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Looks GREAT, except for inclusion of milk, which isn’t vegan. Can I replace the milk with vegetable broth without harming this recipe?
Hi, Susan! I sometimes make the casserole without the topping and then we eat it with bread. I think you could make the topping without butter and milk, but adding little more oil. Hope it was helpful.
Thank you Megan for a wonderful recipe. I saw it posted on in a vegan challenge page and it sounded so good. I adapted it for plant based lifestyle and it was delicious. With your permission I would like to share it with friends on my face book page? Thewholefoodway.
Hi, Angela! I’m Summer, an editor here at Simply Recipes. I’m so glad you enjoyed Megan’s Three Sister’s Casserole. It’s a favorite around here too! Feel free to share the link to the recipe with your friends. We just ask you give credit to Simply Recipes. Thanks for asking!
AMAZING!! I made it exactly as directed to take to a friends house a few weeks ago after they lost a loved one. I hadn’t tried it but it looked promising. They LOVED it! I finally made it myself tonight. I doubled it and didn’t have exact ingredients so had to make some adjustments: I used frozen squash that I had cubed up before and only had one can of kidney beans so used that and a can of pintos. Since I doubled it I went ahead and threw in a whole can of tomato paste. I also sauteed in veg stock instead of oil. I had only one can fire roasted tomatoes so did that and a can of diced tomatoes. I think I would definitely stick with fire roasted if you have them. I wasn’t sure if the 2 cups chopped spinach was measured before or after chopping so I measured after. I cant believe how delicious this was even with the changes. I omitted the corn bread because I am watching what I am eating and just baked without it. No issues. :) thank you so much for such a versatile, delicious recipe. The flavors were so amazing together I felt like I was indulging!!
Slamming Delicious!! Butternut squash…awesome surprise. This recipe is now permanently placed in my rotation.
I love this recipe! It is so easy to put together (especially when I buy precut squash) and absolutely delicious. Can’t wait to make again!
Well, update. Make this yesterday and made a batch and a half. Added the chiorzo and great. I did make enough cornbread to cover the top and I really liked that. Its more cornbread but I can hardly have enough cornbread. This is a keeper. I took the 9×13 to a pot luck . The little history lesson about the “three sisters” combined with the ‘holy trinity’ seemed to pick interest. I’m in Arkansas and we have Louisianans here and they picked up on that really quick.
This is such a winning recipe! Couldn’t stop going back for ‘2nds’! Will definitely be making again.
Since my first post I have made this recipe with a few substitutions due to working with what I had on hand. Two are worth mentioning in my opinion. I didn’t have onions so I used a small can of green chilies in their place and quite liked the results. For those who like a little heat, the chilies are recommended! Another time I replaced the squash with a large can of yams. This turned out to be very good. Hope these notes encourage others to try this recipe even if you need to make substitutions.
Made this a couple of nights ago. Loved the flavors, will definitely make this again. I had tried to use some left over butternut squash that I had roasted for another use. Could have worked, but I overcooked it waiting for a chicken to finish up in the smoker. Next time will be done with raw squash – I’m sure it will hold up better.
Also – didn’t have any smoked paprika so I subbed in some chipotle powder instead. Seemed to fit the southwestern theme just fine. Agree with Mike too – chorizo in this would be delicious!
I printed this off to use as a base. I plan to add black beans and rice. I want to complete the proteins. If one is not a vegetarian this dish screams for some chiorzo. I also think covering the whole top with cornbread would not hurt.
I’m not a fan of beans, but I otherwise like the dish. How about lentils or chickpeas as a replacement? Thanks in advance! Best regards,Jelena
Hi, Jelena! I think chickpeas would be great in this dish. Enjoy!
This sounds Great! I had not heard of The Three Sisters Casserole but now that I have I will be trying it and may try growing them together next spring. Thanks for the history and for the GF alternatives.
PS I keep waiting for a Simply Recipes cook book and/or magazine! Hint Hint!