Easy Vegan Recipes

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If you love vegan recipes that are easy to make, super flavorful, and budget-friendly…then this roundup is just for you! We’ve put together a well-rounded list of Easy Vegan Recipes including vegan dinner recipes, vegan pasta recipes, and vegan soup recipes. Although these recipes are vegan, don’t let the title fool you! They are still hearty, full of bold flavors, and would probably impress some omnivores too! ;)

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Vegan Dinner Recipes

1. Lentil Bolognese

Lentil Bolognese

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Lentil bolognese is a rich and hearty pasta sauce that is budget-friendly and full of bold flavors. Plus, it makes tasty leftovers!
4.66 from 40 votes
$5.58 recipe / $1.40 serving Get the Recipe

We’re starting things off with this super hearty, rich, and flavorful Lentil Bolognese sauce. The lentils work as a great meat substitute in this pasta sauce along with lots of veggies, herbs, and spices for an incredibly delicious dinner meal.

2. Vegan Peanut Stew

Vegan Peanut Stew

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With a rich peanut and tomato sauce, sweet potatoes, collard greens, and crunchy peanuts, this Vegan Peanut Stew is comfort in a bowl! 
4.87 from 223 votes
$6.38 recipe / $1.06 serving Get the Recipe

This rich and creamy Vegan Peanut Stew is so incredibly flavorful, super comforting, and truly a meal in a bowl!

3. Creamy Coconut Curry Lentils With Spinach

Creamy Coconut Curry Lentils with Spinach

A hand dipping a piece of naan into the Creamy Coconut Curried Lentils with Spinach on a plate with curry roasted carrots
These rich, creamy, and earthy Coconut Curry Lentils are an easy and delicious vegan option for dinner or weekly meal prep!
4.98 from 112 votes
$6.29 recipe / $1.57 serving Get the Recipe

Creamy Coconut Curry Lentils with Spinach are made with a delicious, rich and creamy coconut sauce that goes perfectly with some fresh naan!

4. Sheet Pan Portobello Fajitas

Sheet Pan Portobello Fajitas

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Sheet Pan Portobello Fajitas are an easy and flavorful vegetarian dinner idea that all cooks on one pan for easy cleanup!
4.82 from 33 votes
$10.81 recipe / $2.70 serving Get the Recipe

Switch things up for dinner this week with these easy Sheet Pan Portobello Fajitas! They’re smoky, spicy, and perfect with some avocado and a little lime juice squeezed on top!

Easy Vegan Recipes

5. Vegan Creamy Mushroom Ramen

Vegan Creamy Mushroom Ramen

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This incredibly simple Vegan Creamy Mushroom Ramen is a rich and flavorful 15 minute meal that only requires a handful of ingredients! 
4.84 from 149 votes
$2.75 per serving Get the Recipe

Ditch the traditional ramen…this Vegan Creamy Mushroom Ramen recipe is rich in flavor, includes a delicious broth and comes together in just 15 minutes!

6. Southwest Tofu Scramble

Southwest Tofu Scramble

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This southwest tofu scramble is a super fast and filling meal that easy to customize and can be served several different ways.
5 from 8 votes
$3.61 recipe / $1.20 serving Get the Recipe

If you love a good breakfast scramble, then you’ve got to try this Southwest Tofu Scramble. It has lots of flavor and comes together in just 15 minutes!

7. 15-Minute Vegetable Curry

15-Minute Vegetable Curry

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Creamy coconut milk, flavorful vegetable broth, and curry powder come together to create a simple yet delicious vegetable curry.
4.75 from 32 votes
$5.93 recipe / $1.48 serving Get the Recipe

This Vegetable Curry will be your go-to recipe when you really want a fast, simple and delicious dinner meal.

8. Easy Vegetable Stir Fry

Easy Vegetable Stir Fry

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Vegetable stir fry is a quick and easy option for dinner, plus it's super flexible and a great way to use up leftovers from your fridge!
5 from 17 votes
$9.06 recipe / $2.27 serving Get the Recipe

I absolutely love stir-fry recipes and this Vegetable Stir Fry is super simple to make and easy to customize with your favorite veggies or extra add-ins!

