30 Fabulous Fall Recipes (2024)

Enjoy the rich flavors of fall in these tempting takes on cool-weather classics, including pasta dishes, cobbler, pot roast, chili and pie.

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Pappardelle with Short Rib and Carrot Ragù

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Nestled in a Dutch oven, beef short ribs braise in tomatoes, carrots, onion and garlic, with a dash of cinnamon. Your house will smell divine while it cooks—and after the sauce chills overnight, you'll have plenty to ladle on ribbons of pasta the next day as well as freeze some for a quick-fix dinner in the future.

Cozy Pasta Recipes to Make Tonight

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Italian Wedding Soup

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Because this soup—which uses Italian turkey sausage as the base for mini meatballs—is so simple, the quality of the broth will show. Choose a more flavorful brand.

Simmering Soups and Stews

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Brussels Sprouts with Ham and Leeks

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In the final minutes of cooking, a splash of fresh orange juice and cider vinegar adds the perfect sweet acidity to a company-worthy (but family-night-easy) side dish.

Fresh Recipes for Brussels Sprouts

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Cider-Braised Chicken, Brussels Sprouts and Apples

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This fantastic one-pan dinner is ideal for a Sunday supper or casual fall get-together with friends; the sauce is delicious, so serve with bread or mashed potatoes to soak up every delicious bite.

Chicken Recipes Perfect for Fall

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Gnocchi Marsala with Mushrooms and Thyme

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Creamy, wine-infused sauce glosses mixed mushrooms and pan-seared gnocchi. (No separate pot for boiling required!) The recipe calls for mixed mushrooms; shiitakes add interesting flavor and texture, but a more frugal dish made with all creminis won't disappoint.

Recipes for Mushroom Lovers

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Danish Pastry Apple Bars

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One of her students shared this fall recipe long ago with Gail Michael of West Lafayette, Indiana. It's like apple pie in a baking pan.

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Autumn Beef Stew

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We riffed off Julia Child's legendary boeuf bourguignon, stealing her trick of flavoring a wine-rich beef stew with bacon drippings, but adding generous chunks of carrot, potato and butternut squash.

Family-Favorite Soups and Stews

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Smoky Beef, Black Bean and Corn Chili

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This hands-off, slow-cooker recipe has just a pound of ground beef and a can of stock. All the rest of the heft and taste comes from black beans, fire-roasted tomatoes, smoked paprika, chipotle peppers and corn tortillas.

Hearty Slow-Cooker Soups, Stews and Chilies

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Spiced Apple Mochi Cakes with Miso Caramel and Walnuts

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Chef Ji Hye Kim of Miss Kim in Ann Arbor, Michigan, shares the recipe for these lightly spiced, apple-flecked cakes. Their slightly chewy texture comes from sweet rice flour, a typical ingredient in many Asian sweets. Topped with miso caramel, toasted walnuts and whipped cream, this dessert fires on all flavor and texture cylinders.

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Sweet Potato with Moroccan Chickpeas

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Like chili on a baked potato—except so much more alluring, with caramelized roasted sweet potato and spiced chickpeas. Tie it all together with lemon-tahini dressing, fresh mint and dreams of far-off places.

Vegetarian Recipes You'll Want to Try

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Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake Bars

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Sure, you've seen this combo before. But not done this well. This recipe doesn't use a whole can of pumpkin, so add leftovers to a smoothie, a pot of chili, hot oatmeal or even hummus.

Pumpkin Recipes We Absolutely Love

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White Bean Stew with Marinated Radicchio

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Flecked with dill, this healthful stew blew our tasters away. The recipe comes from the cookbook Every Season is Soup Season (Chronicle Books, $33), by Indiana author Shelly Westerhausen Worcel.

Turn Leftover Soup Into Something New With This Creative Cookbook

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Sausage-Stuffed Delicata Squash

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All you need is fifteen minutes of prep time to make this all-in-one meal—perfect for those days when you need something easy but still cozy and comforting.

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Italian Beef Sandwiches, Pot Roast-Style

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Food Network star (and Chicago native) Jeff Mauro's recipe mimics captures the spirit of classic Italian beef without having to invest in a deli slicer. Just so you know, "real" Italian beef sandwiches are completely dunked (bread and all) in the meat juices, or jus. It's messy and marvelous. The recipe comes from Mauro's book, Come on Over (William Morrow, $30).

