Eating a diet that’s both gluten-free and vegan can seem daunting at first, but it’s easier than you might think. To showcase some of the exciting possibilities, here’s a collection of our favorite gluten-free vegan recipes to make for lunch and dinner, including pizza, pasta, savory pies, and wraps. For a trove of more than 1,000 gluten-free vegan recipes (with new ones introduced each week), check out Forks Meal Planner. The weekly meal-planning tool from Forks Over Knives is customizable for food allergies and intolerances to gluten, nuts, and soy.

Curried Millet Sushi

Millet, an often overlooked gluten-free grain, has a mild, sweet nuttiness that perfectly soaks up the curry flavor in these addictive sushi bites.

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Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese with Broccoli

Thanks to the increased availability of tasty gluten-free pastas, it’s easy to adapt your favorite plant-based pasta recipes to be gluten-free. This mac and cheese is family-friendly and ready in 30 minutes. It gets a rich cheesy flavor from nutritional yeast, onion, and garlic. As for which pasta to use, the soft texture and mild flavor of rice, corn, or quinoa pasta work well in this recipe.

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Savory Pancakes with Sautéed Mushrooms and Spinach

Light and fluffy with a pleasantly mild flavor, these savory pancakes are great when you feel like a change from your regular dinnertime fare. Note: Make sure to purchase certified gluten-free oat flour, as many oat products are milled on the same line as gluten-containing items and can put you at risk for cross-contamination.

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Broccoli-Crust Veggie Pizza

How did we live without cruciferous-veggie pizza crusts!?  This broccoli crust is as simple as it is delicious. It’s made by putting broccoli in a food processor and pulsing to a rice-like texture then adding almond flour, chickpea flour, and a few seasonings. Also check out: Quick Cornmeal Pizza Crust, Polenta Pizza Pie, and Chock Full of Veggies Pizza with Chickpea Crust.

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Easy Vegan Corn Chowder

Pro tip: Many plant-based soups are naturally gluten-free! This seriously delicious gluten-free corn chowder uses frozen corn as its base. Almond flour and potato thicken it up and add creaminess, and fresh parsley and thyme round out the flavors perfectly.

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Zesty White Bean Chili

Made with pantry staples, this sweet and spicy chili is a tasty one-pot wonder. Enjoy it on its own, or serve over a baked potato, brown rice, quinoa, buckwheat groats, or millet for extra heartiness.

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Festive Vegetable Pot Pie

This recipe takes a bit of prep but is so worth it! Mashed potato is the star of the rustic pie crust. If you’re feeling creative, you can experiment with the filling, adding your favorite veggies and beans. Be sure to use certified gluten-free oat flour; as mentioned above, cross-contamination can be an issue when it comes to gluten and oats.

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Forbidden Rice Bowl with Quick-Pickled Cabbage

Grain bowls are a mainstay of my vegan and gluten-free lunchtime routine. In this tasty bowl, quick-pickled cabbage and a creamy homemade miso-ginger dressing add tons of flavor to brown rice, edamame, and good ol’ stir-fry veggies.

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Zoodle Rolls with Pesto Sauce

Rice paper wrappers will change your life! Try them out in these tasty zucchini-noodle rolls, then have fun making your own rice paper–wrapped creations with your favorite salad ingredients, leftovers, or whatever else you’re craving.

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Chana Masala Burgers

Inspired by the classic Indian dish, these vegan burgers are gluten-free if served on gluten-free hamburger buns or between two lettuce leaves. You’ll be amazed at how satisfying they are.

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Middle Eastern Quinoa Salad

Cooking quinoa with cumin and turmeric gives it an earthy flavor and golden hue. With cucumber, roasted bell pepper, tomato, lemon, and basil, this simple salad makes for a refreshing main dish or side.

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Curried Tomato-Lentil Stew

Cold weather getting you down? Cozy up to this scrumptious brown lentil stew. Half the lentils are pureed to thicken the sauce and add a rich depth of flavor. Serve as is or over your favorite gluten-free whole grains.

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Spicy Stir-Fry Tacos

Corn-tortilla tacos are a great gluten-free, family-friendly meal to add to your weekly rotation. In this creative dish, steamed veggies are cooked with ginger, tamari, and rice vinegar, then loaded into warmed tortillas. Also try: Delicata Squash Tacos, Spiced Sweet Potato Tacos, and Full-On Taco Bar.

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Fancy Vegan Meatballs

Mushrooms bring meaty flavor to these gluten-free vegan meatballs, while white beans and brown rice add heft. Flaxseed meal and oat flour hold it all together. (Note: Make sure you use gluten-free oat flour.) Top with cashew crumble, drizzle with some marinara, and watch them be devoured.

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Black Bean, Corn, and Roasted Red Pepper Lettuce Cups

The combination of fresh, crisp lettuce and a hearty, flavor-packed bean and corn mix hits all the right notes of flavor and texture. Bonus: They’re ready in only 15 minutes.

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Looking for a great gluten-free, whole-food, plant-based dessert? Frozen banana “nice cream,” like this Strawberry-Chocolate Ice Cream, is fabulously refreshing and comes together almost instantly.

Strawberry Chocolate nice cream - plant-based ice cream

For cooler weather, this Warm Peach and Raspberry Crumble always hits the spot. And our gorgeous citrusy Chocolate-Orange Dessert Donuts really are gluten-free (as long as you buy gluten-free oat flour)!

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Lisa Esile, MS

Lisa Esile is an author, illustrator, blogger, vegetable gardener, and whole-food enthusiast with a special fondness for potatoes. She has a master’s degree in human nutrition and is passionate about showing people how to live happier, healthier lives. Lisa is the author of Reach your Big Calm and the co-author of Whose Mind Is It Anyway?.

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