By Vicky McDonald
Advertisement

Just because you're vegan doesn't mean you have to miss out on hearty, stick to your bones, comfort food. There are plenty of tasty and filling bean stews, tofu curries, and "creamy" pasta dishes to keep you cozy and satisfied on those cold winter nights.

Hearty Vegan Dinners

This hot and spicy Indian lentil dish is tasty and filling. Serve with some rice on the side to make it a meal.

Photo by Allrecipes Magazine

Fresh ginger brings out the sweetness of the vegetables in this quick and easy stir-fry that's perfect for busy weeknights. Just add noodles and a sprinkle of sesame seeds.

Photo by OkinawanPrincess

Mac and cheese is the ultimate comfort food, and this vegan version is just as creamy and delicious as the traditional kind.

Photo by Buckwheat Queen

Ready in 20 minutes, and "deliciously addictive" according to reviewer Maria.

Chickpeas and potatoes make this authentic tasting Indian curry particularly filling and satisfying. According to KEZ, "Without a doubt the best vegetarian curry I've tried."

This warming lentil soup is like a hug in a bowl, and is chock-full of veggies.

Photo by larkspur

Even the carnivores love this version of chili. LEE THRASH says, "My husband -- NOT a lover of meatless dinners -- raved about this chili! I served it with pico de gallo and sour cream as a garnish. Yum! It's a great alternative to our typical beef chili." True vegans will substitute dairy-free sour cream and cheese, of course.

Photo by Cristi

"My mom made this and it was wonderful! The whole family loved it, even the non-vegans :) I cant wait to make this myself! Going to be a family staple in this home!" -- Mrs. Thomason

"My neighbors smelled this cooking from next door, and ended up staying for dinner. The smell is indescribably intoxicating, not to mention the TASTE! This is definitely a keeper." -- DIVIANA

Photo by House of Aqua

"Really liked this! Super easy -- I threw everything in the crock pot. It was the perfect dinner to come home to on a cold night." -- Kelly

Photo by bd.weld

There's nothing like a large plate of tasty lasagna to fill you up. The tofu in this recipe makes it hearty and sustaining.

This is another dish that all the family will love, even the ones that aren't vegan. "Wonderful and easy. Used some homemade seitan and veggie sausages from Trader Joe's. I am not vegan nor vegetarian and I loved this ... will definitely make again" -- Linda T

Photo by Linda T


Check out our collection of Vegan Recipes.