Are you a plant-based eater who finds yourself craving American Classic eats? You know, recipes like burgers, beef stew, fried chicken, fish n’ chips, and other dishes traditionally made with animal products in them?
Food plays such a central role in our lives and is often the source of good memories. We typically celebrate holidays and other milestones by sharing these kinds of dishes year after year. They become favorite traditions that evoke nostalgia and warmth.
If you’re missing these kinds of foods and experiences, I’ve got good news for you! Being plant-based doesn’t have to mean sacrifice.
I promise that you and your loved ones can continue to enjoy these traditional American classic recipes and the good feelings that come along with them. In this roundup, you’ll find 22 classic American recipe dishes turned into plant-based versions that your family will love! Everything from meatloaf, burgers, fries, green bean casserole, and beef stew.
And there’s more good news. If you want to learn how to make your favorite recipes plant-based, check out my article, “Meatless Makeover.” With a little time and practice, you’ll be turning virtually any dish into a delicious plant-based version. It’s easier than you think!
As you can see, I love nothing more than creating plant-based recipes that you and your family will savor and enjoy. I invite you to please take a moment and leave a comment below with suggestions for favorite dishes that you’d like to see made into delicious plant-based ones. I welcome your ideas!
Well, that’s it. Be sure to leave me a comment of your favorite American classic!
Plant-Based American Classed Recipes
Are you cravin’ yourself some tasty country hash browns and gravy, but don’t want the added fat? Well, my friend, you’re in luck because you can make these beauties with nary a touch of oil!
This plant-based recipe for beefless stew reminds me of the traditional American beef stew I had growing up. It always smelled heavenly, and we enjoyed family time around the table eating this comforting dish.
Lemony cornbread sweetened with maple syrup pairs perfectly with strawberries and cream for a modern, whole-grain take on strawberry shortcake. A great addition to a Spring or Summer BBQ.
This Green Bean Casserole is a healthier, dairy-free version and as creamy and comforting as the original. Don’t wait for the holidays to enjoy this American classic recipe.
This delicious mix of plant-based goodness is sure to satisfy your craving for the traditional three-bean salad, which is typically made with lots of oil and sugar.
I love anything chocolate, and these black bean brownies made with unsweetened organic cacao powder hit the spot for a guilt-free chocolate fix.
This recipe for thick-cut seasoned fries with chipotle sauce is sure to satisfy any fry craving but without the guilty feeling. The sauce is dairy-free, too!
This Cashew Cheese Sauce is the next best thing and comes together quickly. Don’t miss out on delicious “cheese” sauce when eating a plant-based diet!
Take advantage of fresh, ripe peaches made into a healthier version of peach crisp that is dairy-free and delicious.
Just because you’re on a plant-based diet doesn’t mean you can’t drool over this macaroni and cheese! Break the dairy habit with this flavorful dish.
Having the option for oil-free chips when on a plant-based diet is a must. This recipe is lighter and healthier but incredibly tasty too.
This plant-based, vegan ranch dressing tastes so rich and creamy you won’t believe it’s dairy free. Serve with a wedge of lettuce or as a dip with vegetables.
This Caesar salad has a tangy dressing made with crushed garlic and lots of lemon juice. A zesty, immune-boosting dressing that adds the perfect punch of flavor.
This home-cooked vegan-style meatloaf is comforting and has amazing texture and flavor. Topped with an easy-to-make BBQ and served with mashed potatoes makes, this American classic a true winner.
Here’s an American classic that still satisfies today and can be added to your list of easy-to-make meals, a vegan version of Sloppy Joe’s.
This vegan version of Raspberry Jello Salad is made with vegan sour cream and is a delightful replacement for the traditional.
You’ll love this vegan version of classic American cornbread; no eggs or dairy, and it’s so easy to make. Serve with a big bowl of chili.
This is one of those dishes that meat eaters even love, and they won’t miss the meat in this delicious version. The beer is infused with spices and makes for a hearty dish.
You can now sneak veggies into your desserts and it creates a super healthy, protein and fiber-rich snack you can feel good about.
This American Classic favorite is lighter, healthier, and just as delicious as the original. Baked spinach artichoke dip also makes for a great snack or spread on a wrap.
Keep this dip on your list of “go-to’s” for any occasion. Who doesn’t love onion dip? Robust and yummy, this creamy dip goes with anything.