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21 Fall Recipes (That Don’t Include Pumpkin)

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It’s that wonderful time of year when the hot summer days start turning into cool, crisp autumn nights.  The trees burst into vibrant colors of red, orange, and brown leaves.

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The scent of pumpkin fills the air, which is a joy for some – others, not so much.  If you’re not a pumpkin fan, we’ve come up with 21 delicious fall recipes that don’t include pumpkin!

And if you do love pumpkin, here are 44 delicious fall pumpkin recipes!

How To Make Perfect Risotto Every Time

A risotto fundamentals recipe to help you master the perfect risotto by understanding the nuance behind each step.

Portuguese Caldo Verde Soup

Portuguese sausage, potatoes, roasted garlic, and kale make for one of the heartiest soups for a cool night in the fall.

Polenta With Poached Egg & Garlicky Mushrooms

A perfectly warming breakfast, brunch, or anytime meal of creamy polenta and savoury, garlicky mushrooms.

Slow Cooker Butternut Squash and Apples

Just dump a few ingredients in the slow cooker, turn it on, and come back a while later to something tasty to eat! And this dish is delicious indeed. The butternut squash and apples mixed with cranberries, cinnamon, and nutmeg make for a fragrant and comforting side dish that will pair well with just about any holiday meal!

Slow Cooker Applesauce

Nothing smells more like autumn comfort than apples simmering in the slow cooker! Easy homemade slow cooker applesauce with none of the work, hassles, or added sugar. Add some cinnamon and spice or keep it plain; the final product is up to you but will always be delicious!

Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallows & Streusel

Mashed sweet potatoes topped with toasted marshmallows and a brown sugar-cinnamon-pecan streusel.

Apple Crisp

An easy Apple Crisp made with tender sliced apples and a brown sugar oat topping.

The only Apple Crisp Recipe you’ll ever need – Tender apples topped with an easy brown sugar oat topping. Serve with vanilla ice cream and watch it disappear. It’s fantastic!

Maple Butter Glazed Squash and Apples

Butternut squash, apples and onions are caramelized with a sweet and slightly tangy maple butter glaze. This dish is easy to assemble yet looks stunning on your holiday dinner table.

Ground Turkey Meatloaf Muffins

An easy and yummy low carb and gluten-free Ground Turkey Meatloaf Muffins recipe that’s perfect for family dinners during Fall.

Skillet Caramel Apple Crisp – Gluten Free and Vegan

Fall and apple crisp go together like… well… fall and apple crisp. This recipe is made in a skillet and is gluten free and vegan. For those with these dietary protocols, it doesn’t… fall… short on flavor one bit! Oh and PS – it has some yummy caramel flavor which takes the flavor over the top!

Whole Wheat Bread Pudding with Fruit and Nuts

This is what you do when you want to whip together a quick dessert that can be made as simply as possible, using up things you already have on hand.

And, most importantly, this is exactly what you want to enjoy when it’s cold outside and there’s snow all around you, covering the roads and the trees, and freezing on your car.

Hasselback Herb Roasted Prok Tenderloin with Pears

This is the best time of year for enjoying comforting dishes with complex flavors and savory herbs. Wouldn’t you agree?

With this recipe, you get a main entree that is truly jaw-dropping from the moment you place it on the table to the last bite. The savory richness of the sauce paired with the garlicky herb roasted pork tenderloin provides just the right balance of flavors.   When you add the tender roasted pears, there is a subtle sweetness to the dish that plays against those savory flavors in the best way.

Easy Scalloped Potatoes In Instant Pot Or Oven

These Easy Scalloped Potatoes (Dauphinoise Potatoes) are the perfect (make ahead) decadent side dish or even main dish. The potatoes are cooked to tender perfection in a creamy, cheesy sauce with a golden crunchy top.

Allspice, Orange And Lemon Crockpot Chicken Thighs

These fresh and vibrant allspice, lemon and orange crockpot chicken thighs make the most beautiful spiced, tasty easy lunch, weeknight dinner and are perfect for entertaining!  Suitable for Low Carb and Gluten Free diets. Post includes Weight Watchers points.

Creamy Instant Pot Tomato Soup + Stovetop Version {Gluten Free, Vegan, Low Carb, Keto, Paleo, Whole 30}

Creamy Instant Pot Tomato Soup is thick, hearty and so comforting. This delicious pressure cooker tomato soup is a healthy dump and start recipe that is made absolutely no oil at all.

Suitable for gluten free, low carb, paleo, keto, vegan, and Whole 30 diets. Post includes Weight Watchers points.

Instant Pot Charro Beans Recipe

These Instant Pot Charro Beans are so crazy good, you’ll be making them all throughout the autumn months! The good news? They can be a side dish or stand as their own!

Keto Pumpkin Cream Cheese Donuts

These Keto Pumpkin Cream Cheese Donuts are a pumpkin season delight. Packed with the flavors of Fall they are sure to be a hit. They are grain-free, gluten-free, sugar-free and keto-friendly. This recipe makes 2 dozen large, low carb, pumpkin spiced cake donuts. And if that’s not all donuts also feature a delicious cinnamon maple icing.  What’s not to love?

Apple Cake with Butterscotch Sauce

This Apple Cake with Butterscotch Sauce cannot be anymore perfect. The combination screams fall, doesn’t it? Apple desserts are always a hit this time of year. Add in a little butterscotch sauce and you have a dessert made in heaven.

Roasted Beet, Delicata Squash and Black Bean Quinoa Salad

Beets and squash and quinoa, oh my! Roasted delicata squash and red beets are perfectly paired with quinoa in this nutritious, colorful, and flavorful salad.

Roasted Beet, Delicata Squash, and Black Bean Quinoa Salad can be served cold or warm. If you opt for a warm dish, saute peppers and onion and serve immediately after quinoa and roasted squash and beets are cooked and slightly cooled.

One-pot Creamy Chicken Casserole

Are you looking for a comforting chicken recipe? This One-pot Creamy Chicken Casserole with bacon and potatoes is delicious, easy and sure to become a true family favourite.

You will CRAVE comfort food the second the temperature drops. This one-pan chicken dinner will satisfy your tastebuds and minimise washing up – what’s not to love?

Fun Fall Caramel Corn Snack Mix Recipe

Looking for a fun fall snack for the cool days ahead? This fall caramel corn snack mix is the perfect recipe!

If you’re in the mood for fall, here is a fun fall snack to make with your family. This Fall Caramel Corn Snack Mix is easy to make and absolutely delicious!

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Emily Adams September 23, 2019 - 7:13 am

Wow, I wish I could make all of these today! I’ve been in a recipe rut, so these will be perfect for me to try out some new dishes. I can’t wait to make the Portuguese soup, thanks!

Kassi September 23, 2019 - 3:17 pm

Love this post! I love pumpkin (especially this time of year), but it’s always good to branch out. The maple glazed squash and apples look incredible!

Stephanie September 26, 2019 - 6:41 am

These look amazing! Definitely putting them on my list to try this fall!

Helena September 26, 2019 - 10:28 pm

This post made me really hungry! 🤤 I am already pondering on which of these recipes to try first. ☺️

Hannah September 29, 2019 - 8:38 am

These sound AMAZING! I love a great fall dish! Looking forward to making some of these 🙂

Jeremy Park October 2, 2019 - 3:38 am

Wow, everything looks so delicious, I will definitely try it. thanks!


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