Looking for comfort recipes for the fall that the entire family will love? Never ask what’s for dinner and fall in love (full pun!) with this list of family friendly soup, entrees, and dessert Fall Dinner Recipes.
Fall Dinner Recipes
When fall arrives along with chilly weather and changing leaves, we tend to crave comfort food to fill our bellies. We’ve compiled a list of delicious fall dinner recipes to encourage you to get in the kitchen and experiment with all the wonderful flavors of autumn. You’ll find creamy or hearty soups, comforting main dishes, and delectable fall desserts. Many feature pumpkin, squash, apples, and the aromatic spices that fall is so known for. You’re going to find some winners to add to your monthly dinner rotation!
And when you’re entertaining guests (on Thanksgiving, for instance), get our Fall Simmer Pot Recipe going in the background. This homemade potpourri will make your house smell incredible, and we’ve included stovetop and Crock-Pot directions for your convenience. Let it cook as long as you’d like! Just keep adding water.
Our creamy, dreamy Copycat Panera Autumn Squash Soup tastes just like the restaurant version, but you can make and eat it right in the comfort of your home. It’s full of butternut squash, pumpkin puree, apple cider, and lots of other fall flavors that blend together beautifully. You’ll love how much money you save by making copycat versions of your favorite recipes! | Frugal Coupon Living
On a chilly night, this Instant Pot Vegetable Beef Soup will be a warm, welcome, and hearty meal for the family. The meat becomes fall-apart tender in the Instant Pot, and the veggies are cooked to perfection. | Healthy Christian Home
Want to eat more veggies? Try our Copycat Panera Broccoli Cheddar Soup; it’s packed with broccoli. Okay, so it’s also packed with lots of cheese, but you’ll feel a little less guilty because you’re getting green veggies, too. Right? Even the kids will love it. | Frugal Coupon Living
Serve your family a healthy, Mexican-inspired, protein-packed meal. This Quinoa Enchilada Soup is easy to make, freezes well, and goes wonderfully with so many toppings, such as cheese, sour cream, and tortilla strips. | Shweta in the Kitchen
Pumpkin and Cauliflower Soup is creamy, healthy, and so comforting in the fall. The veggies are first roasted to maximize flavor and then pureed into a thick, creamy soup. Serve with crusty bread for a complete meal. | Cook It Real Good
There’s so much texture and flavor in this Instant Pot Wild Rice and Mushroom Soup. The creamy sauce really pulls the rice, mushrooms, and veggies together into a delicious meal. | Huckleberry Life
The amazing thing about this Stuffed Cabbage Roll Soup is that it’s an easier way to get all the flavors of stuffed cabbage rolls without all the fuss. It’s easy, frugal, and freezes amazingly well. It’s a quick comfort food meal that you definitely need to add to your fall dinner rotation. | Everyday Delicious
Main Dishes for Fall
When you want comfort food, but you want it fast, our Chicken Pot Pie Crescent Roll Ring is where it’s at. You’ll have it ready and on the table in about 40 minutes, so it’s perfect for a weeknight meal. It includes all the yummy veggies, chicken, and creamy center of a chicken pot pie, but it’s way easier to make. | Frugal Coupon Living (See also our Pillsbury Crescent Roll Recipes.)
One-pan dishes are definitely a favorite. Minimal cleanup is a bonus for busy moms! Make One Pan Pork Chops with Apples in just 30 minutes to serve your family a fast, flavorful meal. | Nourish and Fete
Shepherd’s Pie is a classic dish, but the traditional version with everything made from scratch can be a little time-consuming. This Easy Shepherd’s Pie is made with frozen vegetables, ground beef, gravy, and leftover mashed potatoes. | The Cozy Cook
If you’re looking for a way to use leftover turkey, you don’t want to miss this Easy Turkey Casserole. It’s filled with chopped turkey, veggies, and a cheesy sauce and topped with French fried onions. | Bitz & Giggles
This recipe for Cider-Braised Pork with Apples and Brussels Sprouts is ideal for autumn. The pork is braised with apple cider, while the apples and Brussels sprouts are caramelized to perfection. The toasted pecans sprinkled over the dish give it just the right amount of crunch. | Grateful Meal
Pumpkin doesn’t always have to go in sweet dishes. It’s a delicious addition to savory dishes, too, like this Pumpkin Macaroni and Cheese. It adds another layer of creaminess but doesn’t overpower the dish with pumpkin flavor. A little sage and nutmeg boost the fall flavor in this creative dish. | Simply Stacie
Dare to be adventurous with your pizza this fall. Try this Squash Apple Pizza with an orange, buttery butternut squash puree instead of tomato sauce. It’s topped with pecorino cheese, onions, Gala apples, toasted pecans, and crumbled blue cheese for a wonderful combination of sweet, savory, and tangy. | Foodal
This Healthy Pumpkin Pasta with Spinach and Mushrooms is a yummy meal idea for Meatless Mondays. It’s made with fresh pumpkin, but if you don’t feel like chopping up a pumpkin yourself, about 1-2 cups of pumpkin puree could be substituted. | Happy Kitchen
