Welcome to fall! Fall is my favorite time of year for so many reasons.
It’s a time of leaves changing colors, pumpkin spice lattes, and cozy evenings by the fire. The crisp cool air, and most importantly, it means I get to wear a jacket every day!
What are you doing this weekend? If you’re anything like me, you’re probably looking for some fun activities to do with the family.
I’ve compiled a list of 24 fall recipes that will keep your dinner table beautiful while keeping it simple. These are perfect for any busy mom who may not have time to spend more than an hour or two in the kitchen. In addition, there are some easy-to-follow recipes on here and some more adventurous dishes if you want something more challenging!
Take a look at these delicious and varied menus: Cinnamon Spiced Apple with Pork Chops, Feel-Good Fall Salad, Spinach &Butternut Squash Pasta, and Sweet Potato Turkey Chili.
So whether you’re hosting a dinner party or looking for something to do with your little ones during this season, we have 24 fall recipes so your family can enjoy the delicious flavors of autumn. These recipes range from easy to more complex and will suit both mom and kid tastes!
Let’s Get Cooking!
1. Sweet Potato Ground Turkey Chili By Evolving Table
Fall is in the air, which means it’s time to start thinking ahead about your holiday dinners. This ground turkey chili recipe is a delicious meal perfect for any fall dinner party or a cozy night in with friends. With sweet potatoes, pumpkin puree, and spices like cinnamon, cumin, and garlic, this dish has a deep rich flavor you’ll love!
Get the recipe at Evolving Table
2. Pumpkin Pasta with Italian Sausage By Simply Whisked
Pumpkin pasta is a great fall dinner recipe. With some Italian sausage, kale, and spinach, it’s hearty enough for even the most hungry family. This pumpkin pasta with Italian sausage is easy to make and tastes delicious!
Get the recipe at Simply Whisked
3. Roasted Chickpea Fall Salad By Jar of Lemons
Do you love roasted chickpeas? Then, you are going to want to make this Roasted Chickpea Fall Salad. It’s got everything you need for a perfect fall meal! Crunchy, creamy, sweet, and savory – it has it all.
Get the recipe at Jar of Lemons
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4. Feel-Good Fall Salad By Gimme Some Oven
This easy salad recipe has all the fall flavors, including apple cider vinaigrette, toasted pumpkin seeds, and delicious flavor combinations. You’ll want to make this for dinner all season long!
Get the recipe at Gimme Some Oven
5. Chicken Rice Soup By The Recipe Rebel
Fall is a time for comfort food!
This easy and hearty Chicken Rice Soup recipe will warm you up on a chilly day. It’s made with simple ingredients that are sure to please the whole family.
Get the recipe at The Recipe Rebel
6. Crockpot Beef Stew By Rachel Cooks
This is a great recipe for fall, and it’s so easy! It only takes about 10 minutes of prep time; then, you just let the crockpot do all the work. You’ll get rich, hearty beef stew with potatoes, carrots, celery, and onions cooked to perfection. I recommend serving it over rice or mashed potatoes. Enjoy!
Get the recipe at Rachel Cooks
7. Pumpkin Stuffed Shells By A Couple Cooks
In this recipe, you’re going to learn how to make a delicious, hearty fall dish – Pumpkin Stuffed Shells. It’s an excellent meal for the family, and it makes enough so that you can have some leftovers too!
Get the recipe at A Couple Cooks
8. Baked Chicken with Apples By Fab Everyday
This recipe is perfect for fall. Baked chicken with apples, onions, and maybe some bacon! What’s not to love? And the best part about this dish is that it’s so easy to make. Just follow these simple steps, and you’ll be all set.
Get the recipe at Fab Everyday
9. Cozy Autumn Grain Bowls By Plays Well with Butter
Fall is an excellent time for hearty grain bowls that will keep you warm and cozy. I’m sharing three different recipes — all with the same base of quinoa, millet, farro, or barley (or another whole grain) — to help make your life easier when cooking during this busy season!
Get the recipe at Plays Well with Butter
10. 30 Minute Butter Chicken Meatballs By Half Baked Harvest
In this recipe, you’ll learn how to make butter chicken meatballs that take less than 30 minutes from start to finish! These are perfect for when you’re in a hurry but want something hearty and satisfying.
Get the recipe at Half Baked Harvest
11. Stuffed Butternut Squash with Wild Rice By A Head of Thyme
This delicious and easy recipe for stuffed butternut squash with wild rice will be the perfect fall dinner. You can make this dish in advance, or it can be ready in an hour. You’ll learn here the step-by-step process on how to prepare your ingredients and assemble your squash – all while explaining some great tips for cooking a perfect meal!
Get the recipe at A Head of Thyme
12. White Bean Sausage Skillet By The Modern Proper
This hearty and delicious white bean sausage skillet is a simple but satisfying fall dish!
