This easy vegan buffalo chicken dip needs just 5 ingredients and can be prepped in minutes. People will be begging you for the recipe!
Can you really have a game day party / tailgate / get together without a buffalo dip? Seriously, it was one of our favorite things pre-vegan and we are so excited to share that we created the perfect vegan buffalo chicken dip.
What’s even better is that you only need 5 ingredients to make this and it is so easy to throw together. About 5 minutes to prep and then about 35 minutes in the oven.
After that it’s good to go!
Seriously it’s that simple to make a delicious and easy vegan dip!
It’s stores well, can be reheated, and even used for other things (hello pizza!)
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What ingredients do you need to make vegan buffalo chicken dip?
One of the most favorite parts about this recipe is of course the taste, but even more reason to love it is that it only needs 5 ingredients.
Full amounts listed in printable recipe card below.
The ingredients that you need are:
- canned jackfruit
- vegan ranch
- hot sauce (or buffalo wing sauce)
- vegan cream cheese
- vegan shredded cheese
HOW DO I SHRED JACKFRUIT?
We have only ever worked with jackfruit from a can, so we cannot speak to using fresh at this time. If we do in the future, this post will be updated.
Open your can of jackfruit (we get ours at Trader Joes) and drain and rinse the liquid from the pieces. With a knife, cut off the harden part at the bottom. The part is usually harder than the rest.
Then, begin to shred the remaining piece of the jackfruit, like you would do if it was pulled pork or chicken.
There are seeds (look like small round pods) inside the jackfruit that you want to discard for this recipe or look up ways to use them as they are edible.
What you should be left with are small pieces of what resembles shredded meat similar to the photo above.
How to you make vegan buffalo chicken dip with jackfruit?
This is one of those recipes where it’s weird calling it a recipe because it’s so easy.
To start, preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
Cut and shred jackfruit according to directions above.
In a large bowl or directly into the oven safe dish you’ll be baking in, add all your ingredients and mix until very well combined. Make sure that the cream cheese has been combined well.
Spread into one even layer. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until bubbly on the outside.
What goes well with vegan buffalo chicken dip?
You can get super creative with a spread to dip inside your buffalo jackfruit dip. Some of our favorites are:
- veggies like pepper strips or celery
- tortilla chips
- sliced and toasted baguette
- pitas shell slices
What do you like?
Can I prep this vegan buffalo chicken dip ahead of time?
It’s really really delicious right out of the oven. However, it does heat up well. You can pop it back into the oven or you can scoop some out and heat it in a microwave.
It does get thick, so stir to combine in between cooking intervals.
Store any leftovers in an air tight container.
Can this be Top 8 Allergen Free Buffalo Dip?
Yes it can be.
The way our recipe is written the biggest concern is coconut. It is in a few of the recommended ingredients we say to use for this recipe, but there are ways around.
What brands do you recommend for this vegan buffalo chicken dip with jackfruit?
We absolutely love our homemade ranch dressing.
However, If you don’t want to make that we tested this recipe using Wayfare’s vegan ranch and their cream cheese.
We know Wayfare can still be hard to find, so if you aren’t able to we would recommend Violife.
We also tried making this dish with Follow Your Heart and Violife cheese and didn’t notice a huge difference so we’d recommend one of those.
WHAT OTHER VEGAN APPETIZERS SHOULD I MAKE?
Whether you are having small plates holiday party or just want a few more appetizers for a large party, then we have the answer. Here’s a few more fun ideas:
- Super Easy Vegan Nacho Cheese (put on top of this easy Vegan Nachos recipe)
- Easy Vegan Stuffed Mushrooms
- Vegan Spinach Artichoke Dip
- Bite Size Vegan Italian Meatballs (shape into smaller balls before cooking)
- Vegan Taco Casserole (great for serving with tortilla chips)
- Vegan Egg Rolls
- Instant Pot Tex Mex Rice (great for serving with tortilla chips)
If you are making this for a game day or tailgating make sure to check out 20+ delicious vegan game day foods recipes.
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Vegan Buffalo Chicken Dip
Optional, What to Serve With
- tortilla chips
- celery or pepper strips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Cut hard stems from jackfruit, remove seeds, and shred jackfruit (see post if you need more details).
- In a large bowl or directly into the 1 qt oven safe dish you’ll be baking in, add all your ingredients and mix until very well combined. Make sure that the cream cheese has been combined well.
- Spread into one even layer.
- Bake for 30-35 minutes or until bubbly on the outside.
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