150 Best Fall Recipes

Happy Labor Day to all of you celebrating the long weekend here in the U.S.! While the holiday typically means and en to summer and lots of back-to-school activities, it also ushers in one of my favorite seasons: fall. I love the chilly, crisp air, wearing jeans, hoodies and comfy sweaters, making batches of soup, watching football and hockey, baking with cinnamon, pumpkin and maple, and a million other things. The whole season emits a sense of coziness and warmth, and I love it. Along with fall comes some of my favorite recipes. As I like to do when we enter a new season, I’ve compiled a list of my all-time favorite recipes that are just perfect for the fall season. There are a lot of them, so I’ve broken them out into categories. I hope you enjoy browsing, and try many of the recipes over the course of the next few months!

Appetizers & Snacks

Artichoke Spinach Dip
Buffalo Chicken Dip
Cheddar Ale Spread
Cream Cheese-Stuffed, Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeños
Fontina-Stuffed, Bacon-Wrapped Dates
Homemade Cracker Jack (Caramel Peanut Popcorn)
Hot Reuben Dip
Jalapeño Popper Dip
Maple-Bacon Kettle Popcorn
Oven-Fried Onion Rings
Pan-Fried Onion Dip
Pepperoni Bread
Parmesan & Thyme Crackers
Sausage Dip
Seven Layer Dip
Taco Dip


Hot Cocoa Mix

Bar Desserts & Brownies

Baked Brownie
Chewy, Chunky Blondies
Chocolate Mint Brownies
Chunky Pecan Pie Bars
Cream Cheese Brownies
Marshmallow Crunch Brownie Bars
Peanut Butter Brownies
Peanut Butter and Jelly Pie Bars
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
Peanut Butter Cup Bars
Pumpkin Pie Bars
Salted Peanut Chews
Seven-Layer Bars
Snickerdoodle Blondies
Snickery Squares
Sweet and Salty Brownies

Breakfast & Brunch

Allspice Crumb Muffins
Baked Oatmeal
Beer Waffles with Cinnamon-Caramel Apples
Best Buttermilk Pancakes
Brown Sugar-Bacon Buttermilk Waffles
Buttermilk Doughnuts
Coffeecake Muffins
Cranberry Orange Scones
Cream Cheese Cinnamon Rolls
Homemade Pop-Tarts
Maple-Oatmeal Scones
Monkey Bread
Nut Rolls
Oatmeal Muffins with Dates, Cranberries & Pecans
Pumpkin and Cream Cheese Muffins with Pecan Streusel
Pumpkin Scones with Spiced Glaze
Vanilla & Brown Sugar Breakfast Polenta


Black and White Chocolate Cake
Brown Sugar-Apple Cheesecake
Brownie Mosaic Cheesecake
Cappuccino Cinnamon Squares
Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
Chocolate Peanut Butter Torte
Fig and Almond Cheesecake
Fluted Polenta Ricotta Cake
New York-Style Crumb Cake
Old-Fashioned Spice Cake
Pumpkin Cheesecake
Russian Grandmothers’ Apple Pie-Cake
Russian Pound Cake
Sour Cream Coffee Cake


Ale and Pretzel Soft Caramels
Homemade Caramel Apples
Homemade Marshmallows
Homemade Peanut Butter Cups


Brown Sugar-Pecan Shortbread Cookies
Chewy Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies
Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies
Soft and Chewy Sugar Cookies (base for all of my decorated cut-out cookies)
Thick and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
Ultimate Ginger Cookies


Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting
Mocha Cupcakes with Espresso Frosting
Pancake Cupcakes with Maple-Bacon Frosting
Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting
Tiramisu Cupcakes
Vanilla Cupcakes with Vanilla Frosting
Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes

Ice Cream

Butter Pecan Ice Cream
Chocolate Ice Cream
Cinnamon Ice Cream
Classic Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
Date, Rum & Pecan Ice Cream
Espresso Ice Cream
Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
Pistachio Nut Ice Cream
Rocky Road Ice Cream
Salted Caramel Ice Cream
Tin Roof Ice Cream
Two-Ingredient Ice Cream

Main Dishes

Baked Mac n’ Cheese
Basic Pizza Dough (to customize for endless pizza nights!)
Beef Mushroom Barley Soup
Butternut Squash Soup
Cashew Chicken
Cheddar Corn Chowder
Cheesy Baked Ziti with Sausage
Cream of Mushroom Soup
French Onion Soup
Grown Up Mac and Cheese
Ham and Split Pea Soup
Hearty Beef Stew
Italian Sausage, Red Pepper and Mushroom Risotto
Italian Wedding Soup
Mushroom Barley Risotto
Mushroom-Herb Macaroni and Cheese
Pasta Fagioli
Pepperoni Pizza
Portobello Pesto Pizza
Soba Noodle Stir-Fry with Spicy Almond Butter Sauce
Spaghetti & Meatballs
Sweet and Sour Chicken
Thick and Hearty Chili
Three-Cheese Baked Macaroni and Cheese
Veggie Bean Burgers with Sweet Potato Fries

Pies & Tarts

Apple Hand Pies
Chocolate Bourbon Walnut Pie
Dutch Apple Pie
Pecan Pie
Pumpkin Pie

