66 Best Vegan Recipes

Go plant-based and vegan for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

We love plant-based meals for Meatless Monday, and we’re trying to incorporate them into the other days of the week, too. Sometimes, its hard to find great recipes, though. There are so many vegetarian resources, but we want the best vegan recipes! So we decided to collect a ridiculous number of them – 66 to be exact – so you’ll have your breakfast, lunch, dinner needs met. I hope that you’re all stocked up on pantry essentials for your plant-based kitchen!

After compiling this list, I can absolutely say these are the best vegan recipes out there – both from our own SkinnyMs archives as well as the popular food blogs Smitten Kitchen, Gimme Some Oven, Chocolate Covered Katie, Minimalist Baker, and Pinch of Yum. These recipes not only cover all meal times (including snacks and desserts), but they span all varieties of cuisine, too. There are classic comfort foods as well as Asian-inspired meals and Mexican favorites. We think there’s really something for everyone in this list of best vegan recipes – including the non-vegan eaters in your life.

1. Fusion Lunch Burritos

You’ll love the flavors in this healthy, plant-based burrito. Instead of using carb-heavy tortillas, we wrap the ingredients up in rice paper, which makes this burrito remind us of a spring roll.

Get the recipe: Fusion Lunch Burritos

2. Healthy Vegan Jambalaya Recipe

Enjoy a healthier version of the Southern classic by turning it into a vegan recipe. You won’t miss the meat once you dig into this bean-filled, zestily-spiced dish!

Get the recipe: Healthy Vegan Jambalaya Recipe

3. Easy Vegan Eggplant Parmesan Over Quinoa

Turn a classic vegetarian dish into a vegan meal by using vegan parmesan cheese! This is one of the best vegan recipes because it’s comforting, rich, and protein-packed.

Get the recipe: Easy Vegan Eggplant Parmesan Over Quinoa

4. Broccoli and Mushroom Stir-Fry

Mushrooms make a perfect meat-replacement because of their chewy texture and savory flavor. The soy sauce and rice vinegar combine to make the perfect sauce for this Asian-inspired stir-fry.

Get the recipe:  Broccoli and Mushroom Stir-Fry

5. Slow Cooker Vegan Gumbo Recipe

Some of the best vegan recipes use the slow cooker. It really takes the work out of cooking dinner! Enjoy this saucy, Cajun-spiced dish that takes little-to-no effort to make.

Get the recipe: Slow Cooker Vegan Gumbo Recipe

6. Fusion Paella

If you’re looking for a plant-based meal that’s also gluten-free, look no further than our favorite vegan paella. It’s packed full of tasty vegetables and rice cooked in a savory broth.

Get the recipe: Fusion Paella

7. Gardener’s Pie

Move over shepherd’s pie: this high-protein gardener’s pie makes a perfect vegan meal. We use tofu in this dish to provide you with a plant-based protein that has all the amino acids your body needs.

Get the recipe: Gardener’s Pie

8. Vegan Ground Beef

Celebrate Meatless Monday by turning your favorite ground beef recipes into the best vegan recipes. This plant-based replacement tastes just as good as meat, but it’s so much healthier!

Get the recipe: Vegan Ground Beef

9. Easy Lentil Vegetable Loaf

Who says you need meat to make meatloaf? This vegetable loaf uses lentils instead of ground beef, but you’d never know it. The legume’s crumbly texture completely reminds us of ground meat.

Get the recipe: Easy Lentil Vegetable Loaf

10. Chocolate Chip Banana Pancakes

Sometimes, its hard to find good vegan breakfast recipes – they all involve eggs, yogurt, or milk. This vegan pancake recipe uses coconut milk and mashed banana to make your new favorite pancake recipe.

Get the recipe: Chocolate Chip Banana Pancakes

11. Slow Cooker Rosemary Lentil Stew

Stews don’t have to be meaty to be comforting and delicious. This plant-based recipe is filled with nutrient-dense vegetables and protein-rich lentils.

