Food·Posted on May 9, 202026 Vegan Dinner Recipes That Are Perfect For WeeknightsWhether you're vegan, vegetarian, or just looking to try something new in the kitchen.by Whitney JeffersonBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink Brooke Greenberg / BuzzFeed 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. 3. Easy Vegan Spring Roll Bowls With Crispy Tofu 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 Food With Feeling / Via foodwithfeeling.com, Via foodwithfeeling.com 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. 10. Butternut Squash Chipotle Chili With Avocado 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. 11. Creamy Vegan Pot Pie Soup With Millet and Chia Crust 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. 22. Buffalo White Bean Chili With Veggie Sausage Foodness Gracious / foodnessgracious.com Foodness Gracious / foodnessgracious.com Love spicy food, chili, and soup? Then this recipe is 100% for you. Get the recipe here. 23. 1-Pot Spicy Garlic Almond Butter Noodles 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.