“Eat your veggies.”
Your mom was right about that one. A vegetable-rich diet is essential to good health. One of the best ways to get more plant-based food into your diet is to add some vegan recipes to your rotation.
Cutting back on meat is a great way to keep homemade dinners affordable, too. High-quality dairy products and eggs are also expensive, so many vegan recipes end up being cheaper than those with animal products in them.
These 20 frugal vegan dinner recipes each cost less than $1 per serving to make. By adding a few of these recipes to your meal plan each week, you’ll be able to trim your grocery budget. You’ll also feel good about what you’re eating.
Vegan Dinner Recipes
Vegetarian Cassoulet $.81 per serving
Slow Cooker Lentil Shepherd’s Pie $.97 per serving
Cauliflower Curry $.77 per serving
Black Bean Soup $.40 per serving
Rice Noodles with Peanut Sauce $.96 per serving
Smoky Red Lentil Stew $.62 per serving
Chickpea, Quinoa, and Tomato Soup $.94 per serving
Butternut Squash Chili $.58 per serving
Quinoa Veggie Burgers $.40 per serving
Lentil Sweet Potato Casserole $.75 per serving
Cinnamon Apple, Walnut & Kale Quinoa Salad $.99 per serving
Lentil Sweet Potato Curry $.97 per serving (using water for the stock)
Vegan Tuna Hand Salad $.94 per serving
Mexican White Bean Soup $.92 per serving
Potato and Grilled Corn Salad $.73 per serving
Cauliflower Fried Rice $.89 per serving
Grandma’s Tuscan White Beans & Pasta $.99 per serving
Baja Rice and Peas $.95 per serving
Creamy Tomato Soup $.87 per serving
Vegetable Soup $.98 per serving
I used my price chart to evaluate the cost per serving for these recipes. Your costs will vary, but this gives you a sense of the prices you can expect to pay for these recipes. My price chart includes some organic ingredients and some conventional ingredients. Even if you upgrade to all organic ingredients, your cost per serving won’t go much above $1. If you grow some of your own produce, your costs will come down quite a bit for many of these recipes.