Is it possible to eat all of the delicious food that the South has to offer while being plant-based? YES. YES, IT IS. All of these recipes are Southern-inspired dishes that you can make in the comfort of your own home! They’re flavorful, delicious, and make a wonderful dish to bring to get-togethers with your family and friends! Don’t forget to check out these vegan southern recipes and many more on our Food Monster App!

1. Southern-Fried Tofu With Maple Dill Sauce

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These Southern-Fried Tofu With Maple Dill Sauce by Marieke Gruwel can turn any tofu hater into a tofu lover. They are crunchy and indulgent are made even more tasty when dipped generously into the maple dill sauce. Boring, bland tofu no more!

2. Southern Pecan Caramel Sauce 

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A decadent caramel sauce that’s filled with toasted pecans and rich coconut milk. This Southern Pecan Caramel Sauce by Lisa Lotts tastes just like pecan pie filling, without the crust! Perfect on ice cream or straight from the spoon.

3. Southern Air-Fried Hush Puppies

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Hush puppies are little balls of fried cornbread flecked with onions. They were originally made of a cornmeal batter that was used to coat fish. They really were given to the pups! This delicious Southern Air-Fried Hush Puppies by Kathy Hester is made vegan and healthier while still maintaining that crispy dense texture!

4. Smoky Southern Collard Greens

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Comfort food at its finest! Warm up your meal with a bowl of these spicy, healthy, oil-free collard greens. This Smoky Southern Collard Greens by Molly Patrick is a dish you won’t want to miss!

5. Southern-Style Pulled Mushroom Sandwich 

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As far as comfort foods go, loaded sandwiches are among the best of the best. In this take on a Southern classic, shredded, meaty mushrooms are coated in barbecue sauce, and sandwiched between two crusty slices of bread with crunchy coleslaw. This Southern-Style Pulled Mushroom Sandwich by Ksenia Prints is a smoky, sweet, and creamy mess that will leave you giddy with joy.

6. Chicken and Waffles 

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Crispy fried “chicken” on top of a fluffy stack of waffles… What could be better?! Whether it’s the hot sauce baked into the tofu chicken, the sprinkle of rosemary, or the truffle oil in the waffles, this dish is full of tasty surprises. With such beautiful presentation, this Chicken and Waffles by Gabrielle St. Claire Chicken and Waffles by Gabrielle St. Claire is a must at your next weekend brunch. Don’t forget the maple syrup!

7. Vegan Fried Chicken Tenders 

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These Vegan Fried Chicken Tenders by Melanie Sorrentino are fried gloriousness! They are simple to make and the perfect snack for kids, adults, really anyone!

8. Jackfruit Fried Chicken 

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The stringy texture of young jackfruit lends itself perfectly for emulating pulled pork or chicken recipes. In this recipe for Jackfruit Fried Chicken by Sarah Pether, jackfruit is marinated in a creamy soy milk marinade, battered in zesty breadcrumbs, and fried to perfection. Enjoy these with your favorite vegan mayonnaise or ranch dip.

9. Oil-Free ‘Sausage’ Biscuits and Gravy 

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This plant-based recipe for the classic biscuits and gravy is full of flavor and makes a hearty breakfast for the whole family. You have to try this Oil-Free ‘Sausage’ Biscuits and Gravy by The China Study Family Cookbook!

10. Biscuits and Mushroom Gravy 

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Life can taste good with these fluffy, soft, gluten-free biscuits accompanied with mushroom gravy. It’s the ultimate comfort food side that will leave you craving for more. TheseBiscuits and Mushroom Gravy by Molly Patrick are great for dinner parties, but also make great leftover snacks/sides for yourself.

11. Tofu Scramble and Pulled Portobello Breakfast Tacos 

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In this recipe, tofu is crumbled and transformed into a savory scramble and Portobello mushrooms are shredded and cooked in BBQ sauce until tender. Then both components are piled into soft tortillas, topped with radishes, spring onions, and a fresh squeeze of lime. It’s no doubt that this Tofu Scramble and Pulled Portobello Breakfast Tacos by Trine Rask is delicious!

12. Very Cheesy Mac ‘n’ Cheeze 

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Seriously, if you love Very Cheesy Mac ‘n’ Cheeze by Amber St. Peter, here’s a slightly spicy, flavorful, much healthier recreation of the old favorite. Loaded with secret ingredient goodies like nutritional yeast, tahini, and turmeric, it’s worth more than you’d expect, too. The cheezy sauce is chock full of B vitamins and anti-inflammatory power just waiting to be gobbled up!

13. Creamy Potato Salad 

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Who doesn’t love potatoes? This Creamy Potato Salad by Olivia Budgen is simply dreamy – there is no other word for it. It makes the perfect side dish to any meal!

14. Cajun Tofu With Creamy Grits and Collard Greens 

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This recipe for Cajun Tofu With Creamy Grits and Collard Greens by Lauren Hartmann gives you three incredible dishes that form one epic meal. The tofu is marinated in a spicy, tangy, homemade Cajun spice mix and served with rich, creamy grits and garlicky greens. This meal will be a hit whenever you put it on the table.

15. Green Beans with Lemon Dressing

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These Green Beans with Lemon Dressing by Melissa Tedesco can be made in 10 minutes. The dressing is so versatile and can be used on salads, almost any other vegetable or as a marinade.

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