29 Must-Try Freezable Vegan Meal Recipe Ideas + Tips
HurryTheFoodUp is reader-powered. If you click through using links on our site we may earn a small commission at no cost to you.
From options suitable for an instant healthy lunch to scrumptious vegan freezer meals you can have on busy weeknights, these make-ahead freezable vegan meals are the ultimate, time and stress-saving solutions to eating healthy as a vegan!
I’m always on the lookout for more ways to make the most out of my vegan recipes and this time, I think I’ve really outdone myself. Let’s face it guys, life can be a little demanding and every night sometimes can feel like a busy night.
When the day’s done and I’m exhausted, the last thing I need is another workout, thinking about what to eat and how to get started making it.
Cooking from scratch almost every day was overwhelming and just about wore me out but one fateful night, I had the bright idea to make a double batch of my meal and I haven’t looked back ever since.
Not only am I saving a lot more of my precious time with meal prep, but also a bit of money as I buy in bulk, cook and store them in individual portions I can always have when I’m not in the mood to chef it up.
Whether you’re searching for freezable vegetarian meals or vegan meal prep ideas to take the stress out of cooking and healthy eating, these freezer-friendly vegan recipes should do just the trick!
29 of the best frozen vegan meal recipes
And, if you’re looking for more time and money-saving solutions for your favourite vegan foods, have a look at these leftover vegetable recipes to cut down on the waste.
Too tired to cook but fear they might rot? Don’t let your wholesome ingredients go down the drain, check out these guides on how to freeze fresh vegetables for insight on how to preserve your precious produce.
As a bonus, I’m also throwing in this vegetarian protein fix to help make your plant-based diet a lot more fruitful.
With all these ideas, you can comfortably say goodbye to grumpy nights with grumbling bellies as well as expensive and tiring cooking sessions with your new favorite freezer-friendly recipes!
Have a look at these vegan freezer meal prep ideas to get started.
Vegan freezer dump breakfasts
Bonus: use any toppings you please!
Note: make ahead by prepping the batter nights before or even the pancakes themselves
Have your authentic Vegan Banana Pancakes ready in 20 minutes. Complete with easy-to-follow cooking instructions compiled by the best vegan pancake makers around!
Bonus: serve with a side of some fresh toast
Note: make sure plastic containers use to store this is airtight to prevent freezer burn
Thick and full flavoured with a moreish tang. Low in calories, ready in 15 minutes and just as good as the ‘original’ from Heinz!
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp
Bonus: have with some fresh wholegrain bread to make it all the more filling
Note: allow to thaw completely before warming in an oven, on a pan or in the microwave
Tofu, spices and veggies combine to make the ultimate vegan breakfast, a tofu scramble, in this vegan-friendly take on the classic.
Bonus: ready in just 15 minutes
Note: make ahead and freeze in individual portions
Looking for a tasty new porridge recipe? Try bulgur porridge! No oats, just bulgur wheat, drizzled with sweet rhubarb.
Bought a tad too much rhubarb for this recipe and don’t want it to go to waste? Have a look at this guide on how to freeze rhubarb to keep your crimson red veggie fresh!
Bonus: try it out with the hearty sweet potato
Note: freeze just the potatoes and make the tomatoes fresh
Vegan Breakfast Potatoes – the best way to start the day. Animal-friendly, high in protein and even higher in taste. Yes please!
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp
Bonus: use ripe bananas for this
Note: prep it the night before to make it even more flavourful
A beautiful mix of bananas, cacao powder and peanut butter for this oatmeal. All three ingredients are known for their “affinity” to each other.
Bonus: ready in just 20 minutes
Note: freeze the batter or the pancakes without the toppings
These tangy chickpea pancakes are vegan and incredibly tasty. Getting them right is easy – just follow our simple cooking steps!
As a bonus, here’s a guide on how you can freeze leftover olives if you happen to have any.
Vegan frozen meals and recipes for lunch
Bonus: blend the shallots, mint and garlic to make this ultimate comfort food less lumpy
Note: allow to thaw completely before reheating
On the search for a quick, tasty homemade soup recipe? This pea and mint soup is deliciously easy and vegan too!
