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24 Popular Fall Recipes from Dinner to Dessert

Today, I’m featuring a collection of my favorite fall recipes. Cozy, hearty, and perfect for chilly nights, these dishes are guaranteed to please. 

I’m talking cinnamon sugar, pumpkin spice, and everything nice. Plus a ton of sensational savory recipes for lunch and dinner.

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Whether you’re craving cakes or hash, pizza and coffee, I have something for everyone below.

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You’ll find some yummy fan faves, of course. And a few newbies I’ve fallen for at first bite.

So, if you’re looking for fall recipes for dinner, drinks, and beyond, keep reading. I know you’ll love these dishes as much as I do!

Easy Fall Dinner Recipes and More!

1. Pumpkin Spice Latte

Wonderfully sweet and perfectly spiced: this pumpkin spice latte will give Starbucks a run for its money!

While Starbucks’ pumpkin spice latte is undoubtedly comforting, it’s also expensive and high-calorie. Not the best combo for a drink. 

Enter this pumpkin spice latte recipe. It’s the perfect blend of espresso, pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, sugar, milk, and vanilla.

One sip will knock your socks off.

With this simple recipe, you can enjoy your favorite beverage at the fraction of the cost and the calories.

2. Apple Spice Cake

Moist and fluffy cake packed with tender apple chunks. It’s sweet, buttery, warming, and downright amazing. In short, it’s love at first bite.

Best of all, it’s easy to make. You don’t need a mixer for the batter. A simple wooden spoon is all you need. 

This cake is not too sweet, so it’s great for dessert, breakfast, or an afternoon snack. 

3. Cranberry Rosemary Chicken

Tender and juicy chicken seasoned with herbs and bursting with tart cranberries? Oh boy, this dish is heaven in a bite.

How can you not fall in love with chicken thighs infused with white wine, rosemary, and cranberry?

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Savory, tangy, and earthy, this dish gives you contrasting flavors sure to tickle your taste buds. 

It couldn’t be easier to make, too. It all comes together in just one pan and cooks really quickly. It’s dairy-free and Paleo-friendly, to boot!

4. Pumpkin Gnocchi 

Fall is also known as pumpkin season, and what better way to celebrate it than with some pasta?

This pumpkin gnocchi is a fresh take on the classic, and it is absolutely amazing. Instead of potato, you’ll use pumpkin puree and Greek yogurt to make soft, chewy, fluffy gnocchi.

Swimming in a simple yet delectable sage butter sauce, this pumpkin gnocchi is incredibly rich and packed with flavor. Not to mention, it smells like heaven!

5. Autumn Spice Punch

This autumn spice punch is the best way to warm you up on a cold, rainy day!

Sweet tea and apple juice infused with warming spices; this punch is a delightful party beverage. It’s alcohol-free, too, so it’s 100 percent kid-friendly!

If you’re looking to impress your friends, this drink is the way to go.

This punch is also easy to make. It’s just a simple combination of sweet tea, apple juice, oranges, cinnamon, and nutmeg. 

6. Scalloped Potatoes and Ham

Potatoes, ham, and cheese: this casserole is the ultimate comfort food! One spoonful can easily turn that frown upside down.

The combination of tender potatoes, sweet ham, and creamy, salty cheese will blow your taste buds away. 

It’s hearty, delicious, and best of all, it’s a breeze to make. All you need is one pot and a few minutes of prep time. The rest is up to the oven.

Here’s a tip: use Yukon golds for this recipe because they’re able to hold their shape while cooking. 

7. Butternut Squash Pizza

Homemade pizza loaded with prosciutto, caramelized onions, three cheeses, and roasted butternut squash. It looks, smells, and tastes amazing. OMG – what a work of art. 

How can you say no to this fully loaded pizza? Each component is fantastic on its own but put them together, and you” have a symphony of flavors and textures.

Sweet, savory, cheesy, tender, crispy – it’s everything you can ask for, and more.

I’m afraid 3 slices won’t be enough, so you better make a lot!

8. Turkey Pot Pie

Looking for things you can make with leftover turkey? This turkey pot pie will make your mouth water.

Rich and creamy turkey filling encrusted with flaky puff pastry. It’s classic comfort food that’s hearty and super easy to make.

Plus, just look how adorable those single-serving pot pies are!

The best part? These pies call for the most basic ingredients. They’re probably already in your kitchen.

9. Apple Cider Donuts 

Incredibly moist and tender donuts bursting with apple flavor? These apple cider donuts are unbelievably delicious!

These donuts are perfectly flavored with apple cider and coated with a mixture of sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and butter.

They’re dense and crumbly like muffins but are super tender like donuts. They’re homemade, but they can rival any you’ve had in a donut store.  

Plus, did you know that donuts are easy to make? There’s no need to fry them because they taste amazing when baked. 

10. Pumpkin Hummus 

This pumpkin hummus is sweet, savory, and darn quick and easy to make. Just 10 minutes is all it takes!

The combination of chickpeas and pumpkin puree is pure genius.

Flavored with garlic, maple syrup, lemon juice, olive oil, cumin, and salt, it’s super creamy and savory with a hint of sweetness.

It’s the perfect fall dip for your fall party!

11. Fall Breakfast Hash 

Looking for a hearty, easy recipe for breakfast? This breakfast hash gives you all the flavors of fall, all in one dish. It’s comfort food that’s impossible to resist.

Eggs, butternut squash, bacon, and onions. It’s just four simple ingredients, but when combined, they make the most delectable treat. 

It’s sweet, savory, smoky, and absolutely stunning. Those golden, runny yolks make such a rich sauce, too!

12. Pot Roast 

This beef pot roast is ridiculously tender, juicy, and downright delicious. It’s slow-cooked for three hours, so you know it’s packed with flavor. 

