16 Vegan Entrées for Stress-Free Cooking

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Plate of chips and a Sun-dried Tomato Chickpea Burger for a vegan entree idea

Hi friends! The most frequent recipe request we get is for easy, plant-based entrées. It seems breakfast and lunch are easy to figure out, but if you struggle with dinner time this post is for you!

I’ve gathered 16 of my favorite vegan entrées to save you time and help provide a stress-free week of cooking. Let’s dig in!

Wood board with three buns filled with sliced onions and our Vegan Sloppy Joe recipe
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Vegan Sloppy Joes
Hearty, flavorful Vegan Sloppy Joes made with fresh, simple ingredients, naturally sweetened, and they require just 30 minutes! Savory, smoky, perfectly sweet – a delicious plant-based meal!
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Chopsticks resting on a bowl of our flavorful Portobello Mushroom Stir Fry
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30-minute Portobello Mushroom Stir-Fry
Flavorful, satisfying portobello mushroom stir-fry with red bell pepper and broccolini. Naturally sweetened and just 30 minutes to prepare!
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Cast-iron skillet filled with Vegan Garlic Mac n Cheese
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Garlic Mac ‘n’ Cheese
Creamy, simple Vegan Mac ‘N’ Cheese infused with raw and roasted garlic for extra flavor! Just 10 ingredients required for this delicious, flavorful plant-based entree or side.
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Hard shell corn tortillas filled with Quinoa Taco Meat
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Quinoa Taco Meat
Amazingly flavorful taco “meat” made with quinoa, smoky seasonings, and salsa! Baked until hot and crispy. A healthy substitute for ground beef (just 9 ingredients)!
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Plate of potato chips and a Vegan Sun-Dried Tomato Chickpea Burger on a bun with toppings
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Herbed Sun-Dried Tomato Chickpea Burgers (GF)
Flavorful chickpea burgers infused with sun-dried tomatoes and fresh herbs. An easy, 10-ingredient plant-based entrée perfect on the stovetop or grill!
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Wood platter filled with Roasted Vegetable Salad drizzled with chimichurri
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Roasted Vegetable Salad with Magic Green Sauce
30-minute, colorful roasted vegetable salad over greens with macadamia nut cheese and chimichurri-inspired dressing! A satisfying plant-based meal or side!
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Platter of Quinoa Spring Rolls alongside a bowl of Cashew Dipping Sauce
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Quinoa Spring Rolls with Cashew Dipping Sauce
FRESH, simple spring rolls with quinoa, veggies, herbs, and a flavorful cashew dipping sauce. A healthy, satisfying 30-minute meal that’s special-diet friendly.
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Baking sheet with Vegan BBQ Jackfruit sandwiches
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BBQ Jackfruit Sandwiches with Avocado Slaw
Simple, 30-minute BBQ jackfruit sandwiches that will fool any meat lover! A crunchy, cool avocado slaw and roasted salted cashews add even more texture and flavor. The perfect vegan substitute for pulled pork.
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Plate of zucchini noodles topped with Vegan Lentil Bolognese
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Zucchini Pasta with Lentil Bolognese
A hearty red sauce with lentils and carrots over zucchini noodles! A flavorful, healthy, 30-minute plant-based meal.
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Plate with a slice of Lentil & Eggplant Lasagna topped with fresh basil
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Lentil & Eggplant Lasagna
Satisfying, healthy eggplant lasagna with lentil marinara. Made with just 10 ingredients, this is the perfect plant-based, gluten-free entrée!
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Spoon and fork in a Quinoa Harvest Bowl made with roasted vegetables and tahini sauce
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Roasted Vegetable & Quinoa Harvest Bowls
Hearty and flavorful harvest bowls with roasted vegetables, quinoa, and a creamy, 3-ingredient tahini dressing! A healthy, plant-based, gluten-free meal!
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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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Two plates of our Almond Butter Tofu Stir Fry made with brown rice and green beans
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Almond Butter Tofu Stir-Fry
Easy, 9-ingredient tofu stir-fry with baked tofu marinated in an almond-tamari sauce. Serve with veggies and rice for a flavorful, plant-based meal!
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Vibrant AMAZING Green Curry with TONS of greens! A hearty, simple plantbased meal #vegan #glutenfree #curry #recipe
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Vibrant Coconut Green Curry
A vibrant 9-ingredient, 30-minute coconut curry with tons of greens and delicious curry flavor. Serve with brown rice, curried kale, and my crispy tofu for the ultimate, satisfying plant-based meal!
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Two Portobello & Butternut Squash Tacos on a wood plank
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Saucy Portobello & Butternut Squash Tacos
Insanely saucy and delicious portobello mushroom and butternut squash tacos. Hearty, healthy, and ready in less than 30 minutes. The perfect plant-based, gluten-free lunch or dinner
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INCREDIBLE 30-minute White Wine + Garlic Pasta with Roasted Brussels Sprouts! Quickly becoming a fan favorite for good reason! #vegan #glutenfree #pasta #recipe #plantbased
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Garlic and White Wine Pasta with Brussels Sprouts
Flavorful, insanely delicious pasta white wine and garlic white sauce and roasted Brussels Sprouts. Just 30 minutes and 10 ingredients required!
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If you give any of these vegan entrées a try, let us know! Leave a comment, or take a picture and tag it #minimalistbaker on Instagram. Cheers, friends!

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