Quick Breads

Apple Cinnamon Bread
Banana Nut Bread
Cheese, Olive & Ham Bread
Date Nut Spice Bread
Jalapeño Cheddar Cornbread
Three Cheese Beer Bread

Side Dishes & Salads

Classic Bread Stuffing Recipe
Easy Homemade French Fries
Fresh Green Bean Casserole
Mashed Sweet Potato Brulée
Roasted Red Potatoes
Scalloped Potatoes

Yeast Bread

American Sandwich Bread
Bagels – Plain, Asiago, Blueberry, Cinnamon Raisin, Egg, Everything
Cinnamon Raisin Walnut Bread
Cinnamon Sugar Pull-Apart Bread
Cranberry-Walnut Roll
English Muffins
Honey-Oatmeal Sandwich Bread
Italian Bread
Potato Rosemary Bread
Sweet Dinner Rolls

What are some of your favorite fall recipes??


26 Responses to “150 Best Fall Recipes”

  1. Katrina on September 5, 2011 at 7:09 am

    This is an elaborate round up! Yum!


  2. Amanda Rae on September 5, 2011 at 7:34 am

    Pumpin Gingerbread Trifle (a Paula Dean)! Is it too early to talk pumpkin??? Thanks for the list, I’m struggling on where to start!


  3. Athena R. on September 5, 2011 at 11:26 am

    Pumpkin lasagna and any type of apple bread/cake


  4. Kathy on September 5, 2011 at 11:47 am

    I am drooling. And copy/pasting into Word and saving almost everything! This list may have inspired me to light a Pumpkin Spice candle … 🙂


  5. Janie on September 5, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    Something to start us off for fall..love it! I am not ready for sweaters and soup yet (hate to let go..actually we have until the 21st right?) But I am going to see how many I can do going down the lists…


  6. Tracy J. on September 5, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    On the Cream Cheese Brownies could a person add some pumpkin and make a pumpkin cheese cake brownie?


    • Michelle on September 5th, 2011 at 1:25 pm

      Hi Tracy, Sure, I don’t see why not! Might be a project for me in the next couple of weeks 🙂


  7. Ally on September 5, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    The best compilation of fall recipes on the Internet! I bookmarked a bunch.
    Happy Labor Day!


  8. CouponClippingCook on September 5, 2011 at 12:56 pm

    Thank you for posting this summary. Another one of your posts that I’m bookmarking for sure. It’s definitely changing to a more fall-like feeling these days which also makes me think of the more fall-like foods that you mentioned.


  9. Kathleen on September 5, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    Wow! What a fabulous fall collection. I can’t wait to start my fall baking1


  10. Christine on September 5, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    Wow! Great recipe roundup! Thanks for sharing.


  11. Ann on September 5, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    What a GREAT list of recipes! I think my favorite fall food is soup. I’m allergic to cinnamon, so I lose a lot of the flavor of fall *sigh*. Which is too bad, because I LOOOVE cinnamon!


  12. sara826 on September 5, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    Thanks for sharing! I definitely archived a bunch of the recipes!


  13. Paula on September 5, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    Thank you for this wonderful *cook-book* 🙂


  14. Alyssa on September 6, 2011 at 2:05 am

    Great list! Of course, I book marked this immediatly!!!!!! I think the first one I’ll try will be the maple kettle corn. Thanks for sharing!!!


  15. Kerry Evans on September 6, 2011 at 11:04 am

    Do you have a recipe for white chili? I love it and have been looking for a good recipe to make my own. Still searching… 🙂


    • Michelle on September 6th, 2011 at 7:28 pm

      Hi Kerry, I don’t actually, but it’s on my list for this fall, keep an eye out! 🙂


  16. Maria on September 6, 2011 at 11:12 am

    Yay for fall! Great list of recipes!


  17. Ange on September 6, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    Mmmm, definitely going to have to try some of these soon!! 🙂


  18. Amy @ Gastronome Tart on September 7, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    Okay, you seriously has me at cheddar ale spread! I just love how you compile these lists. I don’t think I could sit that long to come up with 50, let alone 150! Bravo!


  19. Lisa on September 7, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    Hi Michelle,

    Love your site. Do you have a Chicken Noodle Soup recipe that you could share?


    • Michelle on September 7th, 2011 at 1:40 pm

      Hi Lisa, Not yet, but it is on my list for this fall!


  20. Beth on September 8, 2011 at 11:50 am

    Fall is always my favorite time for cooking. There is nothing I love more than a hearty soup, the smell of fresh bread, and pumpkin baked in anything. The heavy, rich smells of fall and winter are so soothing, so comforting. Thanks for compiling such a detailed list. I can’t wait to get cooking.


  21. Elle Hyson on September 8, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    the list is almost overwhelming but mighty tempting. however, my first fall baking project will be several loaves of honey cake for the Jewish holidays which are at the end of this month. this loaf tastes best after several days of mellowing. started baking this particular recipe about 70 years ago and haven’t missed a year yet.


  22. TheBigCandMe on September 8, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    These all look awesome! Though I’m trying to tone down my sugar intake, I am still comforted by the sweet scents of fall spices baking. And so bake I must! 😉


  23. Melissa on September 8, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    Oh, wow … these look awesome. Fall is my favorite season, and you’re right – there is no better time for baking and cooking. Thanks so much for the recipes! (Am fairly new to your blog – discovered it from the Most Valuable Blogger awards – and am really enjoying it.)


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