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30 Jackfruit Recipes and Meatless Meals

These jackfruit recipes will have you going crazy for this fibrous plant. 

Its center looks just like pulled pork! Naturally sweet in flavor, jackfruit is easy to season and incorporate into a variety of dishes.

Vegan Jackfruit Pulled Sandwich
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That’s why you’ll see recipes for every meal on this list! From salty and savory to sweet and scrumptious, jackfruit does it all.

And the best part? Most of these recipes are 100 percent vegan. 

So, without further ado, let’s dive into these fantastic jackfruit recipes!

Jackfruit Recipes For Breakfast

Glass of jackfruit smoothie with red straw.
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1. Jackfruit Smoothie 

Start your day out strong with a large glass of jackfruit smoothie! Blend this sweet treat up with some celery stalks for a light breakfast option.

One of the many benefits of jackfruit is its high protein content. This smoothie is made to keep you full and energized until lunch.

Banana jackfruit muffins with almond coconut crumble on a cooling rack.
Source: Thelittleepicurean.com

2. Banana Jackfruit Muffins with Almond Coconut Crumble

Think of these banana jackfruit muffins like banana muffins that went on a tropical vacation. 

The insides are so soft and buttery with a kiss of coconut milk and a sweetness from bananas and jackfruit. 

But that almond coconut crumble steals the show! It’s so crunchy and nutty and pairs perfectly with these delicately sweet muffins.

Stack of pancake with dripping syrup.
Source: Priyakitchenette.com

3. Eggless Jackfruit Pancake

These eggless jackfruit pancakes are delicately sweet and super hearty. They’re the perfect way to start your day. 

Jackfruit lends a subtly sweet tropical flavor to these pancakes with minimal effort. 

And while eggless pancakes aren’t as fluffy, they’re dense and filling like an incredibly moist cake.

Rice pudding topped with jackfruit and nuts.
Source: Archanaskitchen.com

4. Jackfruit Rice Pudding

Who doesn’t love a creamy rice pudding? This breakfast is sweet and satisfying with the perfect amount of cinnamon sprinkled in.

Enjoy this nostalgic dish with a jackfruit twist. It’s the perfect way to start your day! If you need some dessert inspiration, check out this recipe!

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5. Jackfruit Smoothie

Shake up your sweet tooth with this jackfruit smoothie recipe. It’s a delightfully creamy way to enjoy this nutrition-packed fruit.

It’s loaded with ripe fruit, light coconut milk, and just a splash of lime juice. Together, they create something sweet, smooth, and not too sweet.

If your mornings are on the go, this is a great way to never miss a meal!

Savory Jackfruit Recipes

Pizza topped with jackfruit meat and cheese.
Source: Mindfulavocado.com

6. BBQ Jackfruit Pizza 

Let the good times roll with this BBQ jackfruit pizza. This tastes just like the ever-popular BBQ chicken pizza, but it’s meatless!

Make a better choice for yourself and the planet when you indulge in this homemade vegan pizza recipe.

With a crispy crust and flavorful toppings, it tastes better than takeout!

Two small pot pies on a wooden tray.
Source: Ohmyveggies.com

7. Jackfruit Pot Pie

This savory pot pie is stuffed with tender vegetables, a creamy sauce, and plenty of tasty meat substitute pieces.

Wrap it all up in a buttery crust, and you’ll have one remarkable dinner!

You’ll know you knocked dinner out of the park with this recipe! Slice up your family’s new favorite meal and serve them this delicious pot pie.

Jackfruit stuffed sweet potato topped with syrup.
Source: Veggiesattiffanis.com

8. Jackfruit Stuffed Sweet Potato

Stuffed sweet potatoes are a great last-minute meal option, and jackfruit makes one hearty filling!

Coat your jackfruit in sweet and tangy barbecue sauce and then stuff those taters taught.

Scatter a few slices of avocado across the top, too. This recipe is the perfect go-to weeknight dinner for its quick assembly and easy cleanup.

