36+ Easy Fall Dinner Recipes

36 easy fall dinner recipes


Fall is right around the corner, and we’re already thinking about cozying up with a bowl of stew and a pumpkin spice latte. These 36+ easy fall dinner recipes are perfect for getting you through early fall to late fall and everything in between.

25 Easy Fall Dinner Recipes
Harissa-Maple Carrots with Whipped Ricotta

As much as I love the brightness of summer vegetables, fall is my absolute favorite season for eating. The food is so comforting and warming and I just love the flavors of fall!

This collection of fall recipes includes everything from summer-to-fall transitional salads, soups and stews, chili recipes, and a few pure comfort meals. The list highlights some of my favorite fall ingredients, including:

  • Carrots
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Fennel
  • Butternut squash
  • Oranges and citrus flavors
  • Acorn squash

This recipe roundup includes some of my favorite fall flavor combinations, including:

  • Harissa + Maple
  • Orange + Maple
  • Orange + Thyme

These recipes for fall are all really versatile, so you’ll be able to change them up depending on what your fall produce is looking like in your location!

Whether you consider yourself a soup person or roasted root veggie lover, there’s an easy fall dinner recipe for you in this list!

What’s your favorite autumn flavor combination? Do you go for sweet and savory? Or do you prefer warm and aromatic spices, like cinnamon and nutmeg? I always find myself reaching for the maple syrup in autumn, so I think I’m more of a sweet and savory person!

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And now, without further ado, here are my favorite fall recipes:

