Having to cook two separate meals because you want to eat a plant-based diet while your family is full of meat lovers can be so tough — and is often not sustainable.
That’s why we wanted to create this list of tasty recipes that are perfect for vegans, meat lovers, and everyone in between!
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This collection features vegan burgers, hearty casseroles, high-protein meals, and more for the whole family!
Popular vegan meat alternatives include seitan, tofu, jackfruit, TVP, soy curls, or store-bought patties from brands like Beyond Meat.
Check out our vegan fish recipes, high-calorie meals, and vegan beginner recipes next.
The Best Meaty Vegan Recipes
Stuffed Kidney Bean Burgers
Scrumptious, messy, colorful and perfectly textured, these kidney bean burgers are everything you want a hearty meal to be!
They pack so much flavor and can be assembled to your liking with different sauces and veggies.
Hearty Chickpea Meatloaf
Perfect during the holidays and suitable for weeknight dinners, this protein-packed chickpea meatloaf is easy to make and a wonderful entrée for the whole family.
It’s made from very basic staple ingredients, great for smaller budgets and a hit with vegans and non-vegans alike!
Crispy Vegan Chicken Wings
Tender, crispy, flavorful and fun – who would have thought that cauliflower can be so awesome?
Make this classic finger food super healthy by using veggies instead of meat and spice it up with different sauces and lots of texture!
Vegan Spaghetti Bolognese
This recipe is built from the authentic Italian classic but it uses budget-friendly black beans and mushrooms instead of meat — without sacrificing any taste!
Make this family-friendly dinner in under 30 minutes and never look back.
Vegan Seitan Ribs
Would you believe that this photo doesn’t show any meat at all? These saucy, succulent and tender ribs are fully vegan, high in protein and easy to make, too.
From backyard cookouts to weekly meal prep, this off-the-charts delicious recipe is really worth trying.
Mushroom Pulled Pork Sandwiches
This meaty sandwich is undetectably vegan and features king oyster mushrooms, jackfruit and red beans as the main stars!
Loaded with sauces, texture and flavor, this recipe will satisfy any cravings.
Creamy Jackfruit Curry
Have you ever tried canned jackfruit as a meaty plant-based add-in? This flavorful curry uses this fantastic ingredient and combines it with a rich, tomatoey sauce.
It’s great for batch cooking, customizable and easy to make!
Easy Vegan Pasta Bake
Pasta combined with vegan cheese and crumbles is surely a meal to win any meat lover’s heart, right?
Perfect for family dinner, this recipe is so delicious, easy and incredibly satisfying.
Flavorful Chicken Teriyaki Seitan
Featuring crispy pan-fried seitan chunks cooked in a rich sauce, this vegan teriyaki chicken is better than takeout!
This easy weeknight dinner is ready in only 15 minutes, high in protein and can be served with anything from rice and veggies to noodles or even used as a wrap filling.
Vegan Chicken Salad Sandwich
This creamy and refreshing vegan chicken salad is quick and easy to make and ridiculously tasty!
A true crowd-pleaser for the whole family, it’s a great idea for portable lunches or potlucks, too.
Portobello Mushroom Steaks
Juicy and tender, these grilled portobello mushroom steaks have all the best flavors of smokey grilled meat but are fully vegan!
With a lovely dense texture and flavorful marinade, this 15-minute recipe is a must-try.
Easy Tempeh Chorizo
If you want to try some homemade plant-based meat alternatives instead of buying them readymade at the grocery store, this recipe is for you!
Wonderfully seasoned and super fast and easy to prepare, this mushroom and tempeh chorizo is perfect for any meat-lovers and so versatile.
Vegan Beef Wellington
Forget about the traditional holiday main dish and try this vegan beef Wellington made from tofu, chopped nuts, beetroot and — of course — lots of spices!
You can prepare it ahead of time, season it to your liking and serve it to the whole family on a special weekend.
Vegan Irish Stew
This one-pot Irish beef stew is really hearty, flavorful and can either be made on the stove, in an Instant Pot or in a slow cooker!
It’s really rich and loaded with chunky, sweet and tender vegetables alongside beefless tips.
Smoky Meatless Meatloaf
With a wonderful smoky flavor and good-for-you ingredients, this meatless meatloaf is sure to win any meat lover’s heart!