Chili topped with sliced avocado and red onions.
Source: Feastingathome.com

9. Jackfruit Chili 

Take me out to the ball game with this classic vegan recipe. Jackfruit joins all of your favorite chili flavors for a spicy bowl of irresistible soup.

Chili powder kicks up the flavor in a pot full of fresh onion, beans, bell peppers, and jackfruit.

Dig into a bowl of this classic comfort food.

Breaded jackfruit bites in a glass bowl.
Source: Icanyoucanvegan.com

10. Chicken Fried Jackfruit 

Head on down south with this chicken-fried jackfruit recipe. Serve it up with creamy mashed potatoes and a buttery biscuit.

With a flavorful flour breading and crispy outer layer, this chicken-fried jackfruit will be gone before you know it!

Jackfruit Sandwich Recipes

Pita high with peppered jackfruit, crisp red onion, and creamy tzatziki sauce.
Source: Lazycatkitchen.com

11. Jackfruit Gyros

Taste the Mediterranean with this jackfruit gyro recipe. Pile your pita high with peppered jackfruit, crisp red onion, and creamy tzatziki sauce.

It’s all of your favorite Greek flavors in one satisfying sandwich! Don’t forget the olives and feta — they make this dish great!

Sandwich with BBQ flavored jackfruit filling with dressing and nuts.
Source: Minimalistbaker.com

12. BBQ Jackfruit Sandwich

Transform summer barbecues with this sandwich recipe! Sweet and tangy barbecue sauce smothers tender jackfruit to make this summertime classic.

Pile it high on a brioche bun and pair it with your favorite cookout sides to complete the meal. Baked beans, watermelon, and potato salad are all great options.

Buns with jackfruit patty and lettuce.
Source: Diycandy.com

13. Jackfruit Burger

Your grilling game just got better with this recipe in your back pocket. Dust off your apron and grab your spatula. These burgers won’t cook themselves.

Season the jackfruit with garlic and onion to infuse savory flavors into the slightly sweet flesh.

Then mix it with some pantry staples to form patties that are ready for your favorite condiments.

Wrap sliced in half with Jamaican jerk jackfruit caribbean black bean mango.
Source: Veganricha.com

14. Jamaican Jerk Jackfruit Caribbean Black Bean Mango Wraps 

These wraps are so full of flavor, they just might burst! Sweet, juicy mango and hearty black beans are the perfect companions for tender jackfruit.

Don’t be shy when it comes to the seasonings! Spicy jerk seasoning accentuates the sweet mango for a spicy-sweet combo that is out of this world.

Bread roll with sugar glaze on top.
Source: Nourishingamy.com

15. Garlic and Cheese Jackfruit Rolls

Garlic and cheese jackfruit rolls are like cinnamon rolls’ savory cousins. 

Even if you aren’t vegan, this vegan recipe is so delicious and pretty, it’s a must-try. 

Every layer incorporates savory garlic, hearty jackfruit, and fresh herbs. 

And that vegan cream cheese on top makes them irresistible.

Easy Jackfruit Dishes

Sliced in half burrito with jackfruit and avocado filling.
Source: 101cookbooks.com

16. Jackfruit Burrito 

This jackfruit burrito recipe is perfect for when you’re short on time.

Sautee your jackfruit with garlic and taco seasoning for a quick and easy burrito filling.

Top your burrito with your favorite condiments and you are good to go. Try adding rice or guacamole to your tortilla along with the tasty meat substitute filling.

Crab cakes stuffed with jackfruit served on lettuce topped with cream.
Source: Mindfulavocado.com

17. Jackfruit Crab Cakes 

Save yourself a trip to the northeast with this easy jackfruit crab cake recipe.

The moist crab cakes are stuffed with jackfruit and brimming with flavor.

The cornmeal base is packed with sweet corn kernels and plenty of green onion. These delicious morsels pair well with tartar sauce for an out-of-this-world entree.

Nachos with jackfruit, corn and beans with sauce.
Source: Thishealthykitchen.com

18. Jackfruit Nachos 

Top the charts with this jackfruit nacho recipe. Your favorite bar food can now be made in the comfort of your own home.

