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13 vegan pantry recipes with 10 ingredients or less

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Looking for an easy vegan pantry recipe? Or some cheap vegan recipes with few ingredients? Well here is a list of 10 super yummy plant based and gluten free recipes made with less then 13 ingredients from your pantry.


As most of us will be staying home over the next few weeks, I thought it would be helpful to have a list of some easy pantry recipes to make. During this time we need to keep our spirits high and stay healthy. We can start by taking this time to enjoy the slowdown. Play board games, drink tea, watch movies and spend quality time with your kids. And we can stay healthy by focusing on nourishing recipes, moving our bodies, social distancing or isolation and proper hygiene.

Cooking for me has always been my way of nourishing my family. And while food can’t ‘cure’ or ‘protect’ us from catching COVID-19 it certain can keep us strong and healthy. I encourage you to take this opportunity to cook real food. To focus on whole plant-based foods like legumes, whole grains and vegetables. Cooking can be such a rewarding experience, a creative outlet and a fun way to teach or connect with our kids.

So, here is a list of 10 recipes made with less then 10 ingredients most of which can be found in your pantry. there are some main meals, appetizers and desserts in the mix. I hope you can find some inspiration here and that these recipes can help you continue to eat well in the following days when you may be running low on fresh produce.

Stay healthy my friends!

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Kid-approved vegan chicken fingers

We all need an easy vegan family recipe in our back pocket, right! Well, this healthy almond crusted vegan chicken finger recipe may just be the most kid-approved recipe! Made with only a handful of simple whole food ingredients. This is a great pantry recipe to try.

What you’ll need:

  • tofu firm
  • soy sauce
  • lemon juice
  • paprika
  • maple syrup
  • almond meal
  • garlic powder
  • paprika
  • salt

High protein family meatballs

A yummy high protein family meal. This recipe also freezes well and is easy to batch make. Made from quinoa and black beans and served with a marinara sauce for a yummy recipe.

What you’ll need:

  • canned black beans 
  • quick oats
  • quinoa
  • chickpea flour
  • black olives (optional, not necessary if you don’t have)
  • onion
  • garlic cloves
  • olive oil extra virgin
  • soy sauce gluten free
  • Italian seasoning
  • * this recipe also has a recipe for marinara sauce but you can just use a jarred one from the pantry
top down view of a dinner table with lates of gluten free spaghetti with meatballs and marinara sauce on top
High protein vegan meatballs

Easy family vegan bolognese

A family favourite vegan recipe with few ingredients. This Vegan Lentil Bolognese pasta recipe is super delicious, filling and easy to make. It has been a staple at our house. Made with only pantry 10 ingredients and ready in just 30 minutes. Cheap to make yet rich on flavour!

What you’ll need:

  • olive oil 
  • onion 
  • garlic
  • Italian seasoning
  • coconut sugar
  • smoked paprika
  • salt
  • tomatoes (you can use canned)
  • canned crushed tomatoes
  • lentils 
  • nutritional yeast
Easy family lentil bolognese. A cheap recipe made with mostly pantry ingredients.

Traditional pasta e fagioli by The Baking Fairy

A classic Pasta e Fagioliand the ultimate simple comfort food! Tender beans, noodles, and fresh veggies come together for a filling soup-pasta hybrid. Made with just a few ingredients for a satifying vegan pantry recipe!

What you’ll need:

  • red beans
  • small pasta
  • celery
  • onion
  • roma tomato
  • garlic
  • parsley
  • vegetable bouillon
  • salt and pepper
Birds eye view of a bowl of pasta e fagioli for an easy vegan pantry recipe
Pasta e fagioli

Lemony red lentil carrot stew

A simple nutritious lentil stew. A great recipe made mostly from pantry items. With just 10 ingredients this lemony red lentil and carrot stew is comforting and easy. Ready in 15 minutes with minimal effort. This stew can be made in the instant pot or stovetop.

What you’ll need:

  • olive oil (or use water for oil-free)
  • onion
  • garlic 
  • poultry spice 
  • cumin
  • paprika
  • dry red lentils
  • vegetable broth
  • carrot 
  • lemon juice

Instant pot Mexican Casserole– by This healthy Kitchen

A set it and forget it type of vegan pantry recipe. This easy Mexican casserole requires just a few pantry items and some spices. Made in the instant pot so you can spend more time with your kids (or working from home) and less time in the kitchen. If you have fresh ingredients like cilantro and avocado go ahead and top your bowl with some. Otherwise, enjoy it as is!the perfect vegan recipe with few ingredients.

