Top 10 Vegan Recipes of 2023 (2024)

Cue the excitement... Roll out the culinary red carpet because the moment has arrived to reveal the best vegan recipes that captured your hearts and palates in 2023—the crème de la crème, the Top 10 Vegan Recipes of 2023!

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All year long I post free recipes here on my blog "It Doesn't Taste Like Chicken" to woo the palates of everyone from the seasoned vegan to the most sceptical carnivore. It's my goal to wow everyone with delicious flavors and textures, and show people how easy and amazing plant-based food can be. At the end of every year, I like to take a look back and see what the most popular new recipes for 2023 were. It's the top 10 countdown!

But before we dive into the top 10 recipes, let's take a look at all the exciting things that happened this year:

I released my Third Cookbook!

Craving Vegan hit the shelves in October and was an instant bestseller. Not only did it hit the number 1 spot on Amazon, but it was also the second-bestselling cookbook in Canada (and it was competing against all the non-vegan cookbooks too)! If you haven't grabbed your copy yet, it's not too late! You can get your copy here plus learn how you can get a ton of free bonuses including a cooking class with me 🙂

We're Building Seitan School

If you've taken one of my cooking classes before you know how much fun we have in the kitchen! This year I've decided to level up with my latest course called Seitan School. In this course, I will teach you how to master the art of making plant-based meat. How fun is that!? In the past my courses have been about 4 lessons long. However, I have so much great info that I want to share with you when it comes to making mock meats, that Seitan School is already over 20 lessons long and we are still filming!! Stay tuned because we plan to release this course in the new year and you will not want to miss out. Make sure you sign up for the wait list here so that you can get in on the amazing early bird specials and reserve your seat.

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Now Onto the Top 10 Recipes of 2023!

You voted by making these dishes, leaving star ratings, commenting, and sharing photos online. Thank you so much for your support! It is time to see which recipes are the winners of 2023!!

Number 10: Vegan Spaghetti Bake

This recipe is a preview from my new cookbook Craving Vegan and it was an instant hit with readers. It'seasy to makeand takes just10 minutesof prep time! Uncooked spaghetti is added to a baking dish along with water, tomato sauce, and seasonings, and then it’s baked. Yes, you read that right: the spaghetti bakes in the oven! (How cool is that?) Topped with a 5 minute homemade vegan alfredo sauce, this easy recipe will become a new weeknight staple!

"I made this last night and it was a HUGE hit." - Michelle

Number 9: The Best Easy Vegan Hummus Recipe

I guess us vegans really do love hummus! Haha. After years and years of recipe testing, I finally shared my recipe for hummus! This hummus recipe isextra creamy, super delicious, and so muchbetter than store-bought. (It's quick and easy to make too)!

"I make a lot of hummus and this is by far the creamiest!" - Jodi

Number 8: Perfect Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Who knew that such a simple side could be such a hit? It goes to show that it's always nice to go back to basics. Whether you're a Brussels sprouts enthusiast or a skeptic, this recipe will win your taste buds over!

"There are variations re. oven temp and cooking time all over the internet and in people's grandmothers' recipe boxes. I now ONLY use your method. 425F for 25 minutes. I taped this instruction to the inside of my kitchen cabinet. This is the ideal no fail brussels sprout formula!" - Alexandra (on Facebook)

Number 7: The Best Vegan Feta

This delicious vegan recipe is quick and easy to make with just8 simple ingredientsand takes just25 minutesto prepare (plus chilling time). Creamy, crumbly, tangy, salty, and oh-so-yummy!

"I am emotional today, but your recipes seriously make me want to cry. I don’t know any other creator who nails recipes so well. You are amazing, I appreciate you, and so does my whole family. You have made being vegan so much easier and delicious." - Shannon

Number 6: Easy Vegan Meatballs (TVP)

Delicious, hearty, packed with protein, can be made gluten-free, and are easy to make! The base is made with TVP (textured vegetable protein) which is a pantry-friendly ingredient made from soybeans. These flavorful, meaty, tender meatballs are perfect for spaghetti, subs, or any other dish that calls for traditional meatballs.

