The holidays are here, and we’re celebrating by feasting. From Friendsgiving to New Year’s Eve, no seasonal soirée is complete without food. So we’ve gathered together some favorite festive jackfruit recipes, sure to enhance this already merry time of year.
We’ll start with the prerequisite party food that can serve any number of people at any type of function. Headed to a fall tailgate and need an easy app to bring? Loaded Jackfruit Guac. Hosting a Christmas cookie swap and want to supplement the sweets with a savory snack? Loaded Jackfruit Guac. Done and done.
Healthy Slow Cooking
If you’re looking for a new way to use leftover mashed potatoes, look no further. These tender and tasty rolls would make a delicious post-holiday brunch, and our BBQ Jackfruit Meal Starter makes them easier to whip up. Of course, they’d also be welcome at any Friendsgiving. Who doesn’t love seeing a basket of freshly baked rolls on the table?
These spicy snacks would make a great addition to any potluck spread. The bite-sized balls are perfect for a party, and the flavor’s sure to be a pleasant surprise amid the usual holiday fare. Serve with toothpicks and sweet chili sauce or mango chutney for a sweet-and-savory treat.
When you need to serve a crowd and need the dish to be delicious, turn to this tried-and-true recipe. Classic red beans and rice gets a meatless makeover with savory jackfruit (try the Lightly Seasoned) for a hearty, cozy, Creole-spiced meal every guest will want seconds of.
With so many stuffing recipes out there, it can be hard to choose the right one—unless you’ve got this one. It’s packed with day-old vegan biscuits, cornbread, seasonings, and savory young jackfruit for an incredible blend of textures and flavors. Make a large batch, as you’ll definitely want leftovers.
Vegan Yack Attack
Don’t have hours to spend in the kitchen? This easy dip will save the day. It’s just the thing to bring to a last-minute get-together, or any event that could use an extra creamy, dreamy dip (which is all of them, if we’re being honest.) Serve with chips, bread and/or veggies for dipping.
Fancy parties call for fancy snacks, and these dressed-up dates are just the thing to bring. Grab some BBQ Jackfruit and follow our simple recipe here, or make it your own by adding chopped nuts, fresh herbs, or a sprinkle of spice. Serve them on a pretty tray, and prepare for compliments.
When piled high on a platter, these crispy taquitos will beautifully supplement a large spread or even steal the show. (Tip: For best results, set them next to the Loaded Jackfruit Guacamole.) And since they’re baked instead of fried, you’ll have more time to get yourself ready for the party as well.
For the Thanksgiving purists who bemoan a lack of plant-based entrée options, we present this classically inspired recipe. It’s full of fall flavors like sage and maple syrup, and features jackfruit for a veg-friendly version of the most traditional main course. Serve with some of the sides on this list (we’re looking at you, Cornbread Stuffing) for a holiday spread everyone’s sure to enjoy.
A popular use of young jackfruit is this plant-based twist on a popular party food, and we’ve got a fantastic recipe on our site courtesy of Ashley Morganic. You can easily adjust the size to make them smaller for a cocktail party, or large enough to serve as an entrée. Either way, they’re delicious.
Nosh and Nourish for The Jackfruit Company
This beautiful dish deserves a spot on the table for its looks alone—but we promise, the flavor is equally stunning. The combination of portobello mushrooms, dried cranberries, pecans, maple syrup, sweet acorn squash and hearty jackfruit pack the best of the season into every bite, making for a truly memorable meal.
It’s not a party without cake, right? While this tropical dessert may not be the obvious choice for the holidays, we’d argue that that’s what makes it special. Bring it to a gathering, and you’re basically guaranteed to be the only one contributing a jackfruit upside-down cake. Plus, it’s delicious.