Are you in a cooking rut? These comfort food recipes are so cozy and warming – a collection of our most popular fall and winter recipes, all highly rated! Many are hearty and meaty, but we also include many vegan and vegetarian options too! Whether you are looking for dinner ideas like cozy casseroles or soup recipes, pasta recipes, wintery salads or fall desserts, here are your favorite comfort foods all in one place!


Cozy Fall Dinner Ideas!

Butternut Squash Risotto

This Butternut Squash Risotto recipe couldn't be any easier. Made with leeks, and spinach with very little fuss, on your stovetop or in your Instant Pot pressure cooker. Vegan-adaptable and Gluten-free.

This fall dinner recipe is one of our favorites! Butternut Squash Risotto couldn’t be any easier or tastier!  Made with leeks and spinach with very little fuss, it is vegan-adaptable and gluten-free.

Pumpkin PastaThis creamy Pumpkin Pasta recipe is made with canned pumpkin, coconut milk, sage and garlic- simple ingredients in under 15 minutes. Deceptively vegan, it will soon become your new favorite!

This creamy Pumpkin Pasta recipe is perfect for fall! It is Made with simple ingredients in under 15 minutes. Deceptively vegan, it will soon become your new favorite! Trust me. 🙂

Lentil Bolognese

You'll love this selection of cozy Comfort Food Recipes - perfect for causal gatherings, special dinners, or the on-the-holiday table! 

This fall recipe is so nourishing! Rich and robust, this vegan 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, we know you will love it!

Butternut Squash Pizza 

A delicious fall-inspired pizza topped with butternut squash ribbons, sage, caramelized onions, swiss chard and burrata cheese. Cozy fall flavors make the perfect bite!A delicious fall-inspired pizza topped with caramelized butternut squash “ribbons”, sage, caramelized onions, swiss chard and burrata cheese. Cozy fall flavors make the perfect bite!

Pastitsio!

Pastitsio! A rich baked pasta dish - hailing from Greece with ground lamb (or beef) bolognese sauce infused with Greek spices and flavors. Perfect for entertaining! #pastitsio #bakedpasta #bakedpastarecipe #lamb

 A  baked pasta dish, Pastitsio!  hailing from Greece with a rich bolognese sauce made with ground lamb infused with Greek spices and herbs. Perfect for fall entertaining and can be made ahead! It’s ridiculously decadent and delicious, yet one of my favorites!

Our Best Fall Recipes! |Rosemary Chicken Thighs with Roasted Grapes and Shallots, served over Whipped Ginger Sweet Potatoes - a simple, easy, fall-inspired skillet dinner that can be made in 30 minutes!  #rosemarychicken #skilletchicken #bakedchicken #roastedgrapes #chicken #chickenthighs 

Rosemary Chicken Thighs with Roasted Grapes and Shallots

The beginning of fall marks grape season! Here we’re roasting them and pairing time up with Rosemary Chicken Thighs and shallots, serving them over Whipped Ginger Sweet Potatoes – a simple, easy, fall-inspired skillet dinner that can be made in 30 minutes.

Truffle Mac and Cheese

This earthy decadent Truffle Mac and Cheese is a mushroom lover's dream. It's easier than you think and can be made ahead- perfect for holidays and gatherings.

This earthy, hearty Truffle Mac and Cheese is a mushroom lover’s dream. It’s easier than you think and can be made ahead- perfect for the fall, comfort food at its finest.

Stuffed shells with Pumpkin Sauce

30 Cozy Fall Recipes |Stuffed shells with Creamy pumpkin cream sauce

A delicious recipe for Stuffed shells with Pumpkin Sauce, with Italian sausage and a creamy Pumpkin parmesan sauce.

Butternut Squash Lasagna with Wild Mushrooms and Sage

Our Best Fall Recipes! Butternut Lasagna with Wild Mushrooms and Sage- a delicious vegetarian or vegan main dish, perfect for the holiday table! Can be made ahead! #butternutlasagna #veganlasagna #veganthanksgiving #veganmaindish #vegetarianmaindish #mushroomlasaga #veganchristmas #vegandinner #plantbased #cleaneating

One of the coziest fall meals, this Butternut Lasagna with Mushrooms and Sage is utterly delicious, vegetarian, perfect for fall gatherings or the holiday table! Can be made ahead!

