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Vegan cooking is a popular trend these days. It's not hard to make your favorite dish vegan, but it can be tricky to know exactly what you need to do in order to make your dish vegan. Here are some tips on how

With everything from creamy pastas to burgers and beyond, these 85 vegan recipes will get you excited to cook (and eat!) plant-based meals at home.

Vegan recipes

1. Creamy Broccoli Vegan Pasta

This luscious creamy vegan pasta will give any traditional mac and cheese a run for its money. Instead of containing dairy, the smooth, tangy sauce is a protein-packed blend of white beans, nutritional yeast, and lemon juice.

Creamy Vegan Pasta Recipe

2. Butternut Squash Stuffed Shells

This recipe is an all-time Love and Lemons fan favorite, and for good reason. Even the biggest cheese lovers will fall for its bright, creamy spinach “ricotta,” caramelized cubes of butternut squash, and rich cashew cream sauce.

Vegan recipes

3. Spaghetti Bolognese

You won’t miss the meat in this hearty vegan version of spaghetti bolognese! Walnuts and lentils pack it with protein, while sage, mushrooms, rosemary, and balsamic fill it with rich, savory flavor.

Vegan pasta recipes

4. Creamy Pasta Pomodoro

This easy vegan pasta is basically everything I want to eat for dinner any night of the week! An easy creamy tomato sauce (just cashews+marinara!) coats a 50/50 mix of fresh veggies and floppy rigatoni noodles.

Vegan pasta recipes

5. Best Vegan Pizza

Who says you need cheese to make a crave-worthy pizza? This easy vegan pizza may be my all-time favorite! I top chewy homemade pizza dough with a lemony cashew cream sauce, a jumble of savory, spicy, crisp, and juicy veggies, and big handfuls of fresh basil.

6. Creamy Vegan Pasta Salad 7. Broccoli Pasta Salad 8. Creamy Shiitake & Kale Pasta 9. Creamy Pumpkin Penne

Taco & Tex Mex Vegan Recipes

Vegan pizza

10. Jerk Spiced Vegan Tacos

Saucy jackfruit mimics jerk-spiced chicken in these hearty vegan tacos. Topped with a fresh mango, cucumber, and avocado salsa, they’re a fun, filling, and delicious vegan meal.

Vegan jackfruit tacos

11. Veggie Fajitas

Smoky grilled mushrooms take the place of meat in these easy vegan fajitas. The fajita veggies take minutes to make, so you can get straight to the good part: loading them into tortillas with guacamole, tomatillo salsa, and pickled jalapeños for pop!

Vegan recipes

12. Chipotle Cauliflower Nachos

There’s no cheese hiding in the oozy, gooey orange queso you see above. Instead, it’s a tangy, smoky blend of cauliflower, potatoes, and chipotles in adobo sauce. Add lots of tortilla chips, pineapple salsa, pico de gallo, and black beans into the mix, and you have absolute nacho heaven. We also love this vegan cheese recipe that’s super easy to make.

13. Portobello Steak Burrito Bowls 14. Stuffed Poblano Peppers 15. Cauliflower Rice Burrito Bowl 16. Vegetarian Tacos with Avocado Tomatillo Sauce 17. Portobello Mushroom Tacos with Jalapeño Ranch

Vegan Burger & Sandwich Recipes

Vegan dinner recipes

18. Best Veggie Burger

When I say that this is the best veggie burger, I mean it. Made with wholesome plant-based ingredients like mushrooms and walnuts and seasoned with tamari and smoked paprika, these patties are hearty, satisfying, and packed with smoky umami flavor.

Best veggie burger

19. Easy Homemade Falafel

Falafel was the first food that showed me how flavorful vegan dinner recipes could be, and this crispy baked version is sure to do the same for you. Serve it with hummus, pickled red onions, and fresh veggies to really take it over the top.