Curries are so flavorful and easy to make. This Instant Pot Pumpkin Curry is a wonderful curry for fall. It’s made with pumpkin, sweet potato, lentils, and a few other spices and ingredients. Skip the green chili if you’re making this with kids or if you don’t like too much spice. | Little Sunny Kitchen
Make the simple 2-ingredient pizza dough for this Roast Pumpkin Pizza. Alternatively, you could use your favorite pre-made pizza crust to cut down a bit on prep. This fall pizza is made with pumpkin, onions, bell peppers, kalamata olives, mushrooms, and two types of cheese. It has a tomato paste base, however, which still gives it a little of the traditional pizza vibe. | Cook It Real Good
Prepare a small-scale Thanksgiving dinner for your family anytime you want! This Instant Pot Turkey Breast with stuffing and mashed potatoes is everything you need to feel like you’re having a feast without spending the entire day cooking. | Sweet and Savory by Shinee
This tried and true recipe will be a hit with the kids and adults alike. The Crock-Pot French Dip Sandwiches are filling and tasty. Although the recipe lists 14 ingredients, you’ll have most on hand already, such as the spices, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, etc. | Marathons and Motivation
Five ingredients and just 40 minutes will get you this delicious Pressure Cooker Whole Chicken with crispy skin and flavorful meat. Serve alongside some roasted veggies to round out the meal. | Dr. Davinah’s Eats
Instead of Taco Tuesday, make it Taco Casserole Tuesday! This yummy dish is loaded with Mexican flavor and topped with your choice of Doritos, Fritos, or Tortilla Chips to add some crunch. You can even make this recipe days ahead of time (except for the chip topping), so you can have dinner ready in a pinch. | The Cozy Cook
How gorgeous is this Cheesy Leek and Potato Pie? The cheese sauce totally makes the dish, but the flaky pastry top is a winner, too. | A Mummy Too
This vegetarian Garlic Parmesan Spaghetti Squash dish can be either a complete meal for Meatless Monday or a side dish to go along with your favorite meals. | Two Sleevers
Whether you’re watching your carbs or not, this Chicken Zucchini Casserole is a tasty, protein-packed meal with lots of cheesy flavor. Plus, the instructions provide an easy way to avoid having a watery zucchini casserole. | Wholesome Yum
Do you love dump recipes? This one is the easiest ever. Just throw everything into the slow cooker and let it go. Easy peasy. You’re going to love the sweet-savory flavor of this Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken and Veggies. | Damn Delicious
Fall Dessert Recipes
No-churn ice cream recipes are the best. After all, who needs an extra kitchen appliance? Our Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream is flavorful, creamy, and absolutely delicious in the fall when you’re snuggled up with a blanket and a good book. | Frugal Coupon Living
This Salted Caramel Pumpkin Cake is a perfect fall dessert. Moist pumpkin cake is topped with smooth cream cheese frosting and drizzled with salted caramel. You get the delicious flavor of salted caramel and creamy frosting in every single bite. | Will Cook for Smiles
Our Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cake Bites make an incredible breakfast, snack, or dessert. You can’t go wrong with pumpkin, cake, and chocolate chips. Dip them in maple syrup for even more sweetness. | Frugal Coupon Living
When you need a quick, easy, no-fail dessert, try this Pumpkin Dump Cake. It’s made with a boxed cake mix and a few added ingredients to elevate the taste. Pumpkin, pecans, and pumpkin spice give it all the fall flavors you know and love. | All Things Mamma
These Apple Crisp Bars will make your kitchen smell incredible while baking. A layer of sweet oat cake is topped with a layer of sweetened apples and more oats on top to create a crispy layer. | Simply Stacie
It just isn’t autumn without at least one Pumpkin Cake Roll. Of course, you’ll need to make several because they make lovely food gifts for neighbors and friends! This recipe is relatively simple and will be your go-to for a Thanksgiving Day dessert. | An Alli Event
Perhaps you’d like a low-fuss dessert on a crisp, fall evening. These Pumpkin Pie Parfaits are incredibly easy to make, plus they look like you put in tons of effort. It’s as simple as layering crushed cookies with a pumpkin-pudding mixture and whipped cream. | Kenarry
These Caramel Apple Crisp Bites will make you swoon! Graham cracker crust is topped with apple cinnamon filling and then drizzled with caramel before serving. Add a big scoop of vanilla ice cream on the side, if desired. Yum! | Princess Pinky Girl
Homemade Easy Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls with cream cheese icing and vanilla ice cream are never a bad thing for dessert. These are just like the Pioneer Woman Cinnamon Rolls!
It doesn’t get much easier than these Crock Pot Baked Apples. They cook just a couple of hours in the slow cooker on high, and then they’re ready to devour. Don’t forget to scoop a little ice cream on top right before serving! | Easy Family Recipe Ideas
More Fall Comfort Food Recipes
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