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For busy weeknights pick any of these Lazy Vegan Recipes to get a simple breakfast, lunch, or dinner on the table in no time! These easy plant-based meals are perfect for beginners and seasoned chefs alike. Also included: One pot and one skillet recipes as well as Instant Pot recipe ideas.

a collage of easy and cheap vegan lazy dinners

Get a meal on the table in no time with these Lazy Vegan Recipes

Even if you’re one of those people who truly love to cook, you simply don’t always have the time or energy to spend hours in the kitchen. When you’re pressed for time around meal o’clock and energy is low, these Lazy Vegan Recipes will come to the rescue! They’re my go-to easy meals when life is busy and I just don’t feel like spending much time in the kitchen.

Super quick prep times and off-hands preparation make these recipes lifesavers. I have a good mix of breakfast casseroles, make-ahead breakfasts, light lunches, and set-and-forget dinners. Most of these are one-pot or one-skillet meals so clean-up will also be lower.  Trust me, making any of these easier than pondering over that take-out menu!

These super-simple vegan meals can be prepped in 10-15 minutes, with minimal fuss.


Tofu Bhurji - Vegan Bhurji or Akoori . Indian Scrambled eggs. Tofu scrambled with onion, tomato, cilantro and cumin for a delicious Eggless Bhurji Scramble Breakfast. #Vegan #Glutenfree #Nutfree #Recipe #VeganRicha #indianRecipe #tofuburji Can be soyfree. 

Tofu Bhurji Vegan Bhurji

5 from 9 votes
Tofu Bhurji - Vegan Bhurji or Akoori . Indian Scrambled eggs. Tofu scrambled with onion, tomato, cilantro and cumin for a delicious Eggless Bhurji Scramble Breakfast. Vegan Glutenfree Nutfree Recipe.Can be soyfree with chickpea flour tofu
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side view of a serving of baked lemon poppy seed baked oatmeal

Lemon Poppy Seed Vegan Baked Oatmeal 

5 from 18 votes
For a Vegan Baked Oatmeal Recipe that tastes like a lemon and poppy seed muffin, look no further than this gluten-free and vegan Lemon Poppy Seed Oatmeal.
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Chickpea Flour Scramble Breakfast Recipe

4.82 from 44 votes
Easy peppery Chickpea flour Scramble. Soy-free Breakfast Scramble. Make with lentil flour or lentil batter for variation. Vegan Gluten-free Soyfree Recipe. When doubling the recipe, use a tbsp or so less water.
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Our Vegan Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal in a white baking dish

Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal Vegan

4.97 from 52 votes
Vegan Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal! 7 Ingredient Warm Spiced Banana Baked Oatmeal for breakfast or snack. Oilfree Vegan Gluten-free Soy-free Recipe. Can be nut-free. Makes 9 by 9 inch pan
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Mango Overnight Oats with Turmeric and Chia Seeds. Golden Overnight Oats. #Vegan #Glutenfree #Nutfree #Soyfree #Recipe #veganricha #breakfast |

Mango Overnight Oats with Turmeric and Chia Seeds

4.86 from 7 votes
Mango Overnight Oats with Turmeric and Chia Seeds. Golden Overnight Oats with toasted oatmeal. Vegan Gluten-free Nut-free Soy-free Recipe. 
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Vegan Apple Pie Baked Oatmeal

4.96 from 21 votes
This easy Vegan Apple Pie Baked Oatmeal features a layer of baked oatmeal with crunchy nuts, chia seeds, and warming spices topped with delicious homemade apple pie filling.  Plenty of cinnamon, and some maple syrup for sweetness - this baked oatmeal is perfect for a cozy morning
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Mushroom Stroganoff

5 from 26 votes
This Vegan Mushroom Stroganoff recipe is packed with earthy flavor and umami from mushrooms and so creamy you won’t believe it’s dairy-free. Made in just 1 skillet! Paired with pasta or mashed potatoes, it’s the ultimate vegan comfort food.
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Spicy Avocado Chickpea Salad Sandwich | #vegan #soyfree #chickpea #avocado #glutenfree #veganricha #vegan

Spicy Avocado Chickpea Salad Sandwich

5 from 20 votes
Easy Smashed Avocado Chickpea Salad sandwich spiced with cumin and cayenne. Serve over soft fresh bread layered with greens and juicy tomatoes.
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Skillet Enchiladas with Soy Curls

5 from 19 votes
Everyone will love these unconventional vegan skillet enchiladas made in one skillet with soy curls, black beans, sauteed veggies, queso, and crunchy tortilla chips. Garnish with your favorite Mexican toppings like cilantro, vegan shredded cheese, and avocado. A great recipe for 5 de Mayo
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Our Chickpea Tahini Saladi n a Sandwich on wood board

