By Sarah Sarway
You’re trying to cook more plant-based meals, but you keep getting hungry an hour after eating. Or your apartment feels like an igloo and you’re craving a steaming bowl of spicy pad thai, not the raw veggie-stacked salads you swore you were going to eat more of.
There are plenty of reasons you may be longing for meat-free meals that are both belly-filling and belly-warming. So, we scanned some of our favorite healthy blogs and our own recipe database to find delicious, hearty vegan dinners that are actually good for you.
From multi-purpose “sloppy joes” to hot and spicy cauliflower poppers, we found something for every taste bud. Plus, to save you an extra trip to the grocery store, we included versatile recipes that work with different veggies and plant-based proteins you might already have on hand. (Yes, mushrooms really do go with everything.)
So put on some fuzzy socks and give these recipes a try.
19 Hearty Vegan Dinners
(Photo: Emilie Eats)
Easy Three Bean Chilli
May we suggest making a big pot for game day?
Farro and Mushroom Soup
Using the dense, nutty grain as a base makes this soup extra filling.
(Photo: Nutrition Stripped)
Stuffed Mushrooms with Broccoli Rabe and Farro
And it works in place of meaty stuffing, here, too.
Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Crispy Baked Tofu with Honey-Sesame Glaze
Broccoli is a great stand-in for the sprouts if they’re not your thing, suggests Cookie and Kate.
Stuffed Acorn Squash Bowl
The star of this recipe doubles as dishware (meaning less cleanup for you!).
Butternut Squash Broccoli Rabe Soup
Add your favorite bean (or two) to the mix for more protein.
Vegan Butternut Squash & Mushroom Lasagna with Tofu Ricotta
There’s so much going on in this dish from Rainbow Plant Life, You won’t even notice the lack of dairy between the layers.
(Photo: Rainbow Plant Life)
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