Martha Stewart is known for many things. There’s her unlikely friendship with Snoop Dogg, her enormous net worth (fun fact: she was the first self-made female billionaire in the US), and her talents as a homemaker. But, of course, above all of this, she is known for her culinary skills. Across the US, Stewart’s cooking is iconic. But there is one catch with her recipes: many of them feature animal products.

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Most, but not all. The kitchen queen also has a few delicious meatless recipes on her website, and below, we’ve trawled through her portfolio to pick out some of the best so you don’t have to. You’re so welcome.

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What type of food is Martha Stewart known for?

Stewart is known for her signature, elegant approach to American cooking. Her recipes are refined and sophisticated, yet approachable and comforting, too. Her ingredients are often fresh and seasonal, and her dishes are often beautifully presented (as you would expect from such an established homemaker).


If you search for Stewart’s recipes, you’ll come across multiple lists of some of her most iconic dishes, but many of them are laden with meat or cheese. There are dishes like slow cooker cheesecake, for example, macaroni cheese, and cornbread and sausage stuffing. Even her famous one-pan pasta is loaded up with parmesan.

But if you want to cook plant-based food and follow Stewart’s famous cooking techniques, don’t worry. Among the animal-heavy dishes, this iconic homemaker does also offer a plethora of meat- and dairy-free options. Below, we’ve picked some of our favorites. 

10 meatless recipes from Martha Stewart

Elevate your cooking with these 10 recipes from Stewart herself. 

Sesame TofuRachel Marel

1 Sesame Marinated Tofu

We’re pleased to reveal that Stewart is a big fan of tofu, especially when it’s marinated with an ultra-flavorful mix of ingredients. “Just like with meat or fish, marinating tofu is a great way to create a lot of flavor in a short amount of time,” she notes. “And with potent ingredients like sesame, soy, and fresh garlic, you’ll find yourself coming back to this quick and easy tofu recipe time and time again.”
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Roasted Cabbage WedgesJohn Kernick

2 Roasted Cabbage Wedges

If anyone is going to make you fall in love with cabbage, it’s Stewart. “[This is] a dish that tempts vegetable haters and converts them into cabbage fans,” she says. “It’s nothing like the boiled or sautéed cabbage they might have tried before.”
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Green Bean SaladMartha Stewart Living

3 Potato and Green Bean Salad

This cool and crunchy salad is the perfect side dish for your next cookout. While Stewart notes it’ll go perfectly with grilled meats, we recommend serving it with our Spicy Grilled Cauliflower Skewers, for example, or maybe these Tangy Vegan Grilled King Oyster Mushrooms.
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Mango Avocado SaladMartha Stewart

4 Mango and Avocado Salsa

If you’ve never combined juicy mango and creamy avocado, your mind is about to be blown. Together, they make the perfect summer salsa. “Make sure your mango and avocado are ripe and juicy so they add the most flavor to the salsa,” notes Stewart.
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Radicchio SaladJustin Walker

5 Radicchio Salad With Chopped-Lemon Dressing Recipe

If you haven’t tried radicchio before, this recipe is your sign to give it a go. The leaf vegetable, also known as Italian chicory, is the perfect salad ingredient, thanks to its pleasant bitter taste and bold red color. “It is bitter in a good way, like broccoli rabe,” notes Stewart. “It needs ingredients that can match its boldness, like the vinaigrette made with a whole chopped lemon and mustard, and the good olive oil we use in this salad.”
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Vegetable SoupJohnny Miller

6 Martha’s Greenhouse Vegetable Soup

Whatever the weather, you can’t wrong with a nourishing vegetable soup. This one is packed with goodness, thanks to the mix of spinach, cabbage, potatoes, carrots, and celery. It’s “both fresh-tasting and filling,” says Stewart.
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Lentil SoupJulia Hartbeck

7 15-Minute Lentil Soup

Another deliciously nourishing soup from Stewart, this broth only takes 15 minutes to make, making it the perfect busy lunchtime choice. “For a healthy, delicious, quick, and easy meal for one, you really can’t beat this comforting recipe,” says Stewart. “Serve with plenty of crusty bread for dipping.”
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Vegan StuffingBryan Gardner

8 Vegan Stuffing With Mushrooms and Leeks

Cornbread and sausage stuffing might be one of her most-loved recipes, but Stewart has plenty more stuffing goodness up her sleeve. This one is totally vegan and made with plenty of whole-food ingredients, including cremini mushrooms, leeks, celery, thyme, and garlic.
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Avocado Ice CreamMartyna Szczesna

9 Vegan Avocado Ice Cream

You’ve likely heard of banana nice cream, but what about avocado ice cream? It sounds odd, but it actually makes perfect sense: avocado is deliciously creamy, especially when it’s combined with a can of coconut milk.
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Vegan meatballsMike Krautter

10 Vegan Meatballs

If you love spaghetti and meatballs, you’ll be thrilled to know that it’s easy to make the latter without any, well, meat. “Lentils, brown rice, and mushrooms give these vegan meatballs flavor and substance,” explains Stewart.
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