10 Classic One-Pot Vegan Meals
Making a good vegan meal doesn't have to be complicated. Throwing together a combination of legumes, grains, and fresh produce into a single pot can result in some stellar vegan dishes that will please the entire family. From simple soups to cozy casseroles, these are our best one-dish plant-based recipes.
Savory Vegetarian Quinoa
Protein-packed quinoa makes the base for this vegan recipe. Cooked up with carrots, mushrooms, and kale, this dish will ensure your daily goal of vegetable servings is easy to meet.
When cooked into a tomato sauce, lentils make an almost meaty bolognese sauce. This recipe has rich flavor thanks to the combination of red wine, diced tomatoes, and red bell pepper. To make this one-pot, remember to cook and drain your pasta before starting the sauce in the same pot.
One-Pot Vegan Potato-Lentil Curry
Red lentils and potatoes break down into a creamy texture for this dairy-free curry. To make the dish a little lighter, you can use reduced-fat coconut milk.
Ginger Noodle Bowl
Don't reach for takeout or packaged instant noodles to get your Asian food fix. This easy noodle bowl packs veggies in a brightly flavored broth before adding cellophane noodles that cook nearly instantly.
If you want to avoid the hassle of blending, rolling, and baking falafel, then this simple deconstructed version gives you all the flavor with minimal effort.
Simple Vegan Split Pea Soup
The ultimate stick-to-your-ribs soup, split peas make for a hearty dish that will keep well (with the flavor developing) all week long.
Spicy Vegan Chili
Chili is a classic one-pot meal that pleases even the biggest meat eaters. Whip up a batch for your next tailgate, or have it for dinner with all your favorite toppings like tortilla chips, guacamole, and salsa.
A staple French dish, ratatouille makes an excellent "accidentally vegan" dish. This recipe simmers eggplant, zucchini, and yellow squash in an herbed tomato sauce until tender. To make it a full meal, serve with a side of rice, pasta, or some crusty bread.
Dave's Mexican Veggie Tacos
Don't settle for sad, plain veggie tacos. This recipe combines several unusual ingredients for a texture and taste that, according to the dish's creator, ends up with people begging for the recipe.
Vegan Pasta and Lentil Casserole
This creamy, savory, and (nearly) cheesy pasta dish is an easy comfort food to make on a busy weeknight. The recipe includes red lentils and veggies for heft, nutritional yeast for a boost of umami flavor, and fresh basil to brighten it up.