Looking for a little recipe inspiration this fall season? We have the ultimate list with more than 125+ incredible recipes that everyone should try. Happy cooking and baking!
Fall is easily my favorite season. Of course I love the beautiful weather, the falling leaves, the pumpkin patches and apple orchards, the excuse to finally break out my long-missed boots and scarves; but most of all: I’m in it for the fall recipes. Seriously. I LOVE to cook (and especially bake), and fall recipes are so darned good. Chock full of ingredients like sweet potatoes, pumpkin, apples, and all of that cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, allspice, pumpkin pie spice, star anise; I could go on and on. I wish my house could smell like the sweet spices of apple pie, cider, maple syrup, and pumpkin bread all year long.
Ultimate Fall Recipes List
So today, because I am basically a woman obsessed, I’m sharing the ultimate list of fall recipes everyone should try. We’re talking more than 125+ mouth-watering fall breads, donuts, muffins, dinners, soups, salads, sides, appetizers, pies, bars, cookies, and cakes.
I’ve been pulling together and making these fall recipes for years, including some of my mom’s very popular fall recipes, and the most pinned fall recipes of all time, with some of my favorites here on my Fall Recipes Pinterest Board, and I’m finally sharing them all here in one place. I also have tons of fall recipes on my site – because, duh – so I’m sharing them all here so everyone can easily access them. And, most importantly, I want to know what recipes I should add to this list! Post in the comments your absolute favorite fall recipes so that I can make them and share away!
I divided this list of fall recipes into a few main categories, both sweet and savory:
1 – Fall Breads, Donuts, and Muffins
2 – Fall Dinners, Soups, and Salads
3 – Fall Sides and Appetizers
4 – Fall Pies and Bars
5 – Fall Desserts, Cookies, and Cakes
6 – Fall Breakfast and Brunch
Although I love making these fall recipes all season-long, a lot of these recipes are perfect Thanksgiving recipes. I think the turkey recipes in the “Dinners” category, along with all of the sides and appetizers, pies and bars, and desserts, cookies, and cakes, would work perfectly for Thanksgiving. We often cook and bake from this list for Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving, whether we’re hosting or bringing a few dishes along.
Fall Breads, Donuts, and Muffins
Healthy Paleo Pumpkin Bread via Superkid Eats (pictured above)
Apple Pull Apart Bread (This one is dairy free, egg free, nut free and vegan!)
Parker House Rolls – The Best!
Paleo Pumpkin Coffee Cake – Trying this soon. I’ll report back!
Pumpkin Pull Apart Bread – This looks heavenly.
Toasted Marshmallow-Stuffed Pumpkin Muffins with Streusel Topping – Soooooo yummy.
Fall Dinners, Soups, and Salads
Loaded Cauliflower Soup (pictured above) – A healthier spin on a classic.
Copycat sweetgreen Harvest Bowl Salad – I am OBSESSED with this salad and make it often.
3-Ingredient Trader Joe’s Thai Coconut Curry Chicken (Can be made in a slow cooker or Instant Pot!)
Chicken, Mushroom and Pumpkin Stew – I definitely want to make this one.
Fall Side Dishes and Appetizers
Brussels Sprouts with Candied Bacon and Walnuts (pictured above) – This one is a total crowd-pleaser.
Candied Cinnamon-Roasted Almonds – We make these every year and the recipe works beautifully with pecans, peanuts, and walnuts as well.
Classic Baked Macaroni and Cheese – This is my go-to creamy, homemade baked macaroni and cheese recipe. It is decadent and heavenly and not to be missed.
Silver Palate’s Mashed Potatoes – This recipe uses cream cheese to give the potatoes that extra richness, though sour cream or mayonnaise also work really well here.
Zucchini and Yellow Squash Gratin – Add gruyere to the recipe; so good!
Bourbon Maple-Glazed Carrots – This is one of Pinterest’s most pinned holiday season recipes!
Fall Pies and Bars
Salted Maple Caramel Apple Pie (pictured above) – This apple pie recipe is already a winner, top it with the homemade warm maple caramel and you’ll be blown away.
The Most Amazing Apple Crisp Shortbread Bars – I make these every single year. They’re that incredibly good.
Pumpkin Pie Bars – Thinking of making these for Thanksgiving this year. Bars are great for holiday get-togethers because they transport well!
The Best Ever S’mores Bars – Seriously; so fantastic.
Fall Desserts, Cookies, and Cakes
Pistachio Cranberry Shortbread Cookies (pictured above)
Pumpkin Cake with Fluffy Chocolate Frosting – Making this one again this year! SO good and such a crowd-pleaser.
Apple Crisp Cookie Cups – These are on my must-make list!
Caramel Apple Sheet Cake – Really want to try this!
Pumpkin Whoopie Pies – These are on my list too. (I better get baking!)
Salted Vanilla Caramel Corn – This stuff is sooooooo delicious.
Pumpkin Skillet Cobbler – I’ve been wanting to try this.
Sweet Pumpkin Dip – So simple. So good. And we make it as an easy dessert/appetizer every year.
Pumpkin Dream Cake – This looks so fluffy and moist.
Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake Yogurt Cupcakes – I like that these are a lightened up dessert.
Fall Breakfast and Brunch
Slow Cooker Apple Cinnamon Steel Cut Oats (pictured above) – This is a big hit in our house! I also love making steel cut oats in the slow cooker for a crowd.
Classic Nutty Granola – One of our favorite recipes for perfect granola every time.
Fall Drinks and Cocktails
Pumpkin Ginger Bourbon Cocktails (The homemade pumpkin ginger simple syrup is what deliciously upgrades this from a more classic Kentucky Mule, and it is SO good.)
Find More Fall Recipes on Pinterest HERE.
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And if you’re looking for a few spooky fun Halloween recipes, we’ve got plenty! We can’t stop making these spooky ghost brownies, homemade twix bars, oreo macarons, s’mores cookie bars, and Halloween “puppy chow” muddy buddies. And this pumpkin cake with fluffy chocolate frosting. 👻🎃🖤