24 Omnivore-Approved Plant Based Recipes

Cheesy Pasta, Plant-powered Italian Sausage and Roasted Butternut Squash Casserole

Is there an omnivore or meat lover in your life that’s curious about plant based eating but not ready to make the plunge themselves? Or maybe you have a coworker who thinks vegan food can’t be mouthwateringly delicious but they’re open to having their mind changed?

Either way, we’ve made something special for you and them. Our Omni-Approved Recipe Collection features 24 plant based recipes from Plant Fueled Life that omnivores love. How do we know? Our trusty members told us! All of these recipes are whole food plant based (WFPB), which means they’re free of meat, cheese, dairy, eggs, oil, and highly-processed ingredients. We’ve got a lot of experience making WFPB food taste incredible, and these tried-and-true recipes are made on repeat. 

1. Deli-style Eggless Egg Salad Sandwich

Deli-Style Eggless Egg Salad Sandwich

What came first, the chicken or the…tofu? Our Eggless Egg Salad recipe has been a Dirty favorite since 2017. It has everything you love about traditional egg salad—a yummy texture, crisp veggies, and luscious creaminess—without any of the drawbacks. Can we get a hell yeah for no cholesterol?

“This is a keeper. I haven’t had egg salad in years, but I can’t think of a reason why an omni wouldn’t think this is delicious. It’s actually better than anything I can recall egg salad ever being.”

Plant Fueled Life member

Indulge your deli desires >

2. Crispy Toficken Nuggets

Crispy Toficken Nuggets Vegan Plant Based Omnivore Approved

You’re never too old for nuggets! Going plant based doesn’t necessarily mean giving up old faves. Our nuggets are just as good—if not better—than what you used to have. Bonus: kids love them, too.

“You’re never too old for nuggets! Going plant based doesn’t necessarily mean giving up old faves. Our nuggets are just as good—if not better—than what you used to have. Bonus: kids love them, too.”

Plant Fueled Life member

Feel like a kid again >

3. Alfredo Chili Mac

Decadent alfredo pasta meets smoky chili? Yes, please! Pickled jalapeño adds an optional kick if you’re feeling spicy.

“Whole family likes this one!”

Plant Fueled Life member

Turn pasta night up a notch >

4. Korean BBQ Pizza

Plant Based Korean BBQ Pizza

If your mouth doesn’t water when you read the name of this one, then we don’t know what to tell you. Ooey-gooey cheesy sauce, savory saucy mushrooms, and fresh pickled Asian veggies make this a crave-worthy meal you won’t soon forget.

“This was the first WFPB dish that one of my very omni teens told me they loved. It’s unique, which makes it nice because no one will compare it to a non-vegan version. Love the flavors.”

Plant Fueled Life member

Experience the tasty sensation for yourself >

5. Apple-berry Oats Brunch Bake with Toasted Tropical Topping

Apple-berry Oats Brunch Bake with Toasted Tropical Topping

All your brunch dreams just came true. Bake this baby up and serve on a brunch board for your next get-together, or do yourself a favor and batch it on the weekend for easy delicious breakfasts all week.

“This meal is great for kids and omni guests alike. We make it for snow day breakfasts or when we have company…Yummy!”

Plant Fueled Life member

Impress the in-laws >

6. Plant Based Alfredo Sauce

Plant Based Alfredo Sauce

Recipes for full meals that omnis love are great to have on hand but don’t underestimate the power of a reliably yummy sauce. This versatile sauce comes together with just a few ingredients you probably already have and is good over pasta, veggies, grains, and almost anything else you want to drench in dairy-free goodness. Go from zero to dinner in 15 minutes and you can thank us later.

“This is the most omni-friendly healthy recipe ever!”

Plant Fueled Life member

Become a sauce boss >

7. Caribbean Black Bean & Quinoa Soup

Caribbean Black Bean & Quinoa Soup

Quinoa adds body while coconut milk adds creaminess to this well-seasoned, Caribbean-style black bean soup. You’ve never had a soup so flavorful!

