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

We guarantee that these vegan can make any skeptic gain a new appreciation for vegan food. They are delicious, decadent, and will dazzle vegans and non-vegans alike. Try these vegan out on your omnivore friends! They’re so delicious that perhaps they too will go vegan and never look back again! Vegan and cheese recipes are the perfect place to start!

From breakfast to dinner, this list has it all; here are 25 plant-based foods from the Food Monster App that everyone will love!

You don’t need eggs to make this vegan French toast. This Strawberry Pecan Stuffed French Toast by Nikki Haney 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.

1. Strawberry Pecan Stuffed French Toast


You don’t need eggs to make this vegan French toast. This Strawberry Pecan Stuffed French Toast by Nikki Haney 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. Find recipe here.

2. Biscuits and Mushroom Gravy


This Coconut Bacon by Amber St. Peter will wake up even the sleepiest head in your household. When baked, these vegan bacon strips taste amazingly smokey, and a bit salty too. A perfection addition to a breakfast.

Think you need meat to be full? Think again! This sandwich says it all in its name. This Gutbuster Sandwich by Lori Hirsch Stokoe is stuffed with spicy, vegan Italian sausage; sliced mushrooms; bell peppers; and tomatoes. It’s the perfect addition to game night.

Fan of BBQs? This Pineapple Jack BBQ Sandwich by Tami Noyes 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!

Find recipe here.

3. Coconut Bacon


This Coconut Bacon by Amber St. Peter will wake up even the sleepiest head in your household. When baked, these vegan bacon strips taste amazingly smokey, and a bit salty too. A perfection addition to a big breakfast. Find recipe here.

4. The Gutbuster Sandwich: Italian ‘Sausage’ on Baguette


Think you need meat to be full? Think again! This sandwich says it all in its name. This Gutbuster Sandwich by Lori Hirsch Stokoe is stuffed with spicy, vegan Italian sausage; sliced mushrooms; bell peppers; and tomatoes. It’s the perfect addition to game night. 

Find recipe here.

5. Pineapple Jack BBQ Sandwich


Fan of BBQs? This Pineapple Jack BBQ Sandwich by Tami Noyes 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! 

Find recipe here.

6. The ‘Lamb’ Burger


Here’s a burger that belongs at every barbecue — The “Lamb” Burger by Molly Patrick. Bite into this juicy burger made from mushrooms, lentils, and savory spices and nothing will ever be the same again. Find recipe here.

7. Very Cheesy Mac n Cheeze


This Chickpea “Tuna” Salad by One Green Planet is 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. We sure would. Find recipe here.

8. Chickpea ‘Tuna’ Salad Sandwich


This Chickpea “Tuna” Salad by One Green Planet is 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. We sure would. Find recipe here.

9. Balsamic BBQ Seitan and Tempeh Ribs


Put on your adult bibs and put that knife and fork down. These Balsamic BBQ Seitan and Tempeh Ribs by Rhea Parsons 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. Find recipe here.

10. Tofu ‘Scallops’


Planning on a fancy dinner? Or how about a date night? These Tofu “Scallops” by Rhea Parsons are a great way to show off your cooking skills, while showing off your compassionate side too. Find recipe here.

11. Seitan and Mushroom Bourguignon


Here’s another fancy dinner entree that will leave guests flabbergasted. This Seitan and Mushroom Bourguignon by Tami Noyes is a French classic, reimagined. Using seitan, mushrooms, and a hint of dry red wine, this is sure to be a star on any menu. 

Find recipe here.

12. Portobello Wellington


Although its’ origins are unclear, it’s very clear that this Portobello Wellington by Jennifer Strohmeyer is stunningly beautiful and delicious. Portobello mushrooms to give us an earthy taste and meaty texture while the puff pastry is perfectly crisp..

This Reuben Burger by Tamasin and Jim Noyes 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. Find recipe here.

13. Reuben Burger


This Reuben Burger by Tamasin and Jim Noyes 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 states. Find recipe here.

14. ‘Crab’ Cakes With Sweet Balsamic Mayo


Are you trying to eat your computer screen yet? Made from chickpeas, these “Crab” Cakes by Molly Patrick are simple, nutritious, and will even have your house smelling like seafood as you cook it up — meaning this is the perfect dish for anyone who loved the real thing!

These dreamy Buffalo Tofu Fries by Rhea Parsons, served up with some vegan ranch, will have everyone saying “more, please!” Serve up this snack at your next tailgate or game — we think the fries will do all the talking for you. Find recipe here.

15. Buffalo Tofu Fries


These dreamy Buffalo Tofu Fries by Rhea Parsons, served up with some vegan ranch, will have everyone saying “more, please!” Serve up this snack at your next tailgate or game — we think the fries will do all the talking for you. Find recipe here.

16. Moxarella Cheese


Love cheese? Check out this Moxarella Cheese by Somer McCowan, made with cashews and all kinds of tasty 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 finding uses for it. Find recipe here.

17. Copycat Goldfish Crackers


And another for those cheese lovers out there. Aren’t these Copycat Goldfish Crackers by Amber St. Peter the cutest? With only eight 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! Find recipe here.

18. Baked Eggplant Fries


Get all the crunch you love from regular fried fries with none of those nasty health side effects with these crispy Baked Eggplant Fries by Jennifer Strohmeyer! 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 coming back for more. Find recipe here.

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 incredible Creamy Artichoke Spinach Dip by Dreena Burton. Everyone will be simply amazed at the texture of this dip — no dairy needed whatsoever! Find recipe here.

20. Raw 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 Raw Tiramisu by Emily von Euw is sure to please!

Find recipe here.

21. Super-Thick Strawberry Shake


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

Perfect for anyone who likes a crunchy dessert treat, these adorable little Pistachio Chocolate Truffles by Clémence Moulaert are easy to make and will be a hit with any truffle lover in your life (including you!). Find recipe here.

22. Pistachio Chocolate Truffles


Perfect for anyone who likes a crunchy dessert treat, these adorable little Pistachio Chocolate Truffles by Clémence Moulaert are easy to make and will be a hit with any truffle lover in your life (including you!). Find recipe here.

23. Guinness Chocolate Cupcakes With Maple Whiskey Vanilla Frosting


The title of these Guinness Chocolate Cupcakes by Emily von Euw 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 in cupcake form! Can we get a big “wow”?

Find recipe here.

24. Banana Chocolate Caramel Ice Cream Cake 


You can’t spell dessert without Banana Chocolate Caramel Ice Cream Cake (okay, maybe you can, but you get what we mean)! And this ice cream cake with banana, chocolate, and caramel by Emily von Euw is not just beautiful, but it’s sinfully delicious, too. Not one person tasting this cake will believe it’s dairy-free! Find recipe here.

25. Raw Almond Chunky Monkey Ice Cream 


A re-make of that favorite flavor so many of you know and once loved, this Raw Chunky Monkey Ice Cream by Julie West 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.

Make any one of these recipes and you’ll be sure to delight whoever you make it for — and of course, yourself. Find recipe here.

 

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