25 Oil-Free Vegan Recipes

Discover new ideas in this compilation of oil-free vegan recipes! This diet can be full of incredibly delicious food if you find the right dishes.

Collage of oil-free vegan recipes (stuffed shells, nacho cheese, scalloped potatoes, and tempeh sandwich.)

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I have many readers (and you!) that prefer to eat mostly vegan and oil-free. Having restrictive dietary needs can seem overwhelming, especially when you still want to eat incredibly delicious food. Good news – there are still plenty of dishes you can eat, and this list includes the best of the best recipes sorted into categories.

Below, you’ll find recipes like vegan stuffed shells, stir fry, corn chowder, homemade “sausage” patties, and more.


Vegan Breakfast Sausage Patties

4.26 from 86 votes
These vegan sausage patties have those traditional breakfast flavors, like sage and thyme, but are totally plant-based! Oil-free and packed with protein. 
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Carrot Cake Overnight Oats

5 from 1 vote
Whip up this vegan carrot cake overnight oats recipe for a convenient and nutritious breakfast. Packed with wholesome ingredients like nuts and shredded carrots, it's the perfect way to start your day!
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Tofu Scramble

5 from 38 votes
Vegan tofu scramble made with extra firm tofu and seasonings like nutritional yeast, Kala Namak salt, and paprika. You can add your favorite veggies for some added nutritional benefit and tastiness. 
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Maple Pecan Overnight Oats

4.69 from 19 votes
Overnight oats are a super easy and quick way to meal prep for breakfast!
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Pouring maple syrup into a jar of healthy maple pecan overnight oats.


Hummus Wraps

5 from 5 votes
Easy and healthy rainbow hummus wraps made with fresh vegetables.
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Breaded Cauliflower Tacos with Chili Lime Cream Sauce

5 from 1 vote
These healthy vegan tacos are stuffed with oil-free breaded cauliflower and a zesty chili lime cabbage slaw. This is a super fun recipe using an air fryer!
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Vegan Chickpea Teriyaki Meal Prep Bowls

4.92 from 25 votes
This recipe for Chickpea Teriyaki bowls with crunchy broccoli and savory soy sauce is a quick, easy and healthy idea for vegan meal prep.
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BBQ Tempeh Sandwich

4.50 from 6 votes
Meatless BBQ tempeh sandwiches are easy to make, satisfying, and nutritious!
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Vegan Stuffed Shells

4.43 from 7 votes
Vegan stuffed shells with tofu and cashew ricotta are lighter, healthier and cheaper––not to mention tastier––than other stuffed shell recipes!
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Chickpea Noodle Soup

4.67 from 15 votes
This recipe for chickpea noodle soup is a vegan twist on chicken noodle soup – and it’s BETTER. Just pure veggie deliciousness here. This soup is healthy, but comforting and hearty.
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Roasted Glazed Tofu

4.92 from 24 votes
This 5-ingredient glazed tofu roast is the perfect vegan alternative to a traditional ham roast.
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Instant Pot Corn Chowder

4.54 from 26 votes
This Instant Pot Corn Chowder is a favorite dinner recipe in our house because it’s so easy! I love Instant Pot recipes because I don’t have to hover over a hot stove. Just throw all the ingredients together, let the pot do its thing, and unveil DELICIOUS corn chowder when the timer goes off. Yum. Vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, and nut-free. Oil-free option.
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Vegan Broccoli Alfredo

4.75 from 24 votes
Creamy vegan alfredo served with roasted, cajun-spiced broccoli.
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Roasted Cauliflower and Lentil Soup

4.24 from 21 votes
This healthy vegan Roasted Cauliflower and Lentil Soup recipe is delicious & comforting without all the calories! 
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Vegan Slow Cooker Chili

Easy vegan slow cooker chili made with quinoa and enchilada sauce.
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Instant Pot Vegan Butter Chicken

This vegan butter chicken is made with soycurls and chickpeas right in the Instant Pot!
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Chickpea Stir Fry

This oil-free vegan stir fry is made with chickpeas, veggies, and a delicious homemade sauce.
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Air Fryer Fries

4.72 from 35 votes
Have no guilt digging into these healthy air fryer fries! I LOVE these smothered in vegan nacho cheese sauce or gravy. 
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Vegan Scalloped Potatoes

4.80 from 120 votes
Great as a side dish (or a main meal, let's be real) these homemade vegan scalloped potatoes are "cheesy" and delicious.
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Healthy Green Bean Casserole

4.53 from 19 votes
Creamy non-dairy sauce, green beans, and a baked onion topping come together to make this delicious healthy green bean casserole!
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Vegan green bean casserole in a cast iron pan with a dark wooden spoon.

Garlic Roasted Potatoes

4.82 from 11 votes
Crispy, easy-to-make garlic roasted potatoes. Perfect as a side dish for any meal.
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A close-up of roasted potatoes

Vegan Stuffed Mushrooms

5 from 7 votes
This healthy vegan stuffed mushrooms recipe makes for a fantastic appetizer, especially for the holiday season! Quinoa, sundried tomatoes, pecans…yum.
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Vegan Stuffed Mushrooms make for a tasty holiday appetizer!


Oil-Free Hummus

4.66 from 20 votes
Simple, vegan hummus made with aquafaba instead of olive oil.
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A bowl of hummus with pita bread

Vegan Nacho Cheese

4.77 from 42 votes
Cheesy, creamy, a little spicy, full of flavor – this vegan nacho cheese is delicious and healthy.
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A person dipping a chip into nacho cheese

Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Balls

5 from 5 votes
Protein balls made with chocolate and peanut butter. No protein powder necessary! This recipe is vegan and naturally sweetened with medjool dates.
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Chocolate peanut butter protein balls piled into a bowl. Some are plain, some coated in hemp seeds, some coated in cocoa powder.

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  1. Karissa, thanks again for featuring my green tofu scramble in your post!! This is a great roundup; I’m honored to be in such great company!

  2. What lovely recipes??? I love them and I am going to try them soon. Its always to have less oily food specially at night which is helpful for our digestive system

  3. Thank you for this list. I was recently told I needed to change to an oil free, dairy free diet due to gallbladder issues. I was wracking my brain trying to come up with meals so this list helped so much.

  4. What a great list. I loveee this so much. I have been trying to eat completely oil free so all of these recipes are a life saver!!! Also, thank you sooo much for featuring my black bean burritos!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

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