28 Vegan Recipes You’ll Love Even If You Like Meat (2024)

Maybe it was the melt-in-your-mouth pizza… or the scrum-diddly-umptious lookin’ mac and cheese that, YES, was all vegan — but we know you’ve been craving a second helping since we posted all those Beyonce-approved Vegan Challenge recipes. Well, get your bibs ready again to scroll through these 28 animal-free recipes that are SO mouthwatering, you might not want to look at them after your lunch break. Fair warning.

1. Gobi Manchurian: If you like Indian food AND you like Chinese food, then this twofer is your dream meal! It’s a popular fusion dish in India, combining yummy flavors of both cuisines. (via Adventures In Vegan Cooking)

2. Lemongrass Coconut Soup: Coconut and lemongrass — the combination is exotic, delicious, healthy. Really, how can you go wrong with a dish like this? (via Earthly Feast)

3. Jackfruit Soft Tacos: Because if there were ever a party that I would want in my mouth, it would be this one for sure. (via Olives For Dinner)

4. Fiery Garlic Tofu: For anyone who is wary of tofu, this is the recipe to rid you of the fear for good! The flavors are bursting from the image alone. (via Bold Vegan)

5. Rustic Tomato Rice Kale Stew: Even classics enjoy a good makeover. This recipe screams warmth, comfort and all-around goodness. (via Healthy Happy Life)

6. Pakistani Chickpea Pulao With Sweet Hot Date Onion Chutney: Because anything with date onion chutney deserves a shoutout and then some. (via Katie at the Kitchen Door)

7. Extra Creamy Mac and Cheese: Rumor has it that this is the best mac and cheese recipe out there, vegan or not. (via Bold Vegan)

8. Rapini Noodle Bowl: Sesame oil, ginger and lime is a winning combination, especially when mixed with soba noodles and rapini. (via A House in the Hills)

9. Sweet and Sour Crispy Mock Chicken Stir-Fry: So many yummy and awesome things happening on this plate! (via Olives for Dinner)

10. Fried Rice With Mock Meat and Egg: The mock egg made from garbanzo and fava flour not only gets major points for creativity, it makes all the difference in texture and color. (via Divine Healthy Food)

11. Miso Noodle Soup: Miso, mushrooms and greens — this is the perfect go-to soup when feeling under the weather. (via Goodness Green)

12. Lime and Dill Farinata: A mix between flatbread, pizza and a super fancy cracker, this is a must-try recipe. (via Cloudberrries and Spice)

13. Raw Lasagna: Fact: Food made from plants is just downright pretty. (via Whole Hearted Eats)

14. Zucchini Pasta With Stuffing: Because when hearty stuffing is paired with pasta made out of zucchini, magical things happen. (via Inspiralized)

15. Power Linguine: Guaranteed to leave you satisfied and happy. (via Neat Stuff)

16. Seitan and Waffles With Pomegranate Syrup: We found it. The vegan answer to chicken and waffles. And this version looks every bit as yum as the original. (via The Post Punk Kitchen)

17. White Bean Alfredo Pasta: Alfredo made from white beans. Who knew? Clever and delish all at the same time. (via Vegan Miam)

18. Avocado Coconut Oil Tartine: Pampering yourself is good for the soul, and that’s exactly what you will be doing when you make and eat this. (via 101 Cookbooks)

19. Vegan Hawaiian Pizza: There’s no denying that salty ham and sweet pineapple is a winning combo. We’re loving this vegan version with tofu ham. Too cute! (via Veggieful)

20. Shiitake Mushrooms and Sweet Potato Noodle Soup: A circus of flavors is happening in this bowl, and we like it. (via Divine Healthy Food)

21. Mushroom Stout Pie with Potato Biscuits: You had us at “Potato Biscuit.” Period. (via The Post Punk Kitchen)

22. Aloo Parathas: There are lots of different Indian breads out there, but this one is particularly yummy and easy to make. (via Vegan Yum Yum)

23. Bad Ass Lam Burger: Yes, like lamb, but not. It’s hearty, it’s huge, it will satisfy everyone at the dinner table. (via Bold Vegan)

24. Rustic Roasted Country Vegetables and Herbs: This amazingly yummy vegetable medley is simple, hearty and super easy to make. (via A Bachelor and His Grill)

25. Irish Spring Rolls: Who else wants to nom on these right now? (via The Veg Life)

26. Deviled Eggs: Quick to make and sure to impress, all the yumminess of deviled eggs without the farty egg smell. (via Bold Vegan)

27. Portobello and Peach Burgers: Totally innovative and mouthwatering… there’s something (dare we say?) sexy about the combination of portobellos and peaches. Not to mention, this screams summer! (via Green Kitchen Stories)

28. Absolutely Pho-Bulous Pho: The explosion of flavors that happen in your mouth when you eat this pho will make you wonder why this pho-nomenal dish hasn’t been a staple in your recipe arsenal all along. (via Messy Vegetarian Cook)

What is your fave vegan recipe ? Share in the comments below!

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