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36 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.

Portion of French Onion Soup
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Whether you’re craving cakes or hash, pizza or coffee, I have something for everyone below.

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!

Fall Breakfast Recipes

Breakfast has made with eggs, butternut squash, bacon, and onions.
Source: Wonkywonderful.com

Fall Breakfast Hash 

We can’t have a complete list of fall recipes without having some breakfast items on the list.

This breakfast hash gives you all the flavors of fall in one dish. It’s hearty, belly-warming food that’s impossible to resist.

Eggs, butternut squash, bacon, and onions — just four simple ingredients. When combined, they make the most delectable treat.

It’s sweet, savory, smoky, and stunning.

Butternut squash pancake drizzled with maple syrup and chopped pecan nuts on top.
Source: Theleangreenbean.com

Butternut Squash Pancakes 

These butternut squash pancakes are fluffy, tender, and tasty.

The added mashed roasted butternut squash gives the classic breakfast food a lovely sweet and smoky flavor.

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

Pumpkin French toast drizzled with maple syrup and sugar powder.
Source: Somewhatsimple.com

Pumpkin French Toast

This pumpkin French toast puts a fresh spin on a breakfast 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 spice to the milk-egg mixture makes it so much yummier.

It’s the perfect rustic fall breakfast. Pair it with bacon and eggs for a complete meal.

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Chocolate chip pumpkin muffins on a wooden board.

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins

It’s breakfast! It’s dessert! No, wait! It’s… chocolate chip pumpkin muffins! So, I suppose you could say that it’s a little bit of both!

These sweet, melt-in-your-mouth muffins are freaking awesome.

They have everything you love about chocolate chip muffins, plus pumpkin puree and a myriad of fall spices. Seconds? Don’t mind if I do!

Soft and Moist Pumpkin Bread with Pecan Nuts

Pumpkin Bread

Nearly everyone has tried Libby’s pumpkin pie, but have you tried Libby’s pumpkin bread yet? If not, you’re in for a real treat. 

Moist, dense, and delicious, it’s the fall equivalent to sweet and nutty banana bread. Fill it with your favorite fall spices and your favorite nuts. 

It tastes even better served warm with homemade apple butter on top. 

Pumpkin pie oatmeal with maple cinnamon pecans on a white bowl with spoon.
Source: Bakedgreens.com

Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal with Maple Cinnamon Pecans

There’s nothing inherently “fall” about oatmeal. Of course, if you mix it with pumpkin puree, cinnamon, and nutmeg, that changes things.

And if you top it off with maple cinnamon-incrusted pecans and pepitas, that changes things even more!

That’s precisely what you’ll do with this recipe. It’s 100% fall-friendly and 200% delicious.

Side Dishes and Snacks

Stack of bacon and apple grilled cheese sandwich slice in half.
Source: Britneybreaksbread.com

Bacon and Apple Grilled Cheese

Ready to take your grilled cheese game up to a whole new level? Check out this apple bacon and cheddar grilled cheese sandwich. 

Spoiler alert! It’s just as good as it sounds. 

Serve it on the side of some yummy fall soup, and you’ll soon fall in love.

Top view of a bowl of pumpkin hummus.
Source: Acouplecooks.com

Pumpkin Hummus 

This pumpkin hummus is sweet, savory, and definitely 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 recipe for your fall party!

Ham and potato casserole on a dish scooped with a spoon.

Ham and Potato Casserole

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

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

It’s hearty, delicious, and, best of all, a breeze to make. Pro tip: Use Yukon golds for potatoes that hold their shape while cooking. 

Creamy caramel apple taquitos drizzled with caramel and cinnamon powder.
Source: Thegirlwhoateeverything.com

Caramel Apple Taquitos 

When you hear taquitos, your brain probably imagines something savory and cheesy. That isn’t the case with these taquitos, though.

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

It doesn’t end there, though. You’ll coat them in cinnamon sugar and finish them off with a decadent caramel drizzle.

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

Cranberry brie pastry puffs cut open with creamy filling.
Source: Simply-delicious-food.com

Cranberry Brie Pastry Puffs

These cranberry and brie pastry puffs will make any party extra special. They’re a drool-worthy treat with a sweet, creamy, and nutty contrast.

