30 Best Veganuary Recipes

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Try these 30 easy Veganuary recipes for dinner during the whole month! Budget-friendly, crowd-pleasing, filling, and packed with flavor, you don’t have to miss out on anything.

Whether you are veg-curious, want to support a friend or family member who is trying to go vegan, or choose to take the plunge and say goodbye to animal products, we have some really flavor-packed recipes in store for you.

Our list of beginner-friendly vegan recipes features flavorful goodness perfect for lazy weeknights or families!

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We are beyond stoked to see the vegan movement growing each and every year, and a large part of this success is thanks to the campaign called Veganuary.

It started in 2014 and has supported more than one million people in 192 countries to try vegan for January – and beyond. Find out why to go vegan and what vegans eat on our website! Enjoy the recipes.

Tasty Veganuary Recipes

Blueberry Oatmeal Pancakes
A tasty breakfast is calling your name! These vegan blueberry oatmeal pancakes are hearty, sweet, and slightly nutty. Then lemon swoops in to add a hint of freshness.
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Easy Vegan Bean Chili
For many years now, one of our favorite staple meals has been vegan chili sin carne. It’s super easy to make, great for batch cooking and really budget-friendly.
This hearty chili is perfect for vegan beginners or to serve to non-vegans because it packs so much flavor, protein and texture in every single bite!
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Avocado Grilled Cheese Sandwich
This is the ultimate vegan sandwich! Stuffed with grilled veggies, creamy avocado, crunchy greens and smoked tofu, it offers all of the texture and flavor you could ever ask for.
Complete with an easy homemade meltable vegan cheese sauce, it’s super comforting and can be spiced up to your liking.
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Creamy Coconut Curry Soup
This fragrant one-pot coconut curry soup is bursting with flavors and textures and is everything you wish for in a dinner recipe! Try this veggie-loaded dish soon.
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Vegan Mediterranean Pasta Salad
Bursting with color, flavor and nutrition, this delicious 30-minute vegan pasta salad Mediterranean-style is probably our favorite portable lunch!
Easily customizable, it tastes best with a creamy yogurt garlic dressing and keeps well in the fridge for days. You can use gluten-free pasta if needed, too.
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Zesty Chickpea Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Sweet potatoes are great all-rounders and if you haven’t implemented them in your weekly meal routine, you definitely should! They can be enjoyed savory or sweet, are super healthy and become so soft and creamy when roasted.
This recipe for stuffed sweet potatoes comes with flavorfully roasted chickpeas and a delicious avocado tahini sauce! This combo is a must-try.
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Vegan “Chicken” Salad Sandwiches
Move over, chicken salad — it’s time for some delicious chickpea salad made from easy and healthy staple foods! Tossed in a creamy dressing, it’s a great wrap or sandwich filler which keeps well in the fridge for 5-6 days.
Perfect for meal prep and as a really filling, flavorful lunch during Veganuary and beyond!
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Vegan Bean Burritos
Everything that you can wrap up and take with you is the perfect portable lunch in our books! These homemade vegan bean burritos are no different.
Using leftover cooked rice, canned beans and a few chopped veggies, they come together in no time and are super satiating and healthy! They really tick all boxes.
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Carrot Dogs With Slaw
Sure, grilled carrots (no matter how well-seasoned) do not taste like meaty sausages. But they are the easiest vegan food swap for hot dogs and bump up your nutritional profile for the day like nothing else!
Slathered in crazy-good slaw and marinated in soy sauce, maple syrup, liquid smoke and mustard, they are incredibly delicious.
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Healthy Vegan Pizza Rolls
No more unhealthy and fatty takeout pizza for lunch! These pizza rolls are crowd-pleasing-delicious and take under an hour to make from scratch.
Really wholesome and undetectably loaded with pureed veggies in a flavorful tomato sauce, they can be enjoyed with some vegan ricotta or high-protein bean sauce as a dip.
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Easy Chickpea Grain Bowls
If you’re looking for the easiest Veganuary recipes around, vegan bowls are where it’s at! Endlessly customizable, they are thrown together in a heartbeat and never get boring.
These warm and satisfying chickpea grain bowls are big on flavor with only a few ingredients. Only 10 minutes of prep, they are rich in plant-based protein, healthy fats and crunchy greens!
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Artichoke Heart Sandwiches
If you already own an Air Fryer, then you know how easy it is to make veggies taste fantastic! This awesome Veganuary recipe is just more proof of that.
Breaded in seasoned panko and air-fried until crispy, these air fried artichoke hearts make a delicious sandwich with tangy vegan coleslaw and spicy mayo.
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Baked Southwest Tofu Wrap
This is how you prepare tofu the right way! Sure, it’s one of the prejudices that vegans eat a lot of tofu and you might not have liked it until now but its nutritional profile and diversity are just fantastic.
These zesty tofu wraps are filled with Southwestern-seasoned crispy baked tofu nuggets, lettuce, tomatoes, green onions and vegan sour cream — how could they disappoint?
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Meal Prep Sushi Bowls
If you feel like sushi but don’t want to bother with all of the rolling, just create delicious and colorful vegan sushi bowls!
This easy recipe features baked and seasoned tofu, brown rice, edamame and some fresh veggies. Ready in under 30 minutes and super healthy!
