These 30 Comfort Food Recipes for Fall are hearty, cozy and delicious – perfect for fall nights around the dinner table.
This time of year, life moves at lightning speed. It seems to be the nature of the season- a gradually revving up, building, towards the holidays. Days become shorter, colder and our appetites change as well. As fall gets underway, we start to crave cozy, heartier, meatier, comfort food recipes, warming to both body and soul.
If you’ve been on the blog a while, you’ll know that most of the recipes you’ll find here tend to be on the lighter, healthier side (like these Vegetarian Recipes for Fall). But I don’t judge or label food as good or bad. These fall recipes feature here are more of the “stick-to-your-bones” type. Rich, decadent and meaty. And while I don’t cook this way every day, there is a place for them, especially when shared around the table.
Comfort food, in moderation, can be incredibly nourishing on the soul level. Not just the eating of it, but particularly in the act of making it. Making comfort food can be really comforting if we allow it – the perfect way to spend a slow and lazy Sunday.
Sharing it with others feels especially good too. Many of these comfort food recipes can be made ahead– perfect for fall gatherings or the holiday table. Here are a few of my favorite comfort food recipes for fall and winter. Hope you enjoy!
Cozy Fall Comfort Food Recipes
Rich and robust, this plant-based Lentil Bolognese is hearty, “meaty” and full of depth of flavor. Toss it with your favorite pasta, or spoon it over creamy polenta- either way, this simple nourishing vegan meal is one the whole family will enjoy.
A simple recipe for Creamy Mushroom Soup with Rosemary and Garlic – falvoful and hearty enough to stand alone as a main course. Keto-friendly and elegant enough for fall gatherings or simple enough for fall weeknight dinners! Serve this with crusty bread for a simple hearty meal!
Chicken Pot Pie
A robust and hearty fall recipe for Zucchini Lasagna made without noodles for a low-carb, keto version of one of our favorite meals! Vegetarian adaptable and Gluten-free.
Homemade Tomato Soup
How to make classic Chicken Marsala (with double the mushrooms!) in a rich, earthy, complex Marsala Sauce. Serve over creamy polenta, mashed potatoes or mashed cauliflower for a delcious fall dinner.
Ribollita (Tuscan Whitebean Stew)
Stuffed Cabbage Rolls
Butternut and Potato Curry
Instant Pot Chili
Butternut Squash Gratin
White Chicken Chili with Poblanos
Whole Roasted Chicken
Slow Cooker Turkey Mushroom Bolognese
Slow Cooker Turkey Bolognese with Mushrooms A simple recipe for Slow Cooker Turkey Bolognese with Mushrooms- a delicious easy fall meal with lots of depth and flavor.