When the leaves start changing colours and the temperatures drop (more like plummet in my part of the world!), there is nothing more comforting than indulging in what nature does best at this time of the year: sweet, brightly-coloured fruits and vegetables that lend themselves beautifully to intoxicating autumn spices, to warm the cockles of our hearts!
The best thing about fall produce is that not only is it utterly delicious when combined with the right ingredients, as you’ll see in the recipes below (just wait); it’s also really good for you. That vividly orange pumpkin we enjoy so much in the chilly autumn months? It’s chock full of vitamin A and beta-carotene. Those apples that taste so incredible in crumbles and crisps? Filled to the brim with fibre that keeps you fuller for longer and brilliant for your teeth. As if anyone needed an excuse to gorge on these awesome dishes, am I right?!
Here are 30 delicious recipes for fall, that’ll have you using your favourite traditional ingredients in some fun and creative ways. Good for the body and good for the soul! Let’s get cooking!
Gorgeous appetizers and nibbles
Beta-carotene and vitamin A-rich pumpkin and butternut squash, and crunchy, delicious apples, these tasty dishes will be the perfect start to any autumn meal.
Caramel Apple Nachos
Mini Caramilized Pecan Brie Bites
Pumpkin Hummus with Cinnamon “Sugar” Tortilla Chips
Pumpkin Shaped Dinner Rolls
Moroccan Butternut Squash and Goat Cheese Soup with Coconut Ginger Cream + Pistachios
Delicious main dishes
Everyone loves a hearty plate of comforting autumn food when the temperatures drop. These delicious fall offerings – a tempting mix of healthy and not-so-healthy (but oh-so-tasty) – will tempt you right into the kitchen!
Sweet Potato Oatmeal Breakfast Casserole
Crockpot Chipotle Pulled Pork and Pumpkin Chili with Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
Fall Detox Salad
Stuffed Turkey Cutlets with Pumpkin Brie Sauce and Cranberry Chutney
Pumpkin-Chipotle Pizza with Kale and Burrata
Brie and Cheddar Apple Beer Soup with Pecan and Maple Crumble
Simple Caramelized Butternut Squash and Kale Florentine Lasagna
Glorious side dishes
While I could certainly spend all day digging into the above stars of the show (don’t judge, so could you!), a little side dish does wonders to lift a whole meal to higher levels. These beautifully fragrant plates offer all the best that autumn has to offer: delicious sprouts (which fight cancer, by the way!), tasty pumpkins and energy-giving sweet potatoes all come out to play here.
Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic and Cranberries
Roasted Pumpkin Fries
Brussel Sprout, Bacon, and Apple Naan Stuffing
Roasted Sweet Potato Quinoa Salad with Maple Orange Dressing
Twice-Baked Sweet Potato (Yam) with Chipotle Pecan Streusel
These incredibly delicious desserts will be the perfect swan song to your autumn feast. Let’s not kid ourselves… These recipes are not healthy but man, will they do wonders for your soul! Dig in!
Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream (with Pie Crust!)
Salted Caramel Apple Snickers Cake
Slow Cooker Sticky Caramel Pumpkin Cake
Sweet Potato Cinnamon Roll Cake
Caramel Apple Blondie Cheesecake
Slow Cooker Apple Butter
Cheesecake-Stuffed Baked Apples
And if you’re a little thirsty…
…Because there can never be too much autumny goodness: