21 sweet and savoury vegan pumpkin recipes to make with leftover pumpkins this autumn

Author: Rachel Smith

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Prepare for extreme (non-wasteful) pumpkin carving with these autumnal vegan pumpkin recipes!

We’re moving swiftly into autumn, and getting ready to embrace the flavours of fall. Many of us are already looking forward to the next big holiday – Halloween!

With Halloween comes pumpkin carving, and with that comes a whole host of pumpkin-based vegan recipes! Here are a few of our all-time favourite vegan pumpkin recipes:

1. Vegan Pumpkin Pie

Nothing says Autumn quite like a slice of pumpkin pie and whipped cream! With its delicate, spicy notes and silky smooth pumpkin filling, it’s a classic, cosy vegan pie that’s perfect for fall.

This simple recipe for vegan pumpkin pie takes just 15 minutes to prep and is made from easy-to-find ingredients you probably already have in your store cupboard.

Vegan pumpkin pie


2. Vegan Wholemeal Pretzels with Pumpkin Seeds

These soft baked pretzels have a salty and chewy crust and a soft fluffy centre. Serve them fresh from the oven with lashings of vegan butter for a delicious vegan snack.

Vegan Wholemeal Pretzels with Pumpkin Seeds


3. Vegan Pumpkin Muffins with Vanilla Icing

These vegan pumpkin muffins are packed with warm seasonal flavours like cinnamon, nutmeg and sweet pumpkin, and despite their decadent appearance are surprisingly wholesome.

Vegan pumpkin muffins on a plate


4. Pumpkin & Wild Mushroom Risotto

This vibrant mushroom risotto gets its golden hue from saffron, but it’s the roasted pumpkin that brings in the flavour with its subtle sweetness.

A sprig of fresh rosemary and thyme ensures each bite is bursting with fresh, herby goodness while walnuts help to give it a delicious bite.

Pumpkin & Wild Mushroom Risotto with Saffron

5. Vegan Pumpkin Spice Latte with Maple Whip Cream

We love pumpkin spice lattes! In fact, over 600 million cups of this autumnal staple are sold each year alone. However, this spiced coffee drink typically doesn’t include any pumpkin at all, which we think is a real shame.

So, in this recipe we’ve blended real pumpkin right into the drink so you can enjoy the delicious health benefits of this tasty winter squash. There’s even a topping of toasted seeds to ensure no part of the pumpkin goes to waste. Once you’ve tried this ultimate vegan pumpkin spice latte recipe, you’ll never go back to the original!

Vegan Pumpkin Spice Latte with Maple Whip Cream

6. Hemp & Pumpkin Seed Vegan Energy Bars

With the days growing shorter, these nutty pumpkin seed bars will give you a much-needed boost of energy with their protein-rich ingredients.

Dates and apricots give them their natural sweetness so you won’t spike your blood sugar with refined sugars.

Hemp & Pumpkin Seed Vegan Energy Bars

7. Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake

This creamy vegan pumpkin cheesecake sits on top of a delectable gingersnap biscuit base so each bite is filled with the fabulous flavours of Fall.

Plus, you can make it using your leftover Halloween pumpkins so nothing goes to waste!

Vegan pumpkin cheesecake

8. Vegan Roasted Pumpkin Macaroni

This warming vegan roasted pumpkin macaroni is the ultimate plant-based comfort food for autumn, and just the thing to keep you snuggly in this cold weather.

Topped with crispy sage and hazelnuts for added texture, it’s a real crowd-pleasing dinner that’s so simple to make.

Roasted Pumpkin Macaroni

9. Easy Spiced Vegan Pumpkin Tart

When it comes to vegan desserts, they don’t get much easier to make than this easy tart! Nestled in a ready-made filo pastry case is a punchy filled of roasted pumpkin spiced with allspice, cinnamon, stem ginger, and maple syrup.

A dusting of icing sugar is all you need to complete this simply delightful dessert.

Easy Spiced Vegan Pumpkin Tart

10. Vegan Pumpkin Curry

This wholesome vegan curry is a nourishing meal that’s packed with protein and flavour. It’s also great for when you need dinner in a hurry but don’t want to compromise on nutrition as it’s ready to eat in just 30 minutes.

