Do you love cooking but hate cleanup? These deliciously easy vegan one pot meals are the solution you're looking for!
Y'all, between working, parenting, and making time to roller skate, washing dishes does not rank high on my to do list. That's why I love easy vegan one pot meals for dinner and for breakfast!
The recipes below all come together in a single pot or pan. Some use the Instant Pot or air fryer to make a whole, plant-based meal!
I've broken these one pot vegan meals out into some categories to help you find what you're looking for more quickly. Use the table of contents below to navigate!
Vegan one pot pasta
My family loves pasta, so let's kick things off with some one-pot pasta recipes!
Vegan Spinach Artichoke Pasta Recipe
Creamy vegan Instant Pot pasta
One-pot creamy vegan pasta bake
One-Pot Vegan Penne alla Vodka
One-Pot Vegan Orzo Recipe
Soups and stews
A cozy bowl of soup or stew is another favorite vegan one pot meal in my house. These can stand on their own or work great with some crusty bread for dipping!
Vegan Instant Pot Split Pea Soup
Vegan beef stew recipe
Vegan Chicken Stew
Vegan Bean Chili Recipe
Pumpkin black bean soup recipe
Instant Pot tofu soup recipe
Casseroles are a classic one pot vegan meals, and these are a few of my absolute faves.
Vegan Tater Tot casserole
Tofu Shepherd's Pie Recipe
Dairy free mac and cheese
More one pot vegan dinners
These are the one pot meals that I couldn't fit into other categories but are too delicious to leave out!
Baked tofu fajitas
Vegan Instant Pot Risotto Recipe
Vegan Taquitos Recipe
One pot vegan breakfasts
Sure, you can make cereal or toast, but sometimes you want a heartier breakfast that doesn't involve dirtying a bunch of pots and pans.
One pot vegan breakfast casserole recipe
Air Fryer Tofu Scramble
Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats with Apple
Vegan cheese grits casserole recipe
Tips for making one pot vegan meals
- A good stove to oven pan unlocks so many one pot meal options! Invest in a 3.5-quart or larger Dutch oven. You won't regret it!
- Chances are, if you're making one pot meals, you're looking for ease, and having a well-stocked vegan pantry is key. Check out my vegan grocery list to help set you up for success.
- If there's time to lean, there's time to clean. One pot meals are all about minimizing cleanup, so use those idle moments during cooking to clean up. While the onions sauté, for example, can you wash the knife and put it away? My Nani Dorothy taught me to cook this way, because it's so much less stressful sitting down to meal knowing that the dishes are basically done.
Frequently asked questions
A one pot meal is a whole meal that comes together in one pot or pan. That could happen on the stovetop, in the oven, in the Instant Pot, air fryer, etc.
You may need other dishes, like a big bowl or your food processor, to do some of the prep for these meals.
Vegan one pot meals are for everyone!
Just because a meal is easy to make and doesn't dirty a lot of dishes doesn't mean it can't be tasty and special. The meals above are more than just easy. They're satisfying!
Having a pan that can go from stovetop to oven makes one pot cooking a breeze! You can saute, simmer, and bake, all in the same pot.
The stove to oven pan that I use is my 3.5 quart Le Creuset Dutch Oven. You can use other, similar-sized Dutch ovens in the same way. I love my Le Creuset because, while it's a bit of an up-front investment, this pot is built to last. My oldest Le Creuset pots is from 2006, and it's still in excellent shape!
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