Vegetarian Comfort Food Recipes

There’s no reason those who don’t eat meat need to sacrifice their favorite meals. Try these vegetarian comfort food recipes, and rediscover the joys of casseroles, tacos, pizza, pasta and more.

Slow Cooker Corn and Red Pepper Chowder

Slow Cooker Corn and Red Pepper Chowder

This vegan soup is perfect for that summer-to-fall transition, when corn is abundant, but you're craving something hearty.

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Sage Polenta Bowls with Roasted Brussels Sprouts & Wild Mushrooms

Sage Polenta Bowls with Roasted Brussels Sprouts & Wild Mushrooms

Polenta is great topped with just about anything, but caramelized Brussels sprouts and mushrooms are definitely at the top of that list.

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Veggie-Loaded Chili

Veggie-Loaded Chili

Everyone needs a go-to vegan chili recipe, and this one will be yours after you try it. Bonus: it freezes well.

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Slow Cooker Summer Lasagna

Slow Cooker Summer Lasagna

Lasagna in the slow cooker is one of the simple pleasures of life. This low-maintenance, veggie-packed vegetarian lasagna recipe means you don't even have to turn the oven on.

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Smoked Cheddar Mac & Cheese with Baked BBQ Tofu

Smoked Cheddar Mac & Cheese with Baked BBQ Tofu

How could mac & cheese get any better? Baked BBQ tofu, that's how. Sweet meets savory, all in one comforting dish.

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Vegetable Tetrazzini

Vegetable Tetrazzini

No chicken here! Reinvent this classic dish with a meatless spin.

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Portabella and Spinach Lasagna Roll-Ups

Portabella and Spinach Lasagna Roll-Ups

These cute lasagna roll-ups are filled with spinach, portabellas and plenty of yummy cheese.

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One Pot Pasta Primavera

One Pot Pasta Primavera

One pot, 25 minutes, dinner. What could be easier than this vegetarian one-pot pasta recipe?

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Salisbury Steaks

Salisbury Steaks

Reinvent a comfort-food fave with this vegetarian take on Salisbury steak.

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Chickpeas and Dumplings

Chickpeas and Dumplings

Chicken and dumplings is one of the most comforting dishes there is. Try this vegetarian version, with chickpeas added for protein.

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Cheese Tortellini Bake with Roasted Broccoli

Cheese Tortellini Bake with Roasted Broccoli

Pasta bakes are good for the soul, and this one gets a healthy twist in the form of roasted broccoli.

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Meatless Monte Cristo

Meatless Monte Cristo

The sweet-savory flavor of a Monte Cristo can't be beat—unless it's this vegetarian version.

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Slow Cooker Vegetarian Gumbo

Slow Cooker Vegetarian Gumbo

This vegetarian gumbo might not be authentic, but it's tasty—and packed full of veggie goodness.

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Cremini and Chard Stuffed Shells

Cremini and Chard Stuffed Shells

Chard and cremini mushrooms make a substantial filling for this meatless twist on stuffed shells.

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Broccoli Cheddar Brown Rice Casserole

Broccoli Cheddar Brown Rice Casserole

Broccoli-cheddar is a timeless combo, and in this casserole it's made even better with the addition of filling brown rice.

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Shallot and Shiitake Gravy

Shallot and Shiitake Gravy

Look no further: You've found your go-to vegetarian Thanksgiving gravy recipe.

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Crispy Cauliflower Carrot Fritters with Smoky Garlic Aioli

Crispy Cauliflower Carrot Fritters with Smoky Garlic Aioli

Cheesy, crispy fritters get decked out with this smoky garlic aioli, which you can make with mayo or cashew cream.

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Tortilla Pie with Black Beans & Zucchini

Tortilla Pie with Black Beans & Zucchini

A bunch of taco fixins in pie formation: The very definition of vegetarian comfort food.

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Vegan Sun-Dried Tomato Fettuccine Alfredo

Vegan Sun-Dried Tomato Fettuccine Alfredo

This vegan fettuccine alfredo recipe is lighter thanks to cashew cream.

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Smoked Cheddar Grits with Broiled Heirloom Tomatoes

Smoked Cheddar Grits with Broiled Heirloom Tomatoes

Cheddar grits—a true comfort food if there ever was one—get a fresh, tangy twist thanks to broiled heirloom tomatoes.

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Pizza Quinoa Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms

Pizza Quinoa Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms

Pizza, mushrooms, need we say more? Quinoa changes up the texture and adds protein to these vegetarian stuffed mushrooms.

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Zucchini & Corn Panini with Pepper Jack Cheese

Zucchini & Corn Panini with Pepper Jack Cheese

You've had grilled cheese, but this slightly spicy, veggie-packed sandwich is grilled cheese for grown-ups.

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Broccoli Parmesan Meatballs

Broccoli Parmesan Meatballs

No meat in these meatballs! Serve them atop a classic spaghetti and meatballs dinner.

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Make-Ahead Cheese & Roasted Vegetable Baked Manicotti

Make-Ahead Cheese & Roasted Vegetable Baked Manicotti

Roasted veggies add a unique flavor to this cheesy vegetarian pasta dish.

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Cheddar & Cholula Mashed Potatoes

Cheddar & Cholula Mashed Potatoes

Cholula hot sauce and cheddar combine for a savory comfort food with a kick.

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Stovetop Pesto Mac with Broccoli

Stovetop Pesto Mac with Broccoli

This stovetop mac and cheese is ready in 30 minutes—no oven required.

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Creamy Wild Rice & Mushroom Soup

Creamy Wild Rice & Mushroom Soup

Wild rice soup without the turkey or bacon is just as satisfying. Mushrooms add a "meaty" texture, and sour cream makes it extra creamy without half-and-half.

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Sweet Potato & Kale Gratin

Sweet Potato & Kale Gratin

This nutrition-packed casserole is full of vitamin A and fiber.

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French Bread Pizza with Pesto & Sun-Dried Tomatoes

French Bread Pizza with Pesto & Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Pizza on bread! There is literally nothing more comforting. Pesto and sun-dried tomatoes make it sing.

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Spaghetti with Lentil Mushroom Meatballs

Spaghetti with Lentil Mushroom Meatballs

Spaghetti made healthy! These meatless meatballs are filling, nutty and have a great texture.

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