31 Easy Dinner Recipes for October
How delicious are harvest vegetables? This month, we are loving pumpkin, butternut squash, sweet potatoes and more!
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Fall means harvest time, which means pumpkins, apples and more just waiting to be used in your recipes! With our collection, you'll have 31 new ones to try out. Below, you'll find amazingly-easy dinner ideas that will satisfy all your appetizer, side, and main course needs. If you wait all year long to taste that sweet fall harvest, this is the perfect collection of easy dinner recipes for you!
Soups. cheesy casseroles, hearty sheet pan dinners, pot pies and more can be found below, and we can wait to dig in! If you comfort food, fall is the season for you. We're just here to help by collecting some of our favorite dishes for you try out during the month of October and beyond.
Fabulous Fall Soups
If you ask me, fall is the perfect time of year for soup. Not only are there amazing ingredients to use, but there's just something about a hot bowl of soup that screams, "comfort food." Whether it's butternut squash, pumpkin, or pear you love, any one of the delicious soup recipes below is sure to get you in the fall spirit.
Editor recommendation: Red Pepper Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons - If you're a grilled cheese and tomato soup lover, this is a fun take on that recipe you won't be able to put down!
- Red Pepper Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons
Served at room temperature on a warm day or served warm on a cool late summer evening.
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Fall Favorite Sides & Appetizers
Fall means harvest time and holiday food. And what's better at any holiday table than sides and appetizers? They really bring the meal together. For me, the best sides are cheesy, gooey and ultra comforting. We're talking mac and cheese, pasta, stuffing, and mashed potatoes. All of these recipes (and more, less carb-filled ones) can be found below. Enjoy!
Editor recommendation: Puff Pastry Baked Brie with Pears - This dish brings together literally ALL my favorite things. Bread, cheese, and fruit. If you're looking for an easy-to-make, crowd-pleasing appetizer, this is the one.
If you haven't baked an apple pie yet this fall, here's your chance. Take a look at these 12 Homemade Apple Pie Recipes
Fall-Inspired Dinner Recipes
These hearty mains will fill you up and completely satisfy your cravings for all things fall. From a tasty pork chop sheet pan dinner dressed with apples and onions to butternut squash stuffed pasta shells baked with alfredo sauce and comforting chicken pot pie, these easy fall dinner recipes will remind you why this season is one of the very best for foodies.
Editor recommendation: Super Stuffed Acorn Squash - This is one of my favorite things to make as a Thanksgiving side dish, but it works well for any meal. Perfect for vegetarians, this dish brings savory, hearty flavors to your plate with ease. Depending on the size of the squash, this can be made as a main dish or a side.
- Butternut Squash Alfredo Baked Shells
Jumbo pasta shells are stuffed with a creamy filling of Alfredo and butternut squash, seasoned with a few cloves of garlic.
- Braised Pork with Pears
The braised pork is incredibly easy to prepare and doesn't require very much attention as it cooks in the oven.
- Crisp and Cozy Pork Chop Pan Dinner
Roasted apples, pearl onions, and thyme are the other main components in this dish and combined.
- Brie, Ham, and Pear Panini
These classic flavors combine to become your favorite comforting sandwich in no time.
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