20 Best Plant-Based Dinner Recipes

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Looking to up your dinner game? Here are our 20 Best Plant-Based Dinner Recipes to add to your meal plans for the weeks ahead! Each requires either 10 ingredients or less, 1 bowl, or 30 minutes or less to prepare!

Healthy Sweet Potato Chickpea Buddha Bowls beside a bowl of tahini sauce and skillet of chickpeas
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Sweet Potato Chickpea Buddha Bowl
Flavorful, filling, 30-minute Buddha Bowl with roasted sweet potatoes, onion, kale, crispy chickpeas, and an AMAZING tahini-maple sauce! A healthy, satisfying plant-based meal.
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Using wooden spoons to pick up a serving of our Vegan Cauliflower Stir Fry recipe
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30-Minute Cauliflower Rice Stir-Fry
Easy, flavorful, satisfying cauliflower rice stir-fry ready in just 30 minutes! Vegetable-rich, studded with roasted cashews, grain-free!
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Big plate of Garlicky Kale Salad with Tandoori Spiced Chickpeas
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Garlicky Kale Salad with Crispy Chickpeas
SUPER flavorful, 30-minute Kale Salad with a creamy roasted garlic tahini dressing and crispy tandoori roasted chickpeas!
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Plate of Creamy Vegan Garlic Pasta with Roasted Tomatoes
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Creamy Vegan Garlic Pasta with Roasted Tomatoes
A 30-minute creamy pasta made with almond milk and infused with garlic and roasted tomatoes. Perfect for a quick, weeknight meal and feeding vegan/dairy-free friends.
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Wooden salad bowl loaded with Abundance Kale Salad
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Abundance Kale Salad with Savory Tahini Dressing
An abundant kale salad with roasted sweet potato, zucchini, avocado, sprouts, crispy chickpeas, and kimchi! Topped with a savory tahini dressing, this salad makes the perfect 30-minute meal or side.
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Cutting board with Butternut Squash Veggie Pizza made with chickpeas and broccolini
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Butternut Squash Veggie Pizza
10-ingredient pizza that’s perfect for late summer and fall. Butternut squash sauce adds a colorful, savory-sweet base, while broccolini, chickpeas, and onion add texture, fiber, and protein. A healthy, plant-based meal the whole family will enjoy.
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Bowl of Mediterranean Baked Sweet Potatoes for a simple and healthy vegan meal
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Mediterranean Baked Sweet Potatoes
Simple, 30-minute baked sweet potatoes topped with roasted chickpeas, a simple garlic-herb sauce and a parsley-tomato salad. Delicious, fresh, healthy, and naturally vegan and gluten free.
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Collard Green Spring Rolls in a wood bowl with dipping sauce
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Collard Green Spring Rolls + Sunbutter Dipping Sauce
Spring rolls with a twist! Veggies + tofu wrapped in collard greens and served with a spicy-sweet sunbutter dipping sauce. A satisfying and healthy plant-based snack or side.
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Cast-iron skillet filled with Garlicky Sweet Potato Pasta and Crispy Kale
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Garlicky Sweet Potato Noodle Pasta (8 Ingredients)
Insanely delicious vegan garlic alfredo sauce over sweet potato noodles! Just 8 ingredients, healthy, flavorful, and so satisfying!
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Plate of Crispy Gluten-Free Eggplant Parmesan alongside fettucine noodles and marinara
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Crispy Gluten-Free Eggplant Parmesan
Crispy, vegan, gluten-free eggplant parmesan made with 10 simple ingredients! The perfect flavorful, plant-based entrée for Italian night!
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Hamburger filled with cabbage, green onion, and our Vegan 'Pulled Pork' recipe
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The Best Vegan ‘Pulled Pork’ Sandwich!
Healthy, 10-ingredient vegan ‘pulled pork’ sandwich with tons of smoky, sweet flavor and 17 G PROTEIN per serving!
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Takeout container filled with homemade Yellow Thai Mango Curry
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Thai Yellow Coconut Curry with Mango
Rich, flavorful Thai Yellow Curry with mango, red bell pepper, and cashews! It all comes together in 30 minutes and 1 pot. Serve with rice or steamed broccoli for an incredibly satisfying plant-based meal!
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Large wood bowl with Baked Quinoa Black Bean Falafel over green salad
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Baked Quinoa Black Bean Falafel
An easy, healthy take on falafel with wholesome black beans, quinoa, pumpkin seeds, and garlic. Baked instead of fried, smoky flavor, and entirely vegan and gluten-free!
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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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Platter of four Moroccan-Spiced Lentil Stuffed Eggplants
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Moroccan Lentil-Stuffed Eggplant
Stuffed baked eggplant with Moroccan-spiced lentils! Just 9 ingredients, big flavor, plenty of protein and fiber, and the perfect side dish or entrée.
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Platter filled with our incredible Noodle-Free Pad Thai recipe
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Noodle-Free Pad Thai (30 Minutes!)
Amazing noodle-free Pad Thai with rainbow vegetables and a spicy-sweet almond butter sauce. Just 30 minutes required and SO versatile!
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Wood platter filled with Vegan Jerk Eggplant slices over white rice
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Jamaican Jerk Grilled Eggplant (30 Minutes!)
Spicy Jamaican jerk spiced grilled eggplant! Ready in 30 minutes, incredibly flavorful, and the perfect plant-based side dish!
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Bowls of Coconut Curried Golden Lentils with cauliflower rice, cabbage, kale, cilantro, roasted sweet potato, lime and chimichurri
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Nourishing Curried Lentil & Sweet Potato Bowl
An amazingly nourishing, delicious bowl with roasted sweet potatoes, cauliflower rice, curried lentils, and cilantro chutney. Just 30 minutes and SO tasty!
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Pan filled with a batch of the Best Vegan Gluten-Free Mac n Cheese
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The Best Vegan Gluten-Free Mac ‘n’ Cheese
THE BEST Vegan, Gluten-Free Mac ‘n’ Cheese made with 8 simple ingredients in 1 hour! Cheesy, hearty, and so satisfying.
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Tray filled with Easy Grillable Veggie Burgers on buns
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Easy Grillable Veggie Burgers
Easy, grillable veggie burgers with just 10 ingredients (give or take a spice)! Flavorful, hearty, and perfect for summertime grilling. Hearty enough to please meat-eaters and vegans alike!
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If you give any of these plant-based dishes a try, let us know! Leave a comment or take a picture and tag it #minimalistbaker on Instagram. Cheers, friends!

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