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    100 Vegan Easy Weeknight Recipes For Nights When You Just Don't Know What To Make

    Eating a plant-based dinner doesn't have to be complicated.

    waffles, stuffed peppers, fried rice, quesadillas, burger, and a salad with herb-crusted tofu
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    Whether you're new to plant-based cooking or are just looking for some easy-to-make, relatively inexpensive recipes to diversify your dinner options, these 100 recipes are sure to spark some inspiration. Take a look, and let us know what your favorite go-to vegan recipes are in the comments below!

    1. Easy Vegan Chili

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    This recipe for vegan chili is simple to throw together and the ultimate crowd-pleaser.

    2. 30-Minute Vegan Alfredo

    Minimalist Baker / Via

    This alfredo recipe includes green peas (which can be omitted if you happen to hate peas).

    3. Vegan BLT Sandwich

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    Seven ingredients, five minutes to make. Yum! Get the recipe here.

    4. Super Simple Vegan Burrito Bowl

    Veggie Inspired / Via

    It takes less than 20 minutes to make this awesome recipe for a burrito bowl and accompanying creamy avocado dressing.

    5. Instant Pot Tacos

    A Couple Cooks / Via

    This recipe uses rice and lentils for a smoky tasting taco filling, and can easily be reheated for leftovers.

    6. Easy Vegan Fried Rice

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    Save yourself from another order of take-out and learn how to make fried rice at home with this recipe.

    7. Baked Ziti with Cashew Cheese

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    Veganizing baked ziti is so easy, you really can't mess it up. Promise. Try this recipe and see for yourself!

    8. 15-Minute Garlic Lime Cashew Zoodles

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    If you have a spirializer, this recipe will come together in 15 minutes. If you don't, grab some pre-spiraled zoodles in the store and I bet you can make it even faster!

    9. Loaded Veggie Quesadillas

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    This recipe is another vegan staple that you can whip up quickly with whatever you have in the fridge.

    10. Easy Vegan Falafel

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    Learn how to make this vegan staple at home with this recipe.

    11. Vegan Stuffed Shells

    Simple Vegan Blog / Via

    One dollop of vegan tofu ricotta per shell, a little tomato sauce, and viola! Get the recipe here.

    12. Quinoa Taco Salad

    Contentedness Cooking / Via

    Perfect for cold nights and leftover lunches. Get the recipe here.

    13. Vegan Shepherd's Pie

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    This particular Shephed's Pie recipe happens to be gluten-free, too.

    14. Easy Turmeric Chickpea Salad Sandwich

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    Perfect for packed lunches. Get the recipe here.

    15. Green Pesto Pizza

    Edible Perspective / Via

    This gluten-free recipe is super savory and can be customized with any vegetables you want. Get the recipe here.

    16. Quick and Easy Vegan Ramen

    Choosing Chia / Via

    This recipe is perfect for a fall evening and comes together in less than 30 minutes.

    17. Easy Vegetable Teriyaki Stir Fry

    Hummusapien / Via

    Break out your skillet for this vegetarian staple. Get the recipe here.

    Eating Bird Food / Via

    Isn't this just the most drooly-worthy savory bowl? Get the recipe here.

    19. Vegan Chow Mein

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    Pro tip: use ramen noodles packets that you might already have in your kitchen for a convenient and easy meal. Get the recipe here.

    20. Avocado Pesto Grilled Cheese

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    Why have a plain, ~regular~ grilled cheese when it could be loaded with greens and avocado, like in this recipe?

    21. Chickpea Flour Omelette Muffins

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    How adorable are these teeny-tiny mini quiches?! Get the recipe here.

    22. Penne Pasta Salad

    Minimalist Baker / Via

    This simple dish comes together in less than thirty minutes. Get the recipe here.

    23. Instant Pot Spaghetti

    Nora Cooks / Via

    Yeah, sure, spaghetti is easy to make, but why not make it even easier in an Instant Pot?

    24. Super Simple Vegan Mac and Cheese

    Fit Foodie Finds / Via

    You'll need a blender or food processor to make the sauce, but if you can handle that, this recipe will take care of all the rest. Easy!

    25. Instant Pot Vegan Drunken Noodles

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    Even better than how it looks, this savory recipe comes together in less than twenty minutes and can be used with the veggies you have leftover in the freezer.

    26. Instant Pot Lasagna Soup

    Vegan Richa / Via

    This recipe is part lasagna, part soup — how can you go wrong? Serve with bread and enjoy the coziest winter meal you can imagine.

    27. Cheesy Broccoli Rice Casserole

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    This savory favorite takes 15 minutes to prep, and 15 minutes to cook. 30 minutes and you're finished with this recipe!

    28. Easy Lentil Meatballs

    Minimalist Baker / Via

    This super-easy recipe basically calls for blending all ingredients in a food processor, molding them into balls, and then baking. Easy-peasy!

    29. Green Goddess Broccoli Soup

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    This bright green soup is the perfect comfort food (that's good for you, too). Get the recipe here.

    30. Easy Vegan Quiche

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    This recipe for vegan quiche replaces eggs with tofu and is a great way to use up any vegetables you may have in your kitchen.

    31. 3 Ingredient Vegan Gnocchi

    You can't really beat a recipe with only three ingredients, can you? Hope you have russet potatoes and kamut flour at the ready for this one.

    32. Teriyaki Noodle Stir Fry

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    Make sure to to use agave or coconut nectar instead of honey in this recipe to keep it vegan — or cut it altogether!

    33. Easy Vegan Fried Rice

    Minimalist Baker / Via

    You can prep this recipe in 15 minutes time, and it takes only a handful of ingredients.

    34. One Pot Mushroom Stroganoff

    From My Bowl / Via

    This lighter twist on a classic recipe is both quick to prep (5 minutes!) and can be made in just one pan.

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    This recipe is full of deliciousness like rice noodles, cabbage, peanuts, avocado, mangoes, carrots, radishes, and more! Get the recipe here.

    36. Pasta Primavera

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    Believe it or not, this meal is made from one-pot only. Get the recipe here.

    37. Vegan Enchiladas

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    This is one of my favorite recipes to make for dinners. It comes together pretty quickly and is always a crowd-pleaser! Get the recipe here.

    Brown Sugar and Vanilla / Via

    This recipe for pot pie soup has all the flavor of your average pot pie, but it's made in half the time. Get the recipe here.

    Veggies Don't Bite / Via

    A super easy, veggie-packed recipe that comes together in a snap.

    40. 20-Minute Vegan Coconut Curry Soup

    Veggies Don't Bite / Via

    This sweet-and-savory recipe for coconut curry soup comes together quickly and is totally satisfying. (It's pretty, too!)

    41. Easy Veggie Vegan Pizza

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    A recipe for pizza that comes together in 20 minutes? Yep, I'm there. If you must have cheese on your pizza, follow all of the instructions and add some shredded cheese before you pop it into the oven.

    42. Vegan Corn Chowder

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    If you have either fresh or frozen corn, you can make this recipe with ease. Get the recipe here.

    43. Chipotle Brown Rice Bake

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    If you're looking for a casserole that's easy to make and only takes 10 minutes of prep time, try this recipe for a brown rice bake.