Sometimes I love making more complicated and time-consuming recipes, it can be fun to spend the day creating in the kitchen. But for the most part, I'm all about whipping up super easy meals. After a long day or work, I just want to turn on some tunes, relax, and enjoy preparing a stress-free dish. So today I'm bringing you my list of 35 easy vegan recipes for every meal! These are my go-to recipes that make cooking a delicious meal a breeze. No stress in the kitchen, just easy recipes that use ingredients that are easy to find or that you may already have on hand.
I've got you covered with recipes from every category: breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, sides and desserts! Every meal made delicious, easy, and of course vegan. Below is a clickable index, so if you want to jump ahead to one specific category you can. Or you can scroll at your leisure and browse every category. These are the recipes I make on repeat so I hope you love them too!
Just 5 ingredients to make your own homemade Tofu Scramble Spice Mix that will make your tofu taste like eggs! Make ahead and have it ready to go so breakfast will be ready in a jiffy!
Why did it take me so long to discover the wonders of these Easy Vegan Sheet Pan Pancakes? Just whip up the 8 ingredient batter made using pantry staples you likely already have on hand, spread onto a baking sheet, decorate with toppings as desired, and bake for 15 minutes. Boom! Breakfast on the table.
This mushroom bacon is quick to make. Most Mushroom Bacon is baked in the oven, and while you can totally do that (I provide those instructions too), I generally prefer to toss it in a skillet as it's faster and easier.
This vegan mushroom bacon is so simple too with just 5 ingredients. It's so quick and easy to make that I often make it as a last-minute add-on to amp up any dish.
I made Vegan Toast Dipping Sauce. Oh yeah I did, I really, really did.
This is legit. This Cashew Coffee Creamer is incredibly rich and creamy, so easy to make, totally customizable to your own taste preferences, and if you are lucky enough to have a high-powered blender (such as a Blendtec, Vitamix, or Breville) you can whip this up in the time it takes to boil the kettle. So as long as you have raw cashews on hand, you will never run out of delicious coffee creamer again!
Casserole fans get ready because today I'm bringing you my Vegan Condensed Mushroom Soup recipe! How fun is that? When I made my cream of mushroom soup recipe I received several questions asking if it could be used to make green bean casserole or other casserole-type dishes. That recipe is too thin, so I decided to make a recipe designed specifically for casseroles. That said, you can totally use this recipe to make a delicious creamy soup too!
This Vegan Egg Salad Sandwich is even easier to make than a traditional egg salad! It takes just 10 minutes to whip up and only 7 ingredients are needed. No fussing about with boiling, cooling, and peeling eggs. A super easy and super tasty lunchtime favourite- veganized. No stinky eggs and cholesterol-free!
That colour, that flavour, that crunch, that creaminess, that macaroni yumminess, that's what I call a delicious pasta salad! Super easy to make with just 10 ingredients and takes less than 20 minutes to prepare. This Easy Vegan Macaroni Salad is the perfect dish for your lunch, BBQ, picnic, or potluck!
Super quick to make (cooking the rice is the longest part), instant sweet, sour, and tangy flavour, hearty black beans, on a fire toasted tortilla (if you are into that kind of thing... and you should be into that kinda thing), topped with crispy red pepper, sweet pineapple, spicy red onion, and fresh cilantro. Yup, 20-Minute Teriyaki Black Bean Tacos are happening.
Speedy, check, but is it good? Psssh, shame on you for even asking. Thai curry + peanut butter + pumpkin = most definitely a good thing. 10-Minute Thai Peanut Butter & Pumpkin Soup is creamy, rich, and comforting. It's like a hug from the inside out.
I love a good chickpea salad sandwich. It's one of my favourite, easy-to-make, lasts-in-the-fridge, lunchbox-friendly, hungry-but-all-I-have-is-a-can-of-chickpeas sandwiches. I make chickpea sandwiches a LOT, so this time, I decided to experiment a little and I'm sure glad I did! I just took it up a notch from amazingly classic, to a creamy flavour-packed Vegan Ranch Chickpea Sandwich. Yeah, I know, I'm excited too.
