25 Vegan Recipes for People Who Think There’s No Life Without Meat and Cheese

We guarantee that these recipes can make any skeptic gain a new appreciation for the delicious decadence vegan food can offer us — and perhaps even never look back again!

From breakfast to dinner, this list has it all; here are 25 plant-based foods that could turn anyone vegan!

1.Strawberry Pecan Stuffed French Toast


You don’t need eggs to make this vegan french toast. This Strawberry Pecan Stuffed French Toast uses mashed bananas as a replacement. Use a baguette for bite-size toast. Drizzle your sweet breakfast with maple syrup, sprinkle a bit of confectioner’s sugar, or eat it as is.



2. Gluten-Free Biscuits and Mushroom Gravy

Accompany your Sunday morning breakfast with these soft and fluffy biscuits. Pour some mushroom gravy on top and serve. Easy as that! This is comfort food at its best. These delicious biscuits are also gluten-free.



3. Coconut Bacon

This cruelty-free bacon will wake up even the sleepiest head in your household. When baked, these faux bacon strips taste amazingly smokey, and a bit salty too. A perfection addition to a big breakfast.


4. The Vegan Gutbuster Sandwich – Homemade Vegan Italian Sausage on Baguette

Think vegan food is wimpy? That it won’t make you full? Think again! This sandwich says it all in its name. This gut buster sandwich is stuffed with spicy, vegan Italian sausage; sliced mushrooms; bell peppers; and tomatoes. It’s the perfect addition to game night.


5. Pineapple Jack BBQ Sandwich

Fan of BBQs? This Pineapple Jack BBQ Sandwich looks like the real thing and tastes like it too. The pineapple adds a sweet, tanginess to the barbecue sauce. Lathered onto seitan, tempeh, tofu, or portobello mushrooms, and this baby is good to go. Yum!


6. The Bad Ass ‘Lamb’ Burger

Here’s a burger you don’t want to mess with. It’s meat-eater tested and approved. Bite into this juicy burger knowing it’s not made from those cute, white, fluffy animals.


7. 5 Killer Vegan Mac & Cheeses

These 5 macaroni and cheese recipes are the ultimate “cheesy,” creamy comfort food. Who needs pre-packaged mac and cheese from that all too familiar blue box anymore? This childhood favorite just got veganized!


8. Chickpea ‘Tuna’ Salad Sandwich

No fishes were harmed in the making of this sandwich! It’s a chickpea-based salad, sprinkled with seaweed flakes, for a taste and smell reminiscent of the sea. Lay your ‘tuna’ salad on top of a bed of lettuce and top with a handful of alfalfa sprouts and thinly sliced tomatoes for a great lunch. We bet anyone would jump for this dish, no matter their stance on vegan food.


9. Balsamic BBQ Seitan and Tempeh Ribs

Put on your adult bibs and put that knife and fork down. These vegan ribs taste delicious and you’ll be chowing down before you can even say the entire recipe’s name. Whether you choose seitan or tempeh to make these ribs, they are sure to be finger-licking good.


10. Vegan Tofu ‘Scallops’

Planning on a fancy dinner? Or how about a date night? These vegan, tofu “scallops” are a great way to show off your cooking skills, while showing off your compassionate side too.


11. Seitan and Mushroom Bourguignon

Here’s another fancy dinner entree that will leave guests flabbergasted that it’s entirely vegan. A classic, French dish, this recipe is reimagined. Using seitan, mushrooms, and a hint of dry red wine, this bourguignon (pronounced bore-geen-yone) is sure to be a star on any menu.


12. Portobello Wellington

Although its’ origins are unclear, it’s very clear that this Portobello Wellington is stunningly beautiful and delicious. No need to worry about that semi-raw meat burrowed in the middle of cripsy, decadent pastry. We have portobello mushrooms to give us that earthy taste and texture.


13. Reuben Burger

This burger is the bomb. A twist on the classic Reuben sandwich, this flavorful burger will have anyone saying “Wow, maybe this vegan thing is doable after all!” Serve it up with a  brew as the recipe suggests, and you’ll be turning people vegan left and right in no time at all.

14. Vegan Crab Cakes with Sweet Balsamic Mayo

Are you trying to eat your computer screen yet? Made from garbanzo beans, this vegan crab cake recipe is simple, nutritious, and will even have your house smelling like “real” seafood as you cook it up — meaning this is the perfect dish to treat those seafood-loving vegan skeptics in your life with!


15. Buffalo Tofu Fries

Who needs buffalo wings? Not us vegans! These dreamy tofu fries, served up with some vegan ranch, will have even the biggest of vegan nay-sayers saying “More, please!” Serve up this snack at your next tailgate or game — we think the fries will do all the talking for you.

16. Moxarella Cheese

Have a cheese lover in your life? Check out this vegan version of mozzarella cheese, made with cashews and all kinds of good for you ingredients. You can use this cheese in dips, on pizza, on Italian sandwiches…the list goes on and on. Whip a batch of this stuff up, and you’ll have no problem turning the cheese lover in your life on to the goodness that is vegan cheese.

17. Goldfish Crackers…Vegan Style!

And another for those cheese lovers out there. Aren’t these the cutest? With only 8 ingredients, you can avoid that fake orange cheese stuff you’ll find on the real “Goldfish,” but enjoy all the flavor found in this timeless snack. Make a big batch of these for your next party!

18. Baked Eggplant Fries

Get all the crunch you love from regular fried fries with none of those nasty health side effects with this decadent baked fry recipe! What’s more is that these are made with eggplant, a veggie rich in vitamin power. This is definitely one dish that will have everyone — vegan or not — coming back for more.

19. Creamy Artichoke Spinach Dip

Who doesn’t love artichoke spinach dip? Save yourself (and your friends and family) from those tubs found in the grocery store deli, though, and try this fully vegan, yet incredibly creamy recipe. Vegans and non-vegans alike will be simply amazed at the texture of this dip — no dairy needed whatsoever!

20. Vegan Tiramisu with Vanilla Cream and Coffee Ladyfingers

Our list wouldn’t be complete without some to-die-for desserts, right? Tiramisu is a favorite dessert for many, and this vegan version with vanilla cream and coffee ladyfingers is raw, creamy, and sure to please!


21. Super-Thick Strawberry Shake

For those who love a fruity dessert, this creamy, thick, and antioxidant-full strawberry shakewill have any shake-lover swooning!  Top it with some vegan coconut whipped cream, and this dessert is sure to please.

22. Pistachio Chocolate Truffles

Perfect for anyone who likes a crunchy dessert treat, these adorable little pistachio chocolate truffles are easy to make and will be a hit with any truffle lover in your life (including you!).

23. Guinness Chocolate Cupcakes with Maple Whiskey Vanilla Frosting

The title of this recipe alone is enough to win many of us over, right? A splash of dark beer, chocolate, maple, whiskey, vanilla…what is not to love here? To top it all off, this comes incupcake form! Can we get a big “wow”?

24. Banana Chocolate Caramel Vegan Ice Cream Cake 

You can’t spell dessert without ice cream (okay, maybe you can, but you get what we mean). And this ice cream cake, with banana, chocolate, and caramel is not just beautiful, but it’s sinfully delicious, too. Not one person tasting this cake will believe it’s really vegan!

25. Raw Almond Chunky Monkey Ice Cream 

A re-make of that favorite Chunky Monkey flavor so many of you know and once loved, this raw ice cream blend will top the list of vegans and non-vegans all the same. Serve this up with some vegan whipped cream, and say hello, decadence — and maybe even hello, veganism for some converts you’ll win over in the process of serving up and delighting in this and the other 24 foods listed here!



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