A collection of 20 easy vegan pumpkin recipes to enjoy for lunch, dinner, or dessert. These are comforting, flavorful and beginner-friendly meals to enjoy this fall! Featuring pasta, salads, soups, and much more.
We all know it’s getting colder and gloomier outside. I have to admit I’ve never been the biggest fan of autumn, because I like long days, warm weather and the general liveliness of spring/summer. However, one of the things I can appreciate about the colder months as a vegan foodie is, you guessed it – the food.
Pumpkin is one of my favourite things to cook and bake with this season. There are so many varieties of it out there, each one with a distinctive flavour, that you can use in sweet and savoury recipes alike.
So, that’s why I’m sharing a collection of delicious easy vegan pumpkin recipes. These are great for embracing seasonal change and provide plenty of inspiration for healthy vegan comfort food to enjoy on a cold evening.
These pumpkin recipes are savoury, making them ideal for a lunch or dinner that’s cosy and packed full of flavour. Plus, they’re completely fuss-free and quite a few take 30 minutes or less to make. Featuring recipes from myself and other bloggers, there’s a mixture of:
- Pasta and noodles
- And more!
Because honestly, pumpkin plays a role in a good 70% of my dinners this time of year, and I’m not complaining!
Vegan Pumpkin Recipes
Easy Vegetable Pumpkin Stir-fry
This vegan pumpkin stir-fry is super comforting, packed full of flavor and made with simple ingredients. All you need is one pan and 22 minutes to make it as a dinner that’s healthy and delicious. I used Red Kuri squash for this, but any other pumpkin variety will work too!
Creamy Vegan Pumpkin Pasta
This creamy pumpkin pasta is simple, nutritious, and ready in just 30 minutes. It's the ultimate comfort food for Fall!
Chickpea Quinoa Salad With Pumpkin
Contrary to popular belief, vegan salads don’t have to be boring. Thanks to the pumpkin, quinoa and chickpeas, this one is satiating and cozy. It’s perfect as an evening meal, but also meal prep and lunchbox friendly, meaning that you can batch cook it for the week to save time.
Pumpkin Stuffed Cannelloni
Packed with hearty green lentils and creamy pumpkin, this cannelloni bake is one hearty vegan main dish that's perfect for Fall entertaining!
Creamy Vegan Pumpkin Chestnut Pasta
How incredible does this creamy vegan pasta by Rhian from Rhian’s Recipes look?! The chestnuts and breadcrumbs add a perfect finishing touch to this super flavourful fall-inspired dish.
Vegan Pumpkin Chili (Oil-free!)
It’s hard to say no to a big bowl of chili on a cold day. Served with a lemon cream sauce, this vegan pumpkin chili recipe by Brandi from The Vegan 8 is oil-free and made with nourishing ingredients. Definitely a must-try!
Pumpkin, Mushroom, and Spinach Tater Tot Casserole
This tater tot casserole is one hot dish that you don't want to miss. This easy one-pan dish is loaded with pumpkin, mushrooms, and fresh spinach. Yum!
Vegan Pumpkin Mac and Cheese
Nothing says fall more like this creamy pumpkin mac and cheese from Veg Kitchen. I bet you can't eat just one plate!
Black Bean Pumpkin Burgers
One way of taking burgers to the next level is by adding pumpkin. These black bean burgers by Rosa from This Healthy Kitchen take just 30 minutes to make, and would be great to share with friends and family.
Pumpkin Focaccia Recipe (Vegan)
This homemade pumpkin focaccia is crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside, and loaded up with delicious pumpkin flavor!
Vegan Pumpkin Nuggets
Pretty much any recipe can be veganized and made even tastier! These pumpkin nuggets by Bianca from Elephantastic Vegan are super versatile. Serve them with rice or noodles, in a sandwich/wrap/flatbread, with a dipping sauce, etc., for a super fun lunch or dinner.
Rich & Creamy Vegan Pumpkin Pasta
This vegan pasta sauce by Mary Ellen from V Nutrition And Wellness is a healthy, elegant dish that’s great for dinner parties this fall/winter. You could also serve this dairy-free sauce with potatoes, a salad, or vegan gnocchi.
Pumpkin/Kabocha Squash Curry
Serve this pumpkin curry by Lenny from Vegamelon with vegetables and rice/noodles for a dinner that’s healthy and comforting. It’s super easy to prepare too and packed full of flavour.
Vegan Pumpkin Soup
This simple and delicious vegan pumpkin soup is loaded with roasted carrots, onions and garlic - it's a fall-inspired comfort food!
Easy Pumpkin Soup with Millet in Pumpkin Bowls
There’s a lot to love about summer, but I do look forward to eating plenty of soups and stews throughout the colder seasons. Serve this vegan and gluten-free pumpkin soup by Elena from Happy Kitchen Rocks in pumpkin bowls for an extra touch of fall coziness.
Butternut Squash Kale Salad with Lentils and Tahini Dressing
This is another one of my favorite fall-inspired salads. Serve it as a side dish for dinner, or bring it to school or work as a packed lunch. Of course, you can swap the butternut squash for any pumpkin variety of your choice.
Pumpkin, Fennel and Endive Pizza
Friday night pizza just reached a whole new level! This recipe by Hannah from Two Spoons is a super creative pizza idea that’s packed full of autumnal deliciousness.
Simple Pumpkin Soup
This easy vegan pumpkin soup by Bianca Zapatka couldn’t look any cosier! Top with mushrooms for extra texture and serve with a slice of your favourite bread. Yum!
