These 75 vegan pantry staple recipes are fantastic foundations for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert! Made with plant based ingredients to stock and store up on. You likely likely have most of these ingredients on hand already, so a few simple additions make these wonderful pantry meals easy week day wins.
I love the convenience, versatility, and unlimited meal combination I get when I cook with pantry staple ingredients. These recipes use almost all ingredients you would have in your dry pantry or cupboards – most of which you probably have on hand. Keeping a well-stocked pantry makes it easy to come up with delicious and healthy meals using a few staples you can rotate. I made a list of my Top 125 Plant-Based Pantry Staple Ingredients that always keep stocked. And you can check out all my favorite pantry staple ingredients in my Amazon shop here. By stocking up on healthy whole ingredients you can cook delicious recipes without a trip to the store!
Pantry Staple Breakfast Recipes
These simple and quick breakfasts are great recipes to keep in your repertoire! I love meal prepping a big batch of muffins or a few jars of overnight oats for quick on-the-go breakfasts. And I love slow foods like pancakes and waffles on the weekends – they feel like a treat, but couldn’t be easier to make!
Vegan Belgian Waffles
This Vegan Belgian Waffles Recipe is a healthy, simple, easy way to rise & shine: perfect crispy and fluffy waffles in minutes! This waffles are great to serve with a fresh berry compote, your favorite syrup or jam, or butter and powdered sugar. This recipe is a simple pantry staple breakfast that everyone will want seconds of!
Vegan Eggs Benedict recipe is a healthy plant based brunch recipe to impress your brunch guests! Great special occasion breakfast: perfect for a vegan mothers day brunch. A crowd-pleaser breakfast recipe that everyone at the table will love. Or make a tofu benedict sandwich bar, totally customizable so everyone can make their perfect benny sandwich.
These amazing savory Chickpea Flour Muffins / Frittatas are a great high protein vegan breakfast recipe, loaded with veggies, and have a flaky delicious texture. A great crowd-pleaser brunch recipe, and can be filled with your favorite veggies that you have on hand. Vegan, gluten free, and SO irresistible.
These vegan apple mango overnight oats are a bright and healthy breakfast! Made with dairy-free yogurt and almond milk, fresh fruit, and healthy whole grains- easy to make ahead, meal prep, or batch cook ahead of time.
This vegan oat bread recipe is a healthy quick baking bread ready in about an hour, made with whole oats, flaxseeds, and flour. This bread bakes quickly and is egg free and dairy free - and made with delicious healthy ingredients!
These Dairy Free Blueberry Muffins are straight out of the oven: heavenly, warm, and sweet. Made with fresh berries and a cinnamon sugar topping. Easy to make, with both vegan and gluten free options. These farmhouse muffins will be loved by everyone at your table!
A fantastic breakfast or brunch the whole family will love.
These vegan huevos rancheros with tofu are a high protein plant based take on the classic Mexican breakfast: tofu scramble, beans, & veggies! Serve with your favorite salsa, warm tortillas, and a breakfast margarita... because you deserve it! 🙂
This tofu hollandaise sauce is a 5 minute blender recipe perfect for your weekend benny or fresh roasted vegetables: vegan, gluten free, high protein! This sauce is made with fresh lemon juice and garlic for a kick, and pantry staple spices to give it a little kick. This sauce is so simple and delicious, you'll want to top all your brunch favorites with this hollandaise!
Eat chickpeas for breakfast with this amazing chickpea breakfast sandwich recipe! This vegan bagel sandwich is high protein, and loaded with flavor. Enjoy with some sliced fruit or fresh squeezed orange juice, and start your day with this hearty and satisfying breakfast.
These Tomato Basil Chickpea Muffins are a healthy vegan and gluten free breakfast or brunch recipe. These savory muffins are healthy and satisfying. Perfect for meal prepping breakfast or making ahead for the week. These muffins are great to take on-the-go or bring to school or the office.
