20+ Fantastic Lazy Vegan Recipes (2024)

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In need of some lazy vegan recipes for busy weeknights? Our collection of 20+ super convenient, minimal-prep-required and one-pot meals, many of which take less than 20 minutes total, is perfect for such occasions!

No matter if you’re usually a passionate cook or haven’t been a hobby chef at all thus far, we could all need a couple of go-to lazy vegan recipes when it’s just one of these days.

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Your next week of eating is planned out with these quick and delicious vegan bowls, meal prepping steps & full grocery list.

Truth be told, even though we’re running a food blog, most days our dinner resembles the following dishes much more than elaborate 1-hour recipes that constantly need to be watched.

The following list exemplifies how you can put together filling salads, pizzas, batch cooking-friendly soups, casseroles, and comforting one-pot wonders with very little preparation time, a small budget, and everyday pantry ingredients!

For more easy vegan recipes for beginners and cheap vegan meals on our website. Enjoy the following meal ideas, and don’t miss our printable recipe at the end!

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Easy Vegan Bean Burritos

Got some leftover cooked rice and canned beans? Make these easy vegan burritos by slicing some avocado, tomato, bell peppers and lettuce and putting everything alongside rice, beans, corn and salsa into a tortilla wrap.

Enjoy immediately or heat your burrito in a pan for a few minutes on each side!

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Quick Green Curry Fried Rice

An umami-rich meal perfect for dinner! This simple fried rice is made in 1 pan and ready in 20 minutes. The perfect way to use up leftover rice!

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Lazy Vegan Pita Pizzas

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We highly recommend having some pita bread at home for quick and lazy vegan recipes!

You can either fill them or make super easy vegan pizza: spread with tomato sauce, top with olives, zucchini, onion or any of your favorite toppings and bake for 15-20 minutes!

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Quick Tomato Caprese Couscous

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This couscous salad takes only 15 minutes total and requires minimal chopping time!

Add couscous to boiling water and let it soak for a few minutes while dicing some tomatoes and avocado. Combine with cooked chickpeas, fresh basil and a simple olive oil and vinegar dressing.

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Chickpea Avocado Salad Sandwich

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One of the best lazy vegan recipes is this delicious 10-minute chickpea avocado sandwich! All you need is some sandwich bread, leafy greens, canned chickpeas, avocado, tomato and a couple of spices. Mash, season, spread and enjoy!

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Mexican Macaroni Salad

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Everyone loves a good pasta salad!

This colorful and flavor-packed vegan Mexican macaroni salad is ready in 20 minutes total and requires basic ingredients like bell pepper, tomatoes, onion, sweet corn, black beans, salsa and some spices. Try this simple family-friendly meal!

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Quick Vegan Flatbread Pizza

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In a hurry? This 20-minute vegan flatbread pizza recipe comes to your rescue! Load it with your favorite fixing and satisfy any pizza cravings.

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Quick Vegan Quesadillas

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This simple vegan quesadilla recipe uses just a handful of staple ingredients like tortillas, tomatoes, avocados, onion and dairy-free cheese.

It’s really customizable, kid-approved, super delicious and ready to enjoy in under 30 minutes total!

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10-Minute Vegan Chili

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Bright and flavorful, this lazy vegan chili is the perfect go-to one-pot family dinner for busy weeknights!

It is packed with nutritious vegetables, beans and spices and is so easy to make in only 10 minutes. What more could you ask for?

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Quick Vegan Mushroom Tacos

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Make these vegan-friendly mushroom tacos using just a few ingredients if you happen to have a lazy evening!

Assemble and top with pico de gallo, creamy guacamole and crunchy pickled onions. A great meatless dinner for the whole family that’s ready in just 20 minutes!

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10-Minute Chickpea Scramble

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Do you love breakfast foods as much as we do? They are perfect for lazy vegan meals, no matter the time of day!

But we’re not just talking about a bowl of cereal here, this tasty chickpea scramble takes only 10 minutes to make, requires a few chopped veggies, common pantry spices and tastes great on a slice of toast.

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Easy Chana Masala

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This spicy and fragrant chickpea stew is a delicious Indian classic and couldn’t be easier to make!

Fry some ginger, garlic and spices for 30 seconds, add crushed tomatoes, canned chickpeas and simmer for 20-25 minutes. Serve over rice or with some vegan naan!

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Puff Pastry Vegetable Tart

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Craving pizza but don’t have pre-made dough at home? Just use puff pastry instead! Dress it up with onion, mushrooms, zucchini, cherry tomatoes, bell peppers and any of your favorite fixings, then bake your pizza for around 25 minutes.

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Vegan Ramen Stir-Fry

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This ramen stir-fry is the quickest and easiest vegan recipe you can ever think of! Perfect for lazy evenings, this delicious recipe is done in 15 minutes total and super satisfying. Use any veggies and vegan protein you like to create this flavorful dish!

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Easy Vegan TVP Tacos

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If you want to feed your non-vegan family some delicious and easy vegan dinner in less than 30 minutes, make meaty TVP tacos!

