7 Nutritious High Protein Vegan Dinner Recipes


It’s not too difficult to find high protein vegan snacks, but it can be tricky to find good dinner recipes that are high in protein.

Lucky for you, I have a bunch.

I’ve put together a list of 7 of the best high protein vegan dinner recipes that I know of, but you can find more by going to my massive list of high protein vegan recipes and filtering just for “meals”.

1. Easy Vegan Chili Sin Carne

vegan chili sin carne

This vegan chili is as good or better than any chili I had before I went vegan.

It’s one of the few chili recipes that incorporates lentils, which have a great nutritional profile, packed with protein.

2. Vegan Curried Tofu Scramble with Spinach Recipe

vegan curried tofu scramble

Some might consider this a breakfast recipe, but I’ve eaten it multiple times for dinner. It has enough other veggies on top of the tofu that it’s filling and has a good amount of protein.

3. High Protein Pasta with Creamy White Sauce

high protein creamy pasta vegan

I’m not sure calling it “creamy white sauce” is the best visualization, but this is one of the best high protein pasta recipes I’ve come across, and it tastes great as well.

To make it you’ll need vegan sausages, usually made from vital wheat gluten, and unfortunately pretty expensive. But once in a while, it’s a great dinner.

4. Red Cabbage Salad with Curried Seitan

red cabbage salad with seitan

Seitan is probably the king of vegan protein sources, it’s macros beat pretty much any protein, including animal sources.

This is a nice light salad with a nice dose of protein.

See my collection of seitan recipes for more ideas.

5. Seitan Panang Curry

seitan panang curry

This is another delicious seitan recipe with a curry flavor.

Just a heads up, you will probably want to pair it with rice or noodles for a more hearty meal.

6. Zucchini Noodles and Marinated Tofu

zucchini noodles and tofu

Tofu is one of my go-to ingredients for high protein meals, and having it with zucchini keeps the overall calories low, but the protein high.

7. Grilled Breaded Tofu Steaks

breaded tofu steaks

Finally, we have breaded tofu steaks, which taste amazing.

The coating consists of a bunch of ingredients, but mainly things like flaxseed and spice powders, so you’re not adding any empty calories.

I’d suggest putting this in a wrap or on rice to make a more filling dinner meal.

That’s the end of this list. You can check out the giant list of recipes I linked to in the intro, or see my list of high protein vegan tofu recipes for more meal ideas.

About the author

Dale Cudmore

Your friendly neighborhood vegan from Toronto. Chemical engineer turned semi-professional soccer player and freelance nutrition writer. I've been vegan for years and try to make life easier for others by sharing what I've learned.

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