These are some of my favorite gluten-free and vegan dinners of all time! They’re all super tasty and easy to get on the table. When everyone is asking what’s for dinner and time is short, I have 5 types of simple recipes I turn to: 

  1. One-pot meals

  2. Salads and bowls

  3. Pasta recipes

  4. Soups & stews

  5. Plant-based powerhouses

All these dinner recipes are full of flavor and made for the whole family to enjoy.  Get your meal planners ready – here are 25 of my go-to delicious gluten-free and vegan dinner recipes for this time of the year!

25 Easy Weeknight Gluten-free and Vegan Dinners

One-Pot Meals 

What’s easier than one-pot meals? They’re usually super quick to make, and with only one pot to clean up afterwards, they don’t make a complete mess of your kitchen! These are some of my favorite one-pot gluten-free and vegan dinners specifically for weeknights because they are so simple to make while being full of flavor and nutrition too! 

1. Quick & Easy One-Pot Curried Quinoa & Chickpeas

This is the perfect recipe for when you need a fast nutritious meal.  It comes together in less than 10 minutes, is colorful and is full of flavor! 

curried quinoa and chickpeas recipe

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2. One-Pan Mexican Quinoa and Black Beans

This one-pan vegan meal is quick to pull together, uses mostly pantry ingredients and keeps clean-up a total breeze.  It is loaded with Mexican flavor from the jalapeno, cilantro, lime juice, garlic and red onion.

one pan Mexican beans and quinoa

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3. One-Skillet Baked Butternut Squash Pasta with Sage

This one-skillet dish is perfect for an easy and comforting weeknight meal.  It is light and cozy all at once. This pasta dish is vegan, dairy-free, soy-free, gluten-free, refined sugar-free and nut-free.

One-Skillet Baked Butternut Squash Pasta with Sage

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4. One-Pot Sweet & Spiced Quinoa Lentil Salad

This sweet and savory salad is ready in just 25 minutes and makes enough for leftovers.  This is an excellent meal prep recipe since the salad stores well and can be enjoyed either cold or hot.

One-Pot Curried Quinoa

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Salads and Bowls

These aren’t your usual salads. They are far from plain, boring and unsatisfying. In fact, they might be some of the best salads you have ever eaten! Full of flavor, powerful plant-based ingredients and quick to make too – what could be better for a weeknight dinner? 

5. Avocado Kale Salad with Cashew Ranch Dressing and Crispy Chickpea Croutons

This entirely plant-based recipe makes for a stunning and filling entree salad.  It is savory, satisfying and easy to pull together.  I kept the process simple and streamlined. 

Avocado Kale Salad with Cashew Ranch Dressing and Crispy Chickpea Croutons

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6. Plant Powered Fall Quinoa and Arugula Salad with Apples and Figs

This hearty fall salad recipe is nourishing and is sure to make you feel balanced this time of year when pumpkin spice temptation and treats are everywhere.  This salad is vegan, dairy-free, soy-free, nut-free, refined sugar-free and gluten-free.