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Tag: Vegan Comfort Food Recipes

  • Vegan Beet Pierogi

    Vegan Beet Pierogi

    When there’s a chill in the air, it’s time to make pierogi! And this is a delicious vegan (or vegetarian) beet pierogi recipe with finely shredded beets, potatoes, caramelized onions and fresh dill. Like any made from scratch pierogi dumpling recipe, this takes time to execute, but if the weather outside is frightful, why not […]

  • Roasted Parsnip Soup

    Parsnips taste a bit like carrots, but a hint earthier. When they’re roasted, they get sweeter and possess a starchy texture. They’re a delicious addition to many soups, so why not make them the star? Thus, UVK brings you this easy vegan roasted parsnip soup recipe with potatoes, apples, garlic, onion, dried rosemary and more. […]

  • Vegan Halušky with Stewed Sauerkraut and Tempeh Bacon (Vegan Strapačky)

    Halušky is enjoyed across Central and Eastern Europe. The term “halušky” can refer to the thick, soft noodles or potato dumplings themselves, or to the dish containing them. Slovak Strapačky is a halušky dish with stewed sauerkraut, and bacon. Inspired by Slovak strapačky (or strapacky), this is a delicious recipe for homemade vegan halušky (or […]

  • Vegan Tater Tot Hotdish

    Inspired by the classic dish from the U.S. Upper Midwest, this easy vegan tater tot hotdish recipe has ground seitan, a flavorful homemade mushroom sauce and frozen mixed vegetables. It’s one hearty, savory seitan casserole that keeps you coming back for more. Across the U.S.’s Upper Midwest, hotdishes are commonly served at potlucks, family gatherings, […]

  • Vegan Black Bean Dip

    This is an easy homemade vegan black bean dip recipe with canned blacked beans, onions, garlic, jalapeño, lime juice, liquid smoke, chili powder, cumin and more. It’s a two step process–sauté the onions, garlic and jalapeño and then, combine all the remaining black bean dip ingredients in a blender. That’s it. This recipe makes ~2 […]

  • Vegan Kale Caesar Salad

    On July 4th, 1924, Caesar Cardini found himself with a slammed restaurant and a limited pantry. And in that moment, he chose to innovate and create the “Caesar Salad”. Inspired by the Caesar salad, this recipe for vegan kale Caesar salad has croutons, crispy tempeh bacon, massage lacinato kale, crunchy romaine lettuce, a delicious vegan […]

  • Vegan Loose Meat Sandwich with Lentils and Mushrooms

    Raised in the U.S.’s Midwest, I couldn’t deny giving loose meat sandwiches a vegan overhaul. UVK’s vegan loose meat sandwich recipe uses lentils and mushrooms. And thus, it’s more of a loose “lentil meat” sandwich recipe. What is a loose meat sandwich? Originating in Iowa, it’s a sandwich filling that’s loose like a sloppy joe, […]

  • Savory Vegan Bread Pudding with Leeks and Rainbow Chard

    Is savory bread pudding a side dish or a main course? Is it a casserole for breakfast, lunch or dinner? Basically, it is all of these things. I’ve eaten this savory vegan bread pudding recipe for breakfast and enjoyed it with a salad for dinner. It would make a great addition to a holiday spread […]

  • Smoky Maple BBQ Popcorn

    This is an easy vegan BBQ popcorn recipe with maple syrup, smoked paprika, chipotle powder and more. It’s smoky, sweet, spicy, and savory. It’s texture is crunchy and light. As you snack, it doesn’t leave seasoning all over your fingers, as some BBQ flavored popcorn recipes do. In the end, it’s a homemade smoky maple […]

  • Strawberry Spinach Pasta Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

    A few months ago, I scrawled down “strawberry salad poppy seed dressing” in a notebook. This month felt like a good time to circle back. It’s spring! So, here we are with an easy vegan strawberry spinach pasta salad recipe. A few things… ・This recipe uses UVK’s Vegan Poppy Seed Dressing in it. Whether you […]

  • Beet Risotto

    This vegan beet risotto recipe is a delightful blend of elements of Slavic borscht and Italian risotto. It’s flavorful and delicious. And while beauty is never a high priority, I cannot deny how lovely magenta vegan beetroot risotto looks! As I’ve mentioned in other vegan risotto recipes, making risotto takes time and vigilance. It’s not […]

  • Roasted Sweet Potato Soup

    This is an easy vegan roasted sweet potato soup recipe. You roast the sweet potatoes, sauté the aromatics, simmer for 15 minutes, and combine in a blender. That’s it. Simple, spiced, creamy and delicious. It has it all! This vegan sweet potato soup makes 4 servings. Two things… ・Try to chop the sweet potatoes, so […]

