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42 Ridiculously Easy Vegan Recipes Anyone Can Master

Whether you're new to the kitchen, new to being vegan, or just looking for some new things to try.

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1. Quinoa Tacos

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The delicious blend of spices will turn your quinoa into something that actually tastes like taco meat. Try it! Get the recipe here.

2. Spicy Red Curry Cauliflower "Wings"

3. Crispy Smashed Potatoes with Avocado Garlic Aioli

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The bonus part of this recipe is the all of the angst you release while smashing the potatoes. Get the recipe here.


5. Vegan Fried Rice

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10 ingredients, 22 grams of tofu, one easy recipe for you to try. Get the recipe here.

6. Vegan Meatballs

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Everyone needs a go-to meatball recipe, even vegans! Try these over pasta or in a "meatball" sub. Get the recipe here.


8. Vegan Black Bean Burgers

9. Simple Vegan Pizza

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This recipe calls for veggies and a vegan parmesan cheese, but you can easily add the vegan cheese of your choice to make it extra cheesy. Get the recipe here.

11. Turmeric Lentil Fritters Greens Bowl with Tahini Dill Sauce

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Mix the ingredients for the fritters, bake for 15 minutes, and serve over greens. Get the recipe here.


12. Vegan Lasagna

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Layers and layers of cheesy, noodle-y goodness that couldn't be easier to make. Get the recipe here.

14. Southwest Tofu Scramble

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Learn to make this classic vegan breakfast staple with a southwestern spin. Get the recipe here.

15. Vegan Sloppy Joes


17. Beet Risotto

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All you need for this brightly-colored recipe is a cast iron skillet and some patience. Get the recipe here.

18. Cauliflower Mac and Cheese

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If you're looking for a good mac and cheese replacement, I recommend this — it doesn't taste anything like cauliflower, actually, it's more like flavorful, gooey cheese. Get the recipe here.


20. Vegan Pancakes

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These pancakes call for 10 minutes of prep time and consist of mixing up the batter and tossing 'em on the griddle. Get the recipe here.

21. Quick and Easy Pasta with "Meat" Sauce

23. Cheesy Potato & Broccoli Casserole


24. Easy Teriyaki Roasted Vegetables

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Pan-roasted vegetables over pasta — what could be easier than that? Get the recipe here.

26. Strawberry Banana Smoothie Bowls

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This versatile recipe is tasty AND makes a beautiful breakfast. Get the recipe here.

27. Cheesy Pull-Apart Bread


28. Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes with Garlic and Chives

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What's better than mashed potatoes? Easy-to-make mashed potatoes that take minimal prep and can be made in a slow cooker. Get the recipe here.

29. Creamy Wild Mushroom One-Pot Gnocchi

30. Lentil Shepherd's Pie

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Prepping for 20 minutes will result in the most comforting of comfort foods ever. Get the recipe here.


32. Sun-dried Tomato, Mushroom, and Spinach Tofu Quiche

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This recipe can be made gluten-free and only take 30 minutes to prep. Get the recipe here.

33. Simple Vegan Omelet

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If you have a food processor or blender, you can make this recipe with ease. Get the recipe here.

35. Leek and Potato Pan Roast

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This simple meal is filled with pan-roasted vegetables over greens. Get the recipe here.


36. One-Pan Mexican Quinoa

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You can't get much easier than making this flavorful taco filling in only one pan. Get the recipe here.

38. Vegan BLT Sandwich

39. Baked Chili Garlic Tofu, Carrot, Chard, and Noodle Bowl

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This recipe calls for a boatload of Sriracha so get your tastebuds ready. Get the recipe here.


41. Pasta Primavera