When the chilly days and cold nights roll around, you know it’s time for your favorite fall comfort foods.
While putting away your flip-flop and tank tops may not be joyous, making these scrumptious and comforting meals is!
This is the ultimate list of fall comfort foods, from gooey mac and cheese to steaming soup to hearty stews.
Whether you want to find new fall comfort recipes or improve upon your own, this list showcases how autumn offers some of the best ingredients.
What is more comforting and cozy than a bowl of steaming hot soup?
This wild rice soup recipe uses
fresh seasonal vegetables with robust wild rice for a zesty flavor and creamy texture.
It’s easy to whip together on a cold weeknight when you want something to warm you up.
This fall comfort food recipe combines all your favorite fall flavors into one scrumptious dish.
The umami of sausage with the rich herbiness of thyme and sage brings the butternut squash to life.
Gnocchi is the perfect, pillowy vessel for this wealth of autumn flavors.
Both chili and mac and cheese are comforting and easy recipes, so why not combine them?
In my opinion, mac and cheese is
the ultimate comfort food.
You can make this recipe in less than 30 minutes and make it as mild or as spicy as you want.
This recipe offers the perfect ratio of creamy mac and cheese goodness with the decadence of a yummy chili.
Try this recipe if you want something sweet and innovative! It will impress your guests and you may even impress yourself!
For this recipe, you stuff fresh apples with a delicious apple crisp filling with the warm flavors of cinnamon, oats, and brown sugar. It's the ultimate apple recipe.
other apple desserts for fall.
Whether you’re anticipating Thanksgiving or are sad that it just passed, the perfect remedy is this chicken and stuffing casserole.
It comes close to the yummy flavor of turkey, so it’s like a mini
Thanksgiving meal in one dish!
And this recipe uses a stuffing mix, so it’s super easy to throw together and pop in the oven.
This baked potato soup recipe perfectly captures the subtle sweetness and earthy taste of a baked potato.
With bacon bits, cheddar cheese, and chives, it tastes exactly like a baked potato but has a more cozy and relaxed vibe.
Kids and adults alike won’t be able to get enough. This is one of
my favorite soups!
Executing a risotto can be tricky, but it’s worth the effort so you can experience the creamy texture and savory flavors.
This butternut squash recipe has clear steps to help you achieve the ideal texture, and the squash brings a mild sweetness and thicker texture.
This recipe is an innovative twist on classic lasagna.
If you don’t love red sauce and want to try something new, this pumpkin sausage lasagna is fabulously sweet and savory simultaneously!
It features thick layers of a milky pumpkin sauce with a cheesy sausage filling that is incredibly cozy and filling.
While French onion soup may seem like a fancy restaurant dish, it’s easy to make!
The hardest part is patiently waiting for the onions to sweat and caramelize properly.
But the result is worth it, as you get the sweet onion flavor mixed with the umami broth. And it’s all topped with a tough piece of
French bread soaked in soup and drenched in melted cheese.
Fall seems like the perfect time to crack out your favorite slow cooker recipes, and this should be one of them.
This recipe pairs the flavorful short rib ragu with a velvety pile of parmesan mashed potatoes.
The two items complement one another, combining delicate cheesy flavors with bold meaty ingredients.
Beef stew is traditionally an
Irish peasant dish, but it has all the soothing and warm flavors you want in fall comfort foods.
This recipe is hearty and chunky, and easy to make when you have a crock pot.
The longer this cooks, the more the flavors will meld together and enhance one another.
This recipe gives you a creamy and delicious broth with tender tortellini that gives you a burst of flavor in every bite.
It’s loaded with seasonal vegetables and yummy seasonings and herbs to achieve a complex and cozy taste.
And you can make large batches to freeze so you can enjoy it all through fall!
This obsession-worthy recipe is the epitome of fall flavors.
It combines the soothing and creamy taste of pumpkin ravioli with the bright and herbal flavor of the apple sage butter sauce.
And you can use this sauce on other pasta dishes if you love it as much as we do!
Making your own ravioli can be a challenge, but homemade ones taste so much better!
other pumpkin recipes to try!
Using apple cider to braise chicken thighs is genius.
The result is a tender, sweet chicken thigh that has the spiced and sweet taste of apple cider.
With bacon, dijon mustard, sage, thyme, and many more autumn ingredients, this recipe is the perfect dinner for fall.
Nothing will warm your belly and leave you satisfied like a pot roast.
But this recipe brings pot roasts to a new level with garlic and herbs that elevate all the flavors.
It’s surprisingly easy but the result will have your friends and family praising you like a Michelin star recipient.
You can turn your favorite mac and cheese recipe into a new fall favorite!
Adding pumpkin to your mac and cheese gives it a richer flavor that is sweet yet earthy.
Everyone in your family will love this recipe, especially any kids who crave mac and cheese!
Stuffed peppers are a yummy dish, but you can achieve the same rich flavors with this stuffed pepper-inspired soup.