It can be prepared in advance, frozen and served with anything from potatoes to green beans, cornbread or different salads.
Mongolian Soy Curls
A little sweet, a little spicy and a lot of delicious: this Mongolian “beef” curls recipe is based on plant-based soy curls and incredibly easy to make.
With simple ingredients such as cornstarch, soy sauce, veggie broth, garlic and red pepper flakes, it’s a wonderful everyday dinner recipe.
Vegan Greek Moussaka
This vegan moussaka is so delicious and authentic, everyone will forget it’s made without any meat!
Featuring healthy foods like chickpeas, lentils, walnuts, onion, garlic and a good serving of wine, this is one of the most flavorful meatless dinners you could imagine.
Smoky Seitan Bean Sausages
Make your own vegan sausages using plant-based proteins like wheat gluten and black beans alongside lots of spices, sundried tomatoes, onion and garlic.
This recipe is not only secretly healthy but also crowd-pleasing and so budget-friendly!
Vegan Chicken ala King
Serve your favorite pasta alongside hearty seitan chicken, tender mushrooms, peas and a rich creamy sauce!
This super comforting dinner is usually loved by the whole family and comes together in under an hour total.
Perfect Vegan Roast
This tender seitan-based vegan roast is surprisingly simple to make and can be served for both a weeknight dinner and special occasions like the holidays!
Serve it alongside roasted potatoes, veggies, and lots of vegan brown gravy for a family-friendly hearty dish.
Homemade Seitan Steak
Juicy, marinated and with a perfect meaty chew, everyone will freak out when they taste this homemade meat-free steak!
This delicious recipe is ready in under an hour and is based on common ingredients like lentils, wheat gluten, mustard, tomato paste and lots of spices.
Easy Vegan Hotpot
This traditional British dinner recipe is fully plant-based and features a hearty base of vegan sausage, lentils and mushrooms.
Packed with flavor and so easy to throw together, this comforting dish is perfect to serve to family and friends!
Vegan Jackfruit Carnitas
These jackfruit carnitas tacos are super juicy, extra savory, a little spicy and require only 10 minutes of prep time.
Perfectly balanced out thanks to the sweetness of the mango salsa, these crowd-pleasing tacos are a go-to recipe to serve to meat-eaters!
Creamy Vegan Pasta
Ready in less than 30 minutes, this weeknight-approved spicy pasta dish is made in one pot and makes for great leftovers.
It’s made with cashew cream, red pepper flakes, meatless sausage and a hefty serving of vegan parmesan.
Easy Tempeh Bacon
No need to miss out on bacon flavors as a vegan! This homemade tempeh bacon is ready in just 20 minutes, smoky, delicious and super easy to make.
Fry your tempeh in a flavorful marinade consisting of soy sauce, maple syrup, liquid smoke, Tabasco and paprika!
Spicy Baked Peanut Tofu
How about this 30-minute stir fry with crispy baked tofu and sriracha peanut sauce?
Packed with protein and flavor, this recipe requires only 9 simple ingredients and makes everyone fall in love with this healthy legume.
Meaty Vegan Chili
Try this ultra hearty and meaty vegan chili that’s bursting with rich smoky flavors for an upcoming family dinner!
It’ll be such a success with any meat lover as it features a combination of 3 beans, chewy plant-based Beyond meat, thick tomato sauce, veggies and smoky bold spices.
Sticky Vegan Sausage Traybake
This easy and versatile one-pot veggie traybake feeds two very hungry people easily and can be scaled up if you want to make it for a larger crowd!
Everyone will love this comfort meal brimming with caramelized onions, potatoes, vegan sausages and carrots.
Vegan Sloppy Joes
Looking for a 30-minute family dinner that’s quick and easy to put together?
These sloppy joes are made with lentils, veggies and a tangy tomato sauce — plus, they are packed with protein. Use pre-cooked lentils to assemble them even quicker!
Vegan Soy Gyros
No matter if you want to put it in a kebab-style wrap or serve it on a platter with rice, veggies and yogurt sauce — this homemade vegan gyros “meat” is a must-try.
Ready in under 30 minutes, it’s wonderfully chewy, flavorful and easy to make.
