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24 Frugal Fall Vegetarian Recipes

These fall vegetarian recipes are frugal and tasty.

The summer is winding down, and the start of something fresh and new is approaching.  We love the season of fall and all that comes with it, including these fall vegetarian recipes.

The start of a new school year for children everywhere, the beginning of football season, the smell of pumpkin spice everything everywhere, and decorating your house to match it all.  We just can’t get enough of this season.

With the start of autumn, we also like to bring out some recipes that are specifically for fall.  There’s nothing better than sipping on some warm, delicious soup while wearing your over-sized sweater and making plans for the holidays approaching.

These fall recipes are vegetarian and vegan, and perfect for those who may want to have a meatless meal or dessert.  Check out our favorite recipes below that will not break your budget but will be sure to warm your soul this season.

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fall vegetarian chili recipe

Easy Slow Cooker Vegan Chili (Gluten-Free, Allergy-Free) from Strength and Sunshine

Who doesn’t love a big bowl of chili as the weather starts to cool down?  This chili is vegan and gluten-free, and is the perfect meal to bring to that next potluck.

Prepare a big batch in your crockpot on Sunday, and eat it all week long to really stretch your budget.

vegetarian minestrone soup recipe for fall

Easy, Homemade Vegetarian Minestrone Soup from Cultured Table

Minestrone soup is a favorite of mine and this recipe lives up to the hype.  Made with beans, vegetables, and pasta, this soup is hearty and will be sure to fill you up.

vegan apple pumpkin soup

Apple Pumpkin Soup with Chipotle | Awesome Vegan Soups Book Review from Bad to the Bowl

Give me all the pumpkin things.  If you are a lover of pumpkin everything like me, then you will love this soup.

red lentil soup

30-min Cozy Red Lentil Soup from My Pure Plants

cauliflower soup vegetarian

Cauliflower Soup from Jack Slobodian

Who knew that one vegetable could make so many different delicious foods?  From cauliflower pizza crust, to cauliflower rice, to cauliflower soup, this is the magic vegetable that seems to do it all.

vegan lentil bean salsa chili recipe

Best Vegan Lentil and Bean Salsa Chili from Cass Clay Cooking

Salsa chili adds a spin on the typical chili, and this meatless version is inexpensive and delicious!  Whip it together in one pot and serve a large family a healthy and tasty meal!


vegan butternut squash risotto recipe for fall

Vegan Butternut Squash Risotto from A Sweet Alternative

vegan sweet potato casserole recipe for fall

Vegan Sweet Potato Casserole (Gluten Free) from A Sweet Alternative

vegan sweet potato tacos fall recipe

Sweet Potato Tacos With Sweet Mustard Sauce from Any Reason Vegans

vegetarian fall dinner recipe

Butternut Squash Pasta with Walnuts and Parmesan from Cultured Table

fall vegan curry recipe


vegan red cabbage recipe

Braised Red Cabbage from Jack Slobodian

fall sweet potato pizza recipe

VEGETARIAN SWEET POTATO PIZZA from A Hedgehog in the Kitchen

fall instant pot vegan recipes

Instant Pot Stuffed Squash + Video Tutorial {Vegan, Keto-Friendly, Gluten-Free} from Recipes from a Pantry

instant pot mushroom risotto vegan recipe

fall vegan recipes


This vegan chickpea pumpkin biryani is easy to make, super nutritious and full of flavor. It’s healthy, colorful and gluten-free too.


Maple Mustard Roasted Vegetable Sheet Pan Supper from Bad to the Bowl

Vegan One-Pan Rice from Kelham Island Kitchen

This is a really simple one-pan rice dish that is suitable for vegans and easily made gluten-free by swapping out the soy sauce.   This rice is a comforting, cozy dish that is perfect for sharing with the family.


fall slow cooker applesauce recipe

Slow Cooker Applesauce | Easy, Simple, No Added Sugar from Strength and Sunshine

Who doesn’t love a nice bowl of applesauce after a heavy meal? With just the right amount sweetness, it’s the perfect dessert to compliment your fall dinner.  Make it yourself in your slow cooker with this easy and frugal recipe.

apple butter crockpot recipe

Slow Cooker Apple Butter (No Peeling Required!) from Strength and Sunshine

apple crisp fall recipe

Gluten-Free Apple Crisp (Vegan, Allergy-Free) from Strength and Sunshine

vegan pumpkin cheesecake recipe for fall

Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake from The Banana Diaries

pumpkin hummus recipe

PUMPKIN HUMMUS (VEGAN + GF) from Rhian’s Recipes

This pumpkin hummus is full of flavor, sweet and fragrant, and makes an easy make-ahead appetizer, lunch or snack!   It’s also naturally vegan and gluten-free.

Making a plant-based fall recipe doesn’t have to be complicated.  These simple and easy recipe ideas are cheap and taste amazing.  We love finding frugal recipes that match our budget.

These are our favorite fall vegetarian recipes!  Which recipe do you love the most?

Check out our list of fall decor ideas on a budget.

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