Can’t go to the grocery store but still want to make plant-based goodness at home?
No need to order in, our hand-selected list of easy, delicious and flavorful vegan recipes are made from simple pantry and freezer ingredients and really easy to customize to your needs!
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Your next week of eating is planned out with these quick and delicious vegan bowls, meal prepping steps & full grocery list.
From lazy one-pot soups to several pasta dishes, protein-packed meals, and nutritious desserts, the following recipes offer something for everyone.
Find ideas for other common vegan staple foods like quinoa, jackfruit, hummus, pesto, or aquafaba on our website!
Just click the buttons below to access the full recipes, and don’t miss out on our printable bean salad at the end of this article.
Easy Vegan Recipes from Pantry & Freezer Ingredients
White Sauce Pasta
This 30-minute pasta dish can be made with any veggies on hand (even a frozen veggie medley) and features a delicious white sauce made from soy milk, cornstarch and a few spices.
Try this cheap and crowd-pleasing dinner idea!
Cozy Lentil Soup
Lentils are such a great and nutritious pantry staple! Use it to make this cozily spiced soup alongside potatoes, carrot, onion and a handful of kale or spinach.
This recipe is budget-friendly and great for batch-cooking!
Fluffy Chocolate Mousse
This delicious chocolate mousse isn’t just fully vegan, it’s also high in protein and made from easy staple foods!
Ready in only 15 minutes, you need silken tofu, aquafaba and dark chocolate to make it.
Spicy Roasted Chickpeas
Canned beans are some of the best foods to have at home! They are shelf-stable, great if you’re in a hurry and packed with nutrients.
Coat them in your favorite spices and roast them until crispy for a tasty homemade snack!
Mushroom Pea Risotto
If your pantry has some rice to offer, make this creamy vegan risotto with mushrooms and frozen peas!
It’s a satisfying one-pot dish that can be eaten year-round and requires little preparation.
Easy Vegetable Stir-Fry
Another great rice-based meal is this vegetable stir-fry. With a flavorful sauce and toppings like fresh nuts, seeds or herbs, you can create so many different versions of this dish!
Use any fresh or frozen veggies on hand to make this in around 20 minutes.
Quick Bean Burritos
Do you have some leftover cooked rice? Great, then these vegan bean burritos are quickly assembled in only 15 minutes.
They are healthy, satisfying and filling, bursting with Mexican flavors and require simple staples like beans, salsa and corn.
Healthy Vegan Blueberry Muffins
These whole food plant-based blueberry muffins are based on rolled oats, dry dates, applesauce, soy milk and other baking staples.
Make them with fresh or frozen berries of your choice!
Edible Cookie Dough
Transform your can of chickpeas into delicious edible cookie dough with our easy recipe!
Creamy, filling and cookie-licious, it’s probably the most delicious way of getting your protein as a vegan.
Vegan Mac and Cheese
Use any pasta from your pantry to make this healthy vegan mac and cheese! The sauce is based on potatoes, carrots, cashews and a few spices — plus, it’s easy to make within minutes.
Serve with your favorite veggies on the side!
Delicious Falafel Tacos
Do you have taco shells at home? Fill them with homemade falafel made from chickpeas, onion, garlic and a few other ingredients.
Add crunchy veggies and creamy vegan sour cream and enjoy!
Coconut Almond Bliss Balls
Another classic recipe made from pantry staples is bliss balls. They call for a mix of nuts or nut butter, dried fruit and spices and can easily be customized to your liking!
Try this coconut and almond bliss ball recipe.
Peanut Butter Stuffed Dates
Make this easy 4-ingredient treat from pantry staples with your kids as a healthy and delicious snack!
Peanut butter stuffed dates taste almost like snickers and are undetectably good for you.
Hearty Chickpea Meatloaf
Transform canned chickpeas, breadcrumbs, veggies and a couple of spices into this scrumptious meat-free main dish!
It’s hearty, protein-packed and so crowd-pleasing.
