203 Favorite Fall Recipes

204 Best Fall Recipes

Happy Labor Day to all of you celebrating the long weekend here in the U.S.! While the holiday typically means an end to summer and lots of back-to-school activities, it also ushers in one of my favorite seasons: fall.

Chilly, crisp air. Jeans, hoodies and comfy sweaters. Soup, football and hockey. Baking with cinnamon, pumpkin and maple.

The whole season emits a sense of coziness and warmth, and I love it. Along with fall comes some of my favorite recipes. 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. Enjoy browsing, and be sure to give some a try over the course of the next few months!

Appetizers & Snacks

1. Artichoke Spinach Dip
2. Bacon-Jalapeño Cheese Ball
3. Beer-Battered Onion Rings
4. Buffalo Chicken Dip
5. Cheddar Ale Spread
6. Cheesy Pull-Apart Bread
7. Chile con Queso
8. Crab Dip
9. Cream Cheese-Stuffed, Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeños
10. Fontina-Stuffed, Bacon-Wrapped Dates
11. Guacamole
12. Homemade Cracker Jack (Caramel Peanut Popcorn)
13. Hot Reuben Dip
14. Jalapeño Popper Dip
15. Loaded Baked Potato Dip
16. Maple-Bacon Kettle Popcorn
17. Oven-Fried Onion Rings
18. Pan-Fried Onion Dip
19. Parmesan & Thyme Crackers
20. Pepperoni Bread
21. Pimento Cheese Ball
22. Pizza Dip
23. Potato Skins
24. Salted Caramel Apple Cheesecake Dip
25. Sausage Dip
26. Seven Layer Dip
27. Soft Pretzels
28. Taco Dip
29. Veggie Pizza Appetizer
30. Warm Black Bean Dip


31. Hot Cocoa Mix

Bar Desserts & Brownies

32. Chunky Pecan Pie Bars
33. Dutch Apple Pie Bars
34. Fig Cookie Bars
35. Maple Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars
36. Oatmeal Carmelita Bars
37. Pumpkin Blondies
38. Pumpkin Pie Bars
39. Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
40. Salted Caramel Popcorn, Pretzel & Peanut Bars

Breakfast & Brunch

41. Allspice Crumb Muffins
42. Apple Cinnamon-Raisin and Walnut Baked Oatmeal
43. Apple Fritter Doughnuts
44. Baked French Toast Casserole with Praline Topping
45. Baked Oatmeal
46. Beer Waffles with Cinnamon-Caramel Apples
47. Buttermilk Biscuits with Sausage Gravy
48. Buttermilk Doughnuts
49. Cinnamon-Almond French Toast
50. Coffeecake Muffins
51. Cranberry Orange Scones
52. Cream Cheese Cinnamon Rolls
53. Homemade Pop-Tarts
54. Maple-Oatmeal Scones
55. Monkey Bread
56. Nut Rolls
57. Oatmeal Muffins with Dates, Cranberries & Pecans
58. Pumpkin and Cream Cheese Muffins with Pecan Streusel
59. Pumpkin Doughnut Muffins
60. Pumpkin Scones with Spiced Glaze
61. Vanilla & Brown Sugar Breakfast Polenta


62. Apple-Pecan Spice Cake with Cream Cheese Filling and Praline Frosting
63. Brown Sugar-Apple Cheesecake
64. Cappuccino Cinnamon Squares
65. Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
66. Cranberry Upside-Down Cake
67. Fig and Almond Cheesecake
68. Fluted Polenta Ricotta Cake
69. Gingerbread Cake
70. Honey Cake
71. Old-Fashioned Spice Cake
72. Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting
73. Pumpkin Cheesecake
74. Pumpkin Roll
75. Rich Coffeecake with Cream Cheese Filling
76. Russian Grandmothers’ Apple Pie-Cake
77. Russian Pound Cake
78. Sour Cream Coffee Cake


79. Ale and Pretzel Soft Caramels
80. Homemade Caramel Apples
81. Homemade Marshmallows
82. Leftover Halloween Candy Bark
83. Maple-Walnut Fudge
84. Pumpkin Fudge
85. Pumpkin Seed Brittle with Vanilla Bean and Cardamom
86. Salted Caramel Cashew Bark


88. Brown Sugar-Pecan Shortbread Cookies
89. Chewy Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies
90. Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies
91. Fig and Walnut Biscotti
92. Gingered Carrot Cake Cookies
93. Italian Walnut Pillow Cookies
94. Pumpkin Cookies with Brown Butter Icing
95. Pumpkin Whoopie Pies with Maple-Cream Cheese Frosting
96. Snickerdoodles
97. Soft and Chewy Molasses Spice Cookies
98. Soft and Chewy Sugar Cookies (base for all of my decorated cut-out cookies)
99. Ultimate Ginger Cookies


100. Pancake Cupcakes with Maple-Bacon Frosting
101. Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting
102. Snickerdoodle Cupcakes

