25 Vegan Recipes for People Who Think There’s No Life Without Meat and Cheese (2024)

We guarantee that these vegan recipes can make any skeptic gain a new appreciation for vegan food. They are delicious, decadent, and will dazzle vegans and non-vegans alike. Try these vegan recipes out on your omnivore friends! They’re so delicious that perhaps they too will go vegan and never look back again! Vegan meat and cheese recipes are the perfect place to start!

We also highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App — with over 15,000 delicious recipes it is the largest meatless, vegan, plant-based and allergy-friendly recipe resource to help you get healthy!

From breakfast to dinner, this list has it all; here are 25 plant-based foods that everyone will love!

1. Strawberry Pecan Stuffed French Toast

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You don’t need eggs to make this vegan French toast. ThisStrawberry Pecan Stuffed French Toast by Nikki Haney uses mashed bananas as a replacement. Use a baguette for bite-size toast. Drizzle your sweet breakfast with maple syrup, sprinkle a bit of confectioner’s sugar, or eat it as is.

2. Biscuits and Mushroom Gravy

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Accompany your Sunday morning breakfast with these soft and fluffy vegan Biscuits by Molly Patrick. Pour some mushroom gravy on top and serve. Easy as that! This is comfort food at its best. These delicious biscuits are also gluten-free.

3. Coconut Bacon

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This Coconut Bacon by Amber St. Peter will wake up even the sleepiest head in your household. When baked, these vegan bacon strips taste amazingly smokey, and a bit salty too. A perfection addition to a big breakfast.

4. The Gutbuster Sandwich: Italian ‘Sausage’ on Baguette

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Think you need meat to be full? Think again! This sandwich says it all in its name. This Gutbuster Sandwich by Lori Hirsch Stokoe is stuffed with spicy, vegan Italian sausage; sliced mushrooms; bell peppers; and tomatoes. It’s the perfect addition to game night.

5. Pineapple Jack BBQ Sandwich

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Fan of BBQs? This Pineapple Jack BBQ Sandwich by Tami Noyes looks like the real thing and tastes like it too. The pineapple adds a sweet, tanginess to the barbecue sauce. Lathered onto seitan, tempeh, tofu, or portobello mushrooms, and this baby is good to go. Yum!

6. The ‘Lamb’ Burger

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Here’s a burger that belongs at every barbecue — The “Lamb” Burger by Molly Patrick. Bite into this juicy burger made from mushrooms, lentils, and savory spices and nothing will ever be the same again.

7.Very Cheesy Mac n Cheeze

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I scream, you scream, we all scream for Very Cheesy Mac n Cheeze by Amber St. Peter! Especially for those of us with food allergies, dietary preferences, or just a healthy appreciation for health. But seriously, if you miss classic mac and cheese, this is a slightly spicy, flavorful, much healthier recreation of the old favorite. Loaded with secret ingredient goodies like nutritional yeast, tahini, and turmeric, it’s worth more than you’d expect, too. The cheezy sauce is chock full of B vitamins and anti-inflammatory power just waiting to be gobbled up!

8. Chickpea ‘Tuna’ Salad Sandwich

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This Chickpea “Tuna” Salad by One Green Planet is sprinkled with seaweed flakes for a taste and smell reminiscent of the sea. Lay your “tuna” salad on top of a bed of lettuce and top with a handful of alfalfa sprouts and thinly sliced tomatoes for a great lunch. We bet anyone would jump for this dish. We sure would.

9. Balsamic BBQ Seitan and Tempeh Ribs

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Put on your adult bibs and put that knife and fork down. These Balsamic BBQ Seitan and Tempeh Ribs by Rhea Parsons taste delicious and you’ll be chowing down before you can even say the entire recipe’s name. Whether you choose seitan or tempeh to make these ribs, they are sure to be finger-licking good.

10. Tofu ‘Scallops’

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Planning on a fancy dinner? Or how about a date night? These Tofu “Scallops” by Rhea Parsons are a great way to show off your cooking skills, while showing off your compassionate side too.

11. Seitan and Mushroom Bourguignon

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Here’s another fancy dinner entree that will leave guests flabbergasted. This Seitan and Mushroom Bourguignon by Tami Noyesis a French classic, reimagined. Using seitan, mushrooms, and a hint of dry red wine, this is sure to be a star on any menu.

12. Portobello Wellington

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Although its’ origins are unclear, it’s very clear that this Portobello Wellington by Jennifer Strohmeyer is stunningly beautiful and delicious. Portobello mushrooms to give us an earthy taste and meaty texture while the puff pastry is perfectly crisp..


Source: Reuben Burger

This Reuben Burger by Tamasin and Jim Noyes is the bomb. A twist on the classic Reuben sandwich, this flavorful burger will have anyone saying “Wow, maybe this vegan thing is doable after all!” Serve it up with a brew as the recipe suggests, and you’ll be turning people vegan left and right in no time at all.