Bonus: serve with a side of bread for lunch or dinner
Note: you can make this ahead and freeze in an airtight container
A beautiful vegan soup starring cauliflower and lentils, spiced with a taste of Morocco. High in protein, works for lunch or dinner.
Bonus: add some extra fresh lemon juice or mustard to the veggie mix if you’d like it a bit stronger
Note: one of my favourite vegan dishes to freeze, just store without the parsley garnish
All the taste and all the goodness – without the fish. The new kid on the vegan block is even tastier than the original!
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp
Bonus: enjoy with some crusty bread for lunch or basmati rice for dinner, either would make amazing meals for big families
Note: freeze the stew and allow it to thaw completely before reheating
Chickpeas, bell peppers and juicy tomatoes are thrown together to make this quick and easy stew. Enjoy with bread or some rice for a filling lunch or dinner.
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp
Bonus: try adding some Tabasco sauce to give it a bit more oomph
Note: wrap in some tin foil and freeze
The new vegan burrito is here, paving the way and setting the standard. Mega quick and perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner!
Bonus: use your favorite pasta for this
Note: I like to freeze this without the spinach and basicl and add the fresh herbs when serving
Looking for a healthy vegan pasta salad that you can prep ahead for lunch? Try our Mediterranean pasta salad!
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp
Bonus: haven’t got a microwave? Just boil the potatoes instead!
Note: one of my favorite freezer meals that can be reheated easily
So many vegetables, so little time to make. Hit your nutrient and vitamin count for the day with ease. No need to spend loads of time doing it, either.
Vegetarian freezer meals for dinner
Bonus: one of the easiest vegetarian freezer meals to customise, just include your favourite veggies instead!
Note: freeze the sauce and make the pasta fresh when you’re ready to serve
Love a good bolognese but trying to eat less meat? Try our healthy, plant-based lentil bolognese – you’ll never look back!
Bonus: you can add other veggies of your choice and serve as lunch too
Note: freeze and allow to thaw overnight in the fridge before slowly heating in a microwave or pan
Looking for a speedy noodle dish, packed with vegetables and flavour? The search is over with this easy vegetable lo mein!
Bonus: a hearty vegan dish great for freezer cooking
Note: perfect for weeknight dinners, just reheat slowly and make rice fresh
The classic curry takes on a new face with our vegan tikka masala. Full of healthy veg and fragrant flavors, this is sure to win your heart!
Bonus: serve with tortillas and a dollop of some sour cream for a light dinner
Note: allow the chili to thaw completely before reheating in an oven or over low flame
A great example of amazing vegan comfort food for those chilly days! This chili sin carne is warming and full of flavor.
Bonus: would work well with a side of some brown rice
Note: one of the best stews for vegan freezer cooking! Just freeze and thaw in the fridge overnight
After something light and tasty for dinner? Try our high protein coconut mushroom stew – did we mention it’s vegan too?
Bonus: you can have on it’s own or with chunks of wholegrain bread
Note: freeze in smaller portions and reheat slowly before serving
Looking for a healthy vegan soup to add to your repertoire? This lentil vegetable soup is the perfect option!
Bonus: I like to serve this with a sprinkle of vegan parmesan cheese
Note: one of the best frozen vegan meals to store in individual portions
A tasty vegan eggplant and tomato pasta with navy beans and kale. Super healthy and super tasty!
Bonus: prep this meal the night before to make it even all the more flavourful
Note: freeze just the stew and make the rice fresh
After a high protein, high fibre, low calorie vegetarian dinner? Our Mexican bean stew is just the ticket! Try it now!
Bonus: adding some tablespoons of onion chutney is the best way to elevate this meal
Note: freeze in smaller portions and allow tothaw completely before heating
The sexiest lentil stew you have ever eaten. A nutritional powerhouse, this recipe is here to kickstart your year – and your health.
Bonus: you could also crumble the tofu in the bolognese for an even more authentic experience
Note: make the pasta fresh and freeze just the sauce
It was about time we veganized the Italian classic and we’re proud to say we were successful. Please welcome, the amazing Anti Bolognese!