What you’ll need

  • uncooked black beans soaked overnight
  • brown rice
  • vegetable broth
  • tomato paste
  • cumin
  • paprika
  • chili powder
  • garlic powder
  • onion powder
  • sea salt

Spanish beans with tomato– by Veggie desserts

A 1 pot recipe from pantry items! This spanish beans with tomato and smokey spices can be made in 20 minutes with just 7 ingredients! It is a delicious family recipe that can be served as tapas or as a main meal. Add some rice or serve with some roasted potatoes or sliced bread.

What you will need:

  • extra virgin olive oil
  • onion
  • garlic cloves
  • paprika
  • bay leaves
  • butter beans 
  • canned tomatoes 
  • salt and pepper
  • spinach (I am sure this recipe is amazing without spinach too)
a cast iron pan with spanish beans with olives and bread in the background. made with less then 10 pantry items

Vegan Pumpkin Mac and Cheese – by Watch.learn.eat

A creamy vegan and pumpkin mac and cheese that is sure to hit the spot. Nut-free, gluten-free and dairy-free this recipe uses just 8 ingredients for a decadent rich recipe. Packed with Vitamin A for a nutritious main course or side dish!

What you will need:

  • gluten-free pasta
  • canned pumpkin puree
  • unsweetened canned coconut milk
  • nutricional yeast
  • cornstarch (or arrowroot)
  • salt
  • mustard powder
  • garlic powder

Roasted buffalo chickpeas– by Marathons and motivation

What you’ll need:

  • canned chickpeas
  • hot sauce 
  • olive oil
  • paprika
  • garlic powder
  • cayenne pepper
  • Salt and pepper

Vegan Chili Chickpea Burrito by Plants Dish

A deliciously spiced chilli chickpea burrito. Made with canned chickpeas and spices for a really easy and delicious recipe. Add whatever fresh produce you have or enjoy the chickpeas as is. If you don’t have tortilla shells then serve over rice!

what you’ll need:

  • extra virgin olive oil
  • chickpeas
  • canned fire roasted tomatoes 
  • red onion 
  • garlic cloves 
  •  maple syrup
  • red pepper flakes

8 Ingredient fluffy vegan waffles

15 minute no bake energy balls

These no bake energy balls a not only fun to make with the kids but also super delicious. a great healthy treat. Loaded with healthy fats and made with just 6 ingredients. If you don’t have fresh avocado you can replace it with 2 tbsp of coconut oil and either 2 tbsp of nut butter or more walnuts.

Peanut butter protein balls by Texan Erin

With only 6 ingredients these healthy snack balls are naturally gluten free and can be made nut free as well. With only a few pantry items you can have a yummy recipe to share with the family. Get the kids involved and make it a fun activity!

What you’ll need:

  • peanut butter or sunflower seed butter
  • honey or brown rice syrup
  • vanilla extract
  • rolled oats
  • shredded coconut
  • salt
  • mini chocolate chips
A bowl full of vegan gluten free peanut butter balls, a easy pantry recipe
Peanut butter balls

(bonus)Fire roasted tomato and lentil soup-by Plants dish

A fancy version of the boring canned tomato soup! This recipe has 13 ingredients as appose to 10 but I wanted to add it in as a bonus recipe because it is just too delicious. regardless it is a vegan recipe with few ingredients anyways! This soup is super simple and it comes together very quickly! A perfect vegan pantry recipe to make for the family.

What you’ll need

  • olive oil 
  • garlic cloves 
  • carrot
  • onion
  • thyme 
  • coriander
  • vegetable broth
  • fire roasted canned tomatoes
  • can of whole tomatoes 
  • red lentils
  • nutritional yeast 
  • plant-based milk
  • coconut aminos or soy sauce

Anyhoo thank you for reading and I hope these vegan pantry recipes can be of help some to you!. If you are looking for more easy simple vegan family recipes be sure to check out these:

If you make any of these recipes please like and comment, that would mean a lot to me! And tag me with your re-creations so I can share over on Instagram! Until then, tchau

19 Comments

  1. Lauren

    What a great roundup! Love that you’ve included ingredients, too! Thank you!!

  2. Thanks so much for the post.Really thank you! Great.

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