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Vegetarian 7 Layer Dinner

Vegetarian 7 Layer Dinner

This recipe is based on a vintage layered dish. I have added a vegetarian twist that I hope you will enjoy.

Serves 5-6.


  • 2 Tbsp butter or margarine
  • 1 c seitan, small slices
  • 2 medium potatoes, peeled, thinly slices (1/4 inch)
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp rubbed sage (less if powdered)
  • 1/2 tsp marjoram
  • 2 medium carrots, peeled. thinly sliced
  • 1/4 c raw long grain white rice
  • 1 (15 oz) can peas with liquid
  • 2 c cabbage, chopped
  • 1 (15 oz) can diced tomatoes with liquid


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F, and butter a 13 x 9 x-2 inch baking dish.
  2. In a medium skillet over low heat, melt butter. Add seitan and cook a few minutes, or until lightly browned on both sides. Remove from burner and set aside.
  3. In prepared baking dish, place the potatoes in an even layer.
  4. In a small bowl, blend the onion powder, salt, pepper, marjoram and sage to make a seasoning blend.
  5. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon of the seasoning blend evenly over potatoes.
  6. Add carrots. Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon of seasoning blend.
  7. Distribute seitan over the carrots.
  8. Sprinkle rice over the dish.
  9. Distribute peas with their liquid evenly on top.
  10. Add layer of cabbage, followed by remaining seasoning blend.
  11. Pour tomatoes over dish.
  12. Cover dish tightly with foil. Bake 60 minutes, or until potatoes and carrots are fork tender.
  13. Remove foil away from face (steam). Serve hot with bread on the side.

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