PART OF Comfort Food

38 Plant-Based Comfort Food Recipes

Comfort food often brings up images of stick-to-your-ribs meaty dishes and creamy, cheesy preparations. However, comfort food doesn't have to include meat or dairy, and our users prove it with these amazing plant-based recipes suitable for vegans, vegetarians or just anyone who wants a change of pace from the usual comfort foods.

Five-Minute Vegan Pancakes

"These turned out as good or better than most vegan pancake recipes I've tried.”

-magpie diner

Vegan Lentil Burgers

"This is my go-to when I make burgers at home. Since I am a vegetarian, I add an egg to help them stay together, but honestly they stick together pretty well anyway.”

-mundaetraversa

Creamy Roasted Garlic Hummus

"This is my go-to recipe for roasted garlic hummus. I always make it in advance. It has replaced our need to buy garlic hummus from Trader Joe’s.”

-Mishybelle

One-Pan Fudge Cake

"Wonderfully moist, rich cake. My only problem with it was my own fault. I decided to modify and use round cake pans to try and make a layer cake, and this cake is too moist to remove from a pan!"

-S in PA

Garden Vegetable Soup

“I know this sounds weird, but I've found that a quarter of a teaspoon of hickory smoked salt really adds a nice taste.”

-Jade P.

Best Vegan Ranch Dressing

“I substituted silken tofu for the soy milk and it make an even thicker dip. Great for carrots, etc.”

-faereysparks

Vegan Cornbread

"This is the best vegan cornbread recipe I've found (and I been on a quest to find one for five years).”

-Christina-Bobina

Channa Masala

"Awesome. Very easy to make! The best channa masala we have ever had.”

-R. Donaldson

Vegan Blueberry Muffins

“These muffins came out great! I used a banana in place of the apple sauce and used whole wheat flour instead of white, to make them even healthier.”

-Emily Amarnick

Chewy Vegan Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies

“Turned out great! I didn't use a blender for the flax, I just mixed it thoroughly in the milk and let it sit while I sifted my dry ingredients.”

-Aliyah J.

Asian Style Savory Baked Tofu

"Delicious. I doubled both garlic and ginger because you can never have too much in my honest opinion and reduced the oil to one tablespoon and this is a keeper. Thanks for sharing.”

-FranBow

Vegetarian Irish Stew

“This was a delicious recipe. I prepared this on a Saturday afternoon, beginning of fall, when we all wanted to cozy up indoors. The flavours were amazing and the broth was rich.”

-toupindominique

Carol's Dal Curry

“I’ve made this many time and always turns out great! Wouldn't change a thing. Makes great leftovers.”

-Hot Cooking Mama

Vanilla Eggless & Dairy Free Vegan Cake

“This is a cake that is so versatile that you could literally eat the same basic cake — changing the flavourings — forever!”

-this4samonly

Sweet Potato & Black Bean Burrito

"Great vegetarian meal! I love the sweet potato and black bean combo — it's balanced and hearty without being too heavy.”

-rsarahl

Vegan Veggie Lasagna

"I mixed together the tofu and veggie mixture in a sauce pan and put it on spaghetti. It was delicious.”

-omJane

Vegan Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Nut Cookies

“I have been making these cookies for years now. They are so crazy good. I bring them to parties and I get half a dozen requests for the recipe.”

-lesley.halferty

Vegan Truffles

“Silky smooth texture and rich, rich flavor.”

-johnevoice

Seitan Chorizo Crumbles

"Amazing! I made sure to really brown the crumbles for a tad longer even than eight minutes. Beats meat — way more flavor!"

-larue816

Vegan Golden Vanilla Cupcakes

"Absolutely brilliant. I gave a simple vanilla iced version of this cupcake to my very skeptical brother (he refuses to eat anything dairy free) without telling him that they were vegan. he ate four.”

-C.Dichmont

Silky Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

"I used a chocolate pre-baked crust and it was great. You can't tell that there is tofu in it, but it is a very rich dessert!"

-Debbie Mulligan

Vegan Ginger Cookies

“Outstanding. I was skeptical when I read the other rave reviews, but I have to admit these cookies are pretty great.”

-anitaku

Creamless Broccoli Soup

“This was wonderful! I couldn't believe how the oatmeal thickened it up.”

-nemokitty

Tofu & Broccoli with Peanut Sauce

"I give this recipe five stars because it was really simple, very good and everyone enjoyed it.”

-Miss Erin C.

Vegan Bacon

“I made this today, and wow! It's amazing how much like bacon it tastes to me!”

-unrulyhedgehog

Lentil & Veggie Soup

"We really enjoyed this healthy soup! Perfect on a cool day with some whole grain bread from the bakery."

-Clarely

Wacky Vegan Microwave Chocolate Cake for One

“Moist, surprisingly rich for the lack of actual chocolate and so easy.”

-dreamling_13

Fried Tofu

"The nutritional yeast gives the tofu a bit of a cheesy flavor, which was so good!”

-Yogi8

Vegan Bolognese

“I liked it, and appreciated that it was not overly saucy. I will try it again, reducing the herbs and red pepper."

-Jeff N.

Tofu Egg Salad

“Excellent recipe — healthy and a nice change. It may have started to convert me to tofu.”

-Bergy

Vegan Brownies

"I made these this evening, and they're fantastic! Gooey, sweet and so chocolatey!”

-Anu_N

Paul & Linda McCartney's Split Pea Soup

“This was awesome. I made it yesterday for lunch/dinner today and it did not make it past 8:00 P.M. It was that good.”

-Diana Adcock

Vegan Banana Cake

"I made this recipe exactly as directed but as cupcakes instead and it was amazing! Seriously so good.”

-Christie F.

Tempeh Chicken Salad

"Well, I haven't had real chicken salad in ages (so I'm not going to compare) but this turned out a very delicious lunch; I wrapped it in a tortilla with a little lettuce. The salad has a little crunch from the veggies and the pickle gives a little kick.”

-Yogi8

Tofu Dream Pudding & Pie Filling

“I make variations of this all the time — usually as a pie filling or frozen as an ‘ice cream.’”

-free-free

Walnut Taco Meat

"My first with walnut 'meat' and it was super yummy. I love seasoning so I was pretty liberal with the seasoning. It was absolutely delicious.”

-WSV4112

Lemony Cheesecake With Berry Sauce

"This is one fantastic recipe. It was especially nice when frozen overnight.”

-paula.thorn

Lemon Soymilk Pudding

You can serve these in elegant martini glasses or pack them in little pudding cups for a snack on the go.

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