12 Easy Vegan Recipes Everyone Can Make

Think vegan cooking is complicated? Think again.


We’ve all come across those recipes that call for ingredients we’ve never heard of or are 25 ingredients long. While there is a time and place for experimenting with complicated recipes, most of us need easy options most of the time. 

We need recipes we can whip up in under an hour or meal prep on weekends for the week ahead. Better yet, recipes that withstand the freezer so we can pull them out in a pinch.

For those that are new to vegan cooking, learning the tricks of the trade while also finding some staples that your whole family loves is going to be key in adopting more plant-based eating

And even the vegan cooking pros out there still need options for when the day gets away on them. I mean, we all still gotta eat!

For this round-up we focused on recipes that anyone can master, with ingredients we can pronounce and are the plant-based versions of some really popular dishes. So, whenever you are in need of some easy recipe inspo, we hope this list can be your go-to.

12 Easy Vegan Recipes

1. Italian Vegan Stuffed Peppers

Stuffed with tempeh and loads of colorful veggies, these stuffed peppers are as delicious as they are beautiful. Italian herbs add a deep flavor profile and a sprinkle of vegan cheese top off a perfect weeknight dish.

Get the recipe here.

12 Easy Vegan Recipes

2. Lentil Bolognese

If you have yet to try lentil bolognese, add it to your list asap. Hearty lentils add a nice depth to a bowl of gluten-free pasta making this a filling and protein-filled dish.

Get the recipe here.

12 Easy Vegan Recipes


3. Chickpea Salad Sandwich

A go-to sandwich is a must-have for anyone, and we bet after trying this chickpea salad sandwich you’ll have a new favorite!

Get the recipe here.

12 Easy Vegan Recipes

4. Easy Mac and Cheese

Macaroni and cheese is a dish many of us grew up eating and we are pleased that vegans have perfected a dairy-free version over the years so we can keep on eating it. This homemade cheese sauce is simply perfection.

Get the recipe here.

12 Easy Vegan Recipes


5. Tempeh Taco Meat

Vegan taco Tuesday just got way better! This super simple tempeh taco “meat” recipe is perfect for taco, burritos, nachos and more.

Get the recipe here.

12 Easy Vegan Recipes

6. Sloppy Joe’s

This recipe is sure to be a favorite with every member of the family. Just as messy and delicious as you remember them from when you were young, these sloppy joe’s are amazing.

Get the recipe here.

12 Easy Vegan Recipes


7. Banana Bread

Every kitchen needs a good banana bread recipe and we highly recommend this version which is sweetened naturally with dates and has no added sugar. Love banana bread as much as we do? Check out this list for more great recipes.

Get the recipe here.

12 Easy Vegan Recipes

8. 6-Ingredient Fluffy Pancakes

Yes, you read that right. These ultimate fluffy vegan pancakes are just six ingredients and take just minutes to whip up.  The only question is left if pancakes for breakfast, lunch, or dinner? 

Get the recipe here.

12 Easy Vegan Recipes


9. Vegan French Toast

If you prefer french toast over pancakes we’ve got you covered. Equally as easy these are perfect for a Sunday morning or anytime really. 

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12 Easy Vegan Recipes

10. 4 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

Flourless and refined sugar-free these peanut butter cookies are the perfect treat and only take 25 minutes to make. 

Get the recipe here.

12 Easy Vegan Recipes

11. No-Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars

Another four-ingredient dessert recipe to add to your list these no bake chocolate peanut butter bars are absolutely divine.

Get the recipe here.

12 Easy Vegan Recipes

12. Vanilla Cake

Although we might make cake only a few times a year it is essential to every kitchen. This no frills vanilla cake is one to keep on hand.

Get the recipe here.

Not enough recipes for you? Check out this list for delicious vegan recipes perfect for any day.

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