This hearty and super simple chili will be your next favorite go-to vegan winter dinner! Using only convenient staple foods, this meatless meal is whipped up in just 30 minutes and very nutrient-dense.
Aren’t stuffed veggies just some of the coziest vegan winter recipes? These easy quinoa stuffed eggplants feature a flavorful veggie sauce brimming with flavor. Cozily spiced with cumin, smoked paprika and a pinch of cinnamon, this is the perfect comfort dinner.
Try this red lentil soup for batch cooking during colder months! It features potatoes, carrots, onion, garlic, turmeric, ginger and a handful of other staple foods and is so easy to make. Great for lazy weeknight dinners and endlessly customizable!
Creamy, undetectably plant-based and slightly spicy: what’s there not to love about a good coconut curry? This easy one-pot recipe calls for coconut milk, potatoes, chickpeas, peas and some veggies which doesn’t just make it super satisfying but also nutritionally balanced.
Slices of potato and broccoli slathered in a simple homemade cheesy cashew sauce — this beginner-friendly casserole recipe is a true family favorite vegan dinner during fall and winter. It’s nutritious comfort food made with affordable whole food ingredients!
Would you like to enjoy a comforting salad during the colder months? This beautiful bowl is filled with cooked quinoa and tossed with kale, carrots and bell peppers cooked in a hot skillet. Drizzle with homemade lemon tahini dressing and enjoy!
This vegan tortilla soup is easy to make with everyday ingredients in about 20 minutes. Great for batch-cooking and to warm up after a long day, this hearty dish tastes best topped with avocado, lime, cilantro and tortilla strips!
Pasta is definitely on the top of our list when it comes to vegan comfort food! This recipe combines al-dente pasta with a smooth savory sauce that is loaded with tender mushrooms, onions and lots of spices. Try this mushroom stroganoff!
Colorful, brimming with flavor and texture and so good for you! In this sweet potato winter Buddha bowl, roasted sweet potato meets cooked quinoa, kale, avocado, chickpeas and lots of lemon tahini dressing. I’d say yes to that any day of the week!
Protein-packed and easy and quick to make, this yellow lentil dal is a great comforting, creamy and flavorful vegan winter recipe! Ready in 30 minutes, it can be made during busy weeknights and even using an Instant Pot.
Tender oven-roasted vegetables in a delicious marinade with lentils, pistachios and raisins make for one crave-worthy vegan winter salad! Strikingly beautiful and so delicious, this dish is surprisingly easy to make and meal prep-friendly.
Whenever you experience cold, rainy days, try this creamy pasta with spinach, nutmeg and cheesy garlic breadcrumbs! It’s super simple and ready to enjoy in under 30 minutes with only a handful of common ingredients.
This one-pot vegan chickpea and pumpkin curry is made with fragrant Indian spices, coconut milk and tomatoes. It’s a cozy vegan winter recipe that takes just 30 minutes which makes it an easy, healthy midweek meal perfect for colder weather.
Meet this no-fail vegan stew and dumplings! Packed with flavor, very affordable and quicker than regular stew, it’s a popular dish with young and old alike and super satisfying. While it does take more effort to make than some of the other vegan winter recipes on this list, this dinner is so worth it!
Serve up a batch of this dreamy vegan pumpkin mac and cheese that is loaded with creamy flavor in every single bite! Pumpkin, lemon, salt, pepper and more all join forces to make an epic mac and cheese the whole family will enjoy.
This flavorful curried cauliflower soup is one of the best soups ever because it is made of good-for-your-health vegetables and ready in 30 minutes or less! Featuring cozy spices from curry to turmeric, onion and ground pepper, it’s great as an everyday winter dish.
Any gatherings or dinner parties coming up? Make this beautiful vegan stuffed squash with gravy. The sweetness of the squash is balanced by the umami of the miso gravy, while edamame and green onion add color and texture to the brown rice stuffing.
Suitable for dinner year-round but especially comforting during fall and winter is this recipe! Vegan penne alla vodka is an easy weeknight meal to prepare and will quickly become a family favorite. It's rich, creamy and so satisfying!
Seasonal veggies like mushrooms, carrots and onions simmered in a sweet and savory red wine sauce is just what you need for a comforting dinner! Pair this homemade Bourguignon with mashed potatoes or polenta for the perfect filling meal.
Hearty and filling, this vegan bolognese is made with lentils, mushrooms and a variety of veggies. Serve over your favorite pasta for a delicious and healthy meal that’s ready in just 35 minutes and the whole family will love!
These little pot pies are perfect for the holidays or cozy weekend dinners! Creamy, veggie-packed and super nutritious, this recipe is just what you need when it’s grey and wet outside during the winter months.
Cooking for meat lovers? Try these chewy and hearty vegan Swedish meatballs made from seitan and served in a creamy mustard sauce. This is one of the most comforting vegan winter recipes, especially when served with some homemade mashed potatoes.
This creamy gnocchi soup is warming, cozy and hearty. Loaded with pillowy potato dumplings, savory vegan sausage, softened kale and a luxurious cashew broth, this dish offers everything you’re craving on a cold winter night.
If you’re looking for a comforting low-carb vegan winter recipe, try this Tuscan spaghetti squash with sundried tomatoes, artichoke hearts and spinach. Make it during meal prep or serve it as a side with some crusty bread for a hearty meal!
Vegan chili mac n cheese is the ultimate comfort food! This recipe calls for only one pot and 25 minutes of your time until you can serve macaroni, kidney beans, corn, vegan cheese and lots of Tex-Mex spices.
High in protein, packed with flavor and perfect for the whole family, this chana masala recipe is super easy to make and really budget-friendly! It’s a wonderfully creamy crowd-pleasing dish that’s ideal for mixed diet families.
How would you like a creamy and savory sweet potato soup with chickpeas and tahini that offers a hint of sweetness? This vegan winter recipe is loaded with cozy spices, accidentally gluten-free and really healthy.
This potato goulash recipe is an incredibly hearty and flavorful dinner that’s ready in less than 30 minutes. The unique blend of spices makes for a satisfying and budget-friendly meal for the whole family!
Packed with kale, black beans and topped with a homemade green goddess dressing, this loaded sweet potato is a great satisfying and easy-to-make weeknight meal. Enjoy it warm straight out of the oven and top with your favorite fixings!
If all you want to do is snuggle up under a blanket in the evening, be sure to take a bowl of soothing butternut squash and white bean soup with you! It’s richly smooth, colorful and offers lots of silky flavors to make it a wonderful comfort meal.
This vegan cream of mushroom soup uses lots of seasonal ingredients during fall and winter and just totally hits the spot when you’re craving something quick and warm! So easy to make with just a handful of simple kitchen staples.
More Delicious Vegan Recipes
If you enjoyed these vegan winter recipes, why not try some of the following plant-based goodness next?
Try these cozy vegan winter recipes for the whole family when you’re craving some healthy comfort food! Great for batch cooking and so warming on a cold night. Our winter veggie sheet pan dinner below is super customizable, nutritious and feeds a whole family.
Winter Veggie Sheet Pan Dinner
1 pound potatoes, cubed (450 g)
1 head cauliflower, chopped into florets
½ pound Brussels sprouts (225 g)
2 onions, quartered
4 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
1 15-ounces (420 g) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
Alena 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.