The 20 best vegan comfort food recipes on Veganosity in 2020 were all about major comfort. The top recipes on our blog change from year to year, but some always make the list. No surprise, our Smoky Southern-Style Meatless Meatloaf has been number one since 2016; however, this year, our seitan chicken recipe dropped it to number two. Two of our most popular recipes of all time slipped out of the top 20, so to give them the credit they deserve, go check out our sugar-free stuffed baked apples and veggie loaded black beans and rice; they’re definitely worth making.
The Best Vegan Seitan Chicken Recipe
This vegan chicken recipe is easy to make and tender and delicious. You can grill it, fry it, saute it, use it however you would have cooked real chicken.
Smoky Southern Style Meatless Meatloaf
This delicious meatloaf is made with black beans and chickpeas.
Combining the beans gives it a great texture and helps it hold together. The BBQ sauce is full of flavor and is the perfect sauce for a smoky bean loaf.
"This is one of many great reviews:This is "HANDS UP" the BEST vegan meatloaf I have ever tasted! Thanks for taking the time to make this so darn good! You two ROCK! Linda and Alex, Could you tackle making veggie Italian Sausage and veggie Breakfast Sausage next? I am still experimenting on making both of those and could use your help! Thanks!"
Vegan Lemon Meringue Pie with Aquafaba
This lemon meringue pie recipe is just as good as the kind made with dairy and eggs. Our vegan lemon curd sets up beautifully and the aquafaba meringue is perfection.
A 5 star review:
What's more comforting than a bowl of pasta? A bowl of homemade pasta!
Don't be intimidated, making pasta is easy and so much better than boxed.
Here's a great review:"I love this simple receipe! I just made the pasta for my lasagne with it and had it drying rolled out on the table while I prepared the sauces. It was the most delicious lasagne I ever tasted! Fabulous!"
The Best Southern Vegan Fried Chicken
Craving fried chicken? Use our seitan chicken recipe and fry it up into the crispiest chik'n ever!
Here's one of the many great reviews it's received:"This is AMAZING! SO crispy and delicious! I used this recipe to make Buffalo Chicken sandwiches, but used JUST Egg instead of Follow Your Heart for my egg replacement. I also prepped them a day early so the breading and egg wash could have time to freeze to the cutlets. This is my new go-to recipe for plant-based fried chicken! I've been a vegetarian for life and now vegan, so I can't comment on how closely this recipe mimics real fried chicken (because I've never had meat), but my boyfriend, who is recently vegan, LOVED them! He said they were better than real chicken."
Vegan French Croissants
This flaky and buttery croissant recipe is worth the work, and since most of us have more free time, now's the time to make these.
No Yeast Vegan Garlic Flatbread
This super simple flatbread recipe is tender and chewy, and it's so versatile. Eat it as is or turn it into Vegan Pesto & Portobello Flatbread.
Here's a great review:"The flatbread was amazing-and so easy! I topped it with hummus, roasted garlic, fresh garden tomato and avocado!"
Vegan Spicy Black Bean Quinoa Burger
This spicy black bean burger holds together on the grill or in a pan. It's seriously one of the best bean burgers we've had, and our readers agree.
"These are the best black bean burgers I've ever had. They grilled up perfectly!! Crispy on the outside, moist and decadent on the inside. Even those in my family who prefer cow burgers liked these better! Absolutely to die for!"
Vegan & Gluten-Free Daily Meal Plan
If you're looking for a meal plan that's vegan and gluten-free, and will take you from morning to night, this is it.
You'll find everything from smoothies for breakfast and nice cream for dinner.
Easy Sauteed Rainbow Swiss Chard
Whether you're making our seitan chicken, barbecue meatloaf, or black bean burgers, whip up this easy chard recipe as a side dish.
Eating greens is an essential part of your daily health, and these tender greens make it easy to get the recommended daily intake.
Vegan Jackfruit "Crab" Cakes
This Five Star review is just one of many from our readers:
"Definitely a hit with this Louisiana boy. My jack fruit came in a brine so after reading your comments and everyone else that left comments, I cut the salt in half and the Old Bay just a bit. I learned something here and it gives me a lot of ideas for future experiments. How about a casserole dish based on the same recipe? I'll bet there are a lot of great cooks out there like you who could put this recipe on steroids. This was finger licking good just the way you instruct and plan on using this recipe in the future. Excellent! Thanks!"
