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35 Fall Dinner Ideas

October 3, 2023

It is officially fall here in Minnesota and that means it’s time to bring on the soups, stews, squash and brussel sprouts! I’m a summer baby but I love fall. As a glorified soup aficionado, it really is my season to shine. I’m also just SO ready for some comfort food once the weather cools. So it’s time to turn those ovens on with these fall dinner ideas!

But first, let’s chat about what’s in season during the fall months.

Fall Seasonal Ingredients

The flavors of fall are pretty classic but which ingredients are actually in season during fall? It’s actually quite a lot! Mainly because of harvest season, a lot of summer veggies (tomatoes, peppers etc…) actually still are enjoyed in the fall months but with cooler temps comes a whole slew of other fruits and vegetables. Here are some ideas:

Fall Veggies:

  • Brussel Sprouts
  • Broccoli
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Green beans
  • Kale + Collard greens
  • Mushrooms
  • Onions + Garlic
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Winter squash: including pumpkin, acorn squash, butternut squash and spaghetti squash

Fall Fruits:

  • Apples
  • Cranberries
  • Pears
  • Persimmon
  • Pomegranate

So I thought I would make your fall weeknight dinners a little easier with this list of fall dinner ideas including soups, main dishes, meats, veggies and all the abundance that fall has to offer. So buckle up and enjoy these fall dinner recipes

35 Fall Dinner Ideas

01. Chicken Lentil Soup

Looking for a filling and flavorful chicken lentil soup recipe? This delicious soup is packed full of vegetables, spices and a great protein boost from chicken and lentils.

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02. Roasted Acorn Squash Soup

This healthy, autumn Roasted Acorn Squash Soup is sweet and savory with a lightly roasted flavor to make a delicious, filling and vegan fall recipe for the whole family. It’s the best of fall, in a bowl!

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03. Mushroom Millet Soup

Try out a new grain with this Mushroom Millet Soup. With gluten-free millet and creamy mushrooms, this vegetarian soup makes for a complete meal or a hearty appetizer for your next dinner!

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04. The Best Minestrone Soup

A one-pot meal, ready in 40 minutes with this Healthy Minestrone Recipe! This gluten and dairy-free soup is packed-full of veggies and protein for a filling and delicious weekday lunch or dinner recipe.

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05. Healthy Split Pea Soup

This creamy and hearty Healthy Split Pea Soup is packed full of vegetables and plant-based protein for a delicious meal in one! A healthy vegan soup recipe ready in 40 minutes or less.

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06. Roasted Cauliflower Soup

This creamy roasted cauliflower soup is packed full of delicious flavor and a healthy serving of veggies! Cauliflower is roasted to perfection, blended with garlic and herbs and mixed together with savory sharp cheddar cheese. Perfect for those cold winter nights!

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07. Fall Detox Vegetable Soup

We all need a reboot every now and then so why not kickstart your clean eating this season with this Fall Detox Vegetable Soup? Made with 9 different vegetables, this soup will help you glow inside and out!

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08. Thai Curry Carrot Lentil Soup

Warm up from the inside out with this flavorful Thai Curry Carrot Lentil Soup. A filling soup recipe to enjoy for lunch or dinner with plenty of plant-based protein and a full serving of veggies!

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09. Roasted Heirloom Carrot Ginger Soup

This delicious Heirloom Carrot Ginger Soup recipe made from roasted heirloom carrots and freshly minced ginger makes a flavorful and healthy vegan soup recipe without all the gimmicks! Allow carrots to shine with the kick of ginger for a healthy spin on classic carrot ginger soup.

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10. One Pot Beef Chili

No need to dirty all of your dishes with this no-fuss One-Pot Beef Chili Recipe. For added flavor this recipe also uses 3 different types of beans! A simple, one-pot meal for the whole family to enjoy.

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11. Turkey Sweet Potato Chili

Lightened-up chili using ground turkey and sweet potato! This Turkey Sweet Potato Chili can be made in one-pot and will feed you all fall and winter long for dinner or lunches alike. The flavor is absolute perfection. Your whole family will love it!

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12. Instant Pot White Chicken Chili

Ready in 20 minutes, this Instant Pot White Chicken Chili is easy to make, uses minimal ingredients and will be loved by the whole family. Options for stove-top or slow-cooker versions too depending on what tools you have.

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13. Vegetarian Quinoa Chili

The perfect vegetarian meal all in one pot with the best vegetarian quinoa chili! This recipe tastes just like traditional chili but with quinoa instead of meat, plus a secret ingredient!

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14. Green Chili Recipe

Looking for a delicious and hearty dish to warm you up on a chilly winter night? Look no further than this green chili recipe! Made with tender chunks of pork, spicy green chilies, and a blend of flavorful and delicious spices, this dish is sure to become a new favorite.

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15. Buffalo Chicken Chili

Warm up this season with this buffalo chicken chili recipe. Made with wholesome ingredients like white beans, buffalo sauce and peppers this chili recipe is packed full of flavor and nutrition. Basically Buffalo Chicken Wings in a bowl. Perfect for game day or every day!

