When the air is crisp and the leaves start to fall, you'll love recipes that showcase the season's best flavors. The smell of apples and pumpkin spice might be in the air, but it's fall recipes we're craving. These fresh autumn recipes feature the best of fall flavor and produce. Savory sides, fruity desserts, and all things warm and cozy combine to make us crave fall recipes like crazy. Plan your perfect fall menu this weekend, and dig in.
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Healthy Fall Recipes
It's time to settle in with warm and comforting recipes that are bursting with the fresh flavors we all love this time of year. Sweet potatoes, apples, sage, cinnamon, and cider–there's something here to satisfy all of your autumnal cravings.
First, this rustic fall meal will soon become a family favorite. Round out the plate with Haricots Verts and Mustard Vinaigrette.
View Recipe: Pork Chops with Roasted Apples and Onions
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Butternut-Cauliflower Coconut Curry
A range of textures—crunchy peas, tender vegetables, and silky coconut broth—makes this cool-weather main incredibly satisfying. The chickpea mixture can also be a delicious gluten-free snack: After baking, toss with a little kosher salt, ground cumin, and ground red pepper. Serve with Cilantro-Chile Couscous.
View Recipe: Butternut-Cauliflower Coconut Curry
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Skillet Apple Chicken Thighs
This dish is perfect for easing into fall and comes together in one pan to boot. Vastly underrated thighs are rich and moist, perfect for stewing, grilling, or searing. This dish also works beautifully with pork chops—a twist that's weeknight-fast yet fit for company and makes us simply giddy for fall. Sub 4 (6-ounce) bone-in pork chops for the chicken thighs, searing 5 minutes on each side. Like the thighs, the chops will finish cooking in the apple mixture.
View Recipe: Skillet Apple Chicken Thighs
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Simple and easy to make ahead—this twist on the apple crumble is unbelievably good. With cinnamon-sugar butter between the layers, a crispy streusel sprinkle, and a dollop of ice cream on top, there’s no doubt this will be a hit with your friends and family.
View Recipe: Hasselback Apples
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Chicken and Gnocchi Dumpling Soup
Homey and hearty chicken and dumplings has never been faster or easier, thanks to store-bought gnocchi. Browned bits from the seared chicken thighs create a rich base for the soup. Frozen green peas cook instantly, keep well, and add a fresh, springy note to any dish any time of the year.
View Recipe: Chicken and Gnocchi Dumpling Soup
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Burger Steaks with Mushroom Gravy, Sweet Potato Wedges, and Haricots Verts
Microwaving the potatoes gets them tender in minutes; roasting gets them the crispy edge we love. One package of poultry herbs includes just enough fresh sage, rosemary, and thyme, while packages of single herbs tend to spoil before they're used.
View Recipe: Burger Steaks with Mushroom Gravy, Sweet Potato Wedges, and Haricots Verts
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Whole Stuffed Roasted Pumpkin
In this recipe, pumpkin plays a triple role: cooking vessel, serving bowl, and part of the meal itself. Choose a Long Island Cheese pumpkin for its creamy flesh or a Cinderella pumpkin. The hearty stew simmers inside the pumpkin while the flesh cooks and softens. Berbere, a peppery Ethiopian spice blend, richly seasons the pumpkin and stew. Find it at specialty markets or online at penzeys.com.
View Recipe: Whole Stuffed Roasted Pumpkin
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This oven-baked side couples the earthiness of poblanos with the sweetness of red bell peppers. Combine those with rich pumpkin and you have a new fall-weather classic you'll make time and again.
View Recipe: Pumpkin-Poblano Casserole
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White Bean & Vegetable Bowls with Frizzled Eggs
This easy bowl of brothy goodness is loaded with both veggies and umami depth—it's comfort food you can feel good about. It's also great for times when the food budget is tight, as it costs only about $11 for 4 servings.
View Recipe: White Bean & Vegetable Bowls with Frizzled Eggs
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