We are in unprecedented times and embracing a new normal. Who else sick of saying those phrases? I am only including mention of this crazy time of Coronavirus because someday when this is all over, I will look back and say, ‘Hey remember that time I put together a throw together vegan meals idea post because we were in isolation from a crazy pandemic?’. We had to rely on vegan pantry staples, sheltering in and social isolation.
Times are bit crazy and it seems somewhat as I am living somewhat between Diary of Anne Frank hiding out from people and the TV show ’24’ where we are running against the clock to solve this crazy outbreak. It really is interesting times, but at the end of the day we all wonder, what can I make at home to eat? Because we still need to eat now whether that is out of hunger or boredom, I am no longer sure! These vegan meals that use pantry staples are perfect to get your mind whirring of possibilities for lunchtime or dinnertime. Grab the family, head to the kitchen and cook up a new family favorite that is meat free and dairy free using staples you have on hand.
Pantry Staple Throw It Together Vegan Meal Ideas
Slow Cooker Lima Bean Tomato Stew from Vegan Yack Attack is aromatic with herbs, and satiating with its lima beans, potatoes, and rice, a recipe made with pantry staples that is sure to satisfy.
Easy Mexican Instant Pot Rice and Beans from Belly Rules the Mind is loaded with the bold flavor of salsa and spices and is perfect for a stay in taco night.
Vegan Pinto Bean Soup from Veggie Society has deep layers of smoky flavors from Mexican seasonings, smoked paprika, bay and thyme. Serve over brown rice for a complete meal.
Moroccan Inspired Lentil and Brown Rice Casserole from Bear Plate has a touch of both sweet and savory. It’s incredibly easy to make and very budget friendly.
Easy Cheezy Chickpeas from Vegan Travel Eats are so easy to make and versatile to complete your next avo toast or buddha bowl.
Baked Curry Risotto from Go Dairy Free is easy, fuss free and perfect for a weeknight pantry meal!
Mexican Black Beans from Know Your Produce combine cooked blacks with taco spices and then simmer on the stove for authentic taste.
Smokey Tomato White Bean Soup from Vegan Huggs is loaded with fire-roasted tomatoes, tender white beans, sautéed veggies, and warm seasonings – packed with flavor and done in no time!
Vegan Sweet Corn Fritters from Vegan on Board uses canned corn and pantry staples for easy fritters that everyone will enjoy at dinnertime.
Spanish Beans with Tomatoes from Veggie Desserts combine butter beans with tomatoes and smokey sweet spices for an easy meal done in 20 minutes!
One Pot Enchilada Lentil Rice from Veeg is an easy delicious meal made with rice, lentils and savory spices. Made in one pot for easy clean up!
Lentil Shepherd’s Pie from This Healthy Kitchen is savory and uses ingredients you already have on hand! Potatoes, frozen vegetables and lentils make this a one dish supper superstar.
5 Bean Salad from Brees Vegan Life is tasty, packed with protein and oil free! Perfect for a quick lunch or dinner.
Vegan Split Pea Soup from Karissa’s Vegan Kitchen is simple, hearty, comforting and nutritious.
Vegan Hamburger Helper from Bohemian Vegan Kitchen does use fresh ingredients with pantry staple macaroni pasta but is so reminiscent of your childhood (but tastier!) you will want to include this as a regular ‘pantry’ meal.
Vegan Potato Latkes from Short Girl Tall Order contain no egg and are made with simple pantry ingredients!
Ginger Turmeric Chickpeas from Bad to the Bowl are done in 15 minutes and use chickpeas, tomatoes and spices.
Vegan Egg Salad Sandwich from Nutri Planet is made with chickpeas, avocado and seasonings for a tasty lunch idea!