9 Easy Frozen Vegan Meals To Make Ahead

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When you’re trying to eat healthily but struggle to get fresh food daily, your freezer can be your best ally. Rather than being tempted by takeout, consider keeping your plant-based ingredients and pre-made dishes stashed away and ready at your convenience.

Here are 9 frozen vegan meal ideas that can make your life more convenient.

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9 Best Frozen Vegan Recipes For Busy Days

Simple Tofu Scramble

Tofu scramble with vegetables in white plate | Simple Tofu Scramble | 9 Easy Frozen Vegan Meals To Make Ahead

Easy to make and low cholesterol are two reasons you should consider putting this dish on your “frozen vegan recipe” menu. Tofu is the main ingredient which is cooked with vegan cream, turmeric powder, and nutritional yeast. You can eat it with your favorite veggies and herbs for a quick breakfast or a light meal. 

This dish can be frozen for 2 months in safe freezer containers or ziplock bags. Reheat it in the microwave for 20 – 30 seconds before serving.

Quinoa Fried “Rice”

A little twist is that we use quinoa instead of rice in this dish. Have you ever tried cold quinoa fried “rice” before? It tastes so much better and crunchier. You can make this mix with quinoa carrots, cabbages, peppers, zucchinis, mushrooms, and your leftovers – a wonderful vegan meal to clean out your fridge.

This dish can be stored in the freezer for 2-3 months. Set the microwave in low mode to reheat and stir often if warming it in the saucepan.

Creamy Broccoli Pasta

Summer pasta with broccoli, spinach, basil, creamy sauce and cheese | Creamy Broccoli Pasta | 9 Easy Frozen Vegan Meals To Make Ahead

With some broccoli, flour, pasta, almond milk, olive oil, onion, and garlic powder, you can make yourself a fancy pasta dish just like your local Italian restaurant. If you prefer your pasta to be “cheesy,” add nutritional yeast or some store-bought vegan cheese.

You can keep this frozen recipe in the freezer for 2-3 months. Before reheating, add some more almond milk or other non-dairy milk to keep it moist and tasty.

Vegan Mushroom Soup

We’re sure that mushroom fans will love this vegan soup. Fresh brown or cremini mushrooms cooked up with some coconut milk, herbs, and cornstarch can be served up with a delicious panini or even rice. If you’re feeling a little luxurious, add some vegan dry wine to the cooking process, and this soup will be a fancy dinner for busy days. 

This mushroom soup can be kept in your freezer for 2-3 months and while reheating it on the stove, make sure to stir often.

Yellow Chickpea Cauliflower Curry

Curry with chickpeas, pumpkin, and cauliflower in white bowls on the table | Yellow Chickpea Cauliflower Curry | 9 Easy Frozen Vegan Meals To Make Ahead

This is a healthy, Asian-inspired vegan dish that will make your meal-time more colorful. In India, people have used turmeric in cooking for centuries. The vibrant yellow ingredient can be added with chickpeas, cauliflower, garlic, onions, and coconut milk to make a naturally sweet dish that can be plucked out of your freezer on cold days. 

If you’re not a cauliflower fan, try any other vegetable instead. 

This frozen vegan food can be stored in the freezer for up to 5 months. Reheat it in a microwave, some warm water, or a saucepan. Try adding some avocado slices or chopped tomatoes before eating. 

Vegan Broccoli “Cheese” Soup

Vegetable and cheese cream soup with broccoli and croutons over wooden background | Vegan Broccoli Cheese Soup | 9 Easy Frozen Vegan Meals To Make Ahead

Surprise! There is no dairy in this creamy vegan dish! It’s a mixture of blended potatoes, herbs, and veggies. It’s undoubtedly a fancy, healthy vegan meal to start the week. 

This thick, rich, and cheese-like soup is made with sauteed onion, celery, carrots, and broccoli stems. Add a Yukon gold potato, garlic, and tasty broth to the pan and, once cooked, blend with cashews and mustard. You can freeze the mixture at this point to serve later with steamed broccoli and a drizzle of lemon juice. Roast some garlic broccoli florets and bread cubes for extra flavor. You can keep this soup frozen up to 3 months in the freezer for future meals.

Vegan Tortilla Soup

Mexican tomato, bean, bell pepper soup in black bowl. | Vegan Tortilla Soup | 9 Easy Frozen Vegan Meals To Make Ahead

Freshen up your vegan menu with a brothy, smoky dish from Mexico. You will have a whole mix of your favorite flavors in just one bowl in this plant-based tortilla soup. 

Lightly browned Jackfruit is added to caramelized onions and garlic. Then comes chipotle peppers, smoky spices, and vegetable broth. 

Store a pot of vegan tortilla soup in the freezer for a quick, delicious snack at night. Serve with a little lime, some avocado, and, if you like it, cilantro. With containers and freezer bags, you can keep it frozen for 2-3 months.

Vegan Burrito

pepper corn black bean quinoa burritos on a dark wood background | Vegan Burrito | 9 Easy Frozen Vegan Meals To Make Ahead

Are you a burrito fan? Then freezing burritos is a great idea to save time when fixing a tasty snack. Burritos can be wrapped individually for a convenient on-the-go work snack. Each one can be made with slightly different ingredients, so you don’t get bored.

You can fill your burritos with rice (or quinoa), black beans, corn sofrito mix, and guacamole. Be careful not to add lettuce, as this tends to get mushy when defrosted.

You can also add some “leftovers” into burritos and never waste food again. Among our best frozen vegan meals, vegan burritos might be the most “easy-going” and convenient freezer dish. It can stay delicious in your freezer for 1-3 months.

Cranberry Almond Energy Bites

Raw dried fruit, oatmeal, nuts energy balls | Cranberry Almond Energy Bites | 9 Easy Frozen Vegan Meals To Make Ahead

To end this list, spoil yourself with some no-bake sweet energy balls. It doesn’t take much time or effort to make these tasty bites. Simply blend nuts, oats, hemp hearts, spices, and natural sweetener with dough and roll into small round balls. Store them in the freezer, maximum 3 months, and take some to the office for snacks. 

Besides these 9 frozen vegan meals (ok 8 meals, one snack), do you have any vegan food suggestions to store in the freezer? Share and leave your recipes below in the comments section.

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