Biscuit Casserole

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I love casseroles.  I truly do.  They are excellent for people with busy schedules and/or hangry husbands who are never full.   I’ve been rolling the idea of a Biscuit Casserole around for a few days, and boy-oh-boy, this did not disappoint!


The best thing about this delicious vegetarian (and easily veganizable) casserole?  You only need 1 mixing bowl and 1 loaf pan.  Dirty dishes, be gone!


Oh, did I mention prep time is less than 10 minutes?




  • 1 cup frozen green peas
  • 1 cup frozen corn kernels
  • 1 can cannellini beans
  • 1/2 cup hummus
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Whole wheat biscuit mix (1 cup dry mix) + associated ingredients (see back of package)


I use this kind of biscuit mix:




  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • In a small mixing bowl, rinse and drain beans.
  • Mix in the peas and corn.


  • Add hummus and mix thoroughly.  The mixture will be thick, so try to coat the beans and veg equally with hummus.
  • Pour into greased loaf pan and pat down.
  • Rinse mixing bowl and dry.  Add 1 cup dry biscuit mix + associated ingredients.
  • Separate biscuit mix into eight small circles and flatten slightly in between your hands.  Place on top of veggie mix.


  • Cover casserole with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes.
  • Plate and enjoy!


I really loved this casserole.  It reminded me so much of home-cooked meals at my mom and aunt’s home in Tennessee.  True Southern comfort food, but with a healthy twist.


What is comfort food to you?



  • Heather (Heather's Dish) May 11, 2010, 12:45 pm

    this sounds awesome…kind of reminds me of my mom’s chicken & dumplings! i’d say that either mac and cheese or my mom’s chicken and rice are definitely comfort foods for me. it’s always savory stuff though, never sweet!

  • Freya @ Brit Chick Runs May 11, 2010, 12:49 pm

    Ohh that looks good!!
    I’d say my ultimate comfort food is tortellini – I can’t get enough! That, or oatmeal 🙂

  • Ellen Collis May 11, 2010, 12:49 pm

    Yumm! You are so creative and resourceful with your food! I love how easy this is. Biscuits+casserole=perfection. Unfortunately, comfort food to me comes in the form of ice cream these days. LOTS of it.

  • Penny (Wannabe VEGGIEtarian) May 11, 2010, 12:51 pm

    Oh my goodness. I am SO gonna make this.
    Thanks for the awesome recipe.

  • Emily May 11, 2010, 12:52 pm

    That looks delicious!!! My comfort food is a nice big bowl of chicken & sausage gumbo or fried chicken and mashed potatoes! YUM!

  • AlisonJ May 11, 2010, 12:55 pm

    My absolute favorite comfort food? My mom’s macaroni & cheese. Even when I make it, it is never as good as hers!

  • Jenn @ LiveWellFitNow May 11, 2010, 12:56 pm

    Casserole looks oh so fabulous! I’m secretly obsessed obsessed with biscuits so that just made my day!

    My comforts are homemade spaghetti w/sauce that cooks all day long and homemade blueberry muffins with sugar topping! 🙂 Time for lunch!

  • Samantha May 11, 2010, 12:58 pm

    When in need of comfort, I say, “Please pass the MASHED POTATOES,!”

  • C h a n d r a May 11, 2010, 1:00 pm

    hehe my ultimate comfort food(s) are big DQ cookie dough blizzards. it’s been too long since i’ve had one – my mom & i always used to get them on road trips together. 😀

    as for day-to-day comfort food, you can never go wrong with cereal

  • Katie May 11, 2010, 1:01 pm

    How do you think it would turn out without the hummus for those of us who don’t love hummus so much (blasphemy, I know!!) Or…any ideas to sub in for the hummus? Looks yummy!!

    • caitlin May 11, 2010, 2:05 pm

      Hmmm let’s see… Maybe you could sub it out with cheese.

      • Katie May 11, 2010, 2:38 pm

        Best substitute evah! Thanks!

        • Lizz (leadingthegoodlife) May 11, 2010, 5:19 pm

          What about cream of celery or cream of mushroom soup? I know those are used for the ‘gravy’ part of casseroles a lot.

    • Katie May 12, 2010, 6:54 am

      Brilliant! Thanks!

  • Hedda May 11, 2010, 1:04 pm

    To be a guest at your house must be a pleasure.

