Any party that involves food can be tricky for someone who eats a vegan diet. And with Game Day coming in fast, it's time to start brainstorming vegan Super Bowl recipes that are easy to make and share. Fortunately, there are many vegan recipes out there that can please practically anyone's belly. That's right... even the meat and animal-product lovers. It all comes down to choosing dishes that are appropriate for feeding a Super Bowl crowd. If you do just that, you will be more likely to score big with your party guests. And it doesn’t even need to include wings or cheese.
This is ideal if you are hosting a get-together and know that a vegan or two will be attending. It will ensure that they are just as happy and full as everyone else. And if you're the one with the vegan diet attending a non-vegan party? Simply make one or two of these recipes, and bring them along. It will guarantee that you have something tasty to eat while watching the game. Who knows, you might even impress some non-vegans with your special Super Bowl recipes.
Not sure where to start? This list features 23 vegan recipes that will hit the spot, no matter what team you’re rooting for!
1. Chipotle Black Bean Burgers
A Super Bowl party isn't complete without some kind of burger dish like this vegan version by Ari's Menu. Make it gluten-free by swapping out wheat buns for the gluten-free kind. You could even make mini versions for deliciously shareable finger food.
2. Non-Dairy Raw Cashew Sour Cream
When it comes to vegan eats, cashews save the day. When softened and pureed, they provide a similar consistency to cheese and other dairy products. Basically, it's excellent for satisfying that craving for cheesy goodness. For starters, check out this simple recipe by The Healthy Foodie to make your own cashew "sour cream."
3. Black Bean Brownies
For a vegan-friendly way to satisfy everyone's sweet tooth, try your hand at making these black bean brownies by Quinoa, Kale and Exhale. The black beans create an amazing fudge-y consistency, too. Yum! Find her full recipe over at Walk Jog Run.
4. Vegan Pesto
Pesto is perfect for spicing up everything and anything. For a vegan version, make this recipe by Quinoa, Kale and Exhale. Try mixing it with vegan mayonnaise or soy-yogurt for flavorful dip. It's also useful for topping off rice and pasta dishes, too.
5. Homemade Spicy Ketchup
Impress your guests with a homemade spicy ketchup dipping sauce from Joy the Baker. This would be amazing with sweet potato fries or kale chips. You can also use it to dress up vegan burgers and sandwiches.
6. 20-Minute Vegan Chili
A big ol' pot of chili is a must for Game Day. This vegan version by The Scrumptious Pumpkin consists of a hearty medley of vegetables and spices, making it meatless and delicious. Plus, it does't hurt that it only takes 20 minutes to cook up. Score.
7. Mini Vegan No-Bake Chocolate Mocha Fudge and Coconut Tarts
For another way to sneak some sweets onto your party table, try these mini no-bake tarts from Half Baked Harvest. Between the coconut crust and no-bake insides, these will definitely be a winner.
8. Creamy Vegan Herb Salad Dressing
When you eat a vegan diet, it always helps to learn about clever condiment recipes. After all, they often include sneaky non-vegan ingredients. This creamy salad dressing by Joy the Baker uses tofu for a thick consistency and thickness. Who even knew that was possible?
9. Banana and Chocolate Chia Cream Pie Parfaits
Like most of the grub on this list, these parfaits by Half Baked Harvest are easy to split up and serve at a party. From the chia seeds to the dark chocolate, this recipe is full of amazing superfoods.
10. Creamy Coconut Cashew Spaghetti Squash “Alfredo” with Roasted Cauliflower
Mimic the look and consistency of traditional Alfredo with some help from cashews, spaghetti squash, and Half Baked Harvest. To make this completely vegan, the recipe notes that the egg and cheese toppings are totally optional. Instead, skip the egg and use nutritional yeast.
11. Vegan Avocado Chocolate Cake
Avocado sure knows how to transform the average sweet treat. It's basically a vegan's best friend. Need some proof? Try this avocado chocolate cake by Joy the Baker. Like black beans, avocado creates a beautifully fudge-y, creamy dessert.
12. Hummus with Roasted Root Veggie Chips
This post by Half Baked Harvest features not one... not two... but three hummus recipes. Each version includes Parmesan or feta cheese, but the blog notes that they can be easily omitted if you're going for a vegan version. Because the roasted root veggie chips are extremely easy to make and share, this is the ultimate party-friendly recipe.
13. Baked Herb & Pistachio Falafel
Because these babies by Green Kitchen Stories are baked instead of fried, they are so much healthier than your average falafel recipe. You can even make them gluten-free by using buckwheat flour. To make them Game Day friendly, simply stick a toothpick into each one. Serve with some soy-yogurt dressing and you've got yourself a winner.
14. Roasted Banana Coconut Milk Ice Cream
It might be February, but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy a tasty bowl of ice cream. This one by Ari's Menu only requires three ingredients, giving you zero excuses to not make this.
15. Vegan Black and White Cookies
Black and white cookies are my guilty pleasure. And now, thanks to Ari's Menu, a vegan option is totally doable. Applesauce binds everything together, omitting the need for eggs. A plate of mini versions would be a hit for halftime.
16. Spicy Vegan Meatless Sauce
Whip up this meatless sauce to add to a hearty pasta dish or bake to your Super Bowl menu. Ari's Menu uses a vegan meat substitute, but you could also try tempeh, tofu, or your favorite veggies.
17. Roasted Corn Black Bean Salad
Here's another simple and effortless salad that you can toss together just before the big party. Serve it as a side or a main dish. It also happens to be gluten-free, too! Visit Ari's Menu to learn how to make it.
18. Sweet Potato Avocado Salad
Sweetened with honey or agave, this good-for-you salad by Ari's Menu is bursting with so many mouthwatering, natural flavors.
19. Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus
Another hummus recipe. Because... hummus. Obviously. Find this sun-dried tomato version at Quinoa, Kale, and Exhale.
20. Vegan Shepard's Pie
Thanks to this vegan Shepard's pie by Ari's Menu, you can fill your guests' bellies with comfort-food-happiness. This one features that beloved cashew cream topping and is gluten-free, too.
21. Apple & Oat Biscuits
Biscuits are wonderful complimenting dishes like pasta, mashed potatoes, and salads. However, don't get me wrong — they're pretty darn awesome by themselves. Visit Green Kitchen Stories to learn how to make this vegan-friendly version.
22. Green Pizza with Cauliflower Base
Make a few of these bad boys, and you've got yourself the ultimate vegan party menu. You can even switch up the toppings for each pie to please every guest. Just be sure to swap out the egg for a special chia seed alternative, which Green Kitchen Stories explains in her post.
23. Broccoli Pesto
For a unique spin on the average pesto recipe, Green Kitchen Stories uses broccoli for a fresh and healthy kick. Serve it with some toast or crackers for a flavorful halftime snack.
For more inspiration, check out Bustle on YouTube.