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40+ Seasonal Recipes to Make This Fall


Each season is special for different reasons but out of them all, fall certainly has our hearts. During the fall, we crack open our windows and enjoy the breeze, check scores from our favorite sports team (while going back for seconds on the cheese dip), and enjoy wearing the comfiest of sweaters. And there are many reasons that support why fall is the best season, including the availability of fresh, seasonal produce.

Depending on where you live, the opportunities to buy fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables are endless. Seasonal produce is always available at large regional stores, however, don’t forget to check local specialty food stores or farmer’s market. Local markets are a great way to support small businesses and to meet the farmers responsible for your produce haul.

So, I’ve gathered a list of fruits and vegetables you can find this season, along with a few recipes are worth trying!

Seasonal Vegetables and Herbs

  • Beets
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Collard greens
  • Corn
  • Eggplant
  • Kale
  • Mushrooms
  • Pumpkin
  • Radishes
  • Spinach
  • Squash
  • Sweet Potatoes

Seasonal Fruits

  • Apples
  • Cranberries
  • Grapes
  • Figs
  • Pears

Apple Pumpkin Spice Cake with Butter Glaze

Source: Recipes Worth Repeating

See more apple recipes:
1. Salted Caramel Oatmeal with Cinnamon Spiced Apples via What Do You Crave?
2. Gluten-free Apple Tart via Mon Pique-Nique
3. Middle Season Honeycrisp Harvest Bowl via Healthfully Ever After

Beets with Cranberries and Spiced Nuts

Source: Healthy Seasonal Recipes

See more beet recipes:
1. Tumeric Maple Roasted Beets and Carrots via Real Simple Good
2. Beet Party Salad with Lentils and Pine Nuts via Veggies By Candlelight
3. Spiralized Beet Noodles with Whipped Feta via The Wimpy Vegetarian

Roasted Mushrooms with Garlic Butter Sauce

Source: Eat Well 101 

See more mushroom recipes:
1. Chicken and Mushrooms in Creamy Dill Sauce via Jo Cooks
2. Oven Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Mushrooms via Basil & Bubbly
3. Coq au Riesling via Olivia’s Cuisine


Fall Salad with Beluga Lentils, Grapes, and Roasted Pumpkin

Source: The Awesome Green

See more grape recipes:
1. Curried Quinoa Salad with Grapes and Walnuts via Emilie Eats
2. Farro Salad with Crispy Chickpeas, Grapes and Sumac Vinaigrette via The Green Life
3. Broccoli and Grape Pasta Salad via Chelsea’s Messy Apron

Roasted Carrots with Balsamic Herb Glaze

Source: Superman Cooks

See more carrot recipes:
1. Morrocan-ish Spring Carrots and Tops Salad via The Nomadic Wife
2. Deconstructed Greek Meatball Gyro Bowl via Inspiralized
3. Maple Roasted Carrots via What Do You Crave

Pumpkin Fettuccine Alfredo

Source: Bowl of Delicious

See more pumpkin recipes:
1. Pumpkin, Mushroom and Spinach Pasta via Salt & Lavender
2. Pumpkin Bread Pudding via Love and Lemons
3. 10 Minute Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal via Jar of Lemons

Autumn Kale Salad with Sweet Potatoes, Broccoli, and Brown Rice

Source: Gimme Some Oven

See more kale recipes:
1. Slow Cooker Butternut Squash, Kale and Lentil Stew via Foolproof Living
2. One Pot Kale Sweet Potato Curry via Minimalist Baker
3. Very Juicy Kale Salad with Plums via Serving Dumplings

Broccoli Slaw with Golden Raisins and Walnuts

Source: Vanilla and Bean

See more broccoli recipes:
1. Broccoli and Edamame Salad with Peanut Sauce via Coffee & Crayons
2. Charred Broccoli and Red Onion Salad with Shaved Apples and Arugula via Dolly and Oatmeal
3. Broccoli Salad Recipe with Feta and Pine Nuts via Yummy Beet

Mulled Pomegranate Cider Poached Pears

Source: Snixy Kitchen

See more pear recipes:
1. Pear and Blackberry Almond Cake via The Floating Kitchen
2. Caramelized Pear Flatbread via Grandbaby Cakes
3. Plum and Pear Mini Pies via Sugar Et Al

Butternut Squash and Apple Bisque

Source: The Healthy Foodie

See more butternut squash recipes:
1. Simple Roasted Butternut Squash Noodles via Pure Foods
2. Oven Roasted Buttenut Squash via The Healthy Foodie
3. Butternut Squash and Kale Salad with Pomegranate, Goat Cheese and Almonds via Ambitious Kitchen

Tumeric Sweet Potato Pasta Salad

Source: Jar of Lemons

See more sweet potato recipes:
1. Kale Quinoa Stuffed Sweet Potatoes via Green Healthy Cooking
2. Autumn Vegetable Grain Salad with Cider Mustard Vinaigrette via The Whole Bite
3. Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Honey, Smoked Paprika and Lime Yogurt via Kitchen Konfidance