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16 Vegetarian Fall Comfort Food Recipes You Need To Make

From pumpkin pasta to hearty sweet potato chili.

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Fall is the greatest. The weather gets colder, the leaves start falling, and the best way to celebrate the changing season is to cozy up with a bowl of comforting mac 'n' cheese or hearty chili.

But for vegetarians, finding comfort food recipes without meat can be a bit of a challenge. So we rounded up 16 of our favorites without any meat that are perfect for chilly fall nights:

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1. Vegan Sweet Potato Chowder

thekitchn.com

Chowder without dairy or bacon? Yep, it's possible — and it's totally delicious. Get the recipe.

2. Vegan Shepherd's Pie

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You can easily pre assemble this and stash it in the fridge until you're ready to bake it. Quick, delicious, and 100% comfort food. Get the recipe.

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3. One-Hour Vegan Pot Pies

minimalistbaker.com

All of the comfort of classic pot pies in individual servings that come together in just under an hour. Get the recipe.

4. One-Pot Red Lentil Chili

minimalistbaker.com

This recipe swaps out ground beef for red lentils to keep it fully vegetarian but still packed with protein. Get the recipe.

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5. Apple and Walnut "Meatloaf"

ohsheglows.com

OK, so "meatloaf" without any actual meat may sound strange, but this recipe made with apples, walnuts, and lentils might just be better than the original. Get the recipe.

6. Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Polenta

naturallyella.com

These savory brussels sprouts are excellent over polenta, but you could serve them with rice, quinoa, or all on their own as a hearty side dish as well. Get the recipe.

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7. Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpea Soup

floatingkitchen.net

Who needs croutons when you have crispy roasted chickpeas to top your soup with? Get the recipe.

8. Mushroom and Kale Stroganoff

bevcooks.com

Savory mushrooms take the place of beef in this hearty classic perfect for chilly fall nights. Get the recipe.

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9. Thai Pumpkin Soup With Coconut Milk

deliciouseveryday.com

A little sweet, a little spicy, and 100% comforting. Get the recipe.

10. Cheesy Pumpkin Pasta Bake

lovegrowswild.com

Think of this pasta bake as the fall, pumpkin-spiked cousin to mac 'n' cheese. Get the recipe.

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11. Black Bean Enchiladas

acedarspoon.com

Feel free to pre roll these enchiladas and pop 'em in the fridge for later. Then, all you have to do is bake, garnish, and serve for an easy weeknight dinner. Get the recipe.

12. Brie, Fig, and Apple Grilled Cheese

twopeasandtheirpod.com

Serve this grilled cheese with warm tomato soup for the ultimate comfort food pairing. Get the recipe.

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13. Butternut Squash Stuffed Shells

howsweeteats.com

Pasta shells stuffed with butternut squash, then covered in creamy bechamel and baked until golden? Sign. Me. Up. Get the recipe.

14. Sweet Potato Guerrilla Tacos

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These tacos are served with a homemade almond salsa, but you could easily use your favorite store-bought brand instead. Get the recipe.

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15. Pumpkin Sage Lasagna Roll Ups

iamafoodblog.com

Imagine lasagna, but rolled into tight bundles like pinwheels. That's this baby. Get the recipe.

16. Pumpkin Lasagna

yummymummykitchen.com

Or, if roll ups aren't your thing, you can go with a classic family-style lasagna bake with the same flavor profile. Get the recipe.

Looking for more recipe inspiration? Check out these posts:

Here Are A Bunch Of Seasonal Recipes To Bookmark For Fall

14 Scrumptious Fall Recipes That Use Exactly One Can Of Pumpkin

21 Fall Dinners You Can Make In A Slow Cooker

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