Whether they’re childhood favorites, restaurant staples, or party snacks, so many classic dishes we grew up eating and loving seem inaccessible to those eating a strictly plant-based diet. It’s easy for the herbivore at the table to start feeling left out, unable to partake in what’s supposed to be a bonding experience over everyone’s most beloved foods.
Not only do these recipes eliminate animal products, but many introduce healthier alternatives and more nutritionally beneficial swaps for flavors that not only resemble, but maybe even surpass the originals.
ULTIMATELY PLEASING VEGAN VERSIONS OF THE FOODS YOU’RE CRAVING MOST
1. BUTTERNUT SQUASH MAC & CHEESE
Mac and cheese = medicine for your soul. Get the recipe here.
2. NIRVANA ENCHILADA CASSEROLE
A little taste of heaven, conveniently located on Earth. Recipe available here.
3. TOFU POPCORN CHICK’N
Crispy and perfect for dipping, this non-chicken recipe fills in the biggest hole in the vegan diet: The Fried Chicken Void. Get the recipe here.
4. BROCCOLI & CHEEZE SOUP
Why should dairy eaters have all the creamed soup fun? Get the recipe here.
5. MOZZARELLA STICKS
Deep fried cheese. What else do you need to know? Get the recipe here.
6. SPINACH “CHICOTTA” STUFFED PASTA SHELLS
There are so many other options for stuffing shells than cheese. Get the recipe here.
7. CREAMY BROCCOLI AND MUSHROOM PASTA
If there is a problem that a giant bowl of pasta can’t fix, I haven’t found it yet. Get the recipe here.
8. EASY CHEEZY PIZZA
Mmmmm…. Pizzaaaaaaaa…. Get the recipe here.
9. VEGAN QUICHE
This recipe usies ingredient swaps that preserve the creamy texture, classy appearance, and satiating substance of the traditional dish. Get the recipe here.
10. VEGAN AVOCADO MELT WITH COCONUT BACON
The result is unique, wholesome, and almost too pretty to eat! Get the recipe here.
11. EGGPLANT PARMIGIANA WITH CASHEW RICOTTA
This dish has an uncanny resemblance to the look and flavor of the original. Get the recipe here.