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In the mood for some vegan weeknight dinner recipes that are rich in nutrients, satisfying, and super easy to make for those busy evenings? This list features some of the tastiest plant-based recipes out there! All of these recipes are fail-proof and easy enough to make on the busiest weeknights!
I know the struggle of wanting to prepare something delicious and totally vegan in a short amount of time. Luckily, these family-approved recipes are effortless and super easy to prepare after long and busy days.
Don’t worry about missing out on protein with these really simple, vegan weeknight recipes. If you’re looking for some new inspiration in the kitchen or just starting the vegan lifestyle, then you will really enjoy these super easy weeknight dinners.
Plant protein is great for the body–it’s also such a great source of various nutrients and fiber. These vegan weeknight recipes contain all the plant power you need to stay energized and nourished. These recipes are excellent because they are suitable for meal prep, too!
From slow cooker recipes and Instant Pot recipes to salads and soups, this list of vegan weeknight dinner recipes contains all types of cuisines and styles of food. If you’re looking for some variety, you will love this list!
Use vegan parmesan cheese for this creamy cherry tomato pasta. So easy to make in about 30 minutes, you will have a comforting pasta dish ready for the whole family in minutes. Tender noodles and juicy tomatoes are mixed with fresh basil leaves to create bold and refreshing flavors that are pleasant on the palate. This recipe is one of my favorite vegan weeknight dinners because the family loves it so much!
This chickpea salad is so comforting and flavorful! Made with no mayo, this chickpea sandwich is creamy, nutrient-dense, full of fiber, and just so delicious. You will have dinner ready in less than 30 minutes with this protein-rich recipe! Serve this chickpea salad with lettuce wraps, crackers, or on toasted bread.
You will love how the bright flavors in this easy vegan weeknight recipe. Made with noodles, spinach leaves, chili paste, and peanut butter, this vegan pad Thai is filled with a delicious combination of flavors that are comforting, delicate, and nutritious.
Cheesy and oh, so comforting, these vegan macaroni and cheese recipe is dreamy, delicious, and satisfying. Made with garlic powder, Italian seasoning, and cashews, this easy side dish recipe is perfect with all types of dinners. This comforting recipe is the perfect side dish!
This slow cooker vegetable soup is loaded with flavor! Nutrient-dense and made with potatoes, carrots, peas, and the perfect amount of seasoning. This soup is perfect to keep in the Crockpot all day long. The aromas of this soup smell amazing, and it is great for easy vegan weeknight dinners!
First, press the tofu until all the liquid dries out. Use this tofu for your stir-fries, curries, veggies, and so much more. Made with garlic and soy sauce, this recipe is the ultimate addition to lunch or dinner. Ready in 30 minutes!
This original taco soup recipe is delicious, full of protein, filled with comforting spices, corn, beans, and so much more. Put this simple taco soup in the slow cooker to have an effortless meal prepared for dinner. Made with cumin, paprika, tomatoes, and chili powder… This soup tastes just like tacos but in soup form! Taco soup is perfect for vegan weeknight dinners! Top it with dairy-free cheese to keep it vegan.
In the mood for something simple and filling? This classic “egg salad” sandwich recipe is totally vegan and so easy to make! Prepare it in less than 30 minutes and serve with your favorite greens and bread. The whole family will love this comforting recipe made with tofu–it is great for easy vegan weeknight dinners at home!
These silky and smooth noodles are perfectly seasoned and cooked. This easy curry noodle recipe is so full of flavor and made with ginger, yellow curry, onion, and many more nourishing ingredients. This Indian-inspired curry recipe is the perfect option for whenever you’re craving takeout on busy nights, but don’t want to order it!
This is easily one of my favorite stir-fry recipes because it is so easy! Made with crunchy carrots, bell peppers, snow peas, and broccoli, this classic stir-fry is made with a delicious vegan sauce that is sticky, sweet, and savory. The whole family will love this easy dinner that is ready on only one sheet pan!
Ready in only 20 minutes, you will have yummy, kid-friendly vegan pasta ready for the whole family. This recipe is great for even the busiest of days because it is so minimal and easy to prepare. Flavors of shallots, garlic, and spinach leaves are intertwined with vegan parmesan cheese: delicious. Serve this pasta by itself or pair it with some extra vegetables. You’ll love learning how to make this recipe!
This spicy baked tofu is ultra crispy and made on a sheet pan. Super easy to prepare and versatile, this tofu is perfect served with green beans, rice, other roasted vegetables, soup, and much more. I love sheet pan dinners because they are effortless and a great way to keep things easy for dinner!
This cauliflower rice is one of the best vegan cauliflower recipes out there. I love to serve this rice with all types of yummy fried rice veggies such as peas, green onions, carrots, and much more. This recipe is a great way to add in some extra fiber and nutrients into your week dinner rotations!
These healthy vegan tacos are the perfect blend of spicy and savory. Fluffy warm potatoes are served over tortillas and cooked with garlic, mushrooms, chimichurri, and poblano peppers–a combination like no other! You will have these yummy tacos ready in under an hour on the busiest weeknights.
This simple marinated lentil salad recipe is bright, tangy, and full of protein! Enjoy this French lentil salad as a main course or as a side dish with your favorite roasted vegetables or tofu. Made with tomatoes, parsley, and scallions, this salad is fitting all year long and is a great dish to have when you have only minutes to prepare something quick and nutritious!
Lentils, walnuts, and comforting spices such as garlic powder, chili powder, cumin, and red chili flakes are mixed to create the most delicious vegan taco meat you’ll ever eat. These Instant Pot tacos are made in less than 30 minutes and perfect for Taco Tuesdays at home!
This one-pot vegan pasta is the ultimate comfort dish when you’re looking for something ready in one pan! Forget about messing up extra dishes with this simple recipe. The whole family will love this cheesy pasta made with chili powder, soft pasta, paprika, mushrooms, and more delicious ingredients. If you like chili, then you will love this pasta!
You’re going to love this Siciliana pasta recipe with eggplant. Made with zucchini, garlic, tomatoes, and vegetable broth, this tender creamy pasta is nutritious and has fresh basil leaves–refreshing, bold, and full of flavor! This pasta dish is the perfect weeknight dinner when you’re wanting to have dinner prepared in less than an hour!
If you’re in the mood for something spicy, tangy, and delicious, then you will love these vegan buffalo chickpea lettuce wraps. Full of protein and gluten-free, these vegan lettuce wraps are packed with flavor and perfect as an easy appetizer or dinner.
Made in the slow cooker, this vegan chana masala recipe is a delicious Indian-inspired cuisine that is filled with aromatic spices such as turmeric, chana masala, and Thai chilis. Prepare this chana masala the next time you’re wanting a hands-free dinner. Serve this vegan chana masala with rice or naan bread for extra yumminess.
Made with jalapeño, bell pepper, tomato, and protein-filled black beans, this creamy simple black bean soup is comforting and so easy to make. Creamy and fulfilling, this black bean recipe is one of the best vegan black bean recipes out there! If you’re looking to introduce more fiber into your life, then you will love this Mexican soup!