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

Plant-Based Veggie Wellington

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

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1. Very Cheesy Mac ‘n’ Cheeze

Very Cheesy Mac 'n' Cheeze

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

2. Fried “chicken” and gravy

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Tofu is such a versatile ingredient that when prepared in different ways, it also produces very different flavors and textures, especially in this one. Baked “chicken” and gravy recipe by Jessica Uy

3. Winter white bean soup with kale and coconut bacon

Winter White Bean Chowder With Kale And Coconut Bacon

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Here’s a savory 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 from 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 one Sweet potato, cauliflower and peanut stew from Niki Webster is a delicious combination of nutritious veggies with a creamy nutty sauce, then topped with more crunchy roasted peanuts. Perfect as is or with quinoa or flatbreads.

5. Mushroom Tomato Sauce For Pasta

Mushroom tomato sauce for pasta

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This easy Mediterranean flavor 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 Buddha bowls. Make a bigger batch and you’ll have delicious weeknight meals in no time! Other great features of my mushroom tomato sauce are the following: easy to make, only common ingredients 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 is a rich and delicious gravy curry with a sauce that becomes creamy by adding milk or cream and butter. This vegan Mushroom Butter Masala by Kushi is a spicy, creamy and delicious dish that goes perfectly with steamed rice, flatbread or even dosas.

7. Meatloaf without meat

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 in flavor, topped with a tomato-maple glaze. This recipe from Alison Corey is perfect as a main course at your next dinner party, or easy enough to put together for a weeknight dinner.

8. Peppered Tofu Steaks

Peppered Tofu Steaks

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Unseasoned tofu never draws people to the barbecue – that’s a fact. However, no one can resist this delicious marinated Peppered Tofu Steaks from 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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This one Balsamic BBQ Seitan and Tempeh Ribs from Rhea Parsons are indulgent and delicious and will satisfy all cravings for barbecues. Serve them with some mashed potatoes and coleslaw or your favorite BBQ Fixin’s. They make a great starter or main course.

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 go together! Both use tomato sauce and white sauce or sour cream, so why not combine the two? This Mexican Lasagna With Chili Sin Carne recipe by Philipp Ertl is super tasty, nutritious and very easy to make. Combine it with some white sauce made from cashew nuts and top it like you would a regular 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 one Sweet Potato and Sage Lentil Shepherd’s Pie by Kristen Genton is a complete meal! You have your protein/base and tasty potatoes on top. This version has a mushroom and lentil filling with a creamy sweet potato and sage topping!

12. Vegetable Veggie Wellington

Vegetable Veggie Wellington

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This one Vegetable Veggie Wellington by Aimee Ryan is admittedly a bit time consuming and a bit clunky, but it’s worth it for that classic Wellington look, with a pink center, surrounded by mushroom pate and a crispy, buttery puff pastry shell.

13. Sweet Potato Chili With Frying Pan Cornbread

Sweet Potato Chili With Frying Pan Cornbread

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Put down those smoothie bowls and cold kombuchas, it’s Vata season. In Ayurveda, Vata Dosha is the element of air and ether and it rules the season of autumn 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 from Claire Ragozzino is pure comfort food and nourishment for the soul this time of year! This vegan four-bean chili takes a healthier approach to this standard combination, using sprouted legumes to increase digestibility and a warming blend 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 from Kristen Genton is amazing. The flavors are on point, the texture on point, the satisfaction on point…everything! Red lentils are cooked in a creamy, tangy sauce that will delight your taste buds and leave you feeling full. Plus, it cooks in just 30 minutes! Such a delicious and filling meal – you must try it!

15. Asian-Inspired Cauliflower Wings

Asian-inspired cauliflower wings

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These Asian-inspired cauliflower wings from Gabrielle St. Claire are effortless, fresh, slightly sweet and slightly spicy, the breadcrumbs hold their own even when baked alone, and the sauce is universal and can be used for a variety of dishes!

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