14. ‘Crab’ Cakes With SweetBalsamicMayo

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Are you trying to eat your computer screen yet? Made from chickpeas, these “Crab” Cakes by Molly Patrick are simple, nutritious, and will even have your house smelling like seafood as you cook it up — meaning this is the perfect dish for anyone who loved the real thing!

15.Buffalo Tofu Fries

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These dreamy Buffalo Tofu Fries by Rhea Parsons, served up with some vegan ranch, will have everyone saying “more, please!” Serve up this snack at your next tailgate or game — we think the fries will do all the talking for you.

16.Moxarella Cheese

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Love cheese? Check out this Moxarella Cheese by Somer McCowan, made with cashews and all kinds of tasty ingredients. You can use this cheese in dips, on pizza, on Italian sandwiches … The list goes on and on. Whip a batch of this stuff up, and you’ll have no problem finding uses for it.

17. Copycat Goldfish Crackers

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And another for those cheese lovers out there. Aren’t these Copycat Goldfish Crackers by Amber St. Peter the cutest? With only eight ingredients, you can avoid that fake orange cheese stuff you’ll find on the real “Goldfish,” but enjoy all the flavor found in this timeless snack. Make a big batch of these for your next party!

18.Baked Eggplant Fries

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Get all the crunch you love from regular fried fries with none of those nasty health side effects with these crispy Baked Eggplant Fries by Jennifer Strohmeyer! What’s more is that these are made with eggplant, a veggie rich in vitamin power. This is definitely one dish that will have everyone coming back for more.

19.Creamy Artichoke Spinach Dip

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Who doesn’t love artichoke spinach dip? Save yourself (and your friends and family) from those tubs found in the grocery store deli, though, and try this incredible Creamy Artichoke Spinach Dip by Dreena Burton. Everyone will be simply amazed at the texture of this dip — no dairy needed whatsoever!

20. Raw Tiramisu With Vanilla Cream and Coffee Ladyfingers

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Our list wouldn’t be complete without some to-die-for desserts, right? Tiramisu is a favorite dessert for many, and this Raw Tiramisu by Emily von Euw is sure to please!

21.Super-Thick Strawberry Shake

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For those who love a fruity dessert, this creamy, thick, and antioxidant-full Strawberry Shake by Katie Higginswill have any shake-lover swooning! Top it with some vegan coconut whipped cream, and this dessert is sure to please.

22.Pistachio Chocolate Truffles

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Perfect for anyone who likes a crunchy dessert treat, these adorable little Pistachio Chocolate Truffles by Clémence Moulaert are easy to make and will be a hit with any truffle lover in your life (including you!).

23.GuinnessChocolate Cupcakes With Maple Whiskey Vanilla Frosting

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The title of these Guinness Chocolate Cupcakes by Emily von Euw alone is enough to win many of us over, right? A splash of dark beer, chocolate, maple, whiskey, vanilla … what is not to love here? To top it all off, this comes in cupcake form! Can we get a big “wow”?

24.Banana Chocolate Caramel Ice Cream Cake

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You can’t spell dessert without Banana Chocolate Caramel Ice Cream Cake (okay, maybe you can, but you get what we mean)! And this ice cream cake with banana, chocolate, and caramel by Emily von Euw is not just beautiful, but it’s sinfully delicious, too. Not one person tasting this cake will believe it’s dairy-free!

25.Raw Almond Chunky Monkey Ice Cream

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A re-make of that favorite flavor so many of you know and once loved, this Raw Chunky Monkey Ice Cream by Julie Westblend will top the list of vegans and non-vegans all the same. Serve this up with some vegan whipped cream, and say hello, decadence.

Make any one of these recipes and you’ll be sure to delight whoever you make it for — and of course, yourself.

Learn How to Cook Plant-Based Meals at Home!

Reducing your meat intake and eating more plant-based foods is known to help with chronic inflammation, heart health, mental wellbeing, fitness goals, nutritional needs, allergies, gut health and more! Dairy consumption also has been linked many health problems, including acne, hormonal imbalance, cancer, prostate cancer and has many side effects.

For those of you interested in eating more plant-based, we highly recommend downloading theFood Monster App— with over 15,000 delicious recipes it is the largest meatless, plant-based, vegan and allergy-friendly recipe resource to help reduce your environmental footprint, save animals and get healthy! And, while you are at it, we encourage you to also learn about theenvironmentalandhealth benefitsof aplant-based diet.

Here are some great resources to get you started:

  • Weekly Vegan Meal Plans
  • Plant-Based Health Resources
  • Plant-Based Nutrition Resources
  • The Ultimate Guide to Plant-Based Nutrition
  • Budget-Friendly Plant-Based Recipes
  • High Protein Plant-Based Recipes
  • Plant-Based Meal Prep

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