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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!

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!

Apple Walnut Bread. Photo by Sam Jones/Quinn BreinCredit: Sam Jones/Quinn Brein

Sweet Potato Pie 

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

sweet_potato_pie_0_full_width.jpgCredit: 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.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.


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.

recipe-stuffed_acorn_squash_becky_luigart_stayner.jpgCredit: Becky Luigart-Stayner.

Pawpaw Bread

Ever tried this native North American fruit? Pawpaw has a sweet, tropical flavor, but grows right in the heart of America. It’s only ripe for a few weeks in the fall, so get it while you can!

Apple Butter 

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.

apple_butter_full_width.jpegCredit: marysckin/Shutterstock.

Squash Risotto 

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

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

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!

pumpkin-cheesecake-pie_0.jpgCredit: 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.

autumngarden-soup_full_width.jpgCredit: 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.


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. 
spaghetti_squash_medley_0.jpgCredit: Sam Jones/Quinn Brein

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.

Broccoli and Chicken Alfredo. Photo by Sam Jones/Quinn BreinCredit: 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/ShutterstockCredit: 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 BreinCredit: 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.

recipe-persimmon_bread_becky_luigart_stayner.jpgCredit: 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-StaynerCredit: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds 

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

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds. Photo by Denise Torres/ShutterstockCredit: 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.

recipe-apple-crumble-bars.jpgCredit: 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/ShutterstockCredit: 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.

recipe-squash_rolls_becky_luigart_stayner.jpgCredit: Becky Luigart-Stayner

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:


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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