These vegan Fall recipes offer the best kind of comfort food as we transition into this new season. With the drop in temperature, I say bring on all of the hearty stews, pumpkin everything, warm bread, and roasted vegetables! Here are 25 recipes that will hit the spot for sweater weather.
It’s finally here! This is the best time of year, in my opinion. Here in New England, it’s magical. Leaves turn fiery shades of crimson, yellow, and orange. Driving down tree-lined roads in the Fall offers a spectacular view and makes me feel so lucky to live in this special place.
With the shift in the landscape and atmosphere, it’s also a great time for hearty soups and stews, warm bread, pasta drizzled in an array of sauces, and pumpkin everything desserts! To help ease you into this season, here are 25 vegan fall comfort food recipes, full of carbs, sauce, flavor, and color.
Vegan Fall Recipes. Comfort Food Is Here!
There’s nothing better than grabbing a glass of wine or hot chocolate, baking bread, and prepping stews and bread during the fall months. It just smells and tastes so satisfying! If you are stumped about what to make or are just looking for some inspiration, these soups and stews, roasted vegetables, pasta dishes, and cozy vegan dessert recipes will hit the spot!
Indulge In These Vegan Fall Recipes: Soups and Stews
As the autumn air turns crisp and cozy, there’s a shift in our cravings. We long for something that warms not just our bodies but also our souls. It’s the season when nature itself puts on a stunning display of reds and golds, and our taste buds join in the celebration by yearning for hearty, satisfying meals. This is where the magic of the kitchen comes alive.
Imagine stepping into your kitchen with the promise of a sensory journey that engages all your senses. The aroma of seasonal ingredients fills the air as if it’s been invited right into your home.
Soups and stews take center stage. They’re so comforting, blending seasonal veggies, legumes, mushrooms, and warm spices into dishes that soothe both body and spirit.
As these vegan fall soups and stews simmer away, your kitchen will be filled with irresistible aromas. With each spoonful, you’ll be reminded of how cooking is such a lovely, sensory adventure. So, go ahead, step into your kitchen, and try some of these amazing recipes!
This New England vegan clam chowder is perfect for fall. Made with soy curls, chopped mushrooms, vegan bacon, thyme, and potatoes, it’s completely plant-based. Cashew cream adds some creaminess, and oyster crackers or fresh biscuits complete this chowder!
This seitan Bourguignon smells AMAZING. Plus, it’s easy to make and perfect for cold days. Seitan, vegan bacon, and mushrooms take the place of beef, while a bottle of cabernet sauvignon and fresh thyme will fill your kitchen with the best aroma!
This hearty vegan stew from Alissa over at Connoisseurus Veg uses portobellos to make this meaty vegan stew. Potatoes, veggies, herbs, and red wine are simmered together to make this hearty, feel-good dish!
Parsnips, cauliflower, and garlic are roasted and then pureed to make this creamy, earthy soup. I top this with crispy onions and vegan bacon, but some crusty bread will also do as well!
This vegan pot pie is packed with mushrooms, Gardein beef, veggies, herbs, and white wine. Drape phyllo dough over the top and bake to crispy, bubbly perfection!
This vegan slow cooker chickpea noodle soup by Tori over at Easy Chickpeasy looks so comforting and inviting! If you don’t have time to make a stew, a slow cooker is the perfect appliance to have. Just add in the ingredients, set to your desired temperature, and get ready to enjoy a gorgeous bowl of this soup in a few hours.
Roasted Vegetables: A Perfect Fall Dish
Fall’s arrival brings with it a cozy transformation in the kitchen. In the realm of vegan fall recipes, one category stands out for its simplicity and robust flavors—roasted vegetables. This is where the natural goodness of seasonal produce meets the warmth of the kitchen.
Vegan roasted vegetables go beyond being mere side dishes; they are a celebration of what this season has to offer. Roasting vegetables transforms root vegetables into caramelized jewels. Those crispy edges and tender textures keep you coming back for another bite. If you are looking for inspiration to embrace the flavors of the season, these recipes offer all of that and more.
This swirled pattern of red and gold beets and rutabaga not only looks stunning once it’s roasted. It’s also fun to assemble and develops the perfect crispy edges. Top with a little balsamic and thyme for a lovely roasted vegetable side dish.
This firecracker cauliflower offers an explosion of flavor. Peanut butter, sriracha, and miso are combined to create a spicy and umami-forward sauce that clings to the edges of the cauliflower. Throw the whole thing in the oven, baste, and watch the magic develop!
This cauliflower and mushroom curry recipe is one of my favorites. Not only because it’s delicious, but also because it’s perfect to make a day or two beforehand and allow all of the gorgeous spices and ingredients to mingle before serving. This allows you to save time AND enjoy this decadent dish.
Roasting tomatoes on the vine is the perfect accompaniment to pasta paired with chickpeas. Toasted panko adds a little crunch and a buttery sauce brings the dish together! Add these roasted tomatoes to any pasta dish that needs a little pop of color and tang.
Hearty Vegan Pasta Dishes For Fall
With the arrival of fall, I naturally gravitate toward comforting, carby, and flavorful dishes. Among the delicious options that the season offers, vegan pasta dishes are one of the most versatile and satisfying ones.
In the realm of vegan fall recipes, pasta takes center stage as it pairs seamlessly with a variety of hearty ingredients, from butternut squash and pumpkin to sauteed mushrooms and creamy cashews.
