Once fall rolls around, the temperature begins to drop, it gets darker earlier and you likely find yourself at home cozied up under a blanket. With cooler weather, your appetite likely changes as well, and instead of craving summery salads and light fruit smoothies, you’ll probably want something a little more nourishing to the soul. That’s what makes soups and stews perfect for the changing of the season.
If you want to keep warm from the inside this fall, try making one of these seven cozy stews that are both delicious and soothing.
1. Kale And White Bean Stew
This stew combines two Portuguese dishes: kale and sausage soup, and a bean, sausage, and tomato stew. This makes one big hearty dish that is both healthy and soothing.
Recipe: Food and Wine
2. Rosemary Garlic Beef Stew
Nothing like the scent of spices and herbs to make you want to stay cozied up inside. This beef stew is pungent and aromatic, and in addition to beef, it’s filled with mushrooms, carrots, potatoes and other vegetables.
Recipe: Center Cut Cook
3. Tuscan Chicken Stew
There’s nothing more soothing than a bowl of chicken soup, and this particular Italian-inspired stew is loaded with tender chicken, spices, vegetables and then topped with chunks of bread.
Recipe: Sweet Peas and Saffron
4. Harvest Stew With Smoked Sausage
This ultimate autumn stew is filled with all your favorite fall produce: butternut squash, parsnips, carrots, kale and more. Mix in some smoked sausage, and you’ve got a hearty dish that will keep you warm and satisfied.
Recipe: The Cozy Apron
5. Spanish Chickpea And Spinach Stew
This vegetarian stew takes from the flavors of Spain and simmers some chickpeas in a big pot of tomato sauce. This stew only takes 30 minutes to make, and in addition to being vegetarian, it is also friendly for those who are vegan and gluten-free.
Recipe: Lazy Cat Kitchen
6. Pork and Tomatillo Stew
This Mexican comfort food is loaded with pork loin, celery, onion, chiles and more. It’s also topped with some tortilla chips and cilantro, making it both fresh and filling at the same time.
Recipe: Food and Wine
7. Harissa, Squash and Chickpea Stew
This is the season for butternut squash, and you can switch up your typical meals with this spicy soup filled with chickpeas and topped with crispy kale.
Recipe: Yummy Beet
No matter what you choose to cook this season, there’s the perfect stew out just waiting to be consumed while you nestle under a blanket by the fire.