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 Bacon

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


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.”


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.”


Vegan Banana Cake

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

-Christie F.

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.”


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.

Vegan Truffles

“Silky smooth texture and rich, rich flavor.”


Best Vegan Ranch Dressing

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


Vegan Cornbread

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


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.”


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.”


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!”


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.”


Vegan Veggie Lasagna

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


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!"


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.”


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.”


Creamless Broccoli Soup

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


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.

Lentil & Veggie Soup

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


Wacky Vegan Microwave Chocolate Cake for One

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


Fried Tofu

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


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.”


Vegan Brownies

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


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

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.”


Tofu Dream Pudding & Pie Filling

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


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.”


Lemony Cheesecake With Berry Sauce

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


Lemon Soymilk Pudding

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