A traditional carbonara is made with eggs, bacon or pancetta, and cheese (hello cholesterol bomb). So it's basically just about the least vegan dish there could be... which is why I had so much fun playing around in the kitchen and veganizing it! Not only did I figure out a way to get the creamy blissful sauce and the chewy delicious bites, but this turned out to be a super Fast and Easy Vegan Carbonara recipe. Just the way this girl likes it!
Just 10 ingredients and 15 minutes to make, Vegan Pepper Black Bean Stir-Fry is not only incredibly delicious, but it's even easier to make than the traditional version. Gotta love when that happens!
That my friends is a tofu steak, and that my friends, is what makes this girl pretty damn excited. Yeah, this vegan chick gets excited about tofu... some stereotypes I just can't fight. Sigh. To make some of this Crispy Breaded Tofu Steak gloriousness, just click the link!
Today I'm bringing you my Easy Vegan Penne alla Vodka recipe. Just 20 minutes to prepare, and only 10 ingredients! This pasta is rich, creamy, and oh so delicious. It can be made fresh, or the sauce can be prepared ahead of time and frozen for later. It's the perfect simple pasta dish for a fancy night in.
Why is boxed mac & cheese so good? Because it's convenient, quick, it patiently waits for you in the cupboard until hunger strikes, and it tastes gooooood. I've miss boxed mac & cheese in my life. Now there are definitely vegan boxed mac & cheese's available in health food store and online, and I've tried a few myself but I was always underwhelmed and thought I could probably do better. And so I did. I played around in my kitchen until I perfected my recipe for Homemade Vegan Mac & Cheese Powder!
Once you get your hands on some soy curls, you learn the wonders of this vegan meat alternative. The texture is very similar to chicken but better because they are even easier to prepare and they are totally vegan. This recipe for Vegan Lemon Garlic Soy Curls uses just 10 ingredients and takes only 20 minutes to make! The tender juicy soy curls are smothered in a creamy garlic sauce bursting with fresh lemon. The most delicious easy meal!
These Baked Tofu Bites are delicious all on their own. I'm actually surprised any tofu even made it to the salad as I couldn't stop eating them directly baking sheet.
The secret to making my Vegan Creamed Corn is to use full-fat coconut milk. Coconut milk is extra rich making the sauce incredibly luscious. The coconut flavour gets cooked out and so it isn't very noticeable, but regardless, I love the combo of coconut and corn. That said if you prefer to use another plant-based milk, you absolutely can, but coconut will always be my favourite.
Ok, this is serious. This isn’t just any regular old mashed potato recipe, this is truly the best Vegan Garlic Mashed Potatoes you will ever have. Not only is this the best vegan recipe, but I’ve also heard reviews that it's the best-mashed potatoes people have ever had - vegan or not! These vegan mashed potatoes are easy to make, but it keeps getting better, they also happen to be oil-free!
Sometimes I wonder why it takes me so long to discover such easy and delicious recipes. Back in the day, I used to enjoy teriyaki chicken, but since going vegan I seemed to forget about that. Then the other day, it struck me: why haven't I veganized this dish? So I did just that, by simply swapping out a few ingredients (mainly tofu for chicken), and let me tell you, this Easy Sticky Teriyaki Tofu is a new household fave!
Peeling potatoes is one of those little kitchen chores that I should be totally cool with, but I actually hate. It's fidgety, time-consuming, potato peels go everywhere, and little nicks and cuts are a threat. I know, settle down, Sam, it's really not that big of a deal. You're right, it really isn't. BUT if you are at all like me, you are going to love my latest potato discovery, my Creamy Vegan Coconut Potatoes.
9 easy ingredients, use any mushroom you like, make ahead of time, rich, umami-packed, Easy Vegan Mushroom Gravy is where it's at! This gravy is so flavourful and gorgeous is the perfect sauce to add oomph to your meal.
Snacks & Dips
I filled a hole in my heart, and that hole was filled with Easy Vegan Tzatziki. Maybe it's a strange way to fill a hole in your heart, but I somehow feel more complete knowing I have this quick and easy recipe in my collection.
