30 easy vegan dishes anyone can make

Author: Molly Pickering

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Ever find yourself cooking the same vegan dinner recipes? We've all been there! Get inspired with these easy vegan recipes that are simple and equally scrumptious. From easy vegan meals for healthy eating, to simple vegan cakes and bakes, we've got you!


As much as we love spending hours creating an incredible vegan feast, sometimes the simplest vegan recipes are the best.

Although, it is easy to fall into a routine of creating the same quick dishes over and over again when you’re short on time.

That’s why we’ve created a list of our all-time easy vegan recipes for you to get inspired and cooking.

From delicious and healthy vegan dinners and easy vegan pasta recipes to simple vegan cakes you can make in minutes, take a look and get ready to create irresistible vegan food with ease.

Easy Vegan Dinner Recipes

1. Creamy Garlic Gnocchi with Walnut Pesto

As the cold nights begin to draw in, a warm bowl of hearty vegan goodness is just what the doctor ordered. This creamy vegan garlic gnocchi with walnut pesto is the perfect weekday dinner treat to warm you up and is ready in just 15 minutes.

vegan garlic Gnocchi

2. Char Sui Tofu Noodles

This easy vegan Char Sui Tofu dish is the ultimate treat, bringing maximum flavour with minimum effort. Serve with noodles or rice for an authentic Chinese vegan dish ready in less than 30 minutes.

char sui tofu noodles

3. Banana Blossom ‘Crab Fish’ Cakes

Banana blossom really is a wonderful thing! Transform this versatile plant into fish-free, flaky ‘crab’ cakes. Plate up with a wedge of lemon and some homemade chips for a simple and easy vegan meal.

vegan fish recipes

4. Mexican Sweet Potato & Black Bean Quesadillas

Vegan quesadillas are a great way to pack protein into your meals! These simple quesadillas are filled with sweet potato and black beans sandwiched between homemade wraps, but don’t be afraid to opt for ready-made tortillas!

vegan sweet potato quesadillas

5. ‘Chicken’ & Spinach Pappardelle

We admit it – pasta is the answer to our easy vegan dreams! This impressive easy vegan pasta recipe is bursting with flavour and ready in just 30 minutes!

vegan chicken pasta

6. Quick & Easy Ginger & Miso Vegan Stir-Fry

Easy vegan dinners don’t have to be bland, and boring – just look at this easy Ginger & Miso Vegan Stir! Its bright colours and tempting aromas are hard for anyone to resist, trust us.

7. Caramelised Onion Dahl

Delicious dahl is our go-to comfort food that is tasty and nutritious. This caramelised onion dahl is no exception! Packed with authentic flavours with a fiery kick, it’s ready in less than 30 minutes and perfect for batch cooking.

vegan curry recipes

8. Jackfruit Fish-Free Tacos

Jackfruit and tacos, our two favourite words. These fish-free tacos showcase jackfruit’s incredible versatility and flavour. Assemble with pickled cabbage, avocado and vegan cheese sauce for an easy dinner worth shouting about!

Jackfruit 'fish' tacos

9. Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower

We’ve entered an era of the air fryer, and for good reason! You can make delicious food in no time at all and use significantly less oil in your cooking. Create these crispy and spicy Buffalo Cauliflower florets in just 22 minutes!

air fryer recipes

10. Vegan Instant Pot White Bean Stew

We are a big fan of one-pot dinners, who isn’t? This super hearty and super tasty vegan white bean stew is the ultimate dump-and-go dinner with minimal effort but maximum flavour.

vegan instant pot recipes

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Easy Vegan Burger Recipes

11. Quick Vegan Pulled Jackfruit Burger with Barbecue Sauce

This Pulled Jackfruit Burger isn’t your conventional vegan burger, it’s packed with colourful veg and smothered in a sweet barbecue sauce that can be made in minutes. All you need is a few store cupboard staples, 15 minutes of your time and you’re in for a treat!

pulled jackfruit burger

12. Avocado Bean Burger

Who doesn’t love a bean burger? They are certainly on our top tier food chart! This simple bean pattie is topped with a generous serving of smashed avocado and a delicious gherkin sauce to give it that next-level flavour. Tuck in!

Vegan avocado burger

13. Korean OUMPH! Burger

OUMPH! has won our vegan hearts over in more ways than one, but this Korean Burger is definitely a staple for us. The vegan pattie is smothered in bulgogi sauce and topped with vegan kimchi, lettuce and some mayo. How easy can you get?

oumph! burger recipe

14. Vegan roasted vegetable burger

We know vegan meat alternatives aren’t for everyone, sometimes our favourite meals are a celebration of all things plants. Feast your eyes (and stomachs) on this roasted vegetable burger, packed with delicious roasted veg and an easy potato rosti for some crunch.

Vegan roasted vegetable burger

15. BBQ Pulled Mushroom Burger

Mushrooms really are a wonderful thing. Not only are they packed with nutrients, but they also make the best whole-food meat alternative. Simply shred the mushroom and coat it in a sweet BBQ sauce for one easy vegan burger.

