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All your fave recipes with plant-based cheese! Don’t believe me? There’s virtually nothing we can’t make vegan, so let’s go!
(All recipes 100% plant-based. “WFPB” = Whole-food, plant-based, “GF” = gluten free)
Baked Vegan Mac and Cheese from Jessica in the Kitchen
An all-time favorite, this baked mac and cheese uses cashews and plant-based milk for its creaminess.
Easy Vegan Poutine (GF) from Vancouver with Love
Debatably one of the world’s best snacks, this dish comes with everything you’d expect: fries, gravy, and yes, cheese curds.
Ultimate Fully Loaded Vegan Nachos from Nora Cooks
You can’t just use any cheese on nachos. This recipe includes a homemade nacho cheese sauce and includes plant-based “beef” and all your fave toppings.
Double Premium Vegan Pizza from Violife
Vegan pizza is so easy. Just prepare as usual and top with vegan cheese, like the Violife Mozzarella Shreds in this recipe.
Grilled Cheese from Two Spoons
Simple yet delicious, this grilled cheese pairs well with tomato soup or whatever side you’d like.
Mac and Cheese With Broccoli from Munchmeals by Janet
Here’s a different take on make and cheese cooked on the stovetop and includes some broccoli for built-in veggies.
The Best Vegan Lasagna from The Hidden Veggies
Lasagna is another recipe that screams “cheese!” This recipe includes not only vegan mozzarella but also ricotta with spinach.
Stuff I love: Chao Cheese
There are dozens of plant-based cheeses to choose from (more on that below). But if I had to pick one, I’d go with Field Roast Chao Cheese.
It’s perfect for grilled cheese, on a burger, and even on pizza.
Soft Flour Quesadillas with Creamy Chao and Apple from Field Roast
Made just like you’d expect, these quesadillas also pack some plant protein with Field Roast Plant-Based Sausages.
Cheezy Baked Vodka Rigatoni from Daiya Foods
Try this easy baked pasta recipe topped with Daiya Mozzarella shreds for some easy cheesy goodness.
Cheesy Cauliflower Potato Casserole (WFPB) from HealthyGirl Kitchen
I’m biased because I love potatoes so much. Still, this recipe combination with cauliflower just feels like you can’t go wrong.
Miyoko’s Phenomenally Vegan New York Style Cheesecake from Miyoko’s Creamery
Vegan cheesecake is one of my favorite desserts. Try this one with Miyoko’s Cream Cheese that bakes in less than an hour.
Best Vegan Mozzarella Cheese (No Oil!) from The Vegan 8
Whether you’re craving a grilled cheese or any recipe with mozzarella, try this recipe with only 7 ingredients.
Impossible™ Philly Cheeseburger from Impossible Foods
A simple recipe using plant-based Impossible Burgers topped with plant-based cheese of your choosing. Ready in 14 minutes.
Creamy Vegan Queso from Kite Hill
Kite Hill Plain Unsweetened Yogurt is the secret ingredient to creating this plant-based queso for dipping tortilla chips or topping a dish.
The best vegan cheeses
I’m not going to lie to you: vegan cheese used to taste terrible. And sadly, some of it still does. But the good news is there are plenty of tasty cheese options out there now. This includes both homemade and store-bought kinds of cheese.
The recipes above use a mix of these options. For some recipes that call for homemade cheese in the recipe, it may be possible to substitute store-bought cheeses.
If you’re wondering what cheeses are tastiest, you can read about the best vegan cheeses here in a post by PlantProteins writer Lacey Bourassa.
Remember that certain vegan cheeses will lend themselves better to specific uses, just like dairy cheese. With so many different dairy-free cheeses available now, there are some for nearly every use.
Here are some of Lacey’s favorite cheese brands and types:
- Shreds: Follow Your Heart Shreds
- Slices: Field Roast CHAO Slices
- Cream Cheese: Miyoko’s Vegan Cream Cheese
- Mac N’ Cheese: Daiya Deluxe Cheezy Mac
- Pizza: So Delicious Mozzarella Shreds
To makin’ it easy being vegan cheesy,