30+ Best Cheap Vegan Meals

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Find tasty and filling cheap vegan meals for the whole family in this article! From pasta and pizza to soups, stews, tacos, bowls and more.

Trying to be vegan on a budget? No problem! Despite common misconceptions about this lifestyle, it’s actually not that difficult to find cheap vegan food and prepare delicious meals out of it.

From hearty beans to pasta, rice, potatoes, TVP, and seasonal veggies, being on a budget and eating a plant-based diet is certainly possible if you focus on these staple foods.

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Find beginner-friendly recipes, lazy vegan meals, hearty casseroles, or comforting soups around our website for more ideas!

Enjoy the following cheap meals and don’t miss out on our printable cheesy potato bake recipe at the end of this article.

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30+ Best Cheap Vegan Meals (Easy & Budget-Friendly)

Find tasty budget-friendly vegan meals for the whole family in this article! From pasta and pizza to soups, stews, tacos, bowls and more. The following cheesy potato bake is super comforting, healthy and very family-friendly!


Easy Potato Bake


  1. Preheat your oven to 400 °F/200 °C and prepare a baking dish.
  2. Cut the potatoes and onion into slices, then layer them in your baking dish, alternating between them.
  3. Once you’re halfway done, cover everything with half of the cheese sauce. Repeat with the remaining potatoes, onions and sauce.
  4. Cover your baking dish with foil and bake for 30 minutes, then remove the foil and bake for 20 more minutes or until the potatoes have softened.
  5. Allow the potato bake to rest for a few minutes before serving warm on its own or alongside a vegan salad.


  • You can add any cheese sauce you wish to this recipe. Seasonal veggies like carrots or cauliflower also taste well in this casserole!
  • Increase the fat content by adding cashews, olive oil or canned coconut milk to the cheese sauce and adjust to taste.
  • Find 30+ more easy budget-friendly vegan recipes in the article above.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: ¼ recipe
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 410Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 52mgCarbohydrates: 82gFiber: 14gSugar: 6gProtein: 20g

Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated automatically, their accuracy is not guaranteed. Just focus on whole plant-based foods and eat until satiety!

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About Alena Handwritten FontAlena Schowalter is a Certified Vegan Nutritionist who has been a vegetarian since childhood and vegan since 2012. Together with her husband, she founded nutriciously in 2015 and has been guiding thousands of people through different transition stages towards a healthy plant-based diet. She’s received training in the fields of nutrition, music therapy and social work. Alena enjoys discussions around vegan ethics, walks through nature and creating new recipes.

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