80 Cheap Lazy Vegan Recipes (that are also healthy!)
Breakfast, lunch dinner, dessert, and everything in between, this post has everything covered for Cheap Lazy Vegan Recipes! Each recipe has 6 ingredients or less (minus salt, pepper, and water) and prep is a maximum of 15 minutes. Let’s get lazy with less guilt!
This post was originally published on November 23rd, 2021.
❤️ Why you will love this Cheap Lazy Vegan Recipes round-up
With this round-up post, I tried to tick a few boxes:
It must be something I would eat: That means all of these easy vegan recipes can be made gluten-free as well.
Minimal ingredients: My limit was 6 ingredients, excluding salt, pepper, and water. I may have let a few extra ingredients slip in if the recipe looked particularly amazing, but 99% of these recipes have 6 ingredients or less.
Don’t take much time to prep: A maximum of 15 minutes prep time, not including cooking because…slow cookers are the ultimate lazy cooking method.
I will continue expanding this list until maybe we reach 100 or 200 recipes. Do you have any favorite lazy vegan recipes that would fit here? Have you seen one that I should add? Shoot me a link on social media (@gallaxygas everywhere) and I’ll check it out!
🥞 Breakfast and Brunch Recipes
From waffles to vegan Egg McMuffin Sandwiches, these easy vegan meal ideas will make the start of your day so bright and breezy!
Apple Pie Smoothie, loaded with fruit, protein, oats, and cinnamon. It really tastes like apple pie in a glass! This healthy smoothie is perfect for a filling breakfast or snack anytime you fancy a guilt-free apple pie! It’s low carb, gluten-free & vegan!
How to make easy classic vegan overnight oats with just a handful of ingredients (with or without vegan yogurt and chia seeds) for a quick and easy make-ahead breakfast packed with nutrients, flavor, and endless customizations!
These Vegan Egg McMuffins are so simple to make! Ready in 6 minutes, 24 g of protein per McMuffin, and uses 4 ingredients (vegan egg, English muffins, etc)! They taste just like Mcdonald's but are so much better for you.
🍽️ Lazy Vegan Dinner Recipes
Make stressful busy weeknights a thing of the past with these easy dinners! These affordable vegan meal ideas are family-friendly and healthy too. Vegan food never tasted so good!
This Vegan Burrito Bowl recipe combines seasoned black beans and fajita bell peppers and onions for a healthy and delicious meal that's sure to satisfy. You need just a few ingredients and 20 minutes to put together this easy, oil-free, & totally delicious Chipotle-style Burrito Bowl! Serve over cauliflower rice to make it low-carb.
This vegan weeknight meal combines everything you love about enchiladas — the savory filling, corn tortillas, and bright salsa — with the ease and comfort of a casserole. Instead of typically rolled enchiladas, we spread the warm kale-and-mushroom filling between layers of corn tortillas. Think of it like an enchilada lasagna. The perfect meal.
Skip the taco seasoning packet and make this authentic Whole30 Taco Seasoning recipe. It's ready in just 5 minutes and uses spices you already have in your spice cabinet. Perfect for adding to protein, veggies, and creamy dips, nothing beats the ease of being able to add a pre-made seasoning mix when you're cooking!
How to make gnocchi without gluten, eggs, or dairy! This gluten-free gnocchi recipe relies on just 3 simple ingredients (plus salt and water) for a simple, flavorful appetizer or main! Once shaped, boil, then fry or bake the vegan gnocchi to perfection!
This Easy Vegan Chickpea Curry recipe is so delicious, mixing red curry paste, coconut milk, red bell pepper, Yukon gold potatoes, and chickpeas. This flavorful dish is a one-pot meal, meaning easy clean-up!
Paleo Mashed Potatoes are the perfect accompaniment to epic dinners, whether it’s the holidays or just a regular Tuesday evening. These Whole30 Mashed Potatoes are loaded with garlic, rosemary, and olive oil. You won’t miss the cream!
This simple and quick Mashed Swede recipe is buttery, bright, and comforting! With just 3 ingredients this side dish is so easy to make, and perfect for family dinners or special occasions. Perfect for most diets: vegan + keto + whole30 & paleo option.
The perfect side dish to anything Chinese, this Sesame Broccoli is one of my go-to easy recipes. Loaded with garlic, sesame, and coconut aminos, it's a delicious mixture of sweet, salty, nutty, and garlicky. Ready in less than 20 minutes, you might just finish the whole bowl yourself!
This easy Bruschetta with Avocado is the ultimate healthy side or appetizer! Made with sweet potatoes, potatoes or eggplant instead of crostini or baguette, this easy bruschetta recipe is loaded with healthy fats thanks to the avocado. It’s naturally gluten-free and low carb, and can easily be made paleo, whole30 friendly, or vegan.
