Dinner can really be a hit or miss. Some days, you may have a perfectly planned meal, complete with a side and some veggies. Others, you may just toss in a frozen pizza and have that while watching your favorite show. These dinner recipes are perfect if you’re looking to change up your dinner rotation, or even if you’re just needing some more ideas for dinner. Don’t forget to check out these recipes and many others on our Food Monster App!
1. Loaded Roasted Tofu Dinner Sandwiches
2. Thai Green Curry
Source: Thai Green Curry
3. Creamy Mushroom and Herb Pasta
Source: Creamy Mushroom and Herb Pasta
4. Buffalo Tofu Pizza With Vegan Ranch
This Buffalo Tofu Pizza With Vegan Ranch by Taavi Moore is tossed in a spicy vegan buffalo sauce. Thrown on a pizza crust with a creamy cashew-based ranch dressing. Finish it off with a sprinkle of fresh chives and more dressing of course. Trust me…this is a recipe that you will be thinking about for days.
5. Crispy Tofu Bowl
Source: Crispy Tofu Bowl
Tofu can sometimes be difficult to capture the right taste, but this Crispy Tofu Bowl by Julia Verkuil & Ellen Landman has no problem with it! These tofu slices are crispy, full of flavor, and a great way to take in your protein.
6. Tomato and Vegetable Lasagna
Source: Tomato and Vegetable Lasagna
Packed with veggies, homemade sauce, and plant-based cheese, this Tomato and Vegetable Lasagna by Talida Voinea is perfect for any occasion. It’s layered with baked eggplant slices and a savory mushroom mince that replaces meat. The lasagna has a really yummy ricotta cheese layer that tastes just like the real thing. It’s light and fluffy and perfect for stuffed shells as well.
7. Thai Quinoa Stir Fry
Source: Thai Quinoa Stir Fry
A healthier version to the classic take-away of Chinese Fried Rice! This hai Quinoa Stir Fry by Andri Neocleous is the perfect dinner for when you’re looking for something flavorful, but don’t want to spend a long time in the kitchen!
8. Tofu Broccoli Stir Fry
Source: Tofu Broccoli Stir Fry
This Tofu Broccoli Stir Fry by Caroline Doucet is a very simple stir fry, which makes it perfect for busy weeks. All you need to do is cut up some vegetables, prepare a simple sauce and sauté everything together. It will all be ready in less than 35 minutes. Plus, you can substitute the vegetables suggested for any vegetables you have on hand. It’s a great way to give life to older vegetables at the end of the week. You can also make this recipe on a Sunday and enjoy the leftovers throughout the week!
9. Fried “Chicken” and Gravy
10. Giant Chicken Nugget
Source: Giant Chicken Nugget
This Giant Chicken Nugget by Melanie Sorrentino is a giant fried seitan nugget! Adding oil, mashed beans or cutting it with additional flours (like chickpea flour or nutritional yeast) or even mixing in tomato sauce. All these things can cut down on the chewiness to make it less like rubber.
11. Meatloaf Veggie Burger With Cauliflower Mash and Gravy
Let’s take veggie burgers to a whole new level, shall we? This Meatloaf Veggie Burger With Cauliflower Mash and Gravy by Liz Martone is like that classic weeknight dinner in an amazing burger form. They’re made from a hearty combination mushrooms, chickpeas, and lentils, baked with a sweet ketchup glaze, and then topped with creamy cauliflower mash and gravy. A bite of this burger is like taking a step right into comfort food heaven.
12. Easy Skillet Pizza with Balsamic Tomato Sauce and a Cheesy Drizzle
Crispy, tomato saucy, and cheesy – this Easy Skillet Pizza with Balsamic Tomato Sauce and a Cheesy Drizzle by Dawn Hutchins, is a delicious, kid-tested recipe the whole family will love – especially if you’re avoiding wheat and dairy. Say YES to pizza night!
13. Chicken and Waffles
Source: Chicken and Waffles
This Chicken and Waffles by Gabrielle St. Claire is crispy fried “chicken” on top of a fluffy stack of waffles… What could be better?! Whether it’s the hot sauce baked into the tofu chicken, the sprinkle of rosemary, or the truffle oil in the waffles, this dish is full of tasty surprises. With such beautiful presentation, this is a must at your next weekend brunch. Don’t forget the maple syrup!
14. Cheesy Baked Pasta
Source: Cheesy Baked Pasta
Baked pasta takes simple pasta to a much higher level. A little extra time to crisp in the oven allows for flavors to intensify and for a baked, crispy topping. In thisCheesy Baked Pasta by Kristina Humphreys, the creamy sauce covered noodles bubble into this crisp topping as they meld together to create an amazing balance of creamy and crispy. This combination of baked crispness, creaminess, and cheesiness creates a pasta that tastes wonderful and is so satiating.
15. Cauliflower Walnut Taco Meat Quesadillas
These Cauliflower Walnut Taco Meat Quesadillas by Tara Binder are so, so, so delicious and the recipe makes a bunch that you can pop in the fridge for meals all week long. The leftovers are even tastier (if that’s possible) so if you’re looking for a dish to make ahead, this is it.
If you enjoy these vegan dinner recipes, you should also check out our roundup of vegan breakfast ideas!
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