I like everything about the Fall season. The cooler weather, breaking out a sweatshirt and enjoying a steaming hot cup of coffee. However as a person that loves to cook and eat healthy recipes, the Fall vegetables are amazing – here are 10 Easy Vegetarian Meals for Fall!
In the fall, the beets are delicious and winter squash is a family favorite! I can always still find plenty of zucchini, broccoli and other root vegetables, which makes it super simple to plan easy vegetarian meals for fall. So I always start looking at all the recipes for Fall that are healthy and vegetarian. Remember lots of fresh herbs are also available before the first frost!
White Bean Ragout with Butternut Squash
This recipe is simply filled with wonderful flavors. It has the end of season green onion, sage and chard. Then of course the butternut squash and the white beans. The garlic adds an amazing aroma and flavor. This can be served on its own but is delicious over rice or polenta. It takes under an hour to prepare and is strictly vegetarian. A great recipe by Our Salty Kitchen.
Vegan Greek Pie with Eggplant
This greek recipe utilizes eggplants in a savory way to create a filling dish for dinner. It can have smoked tofu in it and vegan cheese. It utilizes a puff pastry to create a lovely crust. When cooking vegan most puff pastry is fine but it is advisable to read the label. It is layered like lasagna and baked in the oven. This may be frozen in single servings and reheats well. Here is an amazing recipe by gourmandelle.
Vegetarian Chili with Cornbread
This recipe is a must as the Fall weather starts to set in. I looked through my freezer and found many of the veggies and herbs I had frozen during the summer months. A great combination of beans, zucchini, carrots and a combination of spices to have a final pot of goodness. I did make mine with the chocolate and found it to be a delicious and add a different level of flavor. I utilized my own vegan cornbread recipe but feel free to experiment. The avocado on top is a must in this great tasting recipe by Grits and Chopsticks.
Avocado Pesto Zucchini Noodles
In the beginning of Fall you can still usually find medium sized avocados and still nice zucchini for noodles. I usually still have zoodles frozen but not everyone does. If you have brussel sprouts feel free to add them to this creamy avocado pesto dish. I omitted the parmesan cheese because the meal was heavenly enough. The spices and pine nuts make this such a flavorful dish by aimee mars.
Vegan Mushroom, Spinach and Broccoli Quiche
There are many great mushrooms to be found in the Fall.I love the different textures and flavors of mushrooms and how they add to a dish. This quiche is one of my favorite and easy to make. The chickpea flour is used to make the crust and I found is easy to work with. The mushrooms, garlic, broccoli, spinach and herbs are the perfect textures and flavors together to create the filling for this amazing quiche. This will keep for about 3 days in the refrigerator but I doubt you will have any leftovers – another great recipe by Homemade Vegan.
Cranberry, Apple Quinoa Salad
I also like utilizing Fall fruit. We usually pick apples in the Fall so this salad is refreshing, healthy and nutritious. The fresh fruit, quinoa and chickpeas makes for a very filling salad.The homemade vinaigrette is the best additional flavor. I love eating healthy when it all tastes so good. A great lunch or dinner dish by primavera kitchen.
Pumpkin Risotto with Goat Cheese and Dried Cranberries
I don’t know if you can tell from the name of the dish but it is bursting with flavors. It also is the perfect Fall dish in both taste and the presentation. Risotto can be a little tricky to make but just be patient because it is so worth the wait. The pumpkin is cooked slowly with nutmeg and thyme which will make your house smell like Fall. Then when the risotto is ready the pumpkin mixture mixes with the risotto topped with goat cheese and dried cranberries. Perfection for a Fall dinner created by Platings and Pairings.
Vegan Corn Chowder
I really enjoy making chowders in the Fall. They are hearty and will take the chill off. This recipe will also utilize any corn you may have left over from the summer. I always make sure I harvest lot of corn during summer because it tastes so much better. This is an easy one pot dish and will take about 30 minutes. The coconut milk adds a nice creamy texture to the soup and it heats up well for the next days lunch. A tasty chowder by Food With Feeling.
Spiralized Sweet Potato Enchilada Skillet
Any recipe that has sweet potatoes in it will catch my attention. I had never spiralized sweet potatoes before but this dish is amazing. The spiralized sweet potatoes cook first for about 10 minutes. Then beans, corn and enchilada sauce. Then use whatever type of cheese fits your diet and let it bubble up in the oven for a few minutes. Serve with tortilla shells. It is an easy, healthy and amazing recipe by Sweet Peas and Saffron.
Copycat Chipotle Sofritas
So finally a crockpot meal that takes a little prep time for the tofu and peppers but then it all goes into the crockpot for a meal with some spice. The tofu is browned and the peppers are roasted which is what brings out that amazing flavor. When it is done cooking serve in taco shells, tortillas or how ever you like it. It is great with fresh avocado and vegan cream. This is a great recipe that makes enough for leftovers by Life Currents Blog.
Here are two bonus easy vegetarian meals for fall!
Vegetarian Black Bean Enchilada Casserole
This delicious casserole is something that I turn to on days that I want to eat something yummy but don’t have the energy to cook. It basically throws itself together and you just have to make sure it doesn’t burn in the oven! Use the abundant seasonal zucchini and shred it and then sauté it in olive oil. Add some simple spices and heart-healthy black beans and you have a healthy vegetarian meal! Love this Vegetarian Black Bean Enchilada Casserole
Slow Cooker Vegetarian Chili Recipe
It’s the perfect combination of soup and stew, using healthy red lentils instead of rice for fiber. Have I mentioned how amazingly EASY this healthy recipe is to put together and let simmer all day in your crockpot or slow cooker? Add all the ingredients together and turn on the crockpot. Done! Slow Cooker Vegetarian Chili Recipe