These little guys are also great if you need a make-ahead recipe to save time. Simply prepare them in advance and bake them on the day of your party.

It’ll give you a lot more time to do other hosting duties.

Easy Fall Dinner Ideas

Cranberry rosemary chicken on a casserole dish.
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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?

This savory, tangy, and earthy dish gives you contrasting flavors sure to tickle your taste buds. It couldn’t be easier to make, either, coming together in one pan!

Creamy pumpkin gnocchi with spinach and Italian sausage on a plate.
Source: Juliasalbum.com

Creamy Pumpkin Gnocchi with Spinach and Italian Sausage

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

This pumpkin gnocchi is a fresh take on the classic and is absolutely amazing. You’ll mix potato gnocchi with pumpkin puree and Italian sausage.

Swimming in a thick, creamy sauce, this pumpkin gnocchi is incredibly rich and flavorful. Not to mention, it smells like Heaven!

Butternut squash pizza sliced on top of a wooden surface.
Source: Halfbakedharvest.com

Butternut Squash Pizza

Homemade pizza loaded with prosciutto, caramelized onions, three cheeses, and roasted butternut squash.

It looks, smells, and tastes fantastic. OMG – what a work of art.

How can you say no to this fully loaded pizza? Each component is amazing 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.

Bisquick Chicken Pot Pie on a glass dish portion taken out.

Chicken Pot Pie

Looking for an autumn recipe the whole family will love? This chicken pot pie is it. It’ll make everyone’s mouth water.

It features a rich, creamy filling encrusted with the flakiest, butteriest crust imaginable. And yet, it only requires six ingredients.

It’s classic comfort food made simple with Bisquick and a bag of frozen veggies. You’re welcome!

Roasted Mississippi Pot Roast serving on a plate.

Mississippi Pot Roast 

Ridiculously tender, juicy, and downright delicious, this Mississippi pot roast is one you won’t want to miss.

You’ll slow-cook the meat for 8 hours so you know it’s packed with flavor. But that’s putting it mildly. Frankly, this pot roast will blow your taste buds away.

Also known as “the best Crockpot roast ever,” it’s super easy to make, too.

Sweet Potato Soup on a bowl garnish with croutons.

Sweet Potato Soup 

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

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

It’s one of those awesome autumn recipes that’ll warm not just your belly but also your heart and soul.

Pork chops sauteed with white onions served with apple butter.
Source: Theleangreenbean.com

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 five ingredients and 30 minutes. It’s a quick and easy way to get a fantastic fall dinner on the table.

Pasta topped with turkey meatballs and tomato sauce garnished with grated parmesan cheese and chopped parsley.
Source: Wellplated.com

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.

Baked butternut squash mac and cheese cooked on a glass dish.
Source: Bluebowlrecipes.com

Baked Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese

Baked mac and cheese is always a hit at potlucks and family get-togethers. After all, who doesn’t love mac and cheese?

It’s an American classic beloved by everyone aged 2 to 200! But it doesn’t exactly fit into the ‘fall recipes’ category. Unless you make it with butternut squash!

With the squash and a little thyme and sage, it’s perfect!

Spicy black bean chicken enchiladas with pumpkin sour cream sauce and sliced avocado on a plate.
Source: Ambitiouskitchen.com

Spicy Black Bean Chicken Enchiladas with Pumpkin Sour Cream Sauce

Looking for the perfect Mexican fall dinner? These enchiladas are loaded with chicken and black beans and covered in a robust pumpkin sour cream sauce.

Believe it or not, it’s a lovely marriage of flavors. They’re the perfect combo of sweet, savory, spicy, and spectacular.

It’s the ultimate heart-warming, soul-satisfying dish.

Warm Homemade Butternut Squash Soup with Butternut Squash Seeds and Herbs

Butternut Squash Soup

You’ve heard of pumpkin soup, and we’ve covered sweet potato soup in this list. But what about butternut squash soup?

