100+ Vegan Dinner Ideas (Easy Vegan Recipes!!)

Looking for a some simple vegan dinner ideas? Here’s 100+ tasty vegan recipes that are easy to prepare, totally delicious, and perfect for any occasion! From hearty pasta dishes to comforting soups, flavorful stir-fries and more! There’s something for everyone on this list.

Veganism is a great way to improve your health, reduce your environmental impact, and support animal welfare. But it can be challenging to come up with new and exciting vegan dinner ideas on a regular basis.

That’s where this blog post comes in! We’ve gathered 100 of our favorite vegan dinner recipes to help you spice up your weeknights. From hearty pasta dishes to comforting soups to flavorful stir-fries, there’s something for everyone on this list.

The BEST Vegan Dinner Ideas

Curry served in bowl with sour cream and lime wedges.
Try this hearty and creamy Black Bean Curry for an easy vegan dinner tonight! Canned black beans are simmered in a fragrant and aromatic coconut milk sauce, leaving you with a comforting meal in just 20 minutes.
Vegan Black Bean Curry
Overhead shot of roasted cauliflower salad in grey bowl with spoon next to small bowl of tahini dressing.
This Cauliflower Chickpea Salad with Creamy Tahini Dressing combines roasted cauliflower & chickpeas with fluffy quinoa and creamy avocados. It’s a healthy, protein-packed salad that can be made ahead of time. 
Cauliflower Salad with Creamy Tahini Dressing
Two hands holding assembled buddha bowl.
These Sweet Potato Buddha Bowls are topped with roasted sweet potatoes, peppers and chickpeas and drizzled with a tangy green mojo sauce. It's a healthy (vegetarian + vegan) dinner or lunch. 
Sweet Potato Buddha Bowl
Overhead shot of farro salad in large black bowl with spoon.
This Farro Salad with Basil & Lemon Tahini Dressing is a delicious salad that can be made ahead of time, making it perfect for busy workday lunches or potlucks.
Vegan Farro Salad
Bowl of butternut curry with rice and spoon.
This Indian Butternut Squash Curry is a delicious vegetarian squash curry simmered with fragrant spices and rich coconut milk.
Thai Butternut Squash Curry
PREPARED SQUASH SALAD IN BOWL.
This Roasted Squash Salad with Creamy Tahini Dressing combines roasted butternut squash & chickpeas with fluffy quinoa and a dreamy, creamy maple tahini dressing. It’s a delicious and fresh  salad that can be made ahead of time.
Roasted Squash Salad with Maple Tahini Dressing
Overhead shot of thai mushroom salad on speckled grey plate with lime wedges.
30-Minute Thai Mushroom Salad is tangy, spicy, amazingly delicious yet deceptively easy to make. Topped with toasted rice powder for a delicious crunch. 
Vegan Thai Mushroom Salad
Overhead shot of peanut tofu on bowl of rice.
Spicy Peanut Tofu Bowls served on a bed of coconut-lime rice, with quick pickled red peppers. Perfect for easy meal prep or a quick weeknight dinner.
Spicy Peanut Tofu Bowls
Overhead shot of vegan caesar salad on plate with small bowl of dressing.
This Vegan Caesar Salad has all the tanginess and creaminess that you'd expect from a traditional Caesar salad, but it's completely plant based. Topped with fresh avocado, cripsy fried capers and croutons. 
Vegan Caesar Salad
Sweet potato chili in blue bowl topped with tortilla strips and sour cream.
A bowl of cozy and comforting vegetarian Sweet Potato Chili is the perfect weeknight meal. It’s so hearty and flavorful that you won’t even miss the meat!
Sweet Potato Chili
Overhead shot of aloo vindaloo in bowl with rice.
This Potato Vindaloo Curry recipe is a spicy Indian vegetarian dish that makes a quick and healthy lunch or dinner.
Potato Vindaloo Curry
CLOSEUP OF VEGETARIAN SUSHI ROLLS ON GREY PLATE.
Vegetarian Sushi Spicy “Tuna” Rolls are loaded with soft, luscious, and spicy “tuna” made from tomatoes! They taste just like the classic sushi roll but are loaded with plant-based goodness.
Vegan Spicy Sushi Rolls
Overhead closeup view of split pea dal with pickled red onions
