20 Vegan Recipes to Impress a Carnivore (Tried and Tested!)

20 of the very BEST vegan recipes to impress the biggest of carnivores out there. Tried and Tested recipes that are loved by vegans and non-vegans alike! 

pizza dough garlic bread


I often get asked ‘what can I cook for meat-eaters and vegetarians?’

I get it. There are some people out there who consider vegan food to be for birds, un-appetizing, or too complicated to try.

Before I started trying out vegan recipes, I too, fell into that camp. 

I was resistant to try foods without some form of dairy or meat in it, and the closest thing to a vegan breakfast was oatmeal or a smoothie.

These days, my palettes have expanded and I LOVE trying, creating, and sharing vegan recipes. There is so much variety, so much deliciousness, you won’t miss the meat at all.

I’ve collected 20 of the BEST vegan recipes to impress a meat-eater or a carnivore. Snacks, desserts, mains, and more- there is something for everyone!

1. Garlic Pizza Bread

yeast free garlic bread pizza

2. Cinnamon Swirl Crunch Bread

Paleo Vegan Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread Recipe with a cinnamon crunch

3. Perfect Vegan Brownies

best vegan brownies

4. Garlic Knots

2 ingredient pizza dough garlic knots

5. Naan 

2 Ingredient Greek Yogurt Dough Naan Bread Recipe

6. Cauliflower Fried Rice

Keto Cauliflower Fried Rice

7. Zucchini Sweet Potato Tots

sweet potato zucchini tots

8. Fluffy Banana Pancakes

vegan banana pancakes

9. Cookie Dough Bars

No Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Keto Vegan Bars Recipe

10. The BEST banana bread

best vegan banana bread

11. Blueberry Cinnamon Rolls

Blueberry Sweet Rolls

12. Coconut Crack Bars

3-Ingredient No Bake Coconut Crack Bars

13. Millionaire’s Shortbread (No bake!)

Millionaire Shortbread Bars

14. Cinnamon Roll for ONE

cinnamon roll for one

15. Crunch Bars

homemade crunch bars

16. Kit Kat Bars

kit kat recipe

17. Puppy Chow

vegan gluten free puppy chow

18. Flourless Chocolate Banana Bread

no flour chocolate banana bread

19. No Flour Chocolate Muffins

healthy chocolate muffins

20. Easiest Vanilla Cake

Vegan Gluten Free Vanilla Cake


61 thoughts on “20 Vegan Recipes to Impress a Carnivore (Tried and Tested!)

  1. Cauliflower is so good, an so much more versatile than most people believe. I know I couldn’t go vegan if only for the beans–NO BUENO

  2. I absolutely don’t doubt that vegan meals can taste awesome – I mean what’s wrong with veggies, legumes, creamy avocado dressings… but to be honest, I wouldn’t go vegan for more than a day because it just doesn’t provide enough protein for me! It’s a highly debated topic but in order to keep my muscle, I need the protein and lots of it. That’s my opinion and nobody is going to convert me 😉 I should incorporate more veggie/vegan days though at least for environmental reasons 😉

    1. Check out plant built, vegan gym girls and just google vegan bodybuilding. Ridiculous to use muscle and protein as an excuse.

  3. I see one of Mike’s beauties hiding in there…I’m pretty sure I could just live in the fridge at Mike’s place and eat all of his leftovers. Of course, he’d probably not leave me any leftovers…he’s rude like that. But seriously, these look delicious! I’m not opposed to eating a vegan diet, but it’s also not tops on my priority list. Kudos to you for taking on the challenge! Is Vegemite vegan? 😉

  4. I would only go vegan if my doctor made me. I love eggs and seafood too much! and Greek yogurt, too! I could give up cheese and meat, though. That curried eggplant looks mouthwatering.

  5. While my eating habits are definitely more T-Rex, it is nice to sometimes go without any animal products…certainly nicer on the ol’ grocery bill. Thanks for the links – there’s quite a few that I can’t wait to try out. Those sweet potato burgers?! Drool.

  6. Cauliflower really is a god. I actually have a post coming out about it tomorrow. I know you will love it.

    These recipes look amazing.

  7. I think it’s really super duper awesome that you’ve tried so many different ways of eating. Maybe I should just throw in the towel and be paleo for a month. OK MAYBE NOT. Thanks for including my recipe, friend!!

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