Vegan Pumpkin Goulash with two pan-fried Bread Dumplings

Vegan Pumpkin Goulash with Bread Dumplings

This vegan Pumpkin Goulash is made with a hokkaido pumpkin and served with pan-fried Bread Dumplings - traditional Austrian dumplings! Perfect for cold fall days! Easy to make and so delicious.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Austrian, Vegan
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 3 servings
Calories 154 kcal
Author Elephantastic Vegan


  • 1 hokkaido pumpkin (medium-sized)
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 onion - diced
  • 3 garlic cloves - minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt + more to taste
  • ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika powder + more to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder + more to taste
  • 1 splash white wine - make sure it's vegan! (possible to sub with a little bit of apple cider vinegar)
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup tomato purée
  • 6 Pan-Fried Bread Dumplings
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  1. Wash the pumpkin, cut it in half, spoon out the pumpkin seeds and cut the pumpkin in cubes. You can leave the pumpkin skin on, it's edible!

  2. In a large pot heat 1 teaspoon olive oil, add the diced onion and chopped garlic when it's hot.

  3. Once the onion is translucent, add the pumpkin cubes. Let it roast on medium to high heat for 1-2 minutes. Stir.

  4. Add 1/2 teaspoon salt, ground pepper, paprika and cumin. Stir again. After about 1 minute add a splash of white wine to deglaze.

  5. Add water and tomato purée and leave it on medium to high heat with no lid on top for about 30-45 minutes. If the water evaporates too quickly and the pumpkin isn't even soft yet, add more water and let it cook further. 

  6. Once the pumpkin is soft, add additional salt, paprika or pepper to taste.

  7. Serve with homemade pan-fried bread dumplings and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Vegan Pumpkin Goulash with Bread Dumplings
Amount Per Serving
Calories 154 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Sodium 786mg 33%
Potassium 80mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 4g 1%
Sugars 1g
Vitamin A 6.6%
Vitamin C 4.4%
Calcium 1.9%
Iron 2.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.