Vegetarian Fall Recipes for the whole family: from easy fall breakfast ideas, to cozy soups and chili, and seasonal pumpkin and apple desserts! These easy autumn recipes are perfect cold weather dishes to enjoy any time of day!
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Our Favorite Vegetarian Fall Recipes!
Nothing gets me in a fall mood like cooking up some amazing and healthy fall recipes! I love enjoying fresh baked apples in the morning, tucking into a cozy bowl of vegetable chowder for lunch, and baking everything with pumpkin puree.
I wanted to share a few of our favorite plant-based recipes for fall and autumn with you all. These recipes are tried-and-true autumn classics we love to make again and again. They feature some fresh fall produce like squashes, corn, apples, root vegetables, pumpkins, and more!
Vegetarian Fall Breakfast Recipes
These fall breakfast and brunch recipes are great for a quick cozy weekend morning meal or brinner (breakfast for dinner!). They are perfect recipes for brunch guests, or just for getting the whole family together to enjoy a slow weekend meal. These fall recipesare also great for having company over for a holiday brunch as well. Mostly ready in 30 minutes, these fall recipes are simple to get on the table, and they will go fast! You can see all my breakfast and brunch recipes on The Herbeevore here, and also if you are heading to a brunch at someone else’s home check out my brunch hostess gift guide for simple gift ideas the host will love!
Butternut Squash Frittata
This Butternut Squash Frittata is a vegetarian fall favorite recipe made with eggs, squash, kale, and caramelized onions, and spices. A hearty and satisfying brunch recipe that's ready in just 30 minutes... great to make the night before, or freeze before baking.
These vegan oat milk pancakes are light and fluffy, and are so amazing with pure maple syrup drizzled over them and served with fresh fruit. Gluten free option in the recipe below!
Arugula Plum Ricotta Toast
This Arugula Plum Ricotta Toast is the ultimate sweet and savory breakfast recipe! Ready in 5 minutes, creamy, sweet, and satisfying enough to keep you full until lunch. This loaded ricotta toast is the ultimate luxurious breakfast plate, piled high with fresh sliced plums, peppery arugula, and creamy ricotta. Vegetarian, gluten free, and can easily be made vegan!
This Black Bean Shakshuka recipe is a high protein gluten free breakfast that is ready in 30 minutes. A spicy variation of classic shakshuka with black beans. Serve alongside a tortilla or naan for a delicious mash up of Middle Eastern and Mexican flavors in one dish.
This Vegan Belgian Waffles Recipe is a healthy, simple, easy way to rise & shine: perfect crispy and fluffy waffles in minutes! This waffles are great to serve with a fresh berry compote, your favorite syrup or jam, or butter and powdered sugar. This recipe is a simple pantry staple breakfast that everyone will want seconds of!
These scrambled eggs without milk are a hearty fresh way to start your day! Packed with protein and your favorite spices, these easy eggs will help you to rise & shine.
If you're looking for the lightest, fluffiest dairy free scrambled eggs - read on, friends! There are many alternatives to milk in scrambled eggs, a few of these you likely have on hand already. Enjoy on no-knead toast, easy cornbread waffles, or a thick slice of sourdough garlic bread.
Sourdough Cinnamon Rolls
Giant and fluffy overnight sourdough cinnamon buns loaded with brown sugar and walnuts. Everyone will want seconds of this pantry staple breakfast! These brioche cinnamon rolls are warm and delicious, a perfect brunch treat for hungry families or guests.
These Apple Cinnamon Muffins with Applesauce are the perfect warm fall or winter breakfast, are vegan, dairy free and egg free! Made 100% with pantry staple ingredients that you likely already have in your cupboards. A healthy and delicious breakfast is ready in about 30 minutes.
This easy sheet pan root vegetable home fries is a hearty recipe with sweet potatoes, peppers, onions, and potatoes. Cooked in one sheet pan, this breakfast or brinner is easy to prep and even easier to eat. Paleo, gluten free, vegetarian, and whole30 breakfast recipe approved!
Vegan and Dairy Free Bircher Muesli! A healthy and delicious Swiss breakfast of rolled oats, nuts, and fresh fruit. Easy to make ahead, meal prep, or batch cook ahead of time for a morning meal on the go.
Vegan Cornbread Waffles
These vegan cornbread waffles are a delicious breakfast or brunch that can be served savory or sweet, with flour, spices, and cornmeal! Enjoy these waffles as a easy weekend brunch recipe with fruit and maple syrup, or as a savory waffle recipe for a tofu scramble or sauteed vegetables.
