3 Vegan + Affordable Dinner Recipes

Vegan dinners are delicious, healthy, easy to cook, and absolutely affordable! These 3 recipes only cost about 90 cents per serving. Definitely worth every single cent. Each one has ingredients that you probably already have in your fridge or pantry.

These are perfect if you have several friends coming over for dinner. Although they are affordable, each one is packed with flavors and nutrients.

1. Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes


• 6 potatoes, medium-sized
• 1 big cauliflower head
• 4 cups of sliced mushrooms
• 1 onion, diced
• 1 to 2 garlic cloves, diced
• 1 tbsp of oil
• Salt
• Pepper


This recipe takes about 30 minutes to make. Serves 3.

Peel and cut the potatoes.
Cut the cauliflower into small florets.
Steam the potatoes and cauliflower for 15 minutes.
In a large pan, add oil and sauté onion and garlic for 5 minutes.
Add mushrooms and cook for 7 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
Use a masher to break down the potatoes and cauliflower. Add some cooking liquid if the vegetables are too thick.
Season with salt and pepper.
Garnish with sautéed mushrooms.

2. Spicy Lentil Soup


• 1 tbsp of oil
• 1 onion
• 2 garlic cloves
• 5 carrots, diced
• 1 can (16 oz) of canned tomatoes
• 6 to 7 cups of vegetable stock
• 2 cups of red lentils
• 1 tsp of cumin
• 1 tsp of paprika
• 1 tsp of turmeric
• 1/4 tsp of cayenne
• Salt
• Pepper


This recipe takes about 40 minutes to make. Serves 8.

Sauce onions and garlic in a large pot for 5 minutes.
Add carrots and cook for 2 minutes.
Season with cumin, paprika, turmeric, and cayenne.
Pour the vegetable stock, and add tomatoes and lentils.
Bring the soup to a boil, and then lower the heat to medium. Cook for 20 to 25 minutes.
Season with salt and pepper.

3. Stuffed Bell Peppers


• 1.5 cups of brown rice
• 4 red bell peppers, cut into half and deseeded
• Half a tsp of oil
• Half of an onion
• 2 garlic cloves
• 20 green beans
• Half of a broccoli head
• 2 zucchinis
• 1 tomato
• 2 tsp of dried basil
• 1 tsp of dried oregano
• 1 tsp of cumin
• Salt
• Pepper


This recipe takes about 1 hour and 15 minutes to make, depending on how long your rice cooks. Serves 4.

Preheat the oven to 400F.
Grease baking tray with oil or cooking spray.
Place the peppers with the flesh facing down.
Roast for 25 minutes.
Place rice and water in a pot and bring to a boil.
Cover with a lid and let it simmer for 40 minutes.
Sauté onion and garlic in a skillet for 5 minutes.
Add your vegetables and cook for 5 minutes.
Add tomatoes and stir gently.
Season with spices and mix together.
Mix in your rice, and scoop into the bell peppers.

Ideas And Tips:

• You can substitute milk instead of cooking water for your mashed potatoes. This will add creaminess to the dish.

3 Vegan + Affordable Dinner Recipes
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