With the cooler temperatures of fall comes cravings for comfort food. Warm and cheesy dishes always comfort me, and as soon as I notice a chill in air I find myself with a hankering for lasagna or baked ziti. Broccoli with cheese sauce was always a favorite dish for me as child, and the healthy, vegan version is one that I make often in the fall. And what could be more cozy than a bowl of macaroni and cheese?
That’s not to say that I only eat dairy-free cheese-based dishes in autumn. Lentil loaf was on the first vegetarian meals I learned to make, and it’s a fall favorite in my house, along with bowls of beany chilly, and hearty shepherd’s pie.
To make cooking cure cravings easier on myself – and easier for you, too! – I’ve put together a list of some of my favorite vegan comfort food recipes for cooler weather.
10 Vegan Comfort Food Recipes for Fall
Lasagna Tart – With cashew ricotta and slices of fresh zucchini, this tart is always a crowd pleaser.
Tex-Mex Lasagna – In this dish, peppers, onions, and beans are sandwiched between layers of tortillas and then topped with creamy cashew cheese sauce.
Three Bean Chili – Loaded with vegetables, this vegan chili is the perfect comfort food for cold winter’s evenings.
Shepherd’s Pie with Cauliflower-Millet Mash Crust – Beat the winter blues with this hearty vegan Shepherd’s Pie! This recipe uses cauliflower-millet mash for the crust, rather than the traditional mashed potatoes, for a healthy twist.
Sriracha Mac – This dish is full of cheesy goodness, made from veggies of course, and it’s perfected with a drizzle of spicy sriracha.
Disco Fries – Drizzled with cashew cheese sauce and mushroom gravy, this classic diner dish is perfect for late night snacking.
Lentil Loaf with Cashew Gravy – Smother this classic dish with lots of cashew gravy for the ultimate in comfort food!
Pumpkin Baked Ziti – This is a fun twist on traditional tomato-based baked ziti, and it’s a great way to get in your daily does of autumn pumpkin.
Polenta Lasagna – This dish tastes even better the next day, so make sure you leave yourself plenty of leftovers!
Broccoli with Cheese Sauce – I grew up loving broccoli with cheese sauce, and it’s still the ultimate in comfort food for me. This vegan version is full of hidden veggies.
What are your favorite vegan comfort food recipes?