Fall is undeniably our favorite time of year, mostly for the food. I adore soups and stews, warm oats and apple desserts!
As the leaves begin to change and a crisp chill fills the air, it's that time of year when we eagerly embrace the flavors and comforts of autumn, along with a rewatch of the Gilmore Girls.
In this post, we're diving headfirst into vegan fall recipes, where we'll celebrate the rich flavors, colors, and aromas that define the season — from pumpkin to apple, sage and nutmeg.
From cozy soups to warm baked goods, here's a collection of our favorite vegan fall recipes from from the Well Vegan archives.
Roasted Kabocha Squash Soup
This Roasted Kabocha Squash Soup is velvety, hearty, and flavorful. Serve it with a piece of toasted bread for a satisfying fall meal!
Ingredients: kabocha squash, coconut oil, cinnamon, garlic cloves, fresh ginger, fresh turmeric root, yellow onion, vegetable broth, coconut cream
Moroccan Winter Squash and Chickpea Tagine (Instant Pot, Gluten-free)
Spooned over a bed of fluffy gluten-free sorghum and flecked with fresh cilantro, this warm and satisfying dish is going to be on heavy rotation in my kitchen this winter.
Ingredients: sorghum, coconut oil, onion, garlic cloves, cumin, coriander, paprika, garlic powder, red pepper flakes, cayenne pepper, vegetable broth, petite diced tomatoes, tomato paste, dried chickpeas, winter squash, medjool dates, fresh cilantro
Seitan Portobello Stew
I'm always a little skeptic of recreating a classic, a dish with serious expectations, but this portobello stew delivers!
Ingredients: olive oil, seitan, onion, portobello mushroom, garlic, carrot, red wine, dried rosemary, thyme, sweet paprika, vegetable broth, potatoes, all purpose flour, tomato paste
Warm Fall Harvest Bowl
This bowl tastes and feels like a warm hug. It has all the makings of a perfect fall meal, right down to the root vegetables drizzled in maple syrup and cinnamon, roasted to tender perfection.
Ingredients: farro, uncooked, balsamic vinegar, coconut oil, maple syrup, cinnamon, cayenne pepper, salt, butternut squash, carrot, onion, kale, apple, pumpkin seeds
Creamy Pumpkin Soup with Pasta and Spinach
This Creamy Pumpkin Soup with Pasta and Spinach would make a great first course or satisfying lunch on a cozy fall day.
Ingredients: olive oil, onion, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, paprika, vegetable broth, pumpkin pureé, diced tomatoes, raw cashews, ditalini pasta (or other small gluten-free pasta), baby spinach
Charred Brussels Sprout Salad with Miso Mustard Dressing
This salad features thinly sliced Brussels sprouts, which I roasted until caramelized and crispy on the edges to really elevate the flavor. Dressed with zippy miso mustard dressing, you won’t put your fork down until the very last bite.
Ingredients: Brussels sprouts, farro, coconut oil, garlic, Dijon mustard, yellow or white miso paste, lemon juice, coconut oil, melted, maple syrup,
Fall Harvest Board
Fall doesn't truly arrive in southern California until November but today was a much-needed sneak peek. A chilly, overcast day in September is quite uncommon but so incredibly welcome! It inspired me to share another festive spread from Vegan Boards, my second cookbook that I released earlier this year.
Couscous Salad with Kale, Sweet Potato and Pomegranate
This Couscous Salad makes a healthy and satisfying pack-and-go lunch or a delicious side to your favorite soup.
Ingredients: sweet potatoes, olive oil, paprika, pearled couscous, olive oil, sturdy greens, (I used Tuscan kale), pomegranate seeds, fire roasted corn, sunflower seed kernels, hemp seeds (optional), lime juice, agave
Fall Panzanella Salad
This fall panzanella salad is brimming with seasonal produce and goodies. Golden beets, Brussels sprouts, diced apple, and dried cranberries add stunning autumnal color to a bed of chopped kale for a hearty lunch or light dinner.
