20 Vegan Dinner Ideas

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Vegan courgette lemon pappardelle from "15 Minute Vegan" by Katy Beskow, photography by Dan Jones.

Whether you're a vegetarian, vegan, or if you just want to work more meatless Mondays into your life, check out these meat-free, dairy-free, animal-by-product-free main and side dish recipes. Comfort food, healthy bowls -- it's all here. 

Pan-fried Cauliflower with Garlic Tahini

These meltingly tender florets drapped in nutty, lemony garlic-tahini sauce are an indulgent first course or side dish.

Roasted Cabbage Wedges

Once you grill or roast cabbage, you'll never eat it another way. 

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Maple Syrup, Rutabaga and Spiced Almonds

By Eamonn McParland, chef/partner 
at Render Kitchen & Bar

Lentil Rice with Olive Oil Poached Onions (Mujaddara)

Known as Mujaddara in the Middle East, the sheer simplicity of the dish makes its deep, lucious flavors all the more suprising. Just be sure not to skimp on the olive oil.

Vegan Italian White Bean Soup

Recipe by Pietro Gallo, vegan chef and co-owner, with brother Dario, of Little Italy’s Civico 1845

Broccoli Bliss (Vegan) Soup

Creamy in taste, silky soft in color, hearty, healthy, and full of veggies, this yummy fall soup will warm you from the inside out. Pair with a light white wine and a loaf of your favorite baguette to...

Vegan Sweet Corn Chowder

Smoked paprika deepens the flavor of this chowder and makes it taste as though it has been cooking for hours, not for less than 15 minutes!

Crispy Tofu Bowl With Broccolini, Edamame & Peanut Sauce

This healthy bowl is super versatile. If broccolini is not available, turn to broccoli or Chinese broccoli.

Vegan Courgette and Lemon Pappardelle with Pine Nuts

This fresh, lemony pasta tastes like summer in a bowl, even when it’s cold outside.

Squash Blossom Pizza

Vegan squash blossom pizza
If you can't find squash blossoms, replace them with any zucchini or squash of choice, thinly sliced into rounds.

Butternut Squash and Spinach Vegan Quiche

Vegan butternut squash and spinach quiche
This plant-based quiche uses tofu as a base, and it’s surprisingly close in taste and texture to the real thing.

Crispy Buffalo Tofu Bowl

Crispy buffalo tofu bowl
This one's for when you're in the mood for fried "chicken" and mashed potatoes.

Can't Be Beet Burger

Salivating for a summer burger but looking for a delicious, vegetarian alternative? Beet patties make great burgers and sliders, terrific for the barbecue. Top them off with thick slices of heirloom...

Vegan Jollof Rice

vegan jollof rice
"As soon as I witnessed that steaming pot of goodness in all its tomato-ey glory I just knew I had to recreate it in my own kitchen."

The Best Tofu Scramble

Tofu Scramble Recipe
Forget what you know about tofu scramble, and make this.

Vegan Crab Cakes from Smith and Daughters

vegan crab cakes
Pasteles de Cangrejo looks like a hard recipe with a bunch of ingredients at first glance, but it’s really not!

Veggie Sliders

Sliders on a plate
Looking for a healthy snack or a light lunch during the holiday season? Try these veggie-packed mini sandwiches.
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