20+ Quick Vegan 15-Minute Meals

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No time for cooking? Choose from this list of tasty vegan 15-minute meals and skip takeout!

No need to pop that frozen pizza into the oven when you don’t have much time or energy to make dinner.

This selection of lazy vegan meals comes together in a heartbeat — perfect for busy weeknights and families.

Check out our 30-minute meals and vegan pantry meals for more ideas!

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Quick Vegan 15-Minute Meals

Easy Bean Burritos
Delicious and easy-to-make vegan bean burritos that the whole family will love! Filled with crunchy fresh vegetables and soft buttery black beans, these wraps are bursting with Mexican flavors and exciting textures.
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Silken Tofu Scramble
A comforting and savory breakfast idea, this flavorful silken tofu has a similar consistency to scrambled eggs! Spiced with colorful turmeric, the scramble has a beautiful yellow hew. Serve with a slice of toast and veggies as a tasty 15-minute meal!
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15-Minute Vegan Ramen
This bowl of hot noodles is so satisfying, it has layers of complex flavors, spices, and textures. The broth is flavored with earthy miso and just a touch of chili oil. The delicious flavors encourage you to slurp your noodles with a smile!
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easy 15 minute vegan ramen
Easy Pita Pizzas
Whip together a pizza party in less than 10 minutes! Try this inventive recipe made with pita bread as the base for tasty and super easy pizzas. Made with a variety of vegan toppings, including classic margarita, hummus, and red bell pepper – options are endless!
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Healthy Vegan Pita Pizzas
15-Minute Vegan Chili Garlic Noodles
Thinly sliced scallions, bell peppers, and edamame hit the hot wok in this easy-to-make noodle dish. Thick and chewy udon noodles are coated with spicy garlic oil and a dash of soy sauce, making an ultra-satisfying dinner. Kick it up a notch by adding toasted peanuts for a great crunch!
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Vegan Shawarma
Rice is a wonderful staple food, but rice mixed with earthy lentils and aromatic spices becomes a beloved dinner recipe. This vegan shawarma will warm your soul and fill your belly! It's savory, filling, and packed with vegan protein – goes great with vegetables!
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vegan shawarma rice
Spicy Bean Burgers
Burgers are always a good idea! This recipe creates the perfect spicy black bean burger by combining readily available ingredients, including oats and canned beans. The patties take only a few minutes to prep and cook! Assemble the juicy burger on a pillowy bun and top it with your favorite burger condiments – so easy.
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Zoodles with Broccoli & Lemon
A perfect raw meal that requires no cooking! Spiralized zucchini mimics noodles and goes great with a rich, creamy dressing. Hemp seeds act as the secret ingredient making the dish nutty, creamy, and packed with protein!
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Cucumber Hummus Sandwich
This loaded hummus sandwich is both delicious and simple to make. Two slices of your favorite bread are smothered in garlic hummus and overflow with an assortment of fresh and pickled vegetables. Perfect for lunch or dinner!
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Cucumber Hummus Sandwich
15-Minute Vegan Mac and Cheese
Comfort food doesn't need to take all day to make. This “cheesy” sauce blends in minutes. By the time the noodles are finished cooking, a mouth-watering bowl of vegan mac and cheese is ready to enjoy!
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15 minute easy vegan Mac and cheese
Spicy Indian Tomato Soup
Ditch the can of Campbell's tomato soup and instead make a scrumptious bisque in minutes. Fragrant spices mingle in the sweet tomato broth and fill your kitchen with a beautiful smell. This gorgeous soup is finished with fresh cilantro and goes great with bread!
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Quick Thai Noodle Salad
This Thai noodle salad is full of colorful vegetables and a tangy peanut sauce. The crisp vegetables and soft rice noodles make every bite exciting and fresh. It’s quick to make and delicious to eat cold – meal-prep friendly!
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Easy Hummus Veggie Wrap
Looking for a meal that is effortless to make? These hummus veggie wraps are ideal for busy days and can be enjoyed as a fresh lunch or simple dinner. Garden vegetables and rich hummus are rolled up tight into a whole wheat wrap. Spice it up with a dash of hot sauce!
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20 Hummus Veggie Wrap
Quick & Easy Nacho Bowl
Skip the oven and make this deconstructed nacho bowl instead. A personal bowl of refried beans piled high with Mexican-inspired ingredients, including shredded cabbage, pico de gallo, corn salsa, and crunchy tortilla chips.
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Protein-Packed Vegan Quesadillas
A tasty twist on traditional quesadillas. This Italian-inspired dish uses classic tortillas and is stuffed with earthy vegan pesto, white beans, spinach, and bell pepper. The quesadilla is generously sprinkled with cheese and toasted until the wrap is golden brown – so delicious!
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15min Quesadilla
Vegan Broccoli Pesto Pasta
Bright green, blanched broccoli is the base for this wonderful pesto dish. The thick-cut pasta is tossed in a robust and fragrant sauce that fills the room with smells of olive oil, lemon and garlic. Add toasted pine nuts for a great texture!
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15 Minute Nasi Goreng
An Indonesian favorite, this fried rice is a yummy recipe to add to your rotation. Made in a hot wok or pan, the seasoned rice is loaded with sauteed vegetables, crispy tempeh, Indonesian chili paste, and sweet soy sauce. Top it with a vegan egg if wanted!
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Nasi goreng
Vegan Chickpea Salad
This chickpea salad is both savory and sweet. It's loaded with protein-rich chickpeas and dotted with halved grapes and crunchy celery. This salad is a tasty pair of toasted bread or even simple mixed greens!
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vegan chickpea salad
Vermicelli Stir Fry
An easy dish that boasts complex flavors. The thick brown stir-fry sauce is perfectly balanced with sweet, spicy, sour, and savory flavors! Crunchy water chestnuts add an unexpected texture and go enjoyably well with delicate noodles.
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vermicelli stir fry not sticky
Raw Vegan Sushi Rolls
A grain-free sushi roll that is brimming with fresh vegetables. Crisp textures are paired nicely with soft avocado and nutty hemp seeds. The veggie rolls are wrapped tightly into sheets of nori and served with an irresistible dipping sauce!
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raw vegan sushi rolls
Jamaican Jerk Tofu Skewers
Skewers are a fun and simple way to cook vegetables and tofu on the BBQ. These jerk tofu skewers are seasoned with aromatic spices like cinnamon and chili, making them anything but your average kabobs!
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Chickpea Avocado Salad
Chickpeas steal the show in this straightforward and delectable chickpea salad. Made with no oil, this healthy dish goes great alone or paired with toast or on a salad.
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Chickpea Avocado Salad
10-Minute Mediterranean Tostadas
A healthy dish that's great for lunch or dinner. These tostadas are perfectly balanced with a creamy layer of hummus and fresh juicy Mediterranean-style vegetables. Green onion and tart lemon bring this recipe a nice balance.
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10 minute mediterranean tostadas
Mushroom Fried Rice
Sauteed mushrooms give this fried rice a deep umami flavor. Brightened with spring onion and crunchy toasted cashews, this dish will bring comfort and joy in each bite!
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Mushroom Fried Rice

