16 Delicious Vegan Dinner Recipes

16 Delicious Vegan Dinner Recipes

Where did the weekend go? Serious question. I enjoyed a few too many heavy meals over the past couple of days, so I thought we could lighten up a little with my favorite vegan dinners. Don’t worry, though! You won’t find lots of tofu or meat substitutes here—just wholesome meals made with protein-rich whole grains, beans, and fresh produce.

If you make any of these recipes, please snap a photo and share it with me on Instagram. Be sure to tag it #cookieandkate so I don’t miss it!

Curried Coconut Quinoa and Greens with Roasted Cauliflower - cookieandkate.com

1) Curried Coconut Quinoa and Greens with Roasted Cauliflower

Gluten free, too

“Delicious and so full of flavor! The coconut milk in the quinoa was divine. My husband, a meat-eater probably said, ‘This is so good!’ about a bazillion times as we were eating dinner. He also mentioned how everyone should be a vegetarian for at least a week so they understand what flavors are instead of just throwing salt on meat and calling it a meal. I’ll say this was a big win.” – Tricia

Sugar snap pea and carrot soba noodles - cookieandkate.com

2) Sugar Snap Pea and Carrot Soba Noodles

“Made this for dinner on Tuesday – and it was phenomenal… filling, flavorful, and great the next day too! Love your blog as I try to up my number of meat-free days each week!” – Rebecca

A delicious, redeeming, #vegan dinner that packs well for tomorrow's lunch. cookieandkate.com

3) Kale, Black Bean and Avocado Burrito Bowl

Gluten free, too

“I just wanted to thank you for posting this recipe. It’s hard to think of a recipe that is not only this delicious, but where every single ingredient is a great nutrition boost! After eating this, I legit felt like popeye right after he gulps down a can (ew) of spinach. Also, I’ve always been weird about raw kale (even though I’m addicted to the roasted stuff), but this marinated kale was fantastic! So thanks again! This has been added to the top of my list in the recipe rotation.” – Erica

Creamy (vegan!) butternut squash linguine with fried sage - cookieandkate.com

4) Creamy (vegan!) Butternut Squash Linguine with Fried Sage

Gluten free if you use gluten-free pasta

“What can I say, all 6 kids LOVED this and that’s a first for meat free night in my house. Thank you!” – Miriam

Sweet potato and black bean veggie burgers (vegan and gluten free) - cookieandkate.com

5) Sweet Potato & Black Bean Veggie Burgers

Gluten free, too (contingent upon your bun situation)

“Yum yum yum! I made them tonight and they are so delicious! Thank you! I am a sucker for sweet + spicy, but holy cow this was particularly delicious. I wasn’t able to get the millet and agree with others that quinoa works great! I know what I’m bringing for lunch tomorrow – very excited for these leftovers. Thank you!” – Krystal

Healthy chopped kale salad with Asian flavors - cookieandkate.com

6) Chopped Kale Salad with Edamame, Carrot, and Avocado

Gluten free, too, as long as your tamari is gluten free

“I just made this salad this evening. It totally changed how I approach salad. I always wanted to do this but didn’t know how to prep the kale. I followed your simple directions and voila! I added basil to the dressing b/c of no cilantro and it was still wonderful. I am a busy teacher and usually tired after work but I had such a fun, relaxing time creating this. It didn’t hurt that I had project runway on while I ripped up the kale… Anyway, thank you!” – J

Roasted sweet potatoes with spicy Thai peanut sauce recipe - cookieandkate.com

7) Spicy Thai Peanut Sauce over Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Rice

Gluten free, too

“I make this recipe almost weekly and I really love it. In fact, I just made it again last night. My non-vegetarian husband has even requested it sometimes when I’ve asked what I should make. The ingredients are inexpensive and it’s easy to make and tastes great.” – Tonya

Kale, hemp and flaxseed oil pesto - cookieandkate.com

8) Super Kale, Hemp, and Flaxseed Oil Pesto

Gluten-free if you use gluten-free pasta

“I discovered your blog a couple of months ago and now I’m obsessed. I have tried several of your recipes but haven’t left any comments until now. I just had this for lunch and I have to say thank you for introducing me to this!! I have never been able to get myself to eat kale but this is the perfect way to disguise it. I’m also a strong believer of mushrooms making everything better and topped this dish off with sliced, sautéed portabella shrooms.” – Priya

Curried Red Lentil Soup with Dried Cherries and Cilantro

9) Curried Red Lentil Soup with Dried Cherries and Cilantro

Gluten free, too

“I made this soup for lunch and my neighbors’ kids were over… they LOVED it! It was so funny and thrilling at the same time to see kids ask for seconds and thirds of soup!” – Aisha

Roasted sweet potatoes with green rice and black beans. cookieandkate.com

10) Spicy Sweet Potato and Green Rice Burrito Bowls

Gluten free, too

“Slam Dunk for dinner tonight!!! I am so happy there is some left over for lunch tomorrow 🙂 And I realized I forgot the pepitas- will toast some for the leftovers. I served it deconstructed on my kids’ plates and they all gobbled it up, even mixing and matching a little. Will definitely be keeping this in the rotation.” – Mary Beth

West African Peanut Soup Recipe

11) West African Peanut Soup

Gluten free, too

“This might officially be my favorite of your recipes. I made it last night with kale and homemade veggie stock and it was out of this world good. If I could give it six stars I most certainly would.” – Gwyn

Vegan Chana Masala Recipe - cookieandkate.com

12) Quick Chana Masala

Gluten free, too

“Pinned this recipe a while ago and have been looking forward to trying… Needed a quick meal after coming in late from my son’s swim practice and decided today was the day. Totally delicious and relatively quick to prep! Will def make again. Thx!!” – Jennifer

Roasted cauliflower on a bed of cracked freekeh, topped with an irresistible tahini sauce, fresh parsley and raisins - cookieandkate.com

13) Roasted Cauliflower, Freekeh and Garlicky Tahini Sauce

Gluten free if you substitute quinoa for the freekeh

“I made this for dinner tonight and it was amazing!! Had to substitute the freekeh with quinoa since it wasn’t available at my grocery store. The roasted cauliflower was perfect with the garlicky tahnini sauce and feta. Everything about this recipe was delicious, and I will definitely be having it again. Thanks for another ’10/10 will make again’ Kate!” – Katie

Roasted ratatouille pasta - cookieandkate.com

14) Spicy Roasted Ratatouille with Spaghetti

Gluten free if you use gluten-free pasta

“Hi Kate. I made this last weekend while visiting my best friend in Florida. Our visits always include trying new vegan recipes… and we chose this one as the first of the weekend. This was the clear winner of the weekend. Definitely restaurant quality. And now a part of our regular rotation! Your recipes never disappoint!” – Nina

Redeeming green soup with lemon and cayenne - cookieandkate.com

15) Redeeming Green Soup with Lemon and Cayenne

Gluten free, too

“I got home from a loooong weekend of having way too much fun with old college friends and was craving something healthy and homemade. I found this recipe and immediately went to the store to buy the ingredients. Loved it! I served with short grain brown rice and a extra squeeze or two of lemon juice. Delish!” – HL

Chipotle butternut squash chili recipe, perfect for game days and cold days! - cookieandkate.com

16) Butternut Squash Chipotle Chili with Avocado

Gluten free, too

“I made this recipe today for a dinner party as a vegan alternative to the beef in red wine that I also cooked for the meat eaters. Guess which one was almost totally gone and got the most requests for the recipe? Yours of course!” – Jane


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