It’s another fall favorite in my family, and positive you’ll love it, too. It’s cozy, creamy, and comforting. It’s also extremely nutritious.

With ingredients like celery, butternut squash, carrots, and potatoes, it’s definitely a hearty way to fill your tummy.

Bowl of Homemade Pumpkin Soup on a Wooden Board

Pumpkin Soup

Speaking of pumpkin soup, let’s not leave it off the list. It, too, is creamy, cozy, and comforting. However, it’s slightly sweeter than butternut squash soup.

Don’t get me wrong; it’s still a savory soup. But the pumpkin puree and heavy whipping cream give it a slight sweet decadence that’s hard to resist.

Scrumptious and Satisfying White Chicken Chili with Cream and Herbs

White Chicken Chili

White chicken chili is one of those feel-good recipes that I always break out when the weather cools down. It’s a regular contender in our fall dinner rotation.

It’s rich and brothy, with chunks of tender chicken, white beans, and corn. Taco seasoning adds flavor, and then I top it off with cheese. It’s always a hit.

Cheesy and creamy ricotta pumpkin pasta on a plate.
Source: Thekolleekitchen.com

One Pot Ricotta Pumpkin Pasta

Want a quick, 25-minute dinner idea that’s as indulgent and delicious as it is easy to make?

Say hello to this one-pot pumpkin ricotta pasta. With tender penne pasta and juicy ground turkey, it’s one hearty meal.

And don’t even get me started on the creamy sage pumpkin sauce! Tasty, cheesy, and convenient — this simple meal has it all.

Million Dollar Chicken Casserole

Million Dollar Chicken Casserole

Wondering why they call this recipe the million dollar chicken casserole? Because eating it will make you feel like a million bucks! It really is THAT good.

It’s creamy and cheesy with a buttery Ritz cracker topping. You’ll love it, your kids will love it, and so will everyone else.

Drinks and Dessert

Pumpkin spice latte in a glass mug.
Source: Iowagirleats.com

Pumpkin Spice Latte

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

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

Enter this recipe. It’s the perfect blend of espresso, pumpkin puree, pumpkin spice, sugar, milk, and vanilla. One sip will knock your socks off.

AND at a fraction of the cost and calories.

Apple Coffee Cake slices on a white plate.

Apple Coffee Cake

Apple coffee cake is one of my favorite fall recipes because it tastes great and is so versatile. You can enjoy it for breakfast, dessert, or a midday snack.

It’s moist and tender, packed with sweetly tart apple chunks and a streusel topping.

If you want something sweet, buttery, warming, and downright amazing, this recipe is the one for you.

Autumn spice punch on a ceramic mug and punch bowl.
Source: Livinglocurto.com

Autumn Spice Punch

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

It’s basically sweet tea and apple juice infused with warming spices. Simple as it is, it’s also a delightful party beverage. Alcohol-free, too!

This drink is the way to go if you want to impress your friends and ensure the kiddos can join in.

Apple cider donuts coated with sugar.
Source: Prettysimplesweet.com

Apple Cider Donuts 

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

They’re perfectly flavored with apple cider and coated with sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and butter.

They’re dense and crumbly like muffins but also super tender. They’ll rival any you’ve had in a donut store.

Plus, they’re SO EASY to make! Frying them is unnecessary because they taste just as good when baked.

Mini pumpkin cakes on a marble table.
Source: Preppykitchen.com

Mini Pumpkin Cakes 

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

Made of moist, fall-flavored pumpkin cake with a sweet-n-tangy cream cheese frosting, they’re the epitome of fall.

Apart from the flavor, the presentation is what makes these cakes a true masterpiece. I mean, they literally look like little pumpkins.

These adorable treats will be a definite party hit.

Glass of iced apple pie sangria with sliced apple and cinnamon sticks.
Source: Jennifermeyering.com

Apple Pie Sangria 

This sweet and refreshing apple pie sangria is one of my favorite boozy drinks.

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 it to your guests, and your party will never be the same.

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

Sliced apple bars drizzled with sugar glaze.
Source: Momsdinner.net

Apple Pie Bars

Classic apple pie is — well — a CLASSIC! But these bite-sized bars are a little something different.