    My comfort food right now is warm bread with butter and cheese. Each day I feel thankful and glad that I have overcomed my fear of this simple, but yet so good food.
    Peanut butter has also become somewhat a comforting food to me, the effect of eating it is so positive.

  • Jessica @ How Sweet May 11, 2010, 1:06 pm

    YUM! That reminds me of a chicken and biscuit casserole. So good.

  • Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin May 11, 2010, 1:07 pm

    Mmm this looks good! I also love the idea of only having 2 dirty dishes!

    Mac and cheese is definitely one of my favorite comfort foods. Yum!

  • Lisa May 11, 2010, 1:09 pm

    I love casseroles too. They remind me of my childhood.My favorite casserole is one my mom used to make and it was sort of like a mac n cheese casserole. YUM!

  • Karen @ Not Just Celery May 11, 2010, 1:10 pm

    Ooo that looks delicious! I love casseroles! My ultimate comfort food is mac & cheese…I’ve been making health-ified versions of it for awhile; using a mix of part skim and full fat cheese, whole wheat pasta, and adding veggies (cauliflower, butternut squash) to bulk it up!

  • Lindsay @ Summit Sandwiches May 11, 2010, 1:11 pm

    It goes to show you how weird I am that I find sushi to be a comfort food. I’ve been eating it since I was 2…and it just reminds me of all things home and happiness-related.

    In the more normal category of foods, I adore a good bowl of bean chili with cheese on top! Shepherd’s pie, anything noodle-y, mashed sweet taters, and nut butters are also big comfort foods for me.

  • Mastering Public Health May 11, 2010, 1:13 pm

    Very creative; it looks like something that would be a hit for brunch or as a potluck dish. Also very economical for those with big families in need of easy ‘mass-production’ dishes.

  • Morgan @ Life After Bagels May 11, 2010, 1:13 pm

    Casseroles rock my world. My bf always teases me that just because it’s in a casserole dish doesn’t mean it’s truly a casserole, but my response is YES IT IS. My favourite comfort food will always and forever be pizza

  • Ashley (whole-ier) May 11, 2010, 1:13 pm

    My favorite comfort food is baked Mac and Cheese. I would love to try this but don’t care for peas or corn. Any suggestions for substitutions?

    • caitlin May 11, 2010, 2:05 pm

      maybe frozen carrots and another green veg?

  • Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman May 11, 2010, 1:15 pm

    This ridiculously cheap and easy meal is comfort food to me (and, strangely, my husband’s favorite thing I make. It’s pasta with tomato soup and American cheese baked in the oven till the cheese is gooey and golden brown. It sounds kind of weird with the soup and all but it’s so good.

  • Kelly May 11, 2010, 1:15 pm

    Meatloaf and mashed potatoes. Ultimate comfort food right there!

  • Rachel May 11, 2010, 1:16 pm

    I love casseroles! This looks yummy!

  • Charlsie May 11, 2010, 1:17 pm

    ohmigosh! were you reading my mind with this post? We have big staff dinner at the end of the semester and this time were having shepard’s pie and I was disappointed because it was one of my fave meat dishes!

    This is a perfect solution! Do you think we could use bisquick, I wouldn’t if I was making it for myself but I think we need to use more commercial product. Thanks girl!!

    • caitlin May 11, 2010, 2:06 pm

      Yes definitely! Bisquik would be perfect.

  • Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday May 11, 2010, 1:20 pm

    Hummus in casserole? Interesting.

  • Diana May 11, 2010, 1:22 pm

    Comfort food = my moms’ cooking. Casseroles are definitely a good example of comfort food. 🙂

  • Nicole, RD May 11, 2010, 1:22 pm

    YUM! That looks WONDERFUL! I love the hummus in there! I think chili is comfort food…love it! But I do love casseroles, too 🙂

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg May 11, 2010, 1:29 pm

    Yum!! Adding whole wheat biscuit mix is genius!

    Comfort food is crusty, chewy bread with real butter 🙂

  • Megan May 11, 2010, 1:29 pm

    Looks great, Caitlin! You are so creative with recipes! I’m so happy to see you moving to some non-cheese dishes as I hate cheese (always have; I think it is a texture issue). I was curious though, any particular reason that the Husband is looking to eliminate (or significantly reduce) dairy intake? Thanks!