Chickpea Tahini Salad Sandwich

5 from 18 votes
Amazing Chickpea Tahini Salad Sandwich. Summery, crunchy and refreshing Chickpea Salad with pecans, celery, onion, tahini and shawarma spice! Serve in lettuce wraps or sandwiches. Vegan Soyfree Recipe. Can be made nut-free Gluten-free
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One Pot Peanut Sauce Noodles

4.85 from 52 votes
One pot peanut sauce noodles, Ready in 20 minutes! Brown Rice Noodles, Veggies, Peanut or Almond Butter, spices, flavors, boil and done. Easy Vegan Gluten-free Oil-free Quick Weeknight Dinner Recipe
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Vegan Potato Soup

5 from 24 votes
This thick, hearty Vegan Potato Soup is quick and easy to make using simple ingredients and very budget-friendly too. Enjoy it chunky as is, puree it until smooth and/ or get all fancy with toppings.
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Easy Tortilla Soup with Red lentils. 1 Pot 30 Minutes! Make it in a saucepan or Instant Pot. Add veggies of choice, garnish with tortilla chips or avocado. Vegan Gluten-free Soy-free Nut-free Recipe. |

1 Pot Lentil Tortilla Soup (Instant Pot or Saucepan)

4.97 from 27 votes
Easy Tortilla Soup with Red lentils. 1 Pot 30 minutes! Add veggies of choice, garnish with tortilla chips or avocado. Vegan Gluten-free Soy-free Nut-free Recipe. To double, double everything except water. Start with a bit less than double water/liquid.
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Instant Pot Kitchari

5 from 56 votes
Learn how to make Kitchari in your Instant Pot - a traditional ayurvedic recipe for basmati rice with red lentils that is easy to digest, packed with fiber and warming spices! Perfect for the cold season. Stove top option. Vegan kitchari
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French Onion Skillet Lasagna

4.99 from 66 votes
Vegan French Onion Skillet Lasagna – that’s sweet and savory caramelized onion, spinach, and vegan bechamel cooked on the stove alongside lasagna sheet pasta! No baking required! An easy one-skillet dinner your family will love!
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overhead shot of two bowls of vegan black bean soup against black background

Vegan Black Bean Soup 

4.98 from 42 votes
This easy Vegan Black Bean Soup made from dried soaked black beans is a delicious plant-based Instant Pot meal that is perfect for feeding a crowd on a budget.
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Chickpeas in Turmeric Peanut Butter Curry Recipe 1 Pot

4.93 from 98 votes
Chickpeas in Turmeric Peanut Butter Curry. Easy Nut Butter Curry with Summer veggies and Chickpeas. Serve over rice or cooked grains. Vegan Gluten-free Soyfree Recipe
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Baked Veggie Curry Casserole

4.97 from 29 votes
Up your weeknight dinner casserole with this easy vegan vegetable curry casserole loaded with Indian spices and creamy tomato gravy! All in 1 dish!
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overhead shot of a creamy vegan red lentil sweet potato curry

Vegan Red Lentil Sweet Potato Curry

5 from 39 votes
This creamy Thai inspired Vegan Red Lentil Sweet Potato Curry features healthy coconut milk and plenty of veggies. It's all made in just one pot, gluten-free and perfect as a quick weeknight dinner!
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Vegan Instant Pot Teriyaki Fried Rice

5 from 19 votes
This Vegan Instant Pot Teriyaki Fried rice is packed with colorful veggies, sesame seeds and a sweet and salty teriyaki sauce. It makes a delicious Asian one-pot dinner! An easy Japanese restaurant-style fried rice that is ready in 20 minutes making it family-friendly for busy weeknight dinners.
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I hope to have helped all you people who are wondering what on earth to make for breakfast, lunch, and dinner this week. If you’re still looking, check out my Easy Vegan Recipes for Beginners and these Easy Plant-Based Recipes.

About Richa

Hi, I'm Richa! I create flavorful plant based recipes that are inspired by my Indian upbringing, including many gluten-free, soy-free, and oil-free options.

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  1. Sue says:

    I continue to be amazed by all the wonderful recipes you’ve created! Looking forward to trying the ones I missed. Thanks for all of your hard work; I truly appreciate you!

  2. Sally says:

    What a varied and resourceful collection.. thank you. Although ‘lazy’ and Vegan Richa don’t belong in the same sentence ☺️😉

    1. Richa says: