Make the most of meat replacements with these top meat-free meals...
Creating meat-free meals is becoming so much easier. With more meat replacement options appearing on store shelves, we are spoilt for choice for great meat replacement options. From old favourites such as Quorn and Linda McCartney to newer supermarket own brands like Tesco’s Plant Chef or Aldi’s Plant Menu, there is something for everyone.
Meat replacements can be beneficial for many reasons, whether you want to replicate the texture of meat in a meal or if you want to bulk up meals using lentils and beans for the more wholefood option. Here are our picks for top meat-free meals.
You can still enjoy a delicious curry with vegan-friendly tofu and dairy-free butter. This quick and easy recipe is perfect for a mid-week meat-free meal.
These protein-rich enchiladas by Counts of the Netherworld use lentils as a replacement for meat. Lentils are also a cheap replacement, making this meal a great option for sharing with the whole family.
Squeaky Bean’s Sweat Smoky BBQ Style Pieces make a great topping for a pizza. Combined with the tang of the BBQ sauce and the pepper and red onions, this recipe makes a quick and tasty meal.
Need to feed a lot of people but don’t fancy cooking for hours? Hannah Mageerd’s fajita recipe is a great way to serve your guests with a quick and tasty meal full of protein and delicious vegetables.
This classic family favourite is packed full of vegetables, using Moving Mountains Sausages, you will hardly be able to tell the difference!
Mushrooms are an easy replacement for meat as they have a similar texture, mushrooms are easy to add to any meal for some extra bulk and flavour. Bianca Zapatka’s stroganoff recipe is healthy, creamy and vegan.
Lentils are a staple in most of our kitchen cupboards, so this easy bolognese recipe is a great last-minute meal. You can also try adding extras to this recipe by adding different flavourings and textures.
This recipe by Camilla from Power Hungry is high in protein, fibre and low in calories. These meatballs can be served on their own as a snack or pair them with noodles for a delicious dinner.
This recipe looks complicated but it is in fact very easy to whip up and using tinned food also makes it a much cheaper option for a meat-free meal with the family.
This creamy lasagne recipe by Cookie and Kate is perfect for those who are sceptical about vegan lasagna.
Don’t miss out when it comes to stir frys, this delicious tempeh stir fry recipe is packed with flavour and is very easy to make.
You can still enjoy delicious Jamaican Jerk meals by replacing the meat with cauliflower covered in Jerk sauce that is packed with flavour. This recipe by Healthier Steps shows you how to do just that!
This classic pub meal is perfect for a Sunday lunch at home. The Oumph! meat replacement adds a convincing meat texture and adds a delicious flavour.
This quick and easy vegan Caesar wrap recipe from The Stingy Vegan offers a great option for a tasty meal on the go.
Jackfruit is a brilliant multipurpose meat replacement, these crabcakes are packed with flavour and uses dulse flakes for the ‘fishy’ taste.
This taco recipe by Pass the Plants is great to share with friends or even have on the go. They are packed with flavour and completely customisable for you to add extra toppings and veggies.
Loaded with lentils, beans and veggies, this chilli recipe is great for feeding the whole family.
Try this spin on a classic Japenese dish with The Edgy Veg’s watermelon sushi recipe. The watermelon takes of a soft, light flavour and texture that closely mimics tuna.
Lentils work brilliantly in a Dahl, they’re also packed with protein and add a great flavour to the dish!
This twist on a classic fast food meal by Simple Vegan Blog is a much healthier version. It’s great for a quick dinner and for barbeques.
Looking for some healthy comfort food? This vegan nacho recipe by Oh She Glows is great for sharing with friends and family.
If you are looking for a burger recipe that isn’t mushy and packed with flavour, try this black bean burger recipe, they are perfect for summer dining.
This very quick chickpea curry recipe is perfect if you don’t have much time but still want a delicious and healthy meal.
For the perfect hearty meal, this shepherds pie recipe is a family classic but with an exotic twist of Moroccan spices.
Perfect for barbeque season, this recipe by Vegan Richa uses lots of barbeque sauce to make a delicious sandwich option.
These Thai-inspired skewers are perfect finger food or served alongside something else. The creamy peanut sauce also adds to the delicious flavour.
For a hearty pub classic at home, try this delicious recipe created by Wallflower Kitchen for the Vegan Society.
Enjoy a classic fish and chips dinner by replacing the fish with Oumph! The Chunk and serving it with home tartare sauce and chips.
Replacing sausage meat with sweet potato helps to make a delicious vegan sausage roll, great for a snack on the go or for a family lunch at home.