Creative Jackfruit Recipe Ideas From 2019

It was a year full of delicious ideas!

If Instagram is any indication, 2019 was a big year for jackfruit. We’re so excited to see its popularity increase around the world, and we look forward to keeping the momentum going in 2020 and beyond.

If you’ve been wanting to incorporate savory, young jackfruit into your diet but are not sure where to start (or if you’re just looking for more recipe inspiration!), take a cue from these savvy home chefs, find our pre-seasoned Jackfruit Meal Starters near you, and try one of these creative recipes that our friends and fans whipped up last year.

Jackfruit Pizza

Jackfruit’s naturally meaty texture and mild flavor make it an ideal pizza topping, whether you choose to go simple with Smoked Pulled Jackfruit and cheese, or try something different, like BBQ Jackfruit Pizza (pictured) or this super-colorful Jackfruit Taco Pizza.

Jackfruit Stuffed Potato

We’ve seen a lot of versions of this delicious meatless meal idea online, from these BBQ Jackfruit Potato Skins (perfect for Game Day!) to Jackfruit Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Guacamole. If you’re up for it, these BBQ Jackfruit Potato Cakes (pictured) take the idea up a notch—and are well worth the effort.

Jackfruit Nachos

Kid-friendly and easy to share, jackfruit nachos are always a crowd pleaser. We love the looks of these BBQ Jackfruit Nachos, Pulled Smoked Jackfruit Nachos with Apple and Butternut Squash (pictured) and Tex-Mex Jackfruit Totchos (using potato tots instead of chips!)

Jackfruit Pasta

What happens when two versatile ingredients come together? Meatless meal magic, that’s what! This savory Jackfruit Pasta (pictured) packs a punch of plant-based nutrition, while this BBQ Jackfruit Mac and Cheeze is perfect for picky eaters. Alternatively, you could swap the noodles out for veggies, like zoodles or spaghetti squash.

Jackfruit Soup or Stew

We saw a lot of creative soup and stew recipes using jackfruit in 2019—and as we work our way through the cold winter months, we can’t think of a better way to warm up! Ideas to try include this quick and easy Jackfruit Ramen, plant-based Gallina Pinta, hearty White Bean Butternut Green Chili with Smoked Pulled Jackfruit (pictured) and nourishing Jackfruit Veggie Noodle Soup.

Jackfruit Tacos

We couldn’t complete this recipe round-up without mentioning jackfruit tacos! In 2019, we were wowed by the variety of flavor combinations we came across. Make your next Taco Tuesday one to remember with these beautiful BBQ Jackfruit Tacos, Asian-inspired Teriyaki Jackfruit Tacos, overstuffed Jackfruit and Quinoa Tacos with Mango and Jicama Slaw (pictured) or crunchy Baked Mini Jackfruit Tacos.

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