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Chocolate Cream Cups

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For those fall days when you need a quick make-ahead dessert—and you want rich taste as well—these cream cups can be your go-to. They're just shy of a luxe truffle; each spoonful is a moment to savor.

Decadent Chocolate Dessert Recipes

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Sheet-Pan Chicken and Vegetables

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For maximum flavor, this one-pan dinner has you caramelize two ways. High-temp roasting browns veggies, while basting chicken with a sweetened glaze adds color and bold flavor.

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Southwest Corn Pudding

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Buttery onions, cheddar and green chilies lace our stuffinglike pudding. Inspired by traditional skillet corn bread, this recipe works as a side or as a meatless main served with a salad or garlicky sauteed kale.

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Cocoa Gingerbread with Heaven Frosting

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A humble snack dresses up for company. With its nutty flavor and tiny flecks of toasted milk solids, browned butter elevates a simple cream cheese frosting to saintly levels.

Fall Cakes You'll Want to Make Right Now

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Pork Chops with Grapes and Onions

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This dinner for two is weeknight-easy. Use bone-in chops for the best flavor and serve with mashed potatoes or rice.

Top Pork Recipes

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Pumpkin Bread with Chocolate-Pepita Swirl

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With its ripple of chocolate, cinnamon and toasted pumpkin seeds (and browned butter in the batter!), this pumpkin bread is an indulgent afternoon treat.

Our Best Pumpkin Recipes

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Slow-Cooker Brat and Sauerkraut Soup

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Potatoes, onion, sauerkraut and brats pack in the German flavor in this homey slow-cooker soup. Try with Whole Wheat Pretzel Rolls; the soft pretzels' chewy, brown exterior comes from being boiled in an alkaline solution-the 1/4 cup baking soda in the water isn't a typo!

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Wine-Marinated Pot Roast

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This tender beef creation includes a gorgeous, glossy red wine sauce that amps up sweet root vegetables, mushrooms and onion.

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Calico Chowder

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If you have partial bags of dried beans loitering in the pantry, throw them all in the pot to make this anything-goes fall soup. Perfumed with thyme and sage, it's creamy, homey and gratifyingly resourceful.

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Pan-Roasted Beef Tenderloin with Mushrooms

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This beautiful, buttery beef tenderloin is so simple. Brown the beef in a cast-iron skillet, roast it in the oven, then take advantage of the hot pan to toss together the thyme- and sherry-glazed mushrooms.

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Apple, Cranberry and Pecan Galette

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A free-form tart is the anxious pie-maker's best friend. No fussy crimping, and any torn edges or lumpy folds just add to the charm (especially when sprinkled with sparkly raw sugar).

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Roast Chicken and Mushroom Jus

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At Wilson's Orchard and Farm in Iowa City, Iowa, chef Matt Steigerwald serves chicken and savory mushroom sauce with Sweet Apple Risotto. Mashed potatoes or buttered noodles would be good, too.

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Quick-Roasted Salmon with Lemon and Herbs

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A side of salmon is as celebratory as a traditional meaty roast-in way less time. Elegant and easy, this recipe cleverly uses the same flavored mayonnaise for brushing and serving as a condiment.

Favorite Salmon Recipes

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Harvest Chipotle Chili

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Sweet potatoes and apples hold their own with spicy chipotle chilies in this perfect sweet-heat balance. Does it take a lot of peeling and chopping? Yes. Is it worth it? Oh, yeah.

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Vanilla Apple Gratin

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This simple, orchard-fresh dessert captures the flavor of vanilla ice cream melting into the warm apples in a pie-but more quickly, and with way less fat and sugar.

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One-Pan Harvest Pasta

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This hearty weeknight dinner recipe is perfect for fall and winter, when you crave cozier foods.

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Thai-Style Chicken Curry with Basil and Jasmine Rice

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Because it calls for a full cup of fresh basil, this is a great dish to make in early fall, when the plants in your garden are huge and you're looking for ways to use them. This dish starts on the stove top but finishes out of the way in the oven, leaving just enough time to make rice for sopping up the creamy sauce.

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30 Fabulous Fall Recipes (2024)


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