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70 Vegan Recipes That Are Satisfying and Delicious to Eat

From cookies to tacos and more, these meat-free meals are the way to go!

By Samantha MacAvoy and Becca Miller
sticky tofu bowl
Mike Garten

Whether you’re trying to eat less meat, pack your meals with the healthiest vegetables, or go completely meat and dairy-free, the idea of making vegan recipes can be seriously daunting. Struggling to find veggie inspo? Meet our favorite vegan recipes for dinner and more, full of fresh ingredients (and even more flavor), that’ll have you whipping up animal-free dishes in no time.

Vegan meals can be vibrant in flavor with ingredients that pack a punch, like fragrant spices, delicious sauces and all kinds of healthy substitutes to create satisfying, complete meals. From better-for-you versions of our favorite classics to unique plant-based meals all on their own, there are truly endless meat-free options. Here, you’ll find a variety of hearty favorites made with the healthiest whole grains, protein-rich beans and nuts, and packed with fresh fruits and veggies.

With just a little creativity and these recipes as your guide, you can pull together tasty plant-based breakfasts, vegan soups, healthy salads, and mains (even delicious vegan desserts) in no time. We’ve got a mix of wholesome recipes to feel good about, as well as indulgent picks (vegan chocolate and cake!). Even your meat-loving friends will be impressed — and asking for seconds.

Want to kick-start your meatless journey? Try our member-exclusive 7-Day Meatless Meals Challenge (sign up for GH+ to get full access!). Our step-by-step guide will teach you how to wean yourself off meat while enjoying delicious vegan and vegetarian recipes.


One-Pot Spaghetti

one pot spaghetti vegan recipe
Mike Garten

This one-pot recipe is vegan perfection. Just add water!

Get the One-Pot Spaghetti recipe.

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Vegan Caesar Salad

vegan caesar salad with roasted radishes, corn, and onions
Mike Garten

Whip up this crowd-pleasing lunch or healthy side dish that anyone can enjoy, no matter their dietary preferences.

Get the Vegan Caesar Salad recipe.

RELATED: 12 Vegan Salad Dressings That Are Tastier Than Oil and Vinegar


Roasted Kale and Mushrooms

vegan roasted kale and mushrooms
Mike Garten

Simple and delicious, this roasted dish is the perfect side for any of your meat-free entrees.

Get the Roasted Kale and Mushrooms recipe.

RELATED: 24 Easy Vegetable Side Dishes That Go With Any Main

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Summer Rolls

vegan summer rolls with veggies and white rice
Mike Garten

Try a fun family dinner: Set up stations of veggies, sauces and rice paper, then let everyone make their own summer rolls.

Get the Summer Rolls recipe.


Sticky Tofu Bowl

vegan sticky tofu bowl with cucumbers, rice and tofu
Mike Garten

Sweet and salty tofu pairs perfectly with crunchy cucumber and fluffy rice.

Get the Sticky Tofu Bowl recipe.

RELATED: 40 Easy Tofu Recipes That Make the Perfect Vegetarian Meal


Bright Radish Salad

bright radish salad on a white plate
Mike Garten

If this colorful salad wasn't so delicious, it might be too pretty to eat!

Get the Bright Radish Salad recipe.

RELATED: 33 Fresh, Colorful Spring Salads That'll Make It Easy to Eat Your Veggies

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Spice-Roasted Cauliflower with Green Beans

spice roasted cauliflower with green beans
Mike Garten

A flavor bomb spice paste takes cauliflower from good to “can’t-get-enough”! Each bite boasts savory-sweet depth for a roasted veg dish that’s anything but an afterthought.

Get the Spice-Roasted Cauliflower with Green Beans recipe.

RELATED: 30 Crazy-Delicious Cauliflower Recipes to Instantly Upgrade Your Veggie Game


Vegan Bolognese

vegan bolognese pasta
Mike Garten

With protein-rich mushrooms and lentils, you won't even miss the meat in this flavorful bolognese variation!

