This Sweet Potato Brown Rice Casserole is made with mushrooms, spinach, mozzarella, parmesan, and cheddar cheese – a hearty vegetarian comfort food recipe.
Casseroles are one of my very favorite dishes to bring to any kind of get together.
I love my casseroles loaded with fresh veggies, tons of garlic for flavor, and of course cheese!
This sweet potato brown rice casserole is packed full of juicy mushrooms, minced garlic, roasted sweet potatoes, frozen spinach, and 3 different kinds of cheese.
It is creamy and rich thanks to the addition of greek yogurt, so no cream-of-anything is used in this recipe!
I love casseroles with rice. They are so hearty and filling without any pasta.
Casseroles are definitely a great way to feed your gluten free family and friends without missing out on any flavor.
I used a blend of freshly grated parmesan cheese, cheddar cheese, and mozzarella for extra cheesy deliciousness.
When it comes to casserole recipes I am all about that cheese!
Our family ate this for 3 meals in two days and I didn’t get sick of it at all.
It is packed with SO much flavor and so creamy, filling, and light at the same time.
Brown rice is so healthy but more than that it tastes GOOD.
I also added in a bag of frozen spinach to sneak in some more veggies and we loved it!
If you are looking for a healthy comfort food casserole made from scratch (no cream of anything soup), this recipe is for you!
This would be a great dish to make as a side for Thanksgiving as well.
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Sweet Potato Brown Rice Casserole Recipe:
- 5 cups cooked brown rice
- 1/4 cup fresh chopped parsley
- 8 cloves of garlic, minced
- 8 oz mushrooms, sliced
- 1 large sweet potato, diced
- 1 cup plain nonfat greek yogurt
- 1 1/2 cups freshly grated parmesan cheese
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 10 oz frozen spinach
- olive oil
- salt and pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees
- Dice sweet potato and toss with 1/8 cup olive oil, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
- Spread sweet potatoes out into one layer on a baking sheet
- Roast at 425 for 15 minutes, then stir
- Roast an additional 10-15 minutes, until fork tender
- Cook brown rice according to package instructions (I used a rice cooker for convenience)
- In a skillet, sauté mushrooms and garlic with 1 teaspoon of olive oil
- Cook on medium high for around 10 minutes, or until mushrooms emit their liquid and start to cook down
- Add frozen spinach and cover with a lid, until spinach thaws and breaks apart
- In a large mixing bowl, combine mushroom mixture, brown rice, sweet potatoes, greek yogurt, parsley, cheddar cheese, and parmesan cheese
- Salt to taste (I added 1 teaspoon of salt)
- Transfer mixture to a 13 X 9 casserole dish
- Top with mozzarella cheese
- Bake at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes, or until cheese is bubbly and beginning to brown
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 378 Total Fat: 16g Saturated Fat: 7g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 6g Cholesterol: 39mg Sodium: 599mg Carbohydrates: 42g Fiber: 5g Sugar: 3g Protein: 19g