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We know how busy you are and we know how much you love a good meal. But the fact is in this stressful world we live in, it’s not always easy to set aside a few hours to meal prep or make yourself a feast for the vegan king/queen that you are.
Scientific studies show that people who work 40+ hours a week tend to do less healthy eating. The reasons (read: excuses) given were common and ones we can easily relate to: cost, stress, limited knowledge of how to prepare healthy foods, and taste preferences.
The biggest reason reported, however, is that they didn’t have enough time to plan, shop, or prep healthy meals; they simply went for what’s convenient.
We hear you--we are you--that’s why we’ve accumulated our favorite vegan recipes for dinner that can be easily thrown together in an instant to satisfy all major cravings.
Put the chip bag down and pick up your chef’s hat. If you’ve got just ten short minutes, we can help you whip up something more delicious and 100x more filling.
No complicated recipes and no strange ingredients. All simple, all delicious, and as always, all vegan.
Fast and Easy Vegan Recipes for Dinner That Are Guaranteed to Fill You Up
Our second biggest pet peeve when making food (after overly complicated recipes) is still being hungry when we’re finished. Well not anymore. These dishes are jammed packed with nutrients, healthy fats, vitamins, and major taste.
Whether you’re trying to lose weight or looking for a quick meal that satisfies, you’ll love these recipes. Grab your fork, we’re getting started.
1. Creamy Vegan Bean and Aubergine Casserole
This Creamy Vegan Bean and Aubergine Casserole from Lauren Caris Cooks, is an amazing, protein-packed dinner you can make when you’re in a rush or just looking for a comforting, satisfying meal.
This one-dish meal is stuffed with eggplant, cannelloni beans, and chickpeas. Hello, protein. Top with some sliced avocado and you’ll be in heaven. Get creative with this amazing meal and pair it with brown rice, mashed potatoes, or even quinoa. Get the recipe here.
2. Avocado Toast: 5 Ways
We got this all-star collection of recipes from Savannah at the Gluten Free Vegan Pantry who gives us a ton of different ways to dress up our all-time favorite: Avo toast. It can be eaten for breakfast, lunch, or a snack. In our experience, it pairs well with another serving of avo toast.
She tops them with all kinds of crazy and creative toppings to satisfy any craving from spicy to sweet! Get her creative twists here!
3. Creamy Spinach Artichoke Hummus Pasta
If you love hummus, love pasta, and love veggies...then you’re going to absolutely adore this creamy, flavor-packed pasta dish from Alexa Peduzzi at Fooduzzi. We think the addition of veggies to this meal makes it guilt-free and we use that to justify us eating several bowls.
Want the recipe? Snag it here.
4. Tomato Bisque
Sometimes you just need the perfect bowl of soup to soothe your soul on a rainy day, and we’ve got just the one in mind. This smooth and creamy bisque packs a serious punch of flavors thanks to the herbs and spices that go into it.
If you’ve got ten minutes, then you’ve got just enough time to whip up a hot bowl of yum. Be sure to thank Sara from PrepGreen for this delicious recipe.
5. Avocado Hummus (Great Party Trick)
If you want to be the most popular person at the party, then you can either bring a puppy to the party or make Avocado Hummus.
Everyone loves guacamole. Everyone loves hummus. Add them together anddddd……boom avohummus. We’re no calculator but we’re pretty sure the math equals out--it’s a winner for sure.
This recipe from Hurry the Food Up is a beautiful marriage of everyone’s two favorite party snacks. Grab some pita chips, and consider making a double batch of this avocado hummus, because people will be scraping the bottom of the bowl.
6. Mushroom Risotto
For times when avo toast doesn’t cut it, there are fancier meals, like mushroom risotto. But don’t worry, it’s still a ten minute meal but it tastes like you spent hours slaving over the stove.
Mary Ellen from V Nutrition made this amazing risotto recipe full of time hacks so you can enjoy a quality home cooked meal in no time at all. Whether is a meal for two or a meal for you, this insanely delicious meal has such elevated flavors you’ll impress yourself. Grab the details here.
7. Veggie & Tofu Soba Noodles
Have ten minutes? Great, that leaves you five minutes to take Instagram-worthy pictures of this beautiful asian-inspired dish.
We love this recipe because it can be easily substituted with vegetables that are in season or whatever you have leftover in your fridge. Thanks Jenne from Sweet Potato Soul for sharing this delicious recipe with us.
8. Summer Pasta Salad
Still love the barbecue lifestyle? This pasta salad is perfect to bring. Not only does it take less than 10 minutes to whip up, but it only has a few ingredients. Non-vegans will never know the difference.
This three-ingredient pasta salad is so simple you’d be crazy not to try it. Grab the recipe here and be the summer cookout hero.
9. Raw Chilli
This is one of the most creative chili recipes we’ve seen in a while. Our favorite part?---It’s raw. Grab your food processor for this one because instead of minced meat, we’re mincing mushrooms, peppers, and other yummy vegetables.
Thanks to the Happy Herbivore for this flavor-filled recipe. Check it out here.
10. Weekend Pancakes
Everyone knows that pancakes are for weekends and rainy days but have you found the perfect, vegan fluffy pancake recipe? We’ve got our favorite, thanks to Julie, the Simple Veganista.
We love that you can customize this recipe to your liking. Try adding spices like cinnamon, citrus zest, or dried fruit to the batter or adding different toppings like chocolate chips, syrups, or fruit preserves.
Feeling really creative? Try adding in some canned corn to the batter to make vegan corn fritters. You’ll be happy you tried this one.
11. Black Bean Burrito Bowl
Can we all agree that Mexican food is one of the best cuisines out there? This black bean burrito bowl recipe from Cooking and Kate is ahh-mazing. It’s full of fresh ingredients all layered together that will impress both your eyes and your palette.
You won’t miss meat with this burrito bowl. Mix it up by customizing it with the vegetables of your liking, like mushrooms, roasted peppers and onions. Don’t forget to top it with avocado!
12. Falafel Cakes With Creamy Lemon Tahini Dressing
Looking for something a little more exciting and exotic but still just as quick? Try these amazing falafel cakes paired with a creamy lemon tahini dressing from Pure Ella, recipe here.
These crispy, flavorful falafel balls are wonderful on their own, in a pita, or topped on a bed of greens as the perfect addition to a salad. Crispy on the outside, soft on the inside, and delicious all around.