Craving something starchy, greasy, savory, fried or filling and want it to be vegetarian or vegan? No problem. Thanks to ingenious food hacks using healthy, protein-packed staples like mushrooms, black beans, quinoa, chickpeas, lentils, tofu, seitan and nuts, you can load up on meat- and dairy-free versions of every classic comfort food dish, from fried chicken, Philly cheesesteaks and sloppy Joes to biscuits and gravy, pot roast and meatloaf. And yes, all these recipes really are veg-friendly.
No need to buy frozen veggie burgers at the grocery store ever again. You won't want to. With this vegetarian burger recipe, you'll have 12 patties to serve and eat right away or easily freeze for a later meal.
Pot pies manage to pack so many textures and sensations into one potent dish: warm, flaky layers and creamy, filling insides. And this vegan pot pie recipe is no different. What's not to love?
Sure to be a fall favorite, this vegetarian chili recipe, seasoned with cinnamon, cumin and garlic, is loaded with the good stuff: pumpkin, chili beans, chilies, corn, peppers and more.
Give in to your cravings for fully loaded pasta with this tomato, walnut and basil pasta. It's protein-packed and vegan too.
The secret to this vegan sloppy Joes recipe? Walnuts, quinoa, black beans and pure maple syrup (yes, please), with seasonings like paprika and tamari.
Crispy, crunchy chicken may be one of the hardest things to give up if you're opting to go meat-free. Thanks to this vegan fried chicken, not so!
As with any soup, ordering French onion soup off a menu at a restaurant is always hit or miss as a vegetarian. You may never know what stock or ingredients were used. With this vegetarian French onion soup recipe, make it at home, and indulge without any doubts.
This is no mystery meat! The next time you want a hearty dinner with little prep required, try this seitan-based vegetarian slow cooker pot roast recipe.
There's almost nothing better than Southern comfort food, and within this culinary category, biscuits and gravy are almost certainly at the top of the list. Mushrooms and vegan Worcestershire sauce are at the heart of this biscuits and veggie gravy recipe.
Our vegan mac and cheese recipe is proof you can go vegan and still enjoy the ultimate comfort food: mac and cheese! The secret's in the cashew-chickpea-chipotle-based sauce.
What could be more soothing than this veggie- and rice-packed, broth-based dish? While vegetarian pho is hard to come by in restaurants, it's easy to make at home.
Step aside, veggie BLTs. You may have just been replaced by the top meat-free alternative to a classic sandwich. Go ahead: You know you want to try the vegan Philly cheesesteak.
Not your grandma's meatloaf, you and your dinner guests will want a second serving of this glazed vegetable lentil loaf and can do so without loosening any belts.
Who says vegetarian food isn't filling? Feed your dinner companions these lentil-based meatballs, and they'll want a heaping helping. And they can have it, without the guilt that often accompanies gorging on traditional meatballs.
Nothing says "feel better" like chicken noodle soup, and why should an under-the-weather vegetarian be left in the cold? Serve this vegetarian chicken noodle soup recipe the next time your veg friend or loved one isn't feeling so hot.
Hot pot is simple to make and takes little time but isn't always vegetarian-friendly. Enter the Japanese variation, vegetarian hot tofu, served with a soy and sake sauce and topped with ginger, scallions and other seasonings, which you can get ready in five minutes and cooks in just 15.
Mushroom lovers, this vegetarian stroganoff recipe combines shiitake, baby portabello and cremini mushrooms in one delightful dish and has nearly 13 grams of protein for just 268 calories.
Get your greasy food fix with this deep-dish vegan pepperoni pizza topped with vegan cheese and pepperonis.
Our vegetarian paella recipe substitutes this entree's typical meat or seafood protein base with chickpeas and veggies.
No list of vegan and vegetarian comfort food recipes would be complete without dessert. For those with a sweet tooth and a dairy-free or gluten-free diet, you must try these vegan cheesecakes.
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