Bean Pesto Pasta
Make this high-protein pasta dish with homemade pesto sauce based on canned beans! You can also swap it for store-bought pesto from your pantry and serve it with any veggies your fridge has to offer.
Frozen vegetables can also be used for this meal!
Rainbow Buddha Bowl
Vegan bowls are perfect for using up any leftover veggies in the fridge and serving them with filling pantry staples!
This rainbow bowl is made with quinoa, sweet potato, spinach, cabbage, chickpeas and creamy tahini dressing.
5-Minute Vegan Parfait
as a quick breakfast or treat throughout the day and fun to make with kids.
Find our easy homemade granola recipe here if you want to make your own!
Healthy Pumpkin Brownies
You’ll love these beautiful vegan pumpkin brownies with their moist and fudgy texture! This recipe calls for canned pumpkin, almond flour, dark chocolate, dried dates, nut butter and maple syrup.
Do you have these ingredients in your pantry? Make vegan brownies!
Mini Fruit Tarts
No need to turn on the oven for these cute mini tarts! With a simple no-bake almond-oat crust and creamy custard filling, it’s an accessible vegan dessert idea.
Top with seasonal fruit of your choice and enjoy!
Sweet Potato Fries
Make some spiced sweet potato fries as kid-friendly finger food and serve it alongside delicious dips like ketchup or vegan mayo!
This side goes well with many dishes from salad to sandwiches, wraps or tacos.
One-Pot Pasta Marinara
Whether you want to cook it on the stovetop or use an Instant Pot, this vegan pasta recipe with veggies and marinara sauce is an easy crowd-pleaser!
It’s a great last-minute dinner idea that works well for mixed-diet families.
Vegan Bean Chili
This hearty and super simple chili will be your next favorite go-to! Using only convenient staple foods, this meatless meal is whipped up in just 10 minutes and very nutrient-dense.
Vegan chili is great for batch cooking or meal prep and is loved by the whole family!
Healthy Oat Bars
Our healthy vegan oat bars are a cheap, convenient and wholesome treat for the whole family!
This recipe is made with common staples like rolled oats, dried fruit and ripe bananas and can be customized to whatever you currently have at home.
Vegan Cinnamon Rolls
Can you imagine a better smell filling your kitchen than some warm, fluffy and nutty vegan cinnamon rolls?
This crowd-pleasing treat requires flour, yeast, maple syrup, nuts and a few spices to make.
Whole Wheat Gnocchi
If you have some extra time on your hands, try these easy homemade gnocchi made from potatoes, flour and salt!
Serve with your favorite vegan sauce and enjoy.
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25+ Vegan Recipes from Pantry & Freezer Ingredients
Prepare these easy vegan recipes from pantry or freezer ingredients when you’re out of most fresh items! Find low-cost and delicious meals and treats for the whole family. The following easy bean salad is ready in only 5 minutes and a true classic!
3 Bean Salad
- 1 15-oz can kidney beans (400 g), drained
- 1 15-oz can chickpeas (400 g), drained
- 1 15-oz can cannellini beans (400 g), drained
- ½ onion, finely chopped
- 1 cup fresh herbs or leafy greens, finely chopped (25 g)
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- ⅓ cup vinegar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Black pepper to taste
- Whisk all ingredients for the dressing together in a large bowl. Adjust to taste preferences.
- Add the drained and rinsed beans, onion and greens to the dressing.
- Mix well to combine, then cover with a lid and chill for a few hours before serving to let the beans soak up the flavors!
- Feel free to add dry herbs to this salad.
- Other add-ins include chopped cucumber, bell pepper, tomato or corn kernels.
- Find 20+ more easy vegan pantry recipes in the article above!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: ⅙ recipe
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 271Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 335mgCarbohydrates: 47gFiber: 12gSugar: 14gProtein: 16g
Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated automatically, their accuracy is not guaranteed. Just focus on whole plant-based foods and eat until satiety!
Prepare these easy vegan recipes from pantry or freezer ingredients when you’re out of most fresh items! Find delicious, low-cost meals and treats for the whole family.