17 Downright Delicious Fall Recipes to Pin Now
The leaves are turning, and the chill of fall is setting in. We’re looking forward to cozying up by the fire with a bowl of carrot and coriander soup, dipping apple cinnamon doughnuts into our morning coffees, and serving browned butter and butternut squash pasta for a deserving date. These delightful and hearty fall recipes will make every autumn meal a special one. Pin them now and enjoy them all season long.
Food editor Aida Mollenkamp brings us some more of those flawless fall flavors with this sweet potato gnocchi, which is tossed in a balsamic-sage brown butter sauce. It’s hearty and satisfying—albeit a little advanced.
RECIPE: Aida Mollenkamp
Some of fall’s finest produce—cauliflower, figs, and olives—make the most delicious trifecta in this delightful salad with a piquant chimichurri sauce. Did we mention it’s stunningly beautiful, too?
RECIPE: Brooklyn Supper
Sunchokes, otherwise known as the Jerusalem artichoke, are a species of sunflower that’s also in season in the fall. Roasted with a little olive oil and sea salt, they make the most delicious soup. They’re also packed with iron (more than 30 times that of broccoli!) and have many other vitamins and minerals that are great for you. So slurp up.
RECIPE: Camille Styles
Not only is this lovely autumn cake breathtakingly beautiful, it also has the loveliest combination of flavors. The figs add a bit of fruity flavor to an otherwise creamy, toasted hazelnut cake, and the cream cheese frosting keeps it from becoming overly sweet.
RECIPE: Dolly and Oatmeal
This hearty, flavor-packed soup elevates the humble carrot. Cumin adds spice and depth, coriander brings freshness, and orange gives it an aromatic lift. Plus, it couldn’t be easier to make. Say hello to your new favorite fall soup.
RECIPE: Drizzle and Drip
A warm salad—or even a side dish—with all of fall’s best fixin’s: caramelized Brussels sprouts, apples, pecans, crispy bacon, blue cheese, and sweet/savory caramel apple vinaigrette. To die for!
RECIPE: Half-Baked Harvest
Figs are some of fall’s finest produce, and in this irresistible recipe, their sweet flavor is enhanced with caramelized sugar, goat cheese, caramelized shallots, balsamic vinegar, and prosciutto. Talk about a totally bomb lunch. You can make these crostini as an appetizer, too!
RECIPE: Honestly Yum
There’s something about a warm bean soup that really feels like fall. With diced tomatoes, basil, spinach, and Italian sausage tortellini, this one is at once hearty and indulgent. We’ll be making this in the winter, too.
RECIPE: How to Simplify
A one-pot dinner has a special place in our hearts, and this one, with a healthy dose of protein, carbs, and veggies, is truly top-notch. Crispy chicken, flavorful wild rice, and autumnal veggies cook in herbs, broth, and beer in under an hour—it’s genius.
RECIPE: Half-Baked Harvest
What goes better with a day of pumpkin picking than a fresh-out-of-the-oven cinnamon doughnut hole? Nothing—except maybe three doughnut holes. They’re hard to resist.
The ultimate fusion of fall flavors, this pasta includes sage, browned butter, butternut squash, and walnuts. Simple pastas don’t get any better than this, as far as we’re concerned.
RECIPE: Coordinately Yours
Classic Mexican fare gets a fall twist in this pumpkin spice taco recipe. Nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, and pumpkin dance with a spicy chipotle sauce, creamy avocado, crunchy pumpkin seeds, and lime—divine!
RECIPE: Camille Styles
Endives are a leafy vegetable in season in fall, and they are totally underrated. They’re crisp, crunchy, and a little bitter. We love this pairing of beets and burrata with endives—how delicious does that sound?
RECIPE: Kitchen Confidante
After months of making salads and light meals, a big satisfying pot of root vegetables stewed on your stovetop for hours is the most delightful introduction to fall. This gluten-free, vegan kabocha squash and pumpkin curry features gorgeous autumnal shades and is packed with interesting spices.
RECIPE: Sassy Kitchen
Now’s the time to add persimmon to your diet. Prized for its sweet, mellow flavor and gorgeous color, this orange fruit meets its match via the pomegranate vinaigrette in this beautiful fall salad.
RECIPE: What Katie Ate
Escarole is a variety of endive with broader, paler, and a little less bitter leaves than other members of the endive clan. Escarole and white bean soup with turkey sausage is a classic recipe that’s hearty and heartwarming—so wonderful for fall.
RECIPE: Wild Greens and Sardines
Fresh from the garden or farmers market and roasted in the oven, seasonal vegetables (carrots, beets, rainbow chard) become sweet and faintly salty. Top them with a smoky roasted garlic dressing and toss in some toasted pepitas for autumnal crunch.
RECIPE: With Food and Love
What are your favorite recipes to make in the fall? Share them below in the comments. And be sure to check out our Recipe section for more delicious meals!