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Potato Chickpea Sheet Dinner
Preparing a plant-based main meal won’t get much easier than just throwing a bunch of veggies onto a sheet pan and then baking them until your kitchen smells fantastic!
With only 5 minutes of chopping and coating your produce in delicious herbs and spices, this simple recipe is easily customizable to your needs and the perfect lazy weeknight dinner.
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Vegan White Sauce Veggie Pasta
You can’t go wrong with pasta, right? We love this simple veggie-rich vegan recipe because it allows you to use any vegetables or pasta of your choice and coats everything in a delicious, easy and low-fat vegan white sauce.
Great for meal prep, ready in 30 minutes, inexpensive and kids love it!
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Ultimate Stuffed Vegan Burgers
One of life’s simplest pleasures is enjoying some hearty and epic comfort food — especially when it’s not just incredibly delicious but also nourishing and surprisingly good for you. That’s where our vegan beet and kidney bean burgers come into play!
Flavor-packed, beautifully colored and layered with all the textures and flavors, these are the vegan burgers you need to try.
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Creamy & Healthy Vegan Lasagna
Craving an Italian pasta dish fresh out of the oven? Our vegan lasagna is a wonderful comfort meal that’s irresistibly creamy, secretly healthy and easily customizable.
Featuring a whole bunch of chopped veggies and a high protein cheese sauce, this is the most nutrient-dense yet delicious lasagna you’ve ever tried.
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Creamy Vegan Mac and Cheese
Any day is a good day for pasta – especially if that means comforting and secretly healthy plant-based mac and cheese.
Low in fat and made with carrots, cashews and some nutritional yeast, it’s certainly different from the boxed version, but not a teeny bit less delicious. This Veganuary recipe is a classic vegan twist on a traditional family dinner that you need to try!
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Hearty Vegan Stew
Ready for some flavorful, warm and satiating comfort food? Loaded with veggies and healthy vegan meat substitutes, it’s perfect for cold weather.
You can make it on the stove in less than 30 minutes or even in a slow cooker! Great for batch cooking and feeding larger families.
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Quick Thai Veggie Stir Fry
There are days when you need a comforting and nutritious dinner on the table in less than 30 minutes. That’s what Thai vegetable stir-fries are for!
Colorful and crispy veggies meet deep flavor from the easy stir fry sauce, rounded up with some protein-rich tofu and freshly cooked rice. This is a must-try!
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Skinny Vegan Fettuccine Alfredo
Creamy, flavorful, and undetectably lower in calories: this skinny vegan fettuccine Alfredo makes all your dinner dreams come true! Made in just 30 minutes, it’s both beginner and family-friendly.
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Vegan Sticky Sesame Chickpeas
Easy, flavorful, and packed with plant-based protein, these sesame chickpeas make for a quick and delicious dinner the whole family will love.
They’re ready in just 15 minutes and great to prep for the week. You can serve them with noodles, stuffed sweet potatoes, rice or in a Buddha bowl!
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Carrot Red Lentil Soup
There’s nothing better than a pot of hot, fragrant and cozy plant-based goodness on a cold day! Especially when it’s as easy to make and nutritious as our anti-inflammatory vegan lentil and carrot soup.
Fiber and protein-packed, super budget-friendly and great to make in larger batches — no animal harmed in the process.
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Creamy Vegan Pesto Pasta
Would you believe this super green veggie-rich pesto pasta is made without any oil? Undetectably rich in protein, it’s really flavorful and can both be enjoyed freshly made as a warm dinner or as a quick leftover cold lunch the next day.
Serve with any veggies you like — they can even be cooked in the same pot as the pasta for more convenience!
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Butternut Squash & Chickpea Panang Curry
Talking about plant-based goodness, you need to try all of the fantastic Asian dishes! This butternut squash and chickpea Panang curry will please even the pickiest of eaters, with the butternut squash naturally sweetening the dish and making it incredibly creamy.
It’s perfect for a weeknight dish, coming together in just under 30 minutes! Definitely a great choice during Veganuary.
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Vegan Buffalo Cauliflower Tacos
If you’ve ever gone through a phase of wanting to make the same food over and over again, you know how we feel about these vegan buffalo cauliflower tacos.
In about half an hour, you can create these flavor-packed vegan tacos that are sure to make any family members really happy! Warm, crispy and so satisfying.
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Potato Leek and Lentil Soup
This fiber-rich potato and lentil soup is fully vegan yet super creamy thanks to the potatoes.
Hearty, cozy and great to prepare in bulk so you have a quick and convenient dinner on hand for days to come, this is the perfect plant-strong beginner recipe!
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Easy Red Lentil Dahl
Adding some more Asian dishes to this list of the best Veganuary recipes, this easy red lentil dahl is sure to become a new staple in your kitchen!
It requires minimal prep time and is ready to be devoured in less than 30 minutes for an easy and family-friendly comfort meal.
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Easy White Bean Stew
We’ll end this Veganuary dinner section with a hearty bowl of humble plant-based stew.
Brimming with white beans, aromatic herbs, and vegetable stock, it’s a comfort dish that hits every spot. Serve with garlic bruschetta on the side for an added dash of deliciousness.
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30 Delicious Veganuary Recipes

