All,  Dinner

11 Easy Plant-Based Dinner Ideas

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You have the kitchen prepped and cleaned, but you’re out of ideas. I got you. I have an idea for you. Actually, I have 11 easy plant-based dinner ideas for you.

And, hey, I get it – after a long, exhausting day, the last thing you want to do is think about what you need to whip up for dinner. You just want something that’s easy, affordable, with easy-to-find ingredients.

If you ever need or want sides for the listed recipes, some of my faovrites include: yellow rice, garlicky mashed potatoes, potato salad, and black beans.

Vegan Butter Chicken Recipe

A plate of vegan tofu paneer and a side of brown rice

This dish is incredibly creamy, savory, and with the perfect amount of heat (optional). It yields about 4-6 servings, but if you eat the whole thing – I won’t judge. 😉

Recipe here.

Sin Carne Guisada (Vegan “Beef” Stew) Recipe

Puerto Rican-style vegan beef stew in gravy with a side of white rice

If you ever had Puerto Rican carne guisada, you’re in for a treat with this plant-based version, using mushrooms as a replacement for the meat.

Recipe here.

Oil-Free Vegan Fried Rice Recipe

Large plate of rice mixed with colorful vegetables

Let’s be real – oil makes food tastes better. But, if you’re holding back on the oil, here’s a oil-free vegan fried rice recipe with scrambled tofu. You won’t miss the animal-based version with this recipe.

Recipe here.

Meatless Bologonese Sauce Recipe

Pasta topped with a chunky meatless bolognese

This plant-based recipe is dead easy. It’s perfect to pair with a bowl of fresh pasta, or you can even switch things up and throw it into a burrito, a rice bowl, or tacos. And now you have dinner. You’re welcome.

Recipe here.

Easy Lentil Soup With Kale And Rice

Lentil soup with a pop of carrots and kale

Lentil soup anyone? If you want something that’s going to warm your soul and also keep your wallet in check, grab a bowl of this magical stuff.

Recipe here.

Vegan Smoke Mac And Cheese Recipe

Extra creamy mac and cheese made with cashews

Hell yeah it’s vegan! It’s made with just cashews, seasonings, and water. That’s it. And it’s SO creamy and reminds me of the real deal. Perfect dish for the kids! In addition to being a great dinner meal, you can have it for lunch.

Recipe here.

Easy Red Lentil Coconut Curry Recipe

Bright lentil coconut curry with a side of white rice

Easy, affordable, and very delicious. This red lentil coconut curry recipe was done with mostly pantry stuff. Delicious!

Recipe here.

Crispy Buffalo Cauliflower Wings Recipe

Crispy and tender cauliflower wings with a thick shell of buffalo sauce batter

You’re in for a treat with a these cauliflower wings. They are baked in the oven, minimizing the use of oil. Additionally, they are a great treat for those who may not like vegetables on their own.

Recipe here.

Smoky, Vegan Bean Chili Recipe

White and red kidney beans soup in a thick tomato base

Oooooh this one is smoky and savory! Definitely don’t hold back on the spices with this dish. Have a side of brown rice with this dish and dinner’s ready.

Recipe here.

Simple Tofu Nugget Recipe

Battered tofu crispy cubes

This tofu recipe cannot get any easier. Not only do they taste amazing, they are healthy too. You’re only using a handful of ingredients for this recipe. Pro-tip: for a meatier tofu texture, freeze the block beforehand.

Recipe here.

Easy Puerto Rican Stew (Habichuelas Guisadas Recipe)

Bowl of Puerto Rican-style bean soup with potatoes and green Spanish olives

This dish brings back to my childhood – which included a lot of soups and stews for dinner. This dish is one of my favorites to make. All you need are potatoes, olives, beans, and spices.

Recipe here.

There you have it – 11 plant-based dinner ideas that’ll make everyone at home asking for seconds!

Want more? Check out these easy breakfast recipes:

Pesto, Olives, and Sun-Dried Tomato Toast

Quick Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding

Basic Breakfast Tofu Scramble

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