Vegan pumpkin curry recipe with cashews

11. Vegan Pumpkin Jerky

Got a craving for something spicy? This immune-boosting pumpkin jerky is a great snack to ensure you’re getting your failing intake of beta-carotene and vitamin C while kicking those hunger pangs to the kerb at the same time!

Vegan Pumpkin Jerky

12. Gluten-Free Pumpkin Cake

This vegan pumpkin cake is a real treat with its smooth and creamy coconut and pumpkin frosting. With three lusciously spiced layers of cake smothered in frosting and date caramel, it’s a true celebration of the best flavours of autumn.

Plus, it’s gluten-free too so everyone can enjoy a slice! If you want to take it to the next level, a sprinkling of candied pecans add a decadent, crunchy element we just can’t resist.

Vegan and Gluten-Free Pumpkin Cake

14. Vegan Halloween Tagine with Pumpkins & Mushrooms

Want an easy way to get your kids to eat more vegetables? This spooky tagine with pastry gravestones is a creative way to sneak more veggies into mealtimes without a fuss.

Get the kids involved in the making process and let their creativity run wild!

Vegan Halloween Tagine with Pumpkins & Mushrooms

15. Vegan Roasted Pumpkins Stuffed with Quinoa and Pomegranate

These stuffed pumpkins are the most beautiful way to enjoy pumpkins with jewel-like pomegranate seeds and cranberries adding a pop of colour and sweetness.

Simple roast the pumpkins until tender and fill with a mix of protein-rich quinoa, crunchy pecans and parsley for freshness.

Vegan Roasted Pumpkins Stuffed with Quinoa and Pomegranate

16. Vegan Butternut Squash Tart with Pumpkin Seed Pesto

This stunning vegan squash tart is sweet and savoury at the same time; the key to perfecting it is remembering that the thinner the slices of butternut (or pumpkin if you’re using it) the better.

But it’s the homemade pesto with pumpkin seeds that really takes this recipe to the next level!

Vegan Butternut Squash Tart with Pumpkin Seed Pesto

17. Creamy Pumpkin Pasta

We hate food waste but we love carving pumpkins which leaves us with a dilemma each Halloween. Thankfully, this creamy vegan pasta recipe is made with pumpkin puree which you can make using your leftover pumpkins so that nothing goes to waste.

So, now you can enjoy carving your pumpkins guilt-free while looking forward to a big bowl of this pumpkin pasta.

Vegan Creamy Pumpkin Pasta

18. Vegan Pumpkin Bread

This soft, moist pumpkin bread is bursting with autumnal flavours and topped with crunchy pumpkin seeds to give you an extra boost of manganese and vitamin K.

Served warm from the oven and thickly slathered with melted butter, it’s a wonderful accompaniment to a pumpkin spiced latte.

Vegan Pumpkin Bread

19. Squa-sage Rolls

Need something warm to nibble on while you watch the fireworks? These veggie sausage rolls are filled with a healthy mix of TVP, butternut squash and tangy blue ‘cheese’ to pack each bite with texture and flavour.

Plus, you can use store-bought pastry keeping the prep time to a minimum so you have more time for carving pumpkins!


20. Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake Swirl Brownies

The swirls of pumpkin cheesecake all through these brownies are enough to get us craving autumnal desserts! They look utterly divine and add warming tones of orange and brown to your table.

Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake Swirl Brownies

21. Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

If you can get past the temptation of the cookie dough, these cookies (once baked) are soft and lightly spiced. As they don’t spread out too much in the oven, make sure you shape them to the correct size before baking.

Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Written by

Rachel Smith

Having launched the brand's digital presence in 2015, Rachel shares her love for animals and the planet through her work as Vegan Food & Living’s Digital Editor. As a passionate vegan for over eight years, Rachel loves creating delicious vegan dessert recipes for her award-winning blog, Rawberry Fields. Rachel's recipes and photography have been featured in numerous international print and digital publications including the Daily Mail, Huffington Post, Thrive, and Buzzfeed. You can follow Rachel at @rawberryfields

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