These vegan nugget recipes are absolutely amazing! Crispy, crunchy, and full of flavor, they are perfect for any meal of the day. Serve some at your next family dinner and be deemed best chef in the family. Kids and adults, vegans and non vegans –– everyone will be obsessed with these vegan nugget recipes! They are basically begging you to dip them into ketchup and serve them with a side of fries.

Forget the salad tonight, try one of these 15 vegan nugget recipes from our Food Monster App instead!


1. Crispy Protein Chickpea Nuggets

Crispy Protein Chickpea Nuggets

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You could mix shredded veggies into this but this recipe is for lazy people who just need to start dipping nuggets into something delicious. If you have a bag of chickpea flour and have no idea what to do with it then these Crispy Protein Chickpea Nuggets by Melanie Sorrentino is the recipe for you!

2. ‘Chicken’ Nuggets With Hemp Yogurt, Quinoa and Peas

Chicken Nuggets With Hemp Yogurt, Quinoa and Peas [Vegan, Oil-Free]

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A delicious, simple version of chicken nuggets that is made entirely of healthy, whole ingredients and takes minutes to make. You will love these ‘Chicken’ Nuggets With Hemp Yogurt, Quinoa and Peas by Marina Yanay-Triner!


3. Cauliflower Nuggets

Cauliflower Nuggets

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Such a simple recipe that is packed full of veggies and delicious flavor! You will love these Cauliflower Nuggets by Kennedy Kitchings!


4. Crispy Cabbage Nuggets

Cabbage Nuggets

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These Crispy Cabbage Nuggets by Melanie Sorrentino could be made with an Asian or Indian flare! But any flavor would work. Just such a great snack!


5. Sweet Potato Curry Nuggets With Tangy Yogurt Sauce

Sweet Potato Curry Nuggets With Tangy Yogurt Sauce

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These sweet and comforting Sweet Potato Curry Nuggets With Tangy Yogurt Sauce by Agnes Potier-Murphy are a staple dish, not only because they are super easy to make, but also because they are highly customizable and can even be turned into a full size burger if the mood strikes. The tangy yogurt sauce pairs particularly well with the sweet and spicy flavors of these nuggets!

6. Crispy Red Lentil Nuggets

Red Lentil Nuggets

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These Crispy Red Lentil Nuggets by Melanie Sorrentino are so delicious and full of protein! You’ll love them!

7. Raw ‘Chicken’ Nuggets

Raw ‘Chicken’ Nuggets

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These Raw ‘Chicken’ Nuggets by Amanda Froelich are the perfect lunch for kids! Made from sun-dried tomatoes, corn, and nutritional yeast with a blend of savory seasoning, you’ll be surprised at how “meaty” these actually are. Pair with your favorite dipping sauce and fries or a salad on the side!


8. Crispy Turmeric Tofu Nuggets

Crispy Turmeric Tofu Nuggets

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All that’s between you and these Crispy Turmeric Tofu Nuggets by Priscilla Soler are a few ingredients! When you need to make a dish that’s guaranteed to please everyone, go for these crispy delights. These are great served on a bed of lettuce, or with a few simple sides and some dipping sauce.

9. Tahini-Glazed Tempeh Nuggets

Tahini-Glazed Tempeh Nuggets

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These toothsome nuggets of tempeh in a gluten-free tahini crust are super easy to make! They’re perfect for tossing into your favorite salads or grain-based power bowls. When left plain, these Tahini-Glazed Tempeh Nuggets by Amy Height have a slightly garlicky taste, coating, however, with coating they will take on whatever flavor you toss it in.

10. Giant Chicken Nugget

Vegan Giant Chicken Nugget

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A giant fried seitan nugget! Adding oil, mashed beans or cutting it with additional flours (like chickpea flour or nutritional yeast) or even mixing in tomato sauce. This Giant Chicken Nugget by Melanie Sorrentino is amazing!

11. Crispy Chickpea Nuggets

Crispy Chickpea Nuggets

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Crispy chickpea “nuggets”, these are really easy to make and hold together well. These Crispy Chickpea Nuggets by Angela de Varennes are perfect for lunch or dinner!

12. Cauliflower Nuggets

Cauliflower Nuggets

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Nuggets are a widely eaten snack or entree, although they are not a healthy and recommended food. However, these Cauliflower Nuggets by Yana Chistyakova are a healthier option with low saturated fat content, since the main ingredient is cauliflower. These have a creamy and smooth texture inside and are crispy on the outside. To add a touch of different flavor and to mask a little the flavor of the cauliflower, there are spices and grated vegan cheese.

13. Lentil Nuggets with Sweet and Sour Sauce

Lentil Nuggets with Sweet and Sour Sauce

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Craving chicken nuggets? Make a swap to this whole-food, plant-based alternative. Crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, these Lentil Nuggets with Sweet and Sour Sauce by Natalie Martin MS, RD and Lexie Staten MS, RD are a great finger food for kids. Enjoy fresh out of the oven or as a leftover (even cold!)

14. Crispy Tofu Nuggets

Vegan Crispy Tofu Nuggets

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These Crispy Tofu Nuggets by Attila Hildmann are a vegan twist on a traditional favorite. If you don’t want to deep fry them, you can also fry them in a skillet until golden brown. The curry ketchup is a unique dipping sauce that packs a punch and perfectly complements the dish. It also goes great with your morning tofu scramble eggs! Try making these delicious vegan tofu nuggets!! They’re super crispy and can beat the fast food and non-vegan variety any day!!

15. Chickpea Nuggets

Chickpea Nuggets

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For a quick snack, these Chickpea Nuggets by Aria Massoudifar are perfect! You can even enjoy them as a dinner, and dip them in your favorite dressing or even guacamole. These little nuggets are crispy and come together without much effort.

If you loved these vegan nugget recipes, make sure to check out 10 Terrific Tofu Nuggets and Bites!, 10 Chicken-less Vegan Nuggets, and Everyone Will Love These Vegan Crispy Cauliflower Nuggets!

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