Vegan Shepherds Pie

Vegan Shepherds Pie with mushrooms and root vegetables- topped with pillowy mashed potatoes. A delicious vegan main dish -perfect for the holiday table. #sheperdspie #vegan
This Vegan Shepherd’s Pie with mushrooms and root vegetables is so hearty and cozy! A savory umami filling, topped with pillowy mashed potatoes- this delicious vegan main dish -is perfect for fall weeknight dinners or the holiday table.

Creamy Pumpkin Curry 

Creamy Pumpkin Curry is full of delicious Thai flavors that can be made with tofu, chicken or shrimp. Gluten-free, dairy-free, and great for meal prep!
Creamy Pumpkin Curry is full of delicious Thai flavors that can be made with tofu, chicken or shrimp. Gluten-free, dairy-free, and great for meal prep! Cozy and comforting, it satisfies!

Chicken Pot Pie

Classic Chicken Pot Pie with a quick and easy biscuit crust, tender veggies, fresh herbs, in a creamy wine sauce. #potpie
The epitome of comfort food, this Classic Chicken Pot Pie is taken up a notch with fresh herbs and a quick and easy biscuit crust. Filled with chicken and tender veggies, in a creamy wine sauce, it’s pure comfort food!

Eggplant Parmesan

This Eggplant Parmesan recipe is made with layers of lightly breaded baked eggplant, flavorful marinara sauce, parmesan cheese and melty mozzarella. Robust and flavorful, this classic Italian dish is one your whole family will love.

Eggplant Parmesan is so hearty and comforting! Made with layers of lightly breaded baked eggplant, flavorful marinara sauce, parmesan cheese and melty mozzarella. Robust and flavorful, this classic Italian dish is one your whole family will love.

Chicken Noodle Soup

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup is easy to make and the ultimate comfort food full of immune boosting properties. Healthy, satisfying and comes together in less than an hour!
Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup is easy to make and the ultimate comfort food full of immune-boosting properties. Healthy, satisfying and comes together in less than an hour!

Stuffed Acorn Squash

20 COMFORT FOOD RECIPES |Stuffed Acorn Squash with Sausage, Apple, kale, Parsnips, Pecans and Sage | feastingingathome.com #stuffedsquash #acornsquash #wintersquash #fallrecipes
 
Stuffed Acorn Squash with Sausage, Apple, kale, Parsnips, Pecans and Sage- a delicious fall meal. Leave out the sausage or use vegan sausage for a vegetarian option.

White Chicken (or Cauliflower) Enchiladas

30 Comfort Food Recipes for Fall! | White Chicken Enchiladas with Creamy Poblano Sauce
These mouthwatering White Chicken Enchiladas are slathered with the most flavorful green chili sauce! They are vegetarian-adaptable ( sub cauliflower for chicken) and are so delicious we know you will love them!

Chicken Marsala

30 Comfort Food Recipes for Fall! 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 or roasted spaghetti Squash! (Vegetarian Adaptable-see recipe notes!)

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 delicious fall dinner.

Stuffed Turkish Cabbage Rolls

30 Comfort Food Recipes for Fall! Turkish Cabbage Rolls
 
Turkish Stuffed Cabbage Rolls – filled with ground lamb (or ground beef) , bulgar, pine nuts and fragrant spices, bathed in the most delicious Turkish Tomato Sauce.
 

Cornbread Casserole

This vegetarian Cornbread Casserole takes just 20 minutes of prep before baking in the oven. When it comes out, it smells amazing and is beautifully golden.  A simple tasty weeknight dinner. #cornbreadcasserole #vegetariandinner #cornbread #mexicancornbread #casserole

This vegetarian Cornbread Casserole takes just 20 minutes of prep before baking in the oven. When it comes out, it smells amazing and is beautifully golden.  A simple tasty weeknight dinner that is comforting and warming.