Infused with red wine, herbs, and beef broth, the beef will blow your taste buds away. It’s served with sweet carrots and tender potatoes, so it’s a meal on its own! 

It’s also super easy to make. You just throw in all the ingredients in a slow cooker, and that’s it! Minimal effort, maximum flavor.

13. Mini Pumpkin Cakes 

These mini-pumpkin cakes not only have a wonderful pumpkin flavor. They also look exactly like them, too!

They’re made of moist, fall-flavored pumpkin cake with a sweet and tangy cream cheese frosting. These cakes are the epitome of fall. 

Apart from the flavor, what makes these cakes a true masterpiece is the presentation. I mean, they literally look like little pumpkins. These adorable treats will be a definite party hit.

14. Parsnip and Sweet Potato Soup 

Feeling a little blue? This parsnip and sweet potato soup is healing, comforting, and nourishing. One spoonful will brighten up your day.

There’s nothing like a hot bowl of soup to comfort you on a cold autumn day. This soup will do exactly that. 

Sweet potato, parsnips, and apples are swimming in coconut milk flavored with garlic, ginger, and curry, and topped with chopped pecans.

This soup is guaranteed to warm not just your belly, but your heart and soul as well.

15. Pork Chops with Apple Butter

These pork chops are flavored with rich apple butter. They’re simple, yet will give you an explosion of flavors and textures.

All you need are 5 ingredients and 30 minutes. It’s a quick and easy way to get a fantastic fall dinner on the table.

16. Butternut Squash Pancakes 

These butternut squash pancakes are fluffy, tender, and tasty. The added mashed roasted butternut squash gives the classic such a lovely sweet and smoky flavor.

Slather it with apple butter and drizzle with maple syrup for maximum flavor. Pair with eggs and bacon for the ultimate breakfast of champions.

17. Turkey Meatballs 

Want something simple and rustic for dinner? Say no more. These turkey meatballs are the way to go.

They’re ultra-tender and packed with flavor. You really can’t go wrong with parmesan and Italian herbs and spices.

It’s a simple addition that makes any dish insanely addictive.

18. Apple Pie Sangria 

This sweet and refreshing apple sangria is hands down my favorite boozy drink. How can anyone resist the combo of white wine, caramel vodka, apple cider, and apples?

It’s the best way to usher in the Thanksgiving season. Serve this apple sangria to your guests, and your party will never be the same.

It’s such a cinch to make this fancy drink, too. Just slice the apples and stir all the ingredients together. 

19. Butternut Squash Alfredo

Al dente pasta coated with a rich and creamy butternut squash alfredo topped with bacon, chicken, and sage. Now that’s what I call heaven in a bowl.

Chicken alfredo is already pure perfection. But the addition of butternut squash and sage makes the flavors even more spot on! What a rustic dish that’s excellent for the fall.

The best part? This dish comes together in just 30 minutes. It’s ideal for busy weeknights!

Just be sure to make a huge batch, because let’s face it, one serving won’t be enough.

20. Butternut Squash Black Bean Enchiladas

Looking for the perfect Mexican fall dinner? These enchiladas are loaded with butternut squash and black beans, giving you a lovely marriage of flavors.

They’re completely plant-based, but trust me, they’re so good, you won’t even miss the meat. 

Just imagine the flavor and texture contrast between butternut squash and black beans! The enchilada sauce adds a smoky touch, too. 

These enchiladas have the perfect combo of sweet, savory, spicy, and amazing. It’s the ultimate heart-warming, soul-satisfying dish.

21. Caramel Apple Taquitos 

When you hear taquitos, your brain automatically thinks something savory and cheesy. This isn’t the case with these taquitos, though!

Stuffed with cinnamon apples, cream cheese, and drizzled with caramel, these taquitos are every dessert lover’s dream.

Just picture the combination of caramel, apples, and cream cheese wrapped in a tortilla. Oh my! 

It doesn’t end there, though. The taquitos are coated in cinnamon sugar and finished off with a rich caramel drizzle.

Oh, what beautiful flavor harmony it creates in your mouth.

22. Pumpkin French Toast

This pumpkin French toast gives a fresh twist on a classic, and I’m sure you’ll love it.

French toast is already a wonderful comfort food as it is.

But adding a bit of pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spice into the milk-egg mixture makes it so much more delectable. It’s the perfect, rustic fall breakfast.

The pumpkin flavors in this French toast make it so irresistible. It’s still savory but with just a hint of sweetness and spice.

Pair this with bacon and eggs for the ultimate hearty breakfast.

23. Cranberry Brie Pastry Puffs

Looking for a soul-satisfying appetizer to serve at Thanksgiving? These cranberry and brie pastry puffs are here to make your party extra special.

The combination of cranberry and brie makes a drool-worthy sweet, creamy, and nutty contrast.

Put all of that inside a pastry puff and you’ll have something every bakery would want to sell at their store.

This is a great make-ahead recipe, meaning you can prepare it in advance and just bake on the day of your party.

This gives you a lot more time to do other hosting duties!

24. Apple Pie Bars

This last entry is a spin on the classic apple pie. These bite-sized bars give you all the flavors you want in the traditional pie, minus all the work!

Sweet and tender cinnamon-infused cake with an apple pie filling. This is the ultimate fall dessert that not even Snow White can say no to.

The best part is that it is very easy to make, thanks to a pre-made cake mix and store-bought apple pie filling.

But don’t worry, even though you won’t make everything from scratch, these bars are still out-of-this-world fantastic.

24 Best Fall Recipes

These fall recipes are the best part of the autumn season! Make one of these easy dishes today and fill your home with warm, cozy fall flavors.


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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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