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24 Healthyish Meat-Free Comfort Foods That'll Make You Say "Whoa"

You won't miss the meat.

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1. Sesame Cauliflower Bites

Skip the Chinese take-out and make these lightened-up, meatless sesame bites at home. Get the recipe.
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Skip the Chinese take-out and make these lightened-up, meatless sesame bites at home. Get the recipe.

2. Roasted Tomatoes with Goat Cheese Polenta

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Not only does this recipe call for just about five ingredients, but it also makes for great leftovers. Get the recipe.

3. Lasagna Stuffed Peppers

This 30-minute dinner won't leave you disappointed. I mean...just look at that cheese. Get the recipe.
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This 30-minute dinner won't leave you disappointed. I mean...just look at that cheese. Get the recipe.

4. Cauliflower Cacio e Pepe

Replace pasta with cauliflower in this classic Roman dish. After all, it's all about the rich and cheesy sauce. Get the recipe.
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Replace pasta with cauliflower in this classic Roman dish. After all, it's all about the rich and cheesy sauce. Get the recipe.

5. Vegan Spiced Sweet Potato and Grilled Portobello Tacos

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An easy spice mix made with paprika, cinnamon, cumin, ginger, and cayenne takes these grilled veggies to the next level. Dress them with homemade pico de gallo or any of your favorite taco toppers. Get the recipe.

6. Zucchini and Eggplant Lasagna

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There are no noodles in this hearty lasagna recipe, but between the layers of grilled veggies, marinara sauce, ricotta, and mozzarella cheese, you'd never notice. Get the recipe.

7. Vegan Veggie "Bic Mac" Burger

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Looking to satisfy a burger fix? Opt for these juicy patties, which are made with mushrooms, onion, carrots, and zucchini. Get the recipe.

8. Vegan Tofu Nuggets

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Coated in crushed cornflakes, ground almonds, garlic, paprika, and chili powder, then baked to crispy perfection, these tofu nuggets are the ultimate kid-friendly dinner or finger food for a crowd. Get the recipe.

9. Vegetable Cobbler

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If you don't have time to make the homemade scone topping, opt for biscuit dough. It'll taste equally delicious and take a fraction of the time. Get the recipe.

10. Roasted Sweet Potato and Black Bean Quesadillas

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Sometimes, you just want to sink your teeth into a quesadilla. This version is filled with black beans and creamy mashed sweet potatoes that get a kick from smoked paprika, cumin, coriander, and cayenne. Get the recipe.

11. Broccoli and Cheese Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

Don't you wish you could eat all your veggies covered in cheese? Get the recipe.
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Don't you wish you could eat all your veggies covered in cheese? Get the recipe.

12. Vegan Carbonara with Shiitake Bacon

This smoky, salty shiitake bacon is the perfect substitute for bacon or pancetta, and the best part is you can whip it up with just four ingredients. Get the recipe.
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This smoky, salty shiitake bacon is the perfect substitute for bacon or pancetta, and the best part is you can whip it up with just four ingredients. Get the recipe.

13. French Onion Soup Casserole

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It's like your favorite soup and cheesy casserole became one...and what could possibly be bad about that? Get the recipe.

14. Eggplant Meatballs

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Serve these meatless balls over pasta or zucchini noodles, or toss them into a roll for a meatball sub. Get the recipe.

15. Zucchini Lasagna Roll-Ups

These veggie roll ups are baked in marinara sauce and not one but three different cheeses. Get the recipe.
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These veggie roll ups are baked in marinara sauce and not one but three different cheeses. Get the recipe.

16. Spinach and Artichoke Mac 'n' Cheese

Spinach artichoke dip meets mac 'n' cheese, and the result is pretty damn glorious. Get the recipe.
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Spinach artichoke dip meets mac 'n' cheese, and the result is pretty damn glorious. Get the recipe.

17. Mini Eggplant Pizzas

Baked eggplant takes the place of pizza dough in these better-for-you mini pizzas. Get the recipe.
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Baked eggplant takes the place of pizza dough in these better-for-you mini pizzas. Get the recipe.

18. Vegan Cassoulet with Mushrooms and Chard

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If you've never had cassoulet, it's a French classic recipe that's essentially comfort in a bowl. This meatless version is loaded with white beans, leeks, chard, mushrooms, carrots, and celery, all cooked in a wine broth. Get the recipe.

19. Crispy Brussels Sprouts Au Gratin

The best part about this decadent dish is that most of the ingredients — milk, butter, breadcrumbs, olive oil, and flour — are probably already sitting in your kitchen. Get the recipe.
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The best part about this decadent dish is that most of the ingredients — milk, butter, breadcrumbs, olive oil, and flour — are probably already sitting in your kitchen. Get the recipe.

20. Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Caramelized Mushrooms and Goat Cheese

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This gnocchi looks fancy AF (and it sure tastes like it), but the truth is it's made with just mashed sweet potato, ricotta cheese, eggs, salt, and Parmesan cheese. Get the recipe.

21. Vegan Buffalo Cauliflower Wings

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You can easily substitute some ingredients in this recipe, such as flour and milk, to make it vegetarian, gluten free, or completely vegan, depending on your dietary restrictions. Get the recipe.

22. Chickpea Subs

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These chickpea meatballs are crispy on the outside and moist on the inside. Tossed in marinara sauce and cheese and folded in a hot dog bun, you've got comfort food at its finest. Get the recipe.

23. Mushroom and Kale Stroganoff

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The sautéed garlic and mushrooms are the perfect light and fresh complement to this otherwise totally decadent dish. Get the recipe.

24. Vegan Lemongrass Coconut Curry Soup with Sweet Potato Noodles

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Coconut milk, ginger, Thai red curry paste, cilantro, and basil give this curry a serious punch. You can use whatever noodles you like best, like spiraled vegetables, egg noodles, ramen, or rice noodles. Get the recipe.

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