25 Light & Lovely Plant-Based Skillet Meals

25 Light & Lovely Plant-Based Skillet Meals

In search of easy skillet meals that are also lighter and packed with nutrition? Check out this fabulous collection of 25 Light and Lovely Plant-Based Skillet Meals for a whole array of easy skillet meals and cast iron skillet recipes that are lighter in calories, sodium, and fat, yet brimming with nutrients and flavor.

On those busy nights of the week (you know those nights—kid’s after-school sports practice, a long day at work, jam-packed commute) it can be so stressful to come home and think about cooking a complicated meal. Yet, you also want to settle down to a nutritious and comforting dinner to boost your health and energy at the end of a demanding day. Those family times at the table can help soothe emotional stress for the whole family, according to research. And even if it’s just one or two people at the dinner table, easy plant-based meal solutions offer so many rewards, from saving time to enjoying nutritious meals that promote good health. Enter skillet meals! The simple idea of tossing a few ingredients into a skillet to cook up and then serve right out of the pan is pure genius. Less time cooking and cleaning up, and more time settling down with a delicious healthy meal. That’s why I asked my favorite bloggers to share some of their top recipes for plant-based, vegan skillet meals that you can cook up and serve right out of the skillet. And boy did they deliver some delicious, creative skillet meal recipes! Each skillet recipe contains a satisfying balanced meal in one, and is moderate in calories, saturated fat, and sodium, yet packed with nutrition—and good taste! These cast iron skillet recipes can also be made in stainless skillet pans, too. Plus, I am sharing some of my own favorite vegan skillet recipes which I’ve served time and time again in my own kitchen to my family. Dig in!

Eat and Live Goodness,


25 Light & Lovely Plant-Based Skillet Meals

Brussel Sprout Tahini Pasta, Megan Ann, Short Girl Tall Order (shown above)

Chickpea Lentil Curry, Erin Alvarez, The Almond Eater (shown above)

Chickpea Spinach Curry, Amanda Logan, My Goodness Kitchen (shown above)

Corn Potato Sausage Skillet, Sharon Palmer, MSFS, RDN, The Plant-Powered Dietitian (shown above)
Curry Tofu Scramble, Bhawana Kumar, Fit Meal Ideas

Dandelion Greens + Beans Skillet, Gina Matsoukas, Running to the Kitchen (shown above)

Indian Spiced Tomato & Rice Stew, Linda Meyer, Veganosity (shown above)

Mexican Quinoa, Melissa Huggins, Vegan Huggs (shown above)
Mexican Vegetable Sauté, Teresa, A Plantiful Path
Moroccan Chickpea Freekeh Eggplant Skillet, Sharon Palmer, MSFS, RDN, The Plant-Powered Dietitian

One-Pot Lentil Mushroom Pasta, Jackie Sobon, Vegan Yack Attack (shown above)
One-Pot Baked Feta Pasta, Rachel Lessenden, Health My Lifestyle
Pasta Al Limone, Rebecca Pytell, Strength and Sunshine

Pineapple Fried Rice, Florentina Lile, Veggie Society (shown above)

Risotto with Mushrooms & Peas, Alena Schowalter, Nutriously (shown above)

Satay Sweet Potato Curry, Jessica Saunders, Vegan Punks (shown above)

Scalloped Potato White Bean Skillet, Sharon Palmer, MSFS, RDN, The Plant-Powered Dietitian (shown above)

Southwest Quinoa, Mary Ellen Valverde, V Nutrition and Wellness (shown above)

Sweet Corn Curry, Uma Raghupathi, Mrishtanna (shown above)
Sweet Potato, Chickpeas and Spinach Curry, Meesha Jim, My Plantiful Cooking

Thai Tempeh Noodle Skillet, Sharon Palmer, MSFS, RDN, The Plant-Powered Dietitian (shown above)
Tofu Orange Veggie Skillet, Connie, The Carrot Underground

Tuscan White Bean Skillet, Samantha Rowland, Bites of Wellness (shown above)


I love to use my cast iron skillet for a variety of healthy meals, even desserts! Check out my favorite skillet here. Check out my Amazon storefront to discover more of my essential plant-based cooking tools.

For other plant-based dinner recipe collections, check out the following:

20 One-Dish Plant-Based Meals Under 500 Calories
Top 50 BELOVED Vegan Dinner Recipes
Six Plant-Based Dinners Under 500 Calories
Top 22 High Protein Vegetarian Meals
40 Vegetarian Best Chili Recipes
25 Clean Vegan Bowls Under 500 Calories
20 Vegan Sheet Pan Recipes

Image: Easy Vegetable Tofu Bibimbap Skillet, Sharon Palmer, MSFS, RDN

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