Let me just start this off by saying that I am not vegan. In fact, I don’t follow any particular food lifestyle. I just eat what I want, in moderation of course, but cheese is a food that I love so much I would marry it. Come on, don’t tell me that you wouldn’t do the same.
Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve come across a few recipes for dairy-free versions of some of my most beloved cheesy dishes (AKA mac and cheese). Over winter break, I tried a vegan mac and cheese that used a cashew sauce instead of cheese sauce in order to exclude the dairy. It was one of the best versions of mac and cheese that I’ve ever tried and I’ve been searching for a recipe I can use to duplicate it ever since.
Even though I’m not vegan, I would still eat every single one of the dishes on this list because they all look and sound amazing. Vegans and non-vegans alike should be trying out these 28 insanely good looking cheesy dishes that don’t actually contain any real cheese.
For all the vegans who miss ordering broccoli cheddar soup at Panera.
Replacing pepperoni with zucchini is just brilliant.
Oh. My. God. These are perfect.
This recipe even shows you how to make homemade vegan mozzarella so you can be a pro chef.
Creamier and healthier than any pesto you could buy at the store.
Brunch just became vegan friendly.
Who knew this was even possible.
8. Thai Pizza
Thai food meets pizza meets vegan.
Cheese, cheese, and more cheese.
This classic appetizer goes vegan.
No need for takeout, now you can make your own breadsticks vegan style at home.
For the vegans who are constantly craving a good bowl of mac.
Cheese isn’t just limited to savory dishes.
A comfort food classic now made for vegans to enjoy.
If you’re up for a bit of a challenge, try making your own vegan sushi.
These scalloped potatoes are made with chickpea cheese to bring a vegan touch to this favorite home cooked meal.
17. Pizza Pocket
Fill these pizza pockets with as many veggies as you’d like and cashew parmesan cheese to make a vegan style calzone.
18. Sweet Potato Mac and Cheese
This recipe for vegan mac and cheese is inspired by Chloe’s Vegan Sweet Potato Mac and Cheese in New York City.
The jalapeños give this vegan grilled cheese a spicy kick that will definitely delight your taste buds.
An Italian favorite gone vegan.
This cashew cream cheese recipe only requires 2 ingredients. How easy?
Make your own version of Mexican quesadillas by following this vegan recipe.
23. Parmesan Cheese
Learn how to make your own vegan parmesan cheese to top on pasta, pizza, or salad.
Bring these vegan nachos to your next party to spice things up.
Another lasagna recipe perfect for vegans who miss chowing down on all of their favorite Italian dishes.
Use this vegan cream cheese frosting on any dessert to give it a sweet, creamy texture.
Have all your friends over for these vegan black bean enchiladas that everyone will love.
A pesto pizza that is perfect for both vegans and non-vegans.