Who says a vegan diet, freezer meal prep, and drool-worthy recipes can’t go hand-in-hand?
Don’t settle for vegan recipes that taste bland or get ruined once you put them in the freezer. This article is proof that you can have the best of both worlds. By the end of this article, you’ll be able to prep some really delicious and easy vegan freezer meals that taste just as good reheated as they do fresh (if not better!)
Whether you’re a lifelong vegan looking for some new ideas for your freezer meal prep rotation or you’re trying to add more plant-based meals to your diet, you’ve come to the right place. This article is loaded with 23 easy vegan freezer meals that your whole family will enjoy (including any meat-eaters)!
You can prep these recipes as frozen meals and put them directly in the freezer or you can make a double batch, eat half and freeze the leftovers to stock your freezer with tasty vegan frozen foods for busy weeknights.
**Keep reading until the end of this article to learn about the biggest game changer for your vegan freezer meal prep routine!
Kickstart the day with a quick and easy vegan freezer meal that is prepped and ready to go when you’re running late for work.
1. Steel Cut Oats
Nothing says a warm and hearty breakfast quite like a bowl of tasty steel-cut oatmeal. This great breakfast recipe can be customized with your favorite toppings and it’s sure to keep you feeling nice and full until lunchtime.
2. Pumpkin Oatmeal
Have you ever craved a pumpkin spice soy latte during the off-season? If so, then this delicious pumpkin oatmeal recipe is calling your name! Freeze individual portions of this recipe to enjoy bold fall-inspired flavor any time of the year.
3. Tofu Scramble
Who needs eggs when you can make scrambled tofu that tastes even better? This recipe is super easy to make, freezes well, and is super versatile. When you’re ready to eat, you can add your tofu scramble to a breakfast burrito or serve it with a side of fruit or potatoes for a balanced breakfast that keeps you feeling satisfied.
4. Chia Pudding
Whether you’re looking for a tasty way to brighten up your morning or a great snack to satisfy your cravings, this chia pudding recipe is a great choice. Chia pudding is made from wholesome ingredients and it’s freezer-safe. Customize this recipe with your favorite plant-based milk and fruit toppings!
5. Hashbrown Casserole
Who doesn’t love warm hash browns on a Saturday morning? This recipe is entirely vegan but you wouldn’t be able to tell if you tried! It’s rich and satisfying and your whole family will be rushing out of their bedrooms to enjoy it.
Soups & Stews
Soups and stews are the ultimate comfort food and make for delicious plant-based freezer meals. There’s nothing like curling up with a warm bowl of soup on a cold winter night. Below are all the recipes you need to fill your freezer with tasty soups and stews to reheat whenever you need something warm and comforting to fill your belly.
Pro tip: Make sure you freeze your soup in the portions you want to eat it. Souper Cubes® trays are a great option to help you freeze food in perfect portions. Once your soup is frozen in your Souper Cubes®, you can pop it out of the tray and store it in a labeled freezer bag to save space in your freezer.
6. Lentil Soup
If you’re looking for a simple yet hearty soup that freezes really well, look no further! This recipe includes options to make it vegan-friendly or vegetarian-friendly so you can enjoy its rich flavor whether or not you eat meat or dairy.
7. Spicy Sweet Potato Peanut Stew
Are you a sucker for sweet and spicy flavors? This could be the recipe of your dreams! This flavor-packed sweet potato stew recipe was designed specifically for freezing and it includes tons of hearty ingredients like sweet potatoes, fire-roasted tomatoes, peanuts, and kale.
8. Instant Pot Moroccan Split Pea Soup
If you’re both a vegan and celiac, it can be pretty tricky finding recipes that satisfy both dietary restrictions AND include directions for the freezer. Luckily, this recipe checks off all of the boxes! This vegan, freezer-friendly, gluten-free dinner is sure to be your next favorite recipe.
9. Slow Cooker Veggie Tortilla Soup
One of the ways you can liven up frozen meals is by adding fresh garnishes and this delicious slow cooker veggie tortilla soup recipe is the perfect example of that! Wait to add garnishes like tortilla strips, avocado, and cilantro until you’re ready to eat the soup to give it that extra wow factor.
10. Creamy Mushroom-Squash Soup with Quinoa
This mushroom-squash soup recipe is one of those recipes that will fill you up with your daily dose of veggies without making you feel like you’ve just eaten your daily dose of veggies. It’s THAT good! For best results, freeze the soup in a Souper Cubes® tray so you can reheat your soup in the perfect portions when you need a quick and tasty lunch or dinner dish.
11. Tomato Soup
Is there any meal more nostalgic than tomato soup and a (vegan) grilled cheese sandwich? This tomato soup recipe is true comfort food. Freeze it for the next time you need a quick pick-me-up.
