Fall is the greatest. The weather gets colder, the leaves start falling, and the best way to celebrate the changing season is to cozy up with a bowl of comforting mac ‘n’ cheese or hearty chili.

But for vegetarians, finding comfort food recipes without meat can be a bit of a challenge. So we rounded up 16 of our favorites without any meat that are perfect for chilly fall nights:

Vegan Sweet Potato Chowder

Chowder without dairy or bacon? Yep, it's possible — and it's totally delicious. Get the recipe.

Vegan Shepherd’s Pie

You can easily pre assemble this and stash it in the fridge until you're ready to bake it. Quick, delicious, and 100% comfort food. Get the recipe.
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You can easily pre assemble this and stash it in the fridge until you’re ready to bake it. Quick, delicious, and 100% comfort food. Get the recipe.

One-Hour Vegan Pot Pies

One-Pot Red Lentil Chili

Apple and Walnut “Meatloaf”

Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Polenta

These savory brussels sprouts are excellent over polenta, but you could serve them with rice, quinoa, or all on their own as a hearty side dish as well. Get the recipe.

Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpea Soup

Who needs croutons when you have crispy roasted chickpeas to top your soup with? Get the recipe.

Mushroom and Kale Stroganoff

Thai Pumpkin Soup With Coconut Milk

Cheesy Pumpkin Pasta Bake

Brie, Fig, and Apple Grilled Cheese

Butternut Squash Stuffed Shells

Sweet Potato Guerrilla Tacos

These tacos are served with a homemade almond salsa, but you could easily use your favorite store-bought brand instead. Get the recipe.

Pumpkin Sage Lasagna Roll Ups

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