15 Easy Vegan Dinner Recipes | Gimme Some Oven (2024)


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Happy Sunday to you!

This week’s recipe round-up is dedicated to all of you vegan friends who are looking for some simple and creative new dinner ideas. And hey — to all of you out there whoaren’tvegan — don’t change the channel because I’m pretty positive you’re going to love all of these recipes too. Most of you know that I eat vegan and vegetarian food at least half of the time, and then (yes) happily indulge in all things cheese and bacon-y on the other days. But on my vegan days, I love experimenting and learning from other bloggers who have translated some of my favorite comfort foods to their vegan (and dairy-free) alternatives.

So today I’m happy to be featuring some favorites from some of my fellow talented food bloggers! We have everything from vegan bourguignon to mac and cheese to black bean soup and even to my favorite…vegannachos. So whether you’re cooking for yourself, or bookmarking some recipes for when you entertain and cook for vegan friends, or just any ol’ time you feel like going meat and dairy free, I’m pretty sure you are going to clean your plate with these tasty dishes.

Check em’ out!

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Mushroom Bourguignon| The Simple Veganista

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Soba Noodles with Bok Choy and Garlicky Miso-Tahini Sauce | Foolproof Living

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Vegan Mac & Cheese | Love & Lemons

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BBQ Cauliflower Salad | Fork and Beans

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Italian Tempeh & Sweet Pepper Pasta | Coconut and Berries

Smoky Black Bean Chili | Gimme Some Oven

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Rich Root Vegetable Casserole| The Humble Plate

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Creamy Vegan Garlic Pasta with Roasted Tomatoes | Minimalist Baker

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BBQ Chickpea Flatbread Pizzas withJalapeñoPlum BBQ Sauce| Keepin’ It Kind

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Vegan Nachos| The Lunchbox Bunch

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Red Lentil Cauliflower Burger with Chipotle Habanero Mayo, Onion Rings, and Roasted Peppers | Vegan Richa

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Jumbo Stuffed Shells| Oh She Glows

Crunchy Asian Ramen Noodle Salad | Gimme Some Oven

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Spicy Quinoa Taco Bowl | One Ingredient Chef

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Butternut Squash, Kale and Pepitas Crunchy Tacos| Cookbooks 365

Big thanks to new contributor Hayley Teater for compiling these delicious recipes. You can connect more with Hayley on herblog,instagramandpinterest.

posted on September 14, 2014 by Ali

Main Dishes, Vegan


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17 comments on “15 Easy Vegan Dinner Recipes”

  1. Maryea {happy healthy mama} September 14, 2014 @ 6:11 am Reply

    This is such a great round up! I’ve already pinned it and I’m sure I’ll be referencing it often. Thanks. :)

  2. Baby June September 14, 2014 @ 6:34 am Reply

    Awesome roundup! Totally digging that vegan mac n cheese, so creamy and delicious-looking :)

  3. Kare @ Kitchen Treaty September 14, 2014 @ 8:35 am Reply

    Love this list. It’s the exact opposite of the rabbit food that many envision when you mention a vegan meal – these are hearty, comforting, satisfying meals. Proof that it’s totally possible! :)

  4. Millie | Add A Little September 14, 2014 @ 12:15 pm Reply

    Everything looks fantastic Ali! Love the roundup!

  5. Audrina @ Mindfully Audrina September 14, 2014 @ 1:17 pm Reply

    I was in desperate need for vegan recipes! It’s so hard to find a good one I like, but I’m confident in your selection :) Thanks for the recipes Ali!

  6. dana September 14, 2014 @ 3:14 pm Reply

    Thanks for the share, friend!

  7. Kristen September 14, 2014 @ 3:19 pm Reply

    Looking forward to incorporating some of these into our weekly menu. Thank you!

  8. Sarah (@ People, Places & Plates) September 14, 2014 @ 4:09 pm Reply

    Mmm wow especially drooling over those pastas and pizza…

  9. Bell Santiago September 15, 2014 @ 1:29 pm Reply

    Amazing recipes, they sounds delicious! Ive been really into vegan recipes atm even though i am in no means a vegan, but sometimes it is amazing to eat something completely animal free and healthy ;)

  10. Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche September 16, 2014 @ 6:19 am Reply

    This is such an amazing collection! You can’t beat a quick and easy dinner. I’ve bookmarked nearly all of them :D Thanks for putting this together Ali!

  11. Tina | My Life as a Mrs September 24, 2014 @ 1:34 pm Reply

    LOVE this. I have a friend whose hubby was recently diagnosed with cancer and they have changed their diet to mostly vegetarian/vegan – can’t wait to try some of these out for them (i NEVER know what to make!!!) xox

  12. Alyssa March 5, 2015 @ 11:27 am Reply

    The chick pea pizza has ranch dressing on top. How is that vegan? There should be a disclaimer to use tahini instead.

    • Ali March 21, 2015 @ 12:32 pm

      Thanks, Alyssa! Sorry, we must have missed that.

    • Ali March 21, 2015 @ 12:34 pm

      The ranch dressing is vegan and made with cashews. :)

  13. roxane August 3, 2015 @ 6:07 am Reply

    Thanks for the recipes! Cant wait to try some! Ps: its funny youve got some steak adds saying be at the top in this page next to your vegan recipes…

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven August 4, 2015 @ 6:46 pm

      You’re welcome, we hope you enjoy them! And that’s so crazy!

  14. Stacy Elle October 29, 2017 @ 1:18 pm Reply

    I had the creamy garlic tomato pasta before and it’s so good! Creamy and delicious! A must make if you like creamy pastas ❤️

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