Easy Beef Stew with Garlic
This easy beef stew with garlic is for the garlic lovers out there. Amped up with two heads of garlic, this beef stew is comforting and aromatic.
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Easy Braised Short Rib Udon
It may still be summer, but we're dreaming of colder days with this easy braised short rib udon. Succulent short ribs are paired with mushrooms and a simple broth.
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Balsamic Farro Salad with Figs
This balsamic farro salad with figs is sweet, savory, and filling thanks to roasted figs, cherry tomatoes, and an easy balsamic vinaigrette.
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Brothy Beans and Greens
If you know me, you know I love brothy beans and this brothy beans and greens recipe is one of my new favorites. Easy to whip up and so delicious, it'll be your new favorite healthy lunch or dinner recipe.
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Harissa-Maple Carrots with Whipped Ricotta
These harissa-maple carrots with whipped ricotta will steal the spotlight at dinner. This side dish is all parts sweet, savory, and creamy.
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Perfectly Seared Duck Breast with Cipollini Onions
I am always on the hunt for perfectly seared duck breast and this seared duck with cipollini onions uses a technique that will yield perfect duck every time.
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30-Minute Orange-Thyme Beef Soup
I would have never thought of adding orange peel and fresh orange juice to beef soup, but the bright citrus proved to be a formidable ingredient in this 30-minute orange-thyme beef soup.
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Roasted Root Vegetable Breakfast Hash
Any root vegetable will work in this easy, versatile roasted root vegetable breakfast hash.
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Beef Noodle Soup with Sesame Chili Oil
Cold weather calls for comfort food and this spicy beef noodle soup with sesame chili oil does the job nicely!
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Fig and Prosciutto Salad with Mozzarella
This fig and prosciutto salad with mozzarella is the perfect early Autumn salad. It's loaded with fresh figs, warm pecans, and hints of fresh basil that help tie the last of summer and beginning of fall together. 
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Spicy Beef Stew with Carrots and Tomatoes
This spicy beef stew with carrots and tomatoes is the perfect comfort meal for chilly days.
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Easy Bean and Bacon Soup
This easy bean and bacon soup is so delicious and flavorful!
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Creamy Kale and Mushroom Soup
This creamy kale and mushroom soup is a perfect easy vegetarian dinner recipe. It's so easy to throw together and tastes amazing!
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Sheet Pan Citrus Chicken
Who doesn't love a good sheet pan chicken recipe? This sheet pan citrus chicken is so easy to prepare and so flavorful and the variety of citrus fruits makes it a beautiful weeknight meal.
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Simple Stewed Chickpeas with Fennel
This recipe for simple stewed chickpeas with fennel is topped with fresh mozzarella and loaded with peppers and pearl couscous for a hearty, filling dinner. You're going to love these aromatic, stewy chickpeas!
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Easy Tortellini Soup with Sausage and Fennel
This easy tortellini soup is the perfect companion for the cold weather. Rich, aromatic, with just the right amount of heat, this soup is going to be a new favorite.
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Easy Creamy Chicken Gnocchi Soup
This easy creamy chicken gnocchi soup is easy to make and is a delicious bowl of comfort on cool nights.
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Creamy Turkey and White Bean Chili
The days are getting cooler which means it’s time to embrace chili season! This creamy turkey and white bean chili is easy to put together for cold nights.
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Easy Chorizo and Butternut Squash Soup
Warming chorizo and butternut squash soup is perfect for a cool fall night.
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Homemade Pappardelle Pasta with Meat Ragu
This homemade pappardelle pasta with meat ragu is an excellent Sunday supper project!
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Thai Red Curry Chickpeas with Coconut Cream
I'm continuing my meat-free streak this week with a delicious Thai red curry chickpeas with coconut cream. It is so comforting and easy to prepare.
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Butternut Squash Chicken Curry
This butternut squash chicken curry is so flavorful and easy to prepare and is a great way to use up leftover puréed butternut squash soup!
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Creamy Smoked Trout Chowder
Creamy smoked trout chowder is perfect for a cold fall night. Smoked trout has so much flavor that this chowder doesn't require much else.
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Vegan Coconut Curry Soba with Mushrooms
This vegan coconut curry soba with mushrooms is a blast of flavor. Crispy maitake mushrooms take this coconut curry soba to another level!
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Roast Chicken and Fennel with Mashed Potatoes
This roast chicken and fennel with mashed potatoes is the new dinner superhero, perfect for those nights where you don't REALLY want to cook but you don't want to get takeout either.
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Homemade Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Creamy Sage Sauce
Homemade gnocchi is not as daunting to make as it may seem, and this homemade sweet potato gnocchi with creamy sage sauce is a delicious dinner recipe!
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Spicy Ham and Green Bean Soup
Ham and green bean soup is a Southern classic, but I grew up eating the Pennsylvania Dutch version. As much as I love the flavors of the classic dish, I felt like it could use some oomph. I amped up the flavors in this spicy ham and green bean soup with loads of garlic and chorizo for some added spice.
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Sweet and Spicy Stewed Chickpeas
This sweet and spicy stewed chickpeas recipe is perfect for brunch, lunch, or dinner. It's filling, flavorful, and easy to prepare no matter what time of day you want to eat it.
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Harissa Spiced Vegetable Soup
This harissa spiced vegetable soup is an amazing dinner – a harissa vegetable soup filled to the brim with fresh and frozen vegetables and loads of spices.
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Shredded Beef with Cheesy Grits
This recipe for shredded beef with cheesy grits is comfort food at its finest. How could you not love a comforting bowl of beef with grits on a cold night?
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Chicken Udon Soup with Squash and Cabbage
Homemade chicken stock comes together with thinly sliced acorn squash, napa cabbage, and slurp-worthy udon noodles for an easy and flavorful dinner.
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Crispy Chicken with Stewed Sweet Peppers
Easy to prepare, this crispy chicken with stewed sweet peppers is one of those perfect weeknight recipes.
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Mushroom Soup with Pancetta and Fennel
This mushroom soup with pancetta and fennel is everything we love in a fall soup recipe: aromatic, warming, and just a bit decadent.
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Easy Mushroom Ragù with Tomatoes and Pasta
This recipe is for the mushroom lovers out there and I have to say, I feel like I struck gold with this very easy mushroom ragù with tomatoes and pasta.
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Salmon with Orange-Maple Sweet Potates
This salmon with orange-maple mashed sweet potatoes is SO easy to make. We prepare a quick citrus salt to sprinkle on top to give the dish an even brighter finish.
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Easy Crab Cakes with Fennel Cream
These easy crab cakes with fennel cream follow a typical Maryland crab cake recipe but with the addition of a delicious fennel cream sauce.
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Mushroom ‘Scallops’ with Beet Puree
King oyster mushrooms work so well as a scallop substitute! This mushroom 'scallops' with beet puree is going to be your new favorite vegetarian recipe.
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Chipotle Chicken Chorizo Chili
This Chipotle Chicken Chorizo chili is an update to a previous chili recipe, and I have to say, the smokiness of the chipotle sauce really adds an amazing flavor. The homemade chicken stock will add depth to the flavor as well!
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Chicken with Creamy Beans and Greens
This chicken with creamy beans and greens is a perfect dinner for a chilly night. We finish the creamy beans and greens with a splash of lemon juice.
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Harissa Chickpeas with Sweet Potatoes
This recipe for harissa chickpeas with sweet potatoes is a perfect pantry meal for quarantine cooking. I prepared the chickpeas with maple sweet potatoes for a sweet, spicy, smoky dinner that is perfect for any day of the week.
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Roast Pork Salad with Caramelized Onions and Charred Fennel
This roast pork salad with caramelized onions and charred fennel is a great summer-to-fall transition meal with warm flavors but light enough for a hot day.
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Warming Turmeric Chicken and Mushroom Soup
We're positive that this warming turmeric chicken and mushroom soup might actually have healing powers.
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Pork and Green Beans in Fennel-Tomato Broth
This recipe for pork and green beans is so easy to prepare! We served our pork and green beans in a fennel-tomato broth for a delicious, aromatic dinner.
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