Easy Jackfruit Meal Ideas

Some so simple, they don't even need recipes.

A lot of us are doing a lot more cooking than we usually do, and eventually running out of ideas is inevitable. To help postpone dinner fatigue as much as possible, we’ve rounded up a list of jackfruit meal ideas that are so quick and easy, many don’t even require a recipe.

Jackfruit Tacos

Okay, yes, this one’s obvious. But you don’t have to be obvious with the flavors! While Tex-Mex Jackfruit is a classic taco filling, we also love to experiment. Here are some tasty twists to try:

Curry Jackfruit tacos with mango chutney and cooling raita or yogurt.

BBQ Jackfruit tacos with coleslaw.

Korean BBQ-style jackfruit tacos (use this recipe to get you started.)

Smoked Jackfruit Carnitas Tacos with Jalapeño Cilantro Crema.

Baked Mini Jackfruit Tacos (great when you’re craving a crunch!)

Jackfruit Elote Tacos.

Teriyaki Jackfruit tacos with an easy Asian slaw like this one.

Lemon Garlic Jackfruit tacos with guacamole and lightly dressed greens.

Buffalo jackfruit tacos, using our Lightly Seasoned Jackfruit and your favorite Buffalo sauce.

Don’t have tortillas? Most of these flavor combinations would work equally well on a sandwich or slider.

Don’t want tacos, but into something similar? Try whipping up a big tray of Jackfruit Nachos, or make fajitas with our Tex-Mex Jackfruit, peppers and onions.

Jackfruit Pasta

An ever-popular plant-based pantry staple, pasta is as easy, versatile, and family-friendly as it gets. Our Lemon Garlic Jackfruit is an ideal addition. Simply toss with olive oil, extra garlic, lemon, and fresh herbs like parsley, chives or basil.

If you’re ready for something slightly more time-consuming, try making a Jackfruit Bolognese or Jackfruit Lasagna with our Lightly Seasoned Jackfruit or Plant-Based Pulled Pork.

Jackfruit Soup

Soup season might be coming to a close, so why not make the most of its final days? Jackfruit makes a delicious tortilla soup, “chicken” noodle soup, chili, or even Maryland-style “crab” soup. The options are endless. Whether you use jackfruit in place of meat or add it to a vegetarian soup for extra flavor and fiber, you really can’t go wrong.

Jackfruit Stir Fry

Our meaty savory Jackfruit Meal Starters cook up in minutes, making them perfect for a stir fry. Simply add Teriyaki Jackfruit, Lemon Garlic Jackfruit, Curry Jackfruit or Lightly Seasoned Jackfruit to an assortment of your favorite vegetables, serve over rice or noodles, and enjoy.

Jackfruit Stuffed ____

Up your veggie intake by stuffing a vegetable with, well, other vegetables. Pantry-friendly sweet potatoes and squash are especially good for stuffing (try this Jackfruit Stuffed Acorn Squash, Stuffed Spaghetti Squash, or Jackfruit Masala Stuffed Sweet Potato) and our BBQ Jackfruit is a perfect topping for a classic, fully loaded baked potato. But these fun ideas show how many fruits and veggies lend themselves well to the theme:

Tex-Mex Jackfruit Stuffed Avocado.

Italian Jackfruit Stuffed Peppers.

Jackfruit Stuffed Dates.

Jackfruit Stuffed Eggplant Parmesan (think something like this, but with our Lightly Seasoned Jackfruit added.)

Want to take the thought out of it? Try one of our Complete Jackfruit Meals! Simply cook in the microwave or on the stovetop according to package instructions, and have a satisfying plant-based meal on the table in minutes.

We hope these ideas have inspired you to have some fun in the kitchen. And if you’re looking for more jackfruit recipe inspiration, you’ll find it on our Recipes page.