15 Plant-Based Sunday Dinner Recipes The Whole Family Will Love


We’ve rounded up 15 of our favorite Sunday dinner recipes that will make everyone help themselves to seconds. Whether you’re in search of easy and minimal prep soups and stews, or comforting crowd-pleasers, we’ve got you covered.

We also highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App  — with over 15,000 delicious recipes it is the largest plant-based recipe resource to help you get healthy! 

1. Very Cheesy Mac ‘n’ Cheeze

Very Cheesy Mac ‘n’ Cheeze

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Seriously, if you love vegan mac ‘n’ cheese, here’s a slightly spicy, flavorful, much healthier recreation of the old favorite. Loaded with secret ingredient goodies like nutritional yeast, tahini, and turmeric, this Very Cheesy Mac ‘n’ Cheeze by Amber St. Peter has amazing taste and health benefits!. The cheezy sauce is chock full of B vitamins and anti-inflammatory power. This vegan mac ‘n’ cheese is so healthy and delicious that you won’t want to share it!

2. Fried “Chicken” and Gravy

Fried “Chicken” and Gravy

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Tofu is such a versatile ingredient that when prepare in different ways, also yields very different tastes and textures, especially in this Fried “Chicken” and Gravy recipe by Jessica Uy.

3. Winter White Bean Chowder With Kale and Coconut Bacon

Winter White Bean Chowder With Kale and Coconut Bacon

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Here’s a hearty Winter White Bean Chowder With Kale and Coconut Bacon that you can make with your winter pantry and produce staples – potatoes, white beans, kale, rosemary, and lemon combine for a dreamy, creamy chowder! A quick coconut bacon recipe by Christine DesRoches is included as the perfect garnish for this soup. This recipe is naturally gluten, grain, and dairy-free.

4. Sweet Potato, Cauliflower, and Peanut Stew

Sweet Potato, Cauliflower, and Peanut Stew

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This Sweet Potato, Cauliflower, and Peanut Stew by Niki Webster is a wonderful combination of nourishing vegetables with a creamy nutty sauce, then topped with more toasted peanuts of crunch. Perfect just as it is or with quinoa or flatbreads.

5. Mushroom Tomato Sauce for Pasta

Mushroom Tomato Sauce for Pasta

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This easy Mediterranean flavored Mushroom Tomato Sauce for Pasta by Nele Liivlaid goes so well with al dente pasta or cooked rice and even serves as a dressing on top of Buddha bowls. Make a bigger batch and you’ll have delicious weekday meals in no time at all! Other awesome qualities of my mushroom tomato sauce include the following: easy to make, common ingredients only, and relatively quick to make!

6. Mushroom Butter Masala

Mushroom Butter Masala

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If you’ve been to an Indian restaurant, chances are you’ve seen butter masala on the menu. It’s a rich and delicious gravy curry with a sauce made creamy through the addition of milk or cream and butter. This vegan Mushroom Butter Masala by Kushi is a spicy, creamy, and delicious dish that is the perfect accompaniment for steamed rice, flatbread, or even dosas.

7. Meatless Meatloaf

Meatless Meatloaf

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With all the traditional seasonings of the original, this vegan Meatless Meatloaf with chickpeas, peppers, and onions is big on flavor, topped with a tomato maple glaze. This recipe by Alison Corey is perfect as the main dish at your next dinner party, or easy enough to pull together for a weeknight meal.

8. Peppered Tofu Steaks

Peppered Tofu Steaks

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Unseasoned tofu never draws people over to the barbecue—that’s a fact. However, nobody can resist these delicious, marinated Peppered Tofu Steaks by Nadine Horn and Jörg Mayer—that’s a promise.

9. Balsamic BBQ Seitan and Tempeh Ribs

Balsamic BBQ Seitan and Tempeh Ribs

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These Balsamic BBQ Seitan and Tempeh Ribs by Rhea Parsons are indulgent and delicious and will satisfy any BBQ cravings you may get. Serve them with some mashed potatoes and coleslaw or your favorite BBQ Fixin’s. They make a great appetizer or entree.

10. Mexican Lasagna With Chili Sin Carne

Mexican Lasagna With Chili Sin Carne

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Logically, Italian lasagna and Mexican chili sin carne would go together! Both use tomato sauce and either white sauce or sour cream, so why not combine the two? This Mexican Lasagna With Chili Sin Carne recipe by Philipp Ertl is super delicious, nutritious, and very easy to make. Combine it with some white sauce made from cashew nuts and layer like you would with a normal lasagna for the tastiest fusion meal.

11. Sweet Potato and Sage Lentil Shepherd’s Pie

Sweet Potato and Sage Lentil Shepherd’s Pie

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This Sweet Potato and Sage Lentil Shepherd’s Pie by Kristen Genton is a complete meal! You have your protein/base and yummy potatoes on top. This rendition has a mushroom and lentil filling with a creamy sweet potato and sage topping!

12. Plant-Based Veggie Wellington

Plant-Based Veggie Wellington

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This Plant-Based Veggie Wellington by Aimee Ryan is admittedly a bit time-consuming and a little fiddly, but the effort is worth it for that classic Wellington look, with a pink center, surrounded by mushroom pâté and a crisp, buttery puff pastry casing.

13. Sweet Potato Chili With Skillet Cornbread

Sweet Potato Chili With Skillet Cornbread

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Put down those smoothie bowls and cold kombuchas, Vata season is here. In Ayurveda, Vata Dosha is the element of air and ether and it governs the season of fall and early winter. In colder weather, there’s nothing more comforting than a good hearty bowl of chili and a thick slice of cornbread. This Sweet Potato Chili With Skillet Cornbread by Claire Ragozzino is pure comfort food and soul nourishment during this time of year! Taking a healthier approach to this standard combo, this four-bean vegan chili uses sprouted legumes to increase digestibility and a warming mix of savory and sweet spices.

14. Red Lentil Tikka Masala

Red Lentil Tikka Masala

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Everything about this Red Lentil Tikka Masala by Kristen Genton is wonderful. The flavors are on point, the texture on point, the satisfaction on point … everything! Red lentils are cooked in a creamy, spicy sauce that will delight your palate and keep you full. Plus, it cooks in just 30 minutes! Such a delicious and filling meal––you have to try it!

15. Asian-Inspired Cauliflower Wings

Asian-Inspired Cauliflower Wings

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These Asian-Inspired Cauliflower Wings by Gabrielle St. Claire are effortless, fresh, slightly sweet, and slightly spicy, the breading maintains itself even though it’s only baked, and the sauce is universal and can be used for a variety of dishes!

Learn How to Cook Plant-Based Meals at Home!

Reducing your meat intake and eating more plant-based foods is known to help with chronic inflammationheart healthmental wellbeingfitness goalsnutritional needsallergiesgut health, and more! Dairy consumption also has been linked to many health problems, including acnehormonal imbalancecancerprostate cancer and has many side effects.

For those of you interested in eating more plant-based, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App — with over 15,000 delicious recipes it is the largest plant-based recipe resource to help reduce your environmental footprint, save animals and get healthy! And, while you are at it, we encourage you to also learn about the environmental and health benefits of a plant-based diet.

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