Top 5 vegan family recipes

Try our comforting vegan family recipes to dish up a plant-based feast that even fussy eaters will enjoy. They're bursting with nutrients and big flavours.

Roasted root vegetables with feta in tray

Not all family meals revolve around meaty mains. We've devised vibrant, plant-based dinners that are ideal for feeding a crowd of hungry vegans and even those who don't have any special dietary requirements will be keen to tuck in. All the following recipes are simple, healthy and sure to satisfy, but if you're looking for even more vegan dinner inspiration then check out our highest-rated curries, pies, burgers and chillies. 

Shepherd's pie

Shepherd's pie with ketchup in small pie dishes
A true British staple, this vegan shepherd's pie is stuffed with mushrooms, leeks, carrots, butternut squash and topped with irresistibly crispy roast potatoes. This healthy, low-calorie dish could convert even the staunchest meat-eater. We recommend serving with a squirt of homemade ketchup for the final delicious flourish.

Kidney bean curry

kidney bean curry in bowl with saucepan and bowl of rice
This really easy kidney bean curry is not only a storecupboard saviour but with just five minutes prep time, it's a midweek godsend. No need for expensive substitutes or unusual ingredients, this genius budget supper is perfect for feeding a family of curry fans. 

Chickpea curry jacket potato 

Curry jacket potatoes on plate with fork
Turn a standard tattie into the perfect jacket potato with storecupboard ingredients and a delicious mix of spices. Our chickpea curry jackets pack in the protein and are low in fat, too. Serve with a zesty lemon wedge and a scattering of coriander leaves. 

Lentil ragu with courgetti

Lentil courgetti on plate
With a few clever tweaks, you can create a healthy pasta-style dish that contains all of your 5-a-day. This lentil ragu is sure to curb those carby cravings while the courgette spaghetti keeps it light and free from stodge. It's freezable in case you want to batch-cook and chow down at a later date. 

Artichoke & aubergine rice

Rice in pan with lemon wedges and bowl
Cook up a batch of this veg-filled turmeric rice dish with hearty chunks of artichoke and aubergine. A take on paella, this meal needs just 15 minutes to prepare and makes a great, dig-in, sharing-style supper for the whole family. It even tastes fantastic cold the next day for lunch. 

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Ticks's picture
6th Jun, 2018
i'm looking at VEGAN recipies and it asks me what cut of PORK is my favourite??? SERIOUSLY!??????????
17th Jan, 2018
All these meal are practically the same, also sorry but roasted veg is hardly creative. Where's the recipes using seitan or other fake meat products. A jacket potato with chickpeas on it is not getting me very excited
Patti's picture
14th Jan, 2018
Arent there any recipes without beans or rice?
13th Jan, 2018
Ditto on Sharon's comment!
Sharon Breshears's picture
Sharon Breshears
13th Jan, 2018
Where is the recipe for the dish at the top of the page? It looks like roast vegetables with some other additions? I find it really annoying when photos are NOT related to the information in the following article.
goodfoodteam's picture
14th Jan, 2018
Hi there, the recipe featured at the top of the article is our roasted root traybake,, for an easy vegan family meal simply leave out the sprinkling of feta. We hope you enjoy making these recipes. Best wishes, BBC Good Food Web Team.
14th Jan, 2018
Hi Sharon, I think the photo at the top of the page is this recipe it's vegetarian rather than vegan - agree its annoying when the photo doesn't relate to the article !!
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