“Another fantastic recipe! My husband tasted it and said it was delicious! I agree! And it was fast!!”

Plant Fueled Life member

Take your taste buds on an adventure >

8. Sweet & Tangy Baked Navy Beans

Sweet & Tangy Baked Navy Beans

Beans are good for your heart…and these saucy beans are scrumptious, too! Tomato paste provides a zingy, savory base, while molasses and maple syrup add just the right hint of sweetness.

“Husband approved!”

Plant Fueled Life member

Embrace the tang >

9. Dragon Sauce

Dragon Sauce by Clean Food Dirty Girl

We love drizzling this unique oil-free sauce over any kind of veggie bowl. Cashews, dates, soy sauce, tahini, and garlic create a symphony of flavor that’s soon to be your favorite.

“Absolutely delicious. Creamy, tangy, sweet, and super addictive!”

Plant Fueled Life member

Take flight >

10. Cheesy Black Bean Chimichangas with Red Enchilada Sauce and Avocado

Stuffed to the brim with plant based goodness and baked to perfection, these chimichangas are crispy and delightfully easy to make—a meal everyone will be raving about!

“Love this recipe. Always fix this when my omni family comes in from out of town and they loved it also!”

Plant Fueled Life member

Chimi your changes >

11. Colcannon (Irish Mashed Potatoes) and Roasted Cabbage Steaks with Lentils and Smoky Sauce

Our version of this Irish staple is delicious year-round. Creamy garlic and chive mashed potatoes, marinated cabbage steaks, and tasty lentils are drizzled with a bodacious smoky sauce you’ll dream about.

“This was delicious. My husband cleaned his plate like I’ve never seen. And I will forever be adding greens to my mashed potatoes. Chef’s kiss.”

Plant Fueled Life member

Try your luck >

12. Veggie-packed Lentil Fried Rice

This oil-free twist on “fried” rice checks all the boxes. Tasty, healthy, and simple. It’s delicious on its own or as a side. It’s a nourishing dish that will fuel your body with the power of plants!

“My daughter, who is 13 and 60% picky, LOVES this recipe and it’s now a staple.”

Plant Fueled Life member

Pack in those nutrients

13. Easy Peasy Toficken Fettuccine Alfredo

This recipe brings together two of our favorites: alfredo sauce and nuggets! It’s a luscious version of a familiar family favorite everyone’s sure to love.

“Holy Alfredo! This was winner! It came together in less than an hour. My ‘tofu virgin’ omni husband even tried and loved it!!”

Plant Fueled Life member

Dig in

14. Classic 13-Layer Lasagna

Classic 13-Layer Lasagna

This most incredible, classic-style plant based lasagna features layers upon layers of ooey gooey cheesy sauce, tomato basil sauce, and Italian tofu sausage. Loved by kids and adults alike!

“Served this to my omni family for Christmas dinner, and it was a hit with everyone!”

Plant Fueled Life member

Discover a new classic

15. Jalapeño Poppers

Dairy-Free Jalapeno Poppers

A party favorite for good reason! The best thing about these toasty, cheesy, spicy beauties is that they’re made without oil or dairy so you can enjoy them any time.

“Let me tell you, these are SO good!”

Plant Fueled Life member

Get the party poppin’

16. Plant-powered Cheeseburger Pasta Bake and Dragon-Berry-Melon Salad

Plant-powered Cheeseburger Pasta Bake and Dragon-Berry-Melon Salad

Everything your family loves about cheeseburgers is layered into a casserole with cheesy pasta and a crispy bread crumb topping. Serve it up with a fun fruit salad and get ready for applause!

“On constant repeat. We love this recipe and try to have extra tofurger crumbles and cheese sauce in our freezer at all times. Our little one ate it up!”

