This 60 comforting fall dinners list gives you soups, stews, pumpkin, plates of pasta, oven-baked deliciousness and much more to make and keep you cozy all autumn long.
It’s time to bust out the comfort food y’all. It’s full-on fall season, and you know it’s time to get warm and cozy in all this October autumn goodness. Especially using the oven or your slow cooker/Instant Pot.
It’s the cozy season, y’all. Enjoy the good stuff of fall.
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Comforting Soups and Stews
Italian Mushroom Stew Recipe from Utica NY
This Italian mushroom stew is a rustic stew that is traditional to Utica, NY. This recipe is made with pork, Italian sausage, tomato sauce and lots and lots of mushrooms. Served over Italian bread it is delicious comfort food!
Creamy Chicken Tomato Tortellini Soup (Weeknight One Pot Recipe!)
This easy, one-pot, rich and comforting creamy chicken tomato tortellini soup is full of hearty goodness. Cheese tortellini and shredded chicken are coated in a tomato-cream sauce full of herbs and fresh parmesan cheese!
Vietnamese Chicken Tapioca Noodle Soup (Bánh Canh Gà)
I can never pass a homey noodle soup with incredible texture. This is my family's weekend go-to recipe that still gets me excited after nearly 30 years!
Instant Pot Red Chile Posole
Deep red, earthy, sweet, slightly smoky northern New Mexico red chile powder provides the amazing complexity in this Instant Pot Red Chile Posole. It can be on your table in about an hour, but it tastes like it was cooked for hours!
Instant-Pot Minestrone Soup
Minestrone Soup is a perfect family-friendly meal hearty enough for even the biggest appetites. It’s the easiest, and best Instant-Pot Minestrone Soup recipe ever and full of protein-packed beans and loaded with veggies.
Pure Fall Comfort
Apple Glaze Cornish Hen with Toasted Herb Dressing
An easy apple glazed cornish hen served with toasted herb dressing that is quicker to prepare than a turkey for your holiday table!
The Best Traditional Meatless Meatloaf
With all the traditional seasonings of the original, this vegan meatless meatloaf with chickpeas, peppers, and onions is big on flavor topped with a tomato maple glaze. Perfect as the main dish at your next dinner party, or easy enough to pull together for a weeknight meal.
Moroccan Sheet Pan Chicken + Acorn Squash
Paleo Moroccan Sheet Pan Chicken with Spiced Acorn Squash is an easy, flavorful meal guaranteed to be a new favorite! Crispy chicken, spiced acorn squash and cauliflower, olives, and mint are an incredibly delicious combination.
Paleo + Whole30 + gluten free + dairy free
Creamy Parmesan Mushroom Turkey Meatballs
These Creamy Parmesan Mushroom Turkey Meatballs are so tender and tasty! The meatballs are baked, then smothered in the most delicious creamy parmesan mushroom sauce. And they’re low-carb, keto-friendly, and gluten-free!
Roasted Apricot Chicken with Herbs de Provence
This meal is a family favorite! l make it for Sunday dinner almost every week. It tastes amazing, makes the house smell heavenly, is made in one pan and takes only 20 minutes to prep! Grain and dairy-free to boot!
Roasted Sausage with Brussels Sprouts and Butternut Squash
One-pan dinners are all the rage, especially one that combines great tasting pork sausage and veggies, like these Brussels sprouts and butternut squash. Doesn’t this look delicious? All you need is 45 minutes and a few pantry staples.
This cheesy Baked Ravioli recipe is a satisfying Italian inspired dish the whole family will love! It’s made with ground beef, store-bought ravioli and baby spinach for added nutrition. This dish comes together in less than an hour making it perfect for weeknight or weekend cooking.
Creamy Vegan Pumpkin Garlic Pasta
A dairy-free take on pumpkin Alfredo that is luscious, full of flavor and the perfect fall comfort food. The creamy vegan garlic pumpkin sauce comes together quickly in your blender while the pasta cooks. Then, you pour it overtop your favorite noodle and dinner is done! No heavy cream or butter and yet it is totally luxurious and addictive.
Roasted Garlic & Caramelized Onion Kale Pasta with Spicy Parmesan Kale Chips
Roasted garlic & caramelized onions deepen the flavors of this super addicting pasta recipe. The spicy parmesan kale chips are so fun and add a perfect crunch to this comforting pasta recipe.
Vegan Pumpkin Pasta
This intensely rich vegan pumpkin pasta is an essential fall-inspired cozy meal that you can make tonight in just 20 minutes! Fresh sage leaves, pumpkin puree, and a creamy coconut base give this pasta a decadent flavor that’s sure to please any palate. Vegan, gluten-free, and oil-free.
Comforting Side Dishes
Sauteed Green Beans with Thick Cut Bacon and Mushrooms
Fresh sauteed green beans with bacon, onions, and mushrooms – an easy to prepare green bean side dish cooked on the stove top with just 4 simple fresh ingredients and a dash of salt and pepper.
Slow Cooker and Instant Pot Dinners
Instant Pot Pork and Apples
Pork and Apples are a perfect pairing! Combine in your Instant Pot or slow cooker with stone ground mustard and sage for a flavorful and tender main dish, Instant Pot Pork and Apples with Sage and Ground Mustard is healthy and delicious, with minimal effort.
Instant Pot Chicken Vindaloo
Authentic Goan Chicken Vindaloo made in the Pressure Cooker or Instant Pot. Vindaloo is a traditional Goan curry that is made with meat cooked in onions, ginger, garlic, along with lots of aromatic whole spices and the tanginess of vinegar. Enjoy this dairy-free and gluten-free Chicken Vindaloo with rice or naan for a satisfying dinner!
Instant Pot Coq au Vin Blanc
A quick and easy white wine version of Coq au Vin using an Instant Pot (instructions provided for a slow cooker method as well) served over smashed baby red potatoes. A satisfying and extremely tasty dinner perfect for any day of the week!
Crockpot Enchilada Chicken
This delicious Crockpot Enchilada Chicken combines tender chunks of chicken with tangy enchilada sauce. Serve this over rice, on lettuce wraps, or over a sweet potato for a complete meal. This crockpot chicken recipe is sure to be a hit!
Eden Westbrook is the recipe developer, writer, and photographer behind Sweet Tea and Thyme. A classically trained chef, Eden has inspired home cooks into the kitchen with cultural comfort foods, easy family-friendly eats and sweets, and glorious spreads for date night and entertaining since 2015.