‘Tis the season for fall flavors! Check out our favorite recipes using autumn’s harvest—apples, pumpkins, squash, brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes, root vegetables, and more!
As leaves change color and drift to the ground, and as cooler temperatures creep in, prepare for the season ahead with some hearty, tasty, seasonal recipes from our archives.
Favorite Fall Recipes
Double-Apple Walnut Bread
This Double-Apple Walnut Bread is the perfect bread for the fall season. Packed with fruit and walnuts, it just tastes like autumn!
Sweet Potato Pie
Sweet potatoes for dessert? Yes, please! This simple-to-make sweet potato pie recipe will perfectly complement holiday dinner.
Roasted Autumn Vegetables
Roasting your vegetables adds a wonderful depth of flavor and texture. Hearty root vegetables are especially phenomenal when roasted. All you really need is olive oil and seasoning and voila!
Serve warmed maple syrup alongside this soufflé to complement its delicate savory flavor or increase the spices to suit your taste.
Stuffed Acorn Squash
Stuffed Acorn Squash has become a fall staple: easy, original, delicious! It’s a dish that everyone enjoys—and is happy to have again.
Fall is apple-picking season! Make your own apple butter with this simple recipe. Apple butter is a delicious alternative to peanut butter, and a great way to use fresh apples.
Squash or sweet potato add sweetness and texture to this delicious risotto dish.
Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Shallots and Bacon
Brussels sprouts, bacon, and shallots is one of the most delicious flavor combinations. Try it!
Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie
Pumpkin pie combined with the creaminess of a cheesecake. Yum!
Autumn Garden Soup
This hearty soup uses a little bit of everything and makes for a great belly-warmer on a cool fall day.
Apple-Glazed Pork Tenderloin
The flavorful apple glaze on this simple main dish makes all the difference; finish with caramelized roasted vegetables.
Fresh Vegetable Medley With Spaghetti Squash
This vegetable dish tastes like a traditional spaghetti dish but it is much lighter and healthier, bringing a colorful rainbow of vegetables to your kitchen table.
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Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo
This Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo recipe is perfect for a busy weeknight. It’s got everything—protein, vegetables, and a creamy taste that everyone loves.
Even kids and adults who aren’t fans of cooked carrots like this puff’s smooth, light consistency.
German Potato Soup
With vegetables, noodles, and bacon, this German potato soup is a wonderfully simple and hearty meal on a cool night!
These bright orange fruits are harvested in September and October. If you can’t find persimmons, substitute 1 cup of canned pumpkin.
Pecan-Crusted Sweet Potato Casserole
Anyone who likes to have dessert first will love this dish! It’s perfect as a side dish on a holiday (or any other day, really).
Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
These crunchy, salty, roasted pumpkin seeds are super simple to make—and hard not to eat in just one sitting!
Fresh Apple Crumble Bars
Yes, that’s apple crumble pie in a bar form! Made with fresh apples and a butter crumble, this is an easy treat for the fall season.
Curried Butternut Squash
This colorful butternut squash and rice recipe showcases the flavor of fall’s harvest in an easy yet deeply satisfying vegetarian (and vegan) meal.
Fall Harvest Squash Rolls
These fall harvest squash rolls are always a hit! People are surprised when they learn they’re made from squash.
Mulled Apple Cider
Hot apple cider fills the house with a delicious fragrance.
More Fall Recipes
There are just too many good fall recipes out there. Here are some of our runners-up:
- Perfect Apple Pie
- Apple Cider Bread or Muffins
- Apple Dumplings
- Chicken, Apple and Cheese Casserole
- Nebraska Apple Cake
- Apple and Blue Cheese Sandwiches
- Pumpkin Pickles
- Pumpkin Biscuits
- Ginger Thai Pumpkin Bisque
- Pumpkin Satin Cheesecake
- Blue Ribbon Pumpkin Pie
- Pumpkin Harvest Soup
- Maple Mashed Sweet Potatoes
- Sweet Potato and Sausage Casserole
- Pork and Sweet Potato Stir Fry
- Sweet Potato, Lentil, and Coconut Curry
- Sweet Potato Pound Cake
Pears and Cranberries
- Cranberry Pear Dessert
- Open-Face Pear Fig Pie
- Apple and Cranberry Puffed Pancake
- Apple Cranberry Crisp
- Cranberry Sauce
- Cranberry Pie
- Beet Salad With Beet Greens and Feta
- Beautiful Beet Soup
- Beet Cake With Creamed Cheese Frosting
- Beet Chips
Parsnips and Carrots
- Honey-Glazed Parsnips and Carrots
- Parsnip and Carrot Tart
- Carrot Cupcakes
- Carrot Pecan Pie
- Best Ever Carrot Cake
What’s your favorite fall recipe or ingredient? Tell us in the comments below.