15 Cozy Fall Recipes for Dinner You Need to Make This Month


No disrespect to my favorite taco recipe, but the time of year has come where I’m all about cozy fall recipes for dinner…and, well, any meal really.

Of course, I’m all about an easy soup recipe for a simple weeknight dinner or even served alongside thick slices of homemade bread for Sunday night dinner.

I also love a good, cozy one pot meal, slow cooker recipe or sheet pan dinner to make the most of dinnertime. These 15 fall recipes check all the boxes!

  1. Instant Pot Cajun Chili Recipe
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    • We eat a lot of chili in the fall and winter months, but this Instant Pot cajun chili recipe is not your average chili recipe, friends. With a decided Creole twist, this chili packs spicy notes of paprika and cayenne pepper, punches of zesty garlic and onion, loaded with andouille sausage, ground chicken and tender shrimp.
  2. Beef Lombardi Recipe
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    • Not only is our beef lombardi recipe a delicious and easy one pot meal everyone will love, but it’s also freezer-friendly so you can prep it in advance or make the most of the leftovers. Ground beef is cooked in a large deep skillet and seasoned with garlic, herbs, tomato paste, and diced tomatoes. When done, everything is topped with sour cream, black olives, and chives.
  3. Tex Mex Enchilada Meatballs Recipe
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    • Our much loved recipe for juicy and flavorful Tex Mex enchilada meatballs is made with a combination of ground beef and chorizo then simmered in a Texas style homemade enchilada sauce. While these enchilada meatballs are perfect as an appetizer, we love serving them as a main dish with simple seasoned rice or stuffed into a meatball sub.
  4. Easy Cheeseburger Skillet Recipe
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    • If you loved Hamburger Helper as a kid, it’s time to level up your dinner game with our easy cheeseburger skillet recipe – it’s a total winner of a meal. It’s easy to prepare, delicious to eat and simple to clean up! My favorite way to do dinner, especially during the week. Made with lots of chunky ground beef, orzo, cheese, mustard and tomatoes, your favorite burger is about to have competition.
  5. Slow Cooker Tuscan White Bean Soup with Sausage Recipe
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    • Of course, you can’t talk about cozy and easy fall dinner recipes without mentioning soup. This slow cooker Tuscan white bean soup recipe made with sausage is a truly warming meal on chilly days. It’s easy to toss the ingredients together and then your Crock Pot does the work for you making it a cinch to have dinner waiting for you on busy weeknights!
  6. Sheet Pan Sausage Dinner Recipe
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    • This sheet pan sausage dinner is truly inspired by the flavors of fall. Cheesy sausage is baked alongside sweet potatoes, apples and a simple apricot glaze for a dinner truly delicious and sings of cozy season. The best part? From prep to table, you’ve got dinner served up in 45 minutes or less making it a great fall dinner option any day of the week.
  7. Mexican Rice Skillet Recipe
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    • One of our most popular one pot meals, this Mexican rice skillet recipe is a hero for busy parents. Skillet dinners are great because you only get one pan dirty, and dinner is ready in about 25 minutