31 Easy Dinner Recipes for October


31 Easy Dinner Recipes for October

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

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!

Red Pepper Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons

Served at room temperature on a warm day or served warm on a cool late summer evening.

Pumpkin and Pear Soup

The easy soup recipe comes together incredibly quick, but tastes like it took hours of simmering on the stove. 

White Bean Stew

Made with ground beef, Great Northern beans, tomato, onion, red pepper flakes, spinach, and Italian spices, this is one hearty stew you won't want to miss.

Copycat Panera Autumn Squash Soup

If you've ever tried the Autumn Squash Soup at Panera Bread, you know how delicious and flavorful it is.

Slow Cooker Reuben Soup

If you are a fan of reuben sandwiches, then you are going to adore this soup recipe. It's everything that you love about the sandwich, but it's in soup form!

Creamy Cabbage Soup

What sets this Creamy Cabbage Soup apart is that it's an easy soup recipe that's creamy thanks to the addition of milk and cream.

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. 

Roasted Brussel Sprouts Recipe

After you try this Roasted Brussel Sprouts Recipe, you'll never think of these tasty green morsels the same way again.

Marvelous Maple Bacon Mac and Cheese

When your dinners become dull, give this Marvelous Maple Bacon Mac and Cheese a try.

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. 

Yummy Cheesy Taco Stuffed Mushrooms

Easy to make cheesy taco stuffed mushrooms, a perfect appetizer. Plus they freeze well and can be made ahead of time!

Sweet Potato Mac 'n' Cheese

Mac 'n' cheese doesn't really need an upgrade, but that's not going to stop us from trying. And we have to say, after tasting this sweet potato mac 'n' cheese recipe, we are very glad that we did.

Chipotle Sweet Potato & Black Bean Quesadillas

Pre-slow cooked sweet potatoes are mixed with chipotle peppers, black beans and cheese in quesadillas.

Broccoli and Cauliflower Cheesy Bites

Once you've tried them, you may find yourself craving these tasty tasty little balls.

Sweet and Sour Cabbage with Bacon

The combination of tangy cider vinegar, salty soy sauce, sweet onions, and smokey bacon makes this German side dish absolutely addictive.

Sausage Cornbread Stuffing

Sausage cornbread stuffing is rich, flavorful, and the perfect combination of hearty and fluffy.

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. 

Perfect Chicken Schnitzel

Chicken schnitzel is one of those foods that everyone is always happy to see on the dinner menu.

Slow Cooker Golden Mushroom Pork and Apples

This traditional pork chop recipe has all the tasty trimmings you'd expect, and even some you might not!

Guinness Chili

Guinness chili is filled with hearty ingredients and bold flavors and is perfect for a casual dinner or a large party!

Chicken Thighs With Honeyed Apples

Simple chicken recipes are perfect for any day of the week. Enjoy this salty and sweet masterpiece.

Salisbury Steak with Mushroom Gravy

If you fell in love with the Salisbury steak frozen dinner when you were younger, you'll definitely love this homemade version better.

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.

Super Stuffed Acorn Squash

It's time to start branching out to exciting and flavorful side dishes. There's no reason a side can't be as good as the main course!

Chili-Lime Chicken & Sweet Potato Skillet

This is one seriously protein-rich dinner. Between the black beans and chicken breast, there is no way you’ll be hungry after this!

Fall Vegetable Casserole

Warm, hearty and nutritious, this great casserole recipe is a wonderful way to use your autumn garden and capture the flavors of the season.

Comfort Classic Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken pot pie recipes are an autumn classic because they're comforting, filling and absolutely delicious!

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


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