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20 Easy Fall Recipes
Summer may have come to a close (sigh) but these 20 easy Fall Recipes will get you excited for the Fall season (cozy blanket optional).
Pumpkin recipes may reign supreme in the Fall, but don’t ignore the other seasonal gems in this roundup – after all, variety is the pumpkin spice of life am I right?
Keep this list of warm-you-to-the-core easy Fall recipes on hand – you’ll want to come back to it all season long.
Easy Fall Recipes – Soups
Tortellini Soup with Sausage and Kale
This Tortellini Soup from the Modern Proper is comforting and hearty, without being too heavy. It really hits the spot on a cool day and comes together in just 30 minutes – perfect for any weeknight. A favorite in my house on cool nights.
Roasted Tomato Soup
Roasting the tomatoes with garlic, shallot, and onion adds depth of flavor and earthy sweetness to this perfectly creamy Tomato Soup. And thanks to a handy Immersion Blender, this recipe comes together easily. Perfect on a chilly day with a Grilled Cheese Sandwich, Hint, hint.
Chunky Two-Bean and Beef Chili
This chili recipe is perfectly balanced, with notes of spice and a hint of sweetness in each bite thanks to the brown sugar and red wine (just trust me on this). I have been making this chili for the last 13 years and can’t get enough of the meaty, hearty, deliciousness. I serve it with Sour Cream & Chive Biscuits for a hearty Autumn dinner!
Curried Lentil, Tomato, and Coconut Soup
This Curried Lentil, Tomato, and Coconut Soup recipe from bon appetít is as delicious as it looks. Subtle heat from the curry powder, hearty lentils, bright tomato, and creamy coconut come together for a perfectly balanced bite. An easy vegan dinner recipe and one of the easy Fall recipes that you’ll be making on repeat this year.
Classic Split Pea Soup
Split Pea is one of my all-time favorite soups and this recipe is just about perfect. While it’s certainly one of my favorite easy Fall recipes, admittedly I make it all winter long. After years of tweaking, this is the recipe most requested by family and friends during cooler months. It is comfort food at its best – a hearty split pea soup recipe that warms you to the core.
The Absolute Best Lentil Soup
Who doesn’t love a steaming bowl of hearty Lentil Soup on a cool evening? This recipe is truly the absolute best – deliciously hearty and satisfying, and sure to be a family favorite. The kielbasa and red wine make for a truly special soup and one that I’ve been making on repeat for the last 10 years.
Broccoli Cheddar Soup
This version from Basically by bon appétit really hits the mark. It’s lighter than the traditional thick, overly cheesy version you’re accustomed to and perfectly balanced. Simply omit the cheesy croutons if gluten’s not your jam. It’s the ultimate in comfort food and one of the easy Fall recipes that you’ll crave year-round.
Black Bean & Sweet Potato Chili with Smoked Chipotle
I love chili during the cooler months and this vegetarian rendition from Ambitious Kitchen perfectly captures the essence of Autumn. The sweetness from the sweet potato combined with hearty quinoa and smoky chipotle makes for an exciting bite.
Easy Fall Recipes – Dinner
Cheesy Broccoli, Sausage, and Quinoa Casserole
Ok, you caught me. There are 2 Broccoli Cheese recipes in this roundup of easy Fall recipes. But this updated version of classic Broccoli Cheese Casserole from Cooking Light is too good to leave out; plus it has zero processed ingredients and healthy whole grains. All the comfort of broccoli and cheese, but with a major protein punch thanks to the turkey sausage and quinoa.
Turkey Shepherd's Pie
This is one of the easy Fall recipes that I make any time I’m craving something cozy and hearty, but not too heavy. Ground turkey replaces lamb in the filling and creamy Boursin cheese is stirred into the potato and cauliflower topping, making this shepherd’s pie recipe next-level.
Beef Daube Provencal
This classic French braised beef and vegetable stew is one of my favorite Cooking Light recipes of all time. It has all the comfort food goodness you crave, yet is fancy enough to serve to company. I serve this over mashed potatoes for a little extra homey deliciousness.
Pasta with Pumpkin Sage Brown Butter Sauce
This Pumpkin Pasta is a favorite weeknight recipe in my home this time of year. This easy pasta dish has all the seasonal flavors of Autumn, and comes together in just 20 minutes! It is a fast, easy, comforting dinner that the entire family will want to cozy up to all season long.
Farro with Roasted Squash, Apple, & Pancetta
This dish is like Autumn on a plate! I absolutely love the heartiness of the farro with the earthy squash, sweet apples, and kick of acid from the sherry vinegar. A perfectly balanced side dish (or main dish) and absolutely delicious alongside the Roast Pork Loin!
Roast Pork Loin with Rosemary & Garlic
Nothing says Fall like a pork loin roasting in the oven. This version from Bon Appetit is a classic – earthy flavors of rosemary & garlic compliment the meat perfectly. I serve this with the Farro with Glazed Sweet Potatoes & Apples for a healthy, balanced Autumn meal. These 2 easy Fall recipes were made for each other!
Kale Salad with Apple, Crispy Prosciutto, & Pecorino
I love any salad that’s topped with meat and cheese, but this one is extra special. It has all my favorite things from a charcuterie board in a salad! The tangy balsamic glaze with the salty pecorino and sweet apple is out of this world. The perfect salad for a Fall lunch or light dinner.
Shaved Brussels Sprouts, Cranberry, & Quinoa Salad
Tired of kale? Impossible! But if you want a change of pace, try this gorgeous Brussels Sprouts Salad from Gimme Some Oven. It is so healthy, bright, and delicious. It works well as a vegetarian main dish or as a side with roasted chicken or pork!
Easy Fall Recipes – Desserts
Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake
Can’t decide between a Pumpkin Pie and a Cheesecake? Well, good news, you don’t have to. This recipe from Cooking Light has been an Autumn favorite of mine for years. It has the perfect balance of pumpkin spice goodness, but not too much to overpower that classic cheesecake tang.
Brown Butter Dark Chocolate Blondies
There is something about the nutty, butterscotch aroma of brown butter that reminds me of the holidays. Thes blondies are extra special thanks to the brown butter and dark chocolate and are perfect for a chilly night in and a good movie. I like to eat these straight from the pan with a fork (and a scoop of ice cream).
Salted Caramel Apple Sheet Cake
Salty and sweet desserts are my favorite (hence the brown butter blondies) and this easy sheet cake from Handle the Heat checks all the boxes. It has the classic Autumn flavors of a caramel apple all wrapped up in an easy sheet cake. The perfect recipe for a casual Fall get-together.
Old Fashioned Apple Crisp
I love the simplicity of this Apple Crisp by Ina Garten. It is incredibly easy to prepare and will have your house smelling like Autumn in no time. This is one of those easy Fall recipes that are great on a weeknight after a long day. Serve this with a heaping scoop of vanilla ice cream for a dessert (or dinner?) that is perfect for every occasion.
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