53 mouthwatering vegan comfort food recipes for fall – from creamy soups to hearty casseroles and sweet desserts! Cozy and delicious.
As the leaves change color and the air turns crisp, there’s nothing quite like indulging in hearty and delicious comfort food to embrace the spirit of fall.
And guess what? You don’t have to miss out on any of these comforting flavors if you’re following a vegan diet. In fact, plant-based comfort food can be just as satisfying and soul-warming as traditional dishes, if not more so!
Here are 50 of the best vegan comfort food recipes for fall. These recipes cover a wide range of flavors and textures, from creamy soups to decadent desserts, all designed to keep you cozy and satisfied as the temperatures drop.
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Vegan Fall Recipes
I LOVE autumn – sweaters, football, and food! It’s a season of wholesome indulgence! As autumn arrives, it’s the perfect time to savor the abundance of healthy vegan fall recipes. Whether you’re fully on board with a WFPB diet or simply looking to incorporate more plant-based goodness into your routine, these recipes will keep you feeling energized and satisfied throughout the fall.
Ready? Let’s explore the delicious world of autumnal vegan cuisine together!
Vegan Pantry Staples for Fall
Building a well-stocked vegan pantry for fall will help you create delicious and comforting meals throughout the season. Here are some plant-based pantry staples I always have on hand:
- Canned Pumpkin: Perfect for soups, chili, stews, baked goods, and pumpkin-based dishes.
- Dried Legumes: Beans (black beans, chickpeas, lentils), ideal for hearty soups, stews, and chili.
- Grains: Rice, quinoa, pasta, and oats are versatile staples for various recipes.
- Vegetable Broth: A base for soups and stews, both homemade and store-bought options. Always opt for low-sodium brands when available. You could also make your own by using my DIY bouillon powder.
- Canned Tomatoes: Whole, diced, or crushed tomatoes for sauces, soups, and chili.
- Coconut Milk: Adds creaminess to curries, soups, and desserts.
- Nuts and Seeds: Almonds, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, and flaxseeds are great for snacking, baking, and garnishing.
- Nut Butter: Peanut, almond, or cashew butter for spreads, sauces, and baking.
- Herbs and Spices: Cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, sage, thyme, and rosemary add warmth and flavor to fall dishes.
- Maple Syrup: A natural sweetener for pancakes, oatmeal, and baking.
- Vegan Bouillon Cubes or Powder: For enhancing the flavor of soups and stews.
- Pasta Sauce: Look for vegan-friendly options or make your own using canned tomatoes.
- Flour: Organic unbleached all-purpose flour, almond flour, whole wheat pastry flour, and whole wheat flour for baking and thickening.
- Pumpkin Seeds: A nutritious and crunchy topping for salads and soups.
- Dried Fruits: Raisins, cranberries, and apricots for baking and snacking.
- Plant-Based Milk: Almond milk, soy, oat milk, cashew milk, or coconut milk for cooking and baking.
- Canned Vegetables: Corn, green beans, and peas for quick sides.
- Tofu or Tempeh: Versatile protein sources for stir-fries and grilling.
- Whole-grain mustard: Adds depth to sauces and dressings.
- Vegan Chocolate Chips: For sweet treats and baking.
- Nutritional Yeast: A cheesy flavor enhancer for sauces and toppings.
- Canned Coconut Cream: For rich and creamy desserts.
- Baking Powder and Baking Soda: Essential leavening agents for baking.
- Vinegar: Apple cider vinegar, balsamic vinegar, and rice vinegar for dressings and marinades.
- Onions and Garlic: Fresh or dried, they are the base of many dishes.
Having these vegan pantry staples on hand will make it easier to create a ton of delicious, comforting, and nutritious meals during the fall season. Whether you’re making hearty stews, pumpkin-spiced treats, or savory soups, a well-stocked pantry is your best culinary ally.
1. Vegan Butternut Squash Soup
A velvety, rich soup that captures the essence of fall in a bowl.
2. Vegan Chili
Chili is an absolute “must” when it comes to fall recipes. Packed with beans, vegetables, and spices, this chili will warm your soul. This one also includes pumpkin…BECAUSE IT’S FALL!!!
3. Creamy Vegan Mac and Cheese
Enjoy the classic comfort of mac and cheese, without the dairy.
4. Vegan Pumpkin Risotto
Creamy and savory with the perfect touch of pumpkin flavor.
5. Vegan Shepherd’s Pie
A hearty, savory pie filled with protein-packed lentils, and veggies, and topped with mashed potatoes.
6. Vegan Lentil Loaf
A flavorful and much healthier alternative to traditional meatloaf.
7. Vegan Spinach and Mushroom Lasagna
Layers of pasta, creamy spinach, and mushrooms, all vegan!
8. Easy Vegetable Pot Pie with Biscuit Topping
Vegan pot pie filled with hearty vegetables and topped with homemade biscuits.
