From stir-fries to pasta to creamy soups, I’ve rounded up 25 of the most delicious healthy vegan dinner recipes that will make plant-based eating a breeze.
We all know plant-based diets are healthier than the standard American diet, there’s no sense in debating the issue. But, for some, it can be hard to prepare wholesome vegan dinners at home.
So, with the help of some of the best vegan bloggers/chefs out there, you’ll have no problem creating an incredible vegan meal for you and your loved ones.
If you’ve been wanting to incorporate more meatless meals into your rotation or just wanting to test the waters with a Meatless Monday, I got you covered. This list of healthy vegan recipes is loaded with some amazing options.
From hearty vegan pasta recipes and stir-fries to lighter salads and soups, you’re sure to find a vegan dish that’s satisfying and delicious. And, you’ll have no problem getting the kiddies to eat their veggies. They’ll never know it’s healthy!
Take a breath, relax, and trust me. You’ll never go hungry with all of these tasty vegan, vegetarian, and dairy-free choices.
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What Type Of Ingredients and Equipment Will I Need
Think simple and don’t overwhelm yourself. There’s no need to go out and buy fancy ingredients you’ve never used. That goes for equipment as well.
It’s possible you have most or even all of these things. But, remember, use what you have and make it work for you.
- large nonstick skillet
- pressure cooker or Instant Pot
- large pot for soups and stews
- baking sheet
- casserole dish
- wooden cooking utensils
There’s always more you could add but even half this list is enough to equip your kitchen.
Most of these items are shelf-stable for years. So, it’s great to keep your pantry stocked with items like rice and low-sodium or no-salt-added canned beans.
I like to buy my vegetables as I need them just so they are always fresh. And, don’t sit around and go bad.
- pantry staples: organic brown and white rice, potatoes, sweet potatoes, avocado, lentils, quinoa, pasta, canned beans (chickpeas, black beans, etc.), corn, whole grain bread, walnuts
- veggies: tomatoes, broccoli, onion, cauliflower, spinach, kale, cilantro, cabbage, baby bella and shiitake mushrooms
- sauce and condiments: ketchup, bbq sauce, mustard (yellow or Dijon) low-sodium soy sauce, tamari (gluten-free soy sauce), coconut aminons (soy-free)
- extras: tempeh, tofu, soy curls
Easy Vegan Dinner Recipe
One bowl meal? It’s here! Love a good curry? Yes!
Bonus? All of these healthy vegan dinner recipes are nutritious, quick, affordable, and offer a wide range of flavors and styles. So, you’re never going to get flavor boredom.
Also, if you need help planning and prepping your meals check out the Shane & Simple Meal Planner. It’s nothing fancy, but it will help to save your time, money, and effort.
Healthy Vegan Recipes
These healthy vegan dinner recipes are yummy, easy to make, and free of meat, dairy, and eggs. You’ll be amazed at how easy it is to prepare healthy plant-based dinners.
NOTE: You will notice that oil is listed as an ingredient in a few of these recipes. But, I have only chosen recipes in which it is easily eliminated and not necessary. And, it will in NO WAY affect the flavor.
Healthy Vegan Dinner Recipes
Ready to make dinner tonight? Let’s get started!
Creamy Nut-Free Vegan Cacio e Pepe Recipe
This quick and easy Creamy Nut-Free Vegan Cacio e Pepe Recipe is inspired by the classic Italian dish and is ready in just 15 minutes! Made with beans instead of cashews, this is the perfect vegan pasta recipe for all eaters!
SOUTHWESTERN BLACK BEAN CASSEROLE (DUMP AND BAKE)
This dump-and-bake Southwestern Black Bean Casserole is full of veggies and flavor with minimal hands-on time in the kitchen! Quick, easy, and plant-based.
The Best Vegan Tacos
Cauliflower, mushrooms, walnuts, and spices come together to make the best vegan taco you will ever eat. It’s so easy to make and ready in only 20 minutes. You and your guest will be blown away and no one would ever suspect it’s healthy.
Nothing screams “FAMILY DINNER NIGHT” like a delicious pizza with ooey-gooey stretchy mozzarella cheese. This recipe is made by using two separate recipes: Easy Vegan Whole Wheat Pizza Dough and my Best Vegan Mozzarella Cheese.
When these recipes are combined they make one of the best vegan cheese pizzas you have ever tried. You could also whip up a batch of my Vegan Italian Sausage Crumbles for a topping and really blow your mind.
West African Chickpeas
These warming, flavorful, tender chickpeas are coated in spiced, peanut flavor – a hint of tomato, ginger, and lime. Serve alongside sticky rice for a fast and flavorful meal.
Vegan Mushroom Stroganoff
This creamy vegan mushroom stroganoff is the perfect comforting dinner! Made with mushrooms and red onions and served with cooked fresh tagliatelle, it’s a super-easy way to make a fancy and delicious dish for the family.
Barbecue Sweet Potato Chickpea Burger
Barbecue Sweet Potato Chickpea Burgers are flavorful, healthy, and so easy to make! Great on a bun or eaten alone with avocado slices. Oil-free, gluten-free, and vegan.
