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Here is a collection of our very Best Vegan Recipes. Whether you are simply trying to eat less meat, cook more plant-based meals, consume more vibrant healthy produce, or subscribe to the vegan lifestyle, I hope these vegan meals will inspire you on your health journey, wherever that leads.
As it turns out, we have about 400 vegan recipes (or vegan-adaptable recipes) on the blog, which surprised me because that is about half of our recipes!
We sorted through all our readers’ favorites and featured the “tried and true” recipes here. View our entire collection of Vegan Recipes to see more!
OUR BEST Vegan Recipes!
Rich and robust, this plant-based Lentil Bolognese is hearty, “meaty, ” full of depth of flavor. Toss it with your favorite pasta, or spoon it over creamy polenta- either way, this simple, nourishing vegan meal is one the whole family will enjoy and will quickly become one of your go-to vegan meals!
Butternut Squash Risotto with Leeks and Spinach
Cozy up with a comforting bowl of vegan Butternut Squash Risotto with Leeks and Spinach made with very little fuss, in your Instant Pot (or on the stovetop.) Vegan-adaptable and Gluten-free this is quickly becoming a reader favorite. Make the flavorful Leek oil out of the left-over leek tops to drizzle over your bowl of risotto. One of my personal favorites!
FRANKIES! (Bombay Burritos)
India’s flavorful street food -also called a Bombay Burrito, made healthy! This vegan version is bursting with so much flavor- filled with curry mashed potatoes, roasted Indian cauliflower, chickpeas, fresh spinach, cilantro mint chutney and pickled onions. Absolutely delicious! One of my personal vegan dinner recipes!
Coconut Rice Bowls
Delicious, vegan Coconut Rice Bowls are healthy and adaptable! Curried jasmine rice cooked in coconut milk and topped with tofu (or your choice of protein) and seasonal vegetables. All tossed with a simple, flavorful sauce, fresh cilantro, mint and toasted coconut flakes. A flavorful vegan meal, bursting with so much flavor!
An aromatic Indian rice dish with vegetables and chickpeas- infused with Indian spices. It’s a quick and easy vegan meal, perfect any time of year. Serve with Cilantro-Mint Chutney.
Crispy BBQ Tofu Sandwich
One of my favorites, this incredibly flavorful, Crispy BBQ Tofu Sandwich topped with avocado and cool and creamy cilantro cabbage slaw and can be made in under 30 minutes and will turn anyone into a tofu lover. 🙂
Whole Roasted Cauliflower
A whole cauliflower is roasted in the oven until golden and tender. Seasoned with Zaatar and drizzled with tahini sauce its a delight for the senses -bursting with Middle Eastern flavors. Easy and delicious, it serves 2 perfectly!
This quick and simple Cabbage Stir Fry is humble yet overflowing with savory flavor. Full of amazing health benefits, cabbage takes center stage here transforming into a luscious side dish or perfect topping for rice or buckwheat soba noodles. Ready to serve in about 30 minutes!
Vegan Portobello Tacos
Sheet-Pan, Chipotle Portobello Tacos – smoky, spicy and “meaty”, these VEGAN tacos are sure to satisfy even the most diehard meat-lovers! Make them in 30 minutes! A satisfying meal for the plant-based diet!
Vegan Shepherds Pie!
A cozy fall recipe for Vegan Shepherds Pie with mushrooms and root vegetables- topped with pillowy mashed potatoes. A delicious vegan main dish -perfect for the holiday table.
Spicy Chinese Eggplant w/ Szechuan Sauce
Spicy Chinese Eggplant with Szechuan Sauce with chilies and peanuts– serve or black rice or rice noodles for a tasty, easy plant-based vegan recipe!
Coconut Millet Bowls with Kabocha Squash
There is so much to love about this Coconut Millet Bowl, made with Berbere-Spiced Kabocha Squash, chickpeas, shallots, and spinach drizzled with coconut lime mint sauce. A beautiful, fall-inspired vegan, plant-based meal, full of vibrant flavor and spice.
