29 Vegan Pantry Recipes

29 Vegan Pantry Recipes

29 Vegan Pantry Recipes


So at this point many of us are ready for quarantine to be over and for things to go back to "normal". This unprecedented time has had many of us in the kitchen more than ever. A few people have sent us messages stating they wanted to make more plant-based meals. Instead of creating recipes that require us to make another trip to the grocery we curated 29 recipes that use common ingredients found in our pantry.  Check out the recipes and add a few to your meal plan.   CLICK THE IMAGES FOR THE FULL RECIPE.

No-Bake Chocolate Tart {Vegan, Gluten-Free, Nut-Free}

Got a can of coconut milk and some chocolate? You can make this super easy chocolate pie! (Nut-free and gluten-free, too!)

Banana Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookie Stack where a hand grabs the top chocolate cookie.

Banana Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

Healthy, 3-ingredient banana peanut butter oatmeal cookies. No refined sugar. No flour. No baking soda. This includes 3 variations: chocolate chips, raisins, and cocoa powder. Perfect for a quick snack or for an on-the-go breakfast.

A frying pan with vegan mac and cheese topped with spring onion and chili flakes

Vegan Mac and Cheese Sauce (Nut-free)

This Vegan Mac and Cheese Sauce is easy, creamy, veggie-packed, and ready in 20 minutes. If you’re looking for a pasta sauce that is vegan (dairy-free and egg-free), gluten-free, nut-free, and oil-free not to mention delicious and nutritious, you might want to read on. No cashews here, so I dare to say that it is also quite budget-friendly.

Easy Mexican Pasta Salad 

The easiest Gluten-Free Mexican Pasta Salad recipe ever! It’s just 7 ingredients, vegan, allergy-free, and takes just 10 minutes! Whether you’re feeding a crowd at a summer potluck, cookout, bbq, or you just need a super quick and healthy lunch or dinner, this Mexican macaroni salad is a must!
Homemade Spaghetti Os (Allergy-Free, Gluten-Free, Vegan) | Strength and Sunshine @RebeccaGF666 Kick the can and make this healthy recipe for the kids instead! Homemade Spaghetti O's that are allergy-free, gluten-free, and vegan! A super easy lunch or dinner that's kid-friendly and mom-approved!

Homemade Spaghetti-O's (Allergy-Free, Gluten-Free, Vegan)

Easy to meal prep and make-ahead. Homemade Spaghetti O’s - Kick the can and make this healthy recipe for the kids instead! Homemade Spaghetti O’s that are allergy-free, gluten-free, and vegan! A super easy lunch or dinner that’s kid-friendly and mom-approved!

Bowls of Chili on a Wooden Board

Easy Gluten-Free Mexican Pasta Salad (Vegan, Allergy-Free)

This vegan chili recipe will delight your taste buds. It’s not only wholesome but delicious and easy to make. A vegan twist on this classic comfort food makes for a healthy dinner packed with nutrients brimming with flavor!

Garlic Rice Recipe


Garlic rice is one of the easiest rice-based recipes you can prepare! Enjoy vegan, gluten-free Instant Pot Garlic rice.

Vegetarian Spaghetti Bolognese on a Plate

The Best Vegan Bolognese 

All you need is 20 minutes and a love of Italian food with this vegan Bolognese. Gently simmered with classic Italian herbs, fragrant garlic, and roasted tempeh “meat” this is sure to become your favorite vegan spaghetti sauce!

A white bowl filled with creamy vegan baked polenta with some mushrooms on top.

Creamy Vegan Baked Polenta

This creamy vegan baked polenta is easy to make, hearty, and delicious. It’s gluten-free and made from simple pantry ingredients.

Five cookies stacked on a white plate with a bite taken out of one.

Vegan Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookies

These peanut butter cookies are vegan, gluten-free, and refined sugar-free. They’re easy to make and have the perfect balance of salty and sweet. 


Easy Mexican Instant Pot Rice and beans


 Loaded with the bold flavor of salsa and spices, this hearty dish is a delicious addition to taco night. This Mexican Instant Pot rice and beans recipe also would be the perfect base for a burrito or burrito bowl.
A plate of red lentil dahl, rice and spinach, with poppadoms on the side and a large pan of red lentil dhal.


This delicious Red Lentil Dahl recipe is ready in just 25 minutes in 1-pot! This tasty Indian curry recipe uses dried red lentils, canned coconut milk, canned tomatoes and if you don’t have spinach you can leave it out or swap it for frozen or canned.
black eyed peas in a bowl

Instant Pot Black Eyed Peas Curry

This Indian style Vegan Instant Pot Black Eyed Peas Curry Recipe is an easy and delicious preparation with readily available ingredients in your pantry.
These Spanish beans with tomatoes and smokey sweet spices are so easy to make in less than 20 minutes. They're perfect as tapas, main meals or a side dish. Vegan and gluten-free.


These Spanish beans with tomatoes and smokey sweet spices are so easy to make in one pot in less than 20 minutes with just 7 ingredients including canned beans and canned tomatoes. If you don’t have spinach, leave it out or swap with frozen or canned spinach. 
two bowls of pasta e fagioli with parsley garnish


 This classic Italian dish is simple to make, using pantry staples like pasta and beans. It's hearty, nourishing, and absolutely delicious. 
cooked beans in sauce spilling over the side of purple bowl


Baked beans are cooked low and slow to absorb the incredibly flavorful, smoky, savory sauce. Made in your hands off Crock-Pot, using common items from your pantry.