Baked Rigatoni with Butternut Squash and Kale

baked rigatoni with butternut squash

This no-boil, Baked Rigatoni with Butternut Squash, Kale, Sage and Pecans can be made in one pan, with 30 minutes of hands-on time before baking in the oven. A cozy vegetarian dinner, perfect for fall.

Easy Italian Meatballs

These flavorful Italian Meatballs are chock full of fresh herbs and savory goodness.  Fast and easy they can be made in 30 minutes. Serve them with zucchini noodles, roasted spaghetti squash, pasta, creamy polenta or in a roll. Low-carb, keto and gluten-free.

These flavorful Italian Meatballs are chock full of fresh herbs and savory goodness.  Fast and easy they can be made in 30 minutes. Serve them with zucchini noodles, roasted spaghetti squash, pasta, creamy polenta or in a roll. Low-carb, keto and gluten-free.

Sheet-Pan Szechuan Chicken and Brussels Sprouts

Sheet-Pan Szechuan Chicken (or Tofu) with Brussels Sprouts  takes only 15-20 minutes of hands on time before baking in the oven. A full-flavored weeknight dinner your whole family will love!  #sheetpandinner #szechuanchicken #szechuan #szechuansauce #sheetpanchicken #roastedbrusselsprouts

Sheet Pan Szechuan Chicken & Brussels Sprouts takes only 15-20 minutes of hands-on time before baking in the oven. A full-flavored fall dinner your whole family will love!

 

Tamale Pie

30 Comfort Food Recipes for Fall! Easy Skillet Tamale Pie
Simple Delicious Tamale Pie with your choice of ground turkey, chicken, ground beef  ( or use a vegetarian substitute like Beyond Beef) with seasonal veggies, topped with a delicious cornbread crust.
 

One Skillet Creamy Orzo Chicken

One Skillet Creamy Orzo Chicken with Artichoke Hearts- a deliciously cozy dinner, made with simple pantry ingredients, perfect for busy weeknights. 
One Skillet Creamy Orzo Chicken with Artichoke Hearts- a deliciously cozy dinner, made with simple pantry ingredients, perfect for busy weeknights.
 

Chicken Biryani

30 Cozy Fall Dinner Recipes | Chicken Biryani with Cilantro Yogurt Sauce
An authentic & insanely delicious recipe for Chicken Biryani with Cilantro Yogurt Sauce, the perfect fall dinner.
 

MoussakaRustic Eggplant Moussaka + 30 Comfort Food Recipes for Fall

Rustic Eggplant Moussaka– one of my all-time recipes ever! This authentic, delicious recipe for Eggplant Moussaka is perfect for chilly fall evenings- hearty and robust, the flavors satisfy!
 
30 Comfort Food Fall Recipes | An authentic recipe for Birria
An authentic recipe for Birria, a flavorful Mexican Stew made with beef, lamb or goat that can be made in an Instant Pot, Dutch Oven or Slow Cooker. Serve this in a big bowl or make Birria Tacos – the best!
 

Whole Roasted Chicken

30 Fall Dinner Ideas! A simple easy recipe for roast chicken with lemon, garlic and rosemary, baked in the oven over vegetables. A delicious dinner recipe! #roastchicken
A simple easy recipe for whole roast chicken with lemon, garlic and rosemary, baked in the oven over vegetables. A delicious fall dinner idea!
 

Middle Eastern Lamb Stew

30 COMFORT FOOD RECIPES for Fall | Middle Eastern Lamb Stew made in and Instant Pot. Comforting and flavorful, perfect for fall nights.
Middle Eastern Lamb Stew made in an Instant Pot! Comforting, warming and flavorful this fall meal is one of our reader favorites on the blog!
 
 

Slow Cooker Turkey Mushroom Bolognese

30 Fall Dinner Ideas! Slow cooker Bolognese

Slow Cooker Turkey Bolognese with Mushrooms A simple recipe for Slow Cooker Turkey Bolognese with Mushrooms- a cozy meal with lots of depth and flavor.