Vegan recipes

20. BBQ Jackfruit Sandwiches

This plant-based version of a classic BBQ sandwich is every bit as delicious as a traditional one! I simmer jackfruit with sautéed onions and a smoky chipotle BBQ sauce before piling it onto buns with a quick slaw and crunchy pickles.

Vegan dinner recipes

21. Vegan Meatballs

Whether you stuff them into subs or pile them onto pasta, these savory, smoky vegan meatballs are guaranteed to be a hit.

Vegan recipes

22. Tempeh BLT

If you’re thinking about switching to a plant-based diet, you don’t have to bid farewell to BLTs forever. Swap crispy marinated tempeh for the traditional “B,” and keep things simple by pairing it with the classic “L” and “T.” Otherwise, take your sandwich one step further and finish it with two creamy spreads, avocado, and (of course) extra veggies!

23. Egg Salad Sandwiches 24. Chickpea Salad Picnic Sandwiches 25. Black Bean Veggie Burger 26. Portobello Mushroom Burgers

Sushi & Noodle Vegan Recipes

Vegan recipes

27. Shiitake Maki Sushi

Who needs takeout when you can make delicious sushi at home? Savory roasted shiitake mushrooms and a vibrant carrot-ginger dipping sauce make this vegan sushi just as good as any you’d get at a restaurant.

Vegan pasta recipes

28. Sesame Soba Noodles

These super fresh soba noodles are the perfect make-ahead lunch. I love this version with watermelon radishes and snap peas, but the light, tangy sesame dressing pairs well all sorts of veggies. Feel free to swap in your seasonal favorites!

Vegan soup recipes

29. Easy Vegetarian Pho

Mushrooms, bok choy, and a richly spiced homemade broth round out this vegan version of traditional Vietnamese pho.

30. Avocado Cucumber Sushi 31. Sesame Orange Noodle Bowls 32. Spiralized Daikon Noodle Bowls 33. Bok Choy Stir Fry

Creamy Vegan Soups and Hearty Stews

Tomato soup

34. Creamy Tomato Soup with Vegan Grilled Cheese Croutons

There’s no reason that tomato soup shouldn’t be vegan-friendly! Instead of using dairy in this soup recipe, I blend in chickpeas to make it thick and creamy. It’s great on its own, but a big handful of toasty vegan grilled cheese croutons makes it completely irresistible.

Butternut squash soup

35. Butternut Squash Soup

I have this butternut squash soup recipe on repeat from the first day of fall until the last day of winter. It’s light, comforting, and easy to make, and fresh rosemary, sage, and ginger fill it with robust, cozy flavor.

Easy vegan dinner recipes

36. Cream of Mushroom Soup

This homemade cream of mushroom soup is too good to hide inside any casserole! Instead of nuts or dairy, its super creamy texture comes from blended cauliflower.

Lentil soup

37. Best Lentil Soup

You likely have all the ingredients to this creamy curried lentil soup in your pantry already. That’s good news for you, because it’s so warming, nourishing, and flavorful that you’ll want to try it ASAP.

Vegetable curry

38. Easy Coconut Curry

This curry is one of my go-to easy vegan recipes for busy weeknights. Chock full of fresh veggies and warming spices, it’s bright, nourishing, and comforting.

39. Many Veggie Soup 40. Vegetarian Chili 41. Creamy Asparagus Soup 42. Golden Turmeric Noodle Miso Soup 43. Roasted Red Pepper Soup 44. Wild Rice Soup 45. Oyster Mushroom Soup 46. Split Pea Corn Chowder 47. Broccoli Cheese Soup 48. Creamy Cauliflower Soup 49. Corn Chowder 50. Miso Soup

Substantial Salad Vegan Recipes

Easy vegan dinner recipes

51. Roasted Cauliflower Salad

This salad has everything: something briny, something bright, something nutty, something fresh. Whether you pack it for lunch or serve it as a dinner side dish, it’s a recipe you’re sure to love.