Season your jackfruit with taco seasoning and assemble a heaping pile of crave-worthy nacho.

Sprinkle on your favorite nacho accessories such as black olives and jalapenos.

And remember, you have to share!

Pita bread topped with jackfruit and chicken salad.
Source: Ohsheglows.com

19. Jackfruit “Chicken” Salad 

This meatless “chicken” salad recipe is a quick and easy meal in the making. Keep this dish on hand for last-minute lunches or a heart midday snack.

Spread this savory salad on bread or crackers for a filling treat.

The creamy base, red bell pepper, and green onion are a satisfying combination you won’t be able to resist!

Taco with jackfruit and veggies filling topped with dressing.
Source: Veganhuggs.com

20. Jackfruit Tacos

Spice up your Taco Tuesday with this jackfruit recipe. Fill your taco shells to the brim with generous scoops of spicy jackfruit taco filling.

All that is left is to finish your taco with your favorite taco toppings!

The jackfruit filling works with them all, from salsa and cilantro to cheese and lettuce. Is your mouth watering yet?

Seasoned jackfruit carnitas on a skillet.
Source: Feastingathome.com

21. Jackfruit Carnitas

Everyone needs a carnitas recipe, and this one is entirely vegan! Keep this protein-packed meal on hand for salads, bowls, burritos, tacos, and more.

Sautee jackfruit in a skillet with fresh cilantro for crisp carnitas that is loaded with flavor. Use this dish in all of your favorite Mexican recipes.

This carnitas recipe is a quick and easy first stop for meal inspiration.

Jackfruit Dessert Recipes

jackfruit ice cream in a blue pan with scooper.
Source: Archanaskitchen.com

22. Jackfruit Ice Cream 

If you’re looking for jackfruit flavor, but wanting something sweet instead of savory, give this jackfruit ice cream a try!

This recipe only calls for three ingredients– jackfruit, coconut milk, and sugar. Then you’re a few simple steps away from homemade ice cream!

It’s crave-able and creamy, filled with the natural flavor of this tropical fruit.

Upside down cake with jackfruit toppings.
Source: Tastingtable.com

23. Jackfruit Upside-Down Cake

Caramelize your jackfruit into this delicious upside-down cake. Complete with a toffee drizzle, this recipe is the pinnacle of decadence.

A dense, moist cake is the perfect medium to bake juicy pieces of jackfruit for a celebration of tropical flavor.

No more chocolate and vanilla! Give this cake a whirl at your next birthday celebration!

Jackfruit and coconut panna cotta on a dessert cup.
Source: Sometymeplace.com

24. Jackfruit and Coconut Panna Cotta

Looking for a delicate dessert? Then you’ve come to the right place!

This jackfruit and coconut panna cotta is perfect for those steamy summer days. 

This fun pairing delivers subtle tropical notes, and it’s not too sweet. 

It’s a great recipe when you crave something sweet but don’t want to turn on the oven.

Jackfruit tapioca trifle on two glasses.
Source: Apronandsneakers.com

25. Jackfruit Tapioca Trifle

This jackfruit tapioca trifle is unlike any dessert you’ve had before! The pairing of creamy tapioca with muscovado sugar is simply amazing. 

Muscovado sugar has a distinct molasses flavor that pairs perfectly with tropical jackfruit and creamy coconut. 

It’s the perfect sweet treat on a hot summer day. And looks so pretty!

Cheesecake with jackfruit jam and cream toppings.
Source: Klysa.pl

26. Jackfruit Cheesecake

Pairing creamy cheesecake and tropical jackfruit is a match made in heaven!

Seriously, it’s hard to stop at just one slice of cheesecake with this tasty recipe. 

The flavors of the jackfruit don’t overpower the creamy notes from cheesecake. Instead, it offers a subtle tropical kiss to this decadent dessert.

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27. Deep Fried Jackfruit

Deep-fried jackfruit is perfect for vegetarians who miss chicken strips! Seriously, the texture of these deep-fried morsels is exactly like chicken. 