This meatless make ahead freezer quiche is great on busy mornings, and you can cook from frozen! Make 1 quiche or a few, and enjoy anytime. Great for breakfast with a side of fruit and a tall glass of OJ. Great for a weekend brunch, a busy holiday, or just a regular weekend.
These Egg Free Blueberry Muffins are the perfect warm fall or winter breakfast, are vegan, dairy free and egg free! Made 100% with pantry staple ingredients that you likely already have in your cupboards. A healthy and delicious breakfast is ready in about 30 minutes.
This apple pie smoothie is a fantastic and healthy breakfast option, will gie you the lift you need to start the day off right! Made with Uplift Food's Daily Uplifter powder, fresh fruit, and healthy plant milk. Like a tall glass of sweet autumn sunshine.
This bright and healthy pumpkin yogurt bowl is the perfect fall breakfast or brunch. A recipe with canned pumpkin that makes a quick and nutritious meal. Packed with vitamins, minerals, and topped with fresh crunchy granola... yum!
These amazing savory Chickpea Flour Muffins / Frittatas are a great high protein vegan breakfast recipe, loaded with veggies, and have a flaky delicious texture. A great crowd-pleaser brunch recipe, and can be filled with your favorite veggies that you have on hand. Vegan, gluten free, and SO irresistible.
These healthy fall soup recipes are great to make ahead for the week. Cook a week’s worth of school or work lunches on the weekend and have healthy meals ready to go. I love using seasonal fall produce and vegetables for healthier versions of classic soups. With just a little planning and prep, you can have a week’s worth of recipes ready in the time it would take to make one portion. Just batch cook, divide into individual containers, and place in the fridge or freezer for later! I also madea list of my favorite meal prep products on Amazon that I use weekly. They make cooking easy peasy.
Pumpkin Split Pea Soup
Pumpkin split pea soup is loaded with dried split peas, savory herbs, and fresh vegetables! Carrots, onions, pumpkin, and spices make this soup a perfect winter meal. Vegan, gluten free, whole30 approved, and SO yummy! Instructions below for cooking this pea soup in a Instant Pot, Stove Top, or Slow Cooker.
This vegetable udon noodle soup recipe is a simple 15-minute meal, that cooks in one pot. Loaded with garlic, bok choy, mushrooms, and thick udon. This simple soup makes a great and hearty lunch or light dinner, and is versatile so you can add any ingredients you love.
This parsley noodle soup recipe is a bright & fresh bowl of comfort food! Great for meal prep, batch cooking, or making ahead. This hearty soup makes a great lunch or a light dinner! Serve with a salad and a slice of thick crusty sourdough for a fantastic and healthy meal.
This White Bean Pumpkin Soup is a hearty and healthy oil-free soup recipe, perfect for a light autumn lunch or dinner. This recipe is gluten free, vegan, and made with fresh seasonal fall produce like carrots, pumpkin, and canned white beans for extra plant based protein. Stove top directions and also Instant Pot/Pressure cooker instructions below!
This lentil pasta fagioli recipe is a tasty & high pritein soup for lunch or dinner. Great to meal prep or batch cook and enjoy all week! Top with an extra drizzle of olive oil and serve with a side of crusty bread for an a filling lunch anytime.
This butternut squash lentil dahl recipe is loaded with fresh vegetables, high protein red lentils, and warm spices for a vegan and gluten free meal! This delicious Indian-inspired lentil dish is simple to make and is perfect for an easy weeknight dinner. Serve over fresh basmati rice with a side of garlic naan.
This fasolatha soup recipe is a simple and protein packed blend of white beans, tomatoes, veggies, olive oil, and spices. Light and satisfying! Vegan, gluten free, high protein, and high fiber soups for any time of year.
Mushroom Soup with Coconut Milk
This coconut milk cream of mushroom soup is decadent, luxuriously creamy, and loaded with fresh mushrooms. Vegan, vegetarian, & dairy free!
This Tomato Tortellini Soup Recipe is cooked in one pot for easy clean up! It uses freezer and pantry ingredients for a healthy soup in 30 minutes! Serve with a fresh side salad and a thick slice of sourdough bread! Great to batch cook, meal prep, or make ahead.
This egg drop soup with rice is a tasty and quick lunch recipe with leftover rice and a few refrigerator staple ingredients - 15 minutes, vegetarian, and gluten free. Save your leftover rice and transform it into a quick and flavorful soup, a perfect no waste recipe!
This pantry staple recipe Coconut Black Bean Soup (Pantry Staples, Vegan, GF) is velvety and creamy. Perfect to meal prep or make ahead!