Pumpkin, Spinach and Walnut Spaghetti
Ania from Lazy Cat Kitchen created this beautiful pumpkin spaghetti dish with spinach and walnuts. While easy to make, it certainly won’t fall short on flavour when you next want to make an autumnal spaghetti dish.
Creamy Smoky Butternut Squash Soup
Snuggle up with a bowl of butternut squash soup on a cold evening! This recipe by Ameera and Robin from Monkey And Me Kitchen Adventures uses simple, whole ingredients to make a bowl of deliciousness that’s perfect after a long day at work. It lasts in the fridge for up to 5 days, making it great for meal prep!
Butternut Squash Black Bean Enchiladas with Pumpkin
These pumpkin enchiladas by Ashley from Fit Mitten Kitchen are a veganized version of many people’s all-time favourite dish. These are great as both a weeknight meal, or a treat to share with friends and family at a party table this holiday season.
Vegan Pumpkin Mac 'n' Cheese
A comfort food classic is always a brilliant idea, and this vegan pumpkin mac ‘n’ cheese by Dana from Minimalist Baker looks absolutely phenomenal! Store leftovers in the fridge for 3-4 days to make this meal go even further.
Spaghetti with Pumpkin Sage Cream Sauce
Alex and Linda from Veganosity make this healthy vegan spaghetti sauce with pumpkin and an array of other vegetables. The addition of sage and the pumpkins seed garnish must take the flavours of this dish to the next level!
Pumpkin Lentil Falafel
These gluten-free vegan pumpkin falafels by Ashley from Blissful Basil are a brilliant meal prep option. Serve them in wraps and sandwiches, in a salad, or with your favourite plant based dip.
Easy Vegan Pumpkin Curry Pasta | Pasta-based Vegan Recipes
This pumpkin curry pasta by Matt and Steph from Pastabased combines the flavours of pumpkin and curry in a dish that’s simple but undoubtedly delicious every time.
Pumpkin Coconut Soup
A simple and quick soup, with warm spices and mildly sweet taste - this is the ultimate vegan pumpkin soup.
Vegan Pumpkin Lasagna
Creamy pumpkin sauce and vegan cheese make this hearty lasagna the perfect comfort meal for a weeknight.
Chickpea, Pumpkin and Dill Burgers
Veggie burgers go way beyond black beans and chickpeas. Change up your favorite vegan sandwich with these pumpkin patties.
Pumpkin kibbeh - Lazy Cat Kitchen
This Middle Eastern dish is made vegan with pumpkin and chickpea stuffing. Yum!
30 Minute Pumpkin Chili
You only need 30 minutes and simple ingredients to make this pumpkin chili by Amy from Veggies Save The Day. Serve with nachos and avocado for a meal that’s sure to please anyone!
Maple Pumpkin Parfaits
Creamy spiced pumpkin and dreamy coconut cashew cream layered with just the right amount of nutty crunch. These vegan parfaits are decadent, delicious and totally doable.
Pumpkin Protein Balls
These easy pumpkin protein balls make a delicious and simple on-the-go snack. Grab a bite or two for the road!
Pumpkin Spice Smoothie
The added oatmeal turns this pumpkin spice smoothie into a complete breakfast shake that will keep you feeling full and fueled up all morning long!
Vegan Pumpkin Muffins
These yummy vegan pumpkin muffins are loaded with healthy ingredients like fresh pumpkin puree, oat flour, and flaked almonds. And ready in just 30 minutes!
Chunky Chipotle Pumpkin Salsa
Serve up this savory, spicy pumpkin appetizer all season long. Snacking just got way more festive.
10-Minute Pumpkin Hummus
A sweet and savory hummus that's healthy too! From football parties to sandwich spreads, we'll be using this hummus all season long.
Pumpkin Pie Truffles
No baking required for these pumpkin truffles, and everything takes all of ten minutes to mix, roll and dip.
Vegan Pumpkin Pie
It's the classic pumpkin pie - made vegan! Fresh pumpkins are roasted to make the creamy pumpkin filling, then wrapped in a perfectly flaky, from scratch pie crust. It's the ultimate sweet treat!
Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream
This vegan pumpkin spice ice cream is a creative fall treat all on its own. But paired with a slice of pie, it's totally irresistible.
Vegan Pumpkin Bread
Fluffy and flavorful, this sweet and savory pumpkin bread is the perfect fall-inspired treat!
Vegan Pumpkin Pancakes
These vegan pumpkin pancakes make for an indulgent Sunday brunch - or a totally delicious breakfast for dinner! For a fun twist, try this chocolate version too.
Pumpkin Spice Oat Bars with White Chocolate Glaze
These chewy pumpkin oat bars are somewhere in between a slice of cake and a cookie. And I can't resist either of those things.
Pumpkin Bread Pudding
Warm, creamy, and comforting, this pumpkin bread pudding is the perfect dessert to ward off those autumn chills while celebrating the season’s bounty.
Mini Pumpkin Tarts
These bite-sized tarts taste just like pumpkin pie, and they don't even have to be baked! And they're paleo friendly too.
Vegan Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal
This baked oatmeal is loaded with pumpkin flavor. It makes a delicious breakfast or dessert!
I hope you found the perfect pumpkin creation! And if you love these vegan pumpkin recipes, be sure to check out these other tasty ideas:
Something to say? Leave a comment.