With chillier months ahead, you need hearty fall recipes that everyone in the family will enjoy for dinner. And with Thanksgiving not too far away, you definitely don't want to be spending hours in the kitchen every night preparing supper in the days leading up to Turkey Day. There's no need to scour your cookbooks any longer, because these fall dinner ideas are exactly what you've been looking for. Many of these recipes are downright delicious and easy to make. Whether you're in the mood for a comforting soup, quick casserole, or classic chicken dinner, this list has it all. It doesn't matter if you're preparing for a dinner party or just need a new weeknight meal for your loved ones; you'll find a fall recipe that's ideal for any occasion. If you're worried about the little ones eating these meals, don't worry. Even the picky eaters in your family will be polishing off their plates. And although these dishes are perfect on their own, we have a few ideas that will take your dinners to the next level. We recommend enjoying these recipes with an autumn-inspired cocktail and finishing everything off with a fall dessert.
Impress your dinner guests with a big bowl of homemade gnocchi and an unforgettable meat sauce. It's a restaurant-quality meal you can whip up in your own kitchen.
Made with a generous amount of white Cheddar cheese, these polenta cakes are irresistible. Everyone will be asking for seconds—and maybe even thirds!
A homemade dipping sauce makes this spin on a burger and fries combo even more delicious. You'll be eating the mixture with just about everything!
You just can't go wrong with this beloved Southern staple. Everyone will be licking their bowl clean.
Use your cast iron skillet to whip up this aromatic recipe. It will have your kitchen smelling delicious.
Get the recipe at The Cookie Rookie.
SHOP CAST IRON SKILLETS
Skip the store-bought pie crust and make your own version. Trust us: It makes all the difference to have the filling encased in buttery, flaky goodness.
Get the recipe at Coley Cooks.
Sweet and savory flavors deliciously unite in this pescatarian recipe. As a bonus, it's all prepared in just one pan.
Get the recipe at Dinner at the Zoo.
Sit back, relax, and let your slow cooker do all the work preparing this flavorful meal. It really doesn't get much easier–or tastier—than this recipe.
Get the recipe at Half Baked Harvest.
SHOP SLOW COOKERS
This vegetarian salad pairs well with any main dish, or is delicious all on its own.
Lemon zest, olive oil, and red pepper flakes flavor this vegan salad.
Fresh apple cider sweetens up this hearty dinner.
This smoked salmon—seasoned with brown sugar, paprika, and lemon zest—is big enough to feed a crowd.
SHOP CEDAR PLANKS
Let your oven do all the work roasting this succulent pulled pork. And don't forget the sweet and spicy sauce—it's mouthwatering.
This healthy yet filling side dish takes just 20 minutes to make.
Take the hassle out of chicken pot pie by whipping up this recipe that uses pre-made biscuits.
This kid-friendly meal gets a grown-up spin with crunchy cornflakes and fresh vegetables.