Broccoli salad

52. Best Broccoli Salad

Smoky roasted nuts take the place of bacon in this vegan riff on classic broccoli salad. It’s also naturally sweetened, as the lightly creamy, tangy dressing gets a pop of sweetness from maple syrup instead of sugar.

Kale salad

53. Kale Salad with Carrot Ginger Dressing

This recipe will shatter any pre-conceived notion that kale salads are boring and bland. Loaded up with crunchy veggies, toasted pumpkin seeds, crispy chickpeas, avocado, and a vibrant carrot ginger dressing, it’s one of my favorite vegan dishes to make for lunch. It never fails to keep me full till dinnertime, and with all its colors, textures, and tastes, it’s fun to eat, too!

54. Healthy Taco Salad 55. Broccoli Pesto Quinoa Salad

Sharable Vegan Side Dish Recipes

Vegan recipes

56. Mashed Potatoes

Even mashed potato purists will fall for these fluffy, light vegan mashed potatoes! Roasted garlic infuses them with rich, nutty flavor, and a generous glug of olive oil gives them their crave-worthy creamy texture.

Easy vegan recipes

57. Creamed Spinach

Coconut milk takes the place of heavy cream in this fresh, delicious 15-minute side dish.

58. Roasted Potatoes 59. Rosemary Focaccia 60. Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes with Broccoli

Sauce & Dip Vegan Recipes

Vegan recipes

61. Tahini Sauces

If you’ve never tried tahini sauce, get ready to fall in love. Creamy, nutty, and lemony, there’s no limit on the ways to use it, especially when these 4 bold variations come into play!

Zucchini noodles

62. Best Guacamole

Yep, it’s vegan. 🙂

63. Cashew Cream 64. Homemade Hummus 65. Vegan Seven Layer Dip 66. Vegan Pimento Cheese 67. Tomatillo Salsa Verde

Vegetable Basics

Spaghetti squash

68. How to Make Zucchini Noodles

Zucchini noodles are such a fun way to add extra veggies to vegan pasta recipes! Try skipping regular noodles entirely, or use a 50/50 mix of zucchini noodles and pasta.

Cauliflower rice

69. How to Cook Spaghetti Squash

Skip the spaghetti, and make spaghetti squash instead! Serve it on its own as a healthy vegan side dish, toss it with pesto and roasted veggies, or go the classic spaghetti route and top it with a big scoop of marinara sauce.

Easy vegan recipes

70. How to Make Cauliflower Rice

Swapping cauliflower rice for regular rice is a great way to pack extra veggies into any stir fry, bowl, or curry dish. Fresh, light, and SUPER easy to make, it’ll become a staple in your kitchen!

Sweet potato fries

71. Pickled Red Onions

Keep these quick and easy pickled onions on hand to add a bright pop of flavor to your favorite vegan recipes! They’re the perfect finishing touch for salads, bowls, tacos, and more.

Vegan recipes

72. Sweet Potato Fries

Whether you serve them as a snack, an appetizer, or a side dish with your favorite sandwich, you’re guaranteed to love these crispy baked sweet potato fries. Chipotle sauce for dipping is optional, but highly recommended.

73. Roasted Butternut Squash 74. Roasted Red Peppers 75. Pickled Jalapeños 76. Roasted Cauliflower with Lemon Zest 77. Simple Roasted Beets 78. Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Grain & Legume Basics

85 Best Vegan Recipes

79. How to Cook Quinoa

Not only is quinoa loaded with protein and other nutrients, but it’s delicious, too! Its yummy nutty flavor works well in everything from cookies to grain bowls, and it cooks in just 15 minutes!

85 Best Vegan Recipes

80. Crispy Roasted Chickpeas

Warning: it’s hard to resist eating these crunchy, salty little guys straight out of the oven! If you can, enjoy them as a snack or top them onto vegan dinner recipes for extra protein.

81. How to Cook Farro 82. Cilantro Lime Rice 83. How to Cook Couscous 84. How to Cook Lentils 85. Baked Crispy Tofu

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