4 January 2022 By jessedewit 0

Chickpea Casserole

This creamy chickpea bake is the comfort food in this winter season, with chickpeas, Meet Jackfruit balls, and your favorite roasted vegetables, in a creamy smoked sauce, made with melted Carotella (the smoked veggieese)! A full meal reach on vegetables and taste!

VVV delivers:

10 Jackfruit balls
80 g chickpeas
250 ml soy drink
1 piece (140 gram) carotella cheese

Bestel het pakket hiervoor hier los or hier in statiegeld. Met statiegeld krijg je meer chickpeas (400gr) and sojadrank (500mL).

Take care for yourself:

500gr seasonal veggies (for example: sprouts, carrots, mushrooms, pumpkin)
1/2 onion
4 cloves garlic
2 el oil
salt, pepper and (fresh) parsley




  1. Soak the chickpeas for about 8 hours in a large bowl with three times as much cold water
  2. Put chickpeas and water in a pan, add enough water if necessary to cover the chickpeas about 2 cm. Bring to the boil and let it cook for 5 minutes. Wrap the pan, wrap it in an old tea towel or towel, place it under a blanket and let it sit for 3 hours. This is the hay box method that saves a lot of energy. If it is not cooked yet, cook for a while.
    Alternative to the 'haybox method': boil for 2 hours.
  3. Let cool and drain. Save the water, this so-called aquafaba is an egg substitute in for example pancakes.


  1. Clean and cut the veggies and put them in a baking tray, along with the to 1/3 clove chopped garlic, oil salt and peper. Mix well to combine. Roast at 170°C for around 40 minutes, stirring halfway, or until nicely roasted.
  2. Add the drained chickpeas and the jackfruit ball to the roasted veggies.
  3. Prepare the creamy smoked cheese sauce: In a saucepan bring the soy milk to boil, then add the carotella cheese coarsely chopped. Reduce the heat to a minimum and let the carotella melt, constantly whisking. It will take about 6-8 minutes.
  4. Put the sauce obtained on the chickpeas and return to the oven for a further 15 minutes and 185°C.
  5. Add some freshly chopped parsley just before serving.