Vegan Pantry Meals: 20 Recipes

Use staples already have on hand for these 20 Vegan Pantry Meals! They’re healthy and satisfying plant-based dishes that work well with minimal ingredients. Gluten-free options!

Why I Love Vegan Pantry Meals

Today we’re rounding up some of my most-made recipes from the blog. Coincidentally, they’re all based on pantry staple ingredients that I almost always keep on hand. I love pantry staple meals for a lot of reasons:

  • They tend to be very affordable. Staple proteins in my diet like beans and lentils are super cheap and full of nutrients. They are usually very easy to find in a basic grocery store.
  • Often times, they are flexible recipes. For example, if I’m making a grain bowl but am out of brown rice, farro or quinoa both work well as substitutes.
  • This goes without saying, but may of the ingredients used are shelf-stable. I can keep things on hand for many months (looking at you, canned tomatoes) and just use them when needed.
  • Pantry staple meals are usually very easy to meal prep. You’ll see a few casseroles featured below. They’re perfect for feeding a crowd or storing in your freezer for later.

I hope you enjoy this round up of healthy, delicious pantry meals! Let me know in the comments which recipe you’re thinking of trying first.

30 Minute Vegan Peanut Butter Noodles

Slow Cooker Black Bean Soup

Vegan Slow Cooker Black Bean Soup

Vegan Baked Ziti

Cheesy Chickpea Broccoli Rice Casserole

Pressure Cooker BBQ Lentil Sloppy Joes

bun with purple cabbage and brown lentil sloppy joe for a pantry meal

Sweet Potato Shepherds Pie

vegan pantry meal of black beans covered in orange sweet potatoes

Cajun-Style Vegan Red Beans and Rice

vegan pantry meal with a white bowl of red beans and brown rice

Sweet Potato Spaghetti with Chunky Lentil Sauce

Fluffy Chickpea Pancakes

Chickpea Pancakes

Curried Chickpea Wrap

2 curried chickpea wraps stacked

Korean Kimchi Fried Rice

blue table with two white bowls of kimchi fried rice with a gold fork

One Pan Mexican Pasta Skillet

cast iron skillet with pantry meal of mexican pasta

Creamy Vegan Polenta with Mushrooms and Beans

brown paper bag background with white bowl of yelllow polenta and mushrooms on top

Slow Cooker Chickpea Peanut Stew

white bowl with chickpea stew

Classic Cajun Vegan Jambalaya

vegan pantry meals of jambalaya

Vegan Pot Pie with Chickpeas

vegan pot pie pantry meal

Buffalo Chickpea Salad Sandwich


Vegan Burrito Bowl


Pumpkin Sage Oat Risotto 

Vegan Sweet and Sour Chickpeas

vegan pantry meal of sweet and sour chickpeas