Lamb Meatballs 

 
30 COMFORT FOOD FALL RECIPES | Lamb Meatballs with Indian Curry Sauce
 
Fragrant Lamb Meatballs with Indian Curry Sauce- a simple easy dinner recipe that is full of flavor! Gluten-free and Paleo!
 

Rosemary Chicken Lasagna

30 COMFORT FOOD FALL RECIPES | Rosemary Chicken Lasagna
Rosemary Chicken Lasagna with a flavorful cream sauce. A cozy, comforting recipe, perfect for fall and winter gatherings. Pure comfort food. Can be made ahead.
 

Fesenjan

30 COMFORT FOOD RECIPES FOR FALL |A delicious recipe for Fesenjan, a Persian Walnut Pomegranate Stew with chicken and chickpeas.
A delicious recipe for Fesenjan, a luxurious Persian Walnut Pomegranate Stew with chicken and chickpeas. Earthy, rich and tangy, this is bursting with Middle Eastern Flavor! Decadent and rich, serve with Basmati Rice.

 

Oaxacan LAMB Barbacoa

30 COMFORT FOOD RECIPES FOR FALL! Mexican Lamb Barbacoa - a simple delicious recipe from Oaxaca that results in tender, juicy falling off the bone lamb perfect for tacos and burritos!
Mexican Lamb Barbacoa – a simple delicious recipe from Oaxaca that requires slow-roasting and results in the most tender, juicy falling-off-the-bone lamb perfect for tacos,  burritos, or simple over Mexican rice. A flavor fall dinner idea the whole family will love.
 
Easy Chicken Enchiladas made with the simplest of ingredients.  With just a few minutes of assembly time, bake it for 20 minutes, and dinner is ready. Everyone is happy!
 

Indian Butter Chicken

30 COMFORT FOOD RECIPES FOR FALL | Indian Butter Chicken ( or Cauliflower) with the most flavorful Tomato- Ginger garam masala sauce. Vegan Adaptable!
Indian Butter Chicken (or Cauliflower) with the most flavorful tomato- ginger Garam Masala Sauce.  Nourishing, comforting and full of flavor, it truly is the most delicious fall dinner. Vegetarian Adaptable.
 

Five Spice Pulled Pork Tacos

30 COMFORT FOOD RECIPES FOR FALL | Five Spice Pulled Pork Tacos 
Skip the pork chops and try these slow-roasted Five Spice Pulled Pork Tacos infused with fragrant Five Spice seasoning and served with Asian Slaw and a Spicy Sriracha Mayo.  A flavorful Asian twist on pulled pork tacos!
 

Instant Pot Beef Stew with Root Vegetables

Get warm and cozy with this Instant Pot Beef Stew with Root Veggies- a hearty, comforting one-pot meal made in the pressure cooker, that is keto friendly, easy to make and full of depth and flavor. #beefstew #instantpotbeefstew #instantpot #bestbeefstew

Get warm and cozy with this Instant Pot Beef Stew with Root Veggies- a hearty, comforting one-pot meal made in the pressure cooker, that is keto-friendly, easy to make and full of depth and flavor.

 

Fall Soup Recipes

Butternut Squash Soup

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Apple, Ginger and coconut and topped with toasted pumpkin seeds. This silky fall soup is full of flavor and vegan and gluten free. | #butternutsoup #butternut #vegan #fallsoup #roastedbutternutsoup www.feastingathome.com

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with apple, ginger and coconut and topped with toasted pumpkin seeds. This silky fall soup is full of flavor and is vegan and gluten-free.

Creamy Mushroom Soup with Rosemary and Garlic

You'll love this selection of cozy Comfort Food Recipes - perfect for causal gatherings, special dinners, or the on-the-holiday table! | Creamy Mushroom Soup

A simple recipe for Creamy Mushroom Soup with Rosemary and Garlic – flavorful 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!

Ribollita (Tuscan White bean Stew)

30 Comfort Food Recipes for Fall! A flavorful hearty stew from Tuscany, called Ribollita with Cannellini beans, lacinato kale, and vegetables, served with crusty bread, drizzled with a Lemon Rosemary Garlic Oil. | www.feastingathome.com
A flavorful, hearty stew from Tuscany, called Ribollita with Cannellini beans, lacinato kale, and vegetables, served with crusty bread, drizzled with Lemon Rosemary Garlic Oil.