Vegan Avgolemono Soup
This Creamy Vegan Lemon Rice (Avgolemono) Soup is a cozy fall soup recipe that is healthy and plant based. Filling vegetarian meal prep lunches or make ahead meals! Its loaded with veggies and has a bright refreshing lemony broth, without eggs!
This vegan Chicken and Dumpling Soup is the coziest bowl of plant-based comfort food! Rich, thick, hearty, herby, and can be made gluten free. Serve with a fresh side salad and curl up next to the fire to enjoy this great cold weather recipe.
Potato Soup with Coconut Milk
This creamy potato coconut milk soup is thick, rich, and flavorful! A hearty satisfying soup that is also vegan and dairy free. Cozy comfort food at it's finest!
This vegan 3 bean chili is a healthy fall comfort food loaded with plant protein and fresh vegetables! Great as a meal prep or game day dinner. Serve with a slice of thick crusty bread or cornbread, and top with your favorite toppings: cilantro, crackers, sour cream or coconut cream, and melty cheese.
These vegetarian dinner ideas are simple ways to get extra veggies in your diet. I’m all about making recipes plant-based when I can. Vegetarian cooking does NOT have to be bland, boring, or flavorless… It’s quite the opposite when done right. By building meals around vegetarian pantry staples and swapping in a few plant-based ingredients you can make healthier meals for you and your family. I made a list of my125 favorite vegan pantry ingredients that we use on a weekly basis, and check out all myvegetarian recipes here that are on The Herbeevore. These easy and healthy recipes are fantastic meatless meals for your table.
Vegan Pumpkin Mac and Cheese Bake
Vegan Pumpkin Mac and Cheese Bake is a healthy and fun twist on a classic comfort food - creamy, flavorful, vegan, and gluten free! Great as a make ahead holiday side dish, everyone at the table will want seconds... or thirds.
Sesame Tahini Ramen (Vegan, GF)
Creamy Sesame Tahini Ramen noodles are an easy way to jazz up your ramen! This creamy sesame ramen bowl has lime juice, chili, and spices. Adding a few simple ingredients to a packet of ramen will make this your favorte ramen noodle hack ever.
This Kale Ricotta Pasta recipe is a creamy simple weeknight dinner recipe loaded with fresh kale, creamy ricotta cheese, onions, and garlic. This is a hearty and comforting dinner recipe the whole family will love... and ready in under 30 minutes!
This chickpea shawarma pita recipe is a perfectly spiced high protein lunch or dinner. Top with vegan tzatziki, tabbouleh, and your favorite veggies! This is a simple dinner that is ready in about 30 minutes, a easy and healthy weeknight meal.
These Roasted Root Vegetables with Thyme & Rosemary are a delicious and hearty fall meal or side dish! Squash, potatoes, carrots, garlic, and herbs in a light homemade lemon and caper dressing.
All these delicious sheet pan veggies are great piled high on your plate as a side for your favorite protein. This is a fall favorite that we love enjoying all year long!
This pumpkin lentil pasta is full of fall flavors and is ready in under 45 minutes! Creamy, comforting, & high-protein, the perfect vegan and GF dish! And this pasta is mostly made with pantry staples so you have a quick and easy meal you can make with ingredients you probably already have on hand.
These sticky garlic noodles with tofu are a healthy high protein vegan dinner! Crispy tofu, rice noodles, and a sticky sweet garlic sauce make the perfect meal. This recipe is super versatile, and can be made with any of your favorite veggies that you have on hand.
This baked or grilled calzone recipe is LOADED with your favorite pizza toppings, cheese and an easy 5-minute pizza sauce on the grill or oven. This is one recipe that is perfect to bake in the oven, throw on the grill, and enjoy anytime! Totally customizable to everyone can make their favorite meatless calzone.
Peanut butter ramen noodles are an easy way to jazz up your ramen! Peanuts, lime juice, and spices will level up your ramen game. Adding a few simple ingredients to a packet of ramen will make this your favorte ramen noodle hack ever. Vegan and gluten free options too!
Hidden Veggie Mac and Cheese
This Hidden Veggie Mac and Cheese is creamy, dreamy, and loaded with so many delicious vegetables in the sauce! This is one healthier macaroni and cheese recipe you can feel good about feeding your family - way more wholesome than boxed!
This caramelized onion alfredo sauce recipe is a rich and luxurious dinner, ready in 20 minutes! Made with spices, garlic, and sweet onions. A great pantry alfredo recipe, serve with a garlic bread and fresh side salad.