This vegan tofu cream cheese recipe is loaded with flavor from fresh garlic and herbs! Healthy, vegan, gluten free, and can be made oil free. Great for spreading on a homemade sourdough bagel, on an English muffin, or as the base of a party dip.
This oat milk chai latte recipe is the perfect warming drink! Hot spiced chai tea, naturally sweetened, with steamed oat milk is vegan, dairy free and SO cozy! Great for breakfast or for a afternoon tea break, enjoy with some cookies or biscuits and unwind.
These Apple Cinnamon Muffins with Applesauce are the perfect warm fall or winter breakfast, are vegan, dairy free and egg free! Made 100% with pantry staple ingredients that you likely already have in your cupboards. A healthy and delicious breakfast is ready in about 30 minutes.
As you know, I am a major meal prepper, especially with lunches! I batch cook on the weekends, and divide lunches into individual portions for the week. That way, we have ready-made meals that we can grab, heat, and eat. Lunches are especially great to make with vegan pantry ingredients: pastas, beans, and rice all lend them selves to endless combinations in soups and salads. The below recipes are a few of our ultimate vegan pantry staple recipes for lunch!
Mason Jar Ramen Noodle Soup (Vegan, Low Sodium, Gluten-Free)
This healthy ramen soup is an easy and satisfying lunch! Better and more flavorful than Instant Ramen, this soup will fill you up with healthy vegetables without the salt.
This turmeric tofu salad sandwich is a healthy protein packed vegan egg salad - made with healthy spices, homemade bread, and veggies! A great meal prep lunch to enjoy for many meals throughout the week.
These crispy tahini tofu wraps are a fresh, vibrant, and high protein lunch or dinner! Made with delicious crispy baked tofu, fresh chopped vegetables, and creamy hummus. These wraps are vegan, gluten free, vegetarian, and SO delicious!
This red lentil ginger soup is flavorful and made with good-for-you ingredients like onions, carrots, ginger, turmeric, and tomatoes. This healthy gluten free and oil free soup recipe is a great light lunch or dinner. Grab a side salad and some crusty bread to make this a complete meal.
This Greek chickpea soup is a fantastic and hearty recipe for leftover rice- bright, fresh, dairy free, and dairy free! This soup is loaded with fresh vegetables, leftover rice, and canned chickpeas. A great clean out the fridge recipe.
This Whole30 Vegan split pea soup recipe has butternut squash, pantry staple split peas, hearty vegetables, and warm spices. It's a great light meal prep soup recipe to make for lunch or dinner, and can be made in the Instant Pot, Slow Cooker, or stove top!
This creamy chickpea olive salad sandwich combines high protein chickpeas, briny olives, and vegetables in a hearty and satisfying lunch recipe. Vegan, vegetarian, and dairy free! Enjoy as a lunch, snack, or even as a dip for crudite.
Creamy Sesame Tahini Ramen noodles are an easy way to jazz up your ramen! This creamy sesame ramen bowl has lime juice, chili, and spices. Adding a few simple ingredients to a packet of ramen will make this your favorte ramen noodle hack ever.
This tofu soup with noodles recipe is healthy and high protein, and a perfect vegan comfort food recipe for fall or winter! The perfect light lunch or dinner recipe, serve with a slice of thick crusty bread and a salad.
This creamy vegan peanut noodles recipe is ready in about 15 minutes, and makes a fresh and healthy light lunch or dinner! Green onions and kale or spinach give this dish crunch, and the creamy peanut sauce makes these noodles totally lush.
This lemony white bean soup is bright and flavorful, with fresh vegetables and hearty white beans in a light & herby lemon broth. A perfect fall or winter lunch or dinner to meal prep. Serve with a side of crusty bread and a warm arugula salad for the perfect simple meal.
This vegan chickpea noodle soup recipe is a high-protein bowl of comfort food! Great for meal prep, batch cooking, or making ahead. This hearty soup makes a great lunch or a light dinner! Serve with a salad and a slice of thick crusty sourdough for a fantastic and healthy meal.
