85 Best Vegan Recipes

With everything from creamy pastas to burgers and beyond, these 85 vegan recipes will get you excited to cook (and eat!) plant-based meals at home.

Most days in our house, Jack and I eat vegan recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Of course, there are exceptions, but the food I most enjoy cooking and eating often happens to be plant-based. I love putting vegetables at the center my plate – not only is it good for my health and for the world, but it’s also downright delicious. To kick off the New Year, I’ve rounded up my top 85 easy vegan recipes. This list includes everything from hearty vegan dinner recipes (think creamy pastas, veggie burgers, tacos, etc.) to vegan basics that can serve as…

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Easy Baked Ziti

I turn to this easy baked ziti recipe anytime I'm serving a crowd. Filled with creamy ricotta, tomato sauce, and fresh spinach, it's comfort food at its best.

Baked ziti is a dish that has a special place in both Jack’s heart and mine. Growing up, I ate it at all sorts of gatherings – graduation parties, holidays, and more – and Jack’s mom makes it every year on Christmas Eve. With the holidays right around the corner, I thought now would be the perfect time to share my baked ziti recipe. Easy to make and perfect for serving a crowd, it’s the recipe I turn to whenever we’re hosting family or friends, one we’ve made and loved time and time again. Whether you serve it at a…

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How to Cook Couscous

Welcome to couscous 101! Learn what it is, how to cook it, and how to serve it. Delicious and easy to make, it'll become a staple in your kitchen!

Couscous! I’m sure you’ve heard of it, but you might be wondering, “What is it, exactly?” Though it might seem like one, couscous is not actually a grain, but a tiny North African pasta! It’s a fantastic staple to keep on hand in your kitchen – it cooks in under 10 minutes, and you can use it in anything from salads to bowls to simple side dishes. How to Cook Couscous How you cook couscous will depend on what type of couscous you buy. In grocery stores, you will most often find these two varieties: Pearl or Israeli couscous: It’s easy to…

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Homemade Mac and Cheese

This creamy homemade mac and cheese recipe uses under 10 ingredients, so it's super easy to make. I add dollops of pesto and peas to brighten it up.

As I was planning what to post this fall, I realized that I’d never shared an easy, homemade mac and cheese recipe. Growing up, my sister and I devoured mac and cheese out of the box. And though that too-yellow, powdered variety of mac and cheese is now a thing of the past for me, I still enjoy a good homemade mac and cheese on occasion. It was high time I shared a recipe here. Luckily for me, the Two Peas & Their Pod Cookbook just came out. I’ve been friends with Maria of Two Peas and Their Pod for years so…

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50 Easy Dinner Ideas

On busy nights, it pays to have a few easy dinner ideas up your sleeve. Here are my go-to strategies for getting a healthy dinner on the table in no time.

Do you ever have nights when you just can’t seem to think of any easy dinner ideas? When you feel like you’ve rotated through all your standbys, and nothing sounds good? If you do, you’re in the right place. Below, you’ll find over 50 healthy dinner ideas that are perfect for busy weeknights. All of these dinner recipes are quick and easy to make, but still full of flavor. They’re ones we’ve enjoyed time and time again, even on nights when we’re tired, crunched for time, or not in the mood to cook. But before we get to the recipes,…

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How to Make Zucchini Noodles

Learn how to make zucchini noodles in 5 different shapes! Healthy, easy & fun, they're the best way to add extra veggies to pasta salad, lasagna & more.

Nowadays, spiralized zucchini noodles are easy to find at the store, but they’re so much better when freshly cut. Curly & long, they seem like a natural pasta substitute, but let me tell you – these fresh, vibrant veggie noodles can do so much more than sub in for spaghetti! I add them to soups, salads & pasta salads, and even layer them into lasagna. They may seem intimidating to make at home, but with the right tools (spoiler alert: a spiralizer isn’t always necessary!), it’s easy. Plus, making your own zucchini noodles is cheaper than buying them at the store,…

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35 Best Zucchini Recipes

Not sure what to do with your garden full of zucchini? These 35 zucchini recipes include dinners, desserts & more. You're sure to find one you'll love!

Now that we’re well into zucchini season, I thought I’d share my all-time favorite zucchini recipes! Zucchini is perhaps the most versatile vegetable – I love it for zucchini bread, zucchini pizza, zucchini pasta, stuffed zucchini & more. This week, I looked at my market haul of summer squash and asked, “What next?”. I’m sharing this round up today in case you, too, are looking for some new zucchini recipes. And if any of you have favorite zucchini recipes to recommend, let me know in the comments! Zucchini Appetizers Kick off your next dinner party with a summer squash starter!…

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Linguine with Lemon & Tomatoes

With a punch of savory flavor from roasted tomatoes, this simple, yet elevated, linguine pasta recipe is perfect for late summer evenings.

So, you roasted a bunch of tomatoes after Monday’s post. Now what do you do with them? Make linguine pasta, of course! This linguine recipe has been one of our favorite dinners this summer. Along with finely diced roasted lemon, the tomatoes infuse the tangles of linguine noodles with rich, savory flavor. These little guys pack such a punch that all you need is a little cheese, a handful of herbs, and a drizzle of olive oil to perfect this simple, yet elevated, linguine recipe. If you roast the tomatoes ahead of time, this one is super easy to toss together. So pour…

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Easy Pasta Salad

This fresh, easy pasta salad recipe comes together in under 30 minutes! Tossed in a tangy vinaigrette & filled with veggies, it's a sure cookout hit.

Today’s recipe is a picnic-perfect pasta salad! Every cookout needs a great pasta salad, and this is the one that I’ll be making all summer long. It comes together in no time, it’s full of fresh ingredients, and it packs a flavorful punch. I took extra care to make sure that all of this week’s recipes are not just easy, but also easy to make in advance… because I totally get that you don’t want to be futzing with your salad when you could be spending time outside with your friends. Note: if you do decide to make this in…

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Creamy Pasta Pomodoro

This healthy & hearty pasta pomodoro will become your go-to weeknight dinner! The creamy sauce is bursting with tangy tomato flavor.

Is there anything better than creamy pasta? How about creamy tomato pasta! I’m so excited about this pasta pomodoro recipe because it is basically everything I want to eat for dinner any night of the week. Big, hearty rigatoni noodles are coated in a tangy, luscious creamy tomato sauce. Plus, it’s a healthy bowl of pasta because there are quite a few yummy sautéed vegetables mixed in here as well. This post is in partnership with Mutti Tomatoes, Italy’s #1 tomato brand, which is perfect timing because we are really craving summer food over here… even though it’s only April and…

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Sun Dried Tomato Pasta with Kale

Fennel, sage, and white wine are an A+ flavor combination in this sun dried tomato pasta. You'll love this hearty, comforting, and easy dish!

Happy December! Today we’re celebrating with this bright red & green sun dried tomato pasta. I have a confession to make. I’m really terrible at decorating for the holidays. Some years it happens, others it doesn’t… and then some years we end up with a Valentine’s Day tree because we lose track of time and the work of taking down decorations is far less fun than putting them up. So here’s my version of holiday greenery for you – sun dried tomato pasta! It’s, of course, edible, and the clean up is minimal. 🙂 Aside from boiling the pasta, this…

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Hello, we're Jeanine and Jack.

We love to eat, travel, cook, and eat some more! We create & photograph vegetarian recipes from our home in Chicago, while our shiba pups eat the kale stems that fall on the kitchen floor.