Moussaka

Rustic Eggplant Moussaka– one of my all-time recipes ever! This authentic, delicious recipe for Eggplant Moussaka is perfect for chilly fall evenings- hearty and robust, the flavors satisfy!

Birria

30 Comfort Food Fall Recipes | An authentic recipe for Birria

An authentic recipe for Birria, a flavorful Mexican Stew made with beef, lamb or goat that can be made in an Instant Pot, Dutch Oven or Slow Cooker. Serve this in a big bowl or make Birria Tacos – the best!

Whole Roasted Chicken

30 Fall Dinner Ideas! A simple easy recipe for roast chicken with lemon, garlic and rosemary, baked in the oven over vegetables. A delicious dinner recipe! #roastchicken

A simple easy recipe for whole roast chicken with lemon, garlic and rosemary, baked in the oven over vegetables. A delicious fall dinner idea!

Middle Eastern Lamb Stew

30 COMFORT FOOD RECIPES for Fall | Middle Eastern Lamb Stew made in and Instant Pot. Comforting and flavorful, perfect for fall nights.

Middle Eastern Lamb Stew made in an Instant Pot! Comforting, warming and flavorful this fall meal is one of our reader favorites on the blog!

Slow Cooker Turkey Mushroom Bolognese

30 Fall Dinner Ideas! Slow cooker Bolognese

Slow Cooker Turkey Bolognese with Mushrooms A simple recipe for Slow Cooker Turkey Bolognese with Mushrooms- a cozy meal with lots of depth and flavor.

Lamb Meatballs 

30 COMFORT FOOD FALL RECIPES | Lamb Meatballs with Indian Curry Sauce

Fragrant Lamb Meatballs with Indian Curry Sauce- a simple easy dinner recipe that is full of flavor! Gluten-free and Paleo!

Rosemary Chicken Lasagna

A delicious recipe for creamy Chicken Lasagna with mushrooms, spinach and rosemary layered with a creamy bechamel sauce. Vegetarian-adaptable. See notes for making ahead. 

Rosemary Chicken Lasagna with a flavorful cream sauce. A cozy, comforting recipe, perfect for fall and winter gatherings. Pure comfort food. Can be made ahead.

Fesenjan

30 COMFORT FOOD RECIPES FOR FALL |A delicious recipe for Fesenjan, a Persian Walnut Pomegranate Stew with chicken and chickpeas.

A delicious recipe for Fesenjan, a luxurious Persian Walnut Pomegranate Stew with chicken and chickpeas. Earthy, rich and tangy, this is bursting with Middle Eastern Flavor! Decadent and rich, serve with Basmati Rice.

Oaxacan LAMB Barbacoa

30 COMFORT FOOD RECIPES FOR FALL! Mexican Lamb Barbacoa - a simple delicious recipe from Oaxaca that results in tender, juicy falling off the bone lamb perfect for tacos and burritos!

Mexican Lamb Barbacoa – a simple delicious recipe from Oaxaca that requires slow-roasting and results in the most tender, juicy falling-off-the-bone lamb perfect for tacos,  burritos, or simple over Mexican rice. A flavor fall dinner idea the whole family will love.

Easy Chicken Enchiladas

Easy Chicken Enchiladas made with the simplest of ingredients.  With just a few minutes of assembly time, bake it for 20 minutes, and dinner is ready. Everyone is happy! 

Easy Chicken Enchiladas made with the simplest of ingredients.  With just a few minutes of assembly time, bake it for 20 minutes, and dinner is ready. Everyone is happy!

Indian Butter Chicken

30 COMFORT FOOD RECIPES FOR FALL | Indian Butter Chicken ( or Cauliflower) with the most flavorful Tomato- Ginger garam masala sauce. Vegan Adaptable!

Indian Butter Chicken (or Cauliflower) with the most flavorful tomato- ginger Garam Masala Sauce.  Nourishing, comforting and full of flavor, it truly is the most delicious fall dinner. Vegetarian Adaptable.

