As the leaves begin to turn to their bold, brilliant, fantastic colors, and as a little bit of chill fills the air, you may be turning to hearty savory dishes with seasonal flavors... a.k.a fall comfort food!
If you are looking for some of the best and easiest fall recipes, we have got you covered. Read on for perfect chilly weather recipes by Proper Good, recipes we love from other sites and our top healthy pre-made meals that make enjoying fall foods easier than ever!
Proper Good's Favorite Fall Recipes
#1 Broccoli Cheddar Baked Chicken
One of our favorite savory recipes is this Broccoli Cheddar Baked Chicken. This two-ingredient recipe uses Proper Good’s Broccoli Cheddar Soup and chicken to create a cheesy, creamy chicken dish that will be sure to delight everyone’s stomach and taste buds alike. An incredibly easy fall dinner recipe with almost no prep time, simply combine all the ingredients (just two!) and let your oven do all the work!
If you want to go cheese crazy on this recipe you can stuff your chicken breasts with cream cheese before you bake them. Then when you cut through your baked chicken breasts you have cream cheese deliciousness on the inside and broccoli cheddar cheesy deliciousness on the outside... oh this is certainly for the cheese lovers!
Serve this meal with mashed potatoes and veggies to enjoy it alongside other favorite fall foods!
#2 Chicken Pot Pie
Nothing says favorite fall recipe like a freshly baked homemade chicken pot pie straight from the hot oven. Made with a flaky puff pastry that becomes a golden-colored crust, fresh vegetables, and shredded chicken all covered in Proper Good Cream of Chicken Soup, this hearty dish is sure to quickly become a family favorite.
All the flavors in this wonderful recipe combine to make delicious comfort food that the whole family will enjoy! Serve with a side of roasted butternut squash and brussels sprouts for a serving of hearty veggies too!
Oh, and if you prefer other white meat, hello turkey - make a turkey pot pie instead by simply swapping out the shredded chicken for shredded leftover turkey instead. You could even use meat from turkey meatballs if you have some handy.
#3 Flaky Butternut Squash and Parmesan Biscuits
The cooler months beckon us to heartier fare that will warm us up from the inside out. That means lots of baking and cooking up recipes like casseroles, soups, and stews. If you plan on getting your slow cooker on, pair up your favorite fall recipes with a batch of homemade Flaky Butternut Squash and Flaky Parmesan Biscuits. These savory biscuits are made with Proper Good Butternut Squash Soup and parmesan cheese - they are perfect to enjoy on their own or dunked in soup or stew.
This is one of the fall recipes that we LOVE because it is so different to what we generally see on fall foods lists... it is a twist on a biscuit that can be enjoyed by itself, with toppings or as a side, making it a favorite comfort food!
Plus, because the butternut squash comes from the butternut squash in Proper Good Soup you do not have to spend the time and energy cutting up a pesky butternut squash!!! We all know how hard they are to peel and chop, so luckily with this recipe you can get the flavors you love from this seasonal veggie without all the hassle :-)
#4 Red Pepper and Meatball Baked Ziti
Craving an extra cozy recipe on a chilly and crisp evening? Bake up a batch of Red Pepper and Meatball Baked Ziti. All you need is some cheese, pasta, Proper Good’s Red Pepper and Meatball Soup (that makes the perfect meat sauce) and extra tomato sauce too.
Enjoy with a huge hunk of crusty baguette bread to soak up that savory sauce. This is a wonderful bake for the whole family to dig into or if you're dining alone this dinner for multiple nights in a row is rather wonderful - fluffy socks and comfort food for the win!
#5 Adobo Braised Beef (Slow Cooker Required)
Our recipe for Adobo Braised Beef is a staple fall dinner. Just grab your slow cooker and fire it up for a fall food that is sure to delight. Serve over a bed of classic homemade creamy mashed potatoes or Proper Good Basmati Rice this is sure to be one of those easy recipes that you have again and again. If you do not have a slow cooker, try an instant pot. Yeah, it's so easy to cook this, you could pretty much say this meal is a one-pot wonder.