They give you all the flavors you want in the traditional pie without all the work!

Each bite is a sweet and tender cinnamon-infused cake with an apple pie filling. Even Snow White wouldn’t be able to resist.

Apple Crisp with Ice Cream

Apple Crisp

I don’t care who you are. If you don’t like old-fashioned apple crisp, there’s something seriously wrong with your taste buds.

And yes, I’d say that to the Pope or the President!

Seriously, though, just look at the ingredient list! Apples, cinnamon, sugar, oats, brown sugar, butter… It’s Heaven in a bowl. Pure taste bud bliss.

Sweet Potato Pie slice garnished with cream and cinnamon powder served on a white plate.

Sweet Potato Pie

When it comes to fall dessert recipes, sweet potato pies are right up there with pumpkin pies and pumpkin rolls. They’re classic!

This particular sweet potato pie recipe is the best I’ve ever found. It yields a delightfully silky smooth filling with the best sweetly spiced flavor ever.

Don’t take my word for it, though! Try it for yourself!

Cheesecake Factory Pumpkin Cheesecake

Pumpkin Cheesecake

The pumpkin cheesecake is one of my favorite desserts on the Cheesecake Factory’s menu. Unfortunately, Cheesecake Factory cheesecakes aren’t cheap!

If you love it, too, save yourself some money. Use this recipe and whip it up from scratch at home.

It’s the perfect copycat recipe. Most people won’t even notice a difference.

36 Best Fall Recipes

Course: Dinner, SoupsCuisine: American, French


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Fall recipes are the best part of the autumn season! If you don’t know where to start, try this easy French onion soup recipe. It’s sure to be a real crowd-pleaser.


  • 3 tablespoons butter

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 4 large onions, thinly sliced

  • 1 teaspoon sugar

  • 2-4 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 1/2 cup (optional) dry white wine

  • 8 cups beef broth

  • 1 bay leaf

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • baguette slices – 1-2 per serving

  • 2 cups Gruyère cheese, grated


  • Add the butter and olive oil to a large soup pot or Dutch oven. Heat over medium heat until melted. 
  • Add the onions and sauté for 15 to 20 minutes until soft and caramelized. Stir them occasionally as they cook, and sprinkle sugar over them to help them caramelize. 
  • Reduce the heat to low and cook the onions for another 15 to 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. They should turn a deep golden-brown color when they’re ready. 
  • Gently add the flour and stir well until the onions are evenly coated. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Avoid leaving lumps. 
  • If using wine, add it at this time. Cook for another 3 to 4 minutes, stirring frequently until the wine evaporates completely. 
  • Slowly stir in the beef broth. Once all the broth is in the soup, bring it to a simmer. 
  • Add the bay leaf and season the soup with salt and pepper as desired. Reduce the heat to low and cover the pot. Simmer for another 30 minutes over low heat. 
  • Meanwhile, preheat the oven’s broiler. Then, place the baguette slices on a foil-lined baking sheet and toast until lightly browned. Depending on oven settings, this could take as few as 2 to 3 minutes. Monitor the baguettes carefully to avoid burning them. 
  • When the soup is ready, remove and discard the bay leaf. Add more salt and pepper if needed. 
  • Transfer the soup to individual oven-safe serving bowls. Add 1 to 2 toasted baguette slices on top of each bowl and sprinkle generously with Gruyère. 
  • Place the bowls under the broiler for 2 to 3 minutes or until the cheese turns golden brown and begins to bubble. Monitor closely so the cheese doesn’t burn. 
  • Remove the bowls from the oven and serve immediately. Enjoy! 


  • Less flour will result in a thinner soup. Use 2 to 4 tablespoons, depending on your desired thickness.
  • Be careful when removing the bowls from the oven! They will be hot!


  • Calories: 418kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 36g
  • Protein: 20g
  • Fat: 21g
  • Saturated Fat: 11g
  • Cholesterol: 55mg
  • Sodium: 868mg
  • Potassium: 360mg
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 7g
  • Calcium: 417mg
  • Iron: 2mg
Fall Recipes

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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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