Tender, flaky, crispy fried rings of deliciousness with a squeeze of lemon. Yes please, I'll have 10 orders. When heart of palm is sliced you can pop out the center making these perfect little rings. How cute are they? This Heart of Palm Calamari is more on the tender side than traditional calamari (it's not chewy), but that makes this heart of palm calamari recipe even better in my opinion!
Fresh flavours alert! I have recently fallen in deep passionate love with this 5-minute Chimichurri Sauce recipe. Of course, it's super easy to make, but dude, seriously, this is one amazing flavour bomb. With parsley, cilantro, red onion, garlic, and lime there is so much punch to this sauce, it can take any dish from bland to fabulous. My version of chimichurri isn't 100% traditional (name one recipe on my blog that is), but it's definitely 100% delicious, and that's all that counts in my book.
No matter how many boxes of crackers we buy, we can never seem to keep enough in the house. We just love crackers! So instead of investing in a cracker factory, I decided to come up with my own recipe for Easy Crispy Vegan Crackers! These crackers are super crispy crunchy, deliciously tasty, require only 9 ingredients to make, and are great enjoyed alone or with your favourite vegan cheese, vegan pepperoni slices, hummus, or any dips.
So I'm not eating this dip and imagining the health fairies sprinkling me with magical kale dust. BUT sometimes on a special occasion, say BBQs, game nights, friend hangs, holidays, or crying into your wine nights (hey, I don't judge), I just want sinful comfort food perfection. Welcome to Vegan Caramelized Onion Dip. Are there magical dip fairies sprinkling me with onion dust? ← How to repel everyone.
Easy Vegan Chocolate Pudding requires just 6 ingredients and takes less than 10 minutes to make! This pudding recipe is a super creamy chocolatey delicious, it's 20 thousand times better than those store-bought cups. The perfect addition to your school or work lunchbox, or for an easy dessert or snack!
Vegan Chocolate Chip Banana Squares are so easy to make! My favourite kind of recipe. Just 9 ingredients, one bowl, and 30 minutes to make these banana bars.
Can you ever go wrong with classic shortbread? The answer is no. This simple Scottish cookie traditionally isn't vegan, so I introduce you to my Easy Vegan Shortbread Cookies! Oooh ahhh! Only 5 ingredients and 20 minutes to make (plus chilling time). The dough can be prepped days ahead of time, and even frozen if you like, for an easy make-ahead dessert.
Who loves old fashioned sugar powdered donuts? Me me me!!! So guess who decided to make her own homemade vegan powdered donuts recipe? Me me me!!! These melt-in-your-mouth Vegan Powdered Donuts taste just like the traditional recipe but better because they're easy to make, baked instead of fried, can be made in the comfort of your own home, and of course, are entirely vegan. Sweet, powdery perfection, vegan donuts make for dessert and are excellent dipped in coffee.
You know how those traditional store-bought fudgesicles are unique in the popsicle world, as they have that amazing frozen creamy chewy fudge texture to them? Well, I figured out exactly what the key is to get that unique texture: cornstarch. What's that now? Yes, the key to The Creamiest Vegan Fudgesicles with that classic bite, is to basically make chocolate milk, but then cornstarch is added to the mix which thickens the milk into a fudge sauce. When frozen, it doesn't freeze completely hard like a fruit juice popsicle would, but it instead has this amazing chewy creamy fudginess that will make you fall in love with every single delicious bite.
1 bowl, 10 ingredients, 30 minutes and you have yourself Easy Chewy Vegan Molasses Cookies! These cookies are crisp on the outside and chewy on the inside, bursting with ginger and molasses, making them the perfect cookie. Out of all of the desserts in the world I think cookies are my favourite... well that and my confetti cake... and my pumpkin pie... ok I just like dessert. But cookies definitely rank up there in the dessert world as one of the most perfect sweet treats. Handheld, perfect for dipping, sharing, gifting, what's not to love?
This Easy Vegan Marshmallow Fluff recipe uses only 4 ingredients, the main one being aquafaba, which is the leftover liquid from a can of chickpeas (the bean, not the dog). How's that for using up food scraps? And the whole thing whips up in about 10 minutes. No candy thermometers, no fussing about, just marshmallow fluff.
I hope you enjoyed this round-up of easy vegan recipes! Let me know what some of your favourite go-to vegan recipes are.
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