Vegetarian and Vegan Pumpkin Recipes for Autumn

Each fall, more and more things get pumpkinized, and if you love pumpkin and pumpkin spice everything, you'll love this collection of healthy vegetarian and vegan pumpkin recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner or snack, even year round.Try this variety of popular healthy vegetarian and vegan pumpkin recipes to spruce up your Halloween or Thanksgiving or anytime meals. These healthy pumpkin recipes will add color, flavor and nutrition to your fall table. Each one of these pumpkin recipes is...MORE vegetarian, and most (though not all) are vegan as well.

  • 01 of 09
    Fat-Free Vegan Pumpkin Bread
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    Using leftover or canned pumpkin and applesauce instead of oil, this fat-free vegan pumpkin bread recipe has plenty of flavor, fall spices and moisture, but without the added fat and calories. Spread your vegan pumpkin bread with vegan cream cheese, or turn it into a vegetarian and vegan pumpkin bread stuffing.

  • 02 of 09
    Magical Vegan Pumpkin Cake Mix Cookies

    Super short on time but need something pumpkin fast? This recipe is the answer. Pick up some canned pumpkin, a box of cake mix and some chocolate chips and you can have some vegan pumpkin cookies in the oven unbelievably fast. These 3-ingredient pumpkin cookies are indeed magical!

  • 03 of 09
    Pumpkin Pasta
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    Savory and aromatic, this vegetarian and vegan pumpkin and sage pasta sauce recipe is naturally lower in fat than other pumpkin pasta sauce recipes, and is perfect for an unusual (and delicious!) main dish for autumn or anytime.

  • 04 of 09
    Pumpkin Soup
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    Pumpkin soup can be very filling, so you might consider serving it as a healthy and light main dish. I like to add some sauteed tofu and a bit of fresh crumbled sage to a vegetarian pumpkin soup for some extra flavor and texture. You might also want to try this quick and easy recipe for pumpkin and coconut soup. It's a vegetarian and vegan pumpkin soup recipe using canned pumpkin and coconut milk.

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  • 05 of 09
    Vegetarian pumpkin risotto
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    A vegetarian and vegan twist on classic Italian risotto - pumpkin! Why not? Pumpkin adds a sweet and unique flavor perfect for fall, Thanksgiving, or anytime. This Italian pumpkin risotto recipe is both vegetarian and vegan, as long as you use a vegan margarine.

  • 06 of 09
    Vegetarian pumpkin lasagna
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    Another unpredictable way to add some fall pumpkin flavor to your meatless meals? Pumpkin lasagna! This three-cheese pumpkin lasagna recipe is made with ricotta, mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses layered with sauteed mushrooms and onions in a pumpkin and sage cream sauce.

  • 07 of 09
    Pumpkin muffins
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    Healthy and high in fiber, these pumpkin and oatmeal muffins are the perfect light breakfast for the morning after an indulgent Thanksgiving feast! Adding a crumbly sunflower seed topping means there's a bit of protein in these muffins too, making them perfect for vegetarians. If you'd like to try an egg-free and dairy-free vesion, here's a vegan pumpkin muffin recipe to try.

  • 08 of 09
    pumpkin scone recipe
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    These moist gingered pumpkin scones will fill the kitchen with a wonderful aroma. A yummy breakfast for a fall morning. Taste testers have called these scones "heavenly", "fluffy", "lovely" and "just right". I think you'll agree, so try them out! Since they're vegan, they're a bit more healthy and lower in fat than other scones.

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  • 09 of 09
    Pumpkin pudding photo
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    If you've got 15 minutes, you've got enough time to get this quick and easy pumpkin dessert ready to go. Made from just a few simple ingredients, this is am unusual way to serve up an elegant pumpkin dessert.