It features rice,
bell peppers, and ground beef, so you get all the same textures and tastes, but in a flavorful and warm broth.
This creamy chicken and mushroom soup is a simple recipe with a delectable flavor.
It’s loaded with
fresh herbs that make it earthy and satisfying, including thyme, rosemary, and parsley.
Mushrooms are an underrated fall vegetable, as they bring a subtle umami flavor to any dish, adding warmth.
The addition of
goat cheese to this risotto recipe gives it an unbelievably creamy and gooey texture that will send you over the moon.
The risotto captures the sweet but rustic flavor of pumpkin, highlighted by the sweet creaminess of the goat cheese.
And the dried cranberry topping only adds to the complexity of the flavor profile.
As the name of the recipe suggests, this is simply a humble chicken pot pie in soup form!
This comfort food is full of vegetables and comforting herbs, like parsley and basil, giving you the inviting grassy flavor that highlights the more simple flavors like chicken and potatoes.
People don’t give curry dishes enough love in autumn.
It checks all the right boxes for fall comfort food; it’s creamy, warm, and loaded with spices.
Thai inspired recipe features broccoli, lime zest, ginger, and other curry flavors.
You can make this
decadent Italian soup in just 30 minutes, and many of the ingredients are pantry staples you probably have in your kitchen.
It’s easy to make, even if you’re not the most confident cook.
The flavors are subtle but herby, giving you those warm and familiar Italian flavors.
This is one of the best vegan fall comfort food recipes, as it gives you the cheesy, creamy texture you want with stuffed shells, without any of the dairy!
The garlicky bechamel sauce is toasty and rich, and the pumpkin brings a beautiful fall taste to the meal.
Fluffy dumplings and tender chicken in a creamy soup scream fall comfort food.
The flavor profile is similar to a chicken pot pie, filled with vegetables and herbs that make the dish aromatic and flavorful.
Beef Stroganoff soup is a welcoming and hearty dish that is perfect for any time of year, but especially those chilly fall evenings.
With mushrooms, Worcestershire sauce, and beef, it has bold umami flavors that will warm you up immediately.
If you want a scrumptious and kid-friendly fall comfort food recipe, look no further than this baked butternut mac and cheese.
It has the velvety goodness of mac and cheese with the sweet nuttiness of the squash.
Take Alfredo sauce to the next level with this pumpkin Alfredo pasta recipe with sage!
Alfredo sauce is typically a very creamy and simple sauce, but the addition of pumpkin creates a more complex flavor.
You can make this pasta dish in just 20 minutes and the garlic and sage bring a toasty taste to the pasta.
Who says seafood can’t be a fall comfort food?
This bacon, shrimp, and corn chowder is warm and creamy, with all the right levels of savory and sweet flavors.
While it may not incorporate fall ingredients, it captures the inviting and hearty vibe you expect from fall recipes.
This beef and mushroom pie recipe is easily one of the heartiest and meatiest fall comfort foods.
It’s loaded with cozy fall vegetables and beef that cooks in a savory gravy. And it’s all topped with a buttery, flaky puff pastry, and yes, you can use frozen pastry dough.
French onion soup is delectable, but also time-consuming.
You can replicate the sweet onion flavor with this creative French onion and apple grilled cheese!
combines fontina and gouda cheese with fresh thyme and sage for a cheesy, herby taste.
This creamy tomato basil soup recipe will warm you from head to toe, making it one of the best fall comfort foods.
With two kinds of tomatoes and fresh basil, the soup has a well-balanced and satisfying flavor.
Make a super gooey grilled cheese for dunking to make the meal perfect!
This creamy pumpkin gnocchi is a super easy weeknight recipe that will hit all the right fall flavors.
The pillowy gnocchi is coated in the luscious pumpkin sauce that has a rich sage flavor that is herby and warm.
Sometimes, you just want to load up on something decadent and soft.
When you get in one of those moods, nothing satisfies better than loaded scalloped potatoes.
The tender potatoes are a lovely vessel for indulgent cheese sauce, bacon bits, and chopped chives.
You can add some fall flavors and vegetables to a traditional lasagna with this zucchini lasagna recipe!
In this healthy recipe, sliced zucchinis replace the lasagna noodles, but all the other classic lasagna flavors are there.
The zucchini brings an earthy and slightly sweet flavor, for a unique lasagna ideal for fall.
Many people don’t know what to do with eggplant, but it’s one of the most interesting and cozy ingredients you can use when the fall weather comes.
This cheesy eggplant roll-up recipe is a fabulous example of how you can use eggplant.
With yummy ricotta, mozzarella, and parmesan cheese stuffed into rolled eggplant slices, it’s a salty, earthy meal you’ll love.
I love a comforting
Italian dish as the weather cools!
Fall is my favorite season when it comes to all the fall flavors! Try these comforting fall dishes, and follow them with
a fall flavored dessert!
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