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Seasonal Recipes for Apples, Pumpkins, Carrots, Squash, and More!

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’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! Enjoy the flavors of fall with these memorable dinners, breads, desserts, and snacks.

As leaves change color and drift to the ground and 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!

Apple Walnut Bread. Photo by Sam Jones/Quinn Brein
Double-Apple Walnut Bread
Credit: Sam Jones/Quinn Brein

Sweet Potato Pie 

Sweet potatoes for dessert? Yes, please! This simple-to-make sweet potato pie recipe will perfectly complement your holiday dinner.

Sweet Potato Pie 
Credit: Guy J. Sagi/Shutterstock

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!

Autumn Roasted Vegetables. Photo by Becky Luigart-Stayner.
Roasted Autumn Vegetables
Credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner.

Turnip Soufflé 

Serve warmed maple syrup alongside this soufflé to complement its delicate savory flavor or increase the spices to suit your taste.

Turnip Soufflé 

Stuffed Acorn Squash

Stuffed Acorn Squash has become a fall staple: easy, original, delicious! It’s a dish everyone enjoys—and is happy to have again.

Stuffed Acorn Squash
Credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner.

Apple Butter 

Fall is apple-picking season! Make your apple butter with this simple recipe. Apple butter is a delicious alternative to peanut butter and a great way to use fresh apples.

Apple Butter 
Credit: marysckin/Shutterstock.

Squash Risotto 

Squash or sweet potato adds sweetness and texture to this delicious risotto dish.

Squash Risotto. Photo by Josie Grant/Shutterstock.
Squash Risotto 
Credit: Josie Grant/Shutterstock.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Shallots and Bacon

Brussels sprouts, bacon, and shallots are some of the most delicious flavor combinations. Try it!

Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Shallots and Bacon

Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie 

Pumpkin pie combined with the creaminess of a cheesecake. Yum!

Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie 
Credit: Sam Jones/Quinn Brein

Autumn Garden Soup 

This hearty soup uses a little bit of everything and makes for a great belly warmer on a cool fall day.

Autumn Garden Soup
 Credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Apple-Glazed Pork Tenderloin

The flavorful apple glaze on this simple main dish makes all the difference; finish with caramelized roasted vegetables.

Apple-Glazed Pork Tenderloin
Apple-Glazed Pork Tenderloin

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. 

Fresh Vegetable Medley With Spaghetti Squash
Credit: Sam Jones/Quinn Brein

Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo

This Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo recipe is perfect for a busy weeknight. It has everything—protein, vegetables, and a creamy taste everyone loves.

Broccoli and Chicken Alfredo. Photo by Sam Jones/Quinn Brein
Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo
Credit: Sam Jones/Quinn Brein

Carrot Puff

Even kids and adults who aren’t fans of cooked carrots like this puff’s smooth, light consistency.

Carrot Puff. Photo by Elzbieta Sekowska/Shutterstock
Carrot Puff
Credit: Elzbieta Sekowska/Shutterstock

German Potato Soup

With vegetables, noodles, and bacon, this German potato soup is a wonderfully simple and hearty meal on a cool night!

German Potato Soup. Photo by Sam Jones/Quinn Brein
German Potato Soup
Credit: Sam Jones/Quinn Brein

Persimmon Bread

These bright orange fruits are harvested in September and October. If you can’t find persimmons, substitute 1 cup of canned pumpkin.

Persimmon Bread
Credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner

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).

Pecan-Crusted Sweet Potato Casserole. Photo by Becky Luigart-Stayner
Pecan-Crusted Sweet Potato Casserole
Credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds 

These crunchy, salty, roasted pumpkin seeds are simple to make—and hard not to eat in just one sitting!

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds. Photo by Denise Torres/Shutterstock
Roasted Pumpkin Seeds 
Credit: Denise Torres/Shutterstock

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.

Fresh Apple Crumble Bars
Credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner

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.

Curried Butternut Squash. Photo by Sergey Fati/Shutterstock
Curried Butternut Squash
Credit: Sergey Fati/Shutterstock

Fall Harvest Squash Rolls

These fall harvest squash rolls are always a hit! People are surprised when they learn they’re made from squash.

Fall Harvest Squash Rolls
Credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Mulled Apple Cider

Hot apple cider fills the house with a delicious fragrance.

Mulled Apple Cider

More Fall Recipes

There are just too many good fall recipes out there. Here are some of our runners-up:


Winter Squash


Sweet Potatoes

Brussels Sprouts

Pears and Cranberries


Parsnips and Carrots

What’s your favorite fall recipe or ingredient? Tell us in the comments below.

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Catherine Boeckmann

Catherine Boeckmann loves nature, stargazing, and gardening so it’s not surprising that she and The Old Farmer’s Almanac found each other. She leads digital content for the Almanac website, and is also a certified master gardener in the state of Indiana. Read More from Catherine Boeckmann

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