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16 Indulgent Comfort Food Recipes Without Any Meat Or Dairy

No meat. No dairy. No problem. ✓

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Comfort food is the best. It's warm, filling, and delicious — usually because it's loaded with butter, cream, and cheese. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

But it doesn't have to be! In fact, comfort food can be made completely vegan and still taste amazing! To prove that, we rounded up 16 of our favorite vegan comfort food recipes. So whether you're vegetarian, vegan, or you're just thinking of cutting down on meat and dairy to save money, these recipes are just the thing.

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1. Creamy Mac and Cheese

Although this looks like your classic mac and cheese, the sauce is actually made with veggies and seasoned with nutritional yeast to give it a delicious cheesy flavor. Get the recipe.

2. Vegan Grilled Cheese With Smoky Tomato Soup

olivesfordinner.com

This recipe includes steps for making your own vegan melting cheese, but you can totally use your favorite store-bought brand and save yourself some time. Get the recipe.

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3. Veggie-Packed Lentil "Meatloaf"

Rachel Gaewski/BuzzFeed

Made with two cups of lentils and a ton of veggies, this "meatloaf" is packed with protein and tastes amazing — a true win win. Get the recipe.

4. Easy Vegan Lasagna

This recipe replaces traditional ricotta cheese with a creamy mixture of hummus and tofu — which may sound strange, but totally works. Get the recipe.

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5. Quinoa Chili Fries

eathealthyeathappy.com

Oven-baked fries topped with a hearty quinoa chili — what could be better? Get the recipe.

6. Mushroom French Dip Sandwich

connoisseurusveg.com

Sautéed portobello mushrooms makes this French dip sandwich super savory and flavorful. Get the recipe.

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7. Three-Bean Vegan Tamale Pie

connoisseurusveg.com

Three types of beans give this tamale pie a ton of protein and replace the traditional ground beef. Get the recipe.

8. One-Pot Vegan Tater Tot Casserole

This recipe calls for store-bought vegan sausage patties, but feel free to omit them and simply increase the amount of veggies you use. Get the recipe.

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9. Vegan Eggplant Parmesan Bake

A homemade vegan "cheese sauce" made with cashews replaces the traditional mozzarella and provides a rich creaminess that takes this casserole to the next level. Get the recipe.

10. Jumbo Stuffed Shells

ohsheglows.com

Stuffed shells are the ultimate comfort food: Practically everyone loves them, from picky kids to adventurous eaters. Get the recipe.

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11. Chickpea Nuggets

thekitchn.com

Six ingredients is all it takes to make these kid-friendly (and insanely delicious) chickpea nuggets your whole family will love. Get the recipe.

12. Vegan Corn Chowder

theroastedroot.net

This recipe proves that you really can make a delicious chowder without bacon, cream, or butter. Get the recipe.

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13. BBQ Pulled Sweet Potato Sandwiches

Shredded potatoes cooked in a sweet and smoky BBQ sauce and piled on top of a toasted bun — what's not to like? Get the recipe.

14. Vegan Meatball Subs

Chickpea meatballs and vegan parmesan cheese come together to create a sandwich that mightttttt be better than the original (IMHO). Get the recipe.

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15. Vegan Fettuccine Alfredo

veganyumminess.com

This creamy sauce, made with coconut milk and cashews, is the perfect thing for tossing with tender pasta or gnocchi. Get the recipe.

16. Black Bean Burgers

Kahnita Wilkerson/BuzzFeed

Because no comfort food list would be complete without at least one burger recipe. Get the recipe.

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