This collection of vegan pasta recipes will add so much comfort to your fall meal planning. Whether you’re a pasta aficionado or looking for ideas to add more pasta to your routine, these recipes provide delicious options. Let’s delve into the world of pasta, where simplicity and flavor combine to create comforting, inviting, and satisfying meals.
This vegan stroganoff is the BEST comfort food for fall! Sauteed oyster mushrooms and a creamy tangy sauce are slathered over ribbons of pasta, creating the most cozy and delicious dish.
This lovely vegan butternut squash pasta from Melissa over at Vegan Huggs brings together crispy sage, earthy butternut squash, and pasta. The end result is this luscious and creamy dish that’s a perfect end to a breezy fall day.
This alfredo sauce is creamy, rich, and decadent. Raw cashews, vegan butter, plant-based parmesan, and lemon combine to create a velvety sauce that clings beautifully to pasta. Serve with shiitake bacon for a pasta dish that offers carbs, richness, umami, and acid.
I am blown away by this gorgeous creamy vegan pumpkin mac and cheese recipe by Nisha over at Rainbow Plant Life! This super wholesome mac and cheese is made with sugar pumpkin, raw cashews, spices, miso, and coconut milk to create a luscious, velvety sauce that coats pasta beautifully.
This easy pasta dish uses shallots, garlic, vegan butter, and white wine to make the sauce. It’s simply tossed with your favorite kind of pasta and garnished with oil-cured olives for umami and fresh parsley for a pop of color. Serve with warm, crusty bread for a simple yet elegant dinner.
This easy vegan chili mac by Tori over at Easy Chickpeasy combines pasta and chili for a doubly good comfort food dish. It’s so filling, healthy, and bursting with color!
Bread, Warm Bread! (And Sandwiches!)
Baking bread in the fall is like a warm hug for your senses. There’s a simple joy in kneading the dough, feeling it transform from a mix of ingredients into something alive and elastic under your hands. The aroma that fills your kitchen when making your own bread is pure comfort. Now is a perfect time for experimenting with homemade bread!
When your bread emerges from the oven, the crust invitingly crackles, and the inside is so soft and tempting. Biting into homemade bread that’s still warm is pure satisfaction. The crisp crust gives way to the tender center, and you savor the taste of your accomplishment. So, roll up your sleeves and start baking—it’s a simple pleasure that your senses will thank you for!
This is my go-to focaccia recipe that I’ve made a million times. I love the process of pulling it together. The aroma of this focaccia is so alluring, and taking that first bite straight from the oven is heavenly! If you are new to bread making and want something to ease into, this recipe is foolproof and easy.
If you love that focaccia recipe, this focaccia pizza recipe may become your next go-to pizza crust! I topped this one with a balsamic glaze, green apple, red onion, vegan shreds, oil-cured olives, and thyme. But you can go as simple as marinara and vegan shreds and you’ll still have something pretty magical!
If you have the time and desire, there’s something comforting about babysitting a pot of sliced onions for a couple of hours. Watching the onions go from white to developing some caramelization, then reducing creates an amazing aroma. Filling a bowl with this soup and serving a grilled cheese sandwich with some of the onions to dip back into the soup is the perfect comfort food combo!
These homemade vegan calzones are so nice to make on a cold day when staying inside feels nice. The process of kneading this dough, prepping the filling, and smelling the aroma as it bakes is so comforting—to you and those you are making it for!
Fall Desserts: Pumpkin, Cookies, and More!
As the air turns crisper, vegan fall desserts hold a special place in my heart. Among the stars of this season, pumpkin reigns supreme. Its rich, earthy sweetness and velvety texture make it the star of fall desserts.
The cozy, nostalgic feeling of enjoying a warm dessert on a chilly evening is unbeatable. The scent of cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves filling the kitchen as you bake is a comforting aroma that defines the essence of the season.
Pumpkin pies, and anything-chocolate desserts, offer a creamy indulgence that’s like a warm embrace from within.
Desserts in the fall embody the spirit of gathering, whether it’s around a holiday table or a cozy evening by the fireplace. So, savor these vegan fall desserts, and let the magic of the season unfold!
These easy vegan pumpkin cupcakes are so fun to make and the frosting is perfectly spiced and sweet! These are perfect to bring to a gathering or enjoy at home with friends and family.
This vegan Butterfinger cheesecake by Christine over at Jar of Lemons is an absolute showstopper. Plus, it’s easy to make and gluten-free. I love the ingredients Christine used to replicate all that’s so good about Butterfingers. Bravo!
These yeasted vegan doughnuts by Christina over at Christina’s Cucina look so light and fluffy! I can almost smell them from the photo. These are perfect for fall coating in whatever you like.
This vegan pumpkin cheesecake from Anthea over at Rainbow Nourishments looks like an absolute masterpiece! Vegan cream cheese, coconut cream, and pumpkin puree combine to create the base and ginger cookies create the crust that adds a little spice and crunch.
These flourless chickpea chocolate chip cookies by Marly over at Baked Abundance are filled with wholesome ingredients and are gluten free! I love the balance of healthy and indulgent ingredients in this unique cookie recipe.
That’s it! I hope you’ve enjoyed this roundup of vegan comfort food recipes for fall! Check out more Vegan Fall Recipes here.