by Alena Schowalter
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Try these 30 easy Veganuary recipes for dinner during the whole month! Budget-friendly, crowd-pleasing, filling, and packed with flavor, you don't have to miss out on anything. The following quick and easy one-pot veggie rice is perfect for weeknights!
Serves 2

Ingredients

One-Pot Veggie Rice

  • 1 cup rice dry
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 large carrot chopped
  • 2 cups broccoli chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped
  • 2 green onions chopped
  • ½ cup black or kidney beans cooked
  • Spicy peanut butter sauce

Instructions

  • Put the dry rice with double the amount of water and a pinch of salt in a frying pan. Cover and bring to a boil, then reduce heat and let it simmer for 8 minutes.
  • Add all of the vegetables (garlic, carrot, broccoli, bell pepper, green onions) to the rice in your pan. Let everything simmer for another 12 minutes.
  • In the meantime, prepare the easy peanut butter sauce by placing all ingredients in a blender jar and processing them until smooth.
  • Once the vegetables have become soft, the rice is cooked and all the water is absorbed, stir in your cooked beans and as much of the peanut butter sauce as you like.
  • Let the flavors combine for 2-3 minutes, then divide between serving bowls and enjoy!

Notes

  • Any leftover spicy peanut butter sauce can be stored in the fridge for up to a week and even be frozen.
  • If the water hasn’t fully absorbed once the veggies and rice are cooked, take the lid off for 1-2 minutes so it can evaporate before you stir in your sauce.
  • You can use white or brown rice for this recipe — the latter will require a longer cooking time.
  • This recipe is super versatile and you can swap or add any veggies you like from zucchini to cauliflower, mushrooms, baby corn and more.
  • Find 30 more veganuary recipes in the article above!
Course: Beginner Recipes
Cuisine: American
Nutrition Facts
30 Delicious Veganuary Recipes
Amount per Serving
Calories
341
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
9
g
14
%
Saturated Fat
 
2
g
13
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
6
g
Sodium
 
159
mg
7
%
Carbohydrates
 
55
g
18
%
Fiber
 
11
g
46
%
Sugar
 
7
g
8
%
Protein
 
14
g
28
%
* 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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