20 Easy Vegan Dinner Recipes

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You’ll love these easy vegan dinner recipes for the whole family! Find comfort classics, healthier meals, and more in this article.

Do you prefer pizza, pasta, or colorful bowls? Our list of hand-selected easy vegan dinner recipes offers all of that and more!

Great for busy people, families, and vegan beginners, you’ll be sure to find your next favorite meal in our selection. Enjoy!

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Easy Vegan Dinner Recipes

Sweet Potato Curry
Fill your kitchen with the warm and aromatic smell of browning spices. This sweet potato curry is a delicious assortment of flavors and textures. Including bold fresh ginger and creamy peanut butter.
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Healthy Vegan Lasagna
A golden bubbling tray of freshly baked lasagna is a sight and smell the whole family will love. A thick veggie ragu is loaded with colorful vegetables and pairs perfectly with rich and creamy almond ricotta. An undetectably vegan pasta dish that's meal prep friendly!
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Kidney Bean Burger
Bite into the perfect vegan sandwich with this foolproof kidney bean burger recipe. A delicious combination of flavor and textures, this protein-rich patty is perfectly juicy and crispy – meal prep friendly!
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Quick Bean Burritos
Enjoy this Mexican-inspired bean burrito dinner in less than 15 minutes. Simple tortilla wraps are stuffed with hearty spiced black beans, rice, and an assortment of vegetables for a great combination of flavors and textures!
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Creamy Mac and Cheese
This nutritious, low-fat mac and cheese recipe is a wonderful fast dinner that satisfies your cheesy pasta cravings. Made from a creamy cashew sauce and dotted with blanched green broccoli, this pasta dish will have you licking your lips!
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Veggie Pizza Rolls
Transform pizza night into a new creation with these fun-to-make pizza rolls. The same beloved pizza flavors wrapped up in a bready bun. So versatile and easy to make ahead of time – meal prep friendly!
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Vegan Fettuccine Alfredo
Enjoy a rich and creamy alfredo that is surprisingly low in calories. This nourishing bowl of pasta highlights a rich cauliflower and chickpea cream sauce that coats each noodle gorgeously.
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Rainbow Buddha Bowls
This vibrant rainbow buddha bowl is the perfect foundation recipe for endless combinations of satiating and easy dinners. Roasted and fresh vegetables are drizzled in a delicious tahini dressing – easily customizable.
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White Sauce Pasta
A tasty and kid-approved pasta dish that the whole family will love. Boiled pasta bathes in a creamy white sauce loaded with colorful vegetables. The sauce is flavorful but not overpowering – so comforting!
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Vegan Bean Chili
Awaken your senses with this Mexican-inspired vegan chili sin carne. A protein-packed dish that is perfect for a quick dinner fix made and made from budget ingredients. Serve alone, with rice, or over potatoes – so versatile!
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Thai Vegetable Stir-Fry
Make this Thai-inspired nutritious stir-fry recipe faster than you could order takeout. Marinated tofu and stir-fried veggies are generously seasoned in delicious homemade sauce. It goes great with noodles or rice and is easy to reheat!
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Easy Pesto Pasta
A bowl of al dente pasta bathed in a creamy pesto sauce sounds like the perfect weeknight dinner! This simple recipe is ready in less than 30 minutes, and looks like you spent all afternoon curating it. Beautiful asparagus and broccoli florets dot each bowl, and a protein-rich sauce makes it oh-so-satisfying.
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Lentil Veggie Soup
Warm your kitchen with the aromatic smell of earthy spices. This one-pot lentil soup is a delicious blend of red lentils, colorful vegetables, wilted greens, turmeric, and ginger. Made from easy-to-find and affordable ingredients, it's the perfect quick dinner recipe.
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Buffalo Cauliflower Tacos
These double-battered buffalo cauliflower tacos are an insanely delicious take on a classic Mexican favorite. A combination of familiar flavors and a great crunchy texture wrapped up in a soft tortilla, great for easy dinners or parties!
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Quick Hummus Pasta
Hummus is not just a dip for vegetables and crackers! This pasta recipe uses homemade hummus as the critical ingredient in its creamy green sauce. Loaded with garlic, lemon, and nutritional yeast, the pasta is fresh and savory!
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Mushroom Chow Mein
Wow your family and yourself with this easy-to-make mushroom chow mein. The tasty stir-fry sauce goes great with any vegetable, making this recipe easily customizable. Grab whatever you have on hand and toss it in sauce to make a simple dinner everyone will enjoy.
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Sweet Potato Nourish Bowls
Nourish your body and take the stress out of dinner with this sweet potato bowl. Made with an assortment of roasted veggies, fresh greens, herbs, and a generous portion of sun-dried tomato hummus – easily customizable!
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Quinoa Stuffed Peppers
These Mexican-inspired stuffed peppers are a well-rounded dinner that is easy to make! Hollowed-out bell peppers are sealed with a protein-rich filling made from quinoa and black beans and coated in a cumin tomato sauce. After a few minutes in the oven, they are hot and ready to enjoy!
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Mushroom Pea Risotto
A satiating mushroom and pea risotto that is ready in less than 30 minutes. This rice dish is low-fat and bursting with flavors from earthy stewed mushrooms, soft green peas, and pungent leeks!
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Potato Broccoli Casserole
A perfect oven-baked casserole to ease the demands of a weeknight dinner. This effortless potato broccoli casserole is deliciously creamy and comforting. Easy to make ahead and reheat in the oven!
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20 Easy Vegan Dinner Recipes

by Alena Schowalter
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
You’ll love these easy vegan dinner recipes for the whole family! Find comfort classics, healthier meals, and more in this article. The following vegan taco soup is a family favorite and super kid-friendly!
Serves 4

Ingredients

Vegan Taco Soup

  • 1 large onion diced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 teaspoons taco seasoning
  • 1 cup Beyond Meat crumbles
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 10- oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1 15- oz can pinto beans drained
  • 1 15 oz can kidney beans drained
  • 1 15 oz can black beans drained
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • Lemon juice to taste
  • Tortilla chips
  • Vegan shredded cheese to taste

Instructions

  • In a medium-sized pot, sauté onion in olive oil until translucent. Stir frequently to avoid sticking.
  • Add taco seasoning and vegan crumbles. Sauté for 3 more minutes.
  • Add vegetable broth, diced tomatoes, canned beans, and corn. Turn up the heat to bring your soup to a boil.
  • Reduce heat and simmer with a closed lid for 15 minutes.
  • Adjust to taste preferences and divide between serving bowls. Top with lemon juice, tortilla chips, and vegan shredded cheese. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Feel free to use your favorite vegan crumbles for this recipe. TVP also works. Omit entirely if wanted.
  • Add some sliced jalapeños, avocado, cilantro, or vegan sour cream!
  • Find 18 more easy vegan dinner recipes in the article above.
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Nutrition Facts
20 Easy Vegan Dinner Recipes
Amount per Serving
Calories
509
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
10
g
15
%
Saturated Fat
 
2
g
13
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
6
g
Sodium
 
1919
mg
83
%
Carbohydrates
 
76
g
25
%
Fiber
 
21
g
88
%
Sugar
 
12
g
13
%
Protein
 
32
g
64
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated automatically, their accuracy is not guaranteed.
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Hi, I'm Alena Schowalter — a Certified Vegan Nutritionist who has been a vegetarian since childhood and vegan since 2012. Together with my husband, I founded nutriciously in 2015 and have been guiding thousands of people through different transition stages toward a healthy plant-based diet. I enjoy discussions around vegan ethics, walks through nature, and creating new recipes. Read more about us here.

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