Top 19 Vegan Lunch and Dinner Recipes of 2019


The results are in! Below is a look at our 19 most popular vegan dinner recipes of 2019. These top-rated recipes are healthy and light enough that you can even take leftovers or make some of the easy vegan recipes items as lunch.

Easy Thai NoodlesEasy Thai Noodles

This 30-minute recipe from vegan chef Del Sroufe has a high yield. Enjoy some as leftovers, cold or reheated. 

Lentil Vegetable Soup

Lentils add nourishing heartiness to this one-step, one-pot recipe.

Winter Vegetable Risotto

This vegan risotto recipe from actress Mayim Bialik recreates the creaminess of traditional risotto using almond milk, tahini, and a dash of nutritional yeast.

Creamy Wild Rice Soup

An almond- and chickpea-flour slurry thickens this chowder-style soup, which showcases the hearty, nutty goodness of wild rice. 

Five-Ingredient Veggie BurgerFive Ingredient Veggie Burgers (1)

This super healthy vegan burger will hit the spot after a long workday. 

Super Stove-Top Mac and Cheese

Eating vegan doesn’t mean giving up comfort-food favorites, as this extra-cheesy mac proves. 

“No-Tuna” Salad Sandwich

This vegan take on the tuna salad sandwich has been a consistent fan favorite.

Creamy Celeriac Pasta Alfredo

If you’ve never tried celeriac, this quick and delicious weeknight recipe is a great introduction. 

Super Easy Instant Pot Lentils

Lentils are a staple for plant-based kitchens. Made in the Instant Pot, this versatile dish can be served on its own or with grains, hot or as a cold spread. 

Indian Curry Lentils

A few minutes of effort deliver fragrant, flavorful results in this easy (and weeknight-friendly) dish.

No-Fry Fried Rice

Vegan, oil-free fried rice: Yes, it’s possible—and delicious!

Deviled Potato Sandwiches

This vegan variation on a lunch classic—egg salad—can be stored in the fridge for two days. 

Hearty Vegetarian Chilivegan dinner idea: Hearty Vegetarian Chili

You probably already have most of these ingredients in your pantry. Put them to good use with this nourishing vegan stew—the perfect dinner for a chilly night.

Tu-No CasseroleTu-No Casserole

This vegan tuna casserole is far healthier than the cholesterol-loaded original, and just as tasty. 

Roasted Veggie Pastavegan dinner idea: roasted veggie pasta

A veggie pasta dish is another must-have in the plant-based recipe box, and this is one of our most popular ever. 

Indian-Spiced Cauliflower and Potato CasseroleIndian-Spiced Cauliflower Potato Casserole - vegan dinner

This colorful curried casserole features hits the spot and works well reheated. 

Pesto Pasta with White Beans

Customize this pesto pasta with veggies of your choosing, such as asparagus or sun-dried tomatoes.

Chipotle Jackfruit Tacos

Jackfruit makes a mouthwatering meat substitute for savory vegan tacos.

Burrito BowlBurrito Bowl vegan dinner idea

Rice, beans, veggies, and salsa are served on a bed of baked tortilla chips in this satisfying vegan burrito bowl.

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Courtney Davison

Courtney Davison is Forks Over Knives’ assistant editor. A writer and editor on a wide range of subjects, she co-wrote a nationally syndicated advice column from 2016 to 2018 and co-authored the 2018 book Ask Me Anything: A Year of Advice from Dear Annie. Courtney is a longtime vegan and in her free time enjoys trying new recipes and spending quality time with her cat.

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