Fall is definitely here and with chilly weather comes warm and filling comfort foods for our tables and maybe more importantly, our bellies. From rib-sticking roasts to the sweet and earthy veggies that are so ubiquitous this time of year, there are many ways to please that palette. So sit back, gaze and graze on these 25 fall recipes to get you started on this season’s culinary escapades. Mmm, tasty.
Baked Crispy Kale Chips
Because: they are super expensive at your local health food store, make them at home for like, an 1/8th of the price. Try adding some of your favorite spices during the salting process. Trust me, you won’t regret it.
Cumin Scented Butternut Squash Couscous
Because: the smokiness of the cumin mixed with the sweetness of the squash makes this a winning combo.
Extra Creamy Mashed Potatoes
Because: sometimes (ok, much of the time) we need some creamy, fatty mashers in our lives.
Kale and Olive Oil Mashed Potatoes
And sometimes we need to make up for all those times we ate the creamy, fatty mashers.
Vegetable Lasagna with Butternut Béchamel
Because: it’s lasagna, but with an injection of fortifying nutrients to get you ready for the winter months.
Leeks Braised In White Wine
Because: when braised, leaks, the best varietal of onion, are sweet and silky.
Herbed Roasted Turkey Breast
Because: you don’t need the whole bird to enjoy this festive meat.
Asparagus, Artichoke And Shiitake Risotto
Because: risotto is so not as hard as people think and deserves some attention in your kitchen.
Crispy Potato Roast
Because: it’s crispy on the top but soft and moist where it all still touches, a perfect blend for the spud.
Macaroni, Peas, and Cheese
Because: mac and cheese is a household fave, adding some green will lend some color and nutrition.
Warm Apple Vinaigrette With a Roasted Pear & Spinach Salad
Because: apples and pears are like peas in a pod, and the combination in this salad is a great way to experience them both.
Sweet-Roasted Rosemary Acorn Squash Wedges
Because: it’s quick and easy with a dash of grown-up, compliments of the rosemary.
Easy Parmesan Knots
Because: Pizzeria Smizzeria. They’re too easy not to make yourself.
Because: you can apply the spice and throw er in. Voila, you’ve got a roast dinner.
Idaho Sunrise – Baked Eggs and Bacon in Potato Bowls
Because: bacon and eggs are the missing component to any baked potato.
Because: it’s fun for a party, for kids, or for stuffing in your face. Whatever!
Hashed Brussels Sprouts With Lemon
Because: it’s deliciously pungent and prepared in a whole new way.
Brown Rice, Lentil, and Spinach Soup
Because: lentils are one of the healthiest things for you. So is spinach. Eat up!
Barley Risotto With Roasted Cauliflower
Because: using barley for your risotto is a nice twist on a familiar classic.
Olive Oil-Braised Vegetables
Because: you can mix and match with what you’ve got!
Ricotta Stuffed Meatballs
Because: over pasta, in a roll or via fork, they’re moist, cheesy and spectacular.
Because: they’re carrots and they’re so good for your eyes!
Because: you can go ahead and dress them with sour cream, put them over rice or top with more hot sauce, if that’s your flavor.
Toasted Ravioli with Marinara Sauce
Because: it’s finger pasta. Yes please!
Balsamic Roasted Pears
Because: it’s a sweet and strong treat, so try them with a hunk of blue cheese and a fine red.