Textured vegetable protein is one of the best alternatives thanks to its chewy texture and can be flavored in so many different ways. Cook in spices for around 15 minutes, then serve in taco shells with any desired fixings!

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Vegan Black Bean Soup

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Try this hearty vegan black bean soup for a 30-minute simple weeknight dinner! Using canned black beans and tomato sauce, it’s a convenient recipe requiring only a few chopped veggies like onion, carrot, pepper, garlic and celery.

Add some spices, cook for 20 minutes and enjoy over the course of a few days!

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One-Pot Tomato Orzo

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What could be a better lazy vegan recipe than a one-pot meal? This tomato orzo is a flavorful, satisfying and 30-minutes-or-less family dinner made from dry orzo, vegetable broth, a handful of spices and minced garlic.

Some occasional stirring is probably the most taxing task for this dish!

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Tomato Basil Pesto Pasta

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This creamy vegan pesto pasta is so delicious and couldn’t be easier to make! Sweet, tart and rich in flavor, you can either make your own quick pesto or use store-bought vegan pesto for an even more convenient version.

For a higher protein dinner, simply use lentil-based pasta!

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Quick & Easy Sesame Noodles

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During those super busy evenings, make 15-minute sesame noodles! Soft noodles and crunchy vegetables are smothered in a homemade ginger sesame dressing.

Simple, delicious and customizable! Add some cubed tofu or canned chickpeas for added protein if you like.

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Lazy Vegan Pizza Bagels

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If hunger hits suddenly, try these super easy vegan pizza bagels! Simply cut them in half, spread with vegan pizza sauce and top with vegan shredded cheese. Perfect to make with kids, too! Add any of your favorite fixings if you like.

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Garlicky White Beans & Greens Pasta

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This garlicky white beans and greens pasta is the perfect combination of easy and uncomplicated yet delicious!

Simply cook any pasta you have on hand, fry some garlic, onion, beans, rosemary and wine in a pan and simmer before mixing with the pasta. Stir in some greens and allow them to wilt before serving with any desired toppings!

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Delicious Vegan Lobster Rolls

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These sandwiches are a great lazy lunch or dinner idea! They have all the taste without any animal products and are made with hearts of palm which get mixed with a whole bunch of spices and creamy vegan mayo.

Heat for 5-10 minutes, then serve warm in dog rolls!

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Vegan Cream of Chicken Soup

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Cozy, savory and oh-so-satisfying, this easy vegan cream of chicken soup is perfect for the colder months of the year! It takes only 30 minutes to make, works well for batch cooking and is made from tasty whole foods. Try this recipe!

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Quick Pasta Alla Puttanesca

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A staple in Southern Italy, pasta alla puttanesca is a wonderfully flavorful dish where salty olives and capers combine with tangy tomatoes, aromatic fresh herbs and a touch of fiery chili.

It offers some really interesting flavors and needs minimal preparation like chopping or slicing some garlic and onion, cooking pasta, and then mixing everything together!

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Savory Vegan Oatmeal

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Okay, so have you ever tried savory oatmeal? It’s just as quick and simple to make as if you’d combine this healthy grain with chopped fruit.

This recipe is packed full of kale, mushrooms, asparagus and flavorfully fried garlic! Add all ingredients into one pot and cook for a few minutes, season with salt and serve.

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20 Best Lazy Vegan Recipes

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 23 minutes

In need of some lazy vegan recipes for busy weeknights? Our collection of 20+ super convenient, minimal-prep-required and one-pot meals, many of which take less than 20 minutes total, is perfect for such occasions! Don’t miss out on our super simple and delicious one-pot frozen vegetable soup that’s really customizable to what you find in your freezer and great for batch cooking.

Ingredients

Frozen Vegetable Soup

  • 2 cups frozen peas and carrots (280 g)
  • 2 cups frozen green beans (240 g)
  • 1 cup frozen corn (165 g)
  • 2 cans crushed tomatoes (30 oz, 890 ml)
  • 1 15-oz (425 g) can black beans, drained
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1.5 cups vegetable stock (360 ml)
  • Salt, to taste

Instructions

  1. Add all frozen ingredients to a large pot with around half of the vegetable stock and cook for 5 minutes.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients as well as some added water if needed so that everything is covered.
  3. Bring to a boil and cover with a lid. Let your soup simmer for around 15 minutes, until all of the vegetables are well-cooked.
  4. Remove from heat, adjust to taste preferences and serve on its own or with some crusty bread!

Notes

  • Feel free to add any frozen veggies of your choice to this soup and replace with roughly the same volume!
  • You can also make this a (slightly less lazy) clean-out-the-fridge soup by adding any chopped fresh vegetables that are about to go bad.
  • This recipe can easily be doubled and works well for meal prep and reheating! Store in the fridge for 5 days or freeze for 3 months or longer!
  • Find 20+ more delicious lazy vegan recipes for lunch or dinner in the article above.
Nutrition Information:

Yield: 4Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 228Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 674mgCarbohydrates: 47gFiber: 15gSugar: 11gProtein: 13g

Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated automatically, their accuracy is not guaranteed. Just focus on whole plant-based foods and eat until satiety!

