19 Recipes For Comfort Foods To Make This Fall

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There’s no better time than when cooler weather sets in to cuddle up in a blanket and have a heaping helping of a warm and delicious meal. These 19 comfort foods are sure to help you feel perfectly fine this fall season.

Go on and let those leaves fall, you’re not going to miss summer after you try these foods. Throw on a sweater and have a spoonful of sweet potato casserole, oatmeal, or pot pie. ‘Tis the season, after all.

1. Sweet Potato Casserole

Sweet potato casserole topped with toasted marshmallows is a fall must-have. It’s warm, sweet and delicious. Plus, it pairs well with turkey.

Damn Delicious

2. Chili

Warm and savory chili is just what you need to keep you feeling toasty in cooler weather. Eat this outside as you tailgate this fall. Go team!


3. Apple Pie

Cinnamon and apples in a flaky crust fresh out of the oven? This recipe is calling my name.

Simply Recipes

4. Mac ‘N Cheese

A recipe with tons of cheese? That sounds perfect. Have a heaping spoonful of this mac ‘n cheese with breadcrumb topping with all of your fall meals.

Lara Ferroni

5. Squash

Squash boats make for an excellent fall meal as this vegetable is in season this time of year.

Taste Of Home

6. Mashed Potatoes

Garlic and herb mashed potatoes will make an excellent side item this fall. It’s creamy, savory, and packed with flavor.

Le Creme de la Crumb

7. Tomato Soup

Roasted tomato adds a rich flavor. Mix that with parmesan croutons, and you’ve got the perfect meal to eat from your couch.

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8. Pumpkin Pie

This suggestion needs no explanation. Pumpkin pie is a necessity for this season.

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9. Stuffing

It doesn’t have to be Thanksgiving for you to eat homestyle sausage stuffing. Packed with meat and bread crumbs soaked in chicken broth, how could you say no to this savory side dish?

Cinnamon-Spice & Everything Nice

10. Roasted Chicken

Sautéed in herbs, there’s nothing like a nice roasted chicken during the fall.

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11. Pot Pie

A pie that you can eat for dinner? How could you say no to this chicken pot pie recipe? It’s flaky and warm, but filled with meat and veggies instead of fruit.

Taste Of Home

12. Green Bean Casserole

This green bean casserole has an added bonus with cheese and bacon. How could you turn this down?

Handle The Heat

13. Cinnamon Pancakes

Have the most amazing fall breakfast with this cinnamon pancake recipe. Plus, there’s a glaze that goes along with it. Don’t mind if I do!

Inspired Taste

14. Strudel

Apple strudel, and in only 30 minutes? It’s the perfect excuse to eat a flaky pie-like treat for breakfast, you know?

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Real Food By Dad

15. Chicken & Dumplings

Chicken & Dumplings are quite the combo. Biscuits and chicken in a creamy broth? I’ll take a huge bowl-full, please.

Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings 2a
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16. Sweet Potato Fries

Sweet potato fries you can bake right in your oven are a super easy and delicious way to celebrate colder weather. They’re just crispy enough — and there’s no deep-fryer needed!

Damn Delicious

17. Baked Oatmeal

Oatmeal fresh out of the oven? I’m willing to give that a try. It’s still plenty warm and delicious, you can just eat it with a fork instead of a spoon.

The 36th Avenue

18. Apple Fritter

Fried apple fritters are an excellent dessert option for fall. It’s like a mini-apple pie, it tear-apart pastry form.

The Kitchn

19. Salted Caramel Brownies

Caramel is an autumn classic. Use it to make salted caramel brownies and you’ve got the perfect comfort food. Chocolate and caramel always makes me feel better.

A Happy Food Dance

If these foods don’t make you feel wonderful this time of year, then I don’t know what will. Don’t let cold weather get you down. Enjoy these recipes all fall season long!

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