"Cheap, easy, and tasty 10/10!" - Martin

Number 5: Easy Peanut Tofu

This recipe has become a weekly staple in my house! Tofu + Peanut Butter = perfection. It's a flavor-packed recipe that will have you begging for more!

"Another absolute banger, thanks Sam! I knew it would be good enough to make a double recipe and I was not disappointed" - Alex

Number 4: Easy Vegan Cabbage Roll Soup

If you love cabbage rolls, but don't like all the work, this unstuffed cabbage roll soup is for you!

"Oh my gosh, this recipe is so rich and flavourful. I will definitely add it to my weekly rotation. Thank you so much for your delicious food wizardry." - Donna

Number 3:

I'm so happy to see that so many people, like me, are obsessed with cookie dough! Just7 ingredientsand6 minutesand you could be enjoying spoonfuls of this delicious vegan cookie dough! Skip forming and baking cookies and just give me that batter! This recipe includes instructions for a big batch or you can make just one serving.

"Oh goodness, this recipe is great! I made it exactly as written, and my little guy ate it like ice cream." - Cheri

Number 2: Vegan Sheet Pan Thanksgiving Dinner

A complete feastincluding a crispy-on-the-outside, creamy-on-the-inside stuffing, tofu bites that are seasoned to taste like turkey, perfectly roasted potatoes and carrots, and garlicky green beans. The best part? It'seasy to prepare, and it all bakes together on a sheet pan! So tasty and easy you can make it any day of the week- no holiday needed!

"This is a FABULOUS, easy meal. Will definitely be making on a regular basis, not just for special occasions. Thank you so much for this recipe!!" - Celeste

Number 1: Marry Me Tofu

And the most popular recipe of 2023 is Marry Me Tofu!! It's so creamy and flavorful, that it might inspire a proposal! This easy delicious recipe takes just 30 minutes to whip up. Serve this vegan tofu recipe over pasta, rice, quinoa, mashed potatoes or with crusty bread for a meal that will win everyone's heart.💞

"I made this dish twice this week. My husband and I couldn't get enough. It's so cremy, delicious, and comforting. I'm certain this is the dish to convert tofu haters." - Bessie

And that's a wrap for 2023!

Thank you to everyone who enjoys my recipes, and leaves star ratings and comments (they really help so much).

In 2024 I'm taking a break from writing cookbooks which means I plan to dedicate all my time to posting more awesome free recipes and to making new cooking courses! If you have any recipe requests or cooking class requests for 2024 let me know in the comments!

Happy New Year to all!

Sam Turnbull.

Top 10 Vegan Recipes of 2023 (2024)


What is the most eaten vegan food? ›

Most vegan diets include beans in at least one meal per day, including lentils, chickpeas, black beans, pinto beans and many more. Many vegans consume soy-based proteins such as tofu and tempeh; their mild flavor makes them a great substitute for meat in stir-fries, soups and stews.

How to be a frugal vegan? ›

Vegan on a budget
  1. tinned beans and dried pulses of various kinds.
  2. vegetables (particularly seasonal ones)
  3. potatoes.
  4. egg-free pasta and noodles.
  5. rice.
  6. bread (wholemeal is ideal from a health point of view)
  7. dried herbs and spices.
  8. seasonal fruit.

How to make vegan food satisfying? ›

I highly recommend having a mixture of grains, protein, and vegetables — it provides a great balance not only with flavor/bulk but also texture. Grains and legumes help keep the meal filling while the vegetables bring everything together.

