20 Vegetarian Dinners You’ll Love This Fall

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It’s hard to be sad about summer’s departure when fall favorites like pumpkin, butternut squash, Brussels sprouts, apples, and more are rolling into the market any moment. Use their arrival as a marker to shift the meatless night in your meal plan to one that makes these veggies the star of the hearty, comforting dinners that makes this season so remarkable. There’s everything from curries and soup to comforting casseroles and hearty salads. To get you started, here are 20 vegetarian fall dinner recipes that are not to be missed.

Favorite Fall Pasta Dinners

When you’ve got butternut squash Alfredo, creamy pumpkin sauce, or crisp lemony Brussels sprouts partnered with your favorite pasta of choice, you know you’re in for something good. These are the fall favorites you’re going to want to keep on regular rotation in your meal plan.

Vegan Sweet Potato Chowder(Image credit: Christine Han)

Soups, Chilis, and Curries for Cool Fall Nights

There are few things more comforting on these cool early fall evenings than cozying up with a warm bowl of soup, hearty chili filled with beans or lentils, or a spiced winter squash curry.

Wild Rice and Kale Casserole(Image credit: Lauren Volo)

Comforting Casseroles for Fall

These veggie-friendly casseroles were made for fall. Loaded with ingredients like nutty wild rice, sweet potatoes, mushrooms, and beans, you can count on a dinner that’s both comforting and wholesome.

Warm Farro Salad with Roasted Squash(Image credit: Kelli Foster)

Meal-Worthy Salads for Fall

If you added a salad night to your meal plan this summer, there is no reason to stop all that goodness now. Summer produce is slowly giving way to the bounty that comes with the fall harvest, like butternut squash, hearty greens, and apples. Bulk up dinner salads with grains like farro and barley for a more filling meal.