Get the recipe: Slow Cooker Rosemary Lentil Stew

12. Plant-Based Borscht

If you’ve never had the beet-based borscht before, this is one of the best vegan recipes to start with. We use dairy-free sour cream to keep the traditional flavors in our plant-based version.

Get the recipe: Plant-Based Borscht

13. Plant-Based Slow Cooker Chili Recipe

There are few dishes more comforting than a bowl of red chili. This slow cooker recipe is filled with tons of beans and vegetables to fill you up and keep you feeling satiated for hours.

Get the recipe: Plant-Based Slow Cooker Chili Recipe

14. Mushroom White Bean “Meatballs” with Chimichurri Sauce

After trying this dish, you may never make meaty “meatballs” again! The savory beans and meaty mushrooms come together to create the perfect texture for this dish.

Get the recipe: Mushroom White Bean “Meatballs” with Chimichurri Sauce

15. Plant-Based Oil-Free Salad Dressing Recipes

As a vegan, you may find yourself eating lots and lots of salads. Switch things up with these completely plant-based salad dressing recipes that also happen to be oil-free!

Get the recipe: Plant-Based Oil-Free Salad Dressing Recipes

16. Oil-Free Chocolate Muffins

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These rich muffins make a perfect dessert (but, I’ve also eaten them for breakfast, too!). Take one bite and tell us if you can taste that the main ingredient is black beans.

Get the recipe: Oil-Free Chocolate Muffins

No-Bake Chocolate-Covered Cookie Dough Bars (Vegan, Plant Based)

Even those on a vegan diet need a sweet treat from time to time! Curb your sweet tooth cravings with a bite of these incredible no-bake cookie dough bars.

Get the recipe: No-Bake Chocolate-Covered Cookie Dough Bars

18. Avocado Vegan Fudge Brownie

When I first saw that these brownies had millet in the ingredient list, I was skeptical. But then I tried them and I fell in love with the crunchy texture it added to this the ooey, gooey chocolatey brownie.

Get the recipe: Avocado Vegan Fudge Brownie

19. Creamy Vegan Lentil and Roasted Vegetable Bake

Vegans rejoice! This new, indulgent recipe is going to blow your mind without blowing your diet! Ingredients include: caramelized veggies, hearty lentils, cashew cream, and crunchy pine nuts… Is your mouth watering yet? Impress your friends at the next get-together with this delicious and nutritious meal.

Get the recipe: Creamy Vegan Lentil and Roasted Vegetable Bake

20. Roasted Tandoori Cauliflower Bowls

This spicy, Indian-inspired dish is typically made with chicken, however this particular recipe has been modified to be vegetarian! You won’t miss the meat even a little bit, as all of the incredible spices will satisfy your taste buds.

Get the recipe: Roasted Tandoori Cauliflower Bowls

21. Vegan Quinoa Recipe

Quinoa makes the best vegan recipes because it’s a protein-rich grain that’s also super tasty. Chocolate Covered Katie combines it with spinach, kale, and cashew cream to give this dish a perfect texture.

Get the recipe: Vegan Quinoa Recipe

22. Fluffy Cornbread Pancakes

These cornbread pancakes aren’t just for breakfast – this recipe by Chocolate Covered Katie is also perfect for lunch or dinner. Or, you can turn them into dessert by topping them with a sweet fruit topping.

Get the recipe: Fluffy Cornbread Pancakes

23. Vegan Pasta Alfredo

You don’t have to give up creamy foods just because you’re following a plant-based diet. This vegan pasta Alfredo sauce by Chocolate Covered Katie tastes better than the cream-filled kind (except it’s so much healthier).

Get the recipe: Vegan Pasta Alfredo

24. Creamy Vegan Pumpkin Risotto

Risotto is a classic vegetarian dish, but it’s often pumped full of butter. Chocolate Covered Katie’s plant-based version skips the butter but doesn’t skimp on any of that deliciously creamy texture.

