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10 Healthy Vegan Comfort Foods for Winter

A roundup of my favorite feel-good comfort foods, this list of 10 Healthy Vegan Comfort Foods for Winter will become a go-to resource for you during the winter months! Full of healthy vegan and gluten-free recipes that are still comforting and delicious.

If you’re trying to eat healthy but still stay cozy in the winter, here are 10 Healthy Vegan Winter Comfort Foods to try!

All of these recipes are wholesome, vegan, and gluten-free, and will make you feel energized and healthy! But they’re also comforting, warming, and packed with flavor, so they’re perfect for cold weather!

1. Wild Rice Stuffed Squash

Vegan Wild Rice Stuffed Squash

This vegan wild rice stuffed squash is healthy yet comforting, making it an excellent option for a hearty winter dinner. Made with wholesome ingredients like butternut squash and wild rice, It’s gluten-free and won’t weigh you down, but it’s incredibly flavorful and will please vegans and non-vegans alike.
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What people are saying about this recipe

  • Blog reader Eloise says “I made this yesterday for Thanksgiving and it was the star of the party! Everyone went for seconds, even our meat-eating family members.”
  • Blog reader Laura says “Everyone – including my sausage roll loving Dad absolutely loved it. Tastes absolutely delicious and feels like a special treat to eat.”

2. Indian-Spiced Chickpea Sweet Potato Stew

Indian Chickpea Sweet Potato Stew

A hearty, filling meal that’s 100% wholesome, this Indian Chickpea Sweet Potato Stew is the best of healthy comfort food. It’s vegan, gluten-free, and made with whole foods like sweet potatoes, chickpeas, warming Indian spices, and greens, but it feels like a cozy hug in a bowl!
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What people are saying about this recipe

  • Blog reader Lynn says “This one’s going on rotation especially during the wicked Canadian winter.”
  • Blog reader Neha says “This is literally so delicious, I am out of words! This will definitely be made again and again! I love incorporating sweet potatoes in foods I make at home, but they have never tasted so good before.
Two bowls of Indian Chickpea Sweet Potato Stew next to small bowls of ingredients on a table.

3. Creamy Mushroom and Black Beluga Lentil Stew

Creamy Mushroom and Black Beluga Lentil Stew

This Creamy Mushroom and Black Beluga Lentil Stew is vegan, gluten-free, and plant-forward, but creamy and delicious. With hearty black beluga lentils, umami-packed mushrooms, and nutrition superstar kale, this is comfort food you can feel good about!
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What people are saying about this recipe

  • Blog reader Susan says it’s “a mushroom-lovers bomb-diggity!”
  • Blog reader Marion says “Creamy, hearty, flavorful, and everything else you would want in a winter dish. Definitely a keeper!”
Two bowls of lentil stew with bread on a table.

4. The Best Vegan Chili

The Best Vegan Chili

This vegan chili is incredibly rich and velvety and packed with layers of complex flavor, just like a classic chili should be. An easy homemade chili powder and slow simmering take this bean chili over the top.
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What people are saying about this recipe

  • Blog reader Brett says “I’ve made this three times now. It’s phenomenal. I used to be a meat eater and loved my chili. Thought I’d never have the same experience again. I was wrong. This is the best ever. The flavors are rich, complex, and oh-so savory.
  • Blog reader Jacob says “If you’ve been tired of mediocre chilis, and you want to really take it to the next step, this is for you. It’s fabulous. This really impressed an omnivore foodie friend. I was delighted.
Bowl of vegan chili with a slice of cornbread.

5. Creamy White Beans and Kale with Wild Rice

Creamy White Beans with Kale and Wild Rice

Creamy White Beans with Kale and Wild Rice – a simple yet flavorful meal for those busy weeknight dinners. Made with wholesome everyday ingredients, this recipe is vegan, gluten-free, and oil-free but doesn't skimp on flavor.
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What people are saying about this recipe

  • Blog reader Aurora says “Delicious! I find many beans & rice recipes bland but this one is so good, savory and filling. Thank you!”
  • Blog reader Bethany says “I made this for dinner and really loved it! I love white beans but don’t use them enough and the miso paste added great flavor.”
Bowl of white beans and wild rice with a spoon on a table.