Spicy Vegan Chorizo
With rich flavors of smoked paprika and garlic, this spicy vegan chorizo is perfect for adding meaty texture and some heat to your favorite dishes!
This homemade sausage is sliceable, delicious on pizzas, sandwiches, in breakfast pans or as a snack.
Meaty Vegan Big Mac
This is probably the meatiest homemade vegan burger! With a chewy, ground beef-like texture, it does not taste like veggies and holds together so well during grilling or frying.
Try this juicy burger with a crispy crust and all your favorite fixings in the bun!
Packed with plant-based protein and lots of veggies, this vegan Jambalaya is a family-friendly dinner recipe.
It’s so comforting, full of smoky flavors and features vegan chicken, vegan sausage, rice and tomatoes.
Vegan Shepherd's Pie
How about a vegan shepherd’s pie that satisfies with every bite? The meaty mince consists of mushrooms, ground walnuts, grated carrots and onions which make for a savory and tasty filling.
Topped with creamy mashed potatoes, this hearty dinner is perfect for any meat lover!
Vegan Hamburger Helper
Looking for an everyday one-pot dinner? Ground soy curls, cheese sauce and macaroni join forces to create this comforting family-friendly hamburger helper.
Full of flavor and perfect for picky eaters, this meaty vegan recipe is so easy to make and can be reheated at your convenience.
Easy Philly Cheesesteak
This vegan Philly cheesesteak is a winner all around. With yummy grilled veggies, ooey-gooey cheese, caramelized onion and flavorful vegan meat crumbles, this recipe will swoon any meat lover!
Ready in 20 minutes total, enjoy your cheesesteak with a side of oven-roasted potatoes or potato chips.
Vegan Chicken Piccata
Make your own vegan chicken at home with a mixture of seitan and tofu for the most tender and meaty texture!
Batter and fry it, then serve the crispy cutlets with Piccata sauce over mashed potatoes or any other way you fancy.
Meaty Vegan Stuffed Zucchini
Turn bland zucchini into a crave-worthy meal with these easy meaty stuffed boats! With a flavorful umami filling, the pretty zucchini boats get topped with marinara sauce and then baked to perfection.
This recipe is lower in calories and carbs but still so satisfying!
More Vegan Recipes
If you enjoyed this collection of meaty vegan recipes, be sure to check out the following goodness next!
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- 20+ Vegan Tacos
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35+ Vegan Recipes for Meat Lovers
Serve these hearty vegan recipes for meat lovers to satisfy the whole family! Our collection of carnivore-approved dishes ranges from homemade sausages to one-pot dinner, casseroles and more. The following vegan pigs in a blanket are really quick and easy to make, crowd-pleasing and great party food!
Vegan pigs in a blanket
- 1 sheet vegan puff pastry, thawed
- 6 vegan sausages
- 2 tablespoons chickpea liquid
- 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
- Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Slice your puff pastry into 6 even rectangles and place one vegan sausage on each rectangle.
- Roll them up one by one and slice each roll into 2 or 3 equal-sized pieces, depending on how small you want your vegan snacks to be.
- Line all puff pastry “pigs” next to each other on your prepared baking sheet, seam side down.
- Brush each roll with some chickpea liquid (aquafaba) and sprinkle with a few sesame seeds.
- Place in the oven and bake for 15 minutes until golden brown and flaky!
- Serve with your favorite dips such as ketchup, mustard, vegan mayo, jelly or buffalo sauce.
- Popular brands for vegan sausages include Beyond Meat, Field Roast, Upton, Tofurky, Yves & 365 Everyday Value. You can sub the vegan sausage for marinated carrots or make your own sausage at home using seitan or beans!
- You can add some vegan cheese on top of each sausage before baking if you like.
- Store any leftover vegan pigs in a blanket in an airtight container for 2-3 days.
- Find 35+ more meaty vegan recipes in the article above!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1 piece
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 118Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 287mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 4g
Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated automatically, their accuracy is not guaranteed. Just focus on whole plant-based foods and eat until satiety!
Serve these hearty vegan recipes for meat lovers to satisfy the whole family! Our collection of carnivore-approved dishes ranges from homemade sausages to one-pot dinners, casseroles and more.