#6 Mac and Cheese
Mac and cheese is classic cozy comfort food. Made with pasta and tons of cheese, most people cannot get enough of it no matter if it is a cold autumn day or the middle of summer. If you love vegetables like roasted butternut squash, sweet potatoes, or winter squash they go wonderfully well with this dish, especially when roasted in the oven with a simple olive oil, salt, and pepper seasoning. Need some ideas? Check out this Plant-Based Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese for some food with a flare. Or if you fancy a chili based recipe try this one using Proper Good's Southwest Chili for Mac 'n' Cheese.
#7 Pumpkin Hummus
Hummus is a perfect snack for any time of the year, but put a fall twist on it with a handcrafted batch of homemade pumpkin hummus. This recipe for Easy Pumpkin Spice Hummus only requires a few simple ingredients like chickpeas, pumpkin puree, and tahini. Pair it with your favorite vegetables and you have a delicious appetizer or snack.
#9 Shepherd's Pie
Fall may be all about baking, but take a break from the apple pies and pumpkin pies to bake up a shepherd’s pie. This recipe for Shepherd’s Pie is completely plant-based, so if you are Vegan or Vegetarian you can still enjoy the flavors of fall in this recipe.
Or if you cannot imagine a fall meal without the star of the fall season.. pumpkin... then try this Pumpkin Shepard's Pie - it's a twist on a classic recipe that seriously delivers! Pumpkin in Shepard's Pie - who would have thought!
Ready Made Fall Foods
Ready made foods often come with a host of unwanted ingredients, and that leaves us reaching for the instant pot - but you want to know the truth... the instant pot is not really that instant! You still have to do all the prepping and cleaning, even though the instant pot does, to be fair, take care of the cooking... BUT what if there was an even easier way to enjoy fall recipes... put your instant pot aside, grab a glass of apple cider and say hello to Proper Good Meals.
Proper Good has lots of meals that are perfect fall recipes for the cold weather including... Butternut Squash Soup, Spiced Pumpkin Soup, Apple Cinnamon & Walnut Oatmeal, Caramel, Pecan & Date Oatmeal, Southwest Chili, Chana Masala Curry and many more!
So, for those extra busy mornings when you feel rushed or those crazy weeknights that are jammed packed with activities and extra work, Proper Good has you covered with delicious, wholesome ready meals that will give you that cozy fall feeling in just 90-seconds or less. All you have to do is heat and eat. Yep, that is it. You’re welcome :-)
Proper Good Hot Oatmeal
These oatmeals are truly ready-to-eat oatmeals, making them a favorite fall breakfast, or really they're fantastic for any time of day. There is not even any liquid you have to add. All you have to do is heat and enjoy each and every bite of bliss.
Oatmeal recipes that use steel cut oats take a particularly long time to prepare, but with our Proper Good oatmeals you get to enjoy all the benefits of steel cut oats without having to prepare them yourself!
Traditionally a breakfast recipe, oatmeal is now enjoyed at all times of day! Dive into this delicious list to see what piques your fancy...
#1 Pumpkin Pie Spice Oatmeal
Pumpkin pie spice is pretty much the unofficial flavor of the season, so channel it in a super simple recipe for Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal, that's gluten free, dairy free and low sodium! Although this recipe already includes pumpkin pie spice, feel free to add a pinch more to really enhance the taste of fall as it merrily mingles and mixes with other delicious ingredients like steel cut oats, pumpkin seeds, and sweet pure maple syrup. This recipe embodies the fall season in a bowl.
#2 Apple, Cinnamon & Walnut Oatmeal
There are some recipes that are wonderfully nostalgic and this Apple, Cinnamon and Walnut oatmeal hits that mark, plus it's absolutely delicious, filling and packed with goodness from sweet apple pieces, crunchy walnuts and steel cut oats! A fabulous breakfast or even a dinner option for those busy weeknights! Steel cut oats usually take a long time to cook but with this pre-made oatmeal all you have to do is heat for 90-seconds, grab your spoon and dive in!
