Fall is here and in full swing. This means the flannel PJs and wool scarves are out, bonfires and pumpkin patches trips are on schedule, and delicious hot apple cider and hearty stews have arrived. Fall is also a busy time, so whether you’re at the office, studying or juggling kids and work, you’re likely looking for something quick and healthy dinner recipes to fuel you.
What are your favorite fall season recipes?
We’ve got lots, of course, and we’re happy to share. We promise these flavorful dishes will be winners every time, plus they’re nutritious, tasty, and convenient. Give them a try!
Fall Stews, Soups, and Slow Cooker Recipes
Dip into a steaming bowl of stew
Nothing says fall better than a hearty stew. A cold-weather classic is an Eastern European borscht, a pleasingly sweet ‘n sour soup that gets its distinctive deep red hue from beets. This chunky stew combines silky Little Potatoes with tender sweet carrots, earthy beets, and crunchy cabbage. The broth is a tangy tomato-paprika-beef base laced with onion, garlic, and aromatic thyme. Enjoy this meal-in-one (only 330 calories) with a slice of crusty bread and take a seat by the crackling fire.
Warm up with soup
The same thing goes for soup, an autumn staple, and top comfort food. Soups are easy to make ahead of time, too, and freeze for multiple future dinners or lunches to go in the thermos. Put together a nutritional bowl of pleasing seasonal textures and tastes: Colorful, veggie-loaded Thai Curry Soup with Shrimp is big on taste but not too spicy, not to mention it looks gorgeous and takes only 10 minutes prep time. Coconut milk, ginger, yellow curry, chicken broth, and garlic form the flavor profile, anchored by delicate shrimp and creamy Little potatoes with a zing of cilantro, green onions, and lime wedges as the garnish.
Sample all the slow cooker meals
Now’s the time to get the slow cooker out too, for quick and healthy success. Slow-cooking meals have lots of wonderful flavor, but are also easy preparation the morning or night before. Perfect as your winter one-dish option, keep your slow cooker on hand. From Middle Eastern lamb stew to Italian chicken, or a Lebanese-style soup, try one or all of our best slow cooker recipes for cold-weather meals.
Or, create your own recipe with seasonal vegetables
If you just want to browse the fridge, make your own creation with whatever seasonal veggies you’ve got on hand, choosing from building blocks like Brussels sprouts, broccoli, parsley, chard, endive, and cauliflower, plus Microwave Ready Creamer Potatoes to round it off. Toss in a few goodies like walnuts, almonds, pumpkin seeds or pecans, plus a sprinkling of goat cheese or feta and dried cranberries.
Isn’t Fall delicious?