This Instant Pot Dal comes together with minimal effort with the help of your electric pressure cooker. These delicious bowls of dal are topped with quick-pickled red onion and tangy yogurt for an unforgettable, vegetarian meal that’s perfect for Meatless Monday or any day of the week. 
Instant Pot Dal
Side view of curried butternut squash soup in bowl with swirl of yogurt on top.
This Curried Butternut Squash Soup is deliciously rich & creamy and perfect for chilly fall days. (Vegan + Vegetarian options)
Curried Butternut Squash Soup
Overhead shot of baked buffalo cauliflower bites in serving dish next to small bowl of blue cheese and carrots & celery sticks.
Buffalo Cauliflower Bites are crispy, spicy & amazingly delicious! Enjoy these healthy vegetarian buffalo wings with homemade blue cheese or ranch dip.
Buffalo Cauliflower Bites
Bursting with hearty Asian flavors, slow cooker vegan miso ramen soup is a simple dish. This crock pot ramen soup pairs tofu with celery, carrot, bok choy and mushroom — so nourishing and delicious!
Vegan Miso Ramen Soup
Chickpea and Spinach Curry: A simple curry with chickpeas, greens, fire-roasted tomatoes, coconut milk, lime juice, cilantro and garam masala.
Chickpea and Spinach Curry
A simple plant-based stir fry with Japanese eggplants and oyster mushrooms sautéed in a garlic ginger soy sauce.
Japanese Eggplant and Mushroom Stir Fry
This vegan spinach and mushroom pasta is fast, easy, and totally delicious! It makes the perfect healthy and gluten-free weeknight meal.
Spinach and Mushroom Pasta
This mushroom barley soup is healthy, hearty, and deliciously comforting. It’s easy to make, flavorful, and will warm you up!
Vegan Mushroom Barley Soup
These Mediterranean vegan meal prep bowls are filled with healthy, fresh ingredients that include protein and good fats. These bowls are ready in under half an hour!
Mediterranean Vegan Meal Prep Bowls
Creamy Carrot & Parsnip Soup combines roasted root vegetables, cannellini beans & vegetable broth with a hint of spicy harissa paste & lime.
Spicy Carrot and Parsnip Soup
Boldly flavored, super hearty and incredibly easy, this vegan walnut and lentil bolognese recipe takes your plant-based eating goals to new heights.
Walnut and Lentil Bolognese
Hearty, healthy and vegan, this ten minute cauliflower gnocchi dinner is almost too good to be true. Almost.
Cauliflower Gnocchi with Kale-Cashew Pesto
Creamy, garlicky, gingery homemade peanut sauce makes this super healthy tofu and vegetable stir-fry into a hearty, satisfying vegan dinner even omnivores will love.
Tofu Stir-Fry with Peanut Sauce
Tomatoe-y, hearty, and comforting, are just three of our favorite things about this herby, flavor-packed vegetable stew.
Ratatouille
These vegan black bean meatballs are perfect as an appetizer, or to freeze for when you need some balls to throw in your spaghetti sauce!
Black Bean Meatballs
This easy and healthy homemade vegetable soup with vegan dumplings is tasty, comforting, and you won’t spend all day in the kitchen!
Vegan Vegetable Soup with Dumplings
This vegan taco salad recipe is seriously the best for a summer meal, or for an easy meal prep recipe. It’s easy, delicious, and loaded with protein.
Vegan Taco Salad
This vegetarian main dish is made with a vegetable lentil filling and topped with mashed potatoes for a vegan twist on classic shepherd’s pie that’s perfect during the holidays or anytime of year.
Lentil Shepherd’s Pie
This vegan chickpea meatloaf is easy to make with simple ingredients and makes a wonderful vegetarian main for the holidays or family meals.
Chickpea Meatloaf
Healthy, filling and delicious vegan sloppy joes made with nutritious lentils in a sweet and savory sauce, served on toasted buns and topped with tangy cabbage slaw.
Vegan Sloppy Joes
Vegetable Pot Pie with roasted butternut squash, lentils, and kale topped with a golden puff pasty crust – a cozy vegan dinner!
Vegan Pot Pie
Coconut curry roasted sweet potato lentil bowl with black lentils, mushrooms, kale, sweet potato over a bed of jasmine rice — a delicious vegan entrée.
Coconut Curry Roasted Sweet Potato Lentil Bowl