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20+ Quick Vegan 15-Minute Meals

by Alena Schowalter
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
No time for cooking? Choose from this list of tasty vegan 15-minute meals and skip takeout! You’ll love the following 10-minute vegan tacos: they are hearty, flavorful, and beginner-friendly.
Serves 4

Ingredients

Quick Vegan Tacos

  • 12 crispy taco shells
  • 2 15- oz cans chickpeas drained
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • Guacamole
  • Fresh salsa

Instructions

  • Prepare the taco shells according to package instructions.
  • Add the chickpeas, olive oil, and spices to a non-stick pan. Cook over medium-high heat until warmed through.
  • Fill your taco shells with guacamole, fresh salsa, and top with pan-fried chickpeas. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Swap the chickpeas for your favorite beans or brown lentils. Cubed tofu also works!
  • Drizzle with additional sour cream if wanted.
  • Find 20+ more vegan 15-minute meals in the article above!
Course: Beginner Recipes
Cuisine: American
Nutrition Facts
20+ Quick Vegan 15-Minute Meals
Amount per Serving
Calories
296
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
12
g
18
%
Saturated Fat
 
3
g
19
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
7
g
Sodium
 
279
mg
12
%
Carbohydrates
 
36
g
12
%
Fiber
 
8
g
33
%
Sugar
 
4
g
4
%
Protein
 
13
g
26
%
* 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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