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30+ Easy Vegan Dinner Recipes (Satisfying + Flavorful)

We’ve crafted these easy Vegan Dinner Recipes to be simple, wholesome, and packed with flavors that’ll delight your taste buds and nourish your body!

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Happy day! Julie here from The Simple Veganista, and I’m excited to bring you an irresistible collection of vegan dinner recipes that are easy to make and will have you craving more!

Whether you’re a seasoned vegan, just dipping your toes into plant-based waters, or just looking to add some fresh, colorful meals to your weekly menu, you’re in for a treat.

I believe good food should be accessible and enjoyable for everyone, and these vegan dinners are no exception. They’re bursting with vibrant ingredients, creative flavor combinations, and all the plant-powered goodness you crave.

So, pull up a chair and join me as we embark on this delicious journey, one scrumptious vegan dinner recipe at a time. Trust me – you won’t want to miss a single bite!

🌱 Best Vegan Dinner Recipes

These easy vegan dinner recipes are all about simplicity, with a focus on using fresh, accessible ingredients and fuss-free preparation techniques. All recipes include complete nutrition information in the recipe card, and most include tips and substitutions.

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Ramen Noodle Stir Fry

A quick and easy ramen noodle stir fry with mixed vegetables, basil, bean sprouts, and scallions in a savory stir fry sauce. Ready in 30 minutes!

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Herbed Potato, Asparagus & Chickpea Sheet Pan Dinner

One pan, a few fresh ingredients, and spices oven roasted together, creating a healthy meal the entire family will love!

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Vegan Burrito

Vegan Burrito filled with a Mexican-inspired black bean + corn sofrito mix, rice, avocado, and lettuce is the BEST! It’s a delicious, quick, and easy snack, lunch, or dinner!

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Easy Three Bean Chili

This quick and easy 3 bean chili is perfect when you want a cozy warm vegan chili in 30 minutes or less! Healthy, hearty, and perfect for lunch, dinner or meal prep ideas.

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Vegan Baked Ziti

This vegan baked ziti made with pantry staples is the BEST! It’s easily customizable, easy to make, and a perfect family meal everyone will love!

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Santa Fe Black Bean Burger (Easy + Vegan)

Easy to make, these hearty Mexican-inspired vegan black bean burgers are spicy and delicious as can be. They can stand alone topped with salsa and avocado or served with a nice salad!

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The Ultimate Vegetable Vegan Lasagna

Vegetable Vegan Lasagna is a fan-favorited filled with tons of simple veggies and the best-ever cashew ricotta cheese for a hearty and filling meal everyone will love! And no one will ever know it’s dairy-free!

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West African Peanut Stew

Thick, hearty, and delicious, this vegan West African Peanut Stew is made in one pot and ready in about 30 minutes, making it a perfect weeknight meal!

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Easy Portobello Fajita (30-Minutes)

This vegan fajita taco recipe with portobello mushrooms, bell peppers, and spices is perfect when you need a quick and easy weeknight meal! Double the recipe for meal prep.

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Soba Miso Soup + Roasted Vegetables

Loaded with richly flavored roasted vegetables, this soba miso soup with buckwheat noodles comes together fast and is a hearty, nourishing bowl of goodness!

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Chickpea, Potato & Parsley Bowl

Keep it simple with a sheet pan dinner to make your life easy! Roasted chickpeas, potato, and carrots are paired with fresh parsley and a creamy lemon-tahini dressing for a meal that is healthy and delicious.

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Healthy Barley Bowl

Healthy Barley bowl with roasted butternut squash, beans, and spinach is a bowl full of simple goodness! Change up the beans and grain to suit your taste.

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Vegan Poke Bowl + Tofu Poke

Vegan Tofu Poke Bowl features marinated tofu in a sesame-ginger sauce with fresh veggies and grain of choice. Perfect for lunch, dinner, or make-ahead meals, and can be whipped up in as little as 20 minutes.

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Kale + Black Bean Burrito Bowl

Packed with heart-smart goodness, this deconstructed black bean burrito bowl with kale, quinoa, and chipotle dressing is filled with simple ingredients and delicious flavors!

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Easy Vegan Mac and Cheese with Peas

Easy Vegan Mac and Cheese with Peas, one of the most ultimate comfort foods, is enhanced with sweet, tender green peas! No dairy, and ready in 30 minutes!

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Buffalo Chickpea Taco (Quick + Easy)

Buffalo Chickpea Tacos are a quick, easy, and delicious meal ready in 20 minutes – it really doesn’t get any easier than this!

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Vegetable Vegan Paella

Full of color and simple flavors, this vegan Spanish paella recipe is loaded with veggies and makes an eye-catching centerpiece for the table! No need to have a paella pan, you can use a large pot or dutch oven.

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Roasted Orange Tempeh + Asparagus

Savory tempeh and seasonal asparagus roasted and dressed in a delicious orange-basil-miso sauce is terrific served with brown rice or quinoa!

