Healthy vegan comfort food ideas

Find inspiration for wholesome meals with our healthy vegan dinner ideas. Perfect for the colder months, our guide includes curry, chilli and pasta.

Bowls of chilli with avocado

Trying to stay balanced while on a vegan diet? Our healthy, plant-based recipes are the perfect solution for a dinner you can feel good about. 

We've given classic comfort foods like chillibolognese and shepherd's pie a nutritious, veggie make-over. Tuck into these dishes on a cold, winter's night for a cosy treat. 

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Spinach, sweet potato & lentil dhal

Sweet potato dhal in bowl
Save on the dishes and make this one-pot spinach, sweet potato & lentil dhal for a scrumptious midweek dinner. This top-rated dhal contains three of your five-a-day and is low in fat and calories. It's loaded with chunky sweet potatoes, red split lentils and spinach. It's also full of warming spices like turmeric, cumin, ginger and chilli.

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Vegan shepherd's pie

Pans of shepherd's pie
Our vegan shepherd's pie is the perfect, comforting family favourite. Trade in beef mince for a mix of porcini mushrooms, leeks, carrots, butternut squash and plenty of herbs. It's topped with fluffy mashed potato, crisped to perfection.

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Vegan chilli

A bowl of white rice and chilli
Freeze a big batch of this hearty vegan chilli for those busy weekdays. Cook this easy chilli in a large saucepan or break out your slow cooker to simmer for five hours. It's packed with filling sweet potato, mixed black beans and colourful veg like red pepper, carrot and celery. Serve with fluffy white rice and top with lime wedges, guacamole and fresh coriander.

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Vegan lasagne

Lasagne on white plate
Use a batch of versatile vegan ragu in this comforting vegan lasagne. Make the chunky base with green lentils, mixed mushrooms, onions, carrots and celery. Add an extra savoury touch with a teaspoon of soy sauce and yeast extract. Layer the ragu with pasta sheets and a creamy white sauce made with soya milk. Top the lasagne with a few tablespoons of nutritional yeast to add a cheesy flavour.

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Kidney bean curry

Kidney bean curry in white bowl
Save on midweek meals with this budget-friendly kidney bean curry. Combine storecupboard essentials like kidney beans and chopped tomatoes and season with fragrant garam masalapaprika, and cumin. After cooking for just 30 minutes, top with leafy coriander and serve with basmati rice. 

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Easy vegan burgers

Vegan burger with greens and salsa
There's no need to wait for summer to cook these easy vegan burgers. Make homemade burger patties with roasted sweet potato, sweetcorn, polenta and season with ground coriander, cumin and red chillies. Coat the patties in more polenta and roast on oiled baking trays for 15 minuntes. Serve in buns with a dollop of salsa, some onion and salad leaves.

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Vegan bolognese

Bolognese with basil in white bowl
This  comforting vegan bolognese is low in fat and packs in four of your five-a-day. Simmer lentils, veggies and mushrooms in a tomato sauce, seasoned with garlic and thyme. Pour in red wine for added richness, if you like. Toss the vegan ragu with spaghetti, using a little of the pasta water to loosen the sauce. Top with a handful fresh basil leaves.

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