9. Vegan Sweet Potato Casserole
A popular decadent side dish covered with a crunchy pecan topping.
10. Vegan Stuffed Bell Peppers
Stuffed with a mixture of rice, beans, and veggies. Perfect as a meal or a side.
11. Vegan Mushroom Stroganoff
A creamy and comforting pasta dish with mushrooms that’s filling, healthy, and delicious.
12. Vegan BBQ Pulled Jackfruit Sandwiches
A smoky and savory sandwich that mimics pulled pork. Perfect for enjoying during the big game or chilly gray autumn day.
13. Vegan Cream of Broccoli Soup
A velvety soup perfect for a chilly fall day.
14. Vegan Biscuits and Gravy
Fluffy biscuits smothered in creamy vegan sausage gravy. If ever there was a recipe meant for cool brisk morning, this is it!
15. Vegan Creamy Tomato Basil Soup
A classic tomato soup with a vegan twist.
16. Vegan Pumpkin Pancakes
Start your day with fluffy, spiced pancakes.
17. Vegan Sweet Potato Gnocchi
Delicate pillows of sweet potato goodness in a sage brown butter sauce.
18. Vegan Mushroom and Barley Soup
A hearty soup featuring mushrooms and barley.
19. Vegan Spinach and Artichoke Dip
Creamy and cheesy, without the dairy.
20. Vegan Pumpkin Pie
A must-have dessert for your fall festivities.
21. Vegan Apple Crisp
Baked apples with a crispy, oat topping.
22. Vegan Pumpkin Bread
Moist and spiced pumpkin bread for a cozy snack.
23. Vegan Cinnamon Rolls
Warm, gooey cinnamon rolls topped with vegan cream cheese icing.
24. Vegan Cornbread
A perfect side for soups and chilis.
25. Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies
Warm, melty chocolate chips in every bite.
26. Vegan Maple Roasted Brussels Sprouts
A sweet and savory side dish.
27. Vegan Stuffed Acorn Squash
28. Vegan Creamy Cauliflower Soup
A velvety soup with roasted cauliflower goodness and a spicy kick.
29. Vegan Pumpkin Spice Latte
A homemade version of the seasonal favorite.
30. Vegan Cranberry Sauce
A tangy and sweet condiment for your holiday table.
31. Vegan Potato Leek Soup
A comforting and creamy soup with a delicate onion flavor.
32. Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake
A decadent dessert with a spiced pumpkin twist.
33. Vegan Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Creamy and garlicky, the ultimate comfort food.
34. Vegan Caramel Apples
A fun and sweet fall treat.
35. Vegan Creamed Spinach
A creamy and indulgent side dish.
36. Vegan Stuffed Mushrooms
Savory mushrooms stuffed with a flavorful filling.
37. Vegan Roasted Root Vegetables
A medley of earthy fall flavors.
38. Vegan Cabbage Rolls
Stuffed with grains, veggies, and tomato sauce.
39. Vegan Pumpkin Soup with Coconut Milk
Creamy and fragrant, with a touch of sweetness.
40. Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins
Perfect for breakfast or a snack on the go.
41. Vegan Apple Pie
A classic dessert that’s perfect for fall gatherings.
42. Maple Roasted Carrots
An easy side dish bursting with flavor and simplicity.
43. Vegan Roasted Garlic Hummus
A creamy dip with a roasted garlic twist.
44. Vegan Chocolate Avocado Mousse
A rich and creamy chocolate dessert.
45. Vegan Cranberry Walnut Quinoa Salad
A festive and nutritious salad for fall.
46. Vegan Zucchini Bread
A moist and flavorful way to use up zucchini.
47. Vegan Pumpkin Spice Waffles
A delightful autumn breakfast treat.
48. Vegan Broccoli and Cheese Casserole
A cheesy and comforting side dish for a chilly day or holiday gathering.
49. Vegan Pumpkin Spice Donuts
A sweet and spiced indulgence.
50. Vegan Pecan Pie
A sweet, nutty pie that’s a fall favorite.
51. Sheet Pan Pancakes
Sheet pan pancakes are perfect when you’re cooking for that holiday crowd coming in from out of town.
52. Shiitake Bacon
Sweet, salty, and crispy this recipe is a great way to wake up. Sheer comfort.
53. Vegan Pumpkin French Toast
All the flavors of autumn are on your breakfast plate. Warming spices and hot maple syrup are perfect for this vegan version of a classic recipe.
Embrace the flavors of fall with these 50 delectable vegan comfort food recipes. Whether you’re looking for a hearty soup, a savory casserole, or a sweet treat, there’s something on this list to satisfy every craving.
So, grab your apron, get cooking, and enjoy the cozy and comforting tastes of autumn—all without compromising your vegan lifestyle.
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