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Vegan Stuffed Peppers

Vegan Stuffed Peppers features a flavorful mix of veggies, herbs, and protein-rich tempeh for a hearty and delicious lunch, dinner, or meal prep idea!

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Vegan Burrito Bowl (Chipotle Inspired)

A chipotle-inspired vegan burrito bowl with black beans, cilantro lime rice, and veggies with avocado is super easy to put together and makes a delicious healthy lunch, dinner, or make-ahead meal!

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Vegan Jambalaya

Made in 1 pot, this easy Louisiana Vegan Jambalaya is loaded with healthy veggies and plant-based protein for a delicious Creole-style rice dish that even the picky eaters will love!

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Easy Grilled Tofu & Asparagus

With only 10 ingredients (plus salt) and ready in 30 minutes, this easy grilled tofu and asparagus is a super simple and delicious, well-balanced vegan meal!

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Kung Pao Tofu

With just the right amount of spice and loaded with veggies, Kung Pao Tofu is loaded with flavor and super easy to make!

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Lemon Pepper Tofu Sheet Pan Dinner

Instead of fish, try this Lemon Pepper Tofu Sheet Pan Dinner with asparagus and lemon! It’s seasoned well, and the tofu is baked until tender for a delicious quick and easy meal!

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Roasted Nourish Bowl

Keep warm and nourished with this nutrient-dense vegetable bowl with sweet potatoes, brussels sprouts, chickpeas, and a side of fresh spinach and grain of choice (we heart quinoa)!

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Spinach and ‘Ricotta’ Vegan Stuffed Shells

Made with simple vegan cashew or tofu ricotta, spinach, and flavorful pasta sauce, it’s both heavenly and comforting! Easy recipe and ready in 40 minutes. This is a favorite in our home!

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Vegan Enchiladas Verde

Vegan enchiladas verde is stuffed with a colorful mix of veggies and smothered with a homemade green enchilada sauce and delicious smoky cashew creama!

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Creamy Vegan Mushroom Stroganoff

Creamy, delicious, and so easy to make, vegan mushroom stroganoff is one of my favorite comfort foods! Easily customizable to suit just about any dietary needs and tastes.

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Vegan Shepherd’s Pie

Vegan Shepherd’s Pie with protein-rich lentils with vegetables in a rich gravy, topped with classic mashed potatoes and baked to perfection for a hearty and comforting vegan lunch or dinner!

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Moroccan Pumpkin & Chickpea Stew

Hearty and delicious, pair this Moroccan Pumpkin and Chickpeas Stew with any grain of choice. I used a sugar pumpkin, but any winter squash will do.

🌟 Pro Tips for Creating Delicious Vegan Dinners!

When making vegan dinners on your own, here are some handy tips and hacks that’ll make your journey a breeze. These little bits of wisdom will help you elevate your plant-based cooking game, ensuring that your meals are not only nutritious and delicious but also easy to prepare.

So, without further ado, let’s unravel the magic of vegan cooking together, one tip at a time!

Raid your spice cabinet: A well-stocked spice cabinet is the secret weapon of any great vegan cook. Experiment with different spice blends and fresh herbs to add depth, warmth, and excitement to your dishes. Don’t be afraid to play around – sometimes the most unexpected combinations create the most memorable meals.

Invest in quality ingredients: Choose fresh, in-season produce, and high-quality grains and legumes for the best possible flavors. Your taste buds will thank you, and your meals will truly shine.

Embrace umami: To add that savory, satisfying depth to your vegan dishes, incorporate umami-rich ingredients like nutritional yeast, miso, tamari, and mushrooms. These will give your meals a heartiness that even the most dedicated carnivores will adore.

Master the art of substitution: Discovering the perfect vegan alternatives for your favorite non-vegan ingredients can make all the difference. Try using flaxseed or chia seed “eggs” for binding, aquafaba for whipping, and cashew vegan creamer for a rich, dairy-free alternative to cream.

Keep it simple: Don’t stress about making complicated dishes every night. Some of the best vegan meals are the simplest – think big, colorful salads, hearty grain bowls, or satisfying stir-fries.

Plan ahead: Some vegan recipes require a bit of prep, like soaking beans or marinating tofu. To save time and stress, plan your meals ahead and do any necessary prep work the night before.

Batch cook grains and legumes: Cook a big pot of grains and legumes on the weekend and store them in the fridge for quick and easy meals during the week. This not only saves time but also helps you make healthier choices when hunger strikes.

Don’t be afraid to experiment: Vegan cooking is all about creativity and thinking outside the box. Feel free to adapt recipes, swap out ingredients, and make each dish your own. Remember, the most important thing is to have fun in the kitchen and enjoy the process!

Armed with these tips and hacks, you’ll be well on your way to creating delicious, wholesome vegan dinners that’ll please everyone at the table and keep them coming back for more. Happy cooking!

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