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14 Fall Comfort Food Recipes Without Meat Or Dairy

From loaded pizza to creamy mac 'n' cheese.

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Fall is officially the start of comfort food season, but for vegans and vegetarians, finding these classic recipes sans meat and dairy can be difficult.

So we rounded up 14 of our absolute favorite vegan comfort food recipes — from hearty grilled cheese to loaded nachos.

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1. Creamy Vegan Mac and Cheese

A half cup of cashews gives this sauce a creamy texture without having to use dairy.

Get the recipe: Creamy Vegan Mac and Cheese

2. Vegan Nachos

blissfulbasil.com

Spicy tofu scramble takes the place of ground beef in this hearty loaded nachos recipe.

Get the recipe: Vegan Nachos

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3. Vegan Super Greens Stuffed Shells

A combination of chard and kale is used to stuff these shells and give them a bright green color, but you can use just about any leafy green you have on hand.

Get the recipe: Vegan Super Greens Stuffed Shells

4. General Tso's Cauliflower

thewoksoflife.com

The takeout classic you know and love, only completely vegan.

Get the recipe: General Tso's Cauliflower

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5. Vegan Spinach Dip

norecipes.com

Nutritional yeast can be found in the spice section of most grocery stores and gives this dip a cheesy flavor — but you can omit it if you're unable to find it.

Get the recipe: Vegan Spinach Dip

6. Vegan Swedish Meatballs

A combination of lentils and oats is used to make these hearty homemade meatballs that taste just as good (if not better) than the meat-based version.

Get the recipe: Vegan Swedish Meatballs

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7. Biscuits and Mushroom Gravy

Vegan biscuits + vegan gravy = the ultimate comfort food.

Get the recipe: Biscuits and Mushroom Gravy

8. Vegan Pulled Mushroom Tacos

lazycatkitchen.com

If king oyster mushrooms are not available in your grocery store, feel free to use whatever large mushroom variety you can get your hands on. You want them to be big enough to shred, so avoid using small button varieties.

Get the recipe: Vegan Pulled Mushroom Tacos

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9. Veggie Pot Pies

Check the frozen section of your grocery store for vegan puff pastry — or make your own if you're up or a challenge.

Get the recipe: Veggie Pot Pies

10. Vegan Grilled Cheese

thisrawsomeveganlife.com

Proof that you really can make an awesome grilled cheese sandwich without using any cheese at all.

Get the recipe: Vegan Grilled Cheese

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11. Vegan Chili

Pro tip: Freeze any leftover chili is Ziploc baggies to eat later. It reheats beautifully and is just the thing to keep on hand for quick last-minute dinners.

Get the recipe: Vegan Chili

12. Black Bean and Avocado Enchiladas

budgetbytes.com

If you're short on time, feel free to use your favorite store-bought enchilada sauce. (Just make sure it's vegan!)

Get the recipe: Black Bean and Avocado Enchiladas

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13. Vegan Buffalo Cauliflower Pizza

thebakingfairy.net

All the flavor of buffalo chicken pilled on top of a pizza — just minus the actual chicken.

Get the recipe: Vegan Buffalo Cauliflower Pizza

14. Easy Vegan Mushroom Stroganoff

itdoesnttastelikechicken.com

The perfect fall comfort food recipe that's filling, rich, and super savory thanks to the mushrooms.

Get the recipe: Easy Vegan Mushroom Stroganoff

Looking for more vegan recipe inspiration? Check out these posts:

17 Vegan Recipes People Can't Stop Making

27 Vegan Recipes For Beginners That Are Really Easy

27 Insanely Delicious Recipes You Won't Believe Are Vegan

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