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50+ Easy Vegan Winter Recipes (Healthy!)

These easy vegan Winter recipes are like a cozy blanket on a cold December night! Healthy comfort foods, soup, pasta, salad and desserts that will nourish and warm your body and soul.

 

What are the best vegan meals to eat during Winter?

The most popular warming and comforting vegan meals for Winter are lentil shepherd’s pie, chili, chickpea noodle soup, vegan meatballs, lentil bolognese, vegetable biryani and mushroom tacos.

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Vegan Winter Recipes

For more cozy vegan Winter meals, check out our soul food, slow cooker, casserole, pasta, soup, winter breakfast and winter drinks recipe roundups. For more festive dishes, see our vegan Christmas recipe roundup.

 

Vegan Winter Soup Recipes

1. Vegan Tomato Basil Soup

Vegan Winter Recipes
Photo: The Green Loot

There’s a myth that good soups need to simmer forever. Not this tomato and basil soup! Pureed tomatoes, aromatics, a few spices and some cooked tortellini — a whole comforting meal in under an hour.

 

2. Vegan Chickpea Noodle Soup

Vegan Winter Soup Recipes
Photo: Umami Girl

Chickpea noodle soup? Say it really fast and the non-vegans will think they’re getting that other, more famous noodle soup. After only a bite, they’ll be won over to the vegan side of life.

 

3. Vegan Broccoli “Cheese” Soup

Vegan Winter Recipes
Photo: Veggie Inspired

This isn’t your average broccoli and cheese soup. Nope. It’s also vegan, oil and gluten-free. Besides broccoli, this soup is a showcase for potatoes, squash and spices galore.

 

4. Goulash with Smoked Tofu and Potatoes

Vegan Goulash with Smoked Tofu and Potatoes
Photo: Elephantastic Vegan

Looking for a hearty yet comforting one-pot meal? Potatoes and smoked tofu in a paprika-rich tomato sauce make this goulash a dish that is perfect on a cold winter night.

 

5. Vegan Winter Veggie Soup

Vegan Winter Veggie Soup
Photo: The Cook’s Pyjamas

As far as I’m concerned, barley is an under-utilized ingredient. It has whole grain healthiness and adds extra substance to this winter vegetable soup. So step aside noodles and rice — barley’s come to stay.

 

6. High Protein Lasagna Soup

High Protein Lasagna Soup
Photo: May I Have That Recipe?

Maybe it’s me, but I love the idea of lasagna soup. All of the comforting, familiar flavors of the classic Italian dish delivered to my taste buds in a whole new way. What’s not to like?

 

7. Kale White Bean Soup

Vegan Kale White Bean Soup
Photo: Umami Girl

In a short 45 minutes, you can be sitting down with a bowl of hearty white bean, potato and kale soup. This recipe is so easy and uses ingredients you probably already have in your veggie drawer.

 

8. Vegan White Bean Kale Stew with Squash

Vegan White Bean Kale Stew with Squash
Photo: Fat Free Vegan

Bean stews can take forever to cook. In this recipe, the pressure cooker is the hero, allowing this white bean, winter squash and kale stew to be ready to serve in a little over an hour.

 

9. Vegan Khao Soi Soup

Vegan Winter Soup Recipes
Photo: Lazy Cat Kitchen

Getting to Thailand can be a hassle, so stay home and make a pot of vegan Khao Soi. Those yummy veggies and noodles in an aromatic curry broth will make you feel like a tourist in your own kitchen.

 

10. Vegetable Lasagna Soup

Vegan Vegetable Lasagna Soup
Photo: Edible Perspective

What is the best thing to do with homemade tofu ricotta? Make Vegetable Lasagna Soup, of course. Tofu ricotta is creamy and tangy and is the perfect addition to this tomato and pasta meal.

 

11. Vegan Sausage Potato Beer Cheese Soup

Vegan Sausage Potato Beer Cheese Soup
Photo: This Savory Vegan

Vegan Sausage and Potato Beer Cheese Soup is a winner right out of the gate. Comforting, substantial, full of flavor and most of all, it is quick and easy to make.

 

12. Cream of Mushroom Soup

Vegan Easy Cream of Mushroom Soup
Photo: The Lazy Broccoli

This soup checks all of the boxes — it’s vegan, low-carb and gluten-free. Plus, even the most novice of home cooks can rock this recipe out. Everyone will wonder when you had time to run off to cooking school.

 

13. One-Pot Lentil Swiss Chard Soup

Vegan One-Pot Lentil Swiss Chard Soup
Photo: Thyme and Toast

In under and hour and with seven ingredients and one pot, you can be enjoying a soul-affirming soup for the ages. Lentil and Swiss chard should have hooked up a long time ago.