These TVP Sloppy Joes (Textured Vegetable Protein) are a delicious, flavorful, and high protein meatless dinner ready in 20 minutes. Loaded on gluten free buns and topped with fresh chopped onion, these plant based sloppy joes hit the spot!
This creamy carrot casserole with cracker topping is a healthy & irresistible side dish for a holiday brunch or dinner party! Easy to make ahead and prep ahead of time - a classic vegetarian holiday side for Thanksgiving for Christmas.
This creamy oat milk alfredo pasta recipe is a rich and luxurious dinner, ready in 20 minutes! Made with pantry staple ingredients like spices, garlic, and oats. A great pantry alfredo recipe, serve with a garlic bread and a fresh side salad.
This pumpkin black bean quesadilla recipe is a healthy recipe for leftover pumpkin! Simple, quick, and high protein lunch or dinner. Serve with guacamole, sour cream, or a dip of your choice - one of my favorite savory pumpkin recipes!
This oil free falafel recipe is baked in the oven, and uses canned chickpeas and pantry staple ingredients and spices, a great make ahead lunch, sandwich, or wrap! Serve with a heap of fresh tabbouli, a side of hummus, and enjoy!
This apple and beet salad recipe is a little sweet, a little savory, and totally delicious. A hearty fresh salad with a simple cider vinaigrette. This salad is great to serve with a cozy bowl of homemade stew or slow cooked protein of your choice. This salad is vegan, gluten free, and vegetarian - so perfect for anyone at your table!
Tofu waffles, but make them pizza! The tofu waffle sensation gets a savory makeover with your favorite pizza toppings for a healthy lunch or dinner. A crispy tofu waffle makes the perfect pizza crust. This recipe is vegan, high protein, keto and low carb friendly, and gluten free.
This vegan eggplant lasagna is bright and fresh, loaded with high protein tofu ricotta, tomato sauce, and layers of perfectly crisp baked eggplant. Vegan and gluten free options for everyone. Serve with a side salad and a slice of crusty sourdough bread for a complete Italian meal at home!
Fiesta forever with these quick & yummy oven fajitas for an easy sheet pan dinner! Roasted peppers, onions, sweet potato, zucchini, and mushrooms are ready in 30 minutes, can be made ahead. Vegan, gluten free, paleo, whole30, easy weeknight meal.
Creamy Tomato Spinach Pasta (Nut & Dairy Free)
This creamy vegan tomato spinach pasta is a great high protein dinner made with pantry staple ingredients. Made with roasted tomatoes, spices, and a secret ingredient for creaminess. Nut free and dairy free, this creamy vegan tomato sauce without cashews is loaded with flavor and nutrition.
White Wine Mushroom Sauce Pasta is a bright and flavorful dinner loaded with sauteed garlic and mushrooms in a white wine sauce (no cream)! This light pasta dinner is fancy enough for a date night meal, and is packed with flavor. Serve with a nice glass of your favorite white and some fresh oven baked garlic bread for a complete dinner you'll love!
This vegan tofu shawarma salad bowl recipe is a perfectly spiced high protein lunch or dinner. Topped with vegan tzatziki, yellow rice, and your favorite veggies! This is a simple dinner that is ready in about 30 minutes, a easy and healthy weeknight meal.
I love how inexpensive fall desserts are to make! These fall baking recipes use a lot of ingredients you would have in your dry pantry or cupboards – most of which you probably have on hand. Keeping a well-stocked pantry makes it easy to come up with delicious and healthy meals using a few staples you can rotate. I made a list of my Top 125 Plant-Based Pantry Staples that always keep stocked. And you can check out all my favorite pantry staple ingredients in my Amazon shop here. By stocking up on healthy whole ingredients you can cook delicious recipes without a trip to the bakery!
Pumpkin Brownies (Whole30 Desserts)
These healthy pumpkin brownies are a healthy treat when you want something naturally sweet! They're vegan, gluten free, paleo, and yummy Whole30 desserts!
White Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats are a great treat anytime: for a summer bbq to Christmas! Made with marshmallows & white chocolate chips. These treats are ready in 15 minutes so they are a great easy last minute dessert for a potluck or holiday party!
This salted oat milk hot chocolate is a warm and decadent dairy free treat! A great afternoon snack or non dairy chocolate drink. This recipe comes together with raw cacao, sea salt, quick oats, vanilla and a blender for the perfect sweet and salty treat in about 5 minutes.
If you make any of these vegetarian fall recipes be sure to leave me a comment, rate this recipe, and tag me @theherbeevore on Instagram so I can feature you. I love seeing all your photos of my recipe recreations!