Easy fall recipes – from the best soup, to healthy dinners, to baked goods – to help you celebrate the season.
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There’s nothing more comforting than a home-cooked meal on a cold fall evening. The leaves are changing color, the temperatures are dropping, and you’re probably craving a hearty, cozy, hot meal right now (and if you’re not, you will be after reading this). There’s no reason you can’t make your favorite fall comfort food meals at home – especially not with these easy recipes we’ve gathered up for you.
Our list of 12 irresistible (and easy) fall recipes has everything from the best fall soup, to easy and healthy dinners, to fall inspired baked goods. No matter what you’re in the mood for, these recipes will inspire you to light that pumpkin spice candle and get cooking!
Easy Fall Comfort Food Dinner Recipes
1. Spicy Szechuan Dumpling Soup
This is hands-down one of the best fall soup recipes! It’s so spicy, it’ll warm you right up on a cold autumn evening. You can make it with our homemade pork dumplings, or use your favorite store-bought dumplings for an even easier dinner.
2. Italian Sausage & Peppers Pasta
What’s more comforting than a creamy, hearty pasta with meat sauce? Spicy Italian pork sausage and bell peppers come together in a delicious medley of flavors that cooks in under 30 minutes. If you love pasta, we guarantee this will become one of your new favorite fall dinner recipes!
3. 15-Minute Garlic Noodles
Garlic, meet noodles. That’s pretty much all you need to make this recipe, and it’s delicious. This Chinese-American fusion dish comes together so quickly, you won’t even know what to do with the rest of your night. May we suggest curling up under a cozy blanket, lighting a pumpkin spice candle, and watching a fall movie while chowing down on these noodles?
4. Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili
Sweet potatoes are a staple of fall recipes in our house. This vegetarian chili is super easy to throw together – just combine the ingredients in a crockpot and turn it on – and it’s so comforting to come home to after a long day. Plus, it’ll make your kitchen smell amazing.
5. Sweet Potato Black Bean Rice Bowl
This nutritious yet comforting recipe tastes like fall in a bowl. The sweet potato, black beans, peppers, onion, avocado, and goat cheese just melt together magically in every bite. It’s so good, you won’t want to stop eating it – and it’s easy to make plenty of leftovers to enjoy for lunch the next day!
6. Quinoa & Chorizo Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Nothing says fall dinner like a roasted sweet potato stuffed with quinoa, pepper, onion, chorizo, and goat cheese. This combination of fall flavors will be sure to satisfy the craving for a warm, cozy, and comforting meal all while not weighing you down afterwards.
7. Maple Bacon Jalapeno Pizza
If you’re looking for a fun way to spice up a fall date night, this sweet and hot pizza makes for the perfect night in. The bacon and jalapenos topped with a drizzle of maple syrup combine for a sweet and savory heat that is sure to warm you up. This recipe is perfect for your next cozy pizza and movie date night.
8. Slow Cooker Italian Meatballs
On a cold and dreary fall day, your slow cooker is your best friend – it does all the hard work while you get to cozy up under a blanket and enjoy a good book. Thankfully these slow cooker meatballs can be that easy meal you needed. A little work ahead of time and you’ll be enjoying a meatball sub or spaghetti and meatballs before you know it. Oh, and that doesn’t even mention the wonderful smells this recipe will fill your house with all day long.
9. Maple Bourbon Burger
This unique burger can be enjoyed as a weekend brunch or a fun twist on breakfast for dinner. But the sweet and savory maple bourbon drizzle and bacon toppings paired with an Eggo waffle bun make for an elevated version of a classic childhood breakfast.
Fall Breakfast & Baked Good Recipes
10. Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash
This easy sweet potato hash is the perfect big batch breakfast dish and is sure to please everyone as it is vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free. Made in just one skillet in under 30 minutes, this breakfast side doesn’t get any simpler than this. So whether it is just for you or for a crowd, check out this recipe for your next fall weekend brunch.
11. Sweet Potato Cinnamon Spice Bread
We’re not sure anything says fall quite like the smells of cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla all wrapped up into a warm sweet potato spice bread being pulled fresh out of the oven. Doesn’t the cold weather just make you want to bake a loaf of bread? We sure want to.
12. Sweet Potato White Chocolate Chip Cookies
Last (but not least), end your perfect fall day with this sweet treat – a soft and chewy cookie made with sweet potatoes, cinnamon, and white chocolate chips. They’re always a hit at our family holiday parties!
Looking for even more ideas? Check out all of our fall recipes here.