Comfort food doesn’t always have to come with a side of meat, and we’re here to prove it. We’ve curated a list of 12 cozy and meatless vegetarian comfort foods that’ll warm your heart and satisfy your cravings. From hearty soups to indulgent pasta dishes, these recipes are perfect for those seeking soul-soothing, plant-based delights.
Homemade Macaroni and Cheese Recipe
This homemade macaroni and cheese recipe is the ultimate comfort food. The cheese sauce is thick and creamy, and perfect for transporting you to a cheesy bliss. Plus it comes together in about 25-30 minutes from start to finish on the stovetop, and under 10 minutes in the Instant Pot!
French Onion Soup
This classic French soup starts with butter and delicious, slowly cooked caramelized onions. The onions are then covered with a rich beef stock and seasoned with a splash of white wine. French Onion Soup is a creamy bowl of comfort food. It may be a labor of love to make, but it is worth every delicious bite!
Chickpea Stew Recipe
The Chickpea Soup Recipe is so darn easy to make! The entire process of cooking the soup takes very little effort to throw together. Topping the soup with shredded mint leaves provides a fresh aftertaste that complements the harissa sauce beautifully.
Easy Palak Paneer Recipe
Palak Paneer is a popular Indian curry dish made with spinach, spices, and cubes of creamy paneer cheese. It’s a delicious and nutritious vegetarian meal the whole family can enjoy!
Garlic Redskin Mashed Potatoes Recipe
No holiday meal is complete without the perfect, creamy, mashed potatoes. This easy recipe is seasoned with garlic, green onions and loads of butter. The result is a melt-in-your-mouth delicious side dish!
The Best Vodka Sauce Recipe in the Instant Pot
This recipe is the Best Vodka Sauce out there! This recipe is made in the Instant Pot, so it takes only a few minutes and zero effort to throw together. And it is 100% delicious. You can make this recipe with Pappardelle Noodles or penne!
Easy Instant Pot Fettuccine Alfredo
Instant Pot Fettuccine Alfredo is a quick and delicious way to make your favorite restaurant dish at home. It comes out creamy, cheesy, & delicious every time!
Grilled Summer Vegetable Quesadillas
Made in under 30 minutes, these Grilled Summer Vegetable Quesadillas are an easy, healthy, and delicious vegetarian lunch or dinner and a great way to use up Summer’s fresh produce! Loaded with grilled fresh peppers, onions, and mushrooms, then filled with a blend of melted mozzarella and pepper jack cheese, these Grilled Summer Vegetable Quesadillas are a surefire solution to your meatless Monday dinnertime fix!
Vegetarian Chili with Sweet Potatoes
This hearty homemade Vegetarian Chili with sweet potatoes and beans is perfectly seasoned with chili spices and easy to make on the stove top, the Instant pot or in the crock pot. This meatless vegetarian chili can be made vegan if the right toppings are chosen!
Creamy Roasted Cauliflower Soup
This creamy Roasted Cauliflower Soup is rich, smooth and packed with flavor. This simple no-cream, low carb soup will definitely satisfy your cravings for comfort food!
Spinach Pie Recipe
Spinach mixes with feta cheese, cream cheese, and cottage cheese and then is layered amongst crispy layers of phyllo dough for the most decadent Spinach Pie Recipe you’ve ever tasted. This dish is creamy, decadent, and oh so delicious!
Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
Flavored with a (perfect) overload of bananas, cinnamon, and buttermilk, and complete with a delicious cream cheese frosting, this easy banana cake with cream cheese frosting is almost like a combination of cake and banana bread. It is the best banana cake recipe I’ve ever tried! And boy, oh boy, are you gonna want to try it, too.