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FAQs

What to feed vegan guests? ›

Your houseguest would most likely be happy with oatmeal or granola with almond milk and fruit for breakfast, nut butters, hummus, salads with beans, fruits and vegetables, and nuts for lunch, and grilled or sautéed veggies with a whole grain like quinoa are for dinner.

How to eat super cheap vegan? ›

Vegan on a budget
  1. tinned beans and dried pulses of various kinds.
  2. vegetables (particularly seasonal ones)
  3. potatoes.
  4. egg-free pasta and noodles.
  5. rice.
  6. bread (wholemeal is ideal from a health point of view)
  7. dried herbs and spices.
  8. seasonal fruit.

How to make vegan food satisfying? ›

But there are some simple steps we can take to make our plant-based meals taste flavorful and satisfying.
  1. Start with fresh ingredients.
  2. Include a protein source.
  3. Add some herbs & spices.
  4. Come hungry.
  5. Add the secret ingredient.
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What are the most filling foods for vegans? ›

Healthful foods that are high in protein, fiber, or both tend to be filling. Rich sources of protein for vegans include foods such as soybeans, pulses, and some nuts and seeds. Oats, vegetables, nuts, seeds, legumes, and fruit are all good sources of fiber.

Which foods are surprisingly vegan? ›

Top 10 surprising vegan foods
  • Crumpets. This might be an obvious one to some, but a quick poll with our vegan and dairy-free friends shows many mistakenly believe crumpets contained dairy. ...
  • Dark chocolate. Chocoholics assemble! ...
  • Cream crackers. ...
  • (Some) biscuits. ...
  • (Some) crisps. ...
  • Ice Cream. ...
  • Pasta. ...
  • Peanut butter.

What does Gordon Ramsay think of vegan food? ›

Chef Gordon Ramsay, who has been known for teasing vegans, confessed on TV that he actually "loves" plant-based food. The British TV personality and the world-famous chef made his vegan confession on the US series of Masterchef: Back to Win.

What does 100% vegan eat? ›

A vegan diet is based on plants (such as vegetables, grains, nuts and fruits) and foods made from plants. Vegans do not eat foods that come from animals, including dairy products and eggs.

What is the most eaten vegan food? ›

Some of the most widely enjoyed vegan foods are legumes, nuts and seeds, chickpeas, and black beans. Nuts and nut butters are packed with nutrients. Airheads, Cracker Jack, Cinnamon Life Cereal, Fritos, and Fruit By the Foot are also vegan foods that are widely enjoyed.

What kind of candy can a vegan eat? ›

Fortunately, loads of candies are vegan, so we can indulge our cravings (mostly) guilt-free. Most dark chocolate is vegan, as are popular sweet treats such as Smarties (known as Rockets in Canada), Oreos, Airheads, Jujubes, and Swedish Fish (some Swedish Fish contain beeswax, so be sure to check the label).

What food is truly vegan? ›

On a vegan diet, you can eat foods made from plants, including:
  • Fruits and vegetables.
  • Legumes such as peas, beans, and lentils.
  • Nuts and seeds.
  • Breads, rice, and pasta.
  • Vegetable oils.
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What do vegans eat to stay full? ›

Eat a protein serving with each meal to keep you feeling full. Great vegan and vegetarian protein sources are beans, tofu, tempeh, nuts, quinoa, lentils, whole grains, and starchy vegetables. As long as you focus on whole foods (rich in nutrients) and avoid processed foods and oils, it will be hard to overeat.

What vegan food makes you happy? ›

The brain uses the amino acid tryptophan to produce serotonin, a neurotransmitter largely responsible for feelings of happiness and well-being. Plant-based sources of tryptophan include leafy greens, sunflower seeds, watercress, soybeans, pumpkin seeds, mushrooms, broccoli, and peas.

What to do when craving meat vegan? ›

Focus on Texture

Foods like mushrooms, jackfruit, and eggplant, as well as plant-based proteins such as tempeh, seitan, and tofu are all great substitutes.

What to bring to a vegan friend? ›

Here are some of our favourites:
  • Vegan chocolate and biscuits: Chocolate is always a hit, and there are plenty of vegan-friendly snacks and chocolate options available these days. ...
  • Vegan sweets: If you want to bring something a little different, why not try some vegan sweets?

How to accommodate a vegan at a dinner party? ›

Having a vegan dinner party does not mean your guests will miss out on delicious meals. You can include beetroot hummus that will taste delicious with vegan tomato flatbread. Top it with garlic, tahini, and tomatoes. Curried Jasmine Rice: Give your mains a creative spin by adding distinct flavors to the dishes.

What foods do vegans love? ›

On a vegan diet, you can eat foods made from plants, including:
  • Fruits and vegetables.
  • Legumes such as peas, beans, and lentils.
  • Nuts and seeds.
  • Breads, rice, and pasta.
  • Vegetable oils.
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