Fall and winter are the perfect time to pull out the pumpkin recipes. If you’re looking for plant-based vegan pumpkin recipes, here are the best!
Growing up my very favorite holiday foods were pumpkin cheesecake and pumpkin pie – yum! Over the past 10+ years as a recipe developer, I’ve discovered that there are many many delicious ways to enjoy pumpkin that are vegetarian or vegan. These recipes are perfect for a Plant-Based Thanksgiving.
While I’ve shared many vegan pumpkin recipes here on the site over the years, this article is the place to find the best of the best. Plus, at the end, you’ll get a brand new recipe for Vegan Pumpkin Cookies! If you have a dog, don’t miss our Pumpkin Dog Treats. Let’s go.
For most of these recipes, you can use canned pumpkin or Homemade Pumpkin Puree, if you happen to have fresh pumpkins. If using canned pumpkin, be sure to use 100% pumpkin puree rather than pumpkin pie filling, which comes in similar packaging, but has added sugar and spices.
Savory Vegan Pumpkin Recipes
1. Pumpkin & Butternut Squash Soup
Warming pumpkin soup is perfect for cold days and beautiful enough for Thanksgiving. Find the recipe here.
2. Curried Pumpkin Lentil Soup
3. Pumpkin Mac & Cheese
Mix up the creamy cheesy pumpkin sauce in the blender and smother your pasta with it! Get this dreamy vegan pumpkin dinner recipe from Food with Feeling.
4. Vegan Pumpkin Risotto
Risotto is a naturally vegan creamy dinner recipe and this pumpkin version with sage and hazelnuts is perfect for winter. Get the recipe on Kitchen Treaty. This Instant Pot risotto with Veggies would be wonderful for the holidays too.
5. Vegan Pumpkin Indian Curry
Indian food is always a great option for vegetarian dinners. This Pumpkin Indian Curry from Madhu’s Everyday Indian looks healthy and delicious.
6. Pumpkin alla Vodka Pasta
7. Vegan Pumpkin Chili
This creamy vegan pumpkin chili is packed with vegetables and flavor. Serve it as a side dish or entrée with vegan cheddar cheese, sliced avocado, and fresh herbs. It’s easy to make and gluten-free, too! Get the Vegan Pumpkin Chili recipe. If you love chili, try our Best Classic Vegan Chili Recipe and Instant Pot Chili with Quinoa.
8. Pumpkin Gnocchi
This easy pumpkin gnocchi recipe requires just a few ingredients to create a delicious autumnal meal. This recipe will show you how to make your own gnocchi, and a simple vegan sage butter to cover them in. Get the recipe from Vegan on Board.
9. Pumpkin Chickpea Curry
A vegan chickpea pumpkin curry for a simple, seasonal autumn meal. Served with naan or brown rice, it’s a budget-friendly, filling, and healthy dinner that freezes well. Grab this healthy one-pot meal on Occasionally Eggs.
10. Spicy Roasted Pumpkin Wedges
This healthy and simple recipe teaches you how to roast fresh pumpkin for a tasty and spicy side dish or snack. Here’s the recipe from Where’s My Spoon.
Sweet Vegan Pumpkin Recipes
11. Golden Pumpkin Spice Latte
Start your day with a healthy turmeric pumpkin spice latte.
12. Pumpkin Pie Dessert Hummus
Have you tried sweet dessert hummus?! This version tastes just like pumpkin pie. You’d never guess it’s made with nutritious ingredients like chickpeas. This is a great vegan pumpkin recipe for an afternoon or midnight snack. Here’s the simple recipe.
13. Vegan Pumpkin Bread
Is there anything cozier than the smell of pumpkin bread baking on an autumn day? This Vegan Pumpkin Bread Recipe tastes just like the classic. We love it topped with crunchy pecans. If you love quickbreads, you won’t want to miss our Vegan Banana Bread too.
14. Vegan Pumpkin Pie
This vegan pumpkin pie recipe is a classic and a must for Thanksgiving. It gets glowing reviews year after year. Just remember to make it a day in advance.
15. Gluten-Free Pumpkin Muffins
These nutritious pumpkin muffins made with oats/oat flour are gluten-free and totally plant-based! Try them with juicy tart cranberries and top with vegan cream cheese frosting.
16. Vegan Pumpkin Ice Cream
Homemade Vegan Pumpkin Ice Cream is easy to make with creamy coconut milk.
17. Vegan Pumpkin Pecan Babka
A soft, brioche-like pumpkin bread dough is filled with a spiced, buttery brown sugar pecan filling and doused in syrup. Get this ultimate Fall treat recipe on Domestic Gothess!
18. Pumpkin Protein Balls
For a healthy sweet treat, try these Pumpkin Protein Balls from All Nutritious.
19. Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake
You just have to try this vegan pumpkin cheesecake. Made with raw cashews, it’s completely dairy-free but so delicious. Garnished with sugared cranberries and pomegranate arils, it makes a beautiful holiday dessert.
20. Vegan Pumpkin Cookies
If you’re looking for an easy sweet treat to make with your extra can of pumpkin, try these soft vegan pumpkin cookies.
You’ll find the full recipe with step-by-step instructions and pictures here.
Savory Pumpkin Recipes for Dinner
- Homemade Pumpkin Puree
- Pumpkin Soup
- Lentil Pumpkin Soup
- Vegan Pumpkin Mac & Cheese
- Pumpkin Risotto
- Pumpkin Indian Curry
- Pumpkin Alla Vodka
- Chickpea Curry
- Spicy Roasted Wedges
Sweet Pumpkin Recipes for Dessert
- Pumpkin Spice Latte
- Dessert Hummus
- Pumpkin Bread
- Vegan Pumpkin PIe
- Pumpkin Muffins
- Ice Cream
- Pumpkin Pecan Babka
- Protein Balls
- Vegan Pumpkin Cookies
- Choose one or two of the linked recipes in this article to try this week!