48 Easy Winter Vegan Meals

48 easy winter vegan meals

Brrrrr! It's freezing out there. Every morning for the last week I've looked outside to a world coating white with a layer of frost and boy is it chilly. I think we have gotten used to mild winters the last few years, but this year is definitely going to be a cold one.

It's time to wrap up and it's time to change our kitchen habits too. While I'm the first to say that salads are great all year round, it's definitely time to start making soups, stews and savoury bakes.

With that in mind, I wanted to share 48 winter vegan meals that are easy to make and will take you through the winter without getting bored.

Recipes run from left to right.
48 easy winter vegan meals including chilli and tagine recipes

Easy Winter Vegan Meals

48 easy winter vegan meals including warming dal and curry recipes


Soups are easy to make and great for lunch and dinner through the winter. They are also the perfect way to top up your vitamins and minerals, as well as using any vegetables languishing at the bottom of your vegetable or salad drawer.

1. Tuscan Bean Veggie Soup - Amuse Your Bouche
2. Leek and Potato Soup - Contendedness Cooking
3. Fridge Vegetable Soup - Tinned Tomatoes
4. Yellow Split Pea Soup - Tinned Tomatoes
5. Carrot and Coriander Soup - Wallflower Kitchen
6. Maple Roasted Parsnip and Celeriac Soup - Wallflower Kitchen
7. Fat Free Pea and Lettuce Soup - Fuss Free Flavours
8. Spiced Carrot, Lentil and Spinach Soup - Tinned Tomatoes
9. Tuscan Bean and Veggie Soup - Amuse Your Bouche


There's nothing better than a comforting stew to warm up the cockles of your heart on a cold day. This collection of stews would be perfect served with mashed potatoes and extra vegetables.

10. Vegan Sausage Birra - Tinned Tomatoes
11. Butternut Squash Red Lentil Stew - Amuse Your Bouche
13. Bangers and Borlotti Bean Stew - The Veg Space
15. Chestnut Mushroom Bourguignon - The Veg Space
16. Rustic Greek Beans - Tinned Tomatoes
17. Cashew Spinach Cannellini Bean Stew - Contendedness Cooking
18. Kale and Ale Slow Cooker Stew - Veggie Desserts

Curry and Dal

Oh I love a bit of spice. Do you? It fair tingles the taste buds and it's just what you need if you have a cold. I have heard it said that spices are good for weight loss too. Apparently they speed up the metabolism. 

19. Aubergine and Red Pepper Curry - Wallflower Kitchen
21. Creamy Curried Kale and Chickpeas - Fat Free Vegan
23. Aubergine and Onion Masala - Tinned Tomatoes
24. Curried Rice and Red Lentils - Kalyns Kitchen
25. Mango Curry with Black Rice - Vegan Heaven

Chilli & Tagine

I love a bowl of chilli and we make it regularly. I am a bit of a wuss, so it's never burn your mouth hot, but it's always super tasty. I like it with rice but my husband and wee boy love it in a flour tortilla wrap with dairy free creme fraiche, salad leaves and grated vegan cheddar. I always think tagines are similar to chilli with there spicing, so I have included them in this category.

28. Three Bean Sweet Potato Chili - A Virtual Vegan
29. Sweet Potato and Kale Chili - Wallflower Kitchen
31. Mega Veggie Vegan Chili - Fat Free Vegan
32. Chipotle and Black Bean Chilli - The Veg Space
33. 3 Bean Chocolate Chilli - Tinned Tomatoes
35. Kidney Bean and Sweet Potato Chilli - Amuse Your Bouche


Pies come in lots of lovely shapes and sizes with a huge variety of fillings. Some come in shortcrust, filo or puff pastry, while others are more free-form and topped with mashed potato. Whichever shape or size they come in, they are truly the ultimate comfort food on cold winter nights.

37. Veg Box Red Lentil Shepherd's Pie - Tinned Tomatoes
38. Scottish Vegan Cottage Pie - Tinned Tomatoes
39. Cheesey Vegetable Puff Pie - Tinned Tomatoes

Savoury Bakes

I love this style of dinner, just throw all the ingredients in a roasting pan, casserole dish or tray and walk away. You soon have a meal good enough to feed to royalty. Yeah baby!

44. Easy Baked Beans with Turmeric - Veggie Desserts
46. Vegan Bolognese Pasta Bake - A Virtual Vegan

I hope that has given you plenty of inspiration for the months ahead. Thanks to everyone who contributed.

If you are planning a vegan Christmas check out my Veggie Christmas page.

Indulgent Vegan Chocolate Cake with Coconut Whipped Cream

An indulgent chocolate cake filled with chocolate buttercream and topped with whipped coconut cream and raspberries. Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

Winter is the time for indulgence and this vegan chocolate cake definitely hits the mark. It is my go-to chocolate cake recipe you may have seen Cooper baking as his first day of school chocolate cake. The only difference is I've veganised it. It's about time, I hear my husband mutter.

It's vegan but you would never know it. This cake is rich with a heavy hit of chocolate helped out by a shot of coffee that really helps boost that chocolatey flavour. It's easy to make, anyone can make it and everyone loves it. I recently made if for a leaving do at work and it was a big hit. Two people told me it was the best chocolate cake they had ever tasted. Now that is high praise.

I made my vegan version with flax eggs (tips below) instead of eggs and dairy free spread, instead of butter. Apart from that it's my standard chocolate cake and tastes exactly the same.  It looks quite dark, but it's not burnt, it's just really dark and rich.

I filled it with chocolate buttercream and I have to admit to using Betty Crocker buttercream and icing, which are accidentally vegan and totally lush. I topped my cake with whipped coconut milk (tips below) and raspberries. I did mean to add a grating of good dark chocolate but totally forgot.

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Spiced Chickpea and Carrot Sandwich Filler Recipe

Don't you just love tucking into a well endowed sandwich?

A sandwich on soft brown bread just layered up with lots of fillings like this one. Yes, I hear you cry, well me too.

Today I decided to make my own filling and as I have lots of tins of chickpeas in my store cupboard it seemed like a good place to start, but it needed some spice too. I wasn't planning on making hummus.

Although don't get me wrong I love hummus, but I wanted a more substantial filling for my sandwich, something I could really bite into.

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