19 Best Nightshade-Free Recipes (2024)

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Can’t have tomatoes, potatoes, eggplants, or peppers? No problem; these delicious nightshade-free recipes are easy, nutritious, and family-friendly! Try them today.

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Keep scrolling for creamy pasta, colorful bowls, delectable desserts, and portable snacks that are all nightshade-free. Enjoy!

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Vegan Risotto

Enjoy this Italian-inspired one-pot nightshade-free recipe that's easy to make. Earthy mushrooms and buttery peas flavor the ultra-creamy risotto, creating a divine and sophisticated dinner – so delicious!


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Vegan Grilled Cheese

A sandwich might seem simple, but this grilled cheese contains layers of textures, flavors, and yummy vegan cheese. Toasted until the bread is golden and the cheese melted, it's a great sandwich for lunch or dinner!


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Vegan Fettuccine Alfredo

Swirl your fork into a creamy, ultra cheesy white sauce alfredo that's healthy and lite! This undetectably nutritious recipe uses whole foods like chickpeas and nutritional yeast to make a creamy but healthy and nourishing meal.

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Chocolate Porridge

Indulge all your senses first thing in the morning with this chocolate porridge recipe. Rich cocoa-dusted oats are stewed together and topped with nut butter, juicy pear, banana, and a dollop of soy yogurt.


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Tofu Buddha Bowl

Buddha bowls are a beautifully nourishing assortment of grain, veg, and protein. A simple combination of ingredients that is satisfying and satiating! This tofu bowl is nightshade-free and packed with earthy flavors that are tied together with a delicious tahini sauce.


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Caramel Slice

An undetectably nutritious recipe that combines rich and smooth caramel with a soft almond cookie base. This treat will be one that you make time and time again — made with wholesome anti-inflammatory ingredients!


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Vegan Hummus Pasta

Craving greens? This hummus pasta is beautifully vibrant and loaded with plant-based protein. A melody of arugula and spinach transforms the hummus into a gorgeous earthy green sauce that tastes great on various noodles!


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Sweet Potato Toasts

Sweet potatoes contain vitamins, complex carbs, and a delicious, slightly sweet flavor. Enjoy them sliced and popped in the toaster for an easy snack or meal. The sweetness is versatile and goes great with various toppings, including sweet and savory!


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Rainbow Buddha Bowl

Nourish your mind, body, and soul with this rainbow buddha bowl. A base of fluffy quinoa is topped with hearty kale, zesty orange, and a mixture of spiced sweet potato and chickpeas! Then, generously smothered in tahini dressing for a full flavor explosion!

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Easy Oat Bars

Try this satiating oat bar recipe made from healthy ingredients but tastes like dessert! So easy to freeze, this one-pan recipe can be enjoyed for months; loaded with coconut, oats, banana, and chia seeds, it's both nutritious and delicious!


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Peanut Butter Bliss Balls

Fuel your body with these protein-packed bliss balls. Made from a few simple ingredients in less than 15 minutes, they are a great addition to a healthy diet!


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Vegan Crumble

Searching for a low-calorie treat that doesn't skip flavor or comfort? This vegan apple crumble is easily customizable and super satisfying. Make a large batch in the fall and enjoy warmed all winter long – meal prep friendly!


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Lentil Kale Salad

Revamp a salad into a comforting dinner. This lentil kale recipe combines crunchy kale, cabbage, and bell pepper with warm lentils and quinoa. The combination is a hearty salad that can be enjoyed and craved all year!


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Chickpea Cookie Dough

Want to lick the spoon? This chickpea cookie dough is made from protein-rich and fiber-friendly ingredients. It's a nutritious snack that can also be enjoyed as a dessert – kid-approved!


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Quinoa Veggie Bowl

Make this well-rounded, one-bowl meal that combines sweet with savory! Gentle greens are paired with beans, citrus, veggies, and grain. The bowl is made of vibrant and flavor ingredients and is dressed with only a simple spritz of lemon, salt, and pepper.


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Vegan Pumpkin Brownies

Pumpkin, please! These fudgy chocolate brownies are a fusion of a fall flavor favorite and classic beloved dessert. A playful orange swirl dances through the whole batter, making every serving unique!


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Roasted Brussel Sprouts

Pan-roasted Brussels sprouts are given a sweet upgrade in a tangy teriyaki sauce. Baked until the edges are golden and crispy, these earthy veggies pair perfectly with toasted almonds. Enjoy as a side dish to accompany an assortment of mains!


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Sweet Potato Smoothie Bowl

Get the blender out for this vibrant sweet potato smoothie bowl. The bowl is made with roasted sweet potato and an assortment of tropical fruits, giving it an ultra-creamy texture that explodes with flavor. Top with your favorite ingredients and enjoy in less than 10 minutes!


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Tofu Chocolate Mousse

This chocolate mousse is made from only four simple ingredients! A combination of flavor, texture, and presentation makes it an irresistible treat that everyone will love! Top with crunchy toasted nuts and pomegranate seeds to elevate the experience.

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19 Best Nightshade-Free Recipes (Savory & Sweet)

Yield: 2 servings

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Can’t have tomatoes, potatoes, eggplants, or peppers? No problem; these delicious nightshade-free recipes are easy, nutritious, and tasty! Try them today. The following lemon pasta is perfect for busy weeknights and a family favorite!


Quick Lemon Pasta

  • 12 oz pasta, dry
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 2 lemons, juiced and zested
  • ¼ cup parsley, chopped
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Vegan parmesan (for topping)


  1. Cook pasta according to package instructions. Once done, drain and set aside. Reserve some cooking water!
  2. Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and red pepper flakes. Sauté until fragrant while stirring frequently.
  3. Add cooked pasta and ¼ cup of the reserved pasta water to your skillet and toss to coat. Cook for a few more minutes to let the flavors combine, then stir in lemon juice, zest, and parsley.
  4. Season with salt and pepper to taste, then divide between serving bowls.
  5. Top with vegan parmesan cheese if wanted. Enjoy!


  • You can use any long, slender pasta you like for this recipe.
  • Any leftovers can be stored in the fridge for up to 4 days.
  • Swap olive oil for vegan butter if wanted!
  • Find 19 more nightshade-free recipes in the article above.
Nutrition Information:

Yield: 2Serving Size: ½ recipe
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 486Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 9mgCarbohydrates: 63gFiber: 6gSugar: 3gProtein: 12g

Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated automatically, their accuracy is not guaranteed. Just focus on whole plant-based foods and eat until satiety!

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