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Incredible Vegan Dinner Recipes to Put on Your Menu ASAP

The best vegan dinner recipes that are packed with protein and perfect for any day of the week. You’ll find plenty of quick & easy vegan dinners, vegan takes on traditional comfort food, and more that are guaranteed to even impress meat-eaters!

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I love taking traditionally meat-heavy dishes and putting a vegan twist on them with different proteins, spices and flavors. In this round up, you’ll find over 50 of the best vegan dinner recipes to put on your menu ASAP! These delicious, healthy vegan recipes pack plenty of fiber and protein, so I guarantee you won’t be missing the meat. Plus, most of them are drizzled or tossed in some amazing vegan sauces — you might just want to dip your whole life in them. SO GOOD.

These vegan dinner ideas cover pretty much anything you could ever want in a satisfying meal. I divided them into the following:

  • Vegan pasta recipes
  • Meat-free comfort foods (vegan takes on traditional, meat-heavy dishes!)
  • Cozy soups
  • Hearty stews, chilis & curries
  • Flavorful vegan burgers
  • Vegan rice dishes
  • Vegan sandwiches, salads & wraps

Pick a few new vegan favorites to put on your Meatless Monday menu this week! If you make any of these vegan dinners be sure to head to the recipe to leave a comment and a rating so I know how you liked it. Enjoy, xo!

vegan stir fry noodles in a bowl with chopsticks

Vegan Noodles & Pasta Recipes

Noodles are naturally a good source of protein and fiber (especially whole wheat ones!) but feel free to use gluten free noodles if you’d like, too. Each of these vegan pasta recipes has a flavorful sauce and a boost of veggies, too!

30 Minute Vegan Stir Fry Sesame Noodles with Chickpeas & Basil

Easy Vegan Mac and Cheese

Kickin’ Vegan Taco Pasta with Sweet Corn

Crispy Broccoli Sweet and Spicy Sesame Tahini Noodles

Vegan Pasta Primavera with Creamy Garlic Cashew Sauce

Creamy Chipotle Sweet Potato Penne Pasta

Creamy Roasted Butternut Squash Pasta with Peas

Vegan Butternut Squash Lasagna with Garlic Tahini Tofu Cream

vegan enchiladas in a pan

Meat-Free Comfort Foods

Your favorite comfort foods like meatloaf, sloppy joes, enchiladas, and even pot pie just got a vegan makeover! These recipes are packing plant-based protein from tofu, beans and other legumes.

Vegan & Gluten Free Curry Chickpea Pot Pie with Sweet Potato ‘Crust’

Vegan Egg Roll in a Bowl

Mom’s Ultimate Vegetarian Lentil Loaf

Kung Pao Chickpea & Brussels Sprouts Stir-Fry

The Most Delicious Meatless Black Bean Loaf with Creamy Avocado Verde Sauce

Vegan Butternut Squash Black Bean Enchiladas with Jalapeño Cashew Crema

Vegan Turmeric Pineapple Tofu Kabobs

Vegetarian Slow Cooker Lentil Sloppy Joes over Spaghetti Squash

Healthy Sesame-Orange Ginger Chickpea Stir-Fry

vegan butternut squash lentil soup in a bowl

Cozy Soups

Warm, nourishing soups that are guaranteed to fill you up even without any meat. Enjoy as-is or with your favorite plant-based sides!

Vegan Curried Pumpkin Lentil Soup

Vegan White Bean & Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

The Best Minestrone Soup

Easy Creamy Vegan Tomato Soup (using canned tomatoes)

Healing Curry Butternut Squash Lentil Soup (with a slow cooker option!)

Sweet Potato Zoodle Bowls with Golden Turmeric Coconut Milk Sauce

Slow Cooker Taco Lentil Soup

Homemade Roasted Tomato Basil Soup

Quick & Easy Black Bean Soup

thai green curry in a pot

Hearty Stews, Chilis & Curries

Is there anything better than a warm bowl of chili, curry, or a hearty stew? These recipes are SO nourishing and filled with vegetables and cozy flavors. Plus, you’ll find vegan protein sources like chickpeas. lentils and tofu.

Healing Lemongrass Chickpea Thai Green Curry with Toasted Coconut Brown Rice

Butternut Squash, Chickpea & Lentil Moroccan Stew

Actually, the Best Vegetarian Chili Ever

Creamy Vegan Corn Chowder

Vegan Slow Cooker Tofu Tikka Masala

Coconut Curried Sweet Potato and Lentil Stew

Nourishing Yellow Chickpea Pumpkin Curry with Coconut Brown Rice

Thai Peanut Coconut Cauliflower Chickpea Curry

Vegetarian Tofu Cashew Coconut Curry

Vegan Curried Sweet Potato Corn Chowder

Lentil & Quinoa Chili

vegan sweet potato burger on a wooden board

Flavorful Vegan Burgers, Wraps & Sandwiches

Curb those burger and sandwich cravings with your new fav vegan versions! Traditional veggie burgers just got a delicious makeover with wonderful spices and sauces, and you’ll come back to these easy wraps and sandwiches again and again.

Vegan Sweet Potato Burgers

Vegan Curry Chickpea Salad Collard Wraps

Ultimate Vegan Black Bean Burgers with Creamy Tahini Garlic Sauce

Smashed Chickpea Avocado Salad Sandwich with Cranberries + Lemon

Sweet & Spicy Quinoa Beet Burgers with Mango & Sprouts

Vegetarian Calabacitas Quesadillas

Vegan Curry-Spiced Sweet Potato & Wild Rice Burgers

Vegan Pecan Apple Chickpea Salad Wraps

Puerto Rican rice and beans in a bowl

Vegan Rice Dishes

Gotta love an everything-in-a-bowl meal, especially when it’s packed with amazing flavors. Many of these vegan dishes are inspired by my Puerto Rican mama, and they’re all some of my favs to meal prep.

Mom’s Authentic Puerto Rican Rice and Beans

Vegan Mango Black Bean Green Rice Burrito Bowls

One Pot Vegan Coconut Curried Brown Rice with Tofu

Mama’s Chickpeas in Sofrito with Arroz con Gandules

Vegan Macadamia Coconut Tofu Bowls

Arroz con Gandules (rice with pigeon peas)

Vegan Sweet Potato Buddha Bowl with Orange Sesame Almond Butter Dressing

curry roasted cauliflower sweet potato salad on a platter

Protein-Packed Vegan Salads

No boring salads here! These beautiful plant-based salads are truly a full meal with lots of hearty vegetables and protein. You’ll want to use the variety of dairy free dressings on EVERYTHING.

Curry Roasted Cauliflower Sweet Potato Salad

Spicy Cashew Thai Chickpea Broccoli Salad

Vibrant Curry Cashew Chickpea Quinoa Salad

Famous Crunchy Cashew Thai Quinoa Salad

Vegan Curried Broccoli Chickpea Salad

Fiesta Mango Black Bean Quinoa Salad

One Pot Moroccan Chickpea Quinoa Salad

Cashew Crunch Shredded Brussels Sprouts Salad

Winter Roasted Butternut Squash Black Lentil Salad with Grapes + Arugula

Kale, Edamame & Quinoa Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

Chopped Thai Chickpea Salad with Curry Peanut Dressing

If you make any of these vegan dinner recipes, be sure to leave a comment below and let me know how you liked it! You can also tag #ambitiouskitchen on Instagram so that I can see your creations. Thank you, xo!

This post was originally published on January 16th, 2021, and republished on January 22nd, 2022.

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