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16 Comfort Foods So Good You Won’t Miss the Meat

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From saucy enchiladas weeping with cheese to slices of meatloaf atop fluffy mashed potatoes or bowls of creamy congee, everyone has his or her own version of comfort food. Maybe it’s a dish that was your childhood favorite, or a recipe passed down from generation to generation. The common thread in all those bowls and plates is that they leave a warm, fuzzy feeling in both body and soul.

Sure, many classic comfort foods involve healthy handfuls of dairy, eggs, and meat, but vegan recipes can offer equally soothing vibes. Whether it’s reimagining sloppy joes and hearty risotto, or cozy-in-their-own-right dals and braised vegetables, we promise there’s a comforting vegan dish with your name on it. Read on for 16 of our favorites.

The Complete Comfort Package

Venezuelan Arepas with Sesame, Chia, and Flaxseeds
Venezuelan Arepas with Sesame, Chia, and Flaxseeds
Creamy, Vegan Italian Root Vegetable Soup
Creamy, Vegan Italian Root Vegetable Soup
Fully Loaded Vegan Burritos
Fully Loaded Vegan Burritos
Lentil Walnut Loaf

Lentil Walnut Loaf by Gena Hamshaw

Turmeric-Miso Soup with Shiitakes, Turnips, and Soba Noodles

Turmeric-Miso Soup with Shiitakes, Turnips, and Soba Noodles by Lindsey S. Love | Dolly and...

Vegan Lasagna with Roasted Vegetables
Vegan Lasagna with Roasted Vegetables
Vegan Lentil Sloppy Joes

Vegan Lentil Sloppy Joes by Gena Hamshaw

Spicy Chickpea and Sour Tomato Curry with Noodles

Spicy Chickpea and Sour Tomato Curry with Noodles by thirschfeld

My New Roots' Inspirational Sunflower Seed Risotto
My New Roots' Inspirational Sunflower Seed Risotto

Get some starchy support

General Tso's Cauliflower
General Tso's Cauliflower
Crispy Sesame Baked Tofu & Shiitake Mushrooms
Crispy Sesame Baked Tofu & Shiitake Mushrooms
Herby Falafel

Herby Falafel by Kendra Vaculin

Vegetable Manchurian

Vegetable Manchurian by Annada Rathi

Bhartha (Spicy Indian Eggplant)
Bhartha (Spicy Indian Eggplant)
Coconut Braised Chickpeas and Broccoli
Coconut Braised Chickpeas and Broccoli
Bengali Cholar Dal
Bengali Cholar Dal

Share your favorite comfort food—vegan or not!—in the comments below. (Mine’s red beans and rice.)

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Tags: Vegetarian, Vegan, Comfort Food