Creamy Vegan Pine Nut Cheese Pasta Recipe Infused with Green Tea - dairy-free and optionally gluten-free

Creamy Vegan Pine Nut Cheese Pasta infused with Green Tea

Just omit the chives for pine nut "cheese" pasta straight from the pantry. You can add canned vegetables, or even use legume pasta for higher protein.
Plant-Based Chorizo Recipe - Healthy vegan meat alternative made with vegetables! Also gluten-free and nut-free. Soy-free option.

Plant-Based Chorizo 

This plant-based chorizo is so easy and flavorful, it will probably become your new dinner staple! For purely pantry-friendly, use canned mushrooms, and omit the onion. You can optionally add some onion powder.
Sticky sesame chickpea recipe with rice and broccoli in a small bowl.

Sticky Sesame Chickpea Recipe (In 15 Minutes!)

Easy, flavorful, and packed with plant protein, these sesame chickpeas are a vegan chickpea recipe that is a quick and delicious dinner the whole family will love. It’s ready in just 15 minutes and is great for meal prep for the week. Plus, it’s totally kid-approved! 
lentil dal with coconut cream and cilantro on top.

30 Minute Red Lentil Dal (Vegan & Gluten-Free)

This red lentil dal is gluten-free, vegan, ready in 30 minutes, and requires only 10 ingredients. it's a pantry staple meal that is even freezer friendly! 
The Instant Pot Mexican Casserole will amaze your family and impress your guests! This should be your go to plant-based recipe for your Instant Pot.

Instant Pot Mexican Casserole

Mexican Rice and Bean Casserole are easy to make with basic pantry staples. You can eat it in a bowl, burrito, or with tortilla chips. 
Simple, budget-friendly, protein-packed pantry staple chickpea and beet burgers which only require 6 ingredients, and that taste amazing :)

Protein-packed pantry staple chickpea and beet burgers

Simple, budget-friendly, protein-packed pantry staple chickpea and beet burgers which only require 6 ingredients, and that taste amazing 🤩 They are so easy to make, take 5 minutes to prep and a food processor, and they can be pan-fried or air-fried for two different but equally palatable culinary experiences.
A bowl of rich ragu sauce with green lentils and herbs

Vegan Lentil Ragu

Nutritious and cheap to make, this tasty vegan lentil ragu is a family favorite. With dried lentils, canned tomatoes, and staple spices and seasonings, it's easy to make this flavorsome sauce with what you have at home. Plus you can easily adapt it to include canned or frozen veggies.
Pantry Items Dried Fruit Oatmeal Bake Non perishable recipe

Pantry Items Dried Fruit Oatmeal Bake

This oatmeal bake uses 100% pantry items. It’s easy, delicious, and gluten-free. 

Two bowls of sopa de fideo topped with fresh cilantro. Lime, spoons and a napkin on the side.


Sopa de Fideo – a savory Mexican Noodle Soup made with toasted noodles and a flavorful tomato-based broth. It’s easy to make, requires simple ingredients and it’s budget-friendly, too! The whole family will love this hearty and comforting meal!
Overhead view of two bowls of tomato white bean soup with spoons in the middle.


Smoky Tomato White Bean Soup – the perfect weeknight meal! Loaded with fire-roasted tomatoes, tender white beans, sautéed veggies, and warm seasonings – this soup is packed with flavor and done in no time!
Red Lentils served in 3 bowls over rice and topped with cilantro

Red Lentils – Instant Pot & Stovetop (Masoor Dal)

Quick and easy Red Lentil Curry, also known as Masoor Dal, made in the instant pot and stovetop. This super delicious, healthy, and budget-friendly vegan meal can be made with pantry ingredients in less than 30 minutes!
Cannellini Kale Noodle-y Soup #callellini #kale #recipe #soup | veeg.co

Cannellini Kale Noodle-y Soup

This hearty soup is sure to become your favorite bowl of goodness! It's made mostly from pantry ingredients, and it comes together in the time it takes for the noodles to cook! - it couldn't be any easier! Sub out fresh kale with any fresh or frozen greens you happen to have on hand.
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1-Pot Enchilada Lentil Rice

Canned tomatoes, dry lentils, and rice! Canned and sun-dried tomatoes are pantry staples with tons of uses. With a quick no-cook batch of zesty enchilada sauce, make some quick and easy Enchilada Lentil Rice in one pot!
overhead photo of white bowl filled with vegan black bean soup and garnished with chopped cilantro


Savory and simple, this lightly spicy vegan black bean soup is made from scratch with dry beans, and other pantry ingredients! Originally created to be made in an electric pressure cooker, this recipe also works great in your slow cooker, or on the stovetop!
close-up of sliced quinoa lentil meatloaf on a white plate on a blue table


This easy Quinoa Lentil Loaf uses almost all pantry ingredients. It's easy to make, healthy, and kid-approved!
Vegan Chana Masala that looks like a tiger

Vegan Tiger Masala

The awesome thing about this recipe is you can put any veggies you have on hand in it, and even with no veggies, it always tastes amazing.
Vegan Dal Blanket covering a blue rice bear

Rice bear under a blanket of dal

This Vegan Rice Bear under a blanket of Dal is a fun and easy dinner idea for kids and adults who act like kids. If you like kawaii food, natural food coloring, and cute bears, you should make this. These adorable bears are just bamboo rice cooked with butterfly pea flowers, shaped into bear parts, and tucked into a bowl of warm dal.


     This vegan chili recipe by using some unconventional ingredients, this includes black beans, sweet potato, and dino kale.

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