29 Fall Comfort Recipes That Are Plant-Based Perfection (2024)

    From pumpkin ravioli to vegan clam chowder, these recipes are filled with fall flavor.

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    Usher in the newest season with a lentil-based shepherd's pie recipe that features the most golden, perfect-looking whipped potatoes you can imagine.

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    Quinoa, brown lentils, vegetables, breadcrumbs, and herbs come together to form a seriously filling dinner recipe.

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    It's officially chili season! If you don't have a staple recipe that you break out once it starts to get colder, may I suggest this recipe?

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    Embrace the plentiful root vegetables in season with this latke recipe. If you've mastered this already, try leveling up by adding carrots, beets, and other shredded vegetables into the recipe for a variety of latke flavors.

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    Combine the best of both worlds — baked potatoes and potato soup, of course — with this recipe that'll satisfy your craving for a warm and savory fall soup.

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    When you're looking for a casserole to put together and toss in the oven, direct your attention to this flavorful and cheesy enchilada casserole recipe.

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    Make yourself a hoagie with all of those eggplants that are in season with a recipe that's simple enough for even beginner chefs to master.

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    Why yes, you do need to have pumpkin-flavored foods with every meal of the day during the fall season. Spice up breakfast with this recipe for a baked pumpkin oatmeal.

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    Follow this recipe to learn how to make ravioli filled with pumpkin that's sauteed with brown butter and sage — and impress all of your housemates at the same time.

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    Even though it's technically a fall recipe, this gluten-free soup recipe uses cans of pureed pumpkin and coconut milk — so you can make it year-round.

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    If you're looking for a real winner of a dinner recipe, these layers of delicious casserole are topped off by a cheddar jalapeno cornbread crust.

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    If you don't love eggplant (even though it's in season), you can swap zucchini or other thinly sliced squash in this recipe.

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    Nothing could be easier than a sheet pan dinner, and this sheet pan pasta recipe is complete perfection.

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    If you have lots of cauliflower on hand, break up the monotony of standard cauliflower recipes by using this one instead and roast them into a barbeque to serve over salad.

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    Bet you didn't know you could make this creamy, coconut-based curry recipe over fluffy white rice in an Instant Pot!

    17. Vegan Clam Chowder

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    Pretend you're living a fall New England life (I'm currently pretending I'm sipping this off the coast of Maine) and create this veganized recipe for a creamy, salty, and classic clam chowder.

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    Fall salads have the prettiest salad color palettes (if such a thing exists) and this bright beet salad recipe is proof.

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    Toss some extra vegetables into your pasta by following this recipe that uses eggplants, tomatoes, and basil.

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    I challenge you to cozy up in a sweater with a warm bowl of pasta e fa*gioli and some bread and forget about the world for just a few minutes.

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    Make it a family pizza night by using this recipe, which is a California Pizza Kitchen copycat recipe made vegan.

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    If you're craving a creamy pasta, this recipe for a mushroom-filled stroganoff is worth making immediately.

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    This simple recipe has a bold, umami flavor that can be paired with the grain of your choosing, like quinoa, rice, or millet.

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    Honestly, this opulent tater tots recipe can probably be eaten year-round, but it's also worth a spot at your friendsgiving table, too.

    25. Instant Pot Homestyle Vegan Beef Stew

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    Re-create the look and flavor of actual beef stew using this recipe that features lots of veggies and Gardein beef tips.

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    These delectable bite-sized apple cinnamon scones are made without oil and can be modified easily to be gluten free.

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    Serve these picture-perfect dessert bars at your next socially distanced gathering or make them at home for yourself.

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    These perfectly sweet and flavorful ginger cookies are made in just one bowl.

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    Take a can of pumpkin puree and power up your blender to make these muffins you can serve as dessert or breakfast.

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    29 Fall Comfort Recipes That Are Plant-Based Perfection? ›

    Rich, savory seasonings can make plant-based food delicious

    But meat-free foods like miso, mushrooms, or seaweed can offer a "tsunami of umami," particularly when combined with herbs, spices, and sesame or olive oil for richness, Buettner said.

    How do you make plant-based food taste good? ›

    Rich, savory seasonings can make plant-based food delicious

    But meat-free foods like miso, mushrooms, or seaweed can offer a "tsunami of umami," particularly when combined with herbs, spices, and sesame or olive oil for richness, Buettner said.

    How do you make plant-based eating easy? ›

    Start by experimenting with plant-based foods that taste and look familiar, rather than jumping to unfamiliar ingredients and dishes. If you like cereal for breakfast, switch to a plant-based milk. If you like chili for lunch, use your usual recipe but just stick with beans or swap in a ground beef substitute.

    What is the best plant-based food to eat? ›

    Leafy greens, broccoli, carrots, Brussel sprouts, cauliflower, sweet potatoes, squash, bell peppers, cucumbers…the more, the merrier! Whole grains: many whole grains are a vital source of protein and fiber.

    What are the best plant-based foods to try? ›

    Start with oatmeal, quinoa, buckwheat, or barley. Then add some nuts or seeds along with fresh fruit. Go for greens. Try a variety of green leafy vegetables such as kale, collards, Swiss chard, spinach, and other greens each day.

    Can you eat eggs on a plant-based diet? ›

    Eggs can and should be part of a plant-based diet, and these five suggestions showcase how easy it is to incorporate the incredible egg into your plant-forward dishes.

    What happens if you only eat plant-based food? ›

    Plants are high in fiber.

    Eating a plant-based diet improves the health of your gut so you are better able to absorb the nutrients from food that support your immune system and reduce inflammation. Fiber can lower cholesterol and stabilize blood sugar and it's great for good bowel management.

    What 5 foods do you eat that are plant-based? ›

    Vegetables: kale, spinach, tomatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, asparagus, peppers, etc. Starchy vegetables: potatoes, sweet potatoes, butternut squash, etc. Whole grains: brown rice, rolled oats, farro, quinoa, brown rice pasta, barley, etc. Healthy fats: avocados, olive oil, unsweetened coconut, etc.

    How do you make vegan food taste better? ›

    How to make plant-based meals taste good
    1. Start with fresh ingredients. Any chef will tell you the best food starts with the best ingredients. ...
    2. Include a protein source. Lentils, chickpeas, beans, peas, tofu, tempeh, seitan, nuts, seeds, certain grains... ...
    3. Add some herbs & spices. ...
    4. Come hungry. ...
    5. Add the secret ingredient.
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    How do they make plant-based food taste like meat? ›

    Umami is what gives savoury dishes that meaty, brothy taste – typically found as MSG. Some manufacturers will use what you might call an “umami bomb” to give plant-based applications the hearty, meaty taste consumers want from traditional meat.

    How do you season plant-based food? ›

    Salty asian flavors like tamari (soy sauce), toasted sesame oil and ginger are great with broccoli, mushrooms and dark green leafy vegetables like kale or bok choy. Basil, oregano and marjoram are classic herbs to perfectly season tomato sauce.

    How do you flavor plant-based meat? ›

    Some vegetarian ingredients, such as hydrolyzed vegetable protein, yeast extracts, natural spices, and certain vegetable oils, have been applied in meat analogues to simulate meat-like flavors.


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