6. Vegan Curry with Tofu

Vegan Curry with Tofu

This Vegan Curry with Tofu brings gourmet Indian flavors to your dinner table in under 45 minutes! A creamy plant-based curry with warming Indian spices, nutrient-dense cauliflower and spinach, and protein-packed tofu, it’s the perfect harmony of indulgent and wholesome.
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What people are saying about this recipe

  • Blog reader Heather says “I’ve made this probably every week since this recipe was posted. It’s perfect for lunch. It’s perfect with dinner. I’ve tried with potatoes instead of cauliflower- still amazing.
  • Blog reader Candice says “OMGEEEEEE!!! Made this for the first time last night and my whole family gobbled it up. My husband was literally scraping the bowl for more sauce. I will be making this again tonight as requested by my family!
Vegan curry with tofu in a white plate with naan and cilantro on brown table.

7. Green Goddess Soup

Vegan Green Goddess Soup

A green soup that’s not your ordinary detox broth. This green goddess soup is creamy and satisfying, yet 100% wholesome, vegan, gluten-free, and even Paleo. Made with Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, and lots of fresh herbs!
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What people are saying about this recipe

  • Blog reader Fabienne says “Just made this as I felt I needed it after the holidays. It turned out absolutely super delicious!! Creamy and full of goodness!”
  • Blog reader Nikki says, “Thanks for this recipe! This soup has been a huge hit at our house.”
Three bowls of soup on a table decorated with cedar branches.

8. Creamy Lentil and Vegetable Bake

Creamy Lentil and Vegetable Bake (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

This vegan, gluten-free Creamy Lentil and Vegetable Bake is the ultimate comfort food. Sweet, caramelized roasted vegetables and creamy lentils are baked in a rich cashew cream and make for an excellent vegan main dish for any holiday gathering!
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What people are saying about this recipe

  • Blog reader Lindsey says, “Absolutely delicious! Tasted like Thanksgiving on a plate. I added in some roasted parsnips, beets, and honeynut squash and they melted in with the other veggies perfectly.”
  • Blog reader Kasey says, “Made this for Christmas dinner and it was divine! We were able to eat on it for a few days after too, and I was so sad when it was gone. I plan on making this once a week because I loved it so much.”
Creamy Lentil and Vegetable Bake in a ceramic dish with a piece taken from it.

9. Healthy Lentil Shepherd’s Pie

Vegan Lentil Shepherd’s Pie

This is the best vegan shepherd’s pie you’ll try! A hearty, flavor-packed lentil and sticky onion filling meets fluffy mashed potatoes and cauliflower in this protein-rich plant-based dinner. The perfect healthy comfort food for winter!
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What people are saying about this recipe

  • Blog reader Tobi says, “Followed the recipe exactly and it turned out amazing. So much flavor and super hearty. Will be making this again for sure!
  • Blog reader Leigh Anne says, “I’m not vegan BUT I am trying to eat less meat and I want to at least go vegetarian. I made this last week and it is just amazing. If you like shepherd’s pie, you will love this. Bonus points for not making me feel heavy after eating it.”
overhead shot of vegan lentil shepherd's pie.

10. Creamy Vegan Mushroom Soup

Creamy Vegan Mushroom Soup

Cream of mushroom soup just got a makeover with this Vegan Mushroom Soup. With a creamy bisque-like texture and incredible savory flavor, this is a gourmet soup that will wow your tastebuds. Perfect for holiday dinners!
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Bowl of creamy mushroom soup.

What people are saying about this recipe

  • Blog reader Christina says Thanks for another knockout recipe! I made this for dinner last night for my husband and three older kids, 6, 5, and 3yo. Even though the 6yo isn’t a fan of mushrooms, she ended up enjoying it and ate every bite in her bowl!
  • Blog reader Heather says “Nisha, this is delicious! It was the first time I have used my instant pot because the idea of pressure cooking scares me. But I am converted! Probably one of the best meals I have ever made.”
Creamy vegan mushroom soup with seared mushrooms in a green ceramic bowl on a green table.

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