Costco Tuscan Bean and Barley Salad
This Costco copycat Tuscan Bean Salad is a delicious take on the store-bought salad! Fresh herbs and a pesto dressing lighten this salad into something special. This salad is bright, fresh, and vegan - a perfect summer salad for your next party, potluck, or BBQ.
This lentil pasta fagioli recipe is a tasty & high pritein soup for lunch or dinner. Great to meal prep or batch cook and enjoy all week! Top with an extra drizzle of olive oil and serve with a side of crusty bread for an a filling lunch anytime.
A lot of pantry staple meals are fantastic and simple recipe to make ahead – since they aren’t loaded with fresh produce that can wilt or spoil in the fridge. Great for a busy weeknight, for entertaining, or just for those nights when you don’t feel like cooking. I like to meal prep one a few batches ahead of time, and freeze some for later (beans and soups freeze particularly well!). Having ready cooked meals in the fridge or freezer is a great way to enjoy home cooked meals when you don’t have time in the kitchen. Freezing ingredients is also a great way to use up food that may be expiring soon. Check out all my make ahead meals on The Herbeevore for some inspo to help you prep, keep, heat, and heat!
Pantry Staple Dinner Recipes
Dinners around here are always built around some staples: we love curries over rice, saucy pastas, and chilis loaded with beans. Getting plant-based protein in at dinner time can be easy with some of these great pantry recipes. One thing that has been especially life-changing for me (not exaggerating at all 🙂 ) is finding out that shelf-stabile tofu exists. I have bought cases and cases of this tofu and it is my favorite for making creamy sauces, crispy baked tofu, and adding to pastas to make them heartier. The following vegan pantry staple dinner recipes are tried & true classics on our homestead!
Bang Bang Tofu
Bang Bang Tofu in the Air Fryer is sweet, spicy, and loaded with flavor! A great vegan, dairy free, high protein dinner that is ready in 30 minutes.
White Wine Mushroom Sauce Pasta is a bright and flavorful dinner loaded with sauteed garlic and mushrooms in a white wine sauce (no cream)! This light pasta dinner is fancy enough for a date night meal, and is packed with flavor. Serve with a nice glass of your favorite white and some fresh oven baked garlic bread for a complete dinner you'll love!
This chickpea shawarma pita recipe is a perfectly spiced high protein lunch or dinner. Top with vegan tzatziki, tabbouleh, and your favorite veggies! This is a simple dinner that is ready in about 30 minutes, a easy and healthy weeknight meal.
Tofu Mac and Cheese (Vegan, GF)
This tofu mac and cheese recipe is a creamy vegan pasta with a thick and flavorful sauce made from silken tofu and roasted vegetables. A high protein low calorie mac and cheese recipe that is plant based, vegetarian, dairy free, and SO yummy!
This vegan butter tofu recipe is a creamy Indian dish made dairy free and plant based, with high protein tofu and bright fresh spices. We love serving this butter tofu recipe over rice or with a side of garlic naan bread. This dairy free butter tofu recipe (or tofu makhani) is an absolutely delicious vegetarian Indian dinner recipe we give a 10/10!
These sticky garlic noodles with tofu are a healthy high protein vegan dinner! Crispy tofu, rice noodles, and a sticky sweet garlic sauce make the perfect meal. This recipe is super versatile, and can be made with any of your favorite veggies that you have on hand.
This vegan garlic herb pizza dough recipe is a simple and quick base for any of your favorite pizza sauces and toppings! Made with crushed garlic, Italian herbs, and flour, this dough is great for pizzas, calzones, or just to bake up as breadsticks.
This Thai basil pesto ramen noodle soup is a great way to add flavor and extra vegetables to a packet of ramen - this ramen noodle hack is a fantastic and fresh lunch or dinner. Ready in 15 minutes, this pesto ramen is easy to make, vegan, and gluten free!