These crispy adobo mushroom tacos feature dense oyster mushrooms marinated in a flavorful chipotle mixture.
Adobo Mushroom Tacos
Vegan Cauliflower Soup with Garlic Croutons – super creamy, very comforting, and surprisingly filling. Freezer-friendly!
Vegan Cauliflower Soup with Garlic Croutons
This veganized butter chicken is sure to become a new dinner favourite! It’s beautifully spiced and wonderfully creamy. The grilled tofu has a great texture, bursting with flavour, while the blended cashews and coconut milk add a velvety creaminess to this delicious curry.
Vegan Butter “Chicken”
These BBQ Jackfruit Sandwiches are completely vegan but taste just like pulled pork! They’re meaty, juicy, and spicy. One of our favorite jackfruit recipes!
BBQ Jackfruit Sandwiches
A comfort food classic, made vegan! Vegan Pot Pie is ready in about an hour, and makes a delicious main dish for any holiday.
Vegan Pot Pie
Serve up a slice of the BEST vegetable vegan lasagna! Loaded with zucchini, mushrooms, carrots, squash and vegan spinach-ricotta cheese.
Vegan Lasagna
Vegan Irish Stew with Guinness, hearty veggies and flavorful herbs is an easy, one pot meal ready in no time!
Vegan Irish Stew
Vegan Burrito filled with a black bean + corn sofrito mix, rice, avocado and lettuce is the BEST! It’s a delicious, quick and easy snack, lunch or dinner!
Vegan Burrito
Make this sticky tofu in 20 minutes! Coated in a sweet and savory sauce, this delicious dish will have your family craving seconds.
Sticky Tofu
Create a vegan tamagoyaki with mung beans and tofu, a twist on the classic Japanese rolled omelet, perfect in vegan futomaki sushi rolls.
Vegan Tamagoyaki
This crispy eggplant pizza is made with caramelized onions, vegan mozzarella cheese, and fresh rosemary! Delicious and easy!
Vegan Pizza
These vegan stir fry noodles are delicious! Yaki udon is savory, smooth, and filling for easy weeknight dinners!
Vegan Stir Fry Noodles
Thai Lettuce Wraps are made with everyday ingredients and perfect for a healthy and delicious vegan lunch or dinner!
Thai Lettuce Wraps
You’re going to love this easy authentic falafel recipe! Tender and so good, this recipe is perfect for appetizers, lunches, or dinners!
Vegan Falafel
These easy weeknight butter beans have a light, lemony broth and are easily customized to use whatever veggies you have on hand!
Brothy Weeknight Butter Beans
This Vegan Pad Thai is a sweet, salty, and crunchy one-pot meal with rice noodles, veggies, and extra crispy tofu, ready in just 30 minutes.
Vegan Pad Thai
This easily made Butter Bean Stew is a great meat-free meal that is perfect for busy nights. It is a one-pot complete meal made in 30 minutes.
Butter Bean Stew
This vegan Creamy Polenta with Roasted Mushrooms is incredible with oyster mushrooms! Try it for an easy weeknight dinner or for date night!
Vegan Polenta with Roasted Mushrooms
Korean braised tofu (Dubu Jorim) is a quick stovetop vegan dish. It consists of pan-fried tofu slices braised in a sweet and spicy sauce.
Spicy Korean Braised Tofu
This creamy Vegan Spinach Artichoke Dip is the perfect healthy and easy dinner recipe. This recipe is: vegan, oil-free, gluten-free.
Vegan Spinach Artichoke Pasta
Thick and hearty vegan split pea soup filled with the usual mirepoix and spices, plus added cabbage for extra heftiness and flavor. Quick + easy recipe.
Vegan Split Pea Soup
Full of color and flavor, this authentic vegetable filled Vegan Paella is the BEST! Makes a great centerpiece and is a true crowd-pleaser!
Vegetable Paella
Soba Miso Soup with roasted veggies is the BEST! It’s hearty, full of flavor and texture, and perfect for chilly weather fare! Vegan & gluten free recipe.
Roasted Vegetable Soba Miso Soup
A simple vegan manicotti recipe with plant based ricotta filling and pasta sauce make this homemade Italian pasta dish a comforting family dinner!
Simple Vegan Manicotti
Eating savory oatmeal for dinner isn’t as crazy as it sounds with these mushroom-filled savory steel cut oats. Cheap, delicious, and hearty!
Savory Oatmeal Risotto
