42 Ridiculously Easy Vegan Recipes Anyone Can Master (2024)

Whether you're new to the kitchen, new to being vegan, or just looking for some new things to try.

Whitney JeffersonPublished on February 17, 2018
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1. Quinoa Tacos

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The delicious blend of spices will turn your quinoa into something that actually tastes like taco meat. Try it! Get the recipe here.

2. Spicy Red Curry Cauliflower "Wings"

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Easy to make, and only requires nine ingredients. Get the recipe here.

3. Crispy Smashed Potatoes with Avocado Garlic Aioli

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The bonus part of this recipe is the all of the angst you release while smashing the potatoes. Get the recipe here.

4. One-Pot Fettuccine Alfredo with Peas and Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

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Everything is made in one pan except for the roasted tomatoes —easy-peasy! Get the recipe here.

5. Vegan Fried Rice

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10 ingredients, 22 grams of tofu, one easy recipe for you to try. Get the recipe here.

6. Vegan Meatballs

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Everyone needs a go-to meatball recipe, even vegans! Try these over pasta or in a "meatball" sub. Get the recipe here.

7. Bean Burritos

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This one takes only 15 minutes to make and 8 minutes to cook, making it the perfect after-work meal. Get the recipe here.

8. Vegan Black Bean Burgers

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This simple recipe packs a flavorful punch. Get the recipe here.

9. Simple Vegan Pizza

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This recipe calls for veggies and a vegan parmesan cheese, but you can easily add the vegan cheese of your choice to make it extra cheesy. Get the recipe here.

10. Vegan Buddha Bowl

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11. Turmeric Lentil Fritters Greens Bowl with Tahini Dill Sauce

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Mix the ingredients for the fritters, bake for 15 minutes, and serve over greens. Get the recipe here.

12. Vegan Lasagna

Pass The Plants / Via passtheplants.com

Layers and layers of cheesy, noodle-y goodness that couldn't be easier to make. Get the recipe here.

13. Green Goddess Vegan Broccoli Soup

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Try this without the kale chips to make it even easier. Get the recipe here.

14. Southwest Tofu Scramble

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Learn to make this classic vegan breakfast staple with a southwestern spin. Get the recipe here.

15. Vegan Sloppy Joes

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So yummy. So sloppy. Get the recipe here.

16. Vegetable Stir-Fry with Kelp Noodles

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If you don't have the time or patience to make your own vegetable noodles (aka zoodles), kelp noodles are a much easier option. Get the recipe here.

17. Beet Risotto

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All you need for this brightly-colored recipe is a cast iron skillet and some patience. Get the recipe here.

18. Cauliflower Mac and Cheese

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If you're looking for a good mac and cheese replacement, I recommend this — it doesn't taste anything like cauliflower, actually, it's more like flavorful, gooey cheese. Get the recipe here.

19. Vegan Caesar Salad

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This salad is proof that you can swap anchovies for capers and no one will tell the difference. Get the recipe here.

20. Vegan Pancakes

The Edgy Veg / Via theedgyveg.com

These pancakes call for 10 minutes of prep time and consist of mixing up the batter and tossing 'em on the griddle. Get the recipe here.

21. Quick and Easy Pasta with "Meat" Sauce

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Get the recipe here.

22. Mexican Loaded French Fries

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Kale Maybe / Via kalememaybe.com

This cross between french fries and nachos couldn't be more satisfying. Get the recipe here.

23. Cheesy Potato & Broccoli Casserole

I Love Vegan / Via ilovevegan.com

This simple recipe is perfect for cold winter months. Get the recipe here.

24. Easy Teriyaki Roasted Vegetables

Peas and Crayons / Via peasandcrayons.com

Pan-roasted vegetables over pasta — what could be easier than that? Get the recipe here.

25. Quesadillas with Cashew Cheese and Chipotle Cream

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Learn how to make your own stretchy, gooey cashew cheese *and* make it in 20 minutes or less. Get the recipe here.

26. Strawberry Banana Smoothie Bowls

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This versatile recipe is tasty AND makes a beautiful breakfast. Get the recipe here.

27. Cheesy Pull-Apart Bread

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This easy-to-make recipe is perfect for parties. Get the recipe here.

28. Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes with Garlic and Chives

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Kitchen Treaty / Via kitchentreaty.com

What's better than mashed potatoes? Easy-to-make mashed potatoes that take minimal prep and can be made in a slow cooker. Get the recipe here.

29. Creamy Wild Mushroom One-Pot Gnocchi

The Veg Space / Via thevegspace.co.uk

This entire meal can be made in 20 minutes flat. Get the recipe here.

30. Lentil Shepherd's Pie

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Prepping for 20 minutes will result in the most comforting of comfort foods ever. Get the recipe here.

31. Vegan Gluten-Free One-Pot Pasta

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This tasty dinner can be made in one pot. Get the recipe here.

32. Sun-dried Tomato, Mushroom, and Spinach Tofu Quiche

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This recipe can be made gluten-free and only take 30 minutes to prep. Get the recipe here.

33. Simple Vegan Omelet

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If you have a food processor or blender, you can make this recipe with ease. Get the recipe here.

34. Vegan Pesto

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Make your own pesto with only five ingredients and use it however you'd like: over pasta, pizza, flatbreads...you name it! Get the recipe here.

35. Leek and Potato Pan Roast

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This simple meal is filled with pan-roasted vegetables over greens. Get the recipe here.

36. One-Pan Mexican Quinoa

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You can't get much easier than making this flavorful taco filling in only one pan. Get the recipe here.

37. Spiced Lentil Soup

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A simple recipe made even easier by using a crockpot or instant pot. Get the recipe here.

38. Vegan BLT Sandwich

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Seven ingredients, five minutes to make. Yum! Get the recipe here.

39. Baked Chili Garlic Tofu, Carrot, Chard, and Noodle Bowl

Vegan Richa / Via veganricha.com

This recipe calls for a boatload of Sriracha so get your tastebuds ready. Get the recipe here.

40. Potato Galette

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The Tomato Tart / Via thetomatotart.com

This pretty-looking potato dish is both gluten-free and vegan. Get the recipe here.

41. Pasta Primavera

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Believe it or not, this meal is made from one-pot only. Get the recipe here.

42. Vegan Frito Pie

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A veganized take on the classic recipe — and yes, Fritos are technically vegan! Get the recipe here.


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