Parmesan cheese is a staple in Italian cuisine. It adds that delicious final touch to so many meals, from a simple bowl of pasta to more refined entrees. Just because you’re vegan, doesn’t mean that you have to give up this flavorful cheese. There are so many different recipes for how to make vegan parmesan, or you can just head over to the grocery store – there are so many plant-based cheese options nowadays! All of the deliciousness, without the animal cruelty. If you’re in the mood for some delicious meals featuring plant-based parmesan, we’ve got you covered! Check out these 15 vegan recipes that show you how to make or use plant-based parmesan!
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1. Roasted Garlic Tomato Spaghettini With Garlic ‘Parmesan’ Bread Crumbs
This Roasted Garlic Tomato Spaghettini With Garlic ‘Parmesan’ Bread Crumbs by Rene Barker is going to be your new favorite dish! Fresh tomatoes and garlic are roasted in olive oil and rosemary before being added to warm spaghettini (or thin spaghetti) and fresh basil. Then the whole thing is topped with toasted parmesan & garlic bread crumbs. Is your mouth watering yet?
2. Pan-Seared Tempeh with Lemon Parmesan Cream
You have to try this delicious Pan-Seared Tempeh with Lemon Parmesan Cream by Megan Sadd. The light flavors from the citrus, coconut and fresh herbs are so refreshing and pair nicely with the steamed tempeh.
3. Seitan Parmesan
Source: Seitan Parmesan
This Seitan Parmesan by Melanie Sorrentino tastes just like the old classic, right down to the savory flavor and meaty texture. Serve it on top of your favorite pasta, tomato sauce, and plenty of melty vegan cheese.
4. Raw Parmesan Shards
Source: Raw Parmesan Shards
These Raw Parmesan Shards by Mariko Sakata will surely elevate any dish! A little sprinkle takes anything to the next level, adding a burst of cheesy flavor and some pizzazz to the plating. You can eat them as a crunchy, cheesy snack or break them into larger shards to top your pasta, risotto, and salad dishes.
5. Sweet Potato Casserole With Rosemary Pecan Parmesan
The topping of this Sweet Potato Casserole With Rosemary Pecan Parmesan by Caroline Doucet is bursting with flavor from garlic, rosemary, toasted pecans, and nutritional yeast. It makes a great vegan Christmas dinner side dish.
6. 10-Minute Broccoli and Almond Parmesan Pasta
On a tight budget and pressed for time? This 10-Minute Broccoli and Almond Parmesan Pasta by Danya Dhanak will rescue your weeknight dinner! The star of the recipe is this vegan almond parmesan. The combination of ground almonds or almond flour, lemon zest, and crushed garlic sautéed until crispy is reminiscent of a sprinkle of classic parm!
7. Parmesan Tofu Bites
Source: Parmesan Tofu Bites
8. Potato Nests With Roast Tomato, Guac, and Walnut Parmesan
You’ll love these Potato Nests With Roast Tomato, Guac, and Walnut Parmesan by Sonja Trurnit. This English breakfast-inspired meal is as photogenic as it is delicious. First, potatoes are spiralized and baked until crispy. A baked tomato is a classic component of English breakfast; in this recipe, it sits atop homemade guac with a sprinkling of aromatic walnut Parmesan. Some freshly prepared simple guacamole helps to keep this little tower intact and is a creamy and delicious addition to balance out the crispy potatoes. It makes the dish perfect for a brunch with friends or family or it can be served for lunch, dinner, or as an appetizer.
9. Spinach Pesto Pasta With Almond Parmesan
This Spinach Pesto Pasta With Almond Parmesan by Harriet Porterfield is packed with spinach, basil, toasted almonds and garlic. Get ready to bless your pasta with a whole heap of flavor! A convenient bonus is that this whole dish can be prepared in less than 20 minutes, perfect for a speedy evening meal.
10. Chili Lemon Grated Parmesan Cheese
11. Rosemary and ‘Parmesan’ Biscuits
Source: Rosemary and ‘Parmesan’ Biscuits
are infused with the flavors of rosemary and vegan Parmesan. The herby, cheesy biscuits go perfectly with the indulgent and sweet truffle maple syrup. Biscuits, unlike bread, don’t involve much hassle and are like a blank canvas that can be flavored with whatever you like!
12. Vegan Oven Baked Eggplant Parmesan
This Vegan Oven Baked Eggplant Parmesan by Gabrielle St. Claire fairly quick and easy, features staple ingredients, uses almond flour versus white flour, packs tons of flavor, crispy texture, the red sauce packs tons of flavor and skips the struggle of having to navigate finding a healthy red sauce, can easily be made in bulk, and is perfect for any season!
13. Raw Parmesan ‘Pita’ Chips
Source: Raw Parmesan ‘Pita’ Chips
14. Parmesan Cauliflower Bites
Source: Parmesan Cauliflower Bites
In this Parmesan Cauliflower Bites recipe by Cruelty Free Family, a head of cauliflower is transformed into bite-sized, golden-brown, crispy nuggets of goodness. Sriracha gives them a zesty touch and nutritional yeast gives them plenty of delicious cheesy flavor. Serve with warm marinara and vegan Ranch for dipping.
15. Eggplant Meatball Parmesan Sub With Caramelized Onions
This Eggplant Meatball Parmesan Sub With Caramelized Onions by Jasmine Briones is sure to be a favorite among family and friends. Pair your favorite vegan eggplant meatballs with a fresh sourdough hoagie, a heap of no-oil caramelized onions, and our homemade cashew parmesan. This sub does not skimp out on flavor OR nutrition! It is packed with veggies and herbs, so you don’t want to miss out on this.
Learn How to Cook Plant-Based Meals at Home!
Reducing your meat intake and eating more plant-based foods is known to help with chronic inflammation, heart health, mental wellbeing, fitness goals, nutritional needs, allergies, gut health, and more! Dairy consumption also has been linked to many health problems, including acne, hormonal imbalance, cancer, prostate cancer and has many side effects.
For those of you interested in eating more plant-based, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App — with over 15,000 delicious recipes it is the largest plant-based recipe resource to help reduce your environmental footprint, save animals and get healthy! And, while you are at it, we encourage you to also learn about the environmental and health benefits of a plant-based diet.
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- Weekly Vegan Meal Plans
- Plant-Based Health Resources
- Plant-Based Food & Recipes
- Plant-Based Nutrition Resources
- The Ultimate Guide to Plant-Based Nutrition
- Budget-Friendly Plant-Based Recipes
- High Protein Plant-Based Recipes
- Plant-Based Meal Prep
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