TVP Recipes

Looking for textured vegetable protein recipes? Allrecipes has more than 20 trusted TVP recipes complete with ratings, reviews and cooking tips.

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Easy Chili

Rating: 4 stars 17
This delicious recipe is a snap to make and tastes delicious! It's vegan and vegetarian, but for those who like cheese, you can serve it topped with cheese, with crackers on the side.

What Is Textured Vegetable Protein (TVP)?

This superstar ingredient can be your trick to making quick meatless meals, but first, you'll need to know what TVP is and how to make it work for your dishes.
By Hayley Sugg

Vegetarian Faux Chicken Patties

Rating: 4 stars 8
These patties are easy and can be served in place of fish patties or chicken for flavor. Vegetarian fried chicken combined with celery, onion, green pepper, eggs and stuffing, formed into patties and fried. Use your favorite herbs and spices to jazz it up.

Jean's Swedish Faux Meatballs

Rating: 4 stars 14
This is a recipe that was handed down by my Mother-in-Law. It is a delicious twist on a 'comfort' food!

Cornucopia Chili

Rating: 4 stars 14
This is a wonderful vegetarian recipe from the Cornucopia Restaurant which was in South Bend, IN. It makes a very large pot of chili. Freeze leftovers for a future meal, or cut ingredients in half for a normal pot of chili.
By Katherine Pruschen

Vegetarian Chili

Rating: 4.5 stars 281
They'll never know it's vegetarian!
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Vegetarian Burrito Casserole

Rating: 4.5 stars 137
I made this one night when I was trying to use up some leftover Mexican ingredients. It turned out very tasty and left everyone asking for more.

Vegetarian Meatloaf with Vegetables

Rating: 4.5 stars 153
This is a meaty alternative to meat loaf, with vegetables on the side.

Unstuffed Cabbage

Rating: 4 stars 35
A delicious cabbage, vegetarian burger, and tomato dish. Give it a try, you'll love it!

Vegan Breakfast Sausage

Rating: 5 stars 3
TVP, oats, and a variety of herbs and spices provide a vegan alternative to breakfast sausage in this easy recipe. Dough can be rolled into a log, stored in plastic wrap, and kept in the fridge for up to a week, or cooked immediately.

Vegetarian Tourtiere

Rating: 3 stars 8
Tourtiere is a traditional meat pie served in French-speaking areas of Canada for Reveillon, a Christmas or New Years Eve party. Enjoy this vegetarian version which I have modified from several sources. Makes 2 pies or one really big, thick one. Serve with a spicy chutney or steak sauce, mashed potatoes, steamed green beans, and a nice salad. Freezes well before baking. Bon appetit!

Vegan Puerto Rican Empanadas

This updated Puerto Rican empanada recipe makes a perfect cure for any childhood craving of vegans or vegetarians.

Inspiration and Ideas

Vegetarian Faux Chicken Patties
Rating: Unrated 9
"This is by far the best vegetarian meal I have ever eaten. My husband doesn't usually care for vegetarian food but this is one he will actually make a request for." – CHERI ANN
Stuffed Bell Peppers
Rating: Unrated 279
See how to make these vegetarian Stuffed Bell Peppers.
Vegetarian Pumpkin Spinach Chili
Rating: 4 stars 29

This easy chili is unique and delicious. It has the added bonuses of iron, vitamin A, and protein. It's also completely vegetarian!