20 Delicious Vegan Comfort Food Recipes

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These vegan comfort dishes are perfect for adding smiles to your dinner table! Each recipe gives a nurturing sense of well-being and is packed with wholesome ingredients. You will want to make them all!

No need to settle for bland dinners that lack comfort and joy; we have something to soothe everyone’s needs, from soups to bowls, burgers, pasta, and more.

This carefully crafted collection of vegan comfort food recipes combines childhood favorites with grandma-style home cooking, which the whole family will enjoy. 

Get ready to fill your rumbling tummy with good home cooking!

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Vegan Comfort Food Recipes

Chili Sin Carne
Spice up your week with this warm bowl of chili sin carne! Made with budget-friendly ingredients and a blend of Mexican-inspired spices, this well-seasoned stew goes great with salty corn chips, lime, and avocado.
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Potato Broccoli Casserole
Snuggle up to a movie with a generous serving of potato broccoli casserole. This easy-to-make, oven-baked recipe is an ideal comfort meal. Made with layers of cheesy broccoli and potato, it's creamy goodness in every bite!
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Kidney Bean Burgers
Craving a juicy burger with all the fixings? This kidney bean burger is a protein-packed, carnivore-approved patty that goes great served on a bread bun with all your favorite toppings!
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two large and colorfully stuffed beet burger patties in whole wheat buns with avocado, mustard, BBQ sauce, greens and carrot on a plate
Vegan Lentil Soup
Gift your belly and your body this delicious anti-inflammatory lentil soup for dinner! Made from a blend of aromatic herbs and spices that perfectly match the naturally nutty flavor of red lentil and the sweet potato – so nurturing.
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Mexican Buddha Bowl
Sit down to a loaded Mexican buddha bowl packed with exciting textures and satisfying flavors. This easily customizable recipe is packed with veggies and is best served with a generous dollop of fresh guacamole and mango salsa!
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Vegan Gnocchi
Fine Italian food is always comforting. It's the simple pleasures of crafted pasta with slow simmered sauce that tastes so good. This easy vegan gnocchi will not disappoint! Whole wheat flour and boiled potatoes create delicious soft, chewy bites that go well with any sauce.
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Potato Pizza Crust
Indulge in a tasty pizza night with this nutritious mashed potato pizza crust. This recipe creates a versatile gluten-free crust ideal for adding your favorite toppings. The options are endless!
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Vegan Lasagna
This lasagna with layers of chewy pasta, marinara sauce, vegan ricotta, and a cheese sauce is to live for! With heartwarming and familiar flavors, it's the perfect dish for extra cozy evenings.
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Vegan Mac and Cheese
Mac and cheese are always a crowd favorite. Whether it be a long work day, a busy week, or just a craving for something yummy, this undetectably vegan mac and cheese is the perfect recipe. Made with a decadent cashew cheese sauce and soft noodles dotted with broccoli, it's everything you want in one bowl!
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Chickpea Meatloaf
Meatloaf is a staple in many homes, with an iconic ketchup sauce that reminds us of our childhood. This chickpea meatloaf is a great vegan spin on a beloved classic, complete with sweet bbq glaze – so delicious!
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Stuffed Aubergine
A baked stuffed eggplant hot out of the oven is a dinner you will look forward to all day. Made with layers of Moroccan-inspired flavors that dance on your tongue, this pleasantly textured dish will bring a smile to your face!
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Pesto Pasta
Enjoy this pasta with spring asparagus and green peas perfectly coated in a white bean pesto sauce. A soothing combination of zesty fresh lemon and tangy vegan cheese with herbs, this dish will brighten your day!
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Lentil Moussaka
You cannot go wrong with layers, especially when each layer invites an exciting new texture and flavor! This greek-inspired lentil moussaka dish will warm you from the inside out. Made with wholesome ingredients that are baked together into one bubbling hot and tasty meal.
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Comforting Vegan Moussaka
Vegan Pot Pie
Fill your kitchen with the beloved scent of butter and Italian herbs with this savory pie recipe. A combination of flaky crust and soft stewed vegetables make for an unforgettable and crave-worthy meal – meal prep friendly!
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Pesto Beans on Toast
Enjoy this straightforward recipe that's excellent for a relaxing evening. Buttery soft white beans coated in a creamy pesto sauce sit atop a slice of toasted bread. It's simple and fuss-free, yet so delicious!
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Quiche with Pumpkin Crust
A flaky pie crust with a savory, rich filling is an undeniable combination. This vegan quiche checks all the boxes with an upgraded pumpkin crust and protein-rich filling. An optional garnish of vegan cream cheese takes the comfort level to a max!
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French Onion Soup
A warm bowl of french onion soup feels nurturing when the days are cold and the sky gray. A clear yet rich vegan onion broth is the perfect safe harbor for boats of sliced french bread and vegan smoked gouda!
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Saag Aloo
This Indian-inspired recipe combines starchy potato with a hearty spinach sauce. The booming fragrance of roasted garlic and toasted spices will warm your house. It goes great with vegan naan bread!
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Vegetable Wellington
Protein-rich and served hot out of the oven, this crowd-pleasing vegetable wellington is an ideal dinner recipe. Made with flaky puff pastry and a lentil center, this picture-perfect dish tastes fantastic with mashed potatoes and gravy!
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Sloppy Joes
Pull back your sleeves and prepare the napkins for this American classic, the sloppy joe! A carefully crafted vegan recipe that is bursting with comforting flavors. The thick and messy tomato sauce filling goes great piled onto a soft burger bun!
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20 Delicious Vegan Comfort Food Recipes

by Alena Schowalter
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
These vegan comfort dishes are perfect for adding smiles to your dinner table! Each recipe gives a nurturing sense of well-being and is packed with wholesome ingredients. The following vegan corn chowder is a comfort classic turned vegan and healthy!
Serves 6


Vegan Corn Chowder

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 white onion diced
  • 4-5 cups vegetable broth about 1 liter
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 4 cups corn 640 g
  • 3 large potatoes
  • 1 cup cashews 130 g
  • ½ cup nutritional yeast 30 g
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh herbs optional


  • Place a large soup pot over medium heat and add olive oil and onion. Cook for a few minutes until translucent.
  • Pour in the vegetable broth and add corn and potatoes. Season with salt, pepper, and smoked paprika.
  • Bring to a boil, then let simmer for 10 minutes or until the potatoes are fork-tender.
  • Place cashews, nutritional yeast, and half of the soup into your high-speed blender. Blend until creamy, then add back to the soup pot and stir to combine.
  • Adjust to taste preferences, then divide between serving bowls and add desired toppings. Enjoy!


  • Add some vegan sour cream or vegan bacon to your corn chowder!
  • You can use coconut milk, cashew butter, or almond butter instead of whole cashews. In this case, an immersion blender can be used to make the soup creamy.
  • Find 20 more easy vegan comfort food recipes in the article above!
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
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Hi, I'm Alena Schowalter — a Certified Vegan Nutritionist who has been a vegetarian since childhood and vegan since 2012. Together with my husband, I founded nutriciously in 2015 and have been guiding thousands of people through different transition stages toward a healthy plant-based diet. I enjoy discussions around vegan ethics, walks through nature, and creating new recipes. Read more about us here.

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