41 Cozy Vegan Winter Recipes for Dinner

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Try these cozy vegan winter recipes for the whole family when you’re craving homemade comfort food! Great for batch cooking and so warming on a cold night.

What’s better than a cozy and hearty meal on a cold and dark evening? Warm up with our selection of vegan winter recipes with lots of soups, casseroles, pasta, and more.

Most of the dishes on our list are great for meal prep and reheating, easily adjustable to your dietary and taste preferences — and brimming with seasonal produce.

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Cozy Vegan Winter Recipes

Hearty Vegan Bean Chili
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.
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Cozy Quinoa Stuffed Eggplant
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.
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Winter Rainbow Buddha Bowl
Enjoy this colorful rainbow Buddha bowl on a cozy fall or winter night!
Endlessly customizable and loaded with texture and flavor, this easy and healthy vegan dinner can be enjoyed by the whole family.
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Warm Lentil & Kale Winter Salad
Make this colorful warm lentil and kale winter salad to enjoy everything this season has to offer in one bowl!
This healthy recipe is easy to follow, nutrient-packed and really flavorful. Great for weeknights or as part of your holiday spread!
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Red Lentil Carrot Soup
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!
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Easy Vegan Chickpea Meatloaf
Flavor-packed and really hearty, this chickpea meatloaf is such a delicious dinner addition to each fall and winter meal. Serve it with potatoes, gravy, and Brussels sprouts for the best combo!
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Satay Sweet Potato Lentil Curry
Ready in under 30 minutes and great for cooking in bulk, this creamy lentil curry with sweet potatoes and spinach deserves a spot in your weekly dinner rotation! It’s so flavorful, thanks to the curry paste, soy sauce, peanut butter, and coconut milk.
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Vegan Lentil Shepherd’s Pie
What could be a more comforting dish than Shepherd’s Pie? This vegan version is made with fluffy mashed potatoes and cauliflower on top of a hearty lentil filling. It’s like a huge hug in a casserole dish!
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Creamy Coconut Curry Soup
Soups are great for winter — and especially soups that are bursting with healthy veggies, textures, and flavors. This creamy curry soup requires only 10 minutes or prep time and one huge pot to make!
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Butternut Squash & Brown Rice Casserole
Do you love bump-and-bake recipes? This butternut squash and brown rice casserole is the perfect cozy and lazy weeknight dinner you need to try. It’s loaded with winter veggies, fluffy rice, and hearty beans!
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Easy Vegan Baked Ziti
Baked ziti is almost like a lazy person’s lasagne, but it’s oh-so-comforting! Pasta meets seitan sausage and easy homemade mozzarella sauce in this classic dinner recipe. So delicious that nobody would guess it’s vegan!
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Stuffed Shells with Mushrooms and Spinach
Speaking of lazier versions of classic dishes, these stuffed shells are similar to ravioli but easy to make at home from scratch! We picked a recipe with spinach, mushrooms, and cashew cream cheese for a winter-approved version.
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Vegan Stuffed Shells
Vegan Sausage Casserole
Only 20 minutes are needed for this rich vegan sausage casserole with beans and baby carrots in a thick tomato gravy. Perfect for coming home after a chilly winter walk outside and undetectably vegan.
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Easy Vegan Potato Curry
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.
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Creamy Potato Broccoli Casserole
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!
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Warm Kale Quinoa Salad
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!
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Easy Vegan Tortilla Soup
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!
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Vegan Mushroom Stroganoff
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!
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Sweet Potato Winter Buddha Bowl
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!
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Creamy Vegan Lentil Dal
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.
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Roasted Vegetable Lentil Salad
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.
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Spinach Pasta with Garlic Breadcrumbs
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.
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Pumpkin Chickpea Coconut Curry
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.
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Vegan Stew And Dumplings
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!
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Pumpkin Mac and Cheese
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.
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30-Minute Curried Cauliflower Soup
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.
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Vegan Stuffed Winter Squash
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.
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Vegan Penne Alla Vodka
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!
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Easy Mushroom Bourguignon
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.
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Hearty Vegan Pasta Bolognese
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!
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Warming Veggie Pot Pies
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.
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Vegan Swedish Meatballs
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.
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Gnocchi Kale Soup with Vegan Sausage
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.
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Creamy Tuscan Spaghetti Squash
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!
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Vegan Chili Mac n Cheese
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.
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Easy Chana Masala
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.
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Creamy Sweet Potato Soup
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.
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Vegan Potato Goulash
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!
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Vegan Loaded Sweet Potato
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!
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Butternut Squash White Bean Soup
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.
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Vegan Cream of Mushroom Soup
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.
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41 Cozy Vegan Winter Recipes for Dinner

by Alena Schowalter
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Try these cozy vegan winter recipes for the whole family when you’re craving some homemade 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.
Serves 3

Ingredients

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
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • Garlic tahini sauce to serve

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375° C (190° C) and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Wash, rinse and chop all ingredients accordingly and put them on your baking sheets.
  • In a small bowl, combine salt, pepper, smoked paprika, cumin and cinnamon. Stir to combine, then add balsamic vinegar, maple syrup and a splash of water.
  • Create a homogenous marinade, then pour it over your veggies.
  • Toss to combine and arrange the seasoned winter veggies and chickpeas in a single layer.
  • Place your baking sheets into the oven and bake for 30 minutes, until golden brown. Check after 20 minutes to see whether you need to toss the veggies.
  • Enjoy warm with some garlic tahini sauce or your favorite vegan dip!

Notes

  • The potatoes can be replaced with sweet potatoes or winter squash.
  • Feel free to use more or fewer spices according to your preference.
  • You can add some olive oil to your marinade if wanted!
  • Chickpeas can be replaced with cubed tofu or tempeh.
  • Nutritional information has automatically been calculated without the garlic sauce.
  • Find 30+ more vegan winter recipes in the article above!
Course: Winter
Cuisine: American
Nutrition Facts
41 Cozy Vegan Winter Recipes for Dinner
Amount per Serving
Calories
382
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
4
g
6
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
2
g
Sodium
 
399
mg
17
%
Carbohydrates
 
76
g
25
%
Fiber
 
17
g
71
%
Sugar
 
15
g
17
%
Protein
 
17
g
34
%
* 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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