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It’s officially hibernation weather, which means that comfort is at the absolute top of our dietary priorities. But, contrary to popular belief, that doesn’t mean we have to give up greens or healthy food entirely. Whether you’re a strict vegetarian or you just need a few more plant-based meals to make it through cheese-and-carbs season, here are 50 of our favorite vegetarian comfort food recipes—no meat required.
So much better than the stuff from a box.
Make it in a slow cooker, Instant Pot or on the stove.
It doesn’t get heartier than this sour cream-crowned main.
Warm, cozy and super nutritious.
Just like Grandma used to make.
Pasta? Check. Potatoes? Check. Cheese? You know it.
The crust is the rich egg filling's crispy soulmate.
If it’s covered in tots, you can count us in.
Bake it right in the squash for an easy and elegant presentation.
Guys, the topper is a grilled cheese sandwich...
We’ll take ours with a side of guac, thanks.
Pair them with veggie broth.
Just the remedy for a cold and dreary night.
So many layers of goodness.
Put down the phone and step away from the takeout menu.
Consider next week's Taco Tuesday set.
With not one, not two, but *three* different cheeses.
We never thought we’d say this, but we don’t even miss the cheese.
Fill with your favorite veggies for a complete meal.
Eat your heart out, Panera Bread.
Just the thing for your Super Bowl Sunday party.
Everyone’s favorite dip meets golden-brown pizza crust.
Psst: This bowl is packed with protein.
Make a double batch and freeze it for later.
Even Nonna would approve.
Some cold nights (and long days) just demand takeout.
You had us at sriracha mayonnaise.
This pasta-free version is light enough that you’ll have room for seconds (and thirds).
Finished with a runny sunny-side-up egg and all the Parmesan.
Hi, summer. We’ve missed you so.
You can do so much better than the canned kind.
Never be disappointed by a veggie burger again.
There’s no bad day that creamy peanut butter can’t fix.
Parsnips, sweet potatoes, butternut squash—we promise you won’t miss the pasta.
Three boast nearly 20 grams of protein.
Meet your muffin tin’s latest magic trick.
Come for the creamy herbed filling, stay for the fried shallots.
A far cry from the frozen hockey pucks you’re used to.
You say side, we say main event.
No red sauce here—just mozzarella, herbs and alllll the ricotta.
Behold, the mac and cheese of vegetables.
Where should we start, the cashew cream or the crispy pine nut topping?
Swap the cauliflower for broccoli or cabbage.
Warning: You might want to take a bath in the broth.
Eight ingredients + 20 minutes = cheesy, creamy heaven.
Roasted squash = the silkiest sauce ever.
Ask your kids to assemble them and dinner will practically make itself.
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