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These Delicious Vegan Comfort Food Recipes Are Perfect for Winter

With the change of seasons, new produce options like winter squashes and greens are popping up on shelves, and we find ourselves craving the richer, heartier foods our bodies need during “hibernation” season. Cue up the wintery vegan comfort food recipes!

So, what’s for dinner?

If you’re ready to give your weekly menu a seasonal-update, read on for seven ideas of perfect wintery vegan comfort food meals to prepare (you’ll want to make a grocery list as you read through!)

Here’s to staying healthy, nourished and fueled during the colder days ahead.

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P.S. All seven recipes happen to be totally plant-based, and sacrifice nothing in terms of flavor or protein – meaning – we can have it all! Many are inherently gluten free or can easily be adapted to be.


7 Wintery Vegan Comfort Food Recipes to Enjoy This Season:


1. Vegan Chickpea Soup


While classic chicken soup has a reputation as the bolstering, nourishing meal for when you’re under the weather, this vegan chickpea soup recipe is perfect to cozy up to anytime.

Miss out on the comfort foods we all grew up loving just because you eat plant based? Never! Fiber-rich chickpeas make the perfect protein source in this vegan comfort dish.

2. 15-Minute Chinese Hot Oil Noodles

Hot Oil Noodle

Let’s be real – nothing hits quite like the super-cheap, super-quick ramen noodle cups we grew up on (or are maybe still enjoying!)

This 15-minute Chinese Hot Oil Noodles vegan dish takes hardly any longer to make – so it’s the ideal WFH workday lunch.

This wintery vegan comfort food recipe uses healthy, simple ingredients that combine for an authentic, veganized Chinese meal that rivals anything you’d get at a restaurant.

3. Spicy Tomato Gnocchi with White Beans, Spinach and Vegan Sausage

Spicy Tomato Gnocchi

Who doesn’t love cozying up to a rich, hearty pasta dish?!

This spicy tomato gnocchi vegan recipe is the perfect comfort food for when you want something that feels impressive and like you put a lot of work into it – only you won’t have.

This perfect wintery vegan comfort food comes together in a snap with jarred sauce, shelf stable Gnocchi, vegan sauce and bagged spinach.


4. Vegan Chili Cornbread Casserole

Vegetarian Chili Cornbread

The perfect wintery vegan comfort food does exist… A good casserole and hearty chili are just about tied for first place in terms of winter comfort foods, so it only makes sense to combine them for this vegan chili cornbread casserole.

Chili serves as the base for this dish, with a thick layer of cornbread “crust,” meaning each bite delivers the perfect ratio of chili and cornbread. If you’re gluten free, there’s an easy option for that too.

5. Sweet Crunch Winter Salad

Sweet Crunch Winter Salad

Consider this your go-to winter salad – because yes, salad is a year-round staple!

This sweet crunch winter salad is a refreshingly different take than your standard lettuce salad, with a base of winter greens like cabbage and broccoli and a sweet and nutty tahini dressing, studded with dried cranberries and seeds.

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6. Wonderful Winter Veggie Bowls

Winter Veggie Bowl

For when you want a little bit of all the quintessential winter flavors in one big bowl, these wonderful winter veggie bowls brimming with staples like winter veggies, legumes and hearty grains hit the spot.

Plus, it’s the perfect thing to prep ahead on a Sunday so you can enjoy wintery vegan comfort food all week long.

7. Vegan Pot Pie

Vegan Pot Pie

No list of winter-worthy vegan comfort food meals would be complete without what many of us consider the mecca of comfort – pot pies!

This vegan pot pie recipe is way simpler and uses way healthier ingredients than the versions you may have grown up on, but provides familiar flavors and the same cozy vibes. Time saving hack: Use a pre-made frozen crust! We’d never tell.

Which of These Hearty, Wintery Vegan Comfort Foods Are You Making First?

‘Tis the season for meals that “stick to your ribs” and warm you up from the inside out.

Here’s to staying healthy, nourished and fueled with vegan comfort food during the colder days ahead.

If you’ve been feeling meh in the kitchen and your regular rotation of meals needs some shaking up, consider this your vegan comfort food menu and try working your way through the list. As you try each, be sure to tag us on social media so we can see your delicious creation!


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Emmy Schneider-Green

Emmy is a passionate vegan foodie with a wanderlust spirit. When she’s not working her digital marketing day job or writing, she's probably spending time with her two calico cats, lifting weights, listening to a true crime podcast, or daydreaming (sun & moon Pisces here!)

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