40 Easy Vegan Meals

These meals are quick to whip up, indulgent and guilt-free! From lentil burgers to pizza, an vegan way of life is right at your fingertips.

Slow-Cooker Ratatouille

"Wow, what a great recipe! I cleaned out the kitchen sink with this. I froze quite a bit of the leftovers for future use. So far, I’ve had this with pasta, as a pizza base and on a toasted baguette as an open faced sandwich. This recipe is so versatile!”

-toohot4u

Creamy Pesto Pasta With Broccoli

“Everyone thinks I'm a gourmet cook when I make this, and they can't believe its vegan.”

-Laceyarteaga

Vegan Sloppy Joes

"I really enjoyed this. The flavor and consistency were great, and it was really easy to make. I'm looking forward to leftovers later this week!”

-Rebeckadabean

5-Minute Vegan Pancakes

"These turned out better than most vegan pancake recipes I've tried! There were tears over who got the last pancake, I should’ve made more. I love the simplicity of this recipe and will be making it again soon."

-magpie diner

Sweet Chili-Glazed Tofu With Bok Choy

“This was really great! I was surprised to realize I had never cooked bok choy before, and I loved using both leaves and the stems since the stems gave the dish a nice crunchy texture”

-EmilyStrivesAgain

Vegan Lasagna

"This recipe was amazing! I had it for dinner with guests and everyone loved it. I can't believe a vegan dish tasted this good, and it wasn't heavy like most Italian dishes are.”

-Vinophile

Aloo Gobi

"Wow, this was fantastic! I cooked for an hour, refrigerated it overnight and reheated it the next day. I served it with homemade naan. Even my husband who is an avid meat-eater loved it, and said it was better than anything he's tasted at a restaurant.”

-Andrea G.

Fried ‘Fish’ Tacos

“Using silken tofu coated in a crispy panko coating is a great sub for fish. You can mix up the fillings as you like them - leave the pickled onions and make a fresh tomato salsa, or mash the avocado up to make guac. Whatever you fancy!”

-Izy Hossack

Vegan Enchilada Casserole

“These enchiladas are so filling and easy!”

-WKernan

Vegan Chicken Pot Pie

“Nothing is better on a cold night than comfort food like pot pies. But with this recipe, you’ll be asked to make it even on hot nights!”

-Ron H.

Vegan Nachos

“A simple appetizer to whip up! The cashew sour cream doesn’t require a long soak, so you can make it at a moment’s notice!”

-Izy Hossack

Burnt Ends Sandwich

An umami mushroom saute with tofu, barbecue sauce and miso for a meaty substitute in this burnt ends sandwich!

Vegan Fettuccine Alfredo

A silky cauliflower sauce that will make you forget you’re eating plant-based! Toss with fettuccine noodles for a weekend indulgence.

Cauliflower "Chicken"

A crispy cauliflower that tastes just like chicken! It’s got a cheesy breading from the nutritional yeast, and an addictive quality from the herb mixture!

Egyptian Red Lentil Soup

"This was excellent, I just got done with my second bowl and I'm full but want to keep eating! This was my first experience with red lentils and I must say, I'm impressed.”

-Chef metal

Quinoa-Stuffed Green Bell Peppers

"Excellent! I have two daughters home for the summer that eat vegan. I found this recipe was a great way to make one meal for the entire family. The filling has an excellent flavor.”

-prestliz

Korean Fried 'Chicken'

A chicken substitute made from vital wheat gluten. These beauties are coated in a seasoned breading and fried to crispy perfection!

Vegan Pasta Bolognese

Bolognese is an Italian classic, but plant-based eaters shouldn’t have to miss out! The texture from beef is substituted with mushrooms and red lentils for the perfect consistency.

Creamy Vegan Mac & Cheese

Macaroni and cheese is a southern comfort food, but let’s go cheese-less! With the help of nutritional yeast and cashews, the texture is just as silky smooth as your original sauce.

Five-Ingredient Garlic Quinoa

“I love quinoa as it’s nutritional, healthy and goes perfect with almost all veggies! I’ve also added some kale, yum!”

