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    May 9, 2020

    26 Vegan Dinner Recipes That Are Perfect For Weeknights

    Whether you're vegan, vegetarian, or just looking to try something new in the kitchen.

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    1. Vegan Shepherd's Pie

    A Couple Cooks / Via acouplecooks.com

    This savory recipe features a layer of fluffy, crusty potatoes on top and savory vegetables on the bottom — so it's pretty much what I see in my dreams at night.

    2. Crispy Cauliflower Tacos

    A Couple Cooks / Via acouplecooks.com

    Crispy, crunchy cauliflower pieces and a yummy spicy chipotle sauce make these tacos the perfect meal. Get the recipe here.

    Crowded Kitchen / Via crowdedkitchen.com

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

    4. 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.

    5. Chickpea "Tuna" Sandwiches

    The Simple Veganista / Via simple-veganista.com

    A good recipe for chickpea salad can be used for sandwiches, salads, a side dish, or even a snack. I can tell you from experience that it makes for a really filling lunch.

    6. Anything Goes Vegan Sloppy Joes

    If you have beans, lentils, or any other protein lying around in your house, you're halfway to this recipe for sloppy Joes.

    7. Smoky Black Bean Beet Burgers

    Minimalist Baker / Via minimalistbaker.com

    Every vegan has their go-to veggie burger recipe, and this one featuring beets and black beans looks totally droolworthy.

    8. Crispy Baked Buffalo Tofu Wings

    The Curious Chickpea / Via thecuriouschickpea.com

    Turn a block of tofu into spicy, tasty Buffalo wings with this recipe. Serve over salad or with fries or another side dish. Get the recipe here.

    9. Creamy Garlic and Lemon-Pepper Pasta

    Blissful Basil / blissfulbasil.com
    Blissful Basil / blissfulbasil.com

    Need a pasta dish that takes less than 30 minutes of prep time? Try this creamy lemon-pepper pasta recipe.

    Cookie and Kate / Via cookieandkate.com

    Vegan chili is both comforting and filling, and this particular recipe uses butternut squash for added flavor. Tortilla strips and avocado sprinkled on top make this a picture-perfect dish. Get the recipe here.

    Brown Sugar and Vanilla / Via brownsugarandvanilla.com

    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.

    12. Vegan Lentil Bolognese

    Eat With Clarity / Via eatwithclarity.com

    This recipe for bolognese pasta can be made in just one pot!

    13. 20-Minute Vegan Coconut Curry Soup

    Veggies Don't Bite / Via veggiesdontbite.com

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

    14. Vegan Risotto With Asparagus and Peas

    My Darling Vegan / Via mydarlingvegan.com

    I've always found risotto to be a crowd-pleaser, and this recipe for asparagus-and-pea risotto is no different.

    15. Easy Veggie Vegan Pizza

    Vegan Richa / Via veganricha.com

    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.

    16. Easy Vegan Quiche

    Vegan Huggs / Via veganhuggs.com

    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.

    17. Chipotle Brown Rice Bake

    Vegan Yack Attack / Via veganyackattack.com

    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.

    18. Vegan Corn Chowder

    Nora Cooks / Via noracooks.com

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

    19. Quinoa Chickpea Cakes

    Pure Thyme / purethyme.com

    These mini quinoa chickpea cakes are both cute and satisfying. If you're making them as a meal, try pairing with a salad.

    20. Easy Vegan Falafel

    Nora Cooks / Via noracooks.com

    You can pair this falafel recipe with salad or pita or make your own falafel platter with allllll the fixings.

    21. Nutty Green Veggie Crunch Salad

    Blissful Basil / Via blissfulbasil.com

    This recipe uses cucumbers as the base for a cool, crunchy vegetable salad. Get the recipe here.

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    Foodness Gracious / foodnessgracious.com

    Love spicy food, chili, and soup? Then this recipe is 100% for you. Get the recipe here.

    Yup It's Vegan / Via yupitsvegan.com

    This recipe is made using only one skillet, so you won't have to worry about cleaning a bunch of dishes this time!

    24. Warm and Roasted Winter Salad Bowl

    Angela Liddon | OhSheGlows.com

    This salad recipe uses green beans, potatoes, kale, pepitas, and quinoa for a healthy, protein-packed dinner.

    25. Southwestern Roasted Potato Salad

    Aberdeen's Kitchen / Via aberdeenskitchen.com

    Looking for a grain-free, gluten-free dish that's not something you see every day? This roasted potato salad recipe could be just what you're looking for.

    26. Zucchini Noodle Ramen With Tempeh

    Brittany Mullins / eatingbirdfood.com

    This recipe for ramen noodles uses squash as the noodles — which are extremely quick to cook — but you could use whatever noodles you prefer.