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22 Vegan Meals To Make In Under 40 Minutes


This vegan meal roundup is a life saver! From stir fries and pasta to soup and burgers, all of these vegan recipes can be made in under 40 minutes. This is the ultimate list of dinners to make on busy weeknights or for date night in on the weekend.

22 Vegan Meals To Make In Under 40 Minutes

1. Spicy Tofu Mushroom Lettuce Wraps – 20 minutes to make. The filling is perfect in lettuce wraps or tortillas. Great for meal prep!

Spicy Tofu Mushroom Lettuce Wraps

2. Sheet Pan Tofu Stir Fry – 40 minutes. One sheet pan. Great for meal prep!

Sheet Pan Tofu Stir Fry

3. Dairy Free Potato Kale Soup – 40 minutes on the stovetop for this easy, one-pot soup!

Dairy Free Potato Kale Soup

4. Sweet Potato Quinoa Kale Salad – 40 minutes! Super filling dinner or meal prep lunch. 

Sweet Potato Quinoa Kale Salad

5. Summer Roll Bowls with Peanut Sauce – 20 minutes! These loaded veggie & rice noodle bowls are fresh and bright.

Summer Roll Bowls

6. Sweet and Spicy Tofu Burgers – 20 minutes to the ultimate vegan burger. These marinated tofu patties are SO good.

Sweet and Spicy Tofu Burgers

7. Jerk Cauliflower Tacos – 25 minutes to spicy taco town! This cauliflower is also ideal for meal prep.

Jerk Cauliflower Tacos

8. Easy One Pot Pasta Diavolo – 20 minutes to the best one pot pasta ever. Perfect for date night!

Easy One Pot Pasta Diavolo

9. 20 Minute Asian Cauliflower Rice Stir Fry – 40 minutes to stir fry flavor town. Ideal for meal prep!

20 Minute Asian Cauliflower Rice Stir Fry 

10. Easy Vegan Miso Soup – 20 minutes, one pot, and you’ll never go back to eating takeout miso soup again.

Easy Vegan Miso Soup

11. Spicy Vegan Sofritas – 30 minutes. Better than chipotle and oh-so-easy to make. Great for dinner and perfect for meal prep!

Spicy Vegan Sofritas

12. Easy Vegan Cauliflower Curry – 40 minutes. My FAVORITE easy curry – it comes together in one pot and it’s so flavorful.

Easy Vegan Cauliflower Curry

13. Sticky Sesame Tofu and Broccoli40 minutes. Crispy tofu bites, tender broccoli, and the yummiest sauce. Great for dinner or meal prep!

Sticky Sesame Tofu and Broccoli

14. Creamy Pesto Zucchini Pasta with Peas – 25 minutes! Low carb dinner option with a creamy dairy-free pesto sauce.

Creamy Pesto Zucchini Pasta with Peas 

15. Mexican Cauliflower Rice Skillet – 35 minute, one-skillet dinner. Perfect for meal prep, too!

Vegan Cauliflower Rice Skillet

16. Sweet Potato and Cauliflower Quinoa Bowls – 30 to 40 minutes! This is one of the most popular meal prep recipes on the blog!  

Sweet Potato and Cauliflower Quinoa Bowls 

17. 15-Minute Thai Rice Noodle Salad – 15 minutes… obviously! This Thai salad is so flavorful – it’s one of my all-time favorite recipes. 

15-Minute Thai Rice Noodle Salad

18. Vegan Lentil Taco Salad Bowls – 30 minutes! This Mexican-spiced lentil taco “meat” is perfect for bowls, tacos, burritos, and meal prep.

Vegan Lentil Taco Salad Bowls

19. Thai Peanut Sweet Potato Noodles40 minutes to sweet potato noodle heaven! The Thai peanut sauce is irresistible.

Thai Peanut Sweet Potato Noodles

20. Vegan Rigatoni with Corn and Zucchini – 35 minutes! Delicious, creamy pasta dinner with bright veggies.

Vegan Rigatoni with Corn and Zucchini 

21. Southwest Tofu Breakfast Bowls20 minutes! Great for breakfast and meal prep. I’ve been known to eat this for dinner on occasion, too. ;)

Southwest Tofu Breakfast Bowls

22. Creamy Pesto Potato Noodles – 30 minutes! Use your spiralizer to create potato noodles OR boil pasta. The sauce is AMAZING! 

Creamy Pesto Potato Noodles

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  • laurie
    April 13, 2018

    is there a way to print all these recipes out?? thank you

    • thefitchen
      April 13, 2018

      Hi Laurie! There’s no way to print all the recipes from this page. But if you click each recipe that you like, you can print from that recipe’s page!

  • Nancy
    March 27, 2018

    Thanks for all the great recipes. I am anxious to try them all. I enjoyed your site.

    • thefitchen
      March 27, 2018

      I hope you enjoy! Be sure to let me know what you think in the comments – or share with us on social media!