Get the Vegan Bolognese recipe.


Balsamic Roasted Red Onions

vegan balsamic roasted red onions in a blue bowl
Mike Garten

Only six ingredients are required for this simple side that goes with practically everything.

Get the Balsamic Roasted Red Onions recipe.

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Avocado-Cucumber Rolls

avocadocucumber rolls

Stuffed with a ton of fresh vegetables like baby greens, cucumbers, and blanched green beans, these rolls are as healthy as they are heavenly.

Get the Avocado-Cucumber Rolls recipe.


Spicy Taco Slaw

vegan spicy purple taco slaw in a bowl
Mike Garten

Use vegan mayo in this colorful slaw to add a bit of spicy crunch to your next taco night!

Get the Spicy Taco Slaw recipe.

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vegan succotash with tomato, corn, and green beans
Mike Garten

This BBQ favorite lets fresh summer veggies shine.

Get the Succotash recipe.

RECIPE: 40 Easy Summer Salads That Pack in the Best Seasonal Flavors

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Vegan Apple Cake

vegan apple cake on a white cake stand
Mike Garten

Every layer of this luscious spiced cake is vegan — including the frosting.

Get the Vegan Apple Cake recipe.


Heirloom Tomato Salad

vegan heirloom tomato salad in olive oil
Danielle Occhiogrosso Daly

Sometimes, the simplest dish is the most delicious! This heirloom tomato salad is the refreshing and flavorful side dish you need at your next summer gathering.

Get the Heirloom Tomato Salad recipe.


Marinated Mushrooms

vegan marinated mushrooms in a glass jar
Danielle Occhiogrosso Daly

Dress up any boring dish with these marinated mushrooms to turn it into a flavor explosion!

Get the Marinated Mushrooms recipe.

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Chickpea "Nuts"

bowls of vegan chickpea nuts
Mike Garten

What can't chickpeas do? Make these versatile chickpea "nuts" for a low-fat snack or crunchy salad topping. The BBQ, Masala, Spicy Buffalo and Maple-Cinnamon are all vegan!

Get the Chickpea "Nuts" recipe.


Roasted Pears

vegan roasted pears on a plate
Mike Garten

Serve this sweet and salty side with wild rice, nutty farro, or plant-based proteins like tempeh or tofu.

Get the Roasted Pears recipe.


Air Fryer Squash Soup

vegan air fryer squash soup with a side of bread
Mike Garten

This recipe calls for a drizzle of sour cream, but you can use coconut yogurt instead for extra richness.

Get the Air Fryer Squash Soup recipe.

RELATED: 57 Easy Air Fryer Recipes That Are Fast and Super Delicious

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Vegan Lasagna

vegan lasagna in a baking dish
Mike Garten

Luscious cashew cream mimics ricotta cheese in this comforting classic.

Get the Vegan Lasagna recipe.

RELATED: 75 Comfort Food Dishes That Are Perfect for Any Time of Year


Butternut Squash Curry

vegan butternut squash curry in a pot
Mike Garten

Swap soy sauce for the fish sauce and you've got a hearty vegan main that lasts for leftovers.

Get the Butternut Squash Curry recipe.

RELATED: 37 Best Butternut Squash Recipes That Are Easy to Make for Fall

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Samantha MacAvoy
Assistant Editor

Samantha (she/her) is an Assistant Editor in the Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, where she writes about tasty recipes, must-try food products and top-tested secrets for home cooking success. She has taste-tasted hundreds of products and recipes since joining GH in 2020 (tough job!). A graduate of Fordham University, she considers the kitchen to be her happiest place.

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Associate Editor

Becca Miller (she/her) has been working in the Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen since 2018, where she researches and writes about tasty recipes, food trends and top cooking tools. She graduated from NYU with a liberal arts degree focusing on creative writing. She makes killer scrambled eggs, enjoys a glass of un-oaked chardonnay and takes pride in her love of reality television.

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