Spend Valentine's Day at home this year, and enjoy one of these delicious vegan Valentine's day dinner recipes with someone special!
I'm generally a home-cooked Valentine's Day dinner kind of girl.
So, I consider myself kind of an expert on vegan Valentine's day dinner recipes. The ideal vegan Valentine's Day dinner recipe is obviously delicious and should feel kind of fancy. (This is not the night to zap a couple of frozen veggie burgers!) But also, it helps to cook a dish that's relatively low fuss, because you probably don't want to spend your big romantic day slaving over the stove! Unless of course you're planning on cooking with your Valentine (which can be pretty romantic!).
With all that in mind, I've compiled a list of my favorite vegan Valentine's day main dishes. Some of them are easy, so you can impress your date with minimal effort, while some are a little more involved and would make a great couples' project
They're all delicious and I've enjoyed quite a few of them on Valentine's Days past. I hope you cook one up and enjoy it with your sweetheart this year!
- Vegan Mushroom Paprikash
- Sweet & Sticky Coconut Tofu
- Fried Gnocchi with Mushrooms
- African Peanut Soup
- Vegan Eggplant Parmesan
- Chickpea Vegan Meatloaf
- Thai Butternut Squash Curry
- Lentil Bolognese
- Vegan Crab Cakes with Sriracha Aioli
- Caramelized Onion & Tomato Risotto
- Vegan Pierogies
- Vegan Eggplant Moussaka
- Sweet & Smoky Plantain Stew
- The Best Vegan Lasagna
- Vegan Coq au Vin
- Vegan Vegetable Chow Mein
This is the perfect dish if you and your Valentine are into vegan comfort food. Made with mushrooms and peppers in a smoky paprika-infused sauce that you'd never believe was dairy-free!
Got a coconut lover in your life? This is your dish! It's made with crispy coconut oil-fried tofu in coconut milk sauce and topped with toasted coconut. Serve it with coconut rice to pack even more coconut goodness into the meal!
This buttery fried gnocchi is incredibly easy to whip up and can be on the table in about 30 minutes, but it'll taste like you spent hours in the kitchen!
I discovered this dish when my husband took me out for a big bowl of it on Valentine's Day a few years go. It's been one of our favorite celebratory meals ever since!
No, you don't need dairy to make an amazing eggplant Parm! This vegan version uses your choice of store-bought or homemade vegan mozzarella.
You will definitely impress your valentine with this super satisfying vegan meatloaf that's made from chickpeas!
This cozy curry is incredibly easy to make, but you'd never know it by the taste. Made with sweet butternut squash, hearty kale and peanuts in a flavorful coconut milk sauce, this one is perfect for chilly nights!
Lentils stand in for meat in this super hearty, super flavorful vegan spin on an Italian classic!
These flavor-packed crabless cakes are made from artichoke heart patties, covered in a crispy panko coating, and topped with spicy aioli.
This luscious vegan risotto will impress your valentine for sure! It's super rich and creamy, and loaded with flavor from juicy tomatoes, herbs, and savory caramelized onions.
I'll be totally upfront and admit that these pierogies are a bit of work, but they're so worth it! Plus they're perfect if you want to spend some time in the kitchen preparing dinner with your date.
This cozy casserole is made with layers of eggplant, zucchini, and smoky lentils, all topped with a béchamel-smothered mashed potato crust.
Want to wow your valentine with something totally different? Cook up a batch of this scrumptious plantain stew! It's loaded with flavor, easy to make, and perfect with a big piece of crusty bread.
Perhaps your Valentine is skeptical of vegan food? Make them this lasagna! You'd never, ever believe that the cashew-tofu ricotta was dairy-free.
Your chances of finding vegan fare at a fancy French restaurant aren't all that great. So why not cook up some romantic vegan French food at home? This meatless version of coq au vin would be perfect!
Are you normally a fan of takeout for Valentine's Day? Make this delicious veggie chow mein! It's easier than you think and tastes just like it came from a restaurant.