DATE NIGHT Vegan Alfredo
Hello, DATE NIGHT Vegan Alfredo! It’s made for two, and tossed in a delicious vegan cream sauce , with sauteed mushrooms, Meyer lemon zest and a secret ingredient that gives this extra complexity and depth. This vegan meal can be made in under 30 minutes! Cozy and comforting.
Vegan Tikka Masala
Craving Indian food? This veggie-loaded Vegan Tikka Masala can be made tofu, chickpeas or paneer, in under 25 minutes! An easy, vegan, keto-friendly weeknight meal!
Vegan Lentil Meatballs
Believe it or not, this recipe won “BEST VEGAN RECIPE” on Food 52! Vegan Lentil Meatballs with Indian Coconut Curry Sauce– a flavorful vegan meal infused with fragrant Indian spices.
Crispy Vegan Quinoa Cakes
Crispy Vegan Quinoa Cakes (with no eggs, flour, breadcrumbs or filler of any kind) topped with Tomato Chickpea Relish- a delicious, healthy flavorful vegan dinner that is gluten-free- a great addition to your plant-based diet.
The BEST Vegan Ramen
I may be biased- but this has got to be the best vegan ramen broth on the planet. Vegan Ramen with Miso Shiitake Broth is unbelievably flavorful and warming, made with shiitake mushrooms, crispy tofu, Bok Choy and scallions.
The BEST VEGAN BURGER!
Veggie Burgers never need to be boring! This Asian-style, grilled, vegan Portobello Mushroom Burger is full of delicious umami flavor! It’s slathered with an Asian-style “Guacamole”, topped with a cool cucumber ribbon salad and crunchy carrot slaw. So much flavor and texture here! Healthy, delicious and really satisfying- this veggie burger hits the spot!
The Best Vegan Pesto Pasta!
Bucatini Pasta with Arugula Pesto and Heirloom Tomatoes. A fast and flavorful weeknight dinner recipe- this vegan pasta dish has a secret ingredient that gives this an added burst of flavor. I can’t wait for you to try it!
Vegan Farmer’s Market Fried Rice
This flavorful Vegetable Fried Rice, is made with seasonal veggies and edamame! A highly adaptable recipe that can be made vegan.
Roasted Sheet-Pan Ratatouille– served 3 different ways. Serve it over polenta, over pasta or over toast! Make a big batch on Sunday then serve for dinner during the busy work week! A delicious plant-based dinner recipe, perfect for using up your summer harvest!
Miso Tofu Wrap
A delicious vegan recipe for Miso Tofu Wrap with Roasted Winter Squash, Baked Miso Tofu, Asian Slaw, Avocado, Furikake and flavorful Miso Dressing.
Here’s a healthy, flavorful Mexican-style Oaxacan Bowl with roasted chipotle sweet potatoes and sweet peppers over a bed of warm seasoned black beans. It’s topped with crunchy cabbage slaw, avocado and my favorite thing ever, toasted Chipotle Maple Pecans. Hands down, this plant-based vegan meal is one of my all-time favorites!
Creamy Vegan Carrot Miso Pasta!
This Vegan Orecchiette with Creamy Carrot Miso Sauce, is dreamy. Topped with a Carrot Top Gremolata and Toasted Bread Crumbs, we utilize the whole carrot here! Who says you can’t have gourmet mac and cheese on the vegan diet. This comes as close as it gets with an extra level of flavor. You’ll love yourself for making this. I promise!
Vegan Peruvian Burrito!
These Vegan Peruvian Burritos are filled with roasted sweet potato, fresh corn, peppers, quinoa and creamy black beans, then drizzled with spicy Peruvian Green Sauce. A flavor bomb! Vegan and Delicious, this plant-based meal ticks all the boxes!
Vegan Black Pepper Tofu!
A flavorful vegan dinner recipe – Black Pepper Tofu with Bok Choy – a super tasty and fast meal that can be made in under 30 minutes! Make this for someone who is a tofu “skeptic”, you’ll win them over, guaranteed!
