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15+ Vegan Valentine’s Day Dinner Recipes

Spend Valentine’s Day at home this year, and enjoy one of these delicious vegan Valentine’s day dinner recipes with someone special!

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I’m generally a home-cooked Valentine’s Day dinner kind of girl.

So, I consider myself kind of an expert on vegan Valentine’s day dinner recipes. The ideal vegan Valentine’s Day dinner recipe is obviously delicious and should feel kind of fancy. (This is not the night to zap a couple of frozen veggie burgers!) But also, it helps to cook a dish that’s relatively low fuss, because you probably don’t want to spend your big romantic day slaving over the stove! Unless of course you’re planning on cooking with your Valentine (which can be pretty romantic!).

With all that in mind, I’ve compiled a list of my favorite vegan Valentine’s day main dishes. Some of them are easy, so you can impress your date with minimal effort, while some are a little more involved and would make a great couples’ project

They’re all delicious and I’ve enjoyed quite a few of them on Valentine’s Days past. I hope you cook one up and enjoy it with your sweetheart this year!

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Wooden Table Set with Skillet, Water Glass, and Plate of Vegan Mushroom Paprikash with Rice

This is the perfect dish if you and your Valentine are into vegan comfort food. Made with mushrooms and peppers in a smoky paprika-infused sauce that you’d never believe was dairy-free!

Wooden Table Set with Plate of Sweet & Sticky Coconut Tofu, Skillet, and Water Glass

Got a coconut lover in your life? This is your dish! It’s made with crispy coconut oil-fried tofu in coconut milk sauce and topped with toasted coconut. Serve it with coconut rice to pack even more coconut goodness into the meal!

Wooden Table Set with Skillet and Plate of Fried Gnocchi with Mushrooms

This buttery fried gnocchi is incredibly easy to whip up and can be on the table in about 30 minutes, but it’ll taste like you spent hours in the kitchen!

Table Set with Two Bowls of African Peanut Soup, Fresh Cilantro, and Two Spoons

I discovered this dish when my husband took me out for a big bowl of it on Valentine’s Day a few years go. It’s been one of our favorite celebratory meals ever since!

Close Up of Vegan Eggplant Parmesan Over Pasta on a Black Plate

No, you don’t need dairy to make an amazing eggplant Parm! This vegan version uses your choice of store-bought or homemade vegan mozzarella.

Partially Sliced Vegan Meatloaf Topped with Glaze and Fresh Parsley

You will definitely impress your valentine with this super satisfying vegan meatloaf that’s made from chickpeas!

Wooden Table Set with a Bowl of Butternut Squash Curry, Large Pot, and Water Glass

This cozy curry is incredibly easy to make, but you’d never know it by the taste. Made with sweet butternut squash, hearty kale and peanuts in a flavorful coconut milk sauce, this one is perfect for chilly nights!

Table Set with a Large Pot, Plate of Pasta and Lentil Bolognese, and Water Glass

Lentils stand in for meat in this super hearty, super flavorful vegan spin on an Italian classic!

White Table Set with Water Glass and Plate of Vegan Crab Cakes

These flavor-packed crabless cakes are made from artichoke heart patties, covered in a crispy panko coating, and topped with spicy aioli.

Bowl of Caramelized Onion & Tomato Risotto With Water Glass, a Bunch of Thyme and Fresh Tomatoes in the Background

This luscious vegan risotto will impress your valentine for sure! It’s super rich and creamy, and loaded with flavor from juicy tomatoes, herbs, and savory caramelized onions.

Caramelized Onion & Potato Pierogies on a Plate with Sauerkraut and Dill

I’ll be totally upfront and admit that these pierogies are a bit of work, but they’re so worth it! Plus they’re perfect if you want to spend some time in the kitchen preparing dinner with your date.

Table Set with Baking Dish, Water Glass, and Plate of Vegan Eggplant Moussaka

This cozy casserole is made with layers of eggplant, zucchini, and smoky lentils, all topped with a béchamel-smothered mashed potato crust.

Wooden Table Set with a Bowl of Plantain Stew, Drinking Glass, Blue Pot, and Bunch of Cilantro

Want to wow your valentine with something totally different? Cook up a batch of this scrumptious plantain stew! It’s loaded with flavor, easy to make, and perfect with a big piece of crusty bread.

Two Plates of Vegan Lasagna on a Wooden Table

Perhaps your Valentine is skeptical of vegan food? Make them this lasagna! You’d never, ever believe that the cashew-tofu ricotta was dairy-free.

Wooden surface set with bowl of Vegan Coq au Vin and mashed potatoes with fork and knife.

Your chances of finding vegan fare at a fancy French restaurant aren’t all that great. So why not cook up some romantic vegan French food at home? This meatless version of coq au vin would be perfect!

Hand Using Chopsticks to Grab a Bunch of Noodles from a Bowl of Vegetable Chow Mein

Are you normally a fan of takeout for Valentine’s Day? Make this delicious veggie chow mein! It’s easier than you think and tastes just like it came from a restaurant.

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