Now is the time to fully immerse yourself in these cozy fall ingredients. If you’re a soup lover, can’t get enough of casseroles, or wait all year to feast on a hot, seasonal pasta dish, your time has come. Squash, pumpkin, sweet potatoes and more are at their peak, just waiting to be tasted. To celebrate the season, we’ve rounded up some of our favorites vegetarian fall recipes, and each is more enticing than the next.
Fall is one of our favorite times of the year to enjoy vegetarian recipes. Not only is this the perfect time to help the body reset (post-summer indulgence, pre-vacation happiness), but the markets are full of nutritious, nourishing, and absolutely delicious products. seasonal vegetables that are so satisfying. If you are already thinking about the different ways to use them all, then add these recipes to your favorites as they take full advantage of all the flavors of fall.
Keep scrolling for these healthy, hearty, and uplifting vegetarian fall recipes. Even the most avowed meat-eaters will dig and come back for a few seconds, so be prepared to add them to your weekly rotation.
Why we love it: The vegetables, herbs, and tomato sauce marinate together on the stovetop until everything is incredibly satisfying and almost meaty richness. Tons of freshly grated Parmesan, basil leaves and a pinch of flaked salt and freshly ground pepper make us want to dive right into this bowl.
Hero ingredient: Tofu is the best vegetarian ingredient for “scrambling” into something that shares the consistency of ground beef.
Half-baked Harvest Sage Butter Cheese and Pumpkin Ravioli
Why we love it: This is an easy 30 minute dinner that feels like a restaurant. It’s perfect for fall and great for nights when you want something cozy, but also want something quick and easy.
Hero ingredient: A small amount of honey enhances the sweetness and is so delicious.
Spicy vegan corn soup
Why we love it: This spicy vegan corn soup will be rotating weekly for all of us. It is a wonder of a dish. Keep things vegan by using coconut milk to add creaminess and richness. The coconut flavor also complements the sweetness of the corn while balancing the heat a bit.
Hero ingredient: Roasted Poblano which is one of our favorite flavors in all dips and soups.
Creamed Spaghetti Squash with Browned Half-Baked Harvest Butter Patches
Why we love it: It’s just the perfect dish to make ahead of time. It’s an easy and delicious recipe that can serve as a hearty side dish or a vegetarian main course. Roasting the squash brings out its sweetness and transforms the strands into a luxurious, buttery goodness. It sounds too good to be true, but it is not.
Hero ingredient: Using goat cheese will keep the sauce creamy.
Vegan Butternut Squash Soup
Why we love it: This flavorful soup is incredibly healthy, creamy and satisfying. It doesn’t get much better than that. Warming spices give the soup an unexpected depth of flavor.
Hero ingredient: Coconut milk adds the perfect amount of richness.
Minimalist Baker Nourishing Spicy Black-eyed Pea Bowls
Why we love it: It’s a nutrient-dense, plant-based, gluten-free dish that also happens to be satisfying, filling, and super tasty. It’s the perfect meal prep dish so you can enjoy it on busy weeknights without having to make a mess.
Hero ingredient: The bright and spicy sauce makes it all come together.
Roasted Mushrooms With Thyme And Smoked Salt
Why we love it: This mouth-watering side dish is comfortable, delicious, and perfect for every season. Caramelized mushrooms are bursting with flavor and pair perfectly with toast, as a vegetarian main dish or in a bowl of cereal.
Hero ingredient: Don’t skimp on garlic!
Fed and Fit Enchilada Boats Zucchini
Why we love it: These boats are fun, light, cool, and as beautiful as they taste. Filled with all of the delicious enchilada flavors we love, this is a great way to satisfy a Mexican craving.
Hero ingredient: Add a little festivity and garnish with sliced avocado and chopped cilantro.
Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Whipped Feta and Hot Honey
Why we love it: It is a sweet, savory and spicy dish that warms the soul and fills the belly. Sweet potatoes are the perfect blank canvas for gorgeous, sumptuous ingredients like those in this recipe.
Hero ingredient: Hot honey is a dream.
Minimalist Baker Kale and Sweet Potato Fritters
Why we love it: All you need for these delicious donuts is seven ingredients, one bowl, and 30 minutes. It’s the perfect way to add a fun element to a weekday meal or slip veggies into a decadent brunch.
Hero ingredient: Garam masala adds a complex and warm flavor.
Pita Tostadas with Butternut Squash, Black Beans and Avocado
Why we love it: Did you know that you can make a nutritious sauce with roasted butternut squash? It’s the perfect base for this Mexican themed tostada with a twist.
Hero ingredient: The grilled pita is a surprising and tasty dish.
Spoon Fork Bacon Pumpkin Mac and Cheese
Why we love it: Next time you need a quick 30-minute meal, that’s it. If you love a gooey cheese sauce then you don’t want to miss this absolutely delicious dish.
Hero ingredient: The cheese sauce is an absolute creamy dream.
Sweet and sour cider Brussels sprouts
Why we love it: Even the pickiest eaters and outspoken enemies of Brussels sprouts will return for a few seconds once they try this magnificent meal. The trick is to shred them into fine little ruffled bites, then sear them thoroughly in a cast iron skillet for perfect charring.
Hero ingredient: The apple cider makes this sweet vinegar sauce on top a delight.
Root vegetable gratin with cheese
Why we love it: Have you ever seen something more beautiful than this colorful gratin? It’s the perfect side dish for the holidays, but you won’t want to wait that long to try it. It’s a delicious, warming and comforting dish that uses some of our most beloved fall vegetables.
Hero ingredient: Beets are nature’s sweets and never more so than in this magnificent dish.
Half Cooked Harvest Butternut Squash White Lasagna with Sun-Dried Tomatoes
Why we love it: It doesn’t get much better than a dish that can be completely assembled ahead of time, and this one is so delicious you can serve it on a busy weeknight or save it for your next party. Four cheeses, roasted squash, sundried tomatoes and pasta… yum!
Hero ingredient: Sun-dried tomatoes add a savory, sweet flavor.
Easy Pumpkin Soup with Spicy Croutons from Full of Plants
Why we love it: This soup is as easy and quick to make as it is tasty. It’s basically fall in a bowl!
Hero ingredient: The crunchy and spicy croutons are to die for.