16 Indulgent Vegan Recipes

These rich and savory dishes have all the flavor, but none of the animal products. From cashew cheese and Korean-fried "chicken" to vegan cheesecake, these meatless, dairy-free recipes are sure to please everyone at the dinner table.

Vegan Fried ‘Fish’ Tacos

Using silken tofu coated in a crispy panko coating is a great substitute for fish. You can mix up the fillings as you like—omit the pickled onions and make a fresh tomato salsa or mash the avocado up to make guac.

Vegan Nachos

A simple appetizer to whip up. The cashew sour cream doesn't require a long soak, so you can make it at a moment's notice. Fresh tomato salsa is best, but if you're short on time you can use your favorite jarred brand.

Vegan Garlic Bread

Buttery sticks of pillowy dough covered in garlic and parsley. Use a no-knead dough to make the whole process even easier.

Vegan Chocolate Fudge Cake

A light and deeply chocolatey cake with a ganache-like chocolate-coconut cream frosting.

Vegan Burnt Ends Sandwich

A sticky, smokey, sweet and salty sandwich. The smoked tofu adds a meaty flavor but you can also use regular firm tofu with some liquid smoke to the mixture instead.

Vegan Galaxy Doughnuts

A swirly galactic glaze on a pillowy-soft doughnut. These are best when eaten fresh!

Vegan Fettuccine Alfredo

This is a light and silky sauce made from cauliflower. It's not as rich as a classic Alfredo sauce, but it's still creamy enough to pour over pasta!

Vegan Tiramisu

A classic Italian dessert made super easy by using whipped coconut cream and vegan cream cheese. Dust the top with cocoa powder to temper the sweetness of the dessert.

Vegan Baked Cheesecake

The filling is made from a combination of coconut milk and cashews. The crust is a simple vegan shortbread-like dough, but if you can get hold of vegan cookies you can crush them up and mix with melted margarine to make a cookie crust.

Vegan Korean Fried 'Chicken'

These little bites are made from deep-fried seitan, coated in gochujang—a hot, sweet fermented chili sauce.

Vegan Sticky Buns

Nothing better than a gooey sticky bun! The dough is made fluffy pre-cooking some of the flour with water to make a paste. It then gets mixed into the main dough and helps make the final rolls soft and pillowy without the help of eggs.

Vegan Pasta Bolognese

In this vegan take on a classic comfort food, the meat is replaced with red lentils and mushrooms. Try shredding the 'shrooms with a box grater. Serve with spaghetti or pappardelle.

Vegan Mac & Cheese

A creamy, cashew-based sauce which gets its texture from blended potato. Sprinkle it with breadcrumbs and throw it under the broiler in your oven for a crispy topping.

Vegan Spinach-Artichoke Dip

A rich dip which can be served hot or cold. It's great for dipping pizza crusts! This one is has white beans blended in to give it more body.

Vegan Chickpea Tikka Masala

A lightly spiced and deliciously creamy curry. It's filled with chickpeas and roasted squash but feel free the change up the veggies or beans for whatever you have on hand.

Vegan Margherita Pizza

Making a homemade cashew "mozzarella" is pretty easy to do and you can keep extra in the freezer for future pizza making!

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