Vegan comfort food recipes will keep you warm and cozy on chilly fall (and winter) days. These hearty meals easy to make, and are healthy versions of the comfort food dinner classics you grew up with. Lasagna, casseroles, mac and cheese, lentil loaf, and pot pie are sure to cure all of your cravings.
Vegan Comfort Food Cravings
With the cooler temperatures of fall comes cravings for comfort food. Warm and cheesy dishes always comfort me, and as soon as I notice a chill in air I find myself with a hankering for lasagna or baked ziti. Broccoli with cheese sauce was always a favorite dish for me as child, and the healthy, vegan version is one that I make often in the fall. And what could be more cozy than a bowl of macaroni and cheese?
That’s not to say that I only eat dairy-free cheese-based dishes in autumn. Lentil loaf was on the first vegetarian meals I learned to make, and it’s a fall favorite in my house, along with bowls of beany chilly, and hearty shepherd’s pie.
To make cooking cure cravings easier on myself – and easier for you, too! – I’ve put together a list of some of my favorite vegan comfort food recipes for cooler weather.
10+ Vegan Comfort Food Recipes
Lasagna Tart – With cashew ricotta and slices of fresh zucchini, this tart is always a crowd pleaser.
Polenta takes the place of noodles in this updated version of the classic recipe. This dish tastes even better the next day, so make sure you leave yourself plenty of leftovers!
In this dish, peppers, onions, and beans are sandwiched between layers of tortillas and then topped with creamy cashew cheese sauce.
Lasagna is the ultimate cold weather comfort food. In this dish, thinly sliced butternut squash and steamed kale are layered with tofu ricotta and a creamy cauliflower sauce.
Loaded with lentils and vegetables, are the comfort food you’ve been craving! Serve them for dinner on chilly weeknights! This easy recipe is vegan and gluten-free.
This recipe is a healthy twist on shepherd’s pie. It’s loaded with veggies and leafy greens and topped off with a millet-amaranth crust.
I like to make this dish on New Year’s Day, but there’s no reason to wait until then to make this hearty dish.
This easy vegetable pot pie recipe is from my book The Truly Healthy Vegan Cookbook! It’s a terrific main dish for holiday dinners, potlucks, or any day you’re craving a warming meal.
This easy recipe is from Laura Theodore’s Vegan-Ease is a healthy, dairy-free version of classic mac and cheese.
This is a fun twist on traditional tomato-based baked ziti, and it’s a great way to get in your daily does of autumn pumpkin.
Made with pasta, mushrooms, and a sneakily healthy cauliflower cream, this is a cozy comfort food dish that perfect for dinner in the cooler fall and winter months.
Smother this classic dish with lots of cashew gravy for the ultimate in comfort food!
I grew up loving broccoli with cheese sauce, and it’s still the ultimate in comfort food for me. This cheese vegan casserole is full of hidden veggies.
Made with pumpkin, cannellini beans, diced tomatoes, and red bell pepper, this chili makes for a hearty lunch or a warming dinner.
This easy to make recipe from The Meatless Monday Family Cookbook by Jenn Sebestyen will cure what ails you on cold autumn nights
What are your favorite vegan comfort food recipes?