Top 30 Vegan Budget Recipes

Tasty vegan budget recipes for when you want great taste but don't want to spend much...

Lots of people believe that vegan cooking is expensive, this is a common misconception. You can create delicious, vegan-friendly dishes that don’t have to break the bank and use easy to find ingredients.

You can find these vegan budget recipes all over the internet.

We have put together a handy list of quick and vegan budget recipes that not only saves you time but also saves you important pennies.

Tomato Basil Soup

This recipe is perfect for a light lunch or served with freshly baked bread for something more filling.

tomato basil soup


Vegan Asparagus Risotto 

This creamy risotto is perfect for asparagus season and easy to make in bulk to feed the whole family.

asparagus risotto

Vegan Broccoli and Cheese Casserole

This healthy casserole recipe is packed with delicious vegan cheese and topped with chickpeas.

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One Pan Gnocchi with Creamy Autumn Vegetables

Perfect for feeding the whole family, this gnocchi recipe is packed with flavour and stirred into a rich and creamy soya cream sauce.

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Vegan Tacos

This endlessly customisable taco recipe is easy to make for lunches with friends or for on the go.

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Lentil, Pepper & Spinach Balti

This Balti recipe is packed full of flavour and is perfect to cook in bulk to have later or to share with friends.

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Stir Fried Udon Noodles

Ready in just 15 minutes, this stir fry recipe is very versatile. You can swap out the veggies for whatever you have in the fridge.

budget noodles

Sweet Potato Cakes

For something a bit different, try these sweet potato cakes topped with smashed avocado.

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Bean and Aubergine Casserole

This delicious recipe is a great option for a quick and easy dinner. It’s healthy, hearty and completely vegan! A great vegan budget recipe to share.

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Baked Sweet Potato

This sweet potato salad would be a great addition for a summer barbeque or a picnic with friends.

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Mexican Tortilla Roll Ups

The perfect finger food for your next party. This vegan recipe is very quick to put together and you can easily substitute ingredients for whatever you have in your fridge.

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Raw Tomato & Basil Courgette

Full of summery flavours, this lunch recipe utilises simple and tasty ingredients for a quick and delicious lunch.


Vegan Mac and Cheese with Zucchini

This mac and cheese recipe is so simple to make and will please even the pickiest of eaters!

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Roasted Vegetable Tart 

Perfect for sharing, this delicious vegetable tart is pleasing on the eyes and the mouth. You can also swap out the veggies for whatever you have in the fridge.

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Tofu Nuggets

If you’re craving some crispy, fried vegan food, try this recipe for a delicious snack or on the side of your dinner.

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Jerk Smoked Tofu

This Jerk Jamaican tofu is paired with pineapple salsa and coconut rice for a meal packed with flavour.

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Spinach & Potato Rosti with Tofu

Potato rosti are a great source of protein and this recipe from the Vegan Recipe Club is easy to make in bulk and freeze to have later.

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Vegan Tapas: Andalusian Spinach & Chickpeas

Popular in tapas bars across Andalusia, this easy recipe means you can enjoy tapas from the comfort of your own home.

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Penne Arrabiata

For the easiest and spiciest Italian meal at home, try this pasta dish from You can also swap out the chillies to make it less spicy.

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Vegan Sausage Casserole

For a hearty classic family meal at home, try this sausage casseroles that is full of flavour.

cheao vegan casserole

Vegan Italian Pasta Salad

This recipe by I Love Vegan is perfect for summer dinner and easy to batch cook for weekday lunches on the go.

vegan pasta salad

Potato, Beetroot & Bean Boulangere

This blend of potatoes, veggies and beans is great for a filling family dinner on a cooler summer evening.

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Butternut Squash and Chilli Soup

This delicious vegan soup is simple to make and just perfect for when you need to warm up after an autumn walk.

Butternut Squash and Chilli Soup - vegan budget recipes


Broccoli and Blue ‘Cheese’ Pasta Bake

This pasta bake recipe is loaded with carbs and cheesy goodness, perfect for a family dinner.

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Lentil Spaghetti

With only three ingredients, this recipe is perfect to rustle up when you’re short of time but still want a delicious meal.

lentil spghetti - vegan budget recipes

Tofu Halloumi

Store-bought vegan halloumi just doesn’t match up to the real thing, but this recipe gets the taste and texture spot on.

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Rosemary Garlic White Bean Soup

For a simple and easy lunch option, try this white bean soup recipe.

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Vegan Chicken and Leek Pie

This traditional pie recipe from Veganuary is perfect for a hearty family dinner.

vegan chicken pie - vegan budget recipes

Vegan Lentil Burger

Don’t miss out on delicious burgers, this recipe is not only healthy but easy and quick to make.

lentil burger- vegan budget recipes

Eggplant and Zucchini Curry 

This easy and comforting recipe uses seasonal ingredients that are easy to find.

cheap curry recipe

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