Pumpkin season is upon us! It’s time for pumpkin bread, pumpkin mac, and of course, pumpkin spice! However pumpkin spice is everywhere and you’ve probably already seen enough of those recipes (if not, check out this roundup.) we thought we’d give you an alternative list of recipes for all your pumpkin needs! These savory pumpkin recipes are perfect for fall. They are super tasty and if you’re feeling especially festive you can follow them up with a pumpkin spice latte!

We also highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App  — with over 15,000 delicious recipes it is the largest plant-based recipe resource to help you get healthy! 


1. Pumpkin Lentil Soup

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This homemade Pumpkin Lentil Soup by Michele Elizabeth is easy and super hearty packed with carrots, potatoes and full of fresh flavors! Vegan and gluten free.

2. Avocado Pumpkin Panini With Caramelized Onions

Avocado Pumpkin Panini With Caramelized Onions [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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Better than grilled cheese, this ooey-gooey gluten-free Avocado Pumpkin Panini With Caramelized Onions by Amy Height is filling and delicious, thanks to the creamy pumpkin and avocado. Plus, don’t caramelized onions just make everything better?


3. Creamy Pumpkin Sage Soup

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This Creamy Pumpkin Sage Soup by Kristen Genton is so savory, creamy, flavorful, smooth, just literally everything you could imagine in a soup to warm you up. Not to mention, it’s EXTREMELY easy. This soup takes about 15 minutes to make and that’s only because you have to saute onions and blend the soup.

4. Creamy Pumpkin Alfredo

Creamy Pumpkin Alfredo [Vegan]

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In need of some carbs … good carbs? You’ve found the right recipe! This Creamy Pumpkin Alfredo by Jackie Newgent is no fettuccine Alfredo; it’s better! You’ll get bonus velvetiness and a boost of color from a mixture of pumpkin puree and vegetable broth. You’ll also love the garlicky accent, crunchy pine nuts, and aromatic fresh basil leaves in this inspired “Alfredo” dish. Pick your favorite pasta shape. Altogether, it’s really, really comforting!


5. Hearty Plant-Based Pumpkin Chili

Hearty Plant-Based Pumpkin Chili

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A simple and filling plant-based pumpkin chili, filled with a variety of good-for-you veggies. This Hearty Plant-Based Pumpkin Chili by Natalie Martin MS, RD and Lexie Staten MS, RD has a mix of whole, plant-based ingredients that will leave you satisfied due to its high nutrient content and its hearty texture. Pumpkin not only provides tons of nutrients, but also a thick texture and extra flavor.

6. Savory Pumpkin Hummus

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This Savory Pumpkin Hummus by Mitra Shirmohammadi is a delicious and creamy alternative to the traditional version inspired by seasonal ingredients and flavors. It makes the perfect high-protein and nutrient-dense snack or side dish that happens to be vegan, gluten-free, and grain-free. It works so well in wraps and sandwiches and also as a spread on toast or pizza.

7. Pumpkin Curry

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This Pumpkin Curry by Kristina Humphreys is flavorful and filling, and perfect for when you’re craving something warm for dinner!


8. Savory Pumpkin Quinoa

Savory Pumpkin Quinoa

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This Savory Pumpkin Quinoa by Ashley Smyczek makes the perfect high-protein recipe to make during the week!

9. Pumpkin and Leek Pie

Pumpkin and Leek Pie

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This savory vegan Pumpkin and Leek Pie by Valentina Chiappa is everything you could ever right. A crumbly and cheesy pumpkin-leek filling on top of a delicious, yet simple crust. You are going to fall in love. This pumpkin leek pie will impress everyone at your next brunch party!

10. Pumpkin White Bean Patties

Pumpkin White Bean Patties

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These Pumpkin White Bean Patties by Natalie Martin MS, RD and Lexie Staten MS, RD are made of pure pumpkin, white beans, rolled oats, and spices. Top with your favorite fixings or serve over leafy greens! Pumpkin may seem like a strange base for a burger but this mix of flavors is sure to surprise! Pumpkin not only adds flavor, but a healthy dose of nutrients.and includes 3 grams of fiber and a mix of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. You have to try these Pumpkin White Bean Patties!

Learn How to Cook Plant-Based Meals at Home!

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Reducing your meat intake and eating more plant-based foods is known to help with chronic inflammationheart healthmental wellbeingfitness goalsnutritional needsallergiesgut health, and more! Dairy consumption also has been linked to many health problems, including acnehormonal imbalancecancerprostate cancer and has many side effects.

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