-alenafoodphoto

Chickpea Tikka Masala

A creamy curry sauce with chickpeas and squash. This dish is versatile and will accept any lingering veggies from your fridge!

Veggie Lasagna

"I mixed together the tofu and veggie mixture in a sauce pan, and put it on spaghetti. It was delicious.”

-omJane

Healthy Vegan Chili

"This is an exceptional recipe! I normally prefer chili with bite, but this recipe is so easy and flavorful that it’s a crowd pleaser. I’m not vegan, nor are the crowds I serve it to, but I’ve had no complaints on this chili to date. No one even realized they weren’t eating meat!”

-Ferrety

Swedish 'Meat' Balls

“I’ve tried nutritional yeast once before and found that it works well in all kinds of recipes, this was no exception. It was nice to get away from the meat and chicken recipes for one day. This was one recipe that worked well for the family!”

-Studentchef

Vegan Margherita Pizza

A margherita pizza, but with vegan cheese! Yes, we said it, and now you should make it! After taking a bite, you won’t miss the cheese.

Vegan Lentil Burgers

"This is my go-to when I make burgers at home. Since I’m vegetarian I add an egg to help them stay together, but they tend to stick together pretty well without it. You can also add about a tablespoon of egg replacer with water if you prefer to keep them vegan!”

-mundaetraversa

Curried Lentils

“I’ve had this many times and it always turns out great. I wouldn’t change a thing, and it makes for great leftovers!”

Sweet Potato & Black Bean Burrito

“A great vegetarian meal. I love the sweet potato and black bean combination. It's balanced and hearty without being too heavy. The spices smell great when these are cooking, the colors of the orange sweet potato and earthy black beans are wonderful to work with and the result is a dynamite filling.”

-rsarahl

Avocado Lime Salad

“I really love this salad! I can’t find Boston lettuce in my area so I used romaine. The tomato and avocado mixture made quite a bit, so I may cut that portion in half next time.”

-BETH C.

Vegan Breakfast Sausage

"Fabulous, just the taste I was looking for. I baked mine in the oven, then put them in the freezer for quick breakfasts before work. The possibilities with this recipe are endless. If you were to change up the seasonings you could have meatballs, meatloaf or burgers.”

-Barb 3663

Creamless Broccoli Soup

“We have food allergies we work around, and this is exactly what we needed. It has become our staple for broccoli soup. We enjoy the dill, and all the rest.”

Tofu & Broccoli with Peanut Sauce

“I give this recipe five stars because it was really simple, very good and everyone enjoyed it. It also took less time than I had expected - less than 30 minutes total!”

-Miss Erin C.

Chickpea Pancakes

"Excellent and easy. Preheating the skillet and letting the batter sit for 30 minutes are key points in this recipe. I've made it several times, and have halved the recipe and made it in a smaller skillet for two people.”

-limeleaf

Slow-Cooker Spicy Black Beans & Rice With Mangoes

"This was really good. I added red pepper flakes to increase the heat a little. Because I kept the crockpot on after adding the mangoes, they had time to stew a little which made the bean mixture a bit sweeter and really brought everything together.”

-likestocooklovestoe

Tabbouli

“I make tabbouleh all the time. I love the olive oil and lemon flavor. I like to use halved cherry tomatoes instead of diced whole ones. It looks pretty and the salad doesn’t get watery.”

-bonnie.bateman

Channa Masala

"Awesome and very easy to make! The best channa masala we have ever had.”

-R. Donaldson

Garden Vegetable Soup

“A very tasty soup! Quick, healthy and perfect for lunch with a sandwich.”

-DeliciousAsItLooks

Chickpea Cutlets

“I cooked the cutlets last night, and they were good even when cold! I could eat this all the time.”

-brigitte b.

Thai Coconut Rice

“I made this for dinner tonight and it was delicious! We made it in the rice maker with zero issues. I definitely recommend adding crystalized ginger and sliced almonds!”

-jenniferkokesh

Gallo Pinto

“I’ve been looking for new ways to eat beans since they’re so good for you. This recipe is really tasty, and popular with the kiddos too! This recipe is now in regular rotation.”

-walks702

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