35 Timesaving Fall Recipes for a Simpler Season

Publish Date October 18, 2023 3 Minute Read

With so much time and energy spent on Thanksgiving alone, the rest of your fall recipes should be simple and stress-free. Try these easy fall dinner ideas for quick and easy ways to feed the whole family.

Skip the Dishes

Who says you can’t create a symphony of flavors with a one-pan band? One-pot recipes and sheet pan dinners help you save time in the kitchen, so you can spend more time relaxing with friends and family (and avoid washing extra dishes).

This chicken sausage and apple sheet pan dinner is sweet, savory and perfect for cooler autumn weather. It’s also healthy and delicious, and the best part is that it all comes together in just 35 minutes for an easy weeknight dinner.

Loving the sheet pan method? Try these sheet pan chicken fajitas to spice up your weekly meal plan, or switch it up with easy one-pot meals that can be made right on your stovetop. This easy one-pot lasagna is a quick and simple way to cook a traditional comfort dish on a weeknight, without sacrificing the classic ruffled texture and savory Italian flavors of the original dish.

One Pot or Pan Recipes

Get Cozy with Soups, Stews and Chilis

There’s no better way to celebrate soup season than by adding a few of your favorites to the weekly menu. Whether you’re craving a hearty chili, a rich stew or a lighter soup, we’ve got you covered. With recipes ranging from classics like chicken dumpling and beef vegetable to exciting new additions like this tasty ravioli soup, you’ll find plenty of inspiration in our collection of fall soup recipes.

Soup, Stew and Chili Recipes

Cook a Hassle-free Casserole

For many of us, fall evenings stir up memories of old family recipes and classic comfort dishes, perhaps the most iconic being the casserole. This easy, baked dinner became popular over 100 years ago as a simple way to stretch a smaller cut of meat to feed a large family. Beyond satisfying everyone’s hunger, modern casserole recipes serve as a fun way to experiment with favorite ingredients to create easy, cohesive dishes, like this cheeseburger tater tot casserole.

Casserole Recipes

Try Taking it Slow

Want to take it slow for the rest of the season? These fall slow cooker recipes are perfect for days when you just want to set it and forget it, without missing out on a delicious meal. If you’re new to the world of slow cooking, slow cooker chili recipes are a great place to start. Not only is slow cooker chili quick and easy to prepare, but it can be more flavorful than stovetop chili recipes. Hours of low heat keep the meat tender and delicious, while giving all the ingredients time to come together for a deeper, more robust flavor. Slow cooker chili is just one of many dishes that tastes best after a long, slow simmer.

Slow Cooker Meals

Have a Bowl

Quick, versatile and packed with flavor, these bowl recipes are great for easy fall dinners. From nutrient-dense options like this crunchy cod quinoa bowl recipe to breadless versions of indulgent favorites like this Philly cheesesteak bowl, bowls offer a quick and simple way to bring balance to your menu between holiday feasts.

Fall Bowls

Looking for More Fall Inspiration?

Check out our collection of cozy winter recipes, and visit our blog for even more fresh seasonal inspiration, including meal planning, recipes and more. Remember to check out our Thanksgiving shop for everything you need to host the holiday.