15 Vegan Dinner Ideas

Today is Ash Wednesday, and the official kick off for my annual Lenten dinner series. It is my 10th year sharing meatless meals on Lenten Fridays and, my, have we come a long way.

When I started this series a decade ago, we were not good at eating meatless. Friday dinners consisted mainly of spaghetti with jarred sauce or pizza. I decided that I needed to get out of that rut, and turned it into a yearly blog project. These days, meatless meals are no problem – they’re regularly in rotation even when it’s not Lent.

Meatless Fridays are supposed to be a sacrifice, and I realized as I was planning this year’s series that in many ways, they wouldn’t be for us. I decided to take things one step further this year and make all of our Friday recipes vegan. While the extra restriction is surely not necessary for Lent, I wanted to be sure our Friday meals were something that required planning – like they were when I started this series.

I’ve shared vegan meals on the blog before, but this will be the first time doing so regularly! If you’re looking for some inspiration to get your started, here are 15 vegan meals we’ve enjoyed!

Vegan Chickpea Shawarma in the Air Fryer

Vegan Butternut Squash & Apple Burgers with Balsamic Caramelized Onions

Vegan Chickpea Noodle Soup

Black Bean and Pineapple Tacos

Eggplant “Meatballs”

Chickpea Tikka Masala

One-Pot Tomato Basil Pasta

Thai Veggie Burgers

Vegan Buffalo Cauliflower Sandwiches

Pasta and Bean Soup

Sweet Potato, Black Bean, and Quinoa Salad Jars

Roasted Vegetable and Black Bean Burritos

Smokey BBQ Chili

Vegetable Minestrone

Slow Cooker Vegetable Stew

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