A collection of 20 easy vegan pumpkin recipes to enjoy for lunch or dinner. These are comforting, flavourful and beginner-friendly meals to enjoy this fall! Featuring pasta, salads, soups, and much more. 

20 easy vegan pumpkin recipes for lunch and dinner

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
  • Salads
  • Stir-fries
  • Soups
  • Chili
  • Burgers
  • Curry
  • Pizza
  • And more!

Because honestly, pumpkin plays a role in a good 70% of my dinners this time of year, and I’m not complaining!

20 Easy Vegan Pumpkin Recipes For Lunch And Dinner

1. Easy Vegetable Pumpkin Stir-fry

Easy vegan vegetable pumpkin stir-fry

This vegan pumpkin stir-fry is super comforting, packed full of flavour 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!

2. Chickpea Quinoa Salad With Pumpkin

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 cosy. 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.

3. Creamy Vegan Pumpkin Chestnut Pasta

Creamy vegan pumpkin chestnut pasta Rhian's Recipes

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.

4. Vegan Pumpkin Chipotle Chili

Vegan pumpkin chipotle chili The Vegan 8

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!

5. Pumpkin Black Bean Burgers

Pumpkin Black Bean Burgers This Healthy Kitchen

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.

6. Vegan Pumpkin Nuggets

Vegan pumpkin nuggets Elephantastic Vegan

Pretty much any recipe can be veganised 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.

7. Rich & Creamy Vegan Pumpkin Pasta Sauce With Sage

Rich and creamy vegan pumpkin pasta sauce with sage V Nutrition And Wellness

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.

8. Epic Pumpkin/Kabocha Squash Curry

Epic pumpkin kabocha squash curry Vegamelon

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.

9. Easy Pumpkin Soup With Millet In Pumpkin Bowls

Vegan pumpkin soup with millet in pumpkin bowls Happy Kitchen Rocks

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 cosiness.

10. Maple Butternut Squash Autumn Salad Bowl

Maple butternut squash autumn salad bowl

This is another one of my favourite 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.

11. Pumpkin, Fennel And Endive Pizza

Pumpkin, fennel and endive pizza Two Spoons

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.

12. My Favourite Pumpkin Soup

My favourite pumpkin soup Bianca Zapatka

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!

13. Pumpkin, Spinach and Walnut Spaghetti

Pumpkin, spinach and walnut spaghetti Lazy Cat Kitchen

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.

14. Creamy Smoky Butternut Squash Soup

Creamy smoky butternut squash soup Monkey And Me Kitchen Adventures

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!

15. Vegan Butternut Squash Black Bean Enchiladas With Pumpkin

Vegan butternut squash black bean enchiladas with pumpkin Fit Mitten Kitchen

These pumpkin enchiladas by Ashley from Fit Mitten Kitchen are a veganised 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.

16. Vegan Pumpkin Mac ‘n’ Cheese

Vegan pumpkin mac n cheese Minimalist Baker

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.

17. Spaghetti With Pumpkin Sage Cream Sauce

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!

18. Pumpkin Lentil Falafel

Pumpkin lentil falafel Blissful Basil

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 plantbased dip.

19. Pumpkin Curry Pasta

Pumpkin curry pasta Pastabased

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.

20. Vegan Pumpkin Chili (30 Minute Meal)

Vegan pumpkin chili 30 minute meal Veggies Save The Day

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!

I hope you all loved these easy vegan pumpkin recipes! Remember to Pin this post for later if you want to give any of them a go, and share it on Facebook so all your friends can stock up on plenty of fall-inspired recipe ideas too. In the comments, let me know your favourite way to cook with pumpkin this time of year.

Maria x