Vegan Instant Pot Mujadara
Instant Pot Mujadara – a comforting, healthy plant-based recipe of lentils and rice, with fragrant Middle Eastern spices, served with caramelized shallots, fresh veggies, pine nuts and optional yogurt ( feel free to use vegan yogurt) Gluten-free and Vegan adaptable.
VEGAN Vegetable Lo Mein
This Veggie Lo Mein can be on the table in under 20 minutes! Loaded up with healthy veggies, this VEGAN, plant-based dinner recipe is fast and easy, perfect for busy weeknights!
Indian Coconut Lentil Curry
This Indian Creamy Coconut Lentil Curry can be made in an Instant Pot or on the stovetop. Infused with fragrant Indian spices, this recipe is not only delicious, it is is vegan and gluten-free!
Mole Cauliflower Tacos
Roasted Cauliflower Tacos with Mole Rojo sauce! These healthy vegan tacos are loaded up with cabbage, avocado, radishes and cilantro and full of satisfying flavor and fresh crunchy ingredients.
Vegan Lasagna with Mushroom Bolognese
This Vegan Lasagna is made with a robust mushroom-spinach bolognese sauce, fresh basil, vegan ricotta and no-boil lasagna noodles, topped off with a creamy marinara sauce, and drizzled with Arugula Basil Pesto. Vegan comfort food at its best!
Vegan Pot Pie
Vegan Pot Pie with Seasonal Vegetables is loaded with vibrant fresh veggies and flavorful herbs cooked in a delicious creamy lemon mustard sauce and topped with a flakey puff pastry crust.
Traditional Oaxacan street food, Tlayudas are a cross between a tostada and a pizza, made with a crispy tortilla, topped with refried beans, cheese (optional) a mound of Mexican cabbage slaw, avocado and cilantro. This healthy version is vegan and GF adaptable!
Szechuan Tofu and Veggies!
Szechuan Tofu and Veggies- a flavorful vegan stir-fry with crispy tofu and Szechuan sauce loaded with healthy vegetables! A quick, easy and flavorful plant-based vegan meal your whole family will love.
Miso Mushroom and Rice Bowl
A flavorful Miso Mushroom Bowl with brown rice, avocado, cabbage, carrots, daikon, edamame and a Miso Ginger Dressing. Vegan and Gluten free.
Middle Eastern Salad Tacos
Middle Eastern Salad Tacos– my personal “go-to”, in a “great big hurry” plant-based vegan meal that is loaded with veggies and leaves me feeling energized and satisfied. Vegan and Gf, these easy tasty tacos are packed full of healthy veggies.
Bali Bowl with Peanut Tofu
Bali Bowls with Peanut Tofu, black rice, roasted sweet potatoes, shredded cabbage, radish and snow peas and the most delicious Balinese-style Peanut Sauce! A tasty plant-based vegan dinner!
Cauliflower Chimichurri Bowls
Smokey Cauliflower Chimichurri Bowls! These filling vegan bowls are full of flavor and loaded up with healthy veggies. Served over seasoned black beans (and optional rice) with Mexican Slaw, radishes, avocado, cilantro and pickled onions.
Creamy Vegan Artichoke Mushroom Pasta
Mushroom Pasta with Artichoke Sauce – The creamy vegan sauce is made with canned artichokes hearts, which turns into the creamiest, most delicious and luscious sauce (which can be made in 2 minutes flat, just blend in the blender until silky smooth) warmed, then poured over pasta. Add sauteed mushrooms or sunchokes if you like. So good!
Vegan Chile Rellenos
Roasted Chile Rellenos! Flavorful, black bean stuffed chile rellenos with homemade enchilada sauce and vegan ricotta can be made on one sheet pan! Vegan-adaptable with the Tofu Ricotta! Delicious!
Middle Eastern Eggplant Wrap with Kale Slaw
Mediterranean Eggplant Wraps with Kale Slaw and Everyday Tahini Sauce. Keep it gluten-free with gluten-free wraps, or turn the whole thing into a hearty salad, by simply serving it in a bowl. Soooooooo full of flavor and nutrients. Keep it vegan or add feta.
