Spinach and Artichoke Biscuit Bake – Vegan Dinner

Spinach and artichokes are both pretty much main staples in our house. With the exception of Jonathon (who would rather eat ramen noodles vs vegetables), everyone loves both of these delicious veggies! I’ve found many great recipes that incorporate both spinach and artichokes, but most seem to be lunch-y or snack-y. This recipe is a great combination of that snack like taste, but makes for a filling dinner.

Using vegan biscuits, made from scratch and a spinach and artichoke magic mixture – this dish was crispy, cheesy, warm fluffy biscuit-y, belly filling and leftovers were hard to come by.
Vegan brand biscuits are the unicorn of my area. I heard they exist, I’ve seen pictures of them online, I have never personally seen them, and I still continue to look.I should preface this to share that anything vegan is hard to get your hands on, without driving to Orlando. Orlando is essentially the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. With Whole Foods to start, where you know you will find even the strangest vegan ingredients – and then what seems like an unfair number of additional options for all of their residents to shop. Am I jealous? Yes – yes I am.
Until I finally discover this magical myth called Vegan Biscuits in a Can…I will continue to make them from scratch. With just a handful of ingredients, these biscuits are fluffy inside with a little crisp on the outside. They’re pretty much perfect in every way. For this recipe, we use the biscuits to create a bubble bake, and when mixed with spinach and artichokes and vegan cheeses…well, its amazing.
Let me share couple of tips, which are also included in the printable recipe below.
To prep your Spinach & Artichoke Biscuit Bake, you will want to start by making your vegan biscuits. It’s helpful to allow a bit of additional time so that the biscuits can cool in the refrigerator prior to baking, which will help them to fluff up even more.
By cutting each biscuit into four, you will ensure there is a consistent distribution of fluffy goodness throughout your dish.
After defrosting your frozen spinach, it helps to press paper towel into the spinach to absorb excess moisture. I also coarsely shop the artichoke hearts so that they become more adaptable to the overall mixture.
For this recipe, I used a couple of my favorite vegan brands. Go Veggie! Mozzarella Cheese Shreds taste delicious and melt and stretch just like the real thing. Tofutti makes both a Sour Cream and Cream Cheese .  One cheese that I have mastered to my liking is Parmesan. I use a simple recipe of ground almonds, nutritional yeast and sea salt.
This meal is perfect in every way – and makes for a great option when you are searching for that comfort food. It is filling for vegans AND meat eaters alike, and leftovers (if you actually have any) are even yummy warmed up the next day! Hope you enjoy!
Spinach and Artichoke Biscuit Bake – Vegan Dinner

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 60 minutes

Yield: 6-8

Ingredients

    Biscuits:
  • 11/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 11/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 11/2 Tbs.baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp. sea salt
  • 6 Tbs.cold butter (Earth Balance)
  • 8-10oz. almond milk
  • Spinach & Artichoke Filling:
  • 3 cups frozen spinach,defrosted
  • 2 cups vegan mozzarella
  • 1 can artichoke hearts, roughly chopped
  • 8 oz. vegan cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup vegan parmesan
  • 1 cup vegan sour cream
  • 1 tsp.cayenne pepper
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat Oven to 350 degrees
  2. Prepare biscuits by mixing both flours, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl
  3. Break up the 6 Tbs. of butter, and using your hands mix the butter into the flour until the entire mixture is crumbly.
  4. Pour in cold almond milk and combine all ingredients - adding additional flour as needed until the dough is slightly sticky.
  5. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to a 1” thickness and cut biscuits using a biscuit cutter or jar/cup and place all cut biscuits in the refrigerator while preparing the spinach & artichoke mixture.
  6. In a medium bowl, mix together the cream cheese, parmesan cheese, sour cream, cayenne pepper and salt & pepper
  7. Add in the spinach and artichokes, and combine thoroughly
  8. Fold in half of the mozzarella cheese
  9. Remove biscuits from refrigerator and cut each biscuit into four pieces
  10. Fold biscuit pieces into the spinach & artichoke - mix gently
  11. Pour entire mixture into a greased 9X13” pan
  12. Sprinkle the remainder of the mozzarella cheese over the top
  13. Bake at 350 degrees for one hour
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