It’s hard to believe that summer is once again behind us. Now it’s time to get ready for shorter days, longer nights, colder weather, vibrant auburn hues, comfy sweatshirts, and football! To be honest, we are excited to welcome fall and all our favorite foods that come along with it.
We all have all-time favorite dishes that we can enjoy all year round, but let’s be real… our bodies crave warmth and fulfillment when the chilly weather arrives. And there’re so many wonderful hearty ingredients nature delivers specifically during this season!
Of course, there’s so much more wonderful produce around this time, but these just scream FALL.
Root vegetables: squash, pumpkin, sweet potatoes.
Fruit: apples, pears, pomegranates.
Herbs: ginger, turmeric, cinnamon.
Foods we crave in fall not only give us a nutritional punch so needed for our bodies to adjust. They also have an emotional effect on us. We can’t help but crave comfort foods more, use a bit more spice in our cooking, and look for immune-boosting foods to include in our meal plans. Because when the temperatures drop and the sun goes down earlier, not only do we want to wrap ourselves in a cozy warm blanket, but we want our meals to warm and nourish us from the inside.
We have an amazing fall recipe collection for you! There are comforting fall dinner options, amazing sweet breakfast recipes, and treats, some great healthy and hearty meals, and even a couple of boozy cocktails ideal for the fall season! You will definitely find your new favorite dish if you keep scrolling!
A healthier version of everyone’s brunch favorite chicken and waffles. Out-of-this-world delicious! Cayenne maple syrup and cinnamon waffles: the perfect mix of spicy, sweet, and crispy.
No problem if you don’t have an iron skillet yet (but we highly recommend you get one, they are amazing). You can make the sauce in any skillet on the stove and just use your baking dish to put it all together. Vegetarian-friendly cheesy broccoli gnocchi will become your family’s favorite at once.
You have to make chicken noodle soup when the temperatures drop! It’s the ultimate comfort recipe to warm you up on a cold day. This one is so easy to prepare, just put it all together in your crockpot and let your house get filled with the delicious aroma of this fall classic.
When the fall comes, butternut squash for your savory meals is just as essential of an ingredient as pumpkin spice is for everything sweet. This lasagna is super easy to make and vegetarian-friendly.
Roasted fennel seeds and thyme aroma will make you feel warm and cozy on a cold day. If you ever wished there was a way to make a refined roast dinner for your family and not spend hours in the kitchen, this is the weeknight meal you’ve been waiting for! Ready to be served in 30 minutes!
If anyone knows how to stay warm and warm one's soul on a cloudy rainy day it's the British. And if you haven’t tried Shepherd’s pie before, please treat yourself to this perfect seasonal meal.
Now that we mentioned mashed potatoes… SideChef’s own Joy Nemerson recipe for everyone’s beloved mash is not just ‘next-level, it’s mind-blowing, life-altering gastronomic experience. The parmesan chip topping will add the extra crunch that you may have been missing and turn up your Thanksgiving!
This savory and sweet breakfast bak has everything you need to start your perfect fall weekend. It’s easy and quick. Your family is guaranteed to go crazy for this delicious hearty breakfast.
Another hearty fall dinner, this time from our chef Whitney. Want to have a weeknight dinner at home and feel like you're dining at a fine Italian restaurant? This Weeknight Carbonara recipe can make this wish come true.
Here’s the perfect tomato soup to accompany your favorite type of grilled cheese sandwich and comfort you on a rainy day, when you can’t be bothered to go out.