This nut free vegan pumpkin seed pesto is a bright and fresh sauce made with basil, pepitas, garlic, and olive oil. Great for pastas, toast, and risotto! A fantastic flavorful addition to any meal - this healthy no cook pesto sauce is ready in just 10 minutes in your blender or food processor!
Say aloha to these Hawaiian BBQ Tofu Bowls! This vegan sheet pan dinner is bursting with flavor from roasted pineapple, peppers, onion, and zucchini in a flavorful pineapple BBQ sauce! Toss with crispy tofu for a protein packed meal with delicious tropical taste.
Creamy Tomato Dairy Free Pasta Sauce
This creamy tomato dairy free pasta sauce is a great high protein sauce for pastas, risottos, or pizza. Made with roasted tomatoes, spices, and a secret ingredient for creaminess. Nut free and dairy free, this creamy vegan tomato sauce without cashews is loaded with flavor and nutrition.
This white wine tomato sauce recipe is healthy, bright, fresh, and loaded with flavor (without the salt)! This dish features no salt added tomatoes, white wine, garlic, and olive oil for a simple and fresh burst of flavor in any dish.
This tofu shawarma recipe is a perfectly spiced high protein lunch or dinner. Top with vegan tzatziki, tabbouleh, and your favorite veggies! This is a simple dinner that is ready in about 30 minutes, a easy and healthy weeknight meal.
This high protein vegan tofu Bolognese pasta sauce recipe is packed with flavor without the meat! With aromatic garlic, fresh basil, and creamy olive oil, you won't miss the meat in this hearty pasta sauce.
This vegan potato pea curry aloo matar can be made in the Instant Pot or stove top (directions for both below)! A rich potato and pea curry in creamy tomato sauce. A fantastic simple vegetarian instant pot meal made with healthy good-for-you ingredients and spices. Great to serve over rice or with a side of homemade garlic naan bread.
This high protein lasagna soup is totally plant-based but is loaded with healthy and satisfying ingredients. Made with fresh vegetables, lasagna noodles, and some pantry staple proteins this lasagna soup is a creamy and comforting dish for lunch or dinner.
Peanut butter ramen noodles are an easy way to jazz up your ramen! Peanuts, lime juice, and spices will level up your ramen game. Adding a few simple ingredients to a packet of ramen will make this your favorte ramen noodle hack ever. Vegan and gluten free options too!
One Pot Coconut Curry Tofu
This simple one pot coconut curry tofu and vegetables is a bright, fresh, and flavorful dinner! A high protein vegan easy weeknight meal. Serve with some homemade sourdough naan, some freshly steamed rice, and sprinkle with a touch of fresh cilantro and sriracha.
This vegan Chicken and Dumpling Soup is the coziest bowl of plant-based comfort food! Rich, thick, hearty, herby, and can be made gluten free. Serve with a fresh side salad and curl up next to the fire to enjoy this great cold weather recipe.
Spicy Garlic Noodles
These spicy garlic noodles are FULL of flavor, vegetables, garlic, and spices. A 15-minute quick and easy lunch or dinner. A great recipe to make when you don't have a lot of time in the kitchen, and easy to double the recipe to meal prep for the week!
Desserts with Pantry Ingredients
As I started to bake more over the last year, I loved being able to build fun new recipes and treat with ingredients I already had stored in my cupboards. It’s amazing how some simple flour, sugar, and oats can turn into chewy delicious cookies… or how simple rice crispy treats are if you have plant based marshmallows. These treats are a few of my favorites over the past year!
Triple Chocolate Rice Crispy Treats
These triple chocolate rice crispy treats are a healthy snack made with One Degree Organics brown rice cereal, cacao powder, coconut oil, plant based marshmallows, and dark chocolate chips! A triple chocolate treat loaded with antioxidants, fiber, and no refined sugar - this is one healthy summer snack you can feel good about eating.
