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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.


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 – Better than P.F. Chang's and SO easy. I make these once a week because they're perfect for meal prep!


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

Sheet Pan Tofu Stir Fry - LOVE this recipe for easy dinner and meal prep. Tofu, snap peas, and carrots all on one pan. I like to serve over soba noodles or quinoa!


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

Dairy Free Potato Kale Soup - HANDS DOWN, this is my favorite comfort food soup. It's creamy, rich, and SO flavorful. Crazy easy to make. It's vegan and gluten free too.


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

Sweet Potato Quinoa Kale Salad - BEST kale salad. I love the roasted sweet potatoes and the citrus miso dressing. I add this to meal prep and make for dinner all the time! Vegan.


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

Summer Roll Bowls – All of the flavors of summer rolls from my Thai spot but no takeout and no rolling rice papers at home. LOVE this recipe.


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 – My FAVORITE way to eat tofu. We love to grill these all summer long. Even non-vegans love them!


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

Jerk Cauliflower Tacos – New favorite meal prep recipe. The jerk seasoning is the BOMB. Everyone loved it on taco night and I love to pack it for lunch.


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


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


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 – This is my winter standby! It chases away colds, stuffy noses, and winter blues. Ready in 20 minutes!


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 – This copycat recipe for Chipotle's vegan sofritas is SO easy. We make it for taco night all the time!


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 – The Fitchen


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


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


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!  


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.


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


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 - New FAVE vegan dinner recipe. The pesto sauce is CRAZY good. I could drink it. Made with spiralized potatoes!

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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!