Plant Fueled Life member

Try it for yourself

17. BBQ Smack-a-Roni & Cheese and Colorful Chopped Salad with Creamy Balsamic Vinaigrette

BBQ Smack-a-Roni & Vegan Cheese and Colorful Chopped Salad with Creamy Balsamic Vinaigrette

Why’s it called Smack-a-Roni? Because it’s smack-your-mama good! This fun twist on mac and cheese is fun, comforting, and—best of all—will make everyone happy.

“Absolutely delicious! Great combo! Everyone loved it!”

Plant Fueled Life member

Start smackin’ >

18. All-American Burger

All-American Burger

Enjoy this diner favorite at home, hold the cholesterol! A smoky veggie patty is loaded with all the fixins, including mozzarella-style cheesy sauce, in this classic meal any burger lover will appreciate.

“Very flavorful!”

Plant Fueled Life member

Go All-American >

19. Classic Cheesy Sauce

Another simple but powerful recipe to have in your arsenal. Perfect over pasta, grains, veggies, or anywhere you need rich creamy cheesy flavor! No one will believe it’s dairy-free. We love to tell friends it’s dairy-free after they’ve devoured it and watch them revel in our healthy, tasty ways (just check for any nut allergies first).

“Love this sauce for mac and cheese. Comments from the partner: ‘It looks so creamy and fatty, but it’s just vegetables and spices. It’s amazing.”

Plant Fueled Life member

Say cheese >

20. Buttery Mashed Potatoes

Vegan Buttery Mashed Potatoes

Whether it’s Thanksgiving or an uneventful Tuesday, mashed potatoes are always a welcome addition to the menu. Our take on this classic is just as creamy and buttery as the original. You won’t believe the secret ingredient!

“We used to really love butter on our mashed potatoes, so I wasn’t expecting to be over the moon with these. They’re surprisingly good and went great with the gravy. My daughter really enjoyed them.”

Plant Fueled Life member

Find out what makes our potatoes so buttery >

21. Spicy Coconut Noodle Bowl

Spicy Coconut Noodle Bowl

This recipe was an instant hit with our members and it’s no wonder why. Quick and easy with a kiss of coconut and just the right amount of spice, this baby will have you mouthgasming all over the place.

“Super fast and easy to pull together. Cut back to one tsp hot sauce because I was feeding kids. My 4-year-old had three helpings (just the noodles and sauce, but yay!). Omni husband and 8-year-old finished it off.”

Plant Fueled Life member

See what the hype is about

22. Smoky Ranch Cheese Ball

This showstopper is a surefire way to impress guests at your next special occasion, but we love it just as much for a delicious game night snack. Pair it with toasted baguette slices or homemade crackers for ultimate yums.

“This was so good—took it to a gathering but then didn’t want to share!”

Plant Fueled Life member

Have a ball

23. Cheesy Pasta, Plant-powered Italian Sausage and Roasted Butternut Squash Casserole

Cheesy Pasta, Plant-powered Italian Sausage and Roasted Butternut Squash Casserole

Pasta is smothered in a creamy, cheesy sauce and tossed with tender roasted butternut squash bites and Italian-spiced tofu sausage to create the ultimate dish for holidays…or any day. One of our most-loved recipes, it leaves both kids and omnis begging for more!

“The whole fam loves this one, including the 9-year-old. Super flavorful, creamy, lots of great textures, and comforting—plus just the cheesy sauce and tofu Italian sausage are super good on their own. Now, I’ll just double batch it every time.”

Plant Fueled Life member

Check it out >

24. Classic Cheesy Broccoli Soup

Classic Plant Basedf Vegan Cheesy Broccoli Soup

Cheesy broccoli soup is in everyone’s top three favorites and this one is no exception. It’s heaven in a bowl and kid-friendly to boot!

“Definitely kid friendly! My kids loved it. This is the second time I made it because they requested it for dinner tonight! Lovely soup, goes great with a baguette.”

Plant Fueled Life member

Soup up tonight’s dinner

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Here’s to good food being good for you.

Xo

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