Good Food's most indulgent vegan comfort food recipes are perfect for family feasts, fakeaway Friday nights in, or a free-from meal with friends.
A slice of pizza dripping with cheese, a spoonful of bubbling pasta bake, or a burger groaning with sauces and toppings. Everyone's got their foodie weaknesses, including vegans. That's why we've devised these super indulgent plant-based dishes that are free from animal products yet full of flavour.
Go ahead and treat yourself with clever vegan twists on old classics and if you're still hungry for more, check out our ultimate vegan recipe collection.
1. Vegan burgers & fries
The beauty of a patty on a bun is that it's totally customisable. Load up with all your favourite trimmings, sides and sauces and fill your face with those veggie delights. Our spiced sweet potato burger with avocado and basil salsa is the hearty vegan burger of dreams. Try mixing it up and serving with some carrot fries for an extra dose of veg. Give much-loved falafel a makeover, too, and try our healthy chickpea burgers with salsa and crunchy salad, all of it stuffed into warm pitta breads.
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2. Vegan pizzas
Bookmark this now; an easy vegan Margherita pizza with the perfect doughy base and fresh toppings. Use a zingy tomato sauce, vegan mozzarella-style cheese and fresh herbs to create a classic Italian flavour combo that's hard to beat. Refer to our handy guide and learn how to make vegan parmesan for that extra sprinkle of cheesy magic. If tomato isn't your thing, try our vegan white pizza that uses tofu, almond milk and other dairy-free ingredients.
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3. Vegan curries
Ramp up the spice levels on a Friday night. Our vegan Thai curry uses coconut milk, chilli and traditional Thai spices to create a creamy, warming family classic. Or go for a simple South Indian-style chickpea curry that uses basic, storecupboard ingredients. You could try pairing it with a spinach, sweet potato & lentil dhal for a feast to entertain friends – and don't forget the coconut rice.
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4. Vegan pasta bakes
If this vegan mac 'n' cheese doesn't whet your appetite, nothing will. Nutritional yeast gives this dish that special cheesy flavour, while a mustardy cashew nut base mix gives it that classic creamy texture we all know and love. Top with panko breadcrumbs for a crunchy layer of golden-brown goodness.
We love a rich lentil lasagne, too – a slice of carb heaven and perfect for feeding a family. Or, do something different with your lasagne sheets and try our mushroom & chestnut rotolo in a fetching honeycomb design. Serve it as a showstopping dinner party main, or a seriously indulgent weekend dinner.
5. Vegan chilli bowls
Chilli, minus the carne, is one of the most easily adaptable comfort foods there is. You can feel virtuous tucking into our really easy veggie chilli – it counts as four of your five-a-day and needs just four ingredients to make, so it's a real midweek time-saver. Go for a hearty mix of sweet potato & black bean and serve with nutty quinoa for a filling and flavoursome supper. Or cram your bowl with pulses and colourful veg to make our vegetable & bean chilli. It can be prepped in a grand total of 10 minutes.
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