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26 Jackfruit Recipes for Meatless Meals

These jackfruit recipes will have you going crazy for this fibrous plant! It’s recently risen to fame for being an all-natural meat replacement.

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

That is why you will see recipes for every meal on this list! From salty and savory to sweet and scrumptious, jackfruit does it all.

Jackfruit is great at any time of day. Enjoy it in a breakfast smoothie, or as a late-night scoop of ice cream.

After these recipes, you’ll be just as crazy about jackfruit as everyone else!

Jackfruit Recipes For Breakfast

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.

2. Jackfruit Hash

Turn your jackfruit into a savory hash filled with potato pieces, garlic, and vegan cheese. Hash is a great way to prepare a well-balanced meal.

Savory breakfast options are hard to find. This low-sugar breakfast will fill you up and keep you focused all morning long.

3. Jackfruit Pancake 

Pancakes are a Saturday morning staple, and now you can infuse them with jackfruit! Give your pancakes a protein punch with this recipe.

Everyone loves a stack of light and fluffy pancakes in the morning. This recipe gives you plenty of cakes for a sweet way to start your weekend.

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!

5. Jackfruit Shake

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

Sip on this shake throughout your morning and it will keep you full until lunch. If your mornings are on the go, this is a great way to never miss a meal!

Savory Jackfruit Recipes

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!

7. Jackfruit Pot Pie

This savory pot pie is stuffed with tender vegetables, a creamy sauce, and plenty of delectable jackfruit 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.

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.

9. Jackfruit Chili 

Take me out to the ball game with this classic 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.

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

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!

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.

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.

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.

15. Jackfruit Sliders

This recipe will slip and slide its way into your heart with its bold flavors and cute presentation.

Similar to the BBQ chicken recipe listed above, these sweet and tangy sliders are irresistible!

Top your BBQ jackfruit with pickles and a sesame bun for the ultimate slider experience.

The best part about sliders is they’re so small, so no one will blame you for eating three… or six!

Easy Jackfruit Dishes

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 jackfruit filling.

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.

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.

All that is left is to melt your vegan cheese on top of crunchy corn chips, then you’ll have a nacho platter big enough to share!

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!

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?

The optional radish slices bring a satisfying crunch to this dish. Give it a try, and you’ll never see them as optional again!

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.

Pair with fresh jalapeno slices and guacamole or top with salsa over rice. This carnitas recipe is a quick and easy first stop for meal inspiration.

Jackfruit Dessert Recipes

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!

This recipe celebrates the natural flavor of the jackfruit. The simple dessert is crave-able and creamy, filled with the natural flavor of this tropical fruit.

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!

24. Jackfruit Mousse 

For a lighter dessert option, try this cool and creamy jackfruit mousse.

Sweetened with whipped cream and thickened with gelatin, this dessert is a wonderful way to serve fresh jackfruit.

Don’t be intimidated by the word mousse! This recipe couldn’t be simpler.

Impress yourself with your culinary skills when you create a batch of jackfruit mousse.

25. Fried Jackfruit with Chocolate Sauce 

Deep fry your jackfruit and dip it in chocolate sauce for a dessert experience that is similar to the beloved churro.

The crispy jackfruit pieces are filled with natural fruit juices and the decadent chocolate sauce is the perfect finishing touch to this irresistible dessert.

26. Kujje Payasa

This dessert soup is seasoned with fragrant cardamom and rich brown sugar. Simmer your coconut milk with tender jackfruit pieces to create this warm dessert.

The soothing, sweet broth and comforting flavor make this recipe the perfect soul food.

26 Jackfruit Recipe Collection


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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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