17 Tasty Vegan One-Pot Meals

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Fuss-free one-pot meals allow you to make delicious dishes like curries, pasta, stir-fries, and soups with a hands-off cooking technique!

Are you looking for a straightforward dinner recipe? This collection of nutritious and exciting vegan one-pot meals will simplify your cooking routine. 

A variety of crowd-pleasing and family-approved recipes that require just one pot to make!

Enjoy one of these easy-to-make one-pot recipes and try our vegan casseroles, freezer meals, and 15-minute meals next.

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Tasty Vegan One-Pot Recipes

Vegan Thai Potato Curry
Enjoy the bright aromas of Thai cooking with this Southeast Asian-inspired potato curry. Layers of flavor create a comforting pot of perfectly spiced stew served with rice and coconut cream.
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Vegan One-Pot Pasta
The best lazy night recipe. This instant pot pasta creatively cooks the liquid, starch, and veggies in one pot and magically transforms them into a nicely sauced and satisfying pasta dinner!
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Chili Sin Carne
Enjoy the earthy depth of this Mexican-inspired chili sin carne. It's a one-pot protein-packed favorite – made with traditional spices and fresh herbs!
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Vegan Lentil Soup
A one-pot soup that is both delicious and therapeutic, this recipe focuses on ayurvedic spices, including ginger and turmeric. The medley creates a soothing broth that complements the nutty lentils and soft-cooked vegetables!
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Vegan Fettuccine Alfredo
This alfredo is a fan favorite with the undeniably delicious combination of rich cashew cream and roasted garlic! Significantly lighter and lower in calories than traditional sauce, it's undetectably healthy and ultra creamy – so yummy!
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Sweet Potato Lentil Curry
Skip the takeout and simplify your dinner with this one-pot potato lentil curry. Inspired by peanut satay, the rich sauce cradles tender potatoes and soft lentils. Serves great alongside hot rice!
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Super Easy Lemon Orzo
Pasta that's ready in 10 minutes, this lemon orzo is a pleasant dinner with delicate flavors. This orzo is cooked with flavorful quality ingredients that resonate in every spoonful.
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Vegan Lemon Orzo
Best Tempeh Chili
Enjoy this filling chili with 20 grams of protein in every bowl. Tempeh adds a great meaty texture and bumps up the quality of vegan protein. Slow-cooked in one pot with spices, vegetables, and broth, it's a great dish served with avocado and tortilla chips!
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Chickpea, Cashew & Broccoli Skillet
Made in only one skillet, this dish comes together quickly. Pungent garlic sauce coats chickpeas, cashews, and broccoli in a well-balanced and yummy meal.
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Vegan Stew and Dumplings
Simmer and steam your way into a comforting one-pot dinner combining a rich, savory stew and hot dumplings. This simple recipe becomes gorgeously viscous from the starchy plump dumplings, creating an earthy depth that's undeniably satisfying!
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Vegan Tortilla Soup
This tortilla soup is a family favorite; it's packed with rainbow-colored vegetables, buttery black beans, and shredded jackfruit. The slightly acidic and well-spiced broth ties the ingredients together and envelopes them with flavor.
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Easy Vegan One-Pot Taco Pasta
Invite creativity into your kitchen with this one-pot fusion dish. Familiar taco flavors cling to freshly cooked pasta in a shockingly incredible Mexican and Italian pairing that is kid-friendly!
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One-Pot Lentil Mushroom Pasta
This lentil mushroom pasta is full of umami flavor. It's a quick dinner with pantry staples, including sauteed mushrooms, soft, chewy lentils, and pasta. The combination is a winning creation!
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Moroccan White Bean Stew
A North African-inspired white bean stew simmered in an aromatic tomato broth. This fragrant soup is finished with a delicious drizzle of olive oil and a spritz of fresh lemon. It goes great served with crusty bread!
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One-Pot Curried Quinoa & Chickpeas
Looking for a dinner that's ready in less than 10 minutes? This nutritious, curried quinoa and chickpea bowl has fun flavors and textures, including fresh pomegranates and turmeric-coated beans. It's a delicious fusion meal!
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Asparagus Chard Ramen
Slurp your way into a warm and cozy bowl of Asian noodles. This asparagus chard ramen bowl is a one-pot meal that creatively combines vegetables in a savory broth with chewy noodles. Incredibly versatile and great for cleaning out the fridge!
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One-Pot Asparagus and Spinach Gnocchi
Bright green spring asparagus brightened up this easy-to-make one-pot gnocchi. A light yet creamy spinach sauce goes well with delicate asparagus and sweet green peas. Garnish with fresh cilantro for a touch of fresh herb!
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17 Tasty Vegan One-Pot Meals

by Alena Schowalter
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Try these easy vegan one-pot meals for your next weeknight family dinner! Find pasta, curries, soup, and other dishes with hands-off cooking instructions.
Serves 2


One-Pot Ratatouille

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 small eggplant diced
  • 1 large zucchini diced
  • 2 bell peppers chopped
  • 2 large tomatoes chopped
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • ½ tsp dried thyme
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh basil for topping


  • Place a large pot over medium heat and add the olive oil and onion. Sauté until translucent, about 3-5 minutes.
  • Stir in minced garlic, diced eggplant, zucchini, and bell peppers. Continue to sauté for about 5 minutes, until the vegetables start to soften.
  • Add tomatoes and spices and stir in the tomato paste.
  • Reduce heat to low and let simmer for 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally. Once the vegetables are tender, turn off the heat.
  • Adjust with seasonings to taste preferences, then serve warm with crusty bread. Top with fresh basil if wanted. Enjoy!


  • Add a pinch of red pepper flakes for a little heat.
  • This ratatouille can also be served over rice or quinoa.
  • Find 17 more vegan one-pot meals in the article above.
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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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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