12. French Lentil Stew
When you think of vegan food or freezer food you probably don’t picture a rich and creamy stew. Well, this recipe defies all odds! This French lentil stew features a cashew cream base to give it that vegan-friendly creamy texture that holds up even after it’s been in the freezer.
13. Mushroom Barley Soup
Calling all mushroom lovers! This tasty mushroom barley soup recipe can be customized with your favorite types of mushrooms and includes both fresh mushrooms and dried mushrooms for a tasty umami flavor.
Lunch & Dinner
On busy nights, it can be tough to put together quality plant-based meals that your whole family will enjoy. Luckily, with freezer meal prepping, you can shift all the prep and cooking work to a day when you have more free time. The following lunch and dinner recipes are easy freezer meals that you can simply stick in the oven, on the stovetop, or in the microwave whenever you need a quick and tasty meal for your family.
14. Baingan Bharta
If you’re a big fan of eggplant and Indian spices, this recipe could become one of your next favorite freezer-friendly vegan meals! Baingan Bharta is super flavorful and makes for a delightfully comforting meal when paired with naan and rice.
15. Vegetable Lasagna
Loaded with tons of veggies, tasty pasta sauce, and vegan spinach-ricotta, this lasagna dish is sure to be a crowd-pleaser! Pro tip: you can also reference this lasagna recipe to learn how to make your vegetable lasagna in Souper Cubes®.
16. Crockpot Chili
This crockpot chili recipe is so simple you barely have to do any prep work or cooking! Simply assemble and chop your ingredients and put them in a freezer bag or Souper Cubes® tray. On the day of, you can simply pop the frozen ingredients in your crockpot and let it take care of the rest! Easy-peasy.
17. Chickpea Butternut Squash Fajitas
Here’s a fun take on Mexican night! These butternut squash fajitas feature all the seasonings of a traditional fajita with some unconventional but incredibly tasty ingredients.
18. Chana Masala
For another Indian-inspired weeknight dinner, you’ve got to try this chana masala recipe. You’ll love the savory blend of flavors and warming spices. Serve this dish with traditional basmati rice or mix it up with a serving of quinoa.
19. Shepherds Pie
Shepherd’s pie is one of those recipes that instantly makes you feel at home. This recipe was originally developed as a vegetarian recipe but it can be easily made vegan as well. Just skip the optional dairy add-ons for the potatoes and you’re good to go!
20. Lentil Dahl
Lentils pack quite a punch when it comes to nutrition but this delicious lentil dahl recipe makes you forget that they are so healthy. It’s one of those easy recipes you’ll want to make over and over again. It tastes great, it’s budget-friendly and freezer-friendly and it’s vegan. Talk about checking all of the boxes!
21. Vegan Mac and Cheese
If mac and cheese is your favorite pasta and you’ve been dying to find a good freezer-friendly vegan mac and cheese recipe, today is your lucky day! This baked vegan mac and cheese is incredibly cheesy and creamy yet surprisingly 100% vegan!
22. Quinoa Fried “Rice”
If you’re one of those people who prefer quinoa over rice or you just want to mix it up once in a while, this quinoa fried “rice” dish is a good one to try. This recipe is packed with tons of vegetables and makes for a great Asian-inspired side dish or even a main course.
23. Instant Pot Mexican-Style Brown Rice and Bean Bowl
This is another one of those vegetarian recipes that just so happens to be vegan if you skip the sour cream (or swap it for a vegan alternative). Enjoy these Mexican-style brown rice and bean bowls loaded with hearty ingredients like black beans and tomatoes. You can even add some tofu if you’re looking for a bit more protein.
Souper Cubes® Trays are the Key to Easy Vegan Freezer Meal Prep
So now that you’ve got tons of yummy vegan freezer meals to add to your weekly meal plans, it’s time to get cooking (and freezing)!
If you’ve done freezer meal prep before, you’ve probably struggled to find the right freezer-safe containers. The problem with most containers is that they’re usually the wrong size for the portion of food you actually want to reheat and you often need to let your meals thaw overnight so you can remove them from their containers.
Luckily, we have the perfect solution: Souper Cubes®! These freezer food trays are made from food-grade silicone and are perfectly sized to help you freeze food in the best portions for your family. Once your food is frozen, you can simply pop the cubes out of the trays and reheat your food straight from frozen in the oven, on the stove, or in the microwave. Our trays are also oven-safe so you can bake directly in the trays. If you’re not ready to eat yet, you can store the cubes in labeled freezer bags to save space in your freezer and use your Souper Cubes® trays to freeze more delicious vegan freezer meals for your family.
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