Many of you have asked for more Vegan Recipes, so I combed through my blog and compiled a list of our 40 BEST Vegan Dinners! These vibrant, plant-based recipes are full of flavor and feature fresh seasonal produce most prominently. Consider what is in season in your neck of the woods and pick out a few to try this week! Tell us your favorites in the comments below!
It turns out, I have about 400 vegan recipes (or vegan-adaptable recipes) on the blog– which honestly, totally surprised me – because that is about half of my recipes! Some are vegetarian recipes that can be easily adapted. I sorted through them all and found your favorites, and included some of mine too! For the full list, feel free to peruse my entire collection here in the VEGAN Recipe Index!
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- my hope is that these Vegan Recipes help inspire you on your own health journey. Always remember, vegan food never has to be boring or bland! And remember, if it tastes delicious, no one will ever miss the meat! I promise! 😉
OUR BEST Vegan Recipes
Rich and robust, this plant-based Lentil Bolognese is hearty, “meaty” and 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.
An aromatic Indian rice dish with vegetables and chickpeas- infused with Indian spices. A quick and easy vegan dinner recipe, perfect any time of year. Serve with Cilantro-Mint Chutney.
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!
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!
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!
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.
Say hello to the most flavorful Vegan Spaghetti and Beetballs! A beautiful twist on the comforting familiar classic. Beets, black beans, walnuts and basil make these plant-based meatballs scrumptious and so satisfying. Top with an easy rustic tomato sauce for a meal the whole family will love! Sprinkle with Vegan Cheesy Sprinkle!
DATE NIGHT Vegan Alfredo for two, tossed in a delicious cashew (or hemp) cream, with sauteed mushrooms, Meyer lemon zest and a secret ingredient that gives this extra complexity and depth. This vegan dinner recipe can be made in under 30 minutes!
This creamy vegan soup will delight your tastebuds! A fast and easy plant-based meal that is healthy, vegan and keto!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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-a flavorful vegan stir-fry with crispy tofu, Szechuan sauce and loaded up with healthy vegetables! A quick, easy and flavorful plant-based vegan meal your whole family will love.
Vegan 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.
Vegan “Steak and Gravy”
Vegan Peanut Tofu Bowl
Vegan Cauliflower Bowl
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.
The Best Vegan Mushroom Pasta
VEGAN Mushroom Pasta with Artichoke Sauce – The creamy vegan sauce is made with canned artichokes hearts, which turns in 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!
Eggplant Puttanesca with Roasted Spaghetti Squash a rich, robust vegan, plant-based meal that is low in carbs, keto and gluten-free! Perfect when you are wanting something big and bold and hearty! Serve this up with a big bold glass of red wine!
Vegan Spring Rolls
Spring Rolls with BEST EVER Peanut Sauce! These vegan spring rolls can be made ahead and stored for healthy plant-based meals or potlucks and gatherings, or serve as a delicious light and healthy vegan dinner!
Vegan Eggplant Wrap!
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.
Vegan 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. 😉
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.
Zataar Roasted Eggplant, crosshatched and served with fresh tomatoes, tahini or yogurt sauce and your choice of cooked grain. A simple vegan dinner recipe!
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!
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!
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!
Crispy Jackfruit Tacos
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!
Vegan Sweet Potato and Dal
The Best Vegan Lentil Soup
This delicious Middle-Eastern style Instant Pot Lentil Soup is ultra-nourishing. It’s vegan and GF, this filling hearty soup is packed full of veggies and fiber. Plus it just tastes good. 🙂
How to make authentic, vegan Vegetable Paella like they do in Spain! A simple, easy, vegan dinner recipe that comes together in under an hour!
Vegan Turmeric Broth Soup
Turmeric Detox Broth- pretty much a glowing bowl of goodness! Lots of ways to adapt this healing soothing broth, customize it to fit your needs. Vegan and GF Adaptable. One of my most popular recipes on the blog to date.
Healthy Vegan Collard Green Wraps! These vegan collard greens wraps are filled with hummus, crispy tofu, shredded beets, carrots, and avocado! Drizzle with Tahini sauce! A delicious healthy vegan meal!
The BEST Falafels!
Falafels with Tahini Sauce. This authentic 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.
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!
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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!
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