11 Recipes You Won’t Believe Are Vegan

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Ready for the vegan recipe roundup of your dreams? From mac and cheese to vegan desserts, we’ve gathered the very best ideas to satisfy your comfort food cravings and please every palate. Find your family’s new favorite dish below—they’re very vegan and totally delicious!

Pass the Plants

1. Vegan Lasagna

This recipe is billed as “vegan lasagna nirvana,” so you know it ain’t your average pasta dish. A fab trio of protein-packed marinara, vegan spinach ricotta, and savory cashew cream come together to make a lasagna that the whole family will love. Kids can even help with the layering! Get the recipe from Pass the Plants.

Pass the Plants

2. Carrot Hot Dogs

Ready for a magic trick? Turn a few humble carrots into a hot dog-inspired meal! This recipe is as brilliant as it is simple: round up carrots, flavor them to taste smoky and salty, and serve them in a hot dog bun. Voila! For the full how-to, click over to Pass the Plants.

A Taste of Madness

3. Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream

Psst! These vegan beauties rival regular cupcakes and are sure to be the star of any dessert lineup. They’re dense and fudgy, and the frosting is lick-the-bowl good. Get the recipe from A Taste of Madness.

The Minimalist Baker

4. Vegan Banana Nut Muffin Pancakes

Amp up your breakfast with hearty, healthy, vegan pancakes that taste just like your favorite banana nut muffins! These beauties only take 30 minutes to make (start to finish!), and the only added sugar is a dash of raw sugar in the streusel. Get the recipe over at The Minimalist Baker.

Marco Verch via Flickr

5. Black Bean Burgers

With black beans, onions, and a whole host of herbs, you can’t get much healthier than these black bean burgers. Throw them on the grill at a barbecue and give your usual veggie burger a twist! Get the recipe here.

Running with Spoons

6. Vegan Mac & Cheese

When a mac and cheese craving hits, look no further than this creamy, comfort-food recipe. It’s made with simple ingredients, and the cheesy sauce will be a winner with vegans and non-vegans alike. Snag the recipe over at Running with Spoons.

My Kitchen Love

7. Garlicky Peanut Soba Noodles with Roasted Broccoli

There’s nothing boring about this kid-approved meal! It’s healthy, features fun flavors, and totally customizable. (The kids aren't broccoli fans? Sub in green beans or another favorite veggie!) Get the recipe from My Kitchen Love.

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A Taste of Madness

8. Vegan Chocolate, Peanut Butter and Avocado Pie

Hear us out. This rich and fudgy dessert is made even better by some sneaky avocado. It’s also a no-bake masterpiece so you can whip it up in no time for any party, potluck, or mid-week treat. For the recipe, head to A Taste of Madness.

Jessica in the Kitchen

9. Vegan Cauliflower Buffalo Wings

Prepare to have your mind (and all your buffalo wing expectations) blown. These cauliflower buffalo wings are coated in a yummy sweet hot garlic sauce and work great as a game day snack—or a fun weeknight dinner! Learn more at Jessica in the Kitchen.

Beaming Banana

10. Vegan Caramel Brownies

Are you as mesmerized by these brownies as we are? These swirly sweets are not only pretty to look at—they taste amazing, too. Rich, fudgy, and filled with decadent caramel, you’d never guess they’re gluten-free and sweetened only with dates! Make a batch with the help of Beaming Banana.

The Minimalist Baker

11. One-Hour Vegan Pot Pies

It takes less than an hour to make these delicious, flaky, veggie-packed vegan pot pies, but the payoff is off-the-charts yummy. They’re rich, comforting, and proof that homemade cooking doesn’t have to be time-consuming. Get the recipe from The Minimalist Baker.

—Abigail Matsumoto

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