Get the recipe: Creamy Vegan Pumpkin Risotto

25. Flourless Chocolate Cake

Chocolate Covered Katie’s vegan dessert recipe goes one step further – it’s gluten-free, too! You’ll love the rich, decadent flavors in this tasty treat.

Get the recipe: Flourless Chocolate Cake

26. Vegan Cheesecake Recipe

So many vegan dessert recipes use cashews or tofu to get their silken texture. Chocolate Covered Katie uses vegan cream cheese instead to make this taste just like the real-deal.

Get the recipe: Vegan Cheesecake Recipe

27. Vegan Coffee Ice Cream

Yes, you can eat ice cream as a vegan! This recipe from Chocolate Covered Katie has no eggs, dairy, or added sugar.

Get the recipe: Vegan Coffee Ice Cream

28. Secret Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies

There’s a secret ingredient in Chocolate Covered Katie’s peanut butter cookie recipe. Can you guess what it is? Hint: it has apples in it!

Get the recipe: Secret Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies

29. 5-Ingredient Whole Roasted Cauliflower

The Minimalist Baker knows that you don’t need meat to have a satisfying entree! This vegan cauliflower recipe eats like a steak and it’s full of spicy flavor.

Get the recipe: 5-Ingredient Whole Roasted Cauliflower

30. Sweet Potato Black Bean Enchiladas

I love the protein and fiber in the black beans and the sweet, firm texture of the sweet potatoes in this enchilada dish by the Minimalist Baker. I could eat this every night!

Get the recipe: Sweet Potato Black Bean Enchiladas

31. 30-Minute Quinoa Fried Rice

Technically, you need eggs to make fried rice, but the Minimalist Baker really pulls off a vegan version that skips the eggs. You’ll get crunchy texture from the cashews and full flavor from the coconut aminos.

Get the recipe: 30-Minute Quinoa Fried Rice

32. Vibrant Mango Salad with Peanut Dressing

When you’re in the mood for a filling entree salad, look no further than this tasty treat from the Minimalist Baker. It’s full of beautiful colors, and I can’t get enough of that peanut dressing!

Get the recipe: Vibrant Mango Salad with Peanut Dressing

33. Peanut Butter Banana Green Smoothie Bowl

The Minimalist Baker really hits it home with this vegan breakfast bowl. It’s filled with vegetables and you get some fun added texture by topping it off with granola.

Get the recipe: Peanut Butter Banana Green Smoothie Bowl

34. Spicy Vegan Jackfruit Tacos

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There’s so much to love about the Minimalist Baker’s spicy vegan jackfruit tacos. The jackfruit has the perfect texture to mimic a meaty filling, and the crunchy cabbage makes a beautiful topping.

Get the recipe: Spicy Vegan Jackfruit Tacos

35. Peanut and Lemongrass Tempeh Satay

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Tempeh is great for anyone following a vegan diet because it’s a complete protein (just like meat). The Thai flavorings on this dish from the Minimalist Baker really make this dish special, too.

Get the recipe: Peanut and Lemongrass Tempeh Satay

36. Cheesy Chili Baked Potato Fries

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If you have a craving for chili cheese fries, this recipe from the Minimalist Baker is one of the best vegan recipes to have on-hand. They get their cheesy flavor from the addition of nutritional yeast.

Get the recipe: Cheesy Chili Baked Potato Fries

37. Black Bean Plantain Bowl

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When you find some ripe plantains at the grocery store, make this tasty bowl by the Minimalist Baker. It has so many fun flavors, you certainly won’t miss the meat!

Get the recipe: Black Bean Plantain Bowl

38. 5-Minute Vegan Coconut Wraps

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The Minimalist Baker uses hummus and avocado to create a creamy base for these veggie-filled wraps. They’re a great way to get your full serving of vegetables in one meal!

Get the recipe: 5-Minute Vegan Coconut Wraps

39. Raw Banana Split

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A banana is a great, natural way to satisfy your sweet tooth. Add coconut yogurt, granola, and some berries and you’ve made this tasty Minimalist Baker dessert recipe.