    • caitlin May 11, 2010, 2:07 pm

      He has concerned about the ethical implications of dairy production (just like why he stopped eating meat).

  • Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat) May 11, 2010, 1:30 pm

    I have to admit I’m not a big casserole fan but this looks delicious. My comfort food is soup, huge vats of it during the winter.

  • Camille May 11, 2010, 1:31 pm

    Grilled Cheese is my go-to comfort food. It reminds me of being a kid 🙂

  • Whitney @ Whitinspired May 11, 2010, 1:32 pm

    Mashed potatoes. Most definitely.

  • Heather May 11, 2010, 1:35 pm

    yum I am for sure a southern girl so I lvoe casseroles! I make a yummy one with chicken and noodles and cream of chicken soup and sour cream. yum yum. making it tonight actually!

  • shannon (the daily balance) May 11, 2010, 1:39 pm

    this looks amazing! thank you for sharing 😉

  • Matt May 11, 2010, 1:40 pm

    Mac and cheese is my ultimate comfort food!

  • Jenny May 11, 2010, 1:41 pm

    Cake:) But that almost looks like a healthy shepherds pie! Awesome recipe!

  • Amanda (Amanda "Runs") May 11, 2010, 1:43 pm

    Yummy Casserole! My comfort food(s) are Grilled Cheese (from my school), my mom’s desserts, and my personal favorite meal of all time: My mom’s homemade meatloaf or burgers(made the same way) and “Mommy Mac N Cheese”! (Kraft can’t even BEGIN to compare) One time she made lunch for FOUR of my friends and dessert for the teachers!

    Love ya Mom!

  • Therese May 11, 2010, 1:45 pm

    Ohhh! That looks sooo tasty! I am such a biscuit freak and haven’t had a good biscuit meal in ages! YUM! Will keep that recipe on tap to try very soon! 😀

  • Me-Linh @ Sweet and Sweat May 11, 2010, 1:46 pm

    Mmm that looks so easy and good! My comfort food is plain ole white rice and soy sauce. You seriously can’t go wrong!

  • Christina May 11, 2010, 1:51 pm

    The ultimate comfort food for me is baked mac and cheese!

  • Heather @ Side of Sneakers May 11, 2010, 1:53 pm

    Casseroles are definitely comfort food! My mom makes something a lot like that casserole- except with puff pastry shells (kinda like a pot pie taste). The biscuit version sounds even more comforting 🙂

  • Tonyne @ Unlikely Success Story May 11, 2010, 2:00 pm

    That looks amazing! thanks for the recipe! 🙂

  • Maria May 11, 2010, 2:02 pm

    I love the simplicity of this! I think I am going to alter the veggies (I don’t eat corn or beans) & make this myself. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  • Julie May 11, 2010, 2:04 pm

    I’m not really sure I have comfort food…but if I had to say, it would be my dad’s roasted potato and stir fry veggie mixture with rice. Either that or cereal, copious amounts of cereal 😉

  • Lacey @ Lake Life May 11, 2010, 2:09 pm

    My #1 comfort food has got to be grilled cheese and tomato soup 🙂

  • Kelly @ Healthy Living With Kelly May 11, 2010, 2:14 pm

    Being from the South my comfort food would be chicken fried steak and honey! haha!

  • Emily May 11, 2010, 2:17 pm

    Comfort food for me will always be anything my mum cooks. She makes the best veggie meals because I was veggie for 9 years when still at school. However ~ right now, I want to slurp your dinner off of my computer screen, as I need comfort food right now and don’t want to get up and go make it! Agh.

  • Marisa (Loser for Life) May 11, 2010, 2:17 pm

    Mmmm… looks good!

    Comfort food to me is bread and cheese!

  • Kellie May 11, 2010, 2:29 pm

    Cornbread is my comfort food. It reminds me of growing up. My dad would always make cornbread. Definately a favorite.

  • Evan Thomas May 11, 2010, 2:30 pm

    Comfort food to me is anything I can eat and feel happy and healthy doing so. I used to think comfort was just warm food, but if I can knock back a pint of froyo and feel great, that’s comfort to me

  • Julie @savvyeats May 11, 2010, 2:37 pm

    That looks so good…like a healthier version of a dish we used to have when I was growing up!