Five Spice Pulled Pork Tacos

30 COMFORT FOOD RECIPES FOR FALL | Five Spice Pulled Pork Tacos 

Skip the pork chops and try these slow-roasted Five Spice Pulled Pork Tacos infused with fragrant Five Spice seasoning and served with Asian Slaw and a Spicy SrirachaMayo.  A flavorful Asian twist on pulled pork tacos!

Instant Pot Beef Stew with Root Vegetables

Get warm and cozy with this Instant Pot Beef Stew with Root Veggies- a hearty, comforting one-pot meal made in the pressure cooker, that is keto friendly, easy to make and full of depth and flavor. #beefstew #instantpotbeefstew #instantpot #bestbeefstew

Get warm and cozy with this Instant Pot Beef Stew with Root Veggies- a hearty, comforting one-pot meal made in the pressure cooker, that is keto-friendly, easy to make and full of depth and flavor.

Fall Soup Recipes

Butternut Squash Soup

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Apple, Ginger and coconut and topped with toasted pumpkin seeds. This silky fall soup is full of flavor and vegan and gluten free. | #butternutsoup #butternut #vegan #fallsoup #roastedbutternutsoup www.feastingathome.com

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with apple, ginger and coconut and topped with toasted pumpkin seeds. This silky fall soup is full of flavor and is vegan and gluten-free.

Creamy Mushroom Soup with Rosemary and Garlic

You'll love this selection of cozy Comfort Food Recipes - perfect for causal gatherings, special dinners, or the on-the-holiday table! | Creamy Mushroom Soup

A simple recipe for Creamy Mushroom Soup with Rosemary and Garlic – flavorful 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!

Ribollita (Tuscan White bean Stew)

30 Comfort Food Recipes for Fall! A flavorful hearty stew from Tuscany, called Ribollita with Cannellini beans, lacinato kale, and vegetables, served with crusty bread, drizzled with a Lemon Rosemary Garlic Oil. | www.feastingathome.com

A flavorful, hearty stew from Tuscany, called Ribollita with Cannellini beans, lacinato kale, and vegetables, served with crusty bread, drizzled with Lemon Rosemary Garlic Oil.

LOBSTER BISQUE

This Lobster Bisque Recipe is kept simple and easy with quick homemade lobster stock, big bites of lobster tail, and a creamy luscious bisque thickened with sweet potatoes. #lobsterbisque #lobster

This decadent Lobster Bisque Recipe is kept simple and easy with quick homemade lobster stock, big bites of lobster tail, and a creamy luscious bisque thickened with sweet potatoes. Perfect for a special dinner or the holiday table!

Homemade Tomato Soup

Our Best Fall Recipes! Homemade Tomato Soup made with fresh or canned tomatoes, made in under 30 minutes. Creamy, easy and Vegan-adaptable!
What is better than a comforting bowl of homemade Tomato Soup? One of my favorite fall recipes, this Homemade Tomato Soup is made with fresh or canned tomatoes, made in under 30 minutes. Creamy, easy and Vegan-adaptable

Favorite Lentil Soup

This Instant Pot Lentil Soup is cozy and comforting! Infused with fragrant Middle Eastern spices, it can be made in your Instant Pot or on your stovetop. Vegan, fast & easy. Includes a Video. 

This  Lentil Soup is cozy and comforting! Infused with fragrant Middle Eastern spices, it can be made in your Instant Pot or on your stovetop. Vegan, fast & easy. Includes a Video.

Instant Pot BEEF Chili (with dry beans)

30 Cozy Fall Recipes | Instant Pot Beef Chili with Dry Beans
 
This Instant Pot Chili is simple and easy and can be made with ground beef, turkey, or chicken, dried beans and no fuss in an Instant Pot! Cozy, hearty and flavorful, this chili is perfect for fall!

Instant Pot Wild Rice Soup

Instant Pot Wild Rice Soup with mushrooms and spinach- a healthy vegetarian soup recipe that is easy, fast and vegan adaptable! #healthy #wildricesoup #instantpot #vegetarian
Instant Pot Wild Rice Soup with mushrooms and spinach- a healthy vegetarian soup recipe that is easy, fast and vegan adaptable!

