12 Plant-Based 1-Pot Dinners

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Need some dinner inspiration for the week? Here are 12 Plant-Based 1-Pot Dinners to help you create delicious, healthy meals while keeping the dishes to a minimum!

BONUS: We’ve included 4 Plant-Based Desserts that also only require 1 bowl as well! Enjoy, friends!

Bowls and pan of Vegan Lentil Dahl and fresh naan
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1-Pot Lentil Green Curry
Creamy lentil green curry prepared in 1 pot! Easy, quick, healthy, and incredibly flavorful. Serve with rice of choice for a hearty, wholesome, plant-based meal.
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Spoon resting in a skillet of Vegan Shakshuka with fresh cilantro
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1-Pot Chickpea Shakshuka
Savory, flavorful shakshuka with chickpeas made in 1 pot in 30 minutes! A hearty yet healthy dish suitable for breakfast, lunch or dinner!
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Bowls of Gluten-Free Vegan Sweet Potato Kale Curry
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1-Pot Kale Sweet Potato Curry
A hearty 1-pot curry with kale, sweet potato, and roasted cashews. Red curry is infused with coconut milk for big flavor and creamy texture. 30 minutes.
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Plate with three Vegan Barbacoa Tacos topped with sliced cabbage, radishes, cilantro, and lime
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1-Pot Vegan “Barbacoa”
Amazing, rich, flavorful vegan “barbacoa” with spices, chipotle peppers, lentils, and shredded carrots! The perfect plant-based “meat” for taco night!
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Bowls and skillet of our Amazing Vegan Yellow Pumpkin Curry recipe
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1-Pot Pumpkin Yellow Curry
Easy, 1-pot Pumpkin Curry with yellow curry paste, coconut milk, fresh vegetables, and pumpkin. A simple yet satisfying plant-based, gluten-free dinner!
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Skillet of 1-Pot Vegan Pasta made with mushrooms and eggplant
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1-Pot Vegan Pasta
Healthy 1-pot vegan pasta with sauteed mushrooms and eggplant. Easy, customizable, and super delicious.
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Big bowls of Red Lentil Chili garnished with sliced jalapeno, cilantro, and red onion
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1-Pot Red Lentil Chili
Hearty red lentil chili made in 1 pot with simple ingredients! A smoky, flavorful, protein- and fiber-rich plant-based meal perfect for cold nights and feeding a crowd.
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Bowls of Everyday Vegan Lentil Soup beside a tray of vegetables
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1-Pot Everyday Lentil Soup
An easy, everyday recipe for lentil soup with potatoes, carrots, kale, and simple herbs and seasonings. The perfect plant-based main or side that requires just 10 ingredients, 1 pot, and about 30 minutes to make.
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Wooden serving spoons resting on a bowl of Detox Salad
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5-Minute Green Salad with No-Mix Tahini Dressing
A quick-and-easy salad for when your body is craving greens and simplicity! Greens and vegetables in a 3-ingredient no-mix dressing. A simple, fresh, healthy side.
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Bowl of Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili topped with diced avocado and cilantro
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5-Ingredient Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili
Simple, 5-ingredient sweet potato black bean chili that comes together in less than 1 hour! Easy, delicious, super healthy and so satisfying! Throw in whatever spices you have to amp up the flavor.
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Bowl of Vegan Minestrone beside vegetables, vegan parmesan, and gluten-free noodles
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1-Pot Vegan Minestrone (Gluten-Free)
Easy, 1-pot vegan and gluten-free Minestrone! Simple, wholesome ingredients, 30 minutes to prepare. SO delicious and perfect for fall and winter!
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Simple Curried Lentil Veg Soup SQUARE
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Curried Kale, Potato & Lentil Soup (1-Pot!)
Hearty, comforting curry lentil soup with potatoes and kale! Big curry flavor in this 1-pot soup that comes together in less than 45 minutes. The perfect satisfying, healthy, plant-based meal.
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Bonus: 4 Easy 1-Bowl Desserts

Spoons in a pan of Cinnamon Baked Apples topped with vegan ice cream
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Easy Cinnamon Baked Apples
Easy Cinnamon Baked Apples requiring simple ingredients, 1 bowl, plus naturally sweetened! The perfect grain- and gluten-free plant-based dessert for the holidays and beyond!
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Stack of four slices of Vegan Chocolate Fudge made with dates
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Healthy Vegan Fudge (30 minutes!)
Easy vegan fudge made healthy with a base of coconut, nut butter, and cacao powder. Naturally sweetened with maple syrup and dates, and intensely chocolaty thanks to melted cocoa butter and cacao powder. The ultimate rich, vegan-friendly fudge.
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Cake platter with half of a Vegan GF Carrot Cake topped with Cashew Buttercream Frosting
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1-Bowl Vegan Gluten-Free Carrot Cake
Amazing carrot cake made in 1 bowl! Simple to make, insanely moist and flavorful, and undetectably vegan and gluten-free!
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Banana slices around a bowl of Vegan Tahini Chocolate Soft Serve
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Tahini Chocolate Banana Soft Serve
Insanely creamy and naturally sweetened banana soft serve infused with tahini paste and raw cacao powder! A healthier and delicious way to indulge in a plant-based dessert or snack.
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If you give any of these 1-Pot dishes dinners or desserts a try, let us know! Leave a comment, or take a picture and tag it #minimalistbaker on Instagram. Cheers, friends!

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