oil free vegan dinners

18 Oil-Free Vegan Dinner Recipes


These oil free vegan dinner recipes are simple enough for beginners on a plant based journey yet still tasty enough for seasoned plant based eaters that are looking for new oil free vegan recipes!

The Skinny on Oil Free Cooking

Whether you are going oil free for heart disease concerns like Lauren who was on a recent podcast or you need oil free recipes for weight loss, these dinner recipes will satisfy!

Oil – free is a highly debated topic in health circles and honestly I am for the most part oil free, but do occasionally have it in a salad dressing. When I do indulge in a food with oil, whether that be in a sauté or dressing, my food feels decadent. My family has a history of heart disease so indulging in very minimal oil lis important to my overall health journey. Preventive medicine is the best medicine!

If you are oil free (or even just want to reduce your oil consumption!) check out these additional 32 oil free recipes that have ideas from breakfast to dessert.

I hope you enjoy these oil free vegan dinner recipes, if you make one, tag @badtothebowl on social media.

18 Oil Free Vegan Dinner Recipes

These Vegan Street Tacos from No Sweat Vegan are an easy and delicious way to swap your favorite Mexican takeout for a healthy, homemade meal. Topped with Chili-Lime Tofu, Pico de Gallo, and Vegan Chipotle Mayo, these are sure to become your new Taco Tuesday go-to vegan dinner.

This oil free vegan pot pie from Veggies Don’t Bite is going to blow your mind! The gluten-free pie crust is incredible and the filling is so flavorful and easy to make!

This homemade pesto from Home Cooked Roots skips the added oil and dairy cheese and is made creamy from avocado and walnuts! Its healthy and delicious in this broccoli and kale creamy pesto pasta!

Ginger Sesame Noodles from My Quiet Kitchen is a quick and flavorful comfort food perfect for busy weeknights. This recipe is such a great way to use up any veggies you have on hand, like spinach, cabbage, carrots, and bell pepper. 

Homemade vegan maki sushi from Belly Rules the Mind is easier than you think to make at home. It’s a great family activity to do when you want to enjoy some time together. This Vegan sushi recipe uses fresh veggies and tofu to provide a well-balanced and delicious meal you can serve any time of day.

An easy meatless version of a classic comfort food dinner! These Cheesy Vegan Gluten-Free Orzo Stuffed Peppers from Strength and Sunshine are top 8 allergy-free, easy to prepare, hearty, healthy, not to mention delicious! A family-approved weeknight meal you can even make ahead of time; loaded with cheesy, zesty, Greek & Italian flavors!

Chunky, saucy, flavorful, and full of healthy plant based protein, this Spiced Chickpea Stew from Veggie Inspired couldn’t be easier to make and it’s so darn yummy! Naturally vegan and gluten free. Serve it with a side of rice for a complete meal. The perfect warming weeknight dish. 

This Vegetable Pasta from My Plant Based Family is full of veggies! Use all your favorites to customize this recipe to your tastes. 

You won’t believe all of the nutrition and flavor packed into these oil-free Plant-Based Nut Loaves from Go Dairy Free! This dish is amazing fresh from the oven, but is also wonderful for leftovers.

This insanely delicious Vegan Lasagna Soup recipe from Stacy Homemaker is packed with vegetables, beans, tender lasagna noodles, and a delicious sunflower cream broth! It’s ready to eat in 1 hour and it’s gluten-free and oil-free. 

Oil Free Roasted Vegetables from Bad to the Bowl has a dairy free creamy lemon sauce that pairs perfectly for a light dinner served with fresh greens.

This delicious healthy Thai Vegetable Stir Fry with pumpkin and tofu from Nutriciously is ready in less than 30 minutes and completely whole food plant-based! Easily customizable, this gluten-free weeknight dinner is great for beginners and really comforting.

If you want to see just how much flavor you can squeeze out of a few vegetables, you need to make Instant Pot Oil-Free Mushroom Gumbo from Kathy Hester. The veggies cook down to create an intense umami broth that’s thickened with toasted oat flour to make the flavor even more complex. But don’t worry it’s really easy to make! 

A healthy (and very tasty) Oil-free Vegan Quinoa (not) Fried Rice from Sprouting Zen Eats include mixed vegetables and a delicious peanut stir fry sauce. Such a tasty and simple quick dinner meal idea for busy weeknights or lazy weekends!

Creamy, gooey Vegan Tetrazzini with peas, mushrooms, and noodles, spiked with white wine. You won’t miss the meat or dairy and this is a great recipe to serve to a crowd.

This Vegan Baked Pasta from This Healthy Kitchen is a family favorite! All the comforting flavors from tender pasta, a rich bolognese sauce and a cheesy ricotta. It’s not only vegan, but oil free too. Prepare to be impressed. 

Oil free and gluten free Vegan Lasagna from Watch Learn Eat is layered with gluten-free noodles, homemade dairy-free ricotta cheese, tomato sauce, spinach, broccoli, eggplant and carrots, this oil-free, vegan lasagna is hearty and sure to please!

Oil Free Dijon and Dill Creamer Potatoes from Bad to the Bowl is an easy side dish that completes any meal!

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