We love this recipe so much, and make it all year long. It's great in the summer, and perfect as an appetizer for the holidays.
Pulled BBQ Carrots
Vegans and meat eaters love this pulled barbecue recipe. The shredded carrots and onions mimic the texture of pulled meat, and the homemade BBQ sauce is easy and so delicious.
Here's just one of many 5 star reviews:
"I made this just now, for the second time. I absolutely love it. I became vegan a couple of months ago, but I made it when I was an omni first and loved it then too. Thanks :)"
Vegan Mushroom Bourguignon
This rich and decadent recipe is perfect for a fancy dinner or a cozy night in. It's great on noodles, polenta, or rice.
Just read this review and you'll see why it's one of our most popular recipes:
"I never post comments on these recipes, but this one turned out so incredibly AMAZING I just had to! The aroma permeating the house as it cooked was mouthwatering; I wished I had an aroma camera to capture it. This is truly a deliciously classy dish worthy of serving your finest guests. The only thing I changed was that I used chopped tomatoes (the ones in a carton) rather than tomato paste which I am not a fan of. GREAT, GREAT recipe!"
Healthier Homemade Vegan Teriyaki Sauce
This easy sauce is so much better than bottled. Use low sodium soy sauce to reduce the salt.
We love it with teriyaki broccoli.
Portobello Mushroom Bacon
Before we went vegan we never would have thought that mushrooms could make a great BLT sandwich, but they do.
The smoky flavor and crispy edges are fabulous!
Here's what one of our readers had to say about them:
"Dear Meyer ladies, This recipe is amazing! I swear, I will never have shriveled old mushrooms again (because I have not used them fast enough)! I didn't have enough smoke flavoring, so I used mostly Braggs. No matter, because they were so good, I couldn't stop eating them, and they barely made it into my wrap sandwich! Thanks so much!"
Crispy Deep Fried or Air Fried Pickles
These are so crispy and so delicious!!
You can deep fry them on the stove or make them in an air fryer, it's totally up to you.
They make a great game day appetizer, and of course you can serve them as a side with any of our burgers.
Easy Homemade Vegan French Onion Soup
This classic soup is so easy to make and it's full of flavor and texture.
The caramelized onions, toasted bread, and melted cheese come together to make a satisfying winter meal.
Vegan Stuffed Cabbage Rolls
These meaty filled cabbage rolls are topped with a savory tomato sauce and are perfect for a hearty dinner, especially in colder months.
They're filling, and a great way to get your family to eat cabbage.
Vegan Black Bean & Mushroom Enchiladas
These hearty vegan enchiladas are vegan and omni approved!
Check out this review:
"Ok... I tried a different enchilada recipe about a month ago and after all the work behind all the steps it tasted awful and I was so disappointed! I was hesitant to try another recipe but have been wanting so badly to have some Mexican food. Invited my mom over to help sample (she’s Omni) and we both LOVED LOVED your recipe so much!!!! Thank you for sharing your passion with us!! Officially printed it and it’s in my cookbook at home! Absolutely delicious!!"
Healthier Homemade Vegan Biscuits
These flaky and buttery biscuits are amazing, especially when you use them for our Southern vegan biscuits & gravy recipe.
They're really easy to make, and go great with jam, vegan butter, or you can use them for a breakfast sandwich.
Here's what one of our readers had to say about them:
"Hello! I was browsing for a biscuit recipe that was quick and easy, until I came across your recipe. So I decided to give it a try. I made the biscuit today and it was delicious with some jelly. My son absolutely love it. Since I didn't have lemon and my usual almond milk, I substitute the lemon for apple cider vinegar and use an homemade plant based milk ( a mixture of hemp, sunflower and pumpkin seeds)."
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"My mother, who is not vegan, made this for me and my vegan husband twice. It is amazing. That aquafaba is something else, isn't it? She didn't believe it until she saw it start to whip up! I'm so grateful that she's willing to try things like this."
Homemade Vegan Pasta