45 easy, fuss-free, and wholesome vegan recipes using common pantry staples. Soups, Pasta, Casseroles, Desserts, and more!
Hey there, friend. I hope this blog post finds you healthy, safe, and sane. There’s a whole lot going on in the world right now, and it can be kind of overwhelming. I feel grateful to have a job that allows me to work from home, a loving partner, and two adorable pups who are available to snuggle 24/7.
In this midst of all the uncertainty and chaos, I hope you can find some solace in the routine of cooking and sharing a meal with loved ones and friends – even if it’s virtually. I decided to compile a list of my favorite pantry-friendly recipes that use shelf-stable goods, sturdy or frozen vegetables, or some combination of the two. Whether you’re down to the bare basics or are simply looking for some budget-friendly and accessible recipes, there’s something here for you!
A final friendly reminder to make do with what you have. If a recipe calls for a fresh or frozen veggie you don’t have, swap it out for something you do. Let’s get into it…
SOUPS, STEWS, & BEANS
The following recipes use pantry-friendly goods such as canned tomatoes, frozen vegetables, or hardy veg such as onions, celery, and potatoes.
Coconut & Red Lentil Curry // Easy Vegan Chili // Instant Pot Minestrone Soup
Cozy Spinach & Potato Soup // Sweet Potato & Lentil Soup // Green Pea Soup
Curried Lentil Soup // Hearty Cabbage Soup // Butternut Squash & White Bean Chili
Sweet & Smoky White Beans // Instant Pot Refried Beans // Chipotle Lime Black Beans
Because a bowl of cozy noodles is basically a hug in a bowl. All of these recipes rely on shelf-stable goods and are easy to make!
CASSEROLES & MORE
Dump & bake casseroles, saucy plant-proteins, and more!
Southwestern Black Bean Casserole // Chickpea & Rice Casserole // Buffalo Cauliflower & Chickpea Casserole
Cheesy Broccoli Rice Casserole // Stovetop Peanut Tempeh (or use Tofu!) // Sticky BBQ Tempeh
Kimchi Fried Rice // Chickpea Pot Pie // Crispy Tofu
SAUCES & SPREADS
Adding a flavor-packed sauce is a really easy way to spice up an otherwise plain pantry meal. Here are a few of our favorites:
DON’T FORGET DESSERT!
Because we all could use a little extra sweetness in our lives. Many of these recipes are kid friendly too, in case you have some extra helpers!
Fluffy Vegan Banana Bread // Vegan Blender Waffles // Chickpea Chocolate Chip Cookies
Vegan Hot Chocolate Mix // One Bowl Pumpkin Muffins // Vegan Chocolate Donuts
Easy Vegan Granola // Chickpea Cookie Dough // Fudgy Peanut Butter Brownies
Chocolate Peppermint Cookies // Almond Thumbprint Cookies // No-Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies