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31 Easy Dinner Recipes for October

How delicious are harvest vegetables? This month, we are loving pumpkin, butternut squash, sweet potatoes and more!

By: Jamie Garcia, Editor,
Updated March 06, 2018
31 Easy Dinner Recipes for October

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

How to Make Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

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!

Fall Favorite Sides & Appetizers

Creamy Pumpkin Mac and Cheese

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. 

  • Pumpkin Dinner Rolls

    Fall is the season for all things pumpkin-flavored! These Pumpkin Dinner Rolls are the perfect side for any meal throughout the autumn months.

  • Puff Pastry Baked Brie with Pears

    The easy appetizer recipe has a rich pear filling made with sherry, brown sugar, and nutmeg. 

Fall-Inspired Dinner Recipes

Crisp and Cozy Pork Chop Pan Dinner

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. 

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I love trying new foods, and these ideas sound fantastic! I've never heard of pumpkin rolls before!


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