Moroccan Harira Soup
Moroccan Lentil and Chickpea Soup (aka Harira) is hearty, full of protein and loaded with nutrients. Warming fragrant spices make this healthy one-pot meal deeply flavorful! Vegan and Gluten-Free adaptable.
Garlic Chili Tofu & Broccoli
Garlic Chili Tofu with Sesame Broccolini – it’s really fast, like 15 minutes fast, healthy and super flavorful – vegan and gluten-free. If you’ve never been a fan of tofu, I want you to do me a favor, make this. Just as an experiment. 😉
Vegan Roasted Eggplant with Zaatar
Zataar Roasted Eggplant, crosshatched and served with fresh tomatoes, tahini or yogurt sauce and your choice of cooked grain. A simple vegan dinner recipe!
Tofu Broccolini Mushroom Stir Fry
This simple, fast Tofu Broccolini Mushroom Stir Fry can be made in 20 minutes flat – perfect for weeknight meals. Feel free to substitute broccoli, steaming it just a little bit longer. Perfect over rice, soba noodles, or just on its own, it’s hearty and yummy!
Zaatar Roasted Cauliflower Steaks
Zaatar Roasted Cauliflower Steaks with Green Tahini Sauce – a simple delicious vegan dinner recipe that is full of Middle Eastern flavor that can be made in 35 minutes! plant-based and delicious!
This Ayurvedic Detox Bowl called Khichari, pronounced kich-ah-ree is an Indian staple that has long been cherished in Ayurveda, for its ability to restore balance and healing in the body. For centuries throughout India, it has been thought of as comfort food, for its gentle cleansing and detoxing properties, which over time bring wellness to the body. It’s made with simple humble ingredients. The mung beans liked to be soaked ahead, or use lentils!
Comforting Sweet Potato and Lentil Dal
Sweet Potato & Lentil Dal can be made with coconut oil instead of ghee. A filling fiber-rich meal that will leave you feeling satisfied. Serve with fluffy basmati rice or homemade naan bread!
Vegan Turmeric Broth Soup
Turmeric Detox Broth- pretty much a glowing bowl of goodness! Lots of ways to adapt this healing soothing broth, and customize it to fit your needs. Vegan and GF Adaptable. One of my most popular recipes on the blog to date.
Vegan Pad Thai
The Best PAD THAI– a fast and easy recipe made with accessible ingredients that can be made vegan using tofu and vegan fish sauce! A delicious vegan dinner recipe, ready in under 30 minutes!
The BEST Falafels!
Our authentic Falafels with Tahini Sauce recipe is made with soaked, uncooked chickpeas and hands-down has the BEST texture and flavor! So easy! Bake them or pan-sear them. Great in wraps, bowls, or salads. A delicious vegan meal the whole family will love.
Vegan Broccoli Mac and Cheese
This Vegan Broccoli Mac and Cheese is one of our favorite Quick and easy Vegan meals, perfect for busy weeknights! Scroll down to the recipe card below for the recipe!
I hope these healthy delicious vegan dinner recipes inspire you to try something new this week! Please note any of your favorites in the comments below!
More Vegan and Vegetarian Recipes you may like:
- 50 Best Vegetarian Recipes!
- 40 Must-Try Vegan Salads
- 25 Delicious Vegetarian & Vegan Soup Recipes
- 20 Delicious Vegan Plant-Based Bowls!
- 25 Vegan & Vegetarian Side Dishes
- VEGAN Recipe Index!
40 Best Vegan Recipes
- Prep Time: 10
- Cook Time: 15
- Total Time: 25 minutes
- Yield: 3 1x
- Category: vegan recipes, vegan dinner
- Method: stovetop
- Cuisine: American
- Diet: Vegan
A collection of our 40 Best Vegan Recipes on the blog will excite you to cook (and eat!) plant-based meals at home. This recipe for Vegan Broccoli Mac and Cheese is one of our weeknight “go-to” vegan meals! It’s super easy, healthy and delicious. Top it with vegan cheesy Sprinkle.
