Looking for vegan dinner recipes? We’ve got you covered with these hearty and satisfying vegan main dishes that include burgers, chili, nachos, pizza, lasagna, pasta, and more!
What do vegans eat?
On a healthy plant-based diet, meat, dairy, and eggs are off-limits, so people often wonder what in the world is left for vegans to eat. They picture vegans disparagingly munching on carrots and celery sticks throughout the day with a large green salad for dinner.
Though vegans do stick with eating from the New Four Food Groups—legumes, grains, fruits, vegetables–the reality is that eating healthy is a far cry from boring and depriving. A healthy plant-based meal actually includes dishes like these amazing vegan recipes for dinner.
- Spinach mushroom lasagna
- Black bean burgers
- Black bean chili
- Mushroom stroganoff
- Chili cheese fries
- BBQ tempeh
- Mushroom and seitan gyros
- Hearty soups and stews
- And much, much more!
Are vegan dinners healthy?
These wholesome vegan dinner recipes are loaded phytonutrients and antioxidants that help promote health and fight disease with every bite.
Plant foods are naturally low in fat, contain zero cholesterol, and are loaded with fiber. No need to feel guilty eating healthy plant-based foods!
These dinner recipes are made with fresh and healthy ingredients, many that I’m betting you already have on hand in your kitchen.
There’s no need to feel deprived when you’re eating a whole food plant-based diet (WFPB) because there are so many delicious vegan dinner recipes to choose from.
Here is an all-star collection of dinner recipes. These recipes cover pretty much everything you could ever want in a satisfying dinner. For even more vegan main dish recipes, check out my Vegan Dinner Recipes Page.
Let’s get cooking!
Vegan Nacho Supreme
Are you craving nachos but don't want all the artery clogging fat and cholesterol? Well, it's healthy fiesta time! This protein and fiber-packed nacho option is veggie-loaded and smothered with a creamy vegan cheese sauce that's outta this world! ! Your arteries and taste buds will be screaming, "YES!"
Tempeh Stir Fry | Broccoli & Red Peppers
Tempeh is fermented soybeans and is incredibly high in protein. It has a nutty, mushroom, meaty flavor, and just one serving of this recipe contains 20 grams of protein. Plus, the broccoli adds highly absorbable calcium and the dish takes just minutes to prepare! Serve this sauté over couscous or rice. Recipe from Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.
Vegan Black Bean Chipotle Patties
Everyone has heard of black bean burgers, so now we need to talk about these Vegan Black Bean Chipotle Patties and how they are a little different. Made with black beans, whole oats, red bell peppers, onions, and spices, these patties are a delicious addition to any meal!
Vegetarian Barley Soup
Barley is not only delicious but adds an excellent source of soluble fiber which reduces blood cholesterol levels. This soup is great with cornbread (recipe link included). Soup recipe adapted from Dr. Neal Barnard of Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.
Noodle Vegetable Stir Fry
This is a simple dish that can be easily varied for personal taste. Pictured above, I used baby Bok Choy, Portobello mushrooms, onion, garlic, and baby corn. I also added cashews. Other options would be Napa Asian cabbage, water chestnuts, green onion, red-yellow-green bell peppers, little bamboo slices, etc. Options are endless!
Vegan White Bean Chili
This White Bean Chili satisfies craving for chili, but cuts out all of the unhealthy ingredients found in many other chili recipes. Loaded with chunks of sweet potatoes, tender white beans, celery, onions, and spices, this dish is sure to keep you full for hours.
Collard Green Veggie Wraps with Creamy Peanut Sauce
These collard green wraps offer a fresh, healthy main dish or appetizer that is bursting with vibrant color and loads of nutrition. The creamy peanut sauce can be made with peanut butter or PB2 for a lower-fat option. It's time to eat a healthy rainbow of color! Checkout our cooking demo video showing how to prepare and roll collard wraps.
Vegan Soba Noodle Recipe
This colorful vegetable stir fry is a delight for the eyes as well as the taste buds! With red bell peppers, onions, and fresh mushrooms served over soba or udon noodles, it's jam packed with antioxidants. Recipe from Physicians Committee's Food for Life Cancer Project.
Stir Fried Mixed Vegetables | Sweet & Sour
This is an easy stir fry packed with mushrooms, celery, carrots, onions, red bell peppers, and smothered with a thick sauce of pineapple, apple juice, soy sauce, and seasoned rice vinegar. Recipe from The Cancer Survivor's Guide by Dr. Neal Barnard.