  • Annie@stronghealthyfit May 11, 2010, 2:43 pm

    Caitlin that looks fabulous! So simple. My husband would love it 🙂
    Comfort food to me is spaghetti and garlic bread.

  • liane May 11, 2010, 2:45 pm

    When I need some comfort food, I make tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches. Favourite combo ever.

    Although, I wouldn’t be opposed if my mom dropped off her zillion calorie triple baked mashed potatoes, or her yummy potato soup at my door either 😉

  • Sarah May 11, 2010, 2:54 pm

    Yum! That looks delicious. I think this meal might be a good compromise for me (the healthy-food-eating vegetarian) and my husband (the southern-food-loving man).

  • Amy @ Second City Randomness May 11, 2010, 2:58 pm

    I was just introduced to polish food today- and oh my goodness it’s like the epitome of comfort food! Amazing…

  • Carolyn @ lovinlosing May 11, 2010, 3:04 pm

    Chicken and Dumplings are definitely a comfort food for me (as long as someone else is cooking them). 🙂

  • Tina May 11, 2010, 3:11 pm

    That looks so good! I always make a chicken pot pie recipe similar to this, but have been wanting to switch more of my food to meat free options and thought this would be a great recipe to switch up. Your idea of using chickpeas is great and I will have to use it. Thanks!

  • Megan May 11, 2010, 3:20 pm

    Oh man, casseroles are a total throwback to my childhood and probably my comfort food too! My mom grew up in a restaurant family, so all she knew how to make was big batches of food– many of them casserole-based. Considering we were a family of 3, that meant lots of leftover nights 🙂

  • Dawn (HealthySDLiving) May 11, 2010, 3:21 pm

    I’m with you..casseroles are the BEST! I always try to think of a new and delicious kind to make–this looks great!

  • Amber K @ sparkpeople May 11, 2010, 3:39 pm

    For me comfort food is pasta with an amazing sauce. So yummy!

  • Michal May 11, 2010, 3:42 pm

    I’m a new reader and slowly working my way through your archives – am so glad I checked today’s post as well 🙂
    This looks great! Think I’ll try this tonight – though I don’t have all your ingredients, so I’m going to sub in the fresh veggies I have and my homemade biscuit dough. Mmm, hummus.

  • Mary @ What's Cookin' with Mary May 11, 2010, 3:51 pm

    What a great idea Caitlin ! Looks GOOD 😀

  • Julie @ Peanut Butter Fingers May 11, 2010, 3:51 pm

    this looks like a great recipe! i love casseroles. they really are so comforting. my favorite comfort food is everything served at thanksgiving. mashed potatoes & stuffing are my favs!

  • allison @ livingoneday May 11, 2010, 3:59 pm

    yummy! that sounds great! and so simple! i love casseroles. my favorite is…can i say it? tuna noodle casserole! yum it just reminds me of my childhood!! i havent eaten that in YEARS! i think i could add a little tuna to your recipe and nix the hummus. sounds great!

  • Retta @ RunRettaRun May 11, 2010, 4:20 pm

    If my mom made it, it’s comfort food to me. 🙂 I miss her cooking so much!

  • Ashley May 11, 2010, 4:21 pm

    Mac and Cheese for sure!

  • Diana @ frontyardfoodie May 11, 2010, 4:39 pm

    Yummy! This reminds me of a chicken an dumplings casserole my mom used to make…minus the chicken of course:)

  • Johanna B May 11, 2010, 4:40 pm

    My mom’s roast beef cooked with potatoes, carrots and onions. She also cooked egg noodles in the broth. Yum.

  • Ilana May 11, 2010, 4:42 pm

    Who doesn’t like biscuits and casseroles? Sounds good to me.

  • Helen May 11, 2010, 4:54 pm

    This looks really interesting! Comfort food for me is definitely baked beans! They remind me of cold Sunday evenings, just come in from a brisk walk to a plate of baked beans on toast and if you are lucky, a poached egg!

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  • Katharine May 11, 2010, 5:12 pm

    What a fabulous idea and it looks delicious! Love quick and easy. 🙂

  • Lizz (leadingthegoodlife) May 11, 2010, 5:20 pm

    Mac n cheese, all the way!

  • Ashley May 11, 2010, 5:38 pm

    How many servings does this make? And is there any chance you figured out the nutritional stats for the casserole? Looks yummy!