  • Roasted Breakfast Potatoes

    My favorite part of a big breakfast is the potatoes. And this recipe for vegan roasted breakfast potatoes with rosemary does not disappoint. These beauties are roasted, spiced, salted and delicious, and make enough for 4-6 servings. Two things… ・This recipe was tested with Russet potatoes and then, with Yukon gold potatoes. Either worked well. […]

  • Vegan Stroganoff with Mushrooms and Seitan

    About a decade ago, I came across a recipe for vegan stroganoff with tahini. Despite having no vegan sour cream in it, the sauce was great. Time passed, and I haven’t been able to locate it. And honestly, at this point, all I can recall is that it had tahini and cornstarch in it! Inspired, […]

  • Vegan Black Bean Soup

    Some black bean soup recipes use tomatoes, dried beans, and lots of time. This one uses none of these things. This easy vegan black bean soup recipe uses canned beans and orange juice. It’s simple, budget friendly, and comes together in about 30 minutes. My absolute favorite ingredient is the orange juice. Its sweetness works […]

  • Vegan Southwestern Casserole with Soy Curls, Sweet Corn and Hash Browns

    Who doesn’t love a good vegan casserole dish? They’re usually the very definition of “ugly food” (visually unattractive, but oh so comforting), and easy to make. And if the flavor is done well, they’re a fast, family favorite. With frozen sweet corn, Southern-style hash browns, mild green chiles, and soy curls, I’m happy to report […]

  • Vegan Potato and Onion Pierogi

    As the holidays approach, I find that I want to do nothing but eat comfort food. To me, that’s vegan cabbage rolls, mounds of mashed potatoes, sauerkraut soups, cabbage and noodles, halušky, beet soup and yes, lots and lots of vegan pierogi. So, I couldn’t resist putting together this vegan potato and onion pierogi recipe! […]

  • Mushroom Lentil Pot Pie

    Man, I love lentils. I love them in soups, burgers, and so many other vegan dishes. Maybe you love them too? It’s part of the reason I couldn’t resist putting together this vegan recipe for mushroom lentil pot pie! This simple, delicious, super savory vegan lentil pot pie recipe is the perfect comfort food for […]

  • Vegan Sauerkraut, White Bean and Barley Soup

    Cabbage soup is very common in Slavic cuisine. The “cabbage” in cabbage soup can refer to fresh cabbage or sauerkraut. And Russians, Poles, Slovaks and Ukrainians eat it a lot. Inspired by preparations of the Polish soup, kapuśniak, this vegan sauerkraut bean and barley soup recipe shares many of the common ingredients, but does detour […]

  • 26 Great Vegan Thanksgiving Dinner Recipes

    When I started this blog in 2017, I had no idea that it would become what it is today. Then, as now, my biggest concerns have been pursuing delicious flavor, and making easy vegan “ugly food” or vegan comfort food. I want to thank you for supporting Ugly Vegan Kitchen (UVK) along the way. As […]

  • Vegan Stuffed Shells with Tofu Ricotta, Spinach and Fennel

    This vegan stuffed shells recipe has tofu ricotta, spinach and fennel bulb. It’s garlicky, savory and totally nut free (no cashews, no almonds). And best of all, these tofu stuffed shells are super delicious and easy to make. A few things… ・It takes awhile for the water to boil for the pasta shells. Use this […]

  • Vegan Green Bean Casserole

    Many vegan green bean casserole recipes use cashews or coconut milk. UVK brings you this gluten free vegan green bean casserole recipe made with white beans! It’s completely free of nuts and coconut milk. While it might seem daunting to make vegan green bean casserole from scratch, it couldn’t be easier. The longest part of […]

  • Vegan Pumpkin Soup

    Have you ever tried to make a recipe for vegan pumpkin soup with canned pumpkin puree? Maybe you’ve also discovered that it’s pretty bland. If you want the canned pumpkin to really shine in a soup, it requires the right spices, a good bouillon or stock, and pairing it with a roasted vegetable to bring […]

  • Tofu Enchiladas with Mushrooms and Sweet Corn

    This recipe goes out to the hermetically sealed silken tofu that’s been living in my pantry for a year. It’s dutifully sat on the shelf ready for action. There’s a number of UVK silken tofu recipes that this bad boy could have been used in (creamy polenta, cheesy grits, Greek spinach pie, etc), but instead, […]