Everyone knows that fall is the coziest season – and that fall comfort food is the best kind of comfort food. I’ve rounded up XXX of my favorite fall comfort food recipes to help you celebrate the season! I’ve got you covered with options for breakfast, dinner, dessert, snacks, and even a hot seasonal drink. Let’s dive in!
Caramelized Pear Oatmeal Bowls – Hearty bowls of piping hot oatmeal flavored with cinnamon and brown sugar, topped with 5-minute caramelized pears and walnuts. Can breakfast get any better – or more flavorful? I think not.
Pumpkin Scones with Bourbon Maple Vanilla Glaze – Crisp, buttery, easy to make, and super flavorful thanks to real pumpkin and real vanilla extract! Bake a warm pan of these scones for all the crisp, fall mornings to come!
Maple Brioche Cinnamon Rolls – Maple Brioche Cinnamon Rolls are the perfect make-ahead brunch! The dough is low-maintenance enough for anyone to tackle, and the Maple Cream Cheese Frosting is out of this world!
Fluffy Pumpkin Pancakes – Would it even be fall if we didn’t have pumpkin pancakes at least once?These are the ultimate pumpkin pancakes! Thick and fluffy, loaded with flavor, easy to make and topped with cinnamon sugar pecans. I’ll be making and eating these all season long, thank you very much!
The Best Pumpkin Bread – This is THE BEST Pumpkin Bread. Hands down. It’s my mom’s recipe and I have never used another pumpkin bread recipe. Easy, moist, delicious, and crunchy lidded thanks to the addition of some raw sugar. Hello, gorgeous!
Vanilla Rum French Toast – This brunch is packed full of flavor from vanilla rum, cinnamon, nutmeg, and a little maple syrup. Toss fresh, juicy blackberries and pear slices with a little brown sugar and vanilla rum to top your french toast, and you’ve got the most delicious brunch possible!
Sides + Snacks + Drinks
Easy Garlic Parmesan Knots – Made with pre-made bread dough for ease + convenience, butter because OF COURSE, grated parmesan, and herbs! They’re soft, buttery, flavorful, melt-in-your-mouth little bites of heaven.
Easiest Soft Pretzels – Learn how to make these two ways! Traditional salted soft pretzels paired with a sharp cheddar cheese dip, and cinnamon sugar pretzels dunked in the creamiest cream cheese dip!
Sweet Potato Casserole with Brown Sugar Pecan Topping – This Sweet Potato Casserole will convert any sweet potato skeptic! The Brown Sugar Pecan Streusel topping is an absolute game-changer – it’s crunchy, sweet, and a little life-changing.
Crock Pot Mulled Apple Cider – SO incredibly easy – and there’s a few surprise ingredients in this recipe to amp up the flavor!
Cheesy Garlic Herb Pull Apart Rolls – A 5-ingredient recipe for the best appetizer! Warm, soft rolls filled with cheese and topped with garlic butter – it doesn’t get more comforting than this!
Simple + Amazing Homemade Applesauce – My mom has been making this for YEARS and it’s amazing! I love eating it warm – and you can make it on the stovetop or in the Instant Pot!
Cheesy Pasta Bake with Sausage and Peppers – A pasta bake that’s made with penne – and you DON’T need to boil it first – sausage, bell peppers, crushed tomatoes, and plenty of mozzarella and parmesan cheese. This is my favorite kind of dinner – we’ve got cheese, carbs, veggies, protein, and it requires minimal prep work and dishes, but provides maximum flavor!
Broccoli Cheddar Soup with Crusty No Knead Bread – Making soup at home is simple – and TOTALLY worthwhile. This Broccoli Cheddar Soup is incredibly creamy and delicious (and tastes just like one of our restaurant faves!). Pair it with a hunk of homemade crusty bread – you don’t need to be a pro to make this! It’s bread-idiot-proof.
Chicken Wild Rice Soup – Basically the coziest soup I know how to make! Loaded with herb spiced chicken, veggies, and hearty wild rice. This creamy soup is even better than the kind we all know and love from a certain restaurant!
Braised Beef with Tomatoes and Gnocchi – Braised Beef with Gnocchi and Tomatoes is totally un-fussy and made with good-for-you ingredients – so basically it’s a comfort food meets health food situation! The best kind of food situation.
Cozy Chicken Pot Pie – This recipe is easy, creamy and delicious, loaded with chicken and veggies (gotta throw some nutrition in there!) and can be served in one pot or in individual dishes!
Chicken Gnocchi Soup – Chicken Gnocchi Soup is the ultimate cold-weather comfort food! Tender carrots, soft pillowy gnocchi, seasoned chicken, and the most creamy, delicious base. Make it in the crock pot or on the stove top!
Fall Harvest Salad with Maple Tahini Dressing – Isn’t it just the best when comfort food and health food collide? This salad is exactly that – it’s loaded with roasted butternut squash, fresh honey crisp apples, kale, pumpkin seeds, bacon, chicken, feta, and topped with Maple Tahini Dressing!
Instant Pot Mac ‘n Cheese – Easy, creamy comfort food that’s ready in 20 minutes and requires a handful of super basic ingredients.
Dutch Caramel Apple Pie – Is it even fall if you haven’t made or eaten apple pie at least once? This one is easier than a traditional pie thanks to the crumb topping, and is packed with tender, flavorful caramel-coated apples nestled inside a flaky pie crust. Check out my post on Perfect Pie Crust for all sorts of tips, tricks, and troubleshooting!
Pumpkin Spice Sheet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting – Pumpkin Spice Cake is moist, fluffy, delicious and feeds a crowd! Perfect for Halloween, Thanksgiving, or any fall gathering. Oh, and did I mention that there’s Cream Cheese Frosting – with notes on how to add brown butter to it? So so so good.
Pumpkin Whoopie Pies with Brown Butter Cream Cheese Frosting – Delicious, pillowy soft whoopie pies flavored with real pumpkin and filled with a luscious brown butter cream cheese frosting – these are majorly addicting!
Cranberry Apple Slab Pie with Maple Glaze – Slab pie is the perfect dessert for Halloween, Thanksgiving, game day, Christmas – basically all the gatherings! This one is filled with fresh apples and cranberries, spices, and sugar housed within a buttery, flaky crust – and it easily feeds a crowd! This is the BEST kind of pie!
Homemade Apple Cider Donuts – These Homemade Apple Cider Donuts are a little crisp on the outside, light and fluffy on the inside, and are insanely good dipped in homemade caramel sauce. There’s nothing better than biting into a warm, homemade donut!
Gluten Free Apple Crisp – Gluten free AND refined sugar free – but it still tastes like a million bucks! The apples caramelize while baking and the whole situation is a fall dream.
Maple-Glazed Pull Apart Bread – Pockets of warm bread filled with brown sugar and cinnamon and topped with a buttery maple glaze? Hello, fall goodness. Perfect for brunch or dessert!
Gingersnap Crust Cheesecake Bars with Caramel – A crisp gingersnap cookie crust, light and creamy cheesecake, with a heavy drizzle of luscious melted caramel on top!
Apple Fritters with Buttery Maple Glaze – Surprisingly simple to make and OUT OF THIS WORLD delicious! They’re light and fluffy on the inside, crisp on the outside, drenched in buttery maple glaze, and they practically melt in your mouth.
Happy fall, friends! Enjoy allll the comfort food.
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