White Chicken Chili with Poblanos

30 Comfort Food Fall Recipes | White Chicken Chili
 

White Chicken Chili is made with white beans, poblano chilies, cilantro, coriander and lime. Tangy, spicy, this one-pot meal is hearty and delicious!

French Onion Soup

A cozy, comforting, classic recipe for French Onion Soup with caramelized onions in rich deep broth topped with toasty croutons and melted gruyere.  Vegan and Vegetarian Adaptable! #frenchonionsoup

A cozy, comforting, classic recipe for French Onion Soup with caramelized onions in rich deep broth topped with toasty croutons and melted gruyere.  Vegan and Vegetarian Adaptable!

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This Butternut Squash Risotto recipe couldn't be any easier. Made with leeks, and spinach with very little fuss, on your stovetop or in your Instant Pot pressure cooker. Vegan-adaptable and Gluten-free.

50 Comfort Food Recipes!

  • Author: Sylvia Fountaine | Feasting at home
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: main, fall recipes,
  • Method: stovetop
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

These Fall dinner ideas are so cozy and comforting!  Many are hearty and meaty, but we also include many vegan and vegetarian options too! Whether you are looking for cozy fall dinner ideas,  fall soup recipes, fall pasta recipes, fall salads or fall desserts, here are all your favorite fall recipes in one place! Butternut Squash Risotto


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil (or butter)
  • 2 cups sliced leeks (one extra large leek) or sub one onion
  • 4 garlic cloves, rough chopped
  • 8 sage leaves, chopped
  • 1 cup Arborio rice or short-grain Spanish rice (Bomba)
  • 2 heaping cups of butternut squash, cubed (please see notes if making on stove top!) Buying pre-cut squash saves a lot of time here!
  • 1/4 cup white wine (or skip it)
  • 2 cups veggie stock or chicken stock or broth (or water and one teaspoon or cube veggie bouillon)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, more to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon white pepper (or sub black pepper to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg the nutmeg makes this- don’t leave it out!
  • ——
  • 23 handfuls baby spinach or chopped kale
  • OPTIONAL: 1/41/2 cup parmesan, pecorino, manchego, vegan cheese or cashew cheese – or the leave cheese out and use LEEK OIL for garnish. Or stir in 1-2 tablespoons of butter or ghee, or a drizzle of olive oil.
  • Optional: Maple Glazed Pecans

Instructions

  1. Slice and rinse leeks, separating rings (rinsing will help them to soften faster).
  2. Set Instant Pot to the “Saute” function.
  3. Heat oil in the instant pot, add the rinsed leeks and stir for 2 minutes. Add garlic, sage and rice, stir for 2 minutes.
  4. Add butternut squash, and keep stirring for a couple of minutes, until there is a bit of browning on the bottom of the instant pot.
  5. Add the wine and scrape up the browned bits-  a wooden spoon is good for this. Let all the wine cook off, about 2-3 minutes. Add the stock or broth. Scrape up more browned bits. Add the salt, pepper and nutmeg, and give a good stir.
  6. Seal the instant pot and pressure cook on HIGH pressure for 6 minutes. Naturally, release for 5 minutes, then manually release. 
  7. While the Instant pot is going you could make the leek oil and/or the maple glazed pecans.
  8. Stir the risotto, adding the spinach and cheese or butter if you like, or leave them out. As the butternut breaks down a bit, it will add a nice natural creaminess to the risotto.
  9. Adjust salt to taste. If you like a “looser” risotto add a bit more broth.
  10. Garnish with optional leek oil or maple glazed pecans.

Notes

Butternut: buying pre-cut butternut squash make this recipe extra fast!

To elevate this, make the leek oil and maple glazed pecans, and perhaps top it with some additional roasted or pan-seared butternut that has been nicely caramelized.

The butternut in the instant pot will break down and almost becomes the sauce here.