Fesenjan is a Persian flavorful and fragrant walnut, chickpea and pomegranate stew, topped with crispy eggplant and fresh pomegranate seeds.
Vegan Fesenjan
This watermelon tuna recipe transforms sweet, crisp watermelon into vegan sushi that will blow your mind with how much it actually tastes like fish!
Watermelon Tuna Poke Bowls
This Vegan Pumpkin Pasta with Sage is the ultimate comfort food. It’s creamy, hearty, and absolutely delicious.
Pumpkin Pasta with Sage
Once again, cauliflower has completely stolen the show! This buffalo cauliflower sandwich is easy to make and packed with deliciously spicy flavor!
Buffalo Cauliflower Sandwich
This Julia Child inspired recipe is a vegetarian and gluten free take on her classic. Make this vegetarian bourguignon today!
Vegetarian Mushroom Bourguignon
Thai tofu tom yum soup is one of the lightest, healthiest, and intensely flavourful meals. It’s umami-rich, citrusy, salty, and subtly sweet.
Vegan Thai Noodle Soup
This creamy tomato gnocchi soup is the best cozy soup for fall and winter with pillowy soft gnocchi and a flavorful fire roasted tomato base.
Vegan Tomato Gnocchi Soup
This simple miso dumpling soup can be made in just 15 minutes! A cozy, delicious soup you will make over and over again.
Miso Dumpling Soup
This fresh & healthy edamame mango salad is perfect for warm summer, evenings and picnics on the beach! High in protein and fibre, vegan, low fat, gluten-free.
Edamame Mango Salad
These vegan chorizo stuffed sweet potatoes are perfect for meal prepping. This protein packed meal is great year round!
Vegan Chorizo Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
This sweet and savory Grilled Sesame Peach Tofu is out of this world bursting with flavor. Simple to make and perfect for grilling season!
Grilled Sesame Peach Tofu
You will love this vegan tofu Paprikash as a traditional spin on a Hungarian paprikash. Simple and delicious!
Vegan Tofu Paprikash
Nothing hits the spot quite like a casserole! Comforting, satisfying, and perfect for feeding a crowd, this vegan casserole doesn’t skimp on flavor thanks to spicy green chiles and a creamy cashew jalapeño sauce. And the star of the show? Shredded tofu.
Vegan Green Chili Casserole
Say hello to one seriously satisfying salad: the vegan BLT! Think all the flavor of your favorite sandwich with salty tempeh bacon, tangy tomatoes, and crunchy lettuce tossed in a creamy ranch dressing. Nourishing and DREAMY!
Vegan BLT Salad with Avocado Tempeh Bacon
Introducing our GO-TO side for summer gatherings (and beyond!): three bean salad! It travels well, keeps well, and comes together fast with simple, affordable pantry staples. 
Three Bean Salad
Boring weeknight dinners, step aside! This savory, satisfying sheet pan meal combines caramelized roasted veggies with crumbled tofu and a tahini or garlicky hummus sauce. 
Tofu Veggie Sheet Pan Meal
This is the absolute best Vegan Eggplant Parmesan! Layers of breaded eggplant are smothered in marinara and vegan cheese before being baked to perfection.
Vegan Eggplant Parmesan
Vegan Chicken Nuggets are perfectly poppable bites that are great for dunking into your favorite dipping sauce! Tofu is quickly marinated in a mixture of soy sauce and seasonings before being coated in seasoned cornflake crumbs and baked in the oven until nice and crispy. Make them for your kids, or just to indulge your own inner child!
Vegan Chicken Nuggets
Meat-free Vegan Kebabs made from marinated soy curls and tender veggies. Grill them up for a flavorful summer meal or make them in the oven instead!
Vegan Kebabs
Seriously easy 1-pan Skillet Enchiladas are ready to eat in less than 30 minutes! Enjoy all the flavors of enchiladas without the work.
Vegan Skillet Enchiladas
This vegan crunchwrap is INSANE! Stuff this bad boy with whatever you like – I made it with sofritas tofu and cashew queso – and wrap it up, fry, and devour!
Vegan Crunchwrap Supreme
This EASY grilled or roasted cauliflower steak recipe is crispy, tender and caramelized, with simple ingredients: oil, spices, salt & pepper.
Cauliflower Steak