#3 Caramel, Pecan, and Date Oatmeal
Pecan pie is another fall favorite baked good, but baking a pie takes a lot of effort, time, and work, so instead, opt for a bowl of Caramel, Pecan, and Date Oatmeal - it tastes like pecan pie and packed with goodness too! What a win :-)
Decadent dates and crunchy pecans are blended together with brown sugar, cinnamon, and orange peel for a dish that smells almost as good as it tastes.
#4 Banana Bread Oatmeal
Although you may be baking up a batch of homemade banana bread this fall (save us a slice please), but when you don't feel like baking in the kitchen you can still enjoy the savory and sweet flavors of bananas in this batch of Banana Bread Oatmeal!
Bananas and crunchy walnuts are covered in an oat-based creamer that is then sprinkled with an irresistible blend of brown sugar, cinnamon, and spices for a delectably delicious and nutritious fall breakfast. All your favorite banana bread flavors in a very easy recipe.
#5 Blueberry, Coconut & Maple Oatmeal
If fresh blueberries are more your style, try whipping up a bowl of Blueberry, Coconut & Maple Oatmeal. Made with butterfly pea powder, juicy blueberries, maple syrup, and toasted coconut flakes, this oatmeal has everything you need to start your day off right.
One of the easiest recipes ever made for this al-dente style oatmeal, seriously, it is so easy, just heat, enjoy, and wonder how something can be so crazily tasty and yet only takes you a minute to prepare!
#6 Perfectly Plain Oatmeal
If you prefer to create your own culinary masterpiece, choose a bowl of Perfectly Plain Oatmeal and make it your very own fall creation. Add a splash of plant-based milk, dried cranberries, and your other favorite cozy fall flavors for a unique dish that is perfect for your palette during the cooler fall months.
If you're in the mood for a savory oatmeal, perhaps for dinner, this is the perfect base to work from! In fact, we have a whole blog just about savory oatmeal ideas and recipes!
Proper Good Soup
Fall is all about warming foods like soups and stews, but who has the time to make a healthy homemade batch of soup? We do not and we know you probably don't either, which is why we prefer a fall dinner or fall meal that is all ready for the dinner table and does not require any homemade cooking on our part. It sounds too good to be true, right? Well, it is not. Cue our Proper Good Soups.
#1 Chicken Noodle Soup
Chicken Noodle Soup is perfect for any time of the year, but especially in fall and winter. Made with carrots, egg noodles, onions, organic chicken bone broth, and white chicken breast meat, this meal pairs perfectly with a hunk of homemade bread or a sleeve of crackers.
While Chicken Noodle Soup is traditionally something that takes a long time to cook you can enjoy this one in just 90-seconds! It will taste like you have spent hours in the kitchen... but you will have saved time and been able to do other fun things... but still get to enjoy a delicious, layered soup that's one of the best pre-made chicken noodle soup recipes out there! Enjoy for lunch, dinner, or any time of day!
#2 Cream of Chicken Soup
Creamy and rich, Cream of Chicken Soup is ideal for a fall night curled up in a cozy blanket right next to the fireplace. Made with fresh cream in a collagen-rich bone broth base, this soup is packed with protein and delicate notes of chive and garlic.
This is one of our all time favorite recipes as we just cannot believe how good it is... seriously, if you need to feel hugged by food, reach for this Cream of Chicken Soup and you will feel happy, full and ready for anything.
#3 Red Pepper and Meatball Soup
Craving something hearty? Try a bowl (or two) of Red Pepper and Meatball Soup. Textured and thick for the coldest of days, this soup is packed with beef and pork meatballs in a delicious creamy sweet red bell pepper and grass-fed beef bone broth base.
