These 30 Comfort Foods Have No Meat Or Dairy, But You'd Never Know It

These 30 Comfort Foods Have No Meat Or Dairy, But You'd Never Know It

Whether you're vegan or just trying to cut back on meat and dairy, there's no reason why you should have to give up your favorite comfort foods. Here are 30 meatless and dairy-free recipes that still taste totally decadent.

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When cooked in ginger, lemongrass, soy sauce, maple syrup, and lots of spices, jackfruit takes on the taste and texture of an Asian-inspired pulled pork. Serve it over rice with a side of the homemade vegetable slaw for a complete dinner. Get the recipe here.


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All you need to make these lettuce wraps is extra firm tofu, rice noodles, iceberg lettuce, and any garnishes such as peanuts and lime juice. It's the sauce, though — made with chili paste, peanut butter, sesame oil, and soy sauce — that steals the show. Get the recipe here.


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Thanks to almond milk, this biscuit topping is so flakey and the veggie filling is so creamy you won't believe there's no dairy involved. Get the recipe.


Cocoon Cooks / Via cocooncooks.com

Sliced walnuts and cremini mushrooms take on the texture of ground beef, and cooked in onion, garlic, tomato paste, and plenty of spices, it tastes like classic meat sauce, too. Get the recipe here.


Vegan Heaven / Via veganheaven.org

Cauliflower gets tossed in garlic powder, paprika, plant-based milk, salt, and pepper, then roasted in the oven until super crispy. It makes the perfect taco filling — tender on the inside but with a nice crunch on the outside. Get the recipe here.


Vegan Richa / Via veganricha.com

For such a fancy-tasting meal, this recipe is surprisingly easy. If you don't have an Instant Pot, you can always make it over the stove. Get the recipe here.


From My Bowl / Via frommybowl.com

No beef here, just lots and lots of savory cremini mushrooms. Vegetable broth and nutritional yeast make this dairy-free dinner taste super rich. Get the recipe.


Simple Vegan Blog / Via simpleveganblog.com

Toss these black bean meatballs into a bowl of spaghetti or serve them subs or sliders with marinara sauce, veggies, your favorite vegan cheese. Get the recipe here.


This Savory Vegan / Via thissavoryvegan.com

Filled with a mixture of russet potatoes, bell pepper, and black beans, then covered in enchilada sauce and topped with your favorite Mexican garnishes, these tasty enchiladas are a real crowd-pleasing meal. Get the recipe here.


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This cheeseless sauce is made of potatoes, carrots, plant-based milk, and nutritional yeast. The best part: It's ready in about 30 minutes. Get the recipe here.


Yup It's Vegan / Via yupitsvegan.com

There's no dairy at all in this thick and flavorful garlic sauce. Using a nut milk like almond or cashew helps achieve the same creaminess you'd expect from a traditional alfredo sauce.


Rabbit and Wolves / Via rabbitandwolves.com

Vegan butter makes this polenta seriously luscious without any dairy. And the mushroom, which are sautéed in red wine, rosemary, olive oil, and corn starch, add a serious kick of umami. Get the recipe here.


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You can never have too many meat-free taco options. These baked and breaded avocados are crispy on the outside but creamy on the inside. Top them with smashed white beans and sriracha and call it a fiesta. Get the recipe here.


Sally's Baking Addiction / Via sallysbakingaddiction.com

Load these babies up with your favorite burger toppings from avocado and sun dried tomato to pico de gallo and sliced vegan cheese. Get the recipe.


Our Four Forks / Via ourfourforks.com

Substitute lamb or beef for chickpeas and mash the sweet potatoes with a non-dairy milk to make this hearty meal vegan-friendly. Get the recipe here.


Minimalist Baker / Via minimalistbaker.com

Make a big batch of this springy soup and keep it on hand for last-minute meals. You can serve it hot or chilled with a drizzle of vegan yogurt and croutons for garnish. Get the recipe here.


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The secret ingredients in this dairy-free ice cream are avocado and medjool dates. While the dates impart sweetness, the avocado gives it the perfect creaminess. but it also gives the ice cream its color. Get the recipe here.


Vegan Richa / Via veganricha.com

Made with almond flour, coconut oil, chia seeds, lemon juice, and nondairy yogurt, these cookies are zesty, chewy, and ideal for satisfying your late-night sweets craving. Get the recipe here.


Feasting on Fruit / Via feastingonfruit.com

You can use either rolled oats or almond flour to make the dense bottom layer. On top, the chewy layer is made of banana, vegan chocolate chips, shredded coconuts, and chopped pecans. Get the recipe here.


The Live In Kitchen / Via theliveinkitchen.com

Made with just five ingredients — coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla extract, flour, and vegan chocolate chips — this cookie dough is totally safe to eat raw and completely addictive. Get the recipe here.