Paired with an IPA and malt vinegar batter, the savory notes overtake any sweetness from the jackfruit. 

With a fresh dill mayo dipping sauce, you’ll think you died and when to chicken strip heaven.

Jackfruit curry served on top of white rice with pita bread.
Source: Growthegrin.com

28. Butter Cauliflower & Jackfruit Curry

Think you’ve tried every curry out there? Think again! This butter cauliflower and jackfruit curry is out of this world. 

It’s rich, savory, and delicately spicy like any good curry recipe. But the addition of jackfruit adds a meaty finish and subtle sweetness. 

Pair it over a bed of fluffy rice, and don’t forget the naan.

Pulled jackfruit with teriyaki sauce, spinach and dried seaweed, served with rice on a bowl.
Source: Elephantasticvegan.com

29. Teriyaki Jackfruit Sushi Bowl

What I love most about these teriyaki jackfruit sushi bowls is they are so filling (and healthy!)

It’s a great dinner for hungry vegans that need something filling. 

Jackfruit adds a wonderful meaty texture that pairs so well with eathy greens and sesame. 

Pair it over rice, and dig in!

Tamale with jackfruit and lentil filling on a corn husk wrap.
Source: Thatvegannephew.com

30. Jackfruit & Lentil Tamales with Chipotle Crema

I love tamales, but it’s hard to find a good vegetarian option. Enter the humble jackfruit!

Adding jackfruit to the filling mixture provides a meaty texture with a kiss of sweetness. 

And that sweetness is the perfect pairing with masa. Drizzle in a spicy chipotle crema, and watch them disappear!

30 Best Jackfruit Recipes

Course: Lunch, DinnerCuisine: American
Servings

8

servings
Prep time

25

minutes
Cooking time

20

minutes
Calories

232

kcal

These BBQ jackfruit sandwiches have it all! A smokey homemade BBQ sauce, zesty coleslaw, and tender chunks of jackfruit. All that’s missing are some crispy fries.

Ingredients

  • BBQ Sauce
  • 2 medium chipotle peppers

  • 2 tablespoons sauce from a can of chipotles in adobo sauce

  • 1/2 cup ketchup

  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar

  • 2 garlic cloves

  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika

  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin

  • freshly ground black pepper

  • For the Jackfruit
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 small  yellow onion, thinly sliced

  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt

  • 1 20 ounce can un-ripe jackfruit, drained

  • 1/2 cup water

  • Quick Slaw
  • 2 cups shredded cabbage

  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro

  • 1/2 tablespoon lime juice

  • 1/2 teaspoon olive oil

  • sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

  • For Serving
  • 8 slider buns

  • desired toppings: pickles, mustard, serrano peppers, etc.

Instructions

  • For the BBQ sauce, place adobo sauce, chipotle peppers, vinegar, ketchup, mustard, garlic, vinegar, cumin, paprika, and back pepper in a food processor. Pulse until smooth, and set aside.
  • Shred pieces of jackfruit to resemble pulled pork. Then, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add sliced onion and cook until translucent. Next, add the jackfruit and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Stir in half of the BBQ sauce mixture, and reduce the heat to low. Cover the skillet, and simmer for 20 minutes. Remove the lid and stir halfway through.
  • For the slaw, combine cilantro, lime juice, olive oil, cabbage, and salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Stir to combine.
  • Build sandwiches on slider buns, and top with coleslaw, remaining BBQ sauce, and your favorite fixings. Serve, and enjoy!

Notes

  • Consider adding a touch of sweetness to the BBQ sauce with brown sugar or honey.
  • Toast the slider buns on a pan or grill to add a nice texture and prevent them from getting soggy from the sauce.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 232kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 46g
  • Protein: 5g
  • Fat: 4g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 1mg
  • Sodium: 489mg
  • Potassium: 380mg
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Sugar: 8g
  • Calcium: 87mg
  • Iron: 2mg
30 Jackfruit Recipes and Meatless Meals

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