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10 Satisfyingly Plant-Based Dinner Recipes


Whether you’re cooking for yourself or someone you love, it’s important to make meals that are as beautiful as they are nutrient-rich. The 10 plant-based dinner recipes below check both of those boxes, and in most cases, they’re pretty easy to make, too. Let’s dig in!

1. Slow Cooker Coconut Curry

There’s nothing easier than a meal made in a slow cooker. This super creamy coconut curry dish is made with Pacific Foods Organic Unsweetened Coconut Beverage. Served over white rice, it looks every bit as wonderful as it tastes.

View the full recipe: Slow Cooker Coconut Curry

2. Vegan Sweet Potato Mac and Cheese

Is there anything better than a bowl of warm mac and cheese? Despite including no dairy, this dish is impossibly creamy and very filling. It’s hearty enough to be the main dish, but it also makes a great side. This mac and cheese also has the rare benefit of being absolutely beloved by kids.

View the full recipe: Vegan Sweet Potato Mac and Cheese

3. Winter Vegetable and Grain Stuffed Butternut Squash

The presentation of this winter vegetable and grain-stuffed butternut squash is out of this world. Plus, it’s chock full of flavor, from the succulent squash to the pomegranate seeds. Coming in at over an hour in total cook time, this recipe does take some effort. But the final dish is worth it!

View the full recipe: Winter Vegetable and Grain Stuffed Butternut Squash

4. Butternut Squash Pizza With Kale

As high-impact as this gorgeous pizza is, it’s not that hard to make. It starts with your favorite prepared whole-grain pizza dough. The recipe also includes Pacific Foods Organic Creamy Butternut Squash Soup, which is so yummy on its own, you’ll want to heat some up and drink it by the cup.

You might want to save this recipe for an occasion where friends and family can pitch in and make it together. It’s just so much fun to make!

View the full recipe: Butternut Squash Pizza with Kale

5. Vegan Cauliflower Gratin

If you’ve been looking for something to make in that big iron skillet your great-grandmother left you, here it is. 

This recipe has a fair number of ingredients in it but don’t let that scare you away. Thanks to Pacific Foods Organic Unsweetened Almond Original Beverage, it’s still easy to put together. The gratin turns out so warm and creamy that your family will beg for more.

View the full recipe: Vegan Cauliflower Gratin

6. Roasted Red Pepper Couscous With Garlicky Tomatoes, Onions and Kale

One of the things that makes a dish delectable is a pleasing variety of textures. This roasted red pepper couscous dish has a wonderful mix of creaminess and crispiness. Pacific Foods Organic Low Sodium Vegetable Broth even does some of the work for you. Many people would enjoy this as an entree but it works beautifully as a side as well.

View the full recipe: Roasted Red Pepper Couscous with Garlicky Tomatoes, Onions, and Kale

7. Braised Mushrooms With Polenta

Mushrooms are a perfect ingredient for plant-based dishes. These braised mushrooms are earthy and delicious, especially when paired with creamy polenta. The other tasty ingredients, such as fresh parsley, black pepper and garlic, result in a meal you’ll crave time and time again.

View the full recipe: Braised Mushrooms with Polenta

8. Quinoa Masala Bowl

Quinoa bowls are a great opportunity to try some of your favorite foods with soon-to-be new favorites. This bowl is perfectly customizable to fit your unique tastes. Would you rather have zucchini? Or perhaps some steamed kale? Add it in! This dish is best on its own because, as you can see, it kind of has it all.

View the full recipe: Quinoa Masala Bowl

9. Tofu Buddha Bowl With Carrot Ginger Dressing

Here’s another bowl we absolutely love. The tofu makes it super hearty, and the carrot ginger dressing gives it a bit of zip. The dressing is made with Pacific Foods Organic Carrot Cashew Ginger Soup. Fortunately, it doesn’t require a whole container, so you’ll have some left over for the week’s lunches. Heated up, it makes a wonderful side for a salad or sandwich.

View the full recipe: Tofu Buddha Bowl with Carrot Ginger Dressing

10. Sweet Potato and Lentil Tacos

Some meals are just more fun than others, and these sweet potato and lentil tacos have a pretty high fun factor. Taco night is always fun, but if it feels like it’s gotten predictable, try these for a nice change. The avocado crema these are served with is made with Pacific Foods Organic Low Sodium Vegetable Broth and it’s delectable!

To make this recipe completely plant-based, simply switch out the Greek yogurt for coconut milk.

View the full recipe: Sweet Potato and Lentil Tacos

You Can’t Go Wrong With These Plant-Based Dinner Recipes

One of these recipes is sure to be your new favorite. Next time you’re at the grocery store, pick up the ingredients for some of the recipes above and give them a go. Or you can shop our products today!