Comfort foods will forever be my go-to “cuisine”. The one issue I had always found with them is most of them were not exactly vegan-friendly.
Thankfully, that’s no longer a problem because vegan cuisine has already figured out ways to replicate your favorite comfort foods into meals that you wouldn’t even believe are vegan!
So instead of worrying about patching some mediocre, somewhat comfortable, dinner together, whip up a comfort food feast with 20 vegan alternatives to your favorite comfort foods!
This is the healthier version of creamed spinach. Swapping out the cream for some soy milk and cashews means a creamy dish that rivals the Popeye classic.
No comfort food list would be complete without a good ol’ fashioned chili recipe. Pack your recipe full of beans and some beef alternative to get a rich and flavourful chili that’ll rival your grandma’s.
Ever wanted a cheesesteak and Reuben sandwich all in one? This vegan Philly Reuben sandwich is everything you could possibly ask for!
Get a little Italian with some delicious cheezy pizza! This recipe starts all the way from the dough, and you can jazz it up by adding your own toppings, whether you like pineapple or not!
A western twist on a Mexican favorite. Instead of beans, adding some spinach and artichokes is like a dip and enchilada in one yummy dish. The author makes them non-vegan, but gives a great suggestion for a vegan alternative!
Another childhood favorite! The basil cashew cheeze makes a perfect gooey top, and each layer is nostalgia in a bite.
Spaghetti + Meatballs. Need I say more?
Buffalo seasoning and blue cheese dressings are a magical combination, but neither is vegan as is, which makes this recipe all the more intriguing! Some cauliflower with buffalo sauce and an interesting tofu and tahini based blue cheese dressing will have you cleaning up the bowl in no time.
Forget KFC, we’re all about VFC! Make sure to bring this to takeout night and wow everyone!
A personal favorite of mine, this recipe is the perfect mix of cheesy and creamy which is the earmark of a good mac n’ cheese. And it’s all without any dairy!
A southern favorite that you need to bring home to wherever you live! PS: to make this truly vegan, substitute the 2% milk for soy milk and you’re all set!
You can’t go wrong with mashed potatoes, and who can resist a chance to make the self-proclaimed best vegan mashed potatoes?
A perfect lunchtime treat, make sure to load up on the tangy filling to make the most of this scrumptious recipe.
Whether you’re sick or just craving some homegrown comfort, this “chicken” noodle soup will have you cured of anything, from a cold to the blues to straight up hunger!
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