This baked cauliflower mac and cheese recipe is the BEST way to eat your veggies! An oozy, gooey cheese sauce coats tender cauliflower florets.
Cauliflower Mac and Cheese
These Greek Vegan Zucchini Fritters are the most scrumptious use for zucchini! Packed with herbaceous flavor, spices, and tangy vegan feta, these fritters are a flavor bomb! Perfectly crispy on the outside, tender and creamy on the inside!  
Vegan Zucchini Fritters
Roasted butternut squash gets stuffed with the most flavorful, umami-packed lentil filling, then drizzled with a creamy sauce made from the scooped out butternut squash. A hearty and very satisfying main course for any winter dinner, especially holiday meals!
Creamy Lentil Stuffed Butternut Squash
This is the BEST vegan mushroom stroganoff you will ever try! It’s packed with umami, is super flavorful, and is so creamy you won’t believe it’s dairy-free and vegan. It’s the ultimate comfort food!
Creamy Vegan Mushroom Stroganoff
These Vegan Beet Burgers are the most beautiful pink colour and can be made by baking, pan-frying or grilling. Each burger is packed with 20 grams of protein and 18 grams of fibre!
Beet Burgers
This Thai Green Curry Tofu features crispy tofu tossed up in a luscious creamy coconut sauce, with some spicy green curry! It’s a simple and healthy recipe that’s bursting with Thai flavour!
Thai Green Curry Tofu
Amazingly delicious vegan quesadillas made with an easy cashew cheese plus sauteed mushrooms, spinach, and garlic.
Vegan Quesadillas
This vegan wellington is a fun plant-based take on a popular high-end meal. With vegan beef, walnuts, and mushrooms, this recipe is rich and hearty. Plus, it’s a lot of fun to make, and goes perfectly with any holiday menu.
Mushroom Wellington
These Vegan Swedish Meatballs have the perfect meatball texture, and they’re coated in a rich, creamy sauce just like the original. A cozy comfort food dinner made without dairy and meat!
Vegan Swedish Meatballs
These beer-battered Vegan Fish Sticks are crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, and perfect for pairing with homemade vegan tartar sauce!
Vegan Fish Sticks
It's amazing how quick and easy these savory cakes are to whip up for a light lunch or dinner. Served with a rich Lemon-Garlic Aioli, crunchy chopped dill pickles, green onion, and fresh dill…this dish brightens up any day.
Crunchy Dill Chickpea Pancakes
This hearty dish is filled with so many amazing crunchy, chewy textures—the crispy roasted chickpeas and nutty butternut coating are a delightful contrast to the soft squash and chewy kale. 
Nutty Crusted Butternut Squash Bowl
This firecracker cauliflower is doused with a fiery blend of sriracha, peanut butter, vegan butter and miso and baked to perfection.
Firecracker Cauliflower
These Teriyaki King Oyster Mushrooms are scored and seared then drizzled with a homemade teriyaki sauce. Serve with rice and vegetables.
Teriyaki King Oyster Mushrooms
Vegan Mongolian Beef is a decadent dish with deep-fried soy curls in a thick sauce with ginger, garlic and brown sugar. Delicious!
Vegan Mongolian Beef
These Crispy Kung Pao Brussels Sprouts are battered and fried, then tossed in a garlic-ginger sauce. It is a indulgent and delicious dish!
Crispy Kung Pao Brussels Sprouts
Creamy and delicious Vegan Thai Peanut Curry made with a fresh peanut sauce, fresh vegetables, coconut milk and tofu.
Vegan Thai Peanut Curry
Our Vegan Katsu Curry features crispy breaded vegetables and a rich, creamy coconut curry sauce, a delicious combination of flavors and textures.
Vegan Katsu Curry
Miso-glazed Aubergine or Nasu Dengaku is a simple and delicious dish that the whole family will love, even meat lovers!
Miso Glazed Eggplant
French onion shepherd’s pie with lentils & cauliflower potato mash is a hearty and flavourful main course that will satisfy all eaters.
Vegan French Onion Shepherd’s Pie
This vegan frittata is perfect any time of day and a great way to enjoy seasonal veggies. High in protein, cheesy, and wonderfully egg-y!
Vegan Frittata
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    100+ Vegan Dinner Ideas

