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8 Hot Wing Inspired Vegetarian Dishes To Soothe Your Buffalo Cravings

Even the most dedicated vegetarians have the occasional meat related craving, and with football season quickly approaching you're likely to find yourself surrounded by savory, buffalo sauce temptation. Have no fear, because here a few meat free recipes to help you get your hot wing fix!

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1. Vegetarian Buffalo Dip

Buffalo chicken dip is a game day classic, and with football season right around the corner this is a tasty veggie alternative. This recipe is extremely simple, and uses white beans in place of chicken, which makes it is perfect for sharing with meat lovers who shudder at the thought of eating tofu. Get the recipe here.

2. Buffalo Chickpea Nachos

Another great dish to share, these nachos with a buffalo twist will make your mouth water. This recipe uses all vegan ingredients, but dairy items can be substituted in as well. As an added bonus, the chickpeas provide a high dose of protein and iron! Check out the recipe here.

3. Crispy Buffalo Quinoa Bites

These crispy bite-sized wonders will take over the space hot wings previously occupied in your heart. They can be eaten on their own as a finger food with the dipping sauce of your choice, or atop a salad like demonstrated in the following recipe.

5. Cauliflower Buffalo Wings

One of my personal favorites, this recipe is a beyond delicious substitute for chicken wings. It has all of the buffalo flavor but still feels so much healthier thanks to the cauliflower. Get the recipe here!

6. Buffalo Crumble

A great way to add protein and flavor to a basic salad, this buffalo crumble is made from chickpeas, brown rice, and pecans. Extremely versatile, this can also be used to make buffalo sloppy joe's, tacos, or anything your heart desires! Snag the super simple recipe here!

7. Cheesy Buffalo Pasta Bake

The comfort food of all comfort foods, this recipe is a slightly healthier take on buffalo chicken mac and cheese. It replaces the chicken and half of the pasta with veggies, so you can still get your fair share of nutrients along with your buffalo sauce and cheese fix. Get the full recipe here!

8. Buffalo Hummus

Hummus is a vegetarian's best friend, and this recipe makes it even more delicious. With a food processor this is a super quick and easy snack to whip up for a last minute party, or for a solo night in of Netflix and snacking.

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