Crisp autumn days are meant for making some seriously good comfort food, and there are so many ways to make that happen with fall’s hearty produce. Pumpkin pastas, butternut squash bakes, cider-infused soups, and other hearty seasonal dishes will warm you up from the inside out all while filling you up on a chilly night.
Find inspiration thanks to fall dinner ideas like Thai peanut chicken pumpkin curry and healthy mushroom alfredo pasta bake, both of which will have you running back for more. Whether you need a quick fall dinner on a busy weeknight, you’re in search of a winning recipe for a crowd, or you’re just looking to spend more time in the kitchen with your favorite autumn produce, these recipes are just what you’re looking for this season. There are vegan, vegetarian, and low-carb options, as well as ones you can make with one pan or in a slow cooker. (Is there anything more fall than a meal made in your slow cooker?)
Whether you’re craving cozy, fresh, creamy, savory, or indulgent, keep reading to see the best autumnal recipes and consider this the ultimate guide to fall dinner ideas you’ll want to make all season long.
— Additional reporting by Lauren Harano and Lauren Mazzo