Hey, what’s for dinner? Looking for healthy vegan dinner recipes and meal ideas? Here are over 30 tasty vegan dinner recipes to get you started! 

A collage of photos of vegan dinner recipes and meal ideas.

Coming up with a dinner idea every night can be tiring, so I’ve rounded up all plenty of vegan dinner recipes to help. These vegan meals are almost all easy and healthy, and most are gluten free too. They are great vegan dinner recipes for beginners. If you need help with breakfast, I have a post here loaded with Vegan Breakfast Ideas. 

Photo of a vegan lasagna served with salad. A delicious vegan dinner recipe.

The BEST Vegan Lasagna is made with creamy almond-based ricotta and layers of veggies. You won’t believe this delicious lasagna is vegan, and neither will your meat-eating family and friends. 

Photo of making a vegan eggplant parmesan with grilled eggplant slices and a saucepan filled with sauce for an easy vegan dinner.

Vegan Eggplant Parmesan baked with homemade pomodoro sauce and grilled eggplant slices is a healthier version of the classic. 

A pan filled with yellow chickpea curry topped with roasted broccoli, carrots, and potatoes. This is an easy and healthy vegan dinner recipe for beginners.

Easy Yellow Curry with Chickpeas and Roasted Vegetables is a simple clean-out-the fridge meal. 

Photo of a ladle scooping up Italian vegetable soup.

Italian Vegetable Soup with white beans and farro is loaded with flavor and nutrition. You can see all our plant based soups here

A vegan lentil "meatloaf" cut into slices.

The original Vegan Lentil Loaf! This recipe has over 250 5-star reviews! I like it best stuffed into bell pepper halves. 

Overhead photo of mushroom risotto with spinach. A delicious vegetarian and vegan dinner recipe.

No dairy is needed for super creamy and umami-filled Mushroom Risotto with Spinach. Bonus: you can make it in the Instant Pot if you like. 

A platter topped with baked falafel, cucumbers, tomatoes, lettuce, onions, tahini sauce, and flatbread for a healthy vegan dinner.

Easy Falafel Wraps with Tahini Sauce has plenty of veggies and plant based protein. Leftovers make a great lunch the next day. 

A pan filled with vegan fettuccine alfredo made with cauliflower.

My kids loved this Vegan Cauliflower Fettuccine Alfredo from the It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken cookbook. 

Three vegan pizzas on a kitchen counter.


Classic Homemade Pizza with Authentic Pizza Sauce is always a family favorite. It’s easy to make diary free with so many vegan options these days, but I like Miyoko’s Mozz best. 

An overhead photo of a pot of vegan bean chili garnished with cilantro.

Made with 3 types of beans and option beef-less crumbles, this is Vegan Chili Recipe is hearty, satisfying, high protein, and delicious. 

Tomatoes filled with chickpea quinoa baked in a casserole dish for a healthy vegan gluten free dinner.

Quinoa Stuffed Tomatoes. Healthy stuffed tomatoes baked with quinoa, spinach, and chickpeas are a beautiful and delicious way to enjoy one of summer’s best crops – tomatoes!

Vegan lentil sloppy joes on hamburger buns with onions and avocado.

Sloppy Joe’s got a makeover and are made with lentils in this Vegan Sloppy Joe recipe that can be made in the Instant Pot or slow cooker too. 

A bowl of farfalle pasta with vegan pesto, tomatoes, and basil.

Homemade Vegan Pesto is easy to make and a tasty way to enjoy pasta. 

Ramekins filled with lentil shepherd's pie topped with mashed potatoes are a healthy vegan meal idea.

This Lentil Shepherd’s Pie was one of the first vegan meals I started making when my kids were little. My mom tops it with crispy onions which sound delicious too. 

A close up photo of crispy baked tofu nuggets.

Crispy Baked Tofu Nuggets are a great vegan meal idea for beginners or those who don’t think they like tofu. My kids say these taste a lot like chicken nuggets. 

Sticky sesame tofu pieces over rice with broccoli and microgreens.

Ginger Sesame Baked Tofu is so tasty and flavorful. It’s a great addition to Sushi Rice bowls with veggies. 

Three bowls filled with rice, Korean BBQ chickpeas, tomatoes, zucchini, carrots, and microgreens. This looks like a healthy vegan dinner.

Korean BBQ Bento Bowls are so flavorful and tasty with sticky roasted chickpeas and plenty of veggies. If you like Buddha bowls like this, see all our bowls here

A skillet filled with Chipotle sofritas, a crumbled Mexican tofu recipe.

Smoky spicy Chipotle Sofritas made with tofu are a Chipotle copycat great for adding protein to burritos, tacos, and burrito bowls. Just don’t forget the margaritas and guacamole

More of the Best Vegan Dinner Recipes

Black Bean Tamales

Spring Rolls with Thai Peanut Sauce

Chickpea Vegetable Soup

Mexican or Greek Lentil Soup

Quinoa Fajita Bowls

Rigatoni with Vegan Meatballs

Thai Massaman curry

Easy Vegetable Pasta Bake

Smoky Lentils Cooked in Coconut Milk

Vegan Red Curry Thai Noodle Soup

 Tikka Masala

Vegan Stir Fry Noodles

Thai Peanut Zucchini Noodles

Yield: 1 meal

Vegan Dinner Recipes

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

When you're wondering what to make for dinner, head to this post filled with 30 (mostly) healthy, easy, vegan dinner recipes. I hope you enjoy these vegan meal ideas.

A collage of photos of vegan dinner recipes and meal ideas.


  • Chickpeas
  • Black Beans
  • Lentils
  • Quinoa
  • Tofu
  • Tempeh
  • Leafy Greens
  • Rice
  • Vegetables
  • Herbs


  1. Pick a few of these favorite dinner recipes to try this week! When planning meals for the week, I find it helpful to divide them into categories. For example, one pasta, one soup, one lentil dish, one Buddha bowl, Friday pizza, etc. Have fun and enjoy!