 

14. One Pot Vegan Soba Noodle Soup

One Pot Vegan Soba Noodle Soup
Photo: The Glowing Fridge

Bok choy, red onion, garlic, broccoli and celery all mingling alongside soba noodles in an Asian-inspired broth. That’s what you can be eating in 40 minutes if you start right now!

 

 

Vegan Winter Pasta Recipes

15. Butternut Squash Pasta with Broccoli and Kale

Vegan Winter Pasta Recipes
Photo: Spinach 4 Breakfast

This pasta has all of the creamy deliciousness of a macaroni and cheese but without the cheese. Instead, the roasted butternut squash is pureed and becomes the sauce. It’s kind of genius, don’t you think?

 

16. Orzo Risotto with Brussels Sprouts

Vegan Orzo Risotto with Brussels Sprouts
Photo: Holy Cow Vegan

Everyone can use another time-saving weeknight recipe. This orzo risotto with Brussels sprouts fits the bill quite nicely. A yummy white pasta sauce makes it creamy and the smiles on everyone’s faces make it dreamy.

 

17. Pumpkin Alfredo Pasta

Vegan Pumpkin Alfredo Pasta
Photo: My Darling Vegan

Tis the season for all things pumpkin — they’re not just for dessert. You’ll give thanks for this Pumpkin Alfredo Pasta as soon as you try it. Decadently creamy and super easy to make.

 

18. Vegan Pumpkin Pasta with Mushrooms

Vegan Pumpkin Pasta with Mushrooms
Happy Kitchen. Rocks

Pumpkins are more than just seasonal décor, folks. They’re super healthy and packed with potassium, carotene and vitamins. When you try out this creamy pumpkin pasta, you’ll feel good about what you’re eating!

 

19. Root Veggies Cannelloni

Vegan Root Veggies Cannelloni
Photo: Cilantro and Citronella

Tired of tofu? Give soy-free vegan cannelloni a try. Gorgeous to look at and packed with tomatoes and root vegetables, it’s a healthy and light entrée pasta dish that your family will remember.

 

20. Butternut Squash Mac N’ Cheese

Vegan Butternut Squash Mac N' Cheese
Photo: She Likes Food

Something magical happens when you roast butternut squash and then blend it with herbs and spices — it turns into the pasta sauce of your dreams. So long, cheese sauce. Butternut squash sauce will do just fine.

 

Vegan Winter Comfort Food Recipes

21. Scalloped Potatoes with Vegan Sausages

Vegan Winter Comfort Food Recipes

There’s nothing more comforting than creamy scalloped potatoes. Layer them with vegan sausages and suddenly you’ve made an easy meal that will satisfy the even the pickiest eaters in the family.

 

22. Spicy Tomato Gnocchi With White Beans and Vegan Sausage

Vegan Spicy Tomato Gnocchi With White Beans and Vegan Sausage
Photo: Plant Based Jane

Gnocchi — the most comforting pasta of them all. Add some vegan sausage, white beans and spinach and you’ve got an instant meal. Your only problem will be what to do with all that time you saved.

 

23. Spanish Potatoes

Vegan Spanish Potatoes
Photo: Natural Comfort Kitchen

This is such a new and interesting way to jazz up your potatoes. Saffron-laced yellow potatoes roasted with a paste of garlic, almonds and fried bread. So flavorful and completely unique.

 

24. Vegan “Chicken” and Dumplings

Vegan "Chicken" and Dumplings
Photo: Rabbit and Wolves

I did a double take when I saw this recipe. Vegan chicken and dumplings? The ultimate home-style comfort has gone vegan? Oh it sure did and it’s not looking back.

 

25. Vegan “Clam” Chowder

Vegan "Clam" Chowder
Photo: Vegan Huggs

Clam-less clam chowder? Oh yes you can! One sip of this creamy, rich chowder packed with veggies and sea-side flavors and you’ll be a believer, too. Don’t forget the crackers!

 

26. Chipotle Bourbon Pumpkin Chili

Chipotle Bourbon Pumpkin Chili
Photo: The Endless Meal

One taste of this seasonally delicious Chipotle Bourbon Pumpkin Chili and you’ll realize what a symphony of flavors tastes like. Smokey meets earthy sweet meets hearty. This recipe is a keeper for sure.

 

27. Vegan Orzo Chili

Vegan Winter Comfort Food Recipes
Photo: This Savory Vegan

The chili goodness that you know — tomatoes, peppers, beans and spices — but with the added feature of orzo pasta? You’ve got my attention. Now I just need to find a spoon!

 

28. Potato Corn Chowder

Vegan Potato Corn Chowder
Photo: Where You Get Your Protein

Wondering how you’ll stay warm this wintertime? How about making a big ole pot of potato and corn chowder? It’s dairy-free, vegan and will warm your insides through and through.

 

29. Vegan Japanese Curry

Vegan Japanese Curry
Photo: Cilantro and Citronella

Sure you love curry, but have you ever had a Japanese curry? Less spicy and a little sweeter than their Indian and Thai counterparts, they are an ideal vehicle for veggies of all types.

