15 Fall Vegetarian Recipes
As the seasons change and the weather gets chillier, there's no better time to cozy up with a fall dish that's stick-to-your-ribs good. These 15 vegetarian recipes highlight autumn's seasonal fruits and vegetables, along with plenty of comfort food dishes like pasta, casseroles, and stews to keep you warm.
Veggie Pot Pie
Packed with vegetables like hearty mushrooms, creamy potatoes, and sweet carrots, you won''t even miss the meat with this vegetarian pot pie.
Slow Cooker Vegan Leek and Potato Soup
Let the slow cooker do all the work for you in this ultra easy soup recipe. Flavorful leeks and onions infuse the dish while the potatoes lend it a creamy texture with no dairy required.
Addictive Sweet Potato Burritos
With soy sauce and yellow mustard in the ingredients list, you may raise an eyebrow at these sweet potato and kidney bean burritos, but recipe creator Karena swears by it: "The recipe is a little different from most burrito recipes, but I've had many, many requests for it."
Butternut Squash Pizzas with Rosemary
Skip the tomato sauce next pizza night and whip up this fall-inspired recipe instead. Tender pizza dough is layered with roasted onions and butternut squash, earthy rosemary, and salty cheese. Parmesan isn't vegetarian-friendly, so choose a different cheese to sprinkle on top at the end.
The Best Vegetarian Chili in the World
Filled with green chiles, bell peppers, and jalapeños, this bold flavored chili is sure to satisfy on a cold evening. It happens to be vegan-friendly, but feel free to go to town with the vegetarian toppings like shredded cheese or sour cream.
Savory Pumpkin Pasta Sauce
Creamy and buttery, this rich pasta sauce is pumpkin like you've never had it before. Be sure to use plain pumpkin purée, not canned pumpkin pie filling.
Stuffed Butternut Squash
Stuffed with spiced basmati rice, carrots, and Brussels sprouts, this butternut squash makes an impressive presentation for the dinner table.
Vegetarian Shepherd's Pie
Lentils, pearled barley, and walnuts make up the "meaty" filling for this vegetarian shepherd's pie. Covered with a layer of creamy mashed potatoes, it's the epitome of comfort food.
Pear and Gorgonzola Cheese Pizza
Sweet in-season pears and sharp gorgonzola are a perfect pairing for this easy pizza. Ready in under 30 minutes, it's even faster than ordering delivery.
Burrata Bruschetta with Figs
With a short season for the fresh variety, Black Mission Figs should be savored each fall. Here, they're paired up with creamy burrata cheese and smoky grilled bread for an excellent appetizer or light dinner.
Breaded, Fried, Softly Spiced Tofu
Vegetarian Brie and Cranberry Paninis
"This wonderful vegetarian panini combines the sweetness of cranberry sauce with a creamy and rich Brie, all wrapped in a perfect ciabatta roll," says recipe creator Fioa. "Heaven in your mouth."
Vegan Mushroom-Stuffed Cabbage Rolls
With a hearty filling of brown rice, mushrooms, and walnuts, these cabbage rolls are just as satisfying when made vegetarian. Recipe creator Happy as a Yam says you can also swap in quinoa for the rice if so desired.
Middle Eastern Rice Pilaf with Pomegranate
In season from September through November, fresh pomegranates are a beautiful addition to any dish you're making this fall. Use the seeds for this fluffy rice pilaf, contrasted with crunchy pistachios and bold allspice seasoning.
French Onion Soup With Browned Garlic
When you need a dish that screams "comfort food," French onion soup is a perfect choice. Traditionally made with beef broth, this vegetarian version relies instead on ingredients like browned garlic, dry sherry, and bubbly cheese to create rich flavor.