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16. Harvest Farro Salad

Get the best of fall with this Harvest Farro Salad with Roasted Butternut Squash and a Pomegranate Molasses Dressing. A seasonal favorite full of nutrition and delicious flavors for a side dish or main!

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17. Maple Roasted Acorn Squash Salad

The ultimate fall salad is this maple roasted acorn squash salad tossed with a deliciously decadent pomegranate vinaigrette. The perfect way to get in your seasonal veggies!

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18. Shredded Brussel Sprout Salad

A simple and easy side dish for Shredded Brussels Sprout Salad. This fresh and seasonal salad recipe is a great addition to your Thanksgiving table or for an easy weeknight dinner recipe. Top with a protein for a full meal in one!

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19. Simple Kale Tahini Salad

This Simple Kale Tahini Salad makes the perfect dinner base or side dish for a quick and healthy weekday meal. Pair it with some protein or eat it on the side for a healthy dose of greens.

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20. Warm Lentil + Sweet Potato Salad

Warm the soul with this Warm Lentil and Sweet Potato Salad with sautéed kale and a delicious balsamic dressing. A perfect midday lunch or soothing dinner recipe for any night of the week.

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21. Pear Fennel + Ricotta Salad

A crisp fall salad on a bed of massaged kale, this Pear Fennel and Ricotta Kale Salad will make dinner prep a breeze for those cooler and darker fall evenings.

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22. Fall Butternut Squash Salad

Celebrate fall with this butternut squash salad! Made with butternut squash, kale, candied pecans + feta in an apple cider vinegar dressing.

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23. Roasted Brussel Sprouts Farro Salad

A healthy recipe for fall, this Roasted Brussels Sprouts Farro Salad makes the perfect weeknight side dish or main or holiday standout dish. Simple ingredients but full of natural flavors the whole family will enjoy.

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24. Butternut Squash and Wild Rice Pliaf

Spruce up your rice pilaf for fall with this Wild Rice Pilaf recipe with butternut squash! A delicious whole-grain salad made with wild rice, squash, almonds, cranberries and a simple balsamic vinaigrette for an easy dinner side dish or meal.

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25. Roasted Cauliflower + Chickpeas with Tahini + Za'atar

With cauliflower, chickpeas and drizzles with a tahini and za’atar sauce, this Roasted Cauliflower & Chickpeas with Tahini and Za’atar makes a healthy side dish recipe inspired by the Mediterranean!

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26. Maple Bacon Brussels Sprouts

Enjoy these Maple Bacon Brussel Sprouts as a holiday side or winter weeknight side dish. Packed full of flavor from fresh orange and smoky bacon, these bacon brussels sprouts can be easily made in the oven or stovetop and will not disappoint.

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27. Butternut Squash Mac + Cheese

This vegan mac and cheese recipe is packed with vegetables and flavor. The delicious cheesy flavor made with butternut squash makes this the ultimate comfort food dish for every night of the week.

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28. Wild Rice Stuffed Portobellos

Wild Rice Stuffed Portobellos that are easy to make, gluten-free and vegan and full of nutrition for a delicious weeknight side dish recipe. Perfect for mushroom and non-mushroom lovers alike!

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29. Quinoa Taco Casserole

Quinoa Taco Casserole recipe for an easy and veggie-packed twist on a Mexican favourite. Dinner just got so much easier!

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30. Maple Roasted Squash with Tahini-Yogurt Dressing

This Maple Roasted Squash with Tahini Yogurt Dressing makes a perfect weeknight dinner or Thanksgiving side dish. The squash caramelizes and is topped with a thick and creamy tahini yogurt dressing topped with pepitas and pomegranate seeds. You’ll be going back for seconds!

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31. Macro Veggie Bowls

My go-to, easy vegetarian meal for Macro Veggie Bowls. Made with sweet potato, quinoa, crunchy chickpeas and greens topped with a tahini dressing, this dinner recipe will quickly become a staple at your healthy dinner table.

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32. Pesto Spaghetti Squash with Spicy Roasted Chickpeas

Swap the pasta for a low-carb alternative in this Pesto Spaghetti Squash with Spicy Roasted Chickpeas recipe! This vegetarian dinner is high in fibre, protein and certainly not lacking on flavor!

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33. Sheet Pan Za'atar Chicken and Veggies

Want a healthy and hearty dinner without all the work? This Tangy Za’atar Chicken with Veggies is made entirely on a sheet-pan for easy clean-up and quick cooking that the whole family can enjoy. Don’t forget the spicy yogurt sauce!

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34. Baked Chili Shakshuka

Ever wondered what to do with that leftover chili? This warm and hearty Baked Chili Shakshuka is the perfect use! Plus it makes a delicious breakfast!

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35. One Pot Chicken and Rice

This one pot chicken and rice is the perfect customizable meal for chaotic weeknights or a quick and easy weekend dinner. Juicy chicken thighs pair perfectly with tender and fluffy rice and crisp and delicious vegetables. Trust me, you and your family will love this recipe!

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