Planning on attending a vegan potluck or want to bring a dish everyone can enjoy? Look no further! Here are 42 delicious vegan recipes perfect for any potluck occasion.
Key Takeaways: Best Vegan Potluck Ideas
- There are many flavorful vegan dishes perfect for potlucks like salads, dips, pastas, and more.
- Consider portability and if a dish can be served hot or cold when choosing a recipe.
- Label ingredients clearly so guests know what’s in each dish, especially for allergies.
- Offer a variety to give non-vegans options and show how tasty plant-based cooking can be.
- Make enough to feed the whole crowd or be prepared with storage containers to take home leftovers.
1. Asian Cabbage Salad With Roasted Broccoli
This crunchy cabbage salad gets a boost of flavor from roasted broccoli florets. It also contains edamame, cherry tomatoes, herbs, and seeds. The tangy-sweet dressing brings it all together.
2. Black Bean Salad
Make this colorful salad ahead of time. It contains rice, bell peppers, green onions, and black beans tossed in an apple cider vinegar and olive oil dressing.
3. 5 Ingredient Vegan Spinach Lasagna
Only 5 ingredients needed for this easy spinach lasagna! Use lasagna noodles, spinach, pasta sauce, vegan ricotta, and shredded vegan cheese. Add Italian seasoning too.
Spinach lasagna takes a bit of time, but it’s easy to pull together. Your family will love its cheesy goodness! Prep Sauce Simmer your favorite marinara sauce with some onions, garlic, and seasonings (per recipe below). Prep Filling Stir together spinach, ricotta, some mozzarella, and some parmesan.
4. Vegan Mexican Tortilla Roll Ups
Fill large tortillas with black beans, corn, bell pepper, onion, cilantro, and jalapeño. Spread on some hummus too. Serve fresh.
5. Southern Vegan Potato Salad
A vegan mayo dressing brings this classic potato salad together. It has potatoes, celery, green onion, mustard, and lemon. Add any veggies you like!
6. The Ultimate Vegan Seven-Layer Dip
Impress guests with this layered beauty. It contains refried beans, guacamole, salsa, vegan queso, tomatoes, olives, and green onions.
7. Rainbow Vegan Chickpea Salad
This colorful salad is made with chickpeas, red onion, cherry tomatoes, bell pepper, cucumbers, and a simple dressing.
8. Vegan Cranberry Meatballs
These hearty meatballs are made from cauliflower, quinoa, and cranberries. They have a meaty texture and are great served on toothpicks.
9. Greek Pasta Salad
Toss farfalle pasta with cherry tomatoes, cucumber, artichoke hearts, red onion, olives, garlic, vegan feta, and parsley. Top with a Greek vinaigrette.
10. Hawaiian Macaroni Salad
Elbow macaroni, pineapple, sweet pickle relish, vegan mayo, nut milk, and pineapple juice come together to make this tangy-sweet salad. Chill before serving.
11. Vegan Mexican Street Corn Salad
Grilled corn, vegan mayo, cilantro, and lime dress this spicy salad. Enjoy it cold or warm it up.
12. Cowboy Beans
These baked beans are filled with different types of beans, tomato sauce, mustard, onions, and mushrooms. You can even make them in the Instant Pot!
13. Vegan Green Bean Casserole
This classic casserole starts with a homemade mushroom soup base. Then add green beans and fried onions for that nostalgic flavor.
14. Cheesy Vegan Cauliflower Casserole
Cauliflower florets in a cashew cheese sauce get topped with crispy panko breadcrumbs in this savory baked dish.
15. Vegan Raspberry Bars
Only 5 ingredients needed for these delicious raspberry preserves oat bars. Drizzle them with a powdered sugar glaze.
16. Vegan Rice Noodle Pasta Salad
Chill spaghetti, arugula, cabbage, cucumber, and carrots in a sweet and salty Asian dressing to make this pasta salad.
17. Creamy Vegan One-Pot Pasta
Cook penne pasta in a rich cashew rosé sauce with roasted red peppers, spinach, and basil. Just keep stirring and adding broth as needed.
18. California Roasted Sweet Potato Kale Salad
Roasted sweet potato, kale, dried cranberries, avocado, and chickpeas are topped with a sweet and spicy pistachio sprinkle.
19. 5-Ingredient Vegan Jalapeno Poppers
Mix vegan cream cheese with garlic, salt, and pepper then fill jalapenos. Coat with vegan bacon bits and green onion before baking.