Ice Cream

103. Butter Pecan Ice Cream
104. Cinnamon Ice Cream
105. Cranberry Ice Cream Pie
106. Maple-Walnut Ice Cream
107. Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
108. Oatmeal-Raisin Ice Cream
109. Pumpkin Ice Cream
110. Salted Caramel Ice Cream

Main Dishes

111. All-American Beef Chili
112. Baked Mac n’ Cheese
113. Basic Pizza Dough (to customize for endless pizza nights!)
114. Beef Mushroom Barley Soup
115. Beer and Brown Sugar Kielbasa & Sauerkraut
116. Butternut Squash & Bacon Mac and Cheese
117. Butternut Squash Soup
118. Cheddar and Ale Soup with Potato & Bacon
119. Cheddar Corn Chowder
120. Cheesy Baked Ziti with Sausage
121. Chicago-Style Deep-Dish Pizza
122. Chicken Fried Steak with Sawmill Gravy
123. Chicken Noodle Soup
124. Chicken-Tortilla Soup
125. Chipotle Chicken and Corn Chowder
126. Chipped Ham BBQ Sandwiches
127. Cream of Mushroom Soup
128. Creamy Mushroom Fontina Pasta
129. Creamy Potato & Leek Soup
130. Creamy Tomato-Basil Soup
131. Cumin and Fennel-Crusted Roast Lamb
132. Favorite (Hardcore) Chili
133. French Onion Soup
134. Grown Up Mac and Cheese
135. Guinness Beef Stew
136. Ham and Split Pea Soup
137. Hearty Beef Stew
138. Italian Sausage, Red Pepper and Mushroom Risotto
139. Italian Wedding Soup
140. Minestrone Soup
141. Moussaka
142. Mushroom Barley Risotto
143. Mushroom-Herb Macaroni and Cheese
144. New England Clam Chowder
145. Pasta Fagioli
146. Pepperoni Pizza
147. Portobello Pesto Pizza
148. Pot Roast (slow cooker recipe)
149. Pumpkin Soup with Apple & Spices
150. Quick and Easy Chicken Pot Pie
151. Spaghetti & Meatballs
152. Thick and Hearty Chili
153. Thin Crust Pizza
154. Three-Cheese Baked Macaroni and Cheese
155. Turkey Tetrazzini

Pies & Tarts

156. Almond-Apple Crisp
157. Apple Pie
158. Apple Hand Pies
159. Chocolate Bourbon Walnut Pie
160. Dutch Apple Pie
161. Pecan Pie
162. Pumpkin Pie
163. Salted Caramel Apple Cheesecake Pie
164. Sweet Potato Pie

Puddings & Custard Desserts

165. Baked Hot Chocolate
166. Bourbon Bread Pudding
167. Capirotada (Mexican Bread Pudding)
168. Cinnamon-Sugar Rice Pudding with Bourbon-Soaked Raisins
169. Noodle Kugel
170. Sticky Toffee Pudding

Quick Breads

171. Apple Cinnamon Bread
172. Banana Nut Bread
173. Buttery Honey Beer Bread
174. Cornbread
175. Date Nut Spice Bread
176. Jalapeño Cheddar Cornbread
177. Pumpkin Bread
178. Three Cheese Beer Bread

Side Dishes & Salads

179. Brussels Sprouts and Bacon Gratin
180. Brussels Sprout Slaw with Mustard Dressing & Maple-Glazed Pecans
181. Classic Bread Stuffing Recipe
182. Fresh Green Bean Casserole
183. Mashed Sweet Potato Brulée
184. Perfect Mashed Potatoes
185. Roasted Butternut Squash Salad with Warm Cider Vinaigrette
186. Roasted Red Potatoes
187. Sausage, Fig & Cranberry Stuffing
188. Scalloped Potatoes
189. Sweet Potato Gratin with Gruyere

Yeast Bread

190. American Sandwich Bread
191. Bagels – PlainAsiagoBlueberryCinnamon RaisinEggEverything, Jalapeno-Cheddar
192. Challah
193. Cinnamon Raisin Walnut Bread
194. Cinnamon Sugar Pull-Apart Bread
195. Cranberry-Walnut Rolls
196. English Muffin Bread
197. English Muffins
198. Focaccia Bread
199. Garlic Knots
200. Honey-Oatmeal Sandwich Bread
201. Italian Bread
202. Potato Rosemary Bread
203. Sweet Dinner Rolls

What are some of your favorite fall recipes?


24 Responses to “203 Favorite Fall Recipes”

  1. Ellen on September 2, 2013 at 12:48 am

    You have soooooo many recipes i want to make!
    A fave fall recipe I do like is a non-traditional southwest flavored pumpkin soup: http://scrumptiousgruel.wordpress.com/2012/04/25/for-one-second-annual-pumpkin-week-in-spring-day-one/


  2. Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl on September 2, 2013 at 1:19 am

    Fall is my favorite season, not to mention some of my favorite holidays.. and leading into my other favorite season. It also is hands down the best food time of the year! Thanks for all these amazing links, I will be spending hours going through them!


