Whether your family has recently become vegan or you’ve been meat-free for years, chances are you need a few recipes to make dinnertime more interesting. If your kids are picky eaters or you’re just looking for meals that include ingredients you’d like to try, these kid-friendly vegan recipes will make your family look forward to dinner.
Garlic Zucchini Quinoa Cakes
If you’re looking for a new and exciting way to get your kids to eat more vegetables, these savory cakes are a great choice. You can serve them with your favorite vegan entrees such as meatloaf or grilled portabello mushrooms, and make a few extra to have for lunch the next day.
Easy Vegan Lo Mein Noodles
These tasty noodles will become a go-to lunch or dinner for your family. This entree is packed with flavor and you can add as many veggies as you want for a delicious meal that is filled with vitamins and minerals.
Mexican Tortilla Bake
If you’re looking for a vegan meal for Taco Tuesday, try this delicious tortilla bake. The vegan cheese sauce is easy to make, and you can fill the tortilla layers with beans, and veggies for a satisfying Mexican casserole.
This delicious Indian bread tastes great with a vegan dinner like lentil stew with veggies and a side of rice. You can serve the naan plain or stuff it with garlic or avocado for an unforgettable dinner.
Bean and “Cheese” Quesadillas
Your kids don’t have to give up the Mexican-inspired dishes they love once they go vegan. Vegan shredded cheese and flavored black beans make this easy dinner a tasty source of fiber and protein.
Masala Veggie Pot Pie
Top masala-seasoned vegetables with vegan biscuits for a dinner that is packed with flavor. You can use vegan puff pastry dough to make the biscuits so you’ll have dinner on the table in about an hour.
Vegan Pumpkin Sage Pasta with Pumpkin Cream Sauce and Crispy Sage
This savory vegan dish has a hint of sweetness and herbaceous flavor that kids and adults will love. This satisfying comfort food is perfect for a fall and winter night when you want to get something hearty and delicious on the table.
Veggie Burger and Plantain Fries
A homemade veggie burger is a delicious option for dinner, especially since it’s lower in preservatives and you can allow your loved ones to add their favorite ingredients. Add some tasty plantain fries on the side for a “fast food” meal you can feel good about.
One-Pot Peanut Sauce Noodles
If your family loves Asian food, this vegan dish is the perfect idea for dinner. The noodles are seasoned with an easy vegan peanut sauce and you can let your kids choose the veggies they’d like to throw in the pot.
Kids love tater tots as a dinner side dish, but you can make tots filled with lots of other healthy vegetables for a satisfying dinner, lunch, or snack idea. You can use shredded carrots, broccoli, or zucchini to make these tots and get more veggies into your child’s diet. You can also make larger versions of the tots to form savory pancakes for a more filling meal.
Fettuccine Alfredo with Mushrooms
This tasty pasta dish is sure to satisfy the whole family and it’s easy to prepare. Mushrooms give the Fettuccine Alfredo a meaty flavor, and the light, creamy sauce is packed with herbs and seasonings. This is also a fun dish to make with your kids if you’re trying to get your little ones more comfortable with being in the kitchen.
Vegan Sharp White Mac and Cheese
Kids love the creamy goodness of macaroni and cheese, and this version is packed with veggies and filled with lots of vitamins and minerals. This pasta entree also includes a topping of herbs, vegan butter, and breadcrumbs to make this meal complete.
Vegan Banana French Toast
If your kids love having breakfast for dinner, they’ll love this fruity and delicious vegan entree. Your kids will feel like they’re getting dessert, and you’ll be happy to know you’re serving your loved ones a healthy serving of potassium and fiber.