8 of the Best Vegan Pumpkin Recipes

Though they’re well used in the UK and US for making scary lanterns to light up doorsteps every Halloween, poor pumpkins seem to get ignored when it comes to cooking. But, if you haven’t already, you’re about to fall in love with this underrated vegetable!

A great source of fibre, as well as many minerals and vitamins, they’re also rather versatile. They can be used in place of other squash vegetables and, given their sweetness, they also work great in many sweet treats.

Whether you get a whole pumpkin especially, a can of pumpkin puree, or use the flesh from your pumpkin lantern this Halloween, now’s the perfect time to try out this wonderful vegetable in a recipe or two. Below, we’ve rounded up a selection of the best to get you started!

Pumpkin Macaroni Cheese

1. Pumpkin Macaroni Cheese

You might never guess it, but pumpkin can make a great base for a creamy cheese sauce. This is a vegan Halloween twist on the classic Mac ‘n’ Cheese that’s as delicious as the original – and healthier!

Vegan Pumpkin Ravioli
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2. Cheesy Pumpkin Ravioli

Pumpkin and cashews are combined together in this recipe to make a delicious creamy, cheesy filling for some simple ravioli.

Vegan Pumpkin Lasagne

3. Easy Creamy Buffalo Sage Pumpkin Lasagne

In this recipe, pumpkin is used to create a puree that adds creaminess to this indulgent yet nutritious lasagne. A great twist on the classic Italian dish, this is sure to get you going back for seconds.

Pumpkin Hummus
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4. Pumpkin Hummus

If it’s a talking point for your Halloween party you’re looking for, this pumpkin Hummus is perfect! Served up in the gutted pumpkin, it’s an ideal accompaniment to some fresh veg crudités.

Vegan Pumpkin Pasta
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5. Autumn Pumpkin Pasta

There’s nothing more comforting on an autumn night than a big bowl of pasta! Coconut ‘bacon’ bits work together with the pumpkin in this dish to create a mouth-watering balance of sweet and salty.

Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake Swirl Brownies
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6. Pumpkin Cheesecake Swirl Brownies

Combining two of the most delicious sweet treats, this cheesecake brownie hybrid is truly exceptional. With a hit of pumpkin in every bite, this is a wonderful Halloween spin on a classic brownie.

Vegan Pumpkin Chickpea Burgers
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7. Pumpkin and Chickpea Burgers

This easy veggie burger recipe is ideal for using up leftover pumpkin and a great way of creating a burger that’s a little bit different out from the regular (boring) bean burgers.

Vegan Pumpkin Irish Brack

8. Traditional Irish Pumpkin Brack

Another recipe that utilises the sweetness of this wonderful vegetable, this is a vegan take on the traditional Irish Barmbrack (or tea loaf). Barmbrack is typically eaten at Halloween time, so including pumpkin in the mix just makes sense!

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