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15 Simple Recipes to Make in September

The crisp, cool air is rolling in. The leaves are changing. The smell of hot apple cider and pumpkin spiced lattes are hitting the coffee shops. Yep, fall is coming in hot, and although I’m sad summer is coming to an end, there is something so beautiful about fall that I love, and that includes comfort food. I thought I’d put together this guide to recipes to make in September to help inspire you this fall. Let me know what your favs are in the comments. 

Soups & stews

Hearty Vegetable & Mixed Bean Stew
Who doesn’t love a hearty bowl of stew? Especially in the cold winter months. Stew is definitely the ultimate comfort food and it can be so easy and tasty to make. This recipe I made with Bob’s Red Mill mixed bean soup mix. This soup mix makes this meal even easier to make! It has 13 different kinds of beans in it which means it’s packed with protein (12g per serving) and with beans comes fiber, plus your daily value of iron! 

10-Ingredient Easy Vegan Chili Recipe
Chili has to be one of the easiest meals you can throw together that’s healthy and will serve the whole fam. This Vegan Chili Recipe is a great recipe to pull together, especially when you are short on groceries because it only takes 10 ingredients to make this baby!

Big bowl of chili on the side of a wood table. One of the best recipes to make in September.

Plant-Based Cauliflower Soup
One of my favorite recipes to make in September. Nothing beats a nice, creamy bowl of soup in the fall/winter. I love how many different ways you can make soup and all the different vegetables that can be thrown into the mix to make new, delicious flavors. This plant-based cauliflower soup is one of my favorites. It’s super easy to make, plus it tastes great and warms my soul.

A spoonful of Cauliflower Soup ready to eat. One of the most comforting recipes to make this September.

Creamy Vegan Baked Potato Soup
Baked potatoes are one of the biggest blessings we have on this earth. Okay, that’s being dramatic. However, baked potatoes are damn good and so versatile too! For this recipe, I’ve taken a baked potato and made it into a yummy Vegan Potato Soup. It’s creamy, it’s a twist on a classic baked potato, and it’s delicious! What more do you need in a comforting bowl of soup? 

Main course

The Best Vegan Cabbage Rolls
Cabbage rolls are often a staple in the household during the holiday season. They are so delicious, comforting, and you really can’t go wrong with this holiday fav. For this recipe, I’ve made vegan cabbage rolls. Yep, you got it, I’ve taken something that’s classically stuffed with meat sauce and made a vegan version. And these Vegan Cabbage Rolls are so damn delicious and comforting. I seriously love making these because they warm my soul. 

Creamy Lentil Phyllo Dough Crusted Casserole
Who doesn’t love a warm creamy dish this time of year? This plant-based lentil casserole is a great option to bring to any Christmas dinner. With all the gatherings and eating, this vegan dish will definitely stand out. Really anything with a phyllo dough crust is sure to be delicious, but thanks to the lentil filling you can dish up seconds without any added guilt.

Looking for one of the most comforting recipes to make this September? This phyllo pastry casserole is just that. Big casserole dish on wood table with spoon digging into casserole.

Zucchini and Butternut Squash Casserole
This recipe is one of my favorite recipes to make in September because it seriously warms my soul, plus it’s full of seasonal veg. The best part is that it’s super simple to make and you’ll have leftovers for lunch or dinner the next day! It’s the meal that keeps on giving.

White Truffle Vanilla Mac and Cheese
Nothing says the colder weather is here to stay than a creamy big bowl of yummy vegan mac and cheese and this recipe may be one of the best versions of mac and cheese I’ve tasted yet. Not like I’m bias or anything ;). 

Easy Vegan Moussaka
Some of my favorite things to cook are traditional Greek dishes with a vegan or plant-based spin. This Vegan Moussaka is no exception; it’s filled with potatoes, zucchini, eggplant, and lots of delicious olive oil. I love making casseroles this time of year, they are so warm and rich, the ultimate in comfort food!

Big bowl of vegan moussaka ready to be eaten with fresh vegan feta and herbs.

Desserts 

Vegan Stewed Apple & Pear Coconut Wraps
This recipe combines everything you know and loves about fall… pears and apples. Taking in-season fruits and putting them in healthy, vegan coconut wraps, topped with your favorite ice cream. This is a seriously perfect, warming dessert.

Cinnamon Sweet Apple & Prune Pizza Pie
This recipe is the perfect combination of tartness, from the granny smith apples, and sweet, from the dried prunes, a fruit that is in my opinion, underrated.

Easy Vegan Apple Cinnamon Muffins
I love muffins for a quick and easy grab-and-go breakfast or snack. They’re great to have on you for a post (or pre) gym snack, or if you are running your kids around to playdates and extracurricular activities (maybe in 2021?) and need something that will hold them over until dinner. These Vegan Apple Cinnamon Muffins are flavorful, healthy, and so yummy!

A single Apple Cinnamon Muffin on counter. An easy recipe to make this September.

Snacks

Zucchini Banana Bread
This Vegan Zucchini Banana Bread is everything you love about banana bread and then some. And by that, I mean that it has a special twist with the zucchini in the mix. Don’t let that turn you off though, because this bread is so damn yummy, and you’ll be able to trick all the picky eaters to eat more veggies. 

Vegan Zucchini Banana Bread on counter with knife, with a few slices cut out of it.

Easy Pumpkin Hummus
Charcuterie boards are such a good way to whip together easy munchies, and this Pumpkin Hummus is perfect for a fall spread for your family or yourself with a glass of vino!

Quick Pickled Vegetables
Pickling vegetables is an art form. It’s a beautiful way to preserve vegetables and has a flavor explosion in your mouth. Pickled veggies are great to add to recipes, eat on their own, or use as toppings for all sorts of dishes. But how to pickle vegetables? That’s the biggest question. Most people think it’s some complicated science that only the experts can conquer, but the truth is, it’s incredibly easy to make your own pickled veggies right at home with some jars, vinegar, and your fav vegetables.

Pickled veggies lined up on wood countertop. A great recipe to make this September.

What are your favorite recipes to make in September? Share below what you’d love to see more of.

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