. Blitz well to produce garlic breadcrumbs.