Vegan Pasta Recipes

9. Cold Peanut Noodle Salad

Cold Peanut Noodle Salad

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This Cold Peanut Noodle Salad with homemade peanut lime dressing is the perfect meal prep for summer! No reheating necessary.
4.89 from 100 votes
$5.30 recipe / $1.33 serving Get the Recipe

This Cold Peanut Noodle Salad is a super simple salad recipe that comes together with just a few ingredients and is topped with a creamy, tangy, peanut-lime dressing.

10. Bruschetta Pasta

Bruschetta Pasta

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Bruschetta pasta is super light and fresh, featuring ripe tomatoes, aromatic basil, and a quick and easy balsamic vinaigrette.
4.20 from 5 votes
$5.30 recipe / $0.88 serving Get the Recipe

This fresh Bruschetta Pasta is the perfect summer pasta that’s inspired by the flavors and ingredients in Bruschetta. It makes a great side dish for dinner or you can add other ingredients and make it a meal!

11. 15-Minute Vegetable Lo Mein

15-Minute Vegetable Lo Mein

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When you need dinner to be fast, easy, and satisfying, this Vegetable Lo Mein is your answer. It's as simple and satisfying as it gets!
4.67 from 24 votes
$6.33 recipe / $3.17 serving Get the Recipe

A super scaled back 15-Minute Vegetable Lo Mein recipe that’s simple to make, convenient, and satisfying. It includes crisp veggies, comforting noodles, and an easy salty sauce!

12. Peanut Tofu Noodle Bowls

Peanut Tofu Noodle Bowls

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These Peanut Tofu Noodle Bowls feature light and airy rice noodles, cold crunchy vegetables, and a deliciously bright peanut lime dressing.
4.84 from 30 votes
$10.40 recipe / $2.60 serving Get the Recipe

These Peanut Tofu Noodle Bowls are light and fresh with crispy tofu, fresh vegetables, and a simple peanut lime dressing.

Vegan Soup Recipes

13. Easy Rosemary Garlic White Bean Soup

Easy Rosemary Garlic White Bean Soup

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This incredibly easy Rosemary Garlic White Bean Soup takes only eight simple ingredients to deliver a bowl full of rich, bold flavor.
4.76 from 153 votes
$2.49 recipe / $0.62 serving Get the Recipe

This creamy, cozy, Rosemary Garlic White Bean Soup comes together with just eight simple ingredients and its perfect with homemade croutons or a piece of crusty bread for dipping.

14. Tomato Lentil Soup

Tomato Lentil Soup

A bowl of tomato lentil sup with bread on the side
This tomato lentil soup is full of vegetables and herbs for a simple, flavorful, and warming winter soup. Makes great leftovers!
4.91 from 43 votes
$4.74 recipe / $0.79 serving Get the Recipe

Tomato Lentil Soup is super hearty, comforting, packed with veggies, and perfect to enjoy any time of the year.

15. Cabbage Soup

Cabbage Soup

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Forget the cabbage soup diet, you'll want to eat this super healthy vegetable-filled cabbage soup just because it tastes incredible! 
4.85 from 120 votes
$7.89 recipe / $0.99 serving Get the Recipe

This Cabbage Soup recipe is extremely flavorful, loaded with veggies, and made with a simple herb-filled broth. And this recipe makes a LOT so it’s perfect to enjoy throughout the week or freeze some for later.

16. Vegetable Barley Soup

Vegetable Barley Soup

Overhead view of a pot full of vegetable barley soup with bread on the side
Loaded with colorful vegetables and filling pearled barley, this Vegetable Barley Soup is a healthy, freezer-friendly staple recipe for winter!
4.75 from 76 votes
$6.67 recipe / $1.11 serving Get the Recipe

If you want a soup that’s super filling, packed with tons of flavor, and vegan…then definitely try this Vegetable Barley Soup recipe. It’s extremely versatile and it makes a huge batch so it’s perfect to freeze and enjoy later.

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