These Dinner Recipes Bring Out the Best of Fall Vegetables

Fall Recipes

While you can't go wrong with butternut or acorn squash in a fall dinner recipe, using kabocha squash as boats for a delicious mixture of wild rice, honey, and spices adds some much-needed excitement to your weeknight meals. The fall vegetable tastes like a combo of sweet potatoes and pumpkin, so you get the best of both worlds in every bite.

Roasted Kabocha With Wild Rice & Chili-Spiced Pepitas / Caitlin Bensel

This fall dinner recipe not only looks 100-percent 'grammable, but it also has warm flavors and indulgent textures that make it a richly satisfying meal. Plus, it packs a bit of heat thanks to the minced jalapeño.

Coconut Creamed Greens & Acorn Squash Casserole

This ain't your grandma's cabbage. The fall vegetable is baked with a heartwarming, spicy sauce, featuring paprika, red pepper flakes, cinnamon, and allspice, so your insides will feel toasty as can be. Serve the fall dinner recipe with a generous dollop of velvety sour cream.

Warm Spiced Cabbage Bake/ Caitlin Bensel

Thanksgiving isn't the only day you can enjoy all that cranberries have to offer. This fall dinner recipe makes them the star of the show in the form of a luxurious chutney. Dollop the bright mixture on top of roasted turnip slices, and you've got an eye-catching side.

Turnip Rounds With Cranberry Chutney / Caitlin Bensel

When you're seriously sick of hummus, turn to this vibrant dip featuring fabulous fall vegetables. The pureed red beets are combined with sliced yellow beets for a creamy, colorful fall dinner recipe that serves a stand-out earthy flavor. 

Whipped Red Beet Dip with Yellow Beets and Orange Garnish

The ultimate comfort food dish, this curry chicken recipe features fall vegetables like butternut squash and fresh Granny Smith apples. Topped with roasted pumpkin seeds, this hearty meal screams autumn.

Fall Curry Chicken

Butternut squash soup may be a seasonal classic, but it shouldn't be overlooked. This version gets a touch of sweetness from maple syrup and a kick of heat from chili powder — the perfect duo for a warming fall dinner recipe.

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

In need of some protein? Turn to this fall dinner recipe featuring hearty pork tenderloin, which is brushed with maple syrup, mustard, and rosemary and paired with cauliflower.

Maple-Glazed Pork Tenderloin with Cauliflower

Let's be real, you can't go wrong with a mish mash of random fall vegetables. This roasted combo contains parsnips, turnips, and colorful potatoes so you can eat the rainbow. Plus, the thyme, coriander, cumin, and paprika ensure the fall dinner recipe is anything but bland.

Roasted Root Vegetables

When you're feeling fancy, skip the package of Oreos and instead whip up this delicious fall dessert. All you need is a pear, red wine, some spices, and cheese, and you've got yourself a gourmet treat. Trust, they're *much* easier to make than they look.

Red Wine Poached Pears

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