This summer has been relentless. Scorching and muggy days, with stuffy nights that just don’t seem be ending anytime soon. I catch myself longing for sunsets at 4:45pm and chilly nights that make me want to dress in layers. To say that I’m excited for Fall is an understatement. I pretty much love everything about it, and the food is no exception. To keep me looking forward to the autumn season, I’ve rounded up some of the best looking Fall recipes I could find. I hope you enjoy.
1. Pumpkin Spice White Hot Chocolate
Nothing says cold weather like a cup of hot chocolate. What better way to welcome Fall with open arms than to drink a Pumpkin Spice White hot chocolate? This is the perfect drink to enjoy on the porch, after a chilly day at school, or in front of the fireplace. Made with real pumpkin and no coffee, everyone in the family can enjoy this seasonal favorite.
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2. Pumpkin Pecan Baked Brie
Baked Brie is probably one of my favorite ways to enjoy cheese. It’s creamy and perfectly suited for almost any bread or cracker. To make this dish Fall-ready, the Brie is topped with pumpkin butter, wrapped in pastry dough and then topped with crunchy pecans. This is seriously the essence of Fall, all neatly tied together in a mouth-watering flaky crust!
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3. Creamy Butternut Squash Alfredo
Pumpkin isn’t the only gourd in town during the Autumn season- there are plenty of other squashes (hope that’s a word!) that are totally delicious. Creamy and nutty butternut squash is one of my favorites and this alfredo looks SO good. It’s a nice change to traditional spaghetti, and yes, that IS bacon on top. Could this meal get any better?
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4. Apple Cider Chicken with Caramelized Apples
Fall conjures up fun images of apple picking (at least it does for me) and that’s what make this dish a perfect autumn recipe. The chicken is made to simmer in a tasty apple cider vinegar sauce, that will sit alongside deliciously caramelized apples. This recipe is Fall perfection.
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5. Cheesy Pesto Chicken and Veggie Stuffed Spaghetti Squash
You don’t even need a bowl to enjoy this fall-friendly dish. Spaghetti squash is roasted, scraped and then repacked with a filling of your choice. This recipe uses chicken, pesto, cheese, bell peppers and carrots and looks simply heavenly. It’s a great way to avoid carbs and you’ll really enjoy the wonderful flavor that only spaghetti squash can bring.
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6. Pumpkin Pie Baked Oatmeal
Breakfast is not exempt from incorporating seasonal food and this Pumpkin Pie Baked Oatmeal is going to become a regular at my house! And combining pumpkin and pecans? Forget about it. This heart healthy breakfast not only tastes good, but it does a body good too.
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7. One Pan Autumn Chicken Dinner
The gang’s all here in this one pan (read: easy clean up) dinner: chicken, brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes apples and BACON. If this doesn’t scream “FALL” I don’t know what will. Roast everything together in the oven and enjoy all the tastes of fall from one pan.
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8. Pumpkin Hand Pies
Canned pumpkin puree and store-bought pie crust make this recipe TOTALLY doable, and delicious. The delicious filling is baked inside the crispy dough, then dipped in maple glaze and topped with nuts. Wouldn’t this be a great recipe to bring to a mom’s morning get together? I can smell it now…
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