Both tart and sweet, this Keto Cranberry Sauce is so easy to whip up! Bursting with seasonal flavors like orange and clove, this holiday sauce with go perfectly with your Christmas or Thanksgiving keto dinner. With just 6 ingredients and less than 5g net carbs, this sugar-free cranberry sauce will keep the big day merry and bright for paleo and low-carb dieters!
Whisky Sauce is a traditional Scottish recipe, usually served on Burn's Night and usually loaded with heavy cream. This veganified version replaces the cream with coconut cream, making it paleo as well, apart from the whisky! This Vegan Whisky Sauce recipe pairs perfectly with your favorite Scottish meal - haggis, neeps, and tatties!
Creamy and not too spicy, this Taco Truck Green Sauce Recipe is dreamy! Loaded with authentic Mexican flavors, this raw green salsa is perfect as a dip, on tacos, or as a side dish to eggs. Ready in just 15 minutes or less!
Guacamole (homemade easy recipe!) is one of my favorite side dishes! This authentic guacamole recipe is creamy, spicy, tangy, and absolutely full of fresh flavor! Add it as a topping on tacos, burritos, nachos, or salad bowls, spread it on a sandwich, or serve it as a dip with some veggies or chips.
This Basmati Rice Instant Pot recipe is SO EASY! After trying this once you won’t look back at the conventional way of cooking rice. Loaded with buttery goodness, this easy rice recipe takes less than 20 minutes to make and doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pot making cleanup a breeze. It’s gluten-free, and can easily be made vegan. Perfect as a side to curry or in rice bowls.
These super easy Air Fryer Green Beans are the best! Healthy, crispy, and without any oil! Air fried green beans are a perfect vegetable side dish for any weeknight dinner or for meal prep! Fresh whole green beans with your choice of seasoning, cooked to perfection in just about 10 minutes!
Do crispy, seasoned potatoes ap-peel to you? If they do, you must try these vegan potato skin chips! They’re light, flaky, and just plain perfect. Enjoy them as an itty-bitty bite when you crave something crunchy or as an entire meal if you so desire.
This Easy Vegan Garlic Aioli is the best dip for veggies and spread for sandwiches. You can literally use Vegan Garlic Mayo as a replacement for mayonnaise in any recipe that calls for a regular version. You’ll whip up this Gluten Free Vegan Dip in two minutes. The ingredients are probably already in your pantry.
This super easy Vegan Corn Casserole is just 5 ingredients and a homemade gluten-free copycat of the classic Jiffy recipe! Just stir the ingredients together and bake in the oven for a simple comforting side dish everyone in the family will love! This dairy-free old-fashioned Southern casserole is like a moist and eggless cornbread soufflé! Perfect for the holidays and feeding a crowd!
Perfectly tender-crisp Chinese Broccoli (Gai Lan) is made with simple ingredients including fresh garlic and soy sauce. Ready in under 15 minutes, enjoy this flavorful vegan side dish with all your favorite chicken, beef, or pork recipes.
This tasty simple Tajín rice recipe requires just six ingredients (one of which, of course, is the Tajín Clasico seasoning) and makes a mean side dish. It’s vegetarian or vegan depending on the butter used.
🥗 Quick Salads
Add a pop of freshness and color to your plate with these quick vegan recipes. These healthy salads are loaded with fresh veggies and perfect year-round!
Ready in just 5 minutes, this quick and easy Pickled Beet Salad is perfect for summer! It's sweet, tart, creamy, and an easy last minute side dish to throw together for a cookout or BBQ. Double or triple the recipe if you have more mouths to feed!
This easy Asian Cucumber Salad recipe is the perfect way to use those garden fresh cucumbers! It comes together in minutes, is healthy, light, and requires only a few ingredients. It is a summer side salad that will complement almost any summer menu!
Lebanese salad called "Khyar bi Laban" is made of diced fresh cucumber in a vegan natural yogurt with dried mint and crushed garlic. A very refreshing salad that is perfect as a side or dip for many dishes.
🍲 Comforting Vegan Soups
Warm and cozy, these incredible vegan soups are a hug in a bowl. The perfect comfort food for chilly nights.
The ultimate in simple elegance, hearty potato leek soup is creamy, comforting, healthy, and easy. A pretty winning combination if you ask me. With just 5 ingredients and 10 minutes of prep, this soup will simmer away into a magically wonderful nourishing meal.
This stovetop vegan carrot soup with coconut milk is perfect for a healthy weeknight dinner. It's easy and quick to prepare.
🥜 Addictive Vegan Snacks
Sometimes you just need a little something to take the edge off of your hunger. These snacks are such easy recipes, ready in no time. Both sweet and savory options are here because you just never know!
The ultimate moreish snack, Toasted Coconut Flakes are so addictive! Made with just 2 ingredients in 10 minutes, keep the oven off for this toasted coconut chips recipe. It's perfect as a stand-alone snack, on top of breakfast and smoothie bowls, or add them to desserts!