    • caitlin May 11, 2010, 6:42 pm

      i ate 1/2 of it for lunch… i’m guessing that was about 450-500 calories?

  • Julia @ May 11, 2010, 5:39 pm

    Looks yum!

    I didnt realise you were from the South – love it there.

    British Bride

  • Katherine May 11, 2010, 6:00 pm

    I think I’m into comfort ideas of how to eat more:
    anything out of a deep bowl/mug and anything with a spoon!

  • Lisa (bakebikeblog) May 11, 2010, 6:02 pm

    ooooh that looks GOOD!
    My comfort food would have to be pasta – or soup perhaps?

  • Rose May 11, 2010, 6:20 pm

    I just wrote about casseroles last night! Good minds think alike 🙂 They were totally raging in the 80s for a reason.

  • Kilee May 11, 2010, 6:23 pm

    I love how easy peasy casseroles are! As for comfort food, I am all over roasted vegetables and pasta. If they are both together in one dish, even better!

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing May 11, 2010, 6:45 pm

    Oh YUM!!! Kinda like a meat-less healthy chicken pot pie!

  • Tay May 11, 2010, 6:50 pm

    That dish reminds me of a Bubble up pizza casserole I’ve made. Pretty much just a ton of veggies, ground turkey (you can omit the meat), tomato sauce, pasta seasonings and all mixed. Top with cheese. Then you place biscuit dough randomly throughout. Yummmm deliciousness!

  • lisa May 11, 2010, 7:17 pm

    My comfort foods tend to be pizza or brownies with ice cream. Or both. 🙂

  • Janelle May 11, 2010, 7:24 pm

    I wouldn’t have though of the hummus + veggie in a casserole combo – hummus us so flexible!
    Comfort foods for me = fresh chocolate chip cookies with a huge glass of milk…cookies and milk could heal the world, I swear!

  • Jolene ( May 11, 2010, 7:26 pm

    Soup is my favourite comfort food!!

  • Anna @ Doing Good & Living Well May 11, 2010, 7:28 pm

    My favorite comfort food is ANYTHING made with cheese. Seriously. It’s a little scary.

    Also, casseroles are amazing. I love spending a Sunday afternoon baking and then having food for the whole week. So easy. I cannot wait to try this one out!

  • Wei-Wei May 11, 2010, 7:46 pm

    Looks diviiiiine… I love love love biscuits.

    My comfort food would definitely be a big ol’ bowl of soup. Any broth-based soup, really, as long as it’s hot. (Cream-based are usually too rich for me.) Oh yeah, and we can never forget hot oatmeal! 😀


  • Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter May 11, 2010, 7:54 pm

    This is absolutely the perfect healthy dish to serve to my dad. He is huge into comfort food, but of course all of it is highly processed, empty calorie stuff. Thank you so much for this recipe. I will definitely be using it during the summer.

  • Lindsay @ The Ketchup Diaries May 11, 2010, 7:58 pm

    A hearty dish like Sheperd’s pie!

  • Claire May 11, 2010, 7:59 pm

    Seriously yum, Caitlin! I think comfort food is veggie chili and sweet potato fries to me and some good chocolate…yum!

  • Alice May 11, 2010, 8:08 pm

    I’ve got one very child-like comfort food (peanut butter and jam sandwhiches) and one very adult-like comfort food (good coffee and a piece of cake in a coffee shop/cafe). And, funnily enough, the pb & j is best for when I’m feeling down/sad, and the cake is best for when I’m stressed/annoyed – pretty well matched!

  • Mary May 11, 2010, 8:18 pm

    Comfort food to me is home made gniocchi. with my dad’s home made tomato sauce. NOM!

  • ashleigh May 11, 2010, 9:03 pm

    MMMM that looks so good. I want a biscuit! Comfort food for me is mashed potatoes or pasta.

  • Kristy May 12, 2010, 9:10 am

    This recipe reminds me of old school “Chicken and Dumplings”! I am part of the “casserole junkie club” too, sadly my other half does not share the love for them that I do but he’s coming to the dark side. I learned if I start with a meat and potato base he will try it even if he eats around the other veggies. 😉

  • Beth May 12, 2010, 2:49 pm

    That Biscuit Casserole recipe looks so good – I am making it sometime this week for sure! I am in need of some good comfort food. Good work on the recipe 🙂

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