Jackfruit is an amazing meat replacement in meals. Surprisingly, this giant fruit takes an almost identical appearance to pulled pork or shredded chicken. Use jackfruit in your cooking when you want to impress all your friends and family who think you’re missing out by not eating meat. Or maybe you’re looking to eat less meat yourself. If so, you’ve come to the right place. These 15 delicious jackfruit recipes from our Food Monster App prove that you don’t need meat for a satisfying, meaty meal!

1. Jackfruit Tacos With Garlic White Sauce 

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Natalie Martin‘s Jackfruit Tacos With Garlic White Sauce recipe makes a simple jackfruit taco filling with a flavorful garlicy white sauce. Jackfruit makes an awesome taco filling because it can really soak up flavor and offers a substantial texture. You can also make a tasty taco bowl by serving the filling and sauce over cooked whole grains and leafy greens. Or just eat the filling on it’s own.

2. Jackfruit Pot Pie 

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We’ve got the plant-based pot pie of your dreams right here! If you’re craving a creamy, warm jackfruit and veggie filling encased in a delicate puff pastry crust, you must make Sarah Pether‘s Jackfruit Pot Pie recipe. Your stomach will be so incredibly happy.

3. Slow Cooker Coconut Soup with Mushrooms and Jackfruit 

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Kathy Hester‘s Slow Cooker Coconut Soup with Mushrooms and Jackfruit is a vegan version of a Thai chicken soup called Tom Kha Gai. This one is mild, but you can add a little chili oil to spice yours up a bit. There are a few specialty ingredients in this soup, so you will need to find an Asian market where they will be inexpensive. Tamarind concentrate adds a tang, and the kaffir lime leaves, lemongrass, and galangal root are the heart of this aromatic soup. It’s worth a trip to the market, and it comes together fast once you have the ingredients.

4. Jackfruit Pumpkin Slow Cooker Chili 

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Jackfruit is the largest tree-borne fruit in the same family as figs. It is commonly seen in Southeast Asian cooking and is often used in sweets like custards and cakes. Laura Nockett‘s Jackfruit Pumpkin Slow Cooker Chili is the perfect slow cooker fall dinner, but is just as good any day of the year!

5. Instant Pot Jackfruit with Chana Dal 

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This Instant Pot Jackfruit with Chana Dal by Manali Singh is full of spice and delicious flavors. If you haven’t tried jackfruit yet, you need to! The meat-like texture provides heartiness to plant-based dishes like these.

6. Sriracha and Garlic Pulled Jackfruit with Mint and Cilantro 

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This super easy and healthy dish pairs pulled jackfruit with a spicy Sriracha and garlic sauce topped with cooling herbs for a delicious flavor combination. If you have never used jackfruit before, Nancy Montuori‘s pulled Sriracha and Garlic Pulled Jackfruit with Mint and Cilantro recipe is a good place to start!

7. Peri Peri Pulled Jackfruit 

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Pulled jackfruit is prepared with a deliciously spicy peri peri sauce in this Peri Peri Pulled Jackfruit recipe by Stephanie Davies! You’ll be going back for seconds (and maybe even thirds).

8. Baked Jackfruit Croquettes 

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Marieke Gruwel‘s Baked Jackfruit Croquettes are wannabe croquettes that are a twist on the original meat and potatoes croquette, replacing the meat with jackfruit. They’re a healthy alternative – oven baked and served with Dijon mustard.

9. Fooled Pork Sandwich With Fries 

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This barbecue pulled jackfruit Fooled Pork Sandwich by Chris Bartis is an experience that needs to be had. Young jackfruit is simmered until tender and then broiled in sticky barbecue sauce, allowing it to absorb the flavor. This sandwich is topped with a creamy, crunchy coleslaw that’s a nice contract to the tender barbecue sauce-covered jackfruit. It all comes with a side of crispy oven-baked fries — why not try piling those on the sandwich, too?

10. Roasted Veggie and BBQ Jackfruit Macro Bowl 

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It’s time to step up your grain bowl game and this Roasted Veggie and BBQ Jackfruit Macro Bowl by Amanda Smith is here to help. Jackfruit is marinated in a homemade barbecue sauce and then baked into crisp and slightly caramelized around the edges. Serve it with roasted and sautéed veggies and a big helping of brown rice. If you’re not into jackfruit or aren’t able to find any where you live, then you can simply try the marinade on some tempeh or tofu!

11. 15-Minute Epic Jackfruit Nachos 

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If you have 15 minutes, then you have time to make Jackie Ader‘s Epic Jackfruit Nachos. Quick and easy to assemble, they can easily be devoured as a snack to share, or translate to dinner. The jackfruit creates the perfect shredded “meat” substitute.

12. Smoky BBQ Mango Jackfruit Sliders 

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If you’re looking to break into the world of jackfruit, you have to try Gabrielle St. Claire‘s effortless Smoky BBQ Mango Jackfruit Sliders recipe! They’re bursting with lightly sweet, slightly spicy flavor and perfectly paired with fresh, crunchy jalapeño slaw. While the jackfruit cooks, the sauce caramelizes slightly, turning a deep brown color, and adding a touch of more sweetness to the dish.

13. Red Pozole: Mexican Stew With Jackfruit, Corn, and Chiles 

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Pozole is a traditional Mexican stew made from corn, lime, and chiles. This recipe by Zsu Dever is and updated take on the classic stew with some savory jackfruit added in for a little texture and substance. Pozole is the perfect soup for a cold night.

14. Chili Lime Jackfruit Nachos 

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Meet your next go-to party snack. Crispy nachos are topped with tender jackfruit cooked in lime juice, cane sugar, chili powder, and more spices, then topped with a creamy, spicy Sriracha sauce. Anna Bannister‘s Chili Lime Jackfruit Nachos will be a hit at any party, so don’t just stop at making one batch of these because they’ll disappear fast.

15. Pulled Jackfruit Pizza With Garlic Dressing 

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Maria Engbjerg‘s Pulled Jackfruit Pizza with garlic cress is the ultimate, sizzling comfort food pizza experience you can imagine!

If you’re looking for more meaty and filling plant-based meals, check out 15 High-Protein Savory Seitan “Wheat Meat” Recipes and 15 High-Protein Tempeh Recipes!

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