  3. Averie @ Averie Cooks on September 2, 2013 at 1:52 am

    The fact that you have 203 FALL recipes – is pretty amazing unto itself. And I want to make almost every single one in any of the many dessert categories, and want to try so many yeast breads, and the sides and appetizers – mmm, where to even begin!


  4. Cæcilie on September 2, 2013 at 5:45 am

    I live in Denmark. Today it is definitely Fall. It’s raining, it’s cold and the sky is dark and grey. And I am tired. It was going to be a long, sad day.
    – THEN I read this post, and BAM! I am so excited that it is Fall ! Now I feel like going home after school, light some candles, make some coffee and start preparing a huge Fall inspired 3 course dinner for my two best friends who come to visit me tomorrow. The recipes look amazing!

    – So thank you ! SO MUCH ! 🙂


  5. Melissa @ Bless this Mess on September 2, 2013 at 8:34 am

    Seriously… you are a busy busy woman! That is SO many recipes that just fit into one category! AMAZING! You should be totally proud that you have that many awesome recipes to share. I can’t wait to try that cocoa mix!


  6. Anne on September 2, 2013 at 9:31 am

    Applesauce….I make it with the skins on for a rosy color before I put it through the foodmill, with maple syrup and cinnamon/nutmeg….that’s fall at my house (best eaten warm)


  7. Kathy on September 2, 2013 at 10:01 am

    What an amazing list. So many things I would love to make!


  8. Emily on September 2, 2013 at 10:47 am

    Fall is my favorite season, too! Looking at all these recipes just makes me want to spend the day baking. My favorite fall recipes are a ginger-pumpkin bread and butternut squash soup. Can’t wait to throw your salted caramel chocolate chip cookies into that mix!


  9. Warren on September 2, 2013 at 10:56 am

    It was 100 here yesterday and more of the same..but we will hope. Well, maybe I can eat like its Fall?


  10. Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes on September 2, 2013 at 11:13 am

    Fall food is my favorite kind of food 🙂


  11. Angel on September 2, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    Thank You !!!
    I adore Fall, it is my favorite time to cook and bake !


  12. Lauren on September 2, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    Fall is my favorite cooking season. I absolutely adore pumpkin! But here in San Diego its still 80F and 75% humidity. It doesn’t feel a bit like fall. But thats okay, because I’m still hooked on peach recipes. I just made a variation on your peach crumb bar from 2009! They were delicious!


  13. mary s. on September 2, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    It is hot in the pacific northwest, school starts tomorrow and many will be wearing cotton clothes…we look forward to cooler weather but the
    200 plus days of cloudy weather and rain, sometimes, ice and snow plus moss like a moss factory makes lots of people go absolutely nuts..They do terrible things to human beings and toss their victims in the national forests and at the beach..At the juncture in our lives we would love to be able to be in colorful Colorado where it is always dry even when it snows, but it it too expensive to move back on anykind of retirement we are not wealthy people it has to me rained for the past 35 years with no stop in sight so one cannot go out each day, but I do I don’t care I must see the sky, smell the air and experience the beauty of nature..Love your column!


  14. Michelle on September 2, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    Holy cow!! Where do I begin?? This list is awesome thanks so much:)


  15. Janie on September 2, 2013 at 7:47 pm

    Beef stew with dumplings, hot apple pie with cinnamon ice cream!!


  16. Emily @ Life on Food on September 3, 2013 at 6:17 am

    It is still 90 degrees here and super humid but I want all of those soups!


  17. Judy E on September 3, 2013 at 9:38 am

    I love your recipes, too. But can’t help but feel a tiny bit cheated…87 is blank, and I’m certain THAT is the recipe that would change everything!


    • Michelle on September 5th, 2013 at 4:04 pm

      Gah, so sorry for that error, thanks for bringing it to my attention!


  18. Michele on September 3, 2013 at 10:56 am

    It’s a big “yes, please” to all of the recipes. Right now the weather is quite good here in Northern Ireland, but it’ll change in the next couple of weeks and then it’s rubbish until about March, so thanks for sharing these as they’ll be put to good use.


  19. Caitlin on September 3, 2013 at 5:04 pm

    I’m curious to know what #87 is suppose to be?? 🙂 Awesome collection of recipes!! Thank you for sharing!! 🙂


  20. DRAMA on September 4, 2013 at 2:45 am

    There are so many recipes. for a whole year!)


  21. Laura Dembowski on September 4, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    I’m not looking forward to fall and cold weather, but all of these recipes might just change my mind 🙂


  22. Sharon Peek on September 5, 2013 at 11:13 am

    In the fall and winter I like to make Bierocks sometimes called cabbage rolls and other names according to region. I learned the recipe in Kansas when I lived there. Do you have a recipe for Bierocks? Would love to hear your spin on it. Love your blog.


    • Michelle on September 7th, 2013 at 8:42 pm

      Hi Sharon, My dad’s side of the family (who is Polish) often makes stuffed cabbage; I’ve never made it myself but it’s been on my list as something to learn. Sounds like a good fall project… stay tuned! 🙂


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