This salted oat milk hot chocolate is a warm and decadent dairy free treat! A great afternoon snack or non dairy chocolate drink. This recipe comes together with raw cacao, sea salt, quick oats, vanilla and a blender for the perfect sweet and salty treat in about 5 minutes.
This vegan coconut milk buttercream icing is totally plant-based, great to top any cake or dessert! A light and creamy vegan buttercream icing. Instead of making a traditional buttercream with real butter, I used coconut milk which has a great consistency.
I totally went all-in on the sourdough craze last year. I made my sourdough starter the first day we were at home (his name is Joe Don Baker) and have had so much fun baking my way through the past year with it. It’s been a year and a half, and he is still going strong! Here are some of my favorite and most popular sourdough recipes that I’ve been making on repeat.
Here are a few of my sourdough essential must-haves! They make sourdough baking easy, especially lazy overnight rise loaves! I use my silicon baking mat to roll out and knead dough, and the bamboo baskets to form perfect designs on the lop of my loaves. Here are a few essentials to get you started on your sourdough journey, and if you have any questions, make sure to check out my 7 Day Guide to Vegan Sourdough Starter Here!
This sourdough garlic bread in the oven is made with fresh crusty sliced sourdough, fresh garlic, spices, and olive oil for the perfect side dish! This bread is ready in less than 10 minutes, and made with pantry staple ingredients for a great side for pasta night. Vegan, dairy free, and can be made gluten free by using GF bread.
These vegan sourdough pancakes are light, fluffy, & made with sourdough starter discard. This family friendly breakfast is great for weekend brunch! Simple, pantry staple friendly, and SO delish - these pancakes are vegan, egg free, and dairy free.
This vegan sourdough focaccia recipe is made with flour, olive oil, and sourdough starter discard. Easy no knead sheet pan bread that is ready with an overnight rise. I love how simple and easy this sourdough bread comes together - great for sandwiches, to serve with soup, or just a snack!
Sourdough pretzel buns are an easy sourdough discard recipe: no knead and overnight rise - great for sliders, sandwiches, or burgers! These vegan pretzel rolls are great for your next BBQ or brunch, everyone will want seconds!
Simple homemade pumpkin seed bread with sourdough starter is fun and easy to make at home from your sourdough starter! Warm, crusty, and great for breakfast or brunch.
Vegan Sourdough English Muffins
These vegan sourdough English Muffins are simple and easy, loaded with nooks and crannies! Make the night before, and bake the next day. These make a fantastic base for a breakfast sandwich, great toasted with jam & cream cheese, or fantastic eaten plain with any spread you like! Egg free, dairy free, and vegan.
This vegan sourdough naan recipe is made with sourdough discard and is so easy to make! Cooks in 2 minutes. Vegan, dairy free, egg, free! This simple sourdough discard flatbread is fantastic alongside curries, soups, and stews. You can even use this garlic naan flatbread as a pizza crust.
These vegan croutons are so simple and loaded with flavor! Great on salads, soups, or just eaten by the handful (no judgement)! A healthy vegan crouton recipe that's oven baked in your favorite spices.
Sourdough starter pizza dough recipe is a great way to use castoff or discard sourdough starter! Mix with flour, yeast, and herbs to make a crispy delicious homemade pizza crust! Vegan, Vegetarian, egg free, and dairy free!
A Few Meal Prep Products That Make Life SO Much Easier!
As a meal prepper and planner, I rely on having durable reliable equipment in my kitchen to make my life easier. Airtight food storage containers and mason jars are great ways to keep food fresh longer. I also love my Instant Pot (I swear by it!) for prepping healthy and simple meals in no time! Here are a few of my favorite products that I use almost everyday! You can also browse a list of some of my favorite products that help me meal prep and organize for the week!
As always, if you make any of these vegan and vegetarian pantry staple recipes, be sure to leave me a comment, rate this recipe, and tag me on Instagram so I can feature you. I love seeing all your photos of my recipe recreations!