What food is surprisingly vegan? ›

18 Snacks and Foods You Didn't Know Were Vegan
  • Sriracha Mayo. I'm just as surprised as you are that Flying Goose's brilliant sriracha mayo is completely plant-based. ...
  • Hackney Gelato Dark Chocolate Sorbetto. ...
  • Lotus Biscoff Spread. ...
  • Lindt Excellence 70% Dark Chocolate. ...
  • Ritz Crackers. ...
  • Jacob's Cream Crackers. ...
  • Oreos. ...
  • Twiglets.
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Is peanut butter vegan? ›

The bottom line. Most types of peanut butter are free of animal products and can be enjoyed as part of a vegan diet. However, some varieties are made in facilities that also process animal products or contain refined sugar that was produced using bone char or non-vegan ingredients like honey or fish oil.

What snack foods can vegans eat? ›

Try These Popular Vegan Snacks (Chips, Cookies, and More)
  • Vegan Rob's Chips.
  • Rivalz Extra Chedda' Mac.
  • Outstanding Foods PigOut Pigless Pork Rinds.
  • Nature Valley Crunchy Granola Bars—Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate.
  • Trader Joe's Almond Butter Filled Pretzel Nuggets.

What cheeses are vegan? ›

Vegans can eat cheese that is comprised of plant-based ingredients like soybeans, peas, cashews, coconut, or almonds. The most common types of vegan cheeses are cheddar, gouda, parmesan, mozzarella, and cream cheese that can be found in non-dairy forms.

What do vegans struggle with the most? ›

10 Vegan deficiencies to be aware of - and how to nix them
  • Iron. ...
  • Vitamin B12. ...
  • Omega-3. ...
  • Zinc. ...
  • Choline. ...
  • Iodine. ...
  • Vitamin D. Who isn't a little bit deficient in the 'Sunshine Vitamin'? ...
  • Protein. 'This nutrient is not an issue in most people's diets especially those who eat meat, fish and eggs,' says Hobson.
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Will I live longer if I become vegan? ›

Another study found a 12% lower risk, but while research published by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition agreed that a vegan diet can lower rates of certain chronic diseases, it did not find evidence that veganism led to a longer life.

How to go 100% vegan? ›

You could start by removing meat or dairy one day a week and go from there. Or you could try changing one meal at a time, having vegan breakfasts during your first week, adding a vegan lunch during week two and so on.

What do vegans eat for protein? ›

For protein & iron, vegans can eat:
  • Beans. Beans, such as kidney beans, soybeans, pinto, black beans, and navy beans are a rich source of protein. ...
  • Legumes. ...
  • Tofu & Tempeh. ...
  • Green Peas. ...
  • Whole Grains. ...
  • Nuts & Seeds. ...
  • Fruits & Vegetables. ...
  • Lentil Soup Recipe.
May 11, 2023

Why do I feel hungry after going vegan? ›

The most common challenge we see is that “new” vegans and vegetarians do not eat enough calories throughout the day. Snacking is a great way to stay full! Make sure you are incorporating snacks between meals. These snacks allow you to meet your calorie needs as well as manage your hunger between meals.

Which country is #1 for vegans? ›

India. Three of India's major religions — Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism — teach the practice of ahimsa, or non-violence towards all beings. Because of this religious tradition, India has the highest percentage of vegetarians out of all the countries in the world.

Which five are popular vegan foods? ›

The most popular type of vegan food is plant-based dishes that are prepared without any animal products or by-products, such as dairy or eggs. Popular vegan dishes include veggie burgers, tofu stir-fries, vegetable curries, salads, and pasta dishes.

Are Oreos vegan? ›

Many vegans refer to Oreos as “accidentally vegan,” meaning they don't contain animal products — but they weren't created to be a specifically vegan treat. Oreos do not contain milk, eggs, or any other animal-derived products, so they are technically vegan in that sense. Plant-based cookies and cream lovers rejoice!

What is the most unhealthy vegan food? ›

6 Vegan Foods That Are Shockingly Unhealthy
  • Frozen fake meats.
  • Tofu deli meats.
  • Vegan desserts.
  • Coconut yogurt.
  • Frozen meals.
  • Veggie chips.

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