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp
Bonus: make ahead of time and reheat so it’s warm
Note: you could freeze just the sauce and make the pasta fresh when you’re ready to have some
After a healthy pasta arrabiata recipe? Try ours! With aubergine and a crushed almond topping, this is the best out there!
Throw in some vegan cheese as a topping to add a bit more pizzaz to your meal! Here’s a guide on how to freeze cheese if you have some left over after making this dish.
Bonus: I like to have this with some warm pita bread to make it all the more hearty
Note: allow this dish to thaw completely overnight in the fridge before reheating to serve
A tasty bowl of lentils with vegetables in a tahini sauce and cashews. This veggie comfort food is just what an autumn day calls for.
Bonus: a lovely freezer-friendly casserole dish the whole family can enjoy
Note: reheat this in the microwave or oven after allowing to thaw
A dump and bake dish that will please everyone, this bean and pasta vegetarian casserole makes a perfect healthy dinner.
- Preheat the oven to 230C/ 450 F.
- In a stove top and oven proof medium sized casserole dish add the chopped garlic cloves and half the olive oil.3 cloves garlic, 2 tsp olive oil
- Cook the garlic on the stove until it begins to turn golden brown around the edges. Take off the heat. If you don’t have a casserole dish to fry your garlic in, just use a small pan and transfer, when the garlic is ready.
- Add the white beans, whole wheat pasta, vegetable broth, kale, chili flakes, thyme and salt to the casserole dish. Mix everything together. Make sure the pasta is in contact with the broth.5 oz wholegrain pasta, 1 cup white beans, cooked, 1 ¼ cup vegetable broth, ½ tsp chili flakes, 4 oz kale leaves, ½ tsp thyme, dried
- Spread out the cherry tomatoes into the mix.12 cherry tomatoes
- Bake for 35-40 minutes.
- Halfway through the bake mix the casserole with a spatula to ensure all of the ingredients have an equal bake. At the end the pasta should be soft and cooked, and the broth almost completely evaporated.
- Top casserole with parsley, basil and remaining teaspoon of olive oil. Season with pepper and salt to taste and enjoy.2 tbsp parsley, fresh, 1 cup basil, fresh, Salt and pepper to taste, 1 tsp olive oil
- Make-ahead? Yes, works well.
- Freezable? Certainly, it can be stored in the freezer.
Bonus: an amazing vegan weight loss meal
Note: include toppings only when you’re ready to serve
Searching for a sweet, spicy and simple vegan noodle dish for dinner? This tofu vegan pad thai hits the mark every time!
Bonus: serve this comfort food with some bread on the side
Note: add the toppings only when you’re ready to serve
Easy Curried Butternut Squash and Coconut Soup. A delicious blend of coconut sweetness and curried squash make this an absolute fall treat.
Plant-based meals can be frozen and will keep well if they’re stored properly. Just allow the prepared meal to cool down at room temperature before popping them into airtight, freezer-safe containers and throwing them in the freezer.
Freezable meals come in all kinds of varieties and regardless of your diet type, there’s definitely something for you. Casseroles, pastas, stews, soups and even chilis are just a few types of meals that can freeze really well.
Vegan food, just like any kind of food, should last up to 6 months in the freezer without going bad if stored properly.
I’m not a fan of keeping food for too long so I suggest you consume your meals within a week or two so it’s still fresh and enjoyable.
If you’d like even more information, have a look at this article on freezing and food safety for more insight.
Yes, cooked rice can be frozen and many of the recipes that involve them above call for just that.
I like to make my rice fresh before serving but if you won’t have time for the preparation, freezing it alongside your sauce, soup or stew is another great option!
Vegan meat like tofu and tempeh can definitely be frozen to be used at a later date.
If you’re not ready to consume your plant-based alternative, all you need to do is seal the meat properly before tucking it into the freezer.
There’s something I’ve got to mention though, it’s super important you label the meat and don’t consume it past its expiry date! This is very necessary if you’re removing it from it’s original package.
Going and being vegan has never been easier with these freezable vegan meals. Just make a batch of some of your favorite recipes when you’re free, store them in the freezer properly and step into the less stressful side of things!