STOVETOP INSTRUCTIONS: ( you will need 4-5 cups warm stock) 

  1. ROAST BUTTERNUT: Toss the cubed butternut squash with olive oil, salt and pepper and ROAST  in a 400 F oven on a parchment-lined sheet pan until caramelized and tender 25-30 minutes. At the same time make risotto.
  2. RISOTTO: In a large heavy-bottomed pot or dutch oven, heat the olive oil over medium heat and add the washed leeks. Saute until fragrant and tender, covering with the lid for a few minutes to let them steam a bit. Add garlic and sage, saute 2 more minutes until fragrant.
  3. Add the rice and saute 1 minute, stirring. Add a splash of white wine, and cook this off. Add the salt, pepper and nutmeg. Add 1-2 cups warm stock (enough to cover the rice), stir and bring to a gentle simmer. Simmer until most of the liquid is absorbed.  Continue adding broth 1 cup at a time, letting the rice absorb it slowly, stirring often over med-low heat, until the rice is plumped, slightly al dente, yet creamy, about 20-25 minutes. If adding kale, add it with the last cup of broth. If adding spinach, you can stir it in at the end. Keep the risotto thick and hearty or add more stock to loosen it up a bit.
  4. Stir in the roasted butternut and spinach and optional cheese or butter. Taste, season and adjust salt and pepper.  If bland, it probably needs more salt.
  5. Garnish with the leek oil and maple glazed pecans.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 1/4 cups. Calculated with ½ cup parmesan.
  • Calories: 321
  • Sugar: 1.9 g
  • Sodium: 471.6 mg
  • Fat: 10.4 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 48.3 g
  • Fiber: 1.5 g
  • Protein: 8.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 7.2 mg

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Comments

  1. Five spice pulled pork tacos. Brilliant. Love how you marry the cuisines into something spectacular, and original! Keep crushing it!
    Jim

  2. Thanks for sharing these. All look very delicious. Your blog has helped me to get inspired and I found joy in cooking this kind of recipe.

  3. Thank you so much for sharing the recipe with us. I learned a lot from your content. I hope to update more new recipes.

  4. Thanks for sharing these food recipes. All recipes looks very delicious.Your blog has helped me to get inspired and i found the joy in cooking this kind of recipes.

  5. Hey Sylvia!

    I’ve been enjoying your recipes for about six months now (just breaking into the fall comfort foods list) and I LOVE the flavors. Actually, I love everything about the culinary style here. I’ve told everybody I know about your blog. Your recipes and selections are incredible, and better yet — reliable! I don’t need to test them out before serving them up for my friends. And they’re actually excited to eat my food!

    Six months ago, I could hardly make more than spaghetti. My food was bland, over/underdone, and I sometimes didn’t even bother to heat up my leftovers, just shoveled ’em down lukewarm. Sad, I know.

    But your recipes have made me fall in love with cooking to the point that I’m building ALL my skills! I care about what I cook and what I eat. I use garnishes (what!?) and am even designing an indoor herb garden for my extensive rosemary needs. What used to be a chore is so much fun now! My endless thanks for your wisdom and cheer on this blog, it’s a delight to have learned so much from you.

    Ever grateful,

    E

    1. You are so kind Elle! Thanks for sharing here, and sharing with your friends. I’m so glad the blog has helped you get inspired again and love that you found the joy in cooking.❤️ It really can be so much fun. Love your indoor herb garden- I need one of those!

  6. My wife would love the way i learned from you, I am insanely excited to show her, thanks for the great content.

  7. Lasagne is the Italian name for the noodles used in a lasagna casserole. … Pasticcio is a wider category of casseroles which doesn’t have a strict definition. It is the Italian spelling, you will also see other variants such as pastitsio . It usually has noodles, but not always.

  8. how can I register on your website to receive your updates and newsletter and become a member of your community 6

    1. Hi, enter your email address where it says subscribe- on the home page, center, top bar or on the side bar.

    1. Haha, Yes, there are ALWAYS vegetarian recipes! This is just for the meat-eating folk. Take a look at these Vegetarian Recipes or these Vegan Dinner Recipes– more up your ally. 🙂

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