17 Vegan One-Pot Recipes to Save You From All Those Dishes

Those nights are coming—you know the ones I mean. The weather is cold and blustery, you maybe got stuck a little late at work, and the whole household is a bit cranky—even the dog. You certainly don’t feel like cooking, let alone doing the dishes afterwards. At these times, do you open a jar of salsa and a packet of organic corn chips and dump an avocado in front of everyone? Tempting, but no! Instead, we’ve got you covered with 17 vegan one-pot dinners the kids will love, and that will have the whole family nourished with minimum fuss or mess.  We love the idea of throwing a bunch of ingredients into a pot, and—poof—you have a delicious meal. For your cooking pleasure, we present this list of one-pot recipes:

1. 5 Ingredient Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili

It’s literally five ingredients, and you might have most of them in your cupboard right now: onions, black beans, sweet potatoes, veggie stock, and salsa.

2. Butternut Squash Ramen Bowl with Rice Noodles, Tofu & Fresh Pea Shoots

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It is billed as a 10-minute meal, and when you taste the butternut squash broth, you’ll be convinced it was 10 minutes wisely spent.

3. Creamy Polenta & Mushrooms

Creamy polenta without the dairy? Yes, please.

4. Chickpea and Artichoke ‘Bliss in a Dish’ One-Pot Wonder

This fresh dish has just about everything you need: vegetables, protein, and carbohydrates. Plus, you could use more artichokes in your life, right?

5. African Peanut and Sweet Potato Stew

Anytime there’s peanut butter in a recipe, you can count us in.

6. Spaghetti Alla Puttanesca with Chickpeas & Artichoke

Yup, It’s Vegan recommends that you cook the pasta al dente so that leftovers are a normal pasta texture and not too soft.

7. Easy Creamy Tomato Barley Risotto

Nutritional yeast gives this risotto its creamy quality. Add some tomatoes and basil, and you’re in for a real Italian treat.

8. Easy Lentil, Sweet Potato & Coconut Curry

Curry is the best because you can eat it with any base, including quinoa, rice, barley, and any other whole grain.

9. Vegan Eggplant Pasta

Take a tip from Mediterranean and Italian cuisine: Eggplant is an everyday vegetable in those cultures, and it’s nutritious and versatile.

10. Kale & Cannellini Bean Soup

It doesn’t get any healthier than kale, beans, olive oil, quinoa, vegetable broths, and seasonings!

11. Aloo Gobi (Potato and Cauliflower)

This classic Indian recipe is vegan and gluten-free.

12. Cauliflower, Kale & Chickpea Curry

The ingredients in this epic dish include fresh ginger, jalapeño peppers, potatoes, cauliflower, and fire-roasted crushed tomatoes.

13. Veggie and Soba Noodle Soup

Bok choy is a cruciferous veggie rich in antioxidants and vitamin A. Combine it with red cabbage and broccoli, and you’re in for a healthy pick-me-up.

14. Mexican Casserole

This looks so good, we can’t stand it. Prep time is only 10 minutes, and it’s cooked entirely in a skillet using ingredients that you likely already have in your kitchen.

15. Cheesy Broccoli Pasta

This dish is pure comfort food that your whole family will enjoy.

16. Peanut Sesame Noodles & Veggies

This meal is easy to prepare and cooks in just 10 minutes. Add extra red pepper flakes for a spicy kick.

17. Basil and Red Pepper One-Pot Pasta

Check out this video to see the one-pot magic for yourself!


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