The secret to this recipe is broth. I use chicken broth because it’s milder than beef or vegetable stock. But you can also use water instead for a vegan option.
In addition to soaking up that wonderful flavor, the beans here are filling enough to be an entire meal in one pan!
Get the recipe at The Modern Proper
13. Easy Cheesy Chili Mac By Maebells
This recipe is the perfect fall dinner! It’s cheesy and creamy, and it’s a total crowd favorite. And best of all, it couldn’t be easier to make! You’ll learn how to whip up this dish in under an hour.
Get the recipe at Maebells
14. Creamy Chicken Mushroom Soup By Damn Delicious
This creamy chicken mushroom soup recipe is packed with mushrooms, carrots, and celery. It’s hearty without being heavy – the perfect dish to make ahead of time for easy weeknight dinners.
Get the recipe at Damn Delicious
15. Butternut Squash & Spinach Lasagna By Skinny Taste
This Butternut Squash & Spinach Lasagna recipe is perfect for fall with the flavors of squash, spinach, garlic, tomatoes, and cheese. You can also substitute any other vegetables you have on hand to make it your own.
Get the recipe at Skinny Taste
16. Beef Short Ribs in Gravy By I Am Homesteader
I love the spices, pumpkin everything, and of course, this Beef Short Ribs in Gravy recipe!
It’s a really simple dish that you can throw into the oven after work or on a Sunday when your day feels long. The gravy will be bubbling away in no time, and you’ll have yourself a hearty meal to warm up with.
Get the recipe at I Am Homesteader
17. Pappardelle with Roasted Butternut Squash and Tomato Ragu By Half Baked Harvest
It’s finally fall. And if you’re like me, that means it’s time to start thinking about all the yummy things I can make with squash and tomatoes. This recipe for Pappardelle with Roasted Butternut Squash and Tomato Ragu is one of my favorite fall recipes – just wait until you see how easy it is!
Get the recipe at Half Baked Harvest
18. Instant Pot Butternut Risotto with Leeks By Feasting at Home
I love risotto, but sometimes I don’t have the time to make it. So for a quick weeknight meal, I made this Instant Pot Butternut Risotto with Leeks! It’s creamy and satisfying without being heavy or too rich. Watch how I make it in my kitchen today!
Get the recipe at Feasting at Home
19. One-Pot Creamy Sausage Gnocchi By Tornadough Alli
This is a simple, one-pot meal that is perfect for Fall! It’s creamy and delicious, and it doesn’t require any heavy cream. It also freezes well, so you can make a big batch of this gnocchi dish to have on hand during the winter months.
Get the recipe at Tornadough Alli
20. Apple Cinnamon Pork Chops with Butternut Squash By The Forked Spoon
It’s time to start thinking about what you’re going to be cooking. This recipe for Apple Cinnamon Pork Chops with Butternut Squash will fill your house with delicious smells, taste great, and help you save money!
Get the recipe at The Forked Spoon
21. Pumpkin Ravioli with Sage, Brown Butter, and Toasted Walnuts By Nourish and Fete
Fall is a beautiful time of year, and pumpkin season is one of the best parts. This recipe for Pumpkin Ravioli with Sage, Brown Butter, and Toasted Walnuts will make you feel like you’re sitting at your favorite Italian restaurant!
Get the recipe at Nourish and Fete
22. Shepherds Pie By The Kitchn
Shepherds pie is a classic dish that’s as easy as it is delicious. It tastes like a hearty beef stew with mashed potatoes on top, and it’s delicious! In this recipe, you’ll learn how to make the perfect fall dinner recipe.
Get the recipe at The Kitchen
23. Beef Bourguignon By Cafe Delites
Here’s a recipe for one of my favorite fall dishes: Beef Bourguignon. It has the best flavors and is so warm and cozy. Plus, you can cook it in a slow cooker or on the stovetop! There are so many delicious meals to make, and this Beef Bourguignon recipe is sure to please! This recipe will teach you how to make the classic French dish at home, step by step.
Get the recipe at Cafe Delites
24. One Pan Autumn Chicken Dinner By Cooking Classy
Fall has arrived! And with it comes the comforting flavors of cinnamon, pumpkin spice, and apple cider. This one-pan chicken dinner is full of fall flavor and comfort food goodness. It’s easy to make, delicious to eat, and perfect for a cozy fall day at home!
Get the recipe at Cooking Classy
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Fall is in full swing, and it’s time to break out the leaves, pumpkin spice lattes, and cozy sweaters. One of the best parts about this season is that it makes for some great cooking opportunities!
If you find yourself eating cereal every night because you don’t know what else to make, we’ve got your back with these 24 fall-inspired recipes – they’ll keep your tummy happy while also providing a delicious taste of autumn.
We hope our list inspires you to get creative in the kitchen or at least gives you some ideas on how to change up those weekly dinner routines. No matter which recipe you try first, be sure to let us know on Facebook or Instagram to see all of your beautiful creations.
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