#4 Spiced Pumpkin Soup
As if you needed yet another reason to enjoy more pumpkin during the fall season!! But, our recommendation is to whip up a bowl of Spiced Pumpkin Soup. Made with wholesome ingredients, this plant-based soup is thick and velvety. (Swoon!) Enjoy sweet notes from pumpkin that complement the delicious savory flavors of cinnamon, ginger, and turmeric. For an added touch of festive fall flare, serve in a hollowed-out pumpkin, just for fun!
#5 Tomato and Basil Soup
A classic bowl of Tomato and Basil Soup goes great for your very own “you pick two” lunch. Pair with a handcrafted grilled cheese sandwich or side salad, this fall recipe is packed with flavorful tomatoes and savory, yet subtle, notes of garlic and onion all in a creamy coconut milk base. Go ahead, you can say it, yum!
#6 Broccoli Cheddar Soup
If you're a cheese lover then look no further than our decadent Broccoli Cheddar Soup, brimming with fresh broccoli, a nutritious bone broth base and delicious cheese this is one filling and tasty soup. Following soup recipes can take some serious time, but with this soup you get all the flavors as if you've been cooking for hours but with none of the hassle or the mess! This makes for a very easy way to have Broccoli Cheddar Soup for lunch or dinner!
#7 Butternut Squash Soup
Last, but certainly not least, is our Butternut Squash Soup, similar to our Spiced Pumpkin Soup it is has a thick velvety texture. With layers of butternut squash deliciousness this is another one of those fall recipes that will seriously hit the mark on healthy, cozy and tasty! We enjoy it with thick buttery bread or topped with pomegranate jewels.
Proper Good Chili and Curry
Feeling chilly? Warm up with a hearty chili or curry. Just like our Proper Good soups, the best part is... you do not have to do the cooking. Curry night in 90-seconds! So much fun, right?
#1 Basmati Rice
All good curries need a good base! We opt for our perfectly fluffy Basmati Rice. Fully cooked and ready for you to enjoy. This is the perfect mix and match with other fall recipes like curries, chilis and even soups. We love stirring it in to our Cream of Chicken Soup mentioned above :-) They even pair perfectly with other fall foods like saucy chicken dishes (chicken breast meat and chicken thighs work well) or pork chops covered in caramelized onions. But, if you want to keep your fall recipes simple, keep reading…
#2 Chana Masala Curry
This traditional Chana Masala is a wonderful curry packed with chickpeas, North Indian spices, and tomatoes to create a delightful and filling fall meal. With complex flavors from cinnamon, cumin, garlic, ginger and mango, this masala is seriously next level.
#3 Golden Lentil Dahl
Cozy up with your favorite fluffy slippers and a pair of sweatpants then grab this dish of Golden Lentil Dahl. This fantastic curry contains coconut milk, golden lentils, and potatoes that are covered in fresh flavors like cumin, garlic, lemon juice, mustard, and turmeric. And, if you like to add simple toppings we suggest desiccated coconut, raw red onion and a splash of cream.
Fall dinner would not be complete without a batch of homemade chili, but save your slow cooker for another time and instead, go south of the border with a bowl of Southwest Chili. Packed with corn, meatless crumbles, poblanos, and three types of beans (black beans, pinto beans and red kidney beans), this chili has layers of smokey-sweet flavor. Made with spices from ancho chili, poblano, and smoked paprika, this batch of chili is low to medium spice level so almost anyone and everyone can enjoy this delicious fall goodness.
Best Fall Recipes
Enjoy the fall flavors of the autumn season with these fabulous, festive and fun fall foods and fall recipes. Whether you want the best fall recipes or a fall dinner for the whole family, grab a hot mug of apple cider, mulled cider, or a glass of red wine, then go ahead and enjoy all the ultimate comfort food with one of these autumnal recipes that literally scream fall.
From soups, oatmeals, curries and chillis, plus mixing in hearty vegetables like brussels sprouts, roasted squash, or sweet potato, these recipes are great for busy weeknights when you're craving a plate of comfort without spending tons of time in the kitchen. Happy fall ya'll!