Sweet and savory vegan Candied Rosemary Walnuts make for the perfect addition to holiday party spreads, vegan cheeseboards, desserts, and salads! All you need is a handful of ingredients with two optional cooking methods (stovetop or roasted) for these moreish savory-sweet rosemary spiced nuts!
Vegan Cuban Crushed Potatoes ? These toasty & crispy mini potatoes are the perfect savory party starter, side dish, or snack. Dress them up as much or as little as you like. Have fun with this easy & healthy vegan recipe! Gluten-free.
Crispy oven-baked marinated artichoke hearts is the easiest recipe ever. It is so simple to cook marinated, canned, or frozen artichoke hearts in the oven on high heat to get crispy outside and tender inside. It is a fun way to prepare artichokes and one of the best ways to cook them up for a warm healthy snack. A quick recipe for anyone that likes finding new ways to prepare artichokes.
🍨 Easy Vegan Desserts
From chocolate to nice cream, these are the best lazy vegan recipes to curb your sweet tooth cravings!
Rich, nutty, sweet, and creamy, this Keto Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe is absolutely addictive! With a vegan & sugar-free makeover, this low carb fudge is perfect for sharing with friends and family over the holiday season, or whip up a batch when the sun is beating for a delicious, cool treat! Vegan + Keto + Paleo option.
Made the old fashioned way on the stove just like Grandma would, this Keto Chocolate Fudge is a decadent luxury. It's creamy, buttery, rich and chocolatey - exactly how chocolate fudge should be. Make it as a gift or share it at home, and just try to eat only one! This recipe is vegan and paleo too.
Addictively crunchy, sweet, and moreish, this Keto Coconut Clusters Recipe is heavenly! Loaded with toasted coconut and dark chocolate, this easy recipe is great as a snack or a dessert alternative to cookies. Prep takes just 15 minutes and they’re perfect for sharing or keeping for yourself!
Super chocolatey, nutty and so delicious, this Chocolate Flaxseed Pudding recipe is extremely easy to make! It tastes like edible brownie batter but with all-natural ingredients, it's much healthier! Ready in 2 hours or less, this recipe can be made to fit many different diets like Whole30, paleo, keto, vegan, and dairy-free. It's gluten-free as well!
Perfect for breakfast, dessert, or a snack, Keto Chia Pudding is simple, delicious, and prepped in less than 10 minutes. Try it 2 ways: Dark Chocolate or decadently Nutty, these are sure to hit the spot. Made with coconut milk (or a milk of your choice), Keto Chia Pudding is also paleo and vegan-friendly.
These super easy Vegan S’mores Cupcake Cookies are a mouthful of plant-based sweet perfection! Made with gluten-free vegan crushed cookies, and chocolate and topped with vegan giant marshmallows, you won’t miss the regular version. These little vegan gluten-free s’mores bites are perfect anytime, especially when the weather isn’t the best to make traditional s’mores over a fire.
If you’re searching for something sweet, our date walnut truffles can’t be beat! With only four simple ingredients, you can make these blissful bites in a flash. Fiber-rich, full of flavor, and just the perfect size for snacking.
A vegan twist on the classic - this vanilla ice cream recipe will blow your taste buds away with its pure vanilla flavor and plant-based ingredients. With luscious coconut milk and cashew base, everyone will be shocked to discover that this ice cream is vegan and gluten-free!
This pumpkin nice cream is such a delicious fall treat! If you’re looking for a healthy, vegan pumpkin ice cream, you’re in the right place! This banana pumpkin nice cream tastes just like pumpkin pie!
Like something out of a fairytale, this Butterfly Pea Milk Tea recipe is a delicious, beautiful drink! Made either hot or cold, you can sip it anytime, and the magic colour is sure to brighten anyone's day.
Ready in 2 minutes, this 3 ingredient Keto Chocolate Milk recipe really hits the spot! It's sweet, extra chocolatey, and creamy with none of the sugar. Perfect for any age, chocolate milk is the best pick-me-up!
Tart and citrusy, this Sumac Tea recipe is loaded with immunity-boosting antioxidants. Used as medicine all over the world for centuries, this lemony ground fruit can easily become a warm, soothing drink in a matter of minutes. Sumac Tea is a refreshing and invigorating tea you'll want to sip on again and again!
Dark Cherry Frozen Margaritas - they tick all the boxes: sweet, salty, tart, ice-cold, and boozy. Perfect for a hot day, or Cinco de Mayo, and they only take 5 minutes to throw together. Garnish this frozen cocktail with a honey & pink Himalayan salt rim for some extra dazzle!
This lightly spiced Mexican hot chocolate combines semisweet vegan chocolate with dairy-free milk – then lightly spiced with cinnamon and a hint of chili for a delicious winter warming drink! Prepare this spiced vegan hot chocolate using regular vegan chocolate or Ibarra Mexican chocolate tablets either on the stovetop or in a crockpot!
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