- 5–6 ounces dry pasta- fettucine, linguini, orechiette, etc.
- 3 cups fresh broccoli, steamed
Vegan Mac & Cheese Sauce:
- 1–2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/2 white onion
- 4 fat garlic cloves
- 1/2 cup raw cashews, soaked (or hemp seeds) see notes
- 1 cup veggie broth (or 1 cup water and boulllion)
- 1–2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
- 1 teaspoon white miso paste
- 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
Sprinkle with Vegan Cheesy Sprinkle
- Cook Pasta: Set salted water to boil in a large pot and cook pasta according to directions. During the last 2-3 minutes, add the broccoli to the pasta, and cook for few minutes until tender. Drain.
- Make the Vegan Mac and Cheese Sauce: Heat oil over med-low heat, and saute onion and garlic until tender and golden. Place it in a blender along with cashews, veggie broth, nutritional yeast, miso, mustard salt. Blend until creamy and smooth.
- Combine: Drain the pasta and broccoli, and toss with the Vegan Mac and Cheese Sauce and toss, and gently warm over low heat.
- Divide among bowls.
- Garnish with optional Vegan Cheesy Sprinkle.
Feel free to add other veggies or substitute other veggies!
- Serving Size:
- Calories: 431
- Sugar: 7.2 g
- Sodium: 625.7 mg
- Fat: 16.7 g
- Saturated Fat: 3 g
- Carbohydrates: 58.3 g
- Fiber: 6.9 g
- Protein: 16.5 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
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What an amazing compilation of vegan recipes. Thank you—there are so many I want to try! Anyone who says vegan food is dull, brown and lifeless needs to scroll through this post ASAP.
Thanks so much Jynn!
this website has really nice different recipes. my non veggie loving kids ate some too and I will make again!
Thanks so much!
All of these recipes look so tasty- can’t wait to try some of them! I also love that these recipes are all so different and that they are whole-foods based!
Great to hear Emma!
This was delicious!!!Loved it so much. the way is it Vegan?
Which one did you try Bill?
what meal did you try billy
This was excellent!
WOW! Every recipe on here is utterly beautifully presented. My mouth is watering. I’m so glad I found your website!
Hi Terre! We are glad you are here!
Very good. Keep the blender going to get a really creamy sauce. I added more cashews and some truffle salt. Use chickpea pasta for an extra protein boost.
I absolutely love all of your recipes, there is so much colour texture flavour every recipes is like a firework display so much is put into it. There is nothing boring about your food this is the type of food that excites me if I eat one good meal a day I am happy for the rest of the day. I spend hours in my kitchen its one room I love
awww… thanks for this Chelsea! Love that you are enjoying the recipes.
Haven’t tried any recipes yet but this is the first “40 vegan dishes”-type list that I have drooled over and been super excited to try almost all of them! My mouth has been watering for the last hour!! Butternut squash risotto first 😄
Awesome Sheri! Let us know what you think of the risotto- it’s one of my favorites!
Hello. The recipes look delicious. Do you have a cookbook?
Thanks John, not yet on the cookbook.😊
Thanks for this vegan list. Saves me having to make regular /vegetarian recipes vegan friendly. I’m finding more and more people are interested in vegan foods so this is a great resource to pass on to them to get started. Thank you. Love your recipes. So many vegan blogs/”cooks”out there these days but few really know how to cook with an inspirational use of ingredients.
Thanks Clare, appreciate this!
Lovely recipe but have you any that don’t contain nuts as one family member is allergic to nuts.
Yes, there are quite a few without nuts.
you can always just skip the nuts, u know?
This stuff looks so delicious.. I wish I had someone to cook it for me. I can’t even say it let alone cook it.
They are easier than you think Letitia!
I have used your recipes many times with great results! This list is so mouth watering, I had to print off like 10 recipes so I can make them all ASAP. I love the variety of flavours you cook with, thank you for providing all these recipes with beautiful pictures! Can’t wait to make my way through this stack!