BBQ Mushroom Burger

16. Sweet Potato Burgers

This colourful Sweet Potato Burger isn’t just a pleasure to look at, wait until you taste it! It’s packed with spices and topped with vegan kimchi, avocado and whatever else you fancy. Did we mention it’s ready in just 30 minutes?

vegan sweet potato burger recipe

17. The Big Bhaji Burger

We can’t deny it, the fusion of two delicious cuisines is something that excites us greatly! This Big Bhaji Burger from BOSH! embraces an Indian classic mixed with an American legend. Simply cook the delicious bhaji and assemble it with your favourite toppings, you’re welcome!

18. Vegan Black Bean Burger

Black bean burgers have been a vegan staple for decades, and for good reason! The versatile beans deliver a range of nutrients, as well as big flavours.

Top this gluten-free black bean pattie with vegan cheese and mayo and you’re in for a winner of a dinner. Giving up red meat has never been easier!

Black bean burger

19. Easy Seitan Burger

Seitan has revolutionised vegan cooking as we know it, it’s hard to believe this versatile product has been around for centuries! Create the meatiest meat-free burger by combining mushrooms when preparing the seitan in this Easy Seitan Burger recipe.

Vegan Seitan Burger

20. Easiest Vegan Chickpea Burger

Chickpeas continue to blow our minds with their versatility and taste. This recipe showcases just how easy a crispy vegan burger can be made from a few ingredients. Simply chop, blend and fry your way to a vegan chickpea burger to be proud of.

Easy chickpea burger

Easy Vegan Cake Recipes & Desserts 

21. Vegan Jaffa Cakes

For years, the people of Britain have argued the true form of a Jaffa Cake. Is it cake or a biscuit? For us, it doesn’t matter, as long as it’s are vegan friendly.

Until the day comes where vegan Jaffa Cakes are available in the supermarket, veganise the ultimate nostalgic treat at home with just 5 ingredients!

Vegan Jaffa cakes

22. One-Pan Cookies

The BOSH! boys have done it again with this super easy vegan One-Pan Cookie recipe. This gooey cookie is the perfect treat to share with friends, top with vegan ice cream for pure indulgence.

BOSH! Vegan one-pan cookie

23. Gluten-Free Almond and Amaretto Cake

Gluten-free vegan baking may seem like a daunting thought, but this gluten-free almond and amaretto cake is perfectly moist and tasty. This simple sponge is taken to a new level of decadence with the rich amaretto flavour in each bite.

Gluten Free Almond and Amaretto Vegan Cake

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24. Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnamon rolls really are perfect any time of the day. Whether you’re in need of a vegan breakfast treat, or a quick pick me up, these sweet fully rolls bring joy to anyone, they are also ready in under 30 minutes!

vegan cinnamon rolls

25. Quick & Easy Vegan Brownie Recipe

Sometimes simplicity really is key, just look at these vegan brownies! Not only do they require just 9 ingredients, but they also have a perfectly gooey centre making you come back for more.

Forget about food processors and fancy kitchen tech, all you need is some good quality vegan chocolate and you’re on to a winner.

Easy Vegan Brownies

26. Banana Bread

During the lockdown, it was clear people reignited their love for banana bread, and for good reason! This easy vegan bread requires minimal effort but delivers maximum flavour.

With just 6 steps and only 6 ingredients, vegan banana bread will forever be a staple in our kitchen.

vegan banana bread

27. Vegan Baked Apple Doughnuts

Craving vegan doughnuts? We always are! These baked apple doughnuts are a simple alternative to the fried version, flavoured with warming spices perfect for an autumnal treat. If you have a doughnut pan, a bowl and a hunger a sweet treat you’re good to go.

vegan baked apple doughnuts

28. Vegan Carrot Cake

Who can resist a slice of vegan carrot cake? This moist sponge topped with vegan lemon buttercream and a generous layer of crushed walnuts will delight anyone! Serve with a mug of tea for a dreamy afternoon treat.

Easy Vegan Carrot Cake

29. Vegan Biscoff Cheesecake

Biscoff has taken the vegan world by storm, and our love affair with the accidentally vegan speculoos biscuit shows no sign of stopping. Fulfil your Biscoff fantasies with this incredibly easy (and tasty) Vegan Biscoff Cheesecake! It’s the ultimate showstopping dessert and is ready in just 30 minutes.

30. One Bowl Vegan Blueberry Muffins

Blueberry muffins are a classic vegan treat for us! They are perfect for a breakfast treat or a sweet kick on the go. Create fluffy muffins with ease in just 30 minutes using this one-bowl recipe, you won’t regret it!

Are you in need of a sweet treat?

We’ve got you covered! These easy vegan brownie recipes were made for you!

Written by

Molly Pickering

Molly is the Digital Executive and former podcast host at Anthem's Vegan Food & Living, she also works across other titles including Women's Running and Classic Pop to create affiliate content for the website. Starting out as a Digital Marketing Apprentice at Vegan Food & Living in 2021, within 14 months Molly was shortlisted for ‘Best Editorial Assistant’ at the BSME Talent Awards 2022 and won the BCS Special Recognition award for Digital Marketing Apprentice of the Year in 2022

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