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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've 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 dress in layers, but it's also time to change our diets 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. As well as being the best kind of comfort food, they're a great way to make sure we're getting all the nutrients we need to fend off all the nasty colds and viruses floating about at this time of year as well as helping us to get our five-a-day.

Although did you know that scientists now say we should actually be eating 10 portions of fruit and vegetables a day? And the great news is a healthy vegan diet is rich in fruit and vegetables so we're already ahead of the game.

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


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.

9 easy winter vegan soups

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.

9 easy winter vegan stews

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. 

9 Easy winter vegan dals and curries

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.

9 easy vegan tagines and chilli recipes

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!

9 easy vegan savoury bakes

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 and try a few of these dishes. Do leave a comment if there are any dishes you would like to see added to this list. I am sure I could add a few sneaky bonus dishes for you to try. There is such a wealth of delicious recipes out there.

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48 easy winter vegan meals to see you through the cold months. Comforting meals that anyone can make. From soups and stews to pies and curries. #veganrecipes #vegansoups #veganstews #vegancasseroles #veganchilli #veganpies #veganuary


  1. I've bookmarked this post to help me find vegan fare for the rest of the winter. Thanks.

    1. Oh good, it should keep you busy and inspired for quite some time.

  2. Awesome collection! Will definitely try one or two of these as I'm a bit fed up with my old winter repertoire. Thanks 🙂

    1. I know what you mean I hit that too from time to time, I make these guides as much for myself as my readers.


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