40 Vegan Dinner Recipes

Posted in Blog on 28.12.2019

40 Vegan Dinner Recipes

Looking for vegan dinner recipes? We’ve got a bit of everything from light spring dishes to filling summer recipes to hearty winter warmers!

Whether you’re trying to generally eat less meat, are thinking of giving Veganuary a go, wanting to cook with more plant based ingredients or looking for some vegan meal inspiration these 40 vegan dinner recipes should get your taste buds tingling!  Vegan food is certainly not bland or boring and with such a huge variety of ideas I’m positive no-one will even notice there’s no meat in any of them!

We’ve got …

  • Tacos, flatbreads and pizzas
  • Salads – both light summer salads and hearty salads filling enough to be a main course!
  • Pasta and noodles
  • Burgers and vegan patties
  • Hearty winter warmers
  • Easy week night meals

Let’s jump straight in – keep an eye on what’s in season wherever in the world you are and pick something for you and/or your family to tuck in to this week!


BBQ Bean and Lentil Tacos – haricot beans and olive green lentils are infused with all the smokey flavours of a super easy home made BBQ sauce!

Vegan Bruschetta and Arugula Flatbread Pizza | from Neurotic Mummy

Buffalo Cauliflower Tacos | from This Savory Vegan

Vegan Pesto Grilled Cheese | from Carrots and Flowers

Buffalo Chickpea Pizza with White Garlic Sauce | from Vegan Richa

Wheat Berry Summer Salad – plump little wheat berries are mixed with tonnes of veggies, fresh herbs and a creamy garlic, mustard dressing!  The perfect summer meal or an antidote to a chilly winter!

Vegan Tuna Pasta Salad | from Delicious Plants

Herb and Lemon Tomato Salad – fresh herbs, zingy lemon, sweet tomatoes, fiery red onion and garlic, crusty bread and just 5 minutes to whip the whole thing up! Vegan dinner really can be this easy!

Vegan Lasagne – absolutely packed with veggies and lentils in a rich tomato sauce and topped with a vegan cheese and pesto sauce.  We shouldn’t have favourites but this really is one of our most made vegan dinners at home!

Creamy Baked Vegan Gnocchi | from This Savory Vegan

40 Vegan Dinner Recipes

Creamy Lemon and Basil Pasta – this deliciously light but creamy vegan pasta sauce is quick and easy enough for a week night vegan dinner with its zingy flavours and special ingredients!

The Ultimate Vegan Mac and Cheese | from Vegan Huggs

Protein Packed Thai Pasta Salad | from Darn Good Veggies

Vegan Baked Ziti | from Nora Cooks

The Best Veggie Burgers – these are not a meat alternative burger.  If you’re looking for the taste and texture of a meat burger then these aren’t for you.  These burgers are for those of us who love real vegetables in our veggie burgers.

Vegan Meatball Sub | from Vegan Heaven

Mushy Pea, Parsnip and Potato Cakes – these light and fluffy veggie patties are a great way to use up any leftover veg! With their crispy jackets they’re also a super easy side dish, lunch or light vegan dinner!

Grilled Carrot Hot Dogs | from Educating Earthlings

BBQ Jackfruit Sliders – all the flavour of pulled pork with a smoky home made BBQ sauce.  These are messy but ohhh so delicious!

Chickpea “Crab” Cakes | from VegInspired

Falafel Burgers – If you’ve never made your own falafel it’s easier than you might  think.  And, in all honesty, so much tastier.  I find the shop bought ones to be either too bland or conversely over-spiced.  Serve these in home made spinach buns for a super healthy vegan meal!

Kid Friendly Veggie Nuggets – super easy to prepare and while I’ve called them veggie nuggets they’re actually vegan (and gluten free!) and can be made in advance for a great quick snack or lunch box treat!

Winter Veg Stew and Herb Dumplings – hearty and delicious, this one pot vegetable stew topped with crisp, vegan and gluten free herb dumplings is the perfect winter comfort food!

Roasted Garlic, Parsnip and White Bean Soup | from Yummy Beet

Vegan Tomato Soup – thick, rich and delicious, packed full of (hidden) veggie flavour and so simple to make – even the vegan cheesy croutons!

Hummus and Vegetable Pie – super tasty vegan roast or Christmas vegan dinner alternative, this vegetable pie is packed full of roasted veggies and hummus all wrapped up in crisp puff pastry!

Chestnut Mushroom Bourguignon – take some basic ingredients, bubble away for a couple of hours and you end up with something so full of warming flavours you forget just how chilly the weather might be!

Teriyaki Baked Tofu – better than take-out but easy and quick enough for a week night vegan meal, this crispy teriyaki baked tofu is a little bit sweet, a little bit savoury and so delicious!

Vegan Chickpea Pot Pie | by From My Bowl

Vegan Vegetable Bake – creamy, rich and full of seasonal vegetables and soft vegan cheese, this hearty and delicious Vegan Vegetable Bake makes a great side or main dish!

Fried Tofu with Hoisin and Peanut Sauce Noodles | from Fried Dandelions

Yellow Split Pea and Cauliflower Dhal – quite simply sunshine in a bowl right?

Vegetable Pakoras | from I Love Vegan

Tomato Pearl Barley Risotto – simply sauté some veggies, add everything else then stir and simmer for 20 minutes for something utterly delicious, hearty and filling!

Vegan Quiche with Asparagus | from Lazy Cat Kitchen

Easy Vegan Potato Curry | from Earth Of Maria

Spicy Baked Beans – just as good cold with a crisp salad as they are warm and accompanying a cooked breakfast or dolloped on buttery toast!

Sweet and Sour Cauliflower | from Get Set Vegan

Za’atar Tofu and Cauliflower with Tzatziki Sauce – crispy baked tofu and cauliflower, gently spiced and full of flavour. Drizzle with a creamy vegan tzatziki sauce for a quick and easy week night meal!

Sweet Teriyaki Veggie Kabobs | from Plant Based Scotty

Well done if you made it this far!  I hope you’ve found some inspiration or that I’ve proven just how out of the world easy and delicious vegan food really is! 🙂


Hello there!  I’m Sam, former Michelin star pastry chef and now your go-to vegan foodie on a mission to make plant-based eating a deliciously easy adventure!  From cozy comfort foods to vibrant salads and decadent desserts, there’s something for everyone in my kitchen.

Whether you’re cooking for one or for a houseful I believe food doesn’t have to be complicated to be full of FLAVOUR and I want to show you how.  I’ve been a rigorous meal planner for over a decade whilst embracing seasonal ingredients (because that’s where the real flavour is!)

I’m also a dedicated dog mum to Nooch and Baxter and enjoy cooking them homemade treats (many of which are posted here) when I’m not screaming at the tennis or devouring fantasy fiction.

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