20. Quinoa Edamame Salad
Toss together quinoa, edamame, dried cranberries, bell pepper, cucumber, and carrot. Drizzle on an Asian inspired dressing and chill before serving.
21. Easy Summer Rolls
Fill rice paper wraps with lettuce, cabbage, carrots, mango, bell pepper, cucumber, avocado, and fresh mint for these easy summer rolls.
22. Asian Cabbage Salad
Shredded napa cabbage, green onions, sesame seeds, and peanuts are all you need for this simple Asian salad.
23. Air Fryer Roasted Red Skin Potatoes
Let your air fryer do the work! Just cube washed potatoes and coat with oil, salt, and pepper for quick roasted potatoes.
24. Vegan Cashew Cheese Ball
Blend cashews, vinegar, nutritional yeast, herbs, and oil together then form into a ball. Garnish with nuts and dried fruit.
25. Flavorful Vegan Pizza Pinwheels
Roll out pizza dough and cover with sauce, vegan cheese, and veggies. Cut into pinwheels then bake until crispy.
26. Vegan Shepherd’s Pie
Lentils and veggies topped with creamy mashed potatoes make a hearty and comforting main dish.
27. Chipotle Carrot Hummus
This unique hummus has sautéed carrots, garlic, and smoky chipotle chili powder.
28. Mini Vegan Sausage Pies
These cute little hand pies are filled with a sausage-like mixture of nuts, mushrooms, and spices.
29. Vegan Spinach Artichoke Dip
Blend cashews, nutritional yeast, lemon juice, and artichokes then bake this creamy dip. Serve with crackers or veggies.
30. Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies
Crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside. This classic cookie swaps dairy for vegan butter and coconut sugar.
31. Mediterranean Couscous Salad
Tender couscous, cucumber, bell pepper, parsley, arugula, and chickpeas in a zesty dressing.
32. Vegan Barley Salad
Chewy, nutty barley with vegetables in a tangy dressing makes this hearty salad.
33. Thai Green Curry Guacamole
Avocados, Thai curry paste, cilantro, scallions, and ginger fuse together in this unique dip.
34. Buffalo Cauliflower Bites
Bake cauliflower florets with a crispy coating then toss in spicy buffalo sauce.
35. Mini Vegan Blueberry Galettes
These individual rustic pies have a flaky crust with bubbly blueberry filling inside.
36. Southern Vegan Mac and Cheese
Elbow macaroni in an ultra cheesy sauce made from creamy coconut-based vegan cheese.
37. Vegan Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole
This comforting casserole is made with vegan chicken, broccoli, rice, and cream sauce.
38. Vegan Collard Green Wraps
Collard green wrappers hold a mixture of roasted eggplant, carrots, millet, and orange mustard sauce.
39. Vegan Brownies
Rich, fudgy brownies that are flourless and have a crisp top with a chewy center.
40. Vegan BBQ Chickpea Pizza
Sweet, tangy pizza with chickpeas, vegan cheese, and barbecue sauce atop a cauliflower crust.
41. Vegan Thai Noodle Salad
Chilled rice noodles, veggies, and Thai peanut sauce make this flavorful salad.
42. Fresh Spring Rolls
Rice paper wraps filled with noodles, crispy veggies, fresh herbs and two dipping sauces.
With this variety of vegan options, you’ll be sure to find the perfect dish to make for a vegan potluck! Let me know if you have any other great vegan potluck recipe ideas.
Frequently Asked Questions About Easy Vegan Potluck Ideas
What kinds of vegan dishes work well for potlucks?
Some vegan-friendly options that are hits at potlucks include pasta salads, noodle dishes, dips and spreads, roasted veggie trays, sandwiches and wraps, hearty stews or chilis, and yummy desserts.
How can I adjust traditional potluck recipes to be vegan?
Substitute dairy milk with plant-based milks, use vegan butter or oil in place of butter, replace eggs with flax or chia seeds, swap cheese for vegan cheese or leave it out completely. Get creative with plant-based ingredients!
What if I’m not vegan? Can I still bring something?
Absolutely! Many everyday recipes can easily be made vegan or have vegan alternatives. Accidentally vegan recipes are also great options. Just read labels and ingredient lists carefully. Asking the host for recommendations is a good idea too.
What about desserts?
There are lots of naturally vegan desserts to choose from. Whip up chocolate chip cookies, brownies, fruit crisps, or pies. There are also amazing egg, dairy and cream replacements that let you veganize traditional dessert recipes.