10 Easy Fall Recipes

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10 easy fall recipes

Fall is the best season to be in the kitchen. All the baked goods, pumpkin spice, vegetables roasting in the oven – it’s the best! Here are a few of my favorite easy fall recipes – enjoy!

1. Pumpkin Spice Pretzel Bites

With chewy crusts and soft centers, these sweet pretzel bites have everything that’s great about soft pretzels in a bite-sized package. For a fall twist, this version is rolled in cinnamon, sugar, and pumpkin pie spice!

Pumpkin Spice Pretzel Bites on a white plate

2. Sweet Potato Soup with Miso

This unique twist on sweet potato soup is full of exotic flavors and warming spices. A few specialty ingredients make this easy, comforting soup extra special.

bowls of Sweet Potato Soup with Miso

3. Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls with Maple Icing

Light and fluffy cinnamon rolls made with a simple spiced dough and filled with pumpkin. Top them with sweet maple icing for a breakfast that tastes like a cozy fall morning.

pouring icing on Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

4. Slow Cooker Turkey, Quinoa and Sweet Potato Chili

This turkey chili with sweet potatoes, black beans and quinoa is a hearty, healthy bowl of goodness that cooks in the slow cooker all day long and is a guaranteed weeknight dinner winner. Check out the comments on this post to see why others say they love it too! It takes 10 minutes to put together, can be made ahead, freezes wonderfully and is gluten-free. Slow cooker recipes save many a weeknight in our house, and this one is always in heavy rotation here in the fall.

Turkey and sweet potato chili in a white bowl

5. One-Bowl Pumpkin Cider Bread

A simple, slightly sweet, one-bowl bread made with pumpkin puree and apple cider.

Pumpkin Cider Bread, sliced on a wood board

6. Parmesan Thyme Sweet Potato Fries

Crispy baked sweet potato fries are one of those holy grail foods for me. When they’re good, they’re really good.

Sweet Potato Fries in a small basket

7. Braised Red Wine Short Ribs with Parmesan Polenta

It’s a well-kept secret that braised short ribs are a gourmet home cook’s best friend. Browning and then braising for hours in the oven turns the short ribs so tender that the meat needs little more than a second glance to fall off the bone. In this case, it will fall off the bone into super creamy parmesan polenta that transforms this into a comfort food dream of dinners. Don’t be intimidated by this seemingly fancy meal – it’s actually really easy to make!

Braised Short Ribs over polenta

8. Easy Apple Crumble

It doesn’t get more classic than an apple crumble (we sometimes call it apple crisp around here) for dessert. This is one of those recipes that is so incredibly adaptable that you can pull it off easily on a weeknight. And since it uses ingredients that you most likely already have in your kitchen, it’s a great dessert to make at the last minute when you don’t have time (or just don’t want) to run out to get ingredients.

Easy Apple Crumble in a white bowl and topped with vanilla ice cream

9. Instant Pot Baked Potato Soup

Load this creamy baked potato soup up with all the toppings! This rich and creamy potato soup recipe is the perfect quick and easy dinner for a cold winter night.

Baked Potato Soup in white bowls

10. Curried Carrot Soup with Toasted Pepitas

A simple curried carrot soup with extra flavor from curry spices and coconut milk and added crunch from pepitas.  This easy soup is perfect for a weeknight dinner and gains more flavor if made ahead and kept in the fridge overnight.


Curried Carrot Soup in a wooden bowl


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About Jess Smith

Jess is the recipe creator and photographer at InquiringChef.com. She spent nearly a decade as the Chief Recipe Developer for the award-winning meal planning app Cook Smarts. Her colorful, healthyish recipes have been featured in popular online publications including Parade, Hallmark, and HuffPost.

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