Get the recipe: Raw Banana Split

40. Vegan 7-Layer Bars

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These gluten-free 7-layer bars by the Minimalist Baker are a completely guilt-free dessert. They’re sweetened by natural ingredients like dates and maple syrup, and they’re guaranteed to satisfy.

Get the recipe: Vegan 7-Layer Bars

41. Vegan Walnut Chorizo Tacos with Pineapple Salsa

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Did you know you could make “chorizo” out of walnuts? This recipe from Pinch of Yum definitely pulls it off, and you won’t need to be a vegan to love these tacos!

Get the recipe: Vegan Walnut Chorizo Tacos with Pineapple Salsa

42. Red Pepper Cashew Pasta with Roasted Cauliflower

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I love how cashews can create a creamy sauce, similar to a creamy tomato sauce made with milk. Pinch of Yum really makes this recipe a success by adding caramelized cauliflower to the plant-based pasta sauce.

Get the recipe: Red Pepper Cashew Pasta with Roasted Cauliflower

43. Spicy Peanut Soup with Sweet Potato + Kale

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This soup from Pinch of Yum is tasty whether it’s summer, winter, fall, or spring. It’s filled with sweet and spicy flavors that really just checks all the boxes.

Get the recipe: Spicy Peanut Soup with Sweet Potato + Kale

44. Cashew Crunch Salad with Sesame Dressing

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This Pinch of Yum recipe is the perfect dish when you’re in the mood for a ton of vegetables. It’s filled with protein-packed, nutrient dense ingredients that taste oh-so-good.

Get the recipe: Cashew Crunch Salad with Sesame Dressing

45. Firecracker Vegan Lettuce Wraps

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When you’re in the mood for tacos but don’t want to eat tortillas, turn to this tasty lettuce wrap. The tofu gets perfectly crispy and it’s amazing when tossed in Pinch of Yum’s firecracker sauce.

Get the recipe: Firecracker Vegan Lettuce Wraps

46. Golden Soup

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Between the full-flavored turmeric broth and the crispy chickpea topping, there’s so much to love about Pinch of Yum’s vegan soup recipe. You’ll make this recipe time and time again!

Get the recipe: Golden Soup

47. Favorite Pumpkin Granola

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Start your day out right with this plant-based granola recipe from Pinch of Yum. It’s the perfect breakfast with almond milk or coconut yogurt, or you can use it as a dessert topping.

Get the recipe: Favorite Pumpkin Granola

48. The Best Detox Broccoli Cheese Soup

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Thanks to the addition of nutritional yeast, this vegan soup from Pinch of Yum tastes totally cheesy (without having any actual dairy). It’s the perfect clean-eating soup when you’re looking to detox.

Get the recipe: The Best Detox Broccoli Cheese Soup

49. Strawberry Oat Crumble Bars

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The texture on these dessert bars from Pinch of Yum is out of this world. They’re sweet and crumbly with a pinch of balancing saltiness. Even non-vegan eaters will love this tasty treat.

Get the recipe: Strawberry Oat Crumble Bars

50. Mind-Blowing Vegan Chocolate Pie

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Pinch of Yum’s vegan chocolate pie lives up to its name – it will blow your mind! It’s creamy, it’s super chocolatey, and it only includes 5 plant-based ingredients.

Get the recipe: Mind-Blowing Vegan Chocolate Pie

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Chef Lindsay

Lindsay D. Mattison is a professional chef, recipe developer, and food writer. After graduating from Cascade Culinary School, Lindsay worked as the executive chef of a farm-to-table restaurant in Bend, Oregon. She is passionate about using local, organic ingredients and loves teaching home cooks how to incorporate seasonal food into their diet. While she spends most of her time writing these days, she still exercises her culinary muscles on the regular, taking any opportunity to create beautiful meals for her family. She lives with her husband in Colorado, where she enjoys the trials and errors of gardening.

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