10 Vegan Recipe Favorites You Need To Try

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Cooking vegan recipes is a lot of fun. If you’re new to plant-based living, you may find yourself experimenting with ingredients you’ve never used before. Or you may find that vegan recipes are no different than the meals you regularly cook.

I’ve been vegan for 5 years and it’s been a journey. I used to despise cooking and now it’s something I love and genuinely enjoy. I love cooking for myself and especially others.

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Here are 10 recipes I’ve created many times and have become household favorites! 

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1. Lemon Sugar Cookies

If you love lemon anything, you’ll love these lemon sugar cookies. These cookies are one of my favorite desserts to make and taste wonderful, especially on a hot summer day. My boyfriend is obsessed with these cookies and was stunned the first time he ate them. They kind of have a cream cheese taste to them (which we weren’t expecting!) and it was so so so good. 

Try the recipe here. [via Short Girl Tall Order]

2. Vegan Lasagna Roll-Ups

These lasagna roll-ups are incredible. I just made this recipe last week for the first time and it was not only so easy but so delicious and satisfying. 

If you think lasagna is too difficult to make and time-consuming, you’ll love these lasagna roll-ups. 

Try the recipe here. [via Ela Vegan]

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3. Firecracker Tofu

This firecracker tofu pairs well with rice and fresh vegetables, preferably a stir fry. It’s so good and pretty easy to make. 

If you make tofu often, I recommend getting a tofu press. I’ve had this tofu press since 2017 and it’s a must for anyone who likes crispy, firm tofu. The press drains out all the water from the tofu creating crispier tofu. 

Try the recipe here. [via Vegan Travel Eats]

4. Beefy Skillet Lasagna

This beefy skilled lasagna is again one of my all-time favorite recipes. I’m a huge fan of pasta and red sauce and love the fact that this is mostly a one-pot meal. This is such a fun twist on lasagna and is a recipe you definitely need to try!

Try the recipe here. [via Vegan Travel Eats]

5. Homemade Cinnamon Bread 

This cinnamon bread is a great idea for anyone who wants to give cinnamon buns a fun new twist. I’ve made cinnamon buns from scratch and find that it’s a bit time consuming, but this cinnamon bread is a lot easier. The cook time is a bit on the longer side, but that’s mostly due to needing time to rise.

Try the recipe here. [via Namely Marly]

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6. Cherry Cheese Danish

Cherry cheese danish, vegan style? Sign me up! This recipe blew me away and I couldn’t believe how easy it was to make. I even took a photo of my finished creation and posted it on my Instagram and received so many responses on how good this dessert looked! 

Try the recipe here. [Via Glue And Glitter]

7. Creamy Chipotle Pasta

If you’re a fan of creamy pasta, you need to make this creamy chipotle pasta. This pasta is full of color, delicious, and high in protein. This makes for a great lunch or dinner and easy to make. 

Try the recipe here. [via Darn Good Veggies]

8. Black Bean Brownies

These black bean brownies only require a few ingredients that you probably already have in your house. I know I know, you’re probably thinking, black beans?! You don’t taste the black beans at all. Make sure to rinse the black beans in a strainer. The texture of these brownies are incredible and a hit with both vegans and non-vegans. 

Try the recipe here. [via Loving It Vegan]

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9. Thai Green Curry

If you’re a fan of curry, you need to try this Thai green curry recipe. This recipe is incredibly simple and full of flavor. I usually pair rice with curry, but I started adding pasta noodles into the curry and it tastes amazing. I use rotini noodles with curry. 

Try the recipe here. [via Loving It Vegan]

10. Banana Muffins

These banana muffins are yet another simple recipe to make. These muffins store well and can be made for breakfast, snacks, or as a fun after-dinner dessert. I love making banana muffins and bread and find that these are the perfect mixture of texture and flavor. 

Try the recipe here. [via Loving It Vegan]

What recipe do you want to try first?

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