If you are wanting an upgrade in your ordinary veggie burger you can’t go wrong with this recipe.
Easy Vegan Black Bean Meatballs
These Vegan Meatballs are a delicious plant-based alternative to regular meatballs. These hearty and savory veggie meatballs are perfect over spaghetti with marinara sauce, a party appetizer, or making an incredible vegan meatball sub.
Low-fat, oil-free, and filling!
Easy Vegan Lentil Shepherd’s Pie
Easy Vegan Lentil Shepherd’s Pie is the best you will ever make! Protein-packed lentils cooked with healthy veggies in a delicious tangy gravy sauce, topped with mashed potatoes, and baked to golden brown perfection. A hearty and wholesome meal that’s the definition of comfort food.
Slow Cooker Jackfruit Carnitas
This Slow Cooker Jackfruit Carnitas recipe is as good as the classic! Tender, ‘meaty’ jackfruit deliciously spiced and seasoned then simmered for hours in a crockpot until all the flavors seep in and it melts beautifully in your mouth!
The convenience of having a slow cooker do all of the work for you is hard to beat. You will be excited to go home to these delectably cooked vegan Carnitas!
Sheet Pan Vegan Cauliflower Fajitas
This easy sheet pan vegan cauliflower fajitas recipe is so flavorful and easy to make! Great for the grill too!
I love sheet pan meals because you just throw everything onto one pan and cook. Doesn’t get any easier!
Sweet Potato and Chickpea Stew in Chili Colorado
This sweet potato and chickpea stew with a Mexican twist is made with guajillo, ancho chile, cumin, oregano, and thyme.
It’s so filling and loaded with amazing flavor.
5 Minute Spicy Asian Noodles
This Spicy Asian Noodle Bowl is so easy to make and uses very simple ingredients already in your pantry. It’s oil-free, delicious, and ready in as little as 5 MINUTES!
Roasted Veggie Sheet Pan Nachos
Easy weeknight meals got even hotter with this sheet pan nacho tray from hot for food. It’s nutritious, delicious, and 100% ALL veggies!
Who doesn’t love nachos?
One-Pot Pasta Primavera
This One-Pot Pasta Primavera created by From My Bowl is a quick & easy take on the traditional dish—hearty, creamy, veggie-packed, and all in just one pot!
Gluten-Free & Oil-Free.
Vegetable Pot Pie with Biscuit Topping
Turn frozen vegetables into a comforting and savory vegetable pot pie with this easy recipe that features a biscuit topping. Healthy, oil-free, and completely WFPB.
Vegan Apple Chili
This vegan apple chili is the perfect combination of sweet and spicy! One of the easiest vegan crockpot chili recipes that you will taste! It will quickly go in your meal plan rotation!
OK, I know it sounds a little crazy but the combination is FREAKING AMAZING!
Vegan Bulgogi (Korean BBQ Beef)
Spicy, sweet, and savory Vegan Bulgogi (Korean BBQ Beef) made with soy curls. This meatless version of a traditional Korean beef dish is so easy to make and just as tasty as the real thing. Oil-free and easily made gluten-free.
Vegan Garlic Ginger Soup
This simple garlic ginger soup with noodles is a warm, comforting, nutritious, healing broth, noodle, and tofu combination – perfect for serving when you feel a cold/flu coming on (or any other time of the year!).
Best of all, this vegan noodle soup is fairly versatile and ready in under 30 minutes!
Vegan Stuffed Shells (Gluten-Free)
These Vegan Stuffed Shells are so easy to make and something the whole family will love. Jumbo gluten-free pasta shells stuffed with creamy tofu ricotta and covered with delicious homemade marinara sauce.
It’s healthy, oil-free, and a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.
Easy Pink Sauce Pasta with Fire-Roasted Tomatoes
This super easy vegan creamy tomato pasta comes together in minutes and is loved by adults and kids alike! Simply cook your pasta, add the sauce ingredients to a blender (no chopping necessary!) and blend until creamy. Pour the sauce over your cooked pasta, sprinkle with basil, and enjoy!
The Best Vegan Bolognese Sauce
This is the BEST Vegan Bolognese sauce! A classic Italian favorite made using cauliflower, mushrooms, and walnuts. It’s meaty, rich, hearty, savory, and absolutely delicious! It’s also completely oil-free and plant-based.
Gallina Pinta Soup, a thick stew of beans and hominy made in the Sonora style, an authentic Mexican recipe gone vegan.
Spicy Peanut-Ginger Soba Noodles
These spicy, peanutty noodles are super simple to whip up and are satisfying for a lunch or dinner bowl. Need more oomph? Try adding tofu cubes or spicy chickpeas.
Vegan Pepper Steak with Onions
Vegan Pepper Steak With Onions made with Butler soy curls, sliced bell pepper, and savory onions cooked in a delicious Asian-inspired brown sauce. Serve over rice for one of the easiest, most delicious, healthy, and unforgettable meals.
I hope you enjoy the recipes in this round-up and hopefully, they inspire you to get the kitchen and cook it up! And, special thanks to all the wonderful bloggers that contributed their creations to help you.
I hope this collection keeps you cooking for months or even years to come and keeps your belly full.
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