 

30. Creamy Vegan French Lentils

Creamy Vegan French Lentils
Photo: The First Mess

Creamy French lentils, mushrooms and kale stewed together with a little white wine and fresh thyme makes umami magic. Add a crispy piece of toast and you’ve got a ticket to culinary ecstasy.

 

31. One-Pot Thai Red Curry

Vegan One-Pot Thai Red Curry
Photo: Making Thyme For Health

I don’t know about you, but I fell in love with red curry the first time I tried it. Red curry paste and coconut milk equals a flavor extravaganza. Add some wholesome veggies and you are in business!

 

32. Spicy Potato and Green Peas Curry (Aloo Matar)

Vegan Spicy Potato and Green Peas Curry (Aloo Matar)
Photo: Cook with Manali

Let’s celebrate the Indian-inspired recipes that give the world some of the most flavorful food ever. This version of Aloo Matar — a potato and green pea curry — has just the right amount of spice.

 

33. Portobello Mushroom Stew

Vegan Portobello Mushroom Stew
Photo: Connoisseurus Veg

I’m willing to bet that if you set a bowl of this Portobello mushroom stew in front of a non-vegan, they would devour the whole thing before they realized it didn’t have any beef in it.

 

Vegan Winter Salad Recipes

34. Kale and Quinoa Salad with Apples

Vegan Winter Salad Recipes
Photo: Feasting At Home

 

35. Kale Apple Pomegranate Salad

Kale Apple Pomegranate Salad
Photo: Nyssa’s Kitchen

 

36. Warm Roasted Potato Lentil Salad

Vegan Winter Salad Recipes
Photo: Short Girl Tall Order

 

37. Roasted Veggie Orzo Salad

Roasted Veggie Orzo Salad
Photo: Cooking for Peanuts

 

38. Creamy Broccoli Salad

Creamy Broccoli Salad
Photo: Okonomi Kitchen

 

39. Warm Brussels Sprout and Lentil Salad

Warm Brussels Sprout and Lentil Salad
Photo: Cooking for Peanuts

 

40. Beet and Citrus Salad

Beet and Citrus Salad
Photo: Heal Me Delicious

 

41. Vegan Waldorf Salad

Vegan Waldorf Salad
Photo: Crowded Kitchen

 

Vegan Winter Dessert Recipes

42. Baked Cinnamon Apples

Vegan Winter Dessert Recipes
Photo: Orchids and Sweet Tea

 

43. Vegan Apple Pudding

Vegan Apple Pudding
Photo: Domestic Gothess

 

44. Pear Crisp

Vegan Winter Dessert Recipes
Photo: Ambitious Kitchen

 

45. Vegan Carrot Cake

Vegan Carrot Cake
Photo: Chocolate Covered Katie

 

46. Pumpkin Cheesecake

Pumpkin Cheesecake
Photo: Karissa’s vegan Kitchen

 

47. Sticky Orange Cake

Sticky Orange Cake
Photo: The Veg Space

 

48. Baked Pears

Baked Pears
Photo: Short Girl Tall Order

 

49. Orange Knot Buns

Orange Knot Buns
Photo: My Vegan Minimalist

 

50. Hot Fudge Pudding Cake

Hot Fudge Pudding Cake
Photo: Make It Dairy-Free

 

51. Mint Brownies

Mint Brownies
Photo: Emilie Eats

 

 

Vegan Winter Recipes FAQ

What vegan meals I cook on a cold winter’s day?

When snow is falling and the days are shorter, some comforting vegan dishes to cook are soups and stews, chili, hearty casseroles, and pasta dishes with your favorite sauces and toppings. Try a recipe like vegan “chicken” noodle soup, three bean chili, shepherd’s pie, or baked macaroni and cheese.

What vegetables and fruits are in season during winter?

Seasonal produce for the Winter includes pumpkin, sweet potatoes, winter squash, swiss chard, apples, citrus fruits, cabbage, kale…etc.

What vegan foods should you eat when you have a cold?

If you’re fighting a cold, the best food to eat are veggie soups, ginger, antioxidants-rich fruits, like berries, garlic and hot herbal teas.

 

 

What are your favorite warming Vegan Winter Recipes?

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warming vegan Winter recipes

50+ Easy Vegan Winter Recipes (Healthy!)

These easy vegan Winter recipes are like a cozy blanket on a cold December night! Healthy comfort foods, soup, pasta, salad and desserts that will nourish and warm your body and soul.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 350kcal
Author: Mira M.

Ingredients

  • smoke tofu
  • broccoli
  • vegan cheese sauce
  • paprika powder

Instructions

  • Choose your favorite vegan Winter dish from the list.
  • Click on the name to get to the recipe.
  • Happy cooking!

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Nutrition

Calories: 350kcal
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