    Looking for a some simple vegan dinner ideas? Here's 100+ tasty vegan recipes that are easy to prepare, totally delicious, and perfect for any occasion! From hearty pasta dishes to comforting soups, flavorful stir-fries and more! There's something for everyone on this list. Try these Sweet Potato Buddha Bowls are topped with roasted sweet potatoes, peppers and chickpeas and drizzled with a tangy green mojo sauce.
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    Prep Time: 10 minutes
    Cook Time: 35 minutes
    Total Time: 45 minutes
    Servings: 4 people

    Ingredients

    • 1 cup quinoa
    • 2 cups water
    • 1 pound sweet potatoes (peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes (about 4 cups))
    • 4 Tablespoons olive oil (divided)
    • 1 Tablespoon nutritional yeast
    • 1 teaspoon cumin
    • 1/2 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
    • ½ teaspoon salt
    • ½ teaspoon pepper
    • 2 red bell peppers (sliced)
    • 1 15 oz. can chickpeas (drained and rinsed)
    • Zest of 1 lime
    • Mojo Sauce (for serving)

    Instructions

    • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
    • Rinse quinoa and add to pot with 2 cups water and a pinch of salt. Bring to boil then reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 15-20 minutes. Turn off heat and let stand 5-10 minutes.
    • Meanwhile, toss potatoes with 3 Tablespoons olive oil, nutritional yeast, cumin, chili powder, salt and pepper. Arrange in single layer on baking sheet. Roast for 15 minutes.
    • Add peppers to baking sheet and toss with remaining 1 Tablespoon olive oil. Bake for an additional 15-20 minutes until potatoes are tender and peppers are slightly charred.
    • Remove from oven and toss with chickpeas and lime zest. Season with additional salt and pepper, to taste.
    • While vegetables are roasting, prepare the Mojo Sauce.
    • To serve, top cooked quinoa with sweet potato-chickpea mixture, mojo sauce and additional toppings, as desired. Enjoy.

    Notes

    • I prefer to eat my Buddha bowls at room temperature, after the quinoa and roasted veggies have cooled just a bit. However, these bowls are also amazing served cold or warm, making them super versatile and perfect for a grab and go lunch.
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    Nutrition

    Calories: 408kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 369mg | Potassium: 793mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 18025IU | Vitamin C: 78.7mg | Calcium: 67mg | Iron: 3.4mg

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