9 simply perfect fall dinner recipes

The Cozy Apron

Fall’s changing leaves, cooler weather and gradually decreasing daylight entices you to spend more time settling in, cozying up and feeding your loved ones and yourself with warm, hearty meals. Autumn harvests deliver an abundance of seasonal ingredients to stores and kitchen tables.

While you may have a selection of favorite dishes you look forward to preparing every year, sometimes you crave something new. Check out this treasure trove of delicious, nourishing fall recipes for some fresh ideas that may soon become classics.

1. Pumpkin Alfredo

Pasta, the easy weeknight staple, meets velvety pumpkin in this rich and satisfying fall dinner dish. Flavorful ingredients such as garlic, Parmesan and a hint of nutmeg will make this recipe a fast favorite.

Yellow Bliss Road

2. Apple Salad with Maple Vinaigrette

Autumn meals don’t have to be heavy to deliver a taste of the season. This sweet and savory salad is loaded with fall flavors and textures like apples and pecans to tantalize your taste buds. Plus, it couldn’t be easier to make.

House of Yumm

3. Hearty Italian Chicken and Autumn Veggie Soup

Few things are as satiating following a brisk autumn day as a wholesome and substantial bowl of soup served with thick slices of crusty bread. This soup recipe is loaded with fall ingredients such as root vegetables and butternut squash, along with chunks of roasted chicken breast.

The Cozy Apron

4. One-Pan Autumn Chicken Dinner

You don’t have to spend hours in the kitchen to create a delectable dinner laden with fall foods. This mouth-watering meal allows you to toss chicken, sweet potatoes, apples and other filling ingredients in a single sheet pan and pop it all in the oven.

Cooking Classy

5. Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Fall is all about warmth, comfort and relishing the season. This warm, robust, creamy soup epitomizes autumn and it’s gorgeous, to boot.

Happy Kitchen Rocks

6. One-Pan Pork Chops with Apples and Onions

Pork pairs well with many fall foods, including apples. This dish is simple and wholesome yet attractive and decadent enough to serve to guests.


7. Maple-Glazed Skillet Chicken Breasts With Sweet Potato Hash

Sweet and savory combos are a favored characteristic of many fall recipes. This ambrosial meal merges versatile chicken with caramelized sweet potato chunks and a sugary maple glaze.

Whole and Heavenly Oven

8. Butternut Squash Ravioli With Sage Browned Butter

Spend some quality time with your kids or significant other on a cool, autumn Sunday in your cozy kitchen preparing homemade ravioli stuffed with a full-bodied filling made from luscious roasted squash, pine nuts and Parmesan cheese. It’s easier than you think and you will never be satisfied with store-bought again.

The Organic Kitchen

9. Butternut Squash Veggie Pizza

Pizza might not seem like a fall dinner option, but it certainly can be with the right ingredients. This fall-inspired recipe swaps traditional tomato sauce for buttery squash puree and calls for piling on healthful toppings.

Pro tip: start with store-bought dough for a simple weeknight supper.

Minimalist Baker

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