Ingredients: golden beets, Brussels sprouts, fennel bulb, olive oil, sea salt, black pepper, crusty Italian bread, lacinto (dinosaur) kale, gala apple, raw pumpkin seeds, dried cranberries
Vegan Sausage & Apple Stuffed Acorn Squash
In addition to a few side dishes, it’s nice to prepare a warm, satisfying main course to get the full Thanksgiving effect. This stuffed acorn squash fits the bill perfectly.
Ingredients: medium acorn squash, vegan butter, garlic, wild rice, vegetable broth (or water), dried cranberries, yellow onion, apple, celery, Smoked Apple Sage Field Roast Sausages, vegan butter, dried thyme, baby spinach
Roasted Delicata Squash, Leek and Sage Galette
This galette is jam-packed with fall flavors and a creamy vegan cheese that adds just enough decadence to be holiday worthy.
Ingredients: extra-firm silken tofu, lemon juice, agave nectar (or maple syrup), nutritional yeast, tapioca starch, olive oil, garlic, olive oil, fresh sage, delicata squash, leek
Penne with Pumpkin Cream Sauce
This pumpkin cream sauce is warm, savory and perfectly suited to sweater season.
Ingredients: penne pasta, vegan butter, garlic, pumpkin purée, coconut milk, paprika, crispy sage leaves (optional)
Delicata Squash & Brussels Sprout Potstickers
These vegan potstickers are filled with roasted delicata squash, Brussels sprouts, and kale. When dipped in a savory sesame soy sauce, the result is a flavor bomb that’s too good to describe!
Ingredients: delicata squash, olive oil, shredded Brussels sprouts, kale, scallions, shallot, ginger, soy sauce, sesame oil, coconut oil, gyoza wrappers
Roasted Delicata Squash Pasta with Kale
Celebrate the flavors of fall by making this Roasted Delicata Squash Pasta with Kale for dinner. It's light, yet very flavorful and satisfying.
Ingredients: delicata squash, olive oil, rigatoni, leeks, raw almonds, vegan butter, garlic, kale
Almond & Maple Pumpkin Bread
With a crumbly dusting of sliced almonds and coconut sugar on top, this Almond & Maple Pumpkin Bread is perfect for enjoying with a hot cup of coffee.
Ingredients: all purpose flour, whole-wheat flour, baking soda, baking powder, nutmeg, cinnamon, almond butter, pumpkin, maple syrup, coconut oil, vanilla, sliced almonds, coconut sugar
Cinnamon Apple Crumble (Gluten-Free and Vegan)
This Cinnamon Apple Crumble is a quintessential fall dessert. It’s the perfect way to use up your bounty of apples from the apple orchard!
Ingredients: granny smith apples, lemon juice, almond flour, coconut sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, old fashioned rolled oats, roasted and salted pecans, coconut sugar, almond flour, coconut oil
Creamy Vegan Pumpkin Pasta with Apple & Sage
This creamy vegan pasta is exploding with fall flavor. It's the perfect comforting meal for a chilly autumn night.
Ingredients: rigatoni, olive oil, yellow onion, garlic cloves, apple, sage leaves, cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin puree, vegetable broth, full fat coconut milk, kale, soy sauce, apple cider vinegar, maple syrup, paprika, garlic powder, red pepper flakes, olive oil, tempeh
Apple Cider Cake with Maple Glaze (Vegan)
This is the ultimate fall dessert recipe! The seasonal flavor is perfect for any autumn celebration.
Ingredients: whole wheat flour, coconut sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, maple syrup, vanilla extract, spiced apple cider, unsweetened applesauce, banana, sugar, powdered sugar, vegan butter
Apple Crisp Overnight Oats
These Apple Crisp Overnight Oats pack all the flavor of your favorite fall dessert.
Ingredients: rolled oats, cinnamon, apple, almond butter, non-dairy milk, maple syrup, vanilla extract