winter squash recipes

Best of Vegan Winter Squash Recipes


I may not like winter, but I do love winter squash! There is something warm and comforting about winter squash – that really makes it perfect for consuming during the colder months. With these best of vegan winter squash recipes everyone is sure to find something they will love to eat!

Winter squash is a bit more ‘hardy’ and is considered a starchy vegetable, cue the comfort food ooo’s and ahh’s. This type of squash is the last item you harvest before putting your garden to rest for the winter. They are perfect for roasting then adding to a vegan bowl or to soup!  SO… Where my butternut fans at? How about delicata?   Spaghetti (squash) lovers?  Acorn squash groupies?  And of course we can’t forget pumpkin! This best of vegan winter squash recipe roundup is the perfect blend of sweet and savory and can definitely help you complete that Thanksgiving or holiday menu planning! If you make a recipe from this list, we would love to know!

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Soft and fluffy Vegan Pumpkin Donuts with Cinnamon Sugar from Vegan Richa are the perfect way to start the day!

Pumpkin Pecan Breakfast Cookies from Vegetarian Gastronomy are a combination of good for you ingredients such as pumpkin, oats and flaxseed with a touch of natural maple syrup! Add in cranberries and pecans and you have the perfect snack morning or night!

These Pumpkin Steel Cut Oats from Delightful Adventures are seasonally spiced and can be made in the instant pot or stovetop!

These Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins are perfectly seasonal in tiny bite-sized form from Strength and Sunshine! They are gluten-free, vegan and top 8 allergy-free.

Pumpkin Loaf with Caramel Crunch Topping from Wholehearted Eats is perfect for snacking on all day! Pumpkin bread is sweetened with maple syrup and spices and then topped with a date caramel and pecans!

Chocolate Tahini Pumpkin Smoothie from A Virtual Vegan is thick, rich, creamy and full of taste! Only 6 ingredients make for a quick, easy, seasonal yet healthy start to the day.  

Bourbon Roasted Delicata Squash Bowl from Spabettie is stuffed full of good for you ingredients with a touch of whiskey! Delicata squash, brussel sprouts and a cauliflower hummus mash all come together for a comforting bowl that you will eat for both lunch and dinner!  

The Stingy Vegan shows us that not only is squash delicious it is an economical way to eat in season! Her Moroccan-Spiced Vegan Stuffed Squash are filled with a spiced couscous and topped with a tahini date sauce.A fall comfort dish with a creamy pumpkin sauce that is dairy free and delicious!

Dianne’s Vegan Kitchen Vegan Pumpkin Pasta Carbonara uses cauliflower, pumpkin and cashew to make a light creamy sauce that is gets topped with some smokey tempeh bacon!

Filled with warm spices, corn, jalapeño, tomatoes and spinach, this Tomato Masala Stuffed Spaghetti Squash from Very Vegan Val is an unlikely combination that will have you coming back for another taste!  

Vegan Pumpkin Chili from Veggies Save the Day comes together in 30 minutes and uses pantry staples you probably already have on hand! Adobe sauce gives this a spicy smoky taste and when served with your favorite toppings, is a hearty meal for any night.  

Perfect for busy days, this Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Lentil Soup from Happy Healthy Mama, is vegan and gluten free. Add in spinach at the end for a lively burst of green color – making this a feast for the tummy and eyes!

Featuring both canned pumpkin pureé, butternut squash, coconut milk and cauliflower, this Curried Pumpkin and Butternut Squash Stew from Veganosity is both creamy and hearty for a cold night!  

If you have never made Biryani before, then this is a must try! Vegan Chickpea Pumpkin Biryani from Rhian’s Recipe’s if full of exotic spices and flavor! Loaded with veggies, rice and pumpkin this meal feeds a crowd and is satisfying to the tastebuds!

Creamy coconut curried butternut squash soup from our recipe archives features cumin and curry spices with a little heat from ground chili paste! Topped with vegan cilantro cream, this is a treat for the tastebuds!    

Fall harvest burrito with homemade vegan mayo from Veggies Don’t Bite is autumn all wrapped up in a burrito! Featuring thyme rice, roasted squash, apples and brussels sprouts with a raspberry vegan mayo – this is one flavorful burrito you won’t forget eating!

Vegan Butternut Squash Pizza with Apples and Pecans from Kitchen Treaty combines a creamy butternut sauce with apples, pecans and red onion for an out of this world autumn pizza!

Butternut Squash Mac n Cheese from Veggie Inspired is dairy free, soy free and vegan! This kid approved staple is loaded with veggies and good for you.

Veggie stuffed acorn squash from Tasting Page makes a wonderful side dish or complete meal for your dinner table. Acorn squash is stuffed with quinoa, mushrooms and kale for a hearty autumn meal.  

Autumnal delicata squash salad with persimmons from Cadry’s Kitchen highlights the essence of the season. Roasted delicata squash, mildly sweet persimmons, and caramelized onions play against the vinegar-based dressing and salty pistachios particularly well.

This savory Pumpkin Hummus recipe from Vegan Heaven features chickpeas, tahini, pumpkin pureé and italian seasoning! Top it off with some sesame seeds, red pepper flakes and parsley for the perfect fall appetizer!

Roasted brussels sprouts with butternut squash from Happy Kitchen Rocks features butternut squash and brussels tossed in a maple balsamic dressing, roasted then topped with an avocado roasted garlic sauce!  

Winter Vegetable Grain Bowl  is full of quinoa, butternut squash and roasted vegetables atop fresh greens and with a savory tahini dressing.

Asian inspired Butternut Squash Noodle Bowl with Tofu from VNutrition is packed full of creamy flavor! Both dairy free and gluten free.

These Pumpkin and Cashew Ricotta Vegan Stuffed Shells are topped with Sage Béchamel Sauce from My Darling Vegan. Although this recipe may look difficult, it is surprisingly easy while at the same time impressive. This will be a win with dinner guests.

Maple Roasted Acorn Squash with Rice and Lentil Stuffing by From By Bowl are packed full of cozy flavor! A Maple & Tamari glaze graces the outside of the squash and then they are stuffed with lentils & rice that are infused with juicy mushrooms and spice! Pine nuts add a nice crunch on top.

Stuffed Roasted Butternut Squash is an impressive dish that will serve as your dinner centerpiece from It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken! This dish can be made ahead and reheated making it perfect for the holidays as well.

Savory Pumpkin Tart from Vegan Family Recipes is a great appetizer to share with friends! Puff pastry make this come together easily and a garlic cashew sauce pairs perfectly as a finisher.

This Vegan Butternut Squash Apple Pie combines the best of autumn from Fragrant Vanilla Cake! It is gluten free and a healthier version of the traditional pumpkin pie.  

Fudgy Double Pumpkin Brownies from Organic Dietician are the perfect combination of chocolate and pumpkin! They also are paleo, vegan, and gluten free.  

No bake Pumpkin Cheesecake from Unconventional Baker is free from gluten, dairy and refined sugar. This impressive dessert features a nutty crust, a pumpkin layer and a creamy layer that will delight your tastebuds.  

Pumpkin Spice Cookies from Pink Fortitude are gluten free, dairy free, egg free, and vegan. Top them with some vegan icing and it’s the perfect autumn cookie!

Peanut Butter Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Granola Bars are a tasty gluten free dessert or snack!

One Comment

  1. Hi Sarah – I love the fall flavors and veggies and these recipes are great! PINNED and shared to my FB page. Thank you for including my Pumpkin Spice Cookies. My heart is full of gratitude. Hugs, Holly


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