17 Best Fall Recipes

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Fall is a wonderful time of year to try new recipes. Fall flavors of Apples, Pears, Pumpkins, and Squash go well with a variety of different meats and preparations.

These 17 Fall Recipes are some of the best for a brisk fall day. From Asia to Europe and from South to North, these delicious recipes will warm you up.

Enjoy these one-pot and one-pan meals that are perfect for a weeknight dinner or Sunday Family Meal.


17 Best Fall Recipes

Try out these 17 delicious Fall Recipes and the sides that go with them. From Curry to Soup and Rice to Pasta, there is something for everyone.

1. Pumpkin Curry

Pumpkin Curry is a great Fall recipe with the sweetness of an Autumn pumpkin and the savory flavor of your favorite curry sauce. Make a side of basmati rice, brown rice, or try the coconut rice.

Curry is full of warming spices. The addition of pumpkin or butternut squash enhances the umami of these delicious curry recipes.

Pumpkin Curry

2. Chicken Soup

Chicken Soup is an oldie but goodie when it comes to Fall and Winter recipes. These one-pot meals are great for a family dinner. Throw a handful of spinach or baby kale in to add some greens to this warm Fall favorite.

Try a traditional Chicken and Dumpling Soup or go for something more savory, such as the Jamaican Chicken and Pumpkin Soup below.

Jamaican Chicken & Pumpkin Soup

3. Pork Roast or Pot Roast

These two roasts are great for Autumn. Just pop them in the oven and you have an easy and delicious dinner. Serve them with Sweet Potato Dinner Rolls

With these one-pot meals you can easily amaze guests, no need to tell them how easy it was. The dinner rolls can be made ahead of time and reheated when it is time to eat.

Pork Roast

4. Chili

Chili is one of the best Fall dishes. Serve it with rice or Cornbread. Chili is a quick and easy meal to make. Try a traditional Texas Red Chile or the more diverse Pork and Bean Red Chile.

For the citrus lovers out there, Green Chili (or Mexican Chile Verde) uses salsa verde to make the chili. Chicken lovers will go crazy for White Bean Chicken Chili.

Pork and Bean Red Chili

Green Chili (Chile Verde)

5. Chicken or Turkey Pot Pie

Pot Pies are another great Autumn food. You can use fresh, frozen, or leftover chicken or turkey to make on. Serve the Pot Pie by itself or with a warm spinach salad.

While traditionally made with a pie crust you can also make a Cottage Pie topping of Mashed Potatoes instead. Remove the meat for a great vegetarian option.

Easy Chicken Pot Pie

Easy Turkey Pot Pie

6. Shepherd’s Pie or Cottage Pie

Shepherd’s Pie and Cottage Pie are easy and delicious to make. These Hearty Autumn dishes are great one-dish meals for a family dinner or a party.

If you decide to add a side, try an Autumn Vegetable salad such as Warmed Kale Salad. Toss in some roasted root vegetables or toasted pecans.

Shepherd’s Pie

Cottage Pie

7. Pumpkin or Squash Risotto

Risotto, a creamy Italian rice dish, is a delicious warm dinner. Try a traditional Risotto or go for an Autumn inspired flavor with pumpkin or squash.

Risotto is often served with a salad. Some great Fall Side Dish options are Pear and Gorgonzola Salad or an Apple, Cranberry, and Walnut Salad.

Pumpkin Risotto

Squash Risotto

8. Creamy Mushroom Chicken

Creamy Mushroom Chicken is a great main course for any meal. Turn it into a one-pot meal by making it into a pasta or rice dish. Add in some extra veggies such as spinach or kale for some greens.

There are many great sides you can have with this including Roasted Root Vegetable, Salad, Roasted Asparagus, or Sauteed Greens.

Creamy Mushroom Chicken

9. Baked Ziti or Lasagna

Baked pastas are a great meal for the Fall. The warm, right-out-of-the-oven deliciousness is quick and easy to make. You can make it ahead of time and store it in the fridge until it is time to put it in the oven.

Make a side salad or some garlic bread to go with your dish. You can also toss in your favorite vegetables, from broccoli to spinach to cauliflower.

Baked Ziti With Vegetables


10. Macaroni and Cheese

Macaroni and Cheese is a classic comfort food that is warm and delicious making it perfect for a Fall Day. Mac and Cheese is a great one-dish meal, but it is also delicious with a nice salad.

Toss in some chicken or sliced Italian sausage for some added protein. You can also grill some meat to go with your Mac and Cheese.

Baked Mac & Cheese

11. Roasted Root Vegetables with Chicken or Pork

This one-pan meal is easy to make and customize. You can remove any ingredients you do not like and replace them with ones you do like.

If you do decide to add a side dish to these recipes try a simple Sauteed Chard recipe. If you know you will be in a hurry you can prepare all the ingredients and store them in the fridge until you are ready to bake them.

Roasted Root Vegetables with Chicken

Roasted Root Vegetables with Pork

12. Enchiladas

Enchiladas are a delicious dish that is great all year round. This warm meal is especially great in the Fall and Winter when we like to eat food that warms us up.

If rolling each enchilada seems like a lot of work, you can also make enchiladas Lasagna-style by layering the ingredients in a pan. Serve enchiladas with Guacamole, Chips, Salsa, Sour cream, Rice, and Beans.

Creamy Pumpkin Chicken Enchiladas

Chicken Enchiladas

13. Paella

Paella is a traditional Spanish Dish served year-round. Like risotto, this warm rice dish is a great Fall dish. Paella is typically a one dish meal.

When you do serve a vegetable outside of the Paella, one of the most popular is Espinacas (or Spinach). However, you can also throw all your vegetables in the Paella, just make sure not to overfill the pan.

Valencian Paella

Vegan Paella

14. Jambalaya or Gumbo

Jambalaya and Gumbo are both popular southern meals that are great for the Autumn. There are Cajun and Creole versions of both. If you like it a little spicier look for Cajun recipes.

Both Jambalaya and Gumbo are one dish meals. However, you can serve a vegetable side with them if you want. Southern Succotash or Roasted Okra are two great options.



15. Quiche or Frittata

For a delicious Autumn Breakfast, Brunch, or Eggs for Dinner Option try a Quiche or Frittata. A frittata is essentially a quiche with no crust.

Here we have two delicious Autumn Vegetable recipes. If you do decide to serve something with your quiche or frittata a simple fruit salad would be best.

Autumn Harvest Quiche

Sweet Potato & Kale Frittata

16. Pumpkin Pancakes or Waffles

Pancakes and Waffles are another great Autumn Breakfast. To make them even more Fall Flavored try Pumpkin Spice or Cranberry pancakes or waffles.

Top with Chopped and roasted nuts, fresh fruit, maple syrup, powdered sugar, whip cream, or anything else you like. You can make extra and refrigerate them for a couple of days or freeze them for a couple of weeks.

Pumpkin Pancakes

17. Pecan Pumpkin Pie

For a dessert that just shouts “Yay! Autumn is here!” try this Pecan Pumpkin Pie. These two recipes, both the pie and the bars, are a combo of two delicious pies: pumpkin and pecan.

Top your special dessert with regular whip cream or go all out and make a Maple Whip cream and Candied pecans for the top.

Pecan Praline Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Pecan Bars

Wrap Up

So, there you have it. Enjoy these 17 delicious Fall dishes. Take a culinary trip around the world and try these awesome flavors of Autumn.

Remember, you do not need to be afraid to customize these recipes. Play around and see what you like best. Happy Cooking and Happy Eating!

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