25+ Vegan Recipes from Pantry & Freezer Ingredients

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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.

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.

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25+ Vegan Recipes from Pantry & Freezer Ingredients

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

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


  1. Whisk all ingredients for the dressing together in a large bowl. Adjust to taste preferences.
  2. Add the drained and rinsed beans, onion and greens to the dressing. 
  3. 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!

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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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