10 Best Vegan Beginner Recipes

I love vegan cooking! And I want you to love it too. If you’re new to it though, there can be an adjustment period. I wanted to share with you my 10 Best Vegan Beginner Recipes. These are recipes that are super easy to make, but produce a delicious finished dish that will keep you coming back for more!

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Here are my 10 Best Vegan Beginner Recipes. What makes something a “beginner” recipe? Things that are easy to make and also similar to to the kinds of foods you may be used to eating, like casseroles. I like to call these comfort foods. There’s a lot of reasons to go vegan. In fact, I even share about 10 Ways to Go Vegan in another post.

All the ingredients ready to make these vegan "chicken" taquitos

#1) Easy Vegan Chicken Taquitos. Imagine vegan chicken smothered in cheese, rolled up in a flour tortilla, and baked just right. Serve with salsa or a vegan ranch dipping sauce. This is an easy recipe, so you might want to make a double batch!

Looking down on a vegan pizza on a pizza pan.

#2) Two Easy Vegan Pizzas for Under $15. You might want to rub your eyes and read that title again. Yes, not one, but TWO vegan pizzas for under $15. And they’re super easy to make and will have you singing vegan pizza happy songs in under 30 minutes. Not too shabby. We love our Friday night vegan pizza nights!

A slice of vegan taco casserole on a black plate sits next to a fork. A bottle of beer is behind it.

#3) Quick and Easy Vegan Taco Cornbread Casserole. What we love about this recipe is not only is it flavorful and colorful, too, it also results in some awesome leftovers that can be used for lunch and dinners afterward.

A serving spoon is coming out of the casserole dish, showing a spoonful of cheesy vegan macaroni casserole.

#4) Easy Vegan Macaroni Casserole. This one is a one-dish kind of recipe that I love to put together on a weeknight. I can simply throw all the ingredients in the baking dish and let it cook while I’m doing other things, like the laundry. Or watching House of Cards. You know. important things!

A spoon is in a bowl of minestrone soup. Several small breadsticks sits on the plate next to the bowl.

#5) Easy One-Pot Vegan Taco Quinoa Soup. This is another one of those “throw it in a pot together and do your thang” recipes. You can see it’s a trend here. Right?

Several brownies are stacked next to a glass of plant-based milk. Several forks sit beside it.

#6) Vegan Fudgy Black Bean Brownies. I know what you’re thinking. Black bean WHAAA? I know. Black beans are not what you expect to find in a brownie, but you’ll have to trust me on this one. This recipe is so easy to throw together and yet it tastes so amazing. You might even have most of the ingredients in your kitchen right now. Go give it a try and see for yourself.

A hand is pulling out a piece of vegan cheesy pull-apart bread.

#7) Vegan Cheesy Pull-Apart Bread. This recipe is such a crowd-pleaser. You might want to make it today share it with friends…or not. I won’t tell anyone if you want to keep it all to yourself.

A casserole dish full of vegan taco dip is surrounded by tortilla chips.

#8) Vegan Taco Dip with Chipotle Tofu. There. I said it. The word you’ve probably been dreading. Tofu. But this recipe is so amazingly simple to throw together and the tofu I recommend here is a baked tofu product that comes pre-seasoned. It doesn’t take any extra work on your part. You simply chop it and add it to the recipe. Just make sure you have plenty of chips handy for all the dipping you’ll be doing!

A bun holds some vegan tuna salad along with greens. A bowl of greens sits behind it.

#9) Vegan Tuna Salad. This is my favorite go-to recipe. I have it nearly every day for lunch. I serve it over salads, on toast, I even put it in a corn tortilla and eat it like a taco! It’s easy to put together. The main ingredients are a can of chickpeas, some dairy-free mayo (you can find in the health food section of most grocery stores), and seasonings of your choice. I’m a big fan of dill and I love sprinkling a lot of dill in this recipe. That said, you can follow the recipe in this link for a more “tuna salad” flavor.

Several chocolate chip cookies topped with teddy grahams are on a baking dish, with more teddy grahams around them.

#10) Vegan Teddy Graham Chocolate Chip Cookies. I couldn’t do this list without including at least one cookie recipe. And I thought it would be great to show you an awesome Accidentally vegan ingredient, Chocolate Chip Teddy Grahams. I added these to a batch of chocolate chip cookies and we loved them! And you’ll also love that vegan chocolate chip cookie dough is egg-free. Eat all of it you want!

So, there you have it. My 10 Best Vegan Beginner Recipes. Enjoy!

4 Responses to 10 Best Vegan Beginner Recipes

  1. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyAlice Bolton Reply

    WOW! WOW! WOW! I am soooo amazed! Thanks for sharing these brilliant recipes!

  2. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyLisa Viger Reply

    Oh wow, yum!! All of these look amazingly good … especially the brownies!

  3. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyJenny Reply

    What can I say? You give me hope I can still eat delicious stuff, despite quitting on meat and other animal products:) Thank you!

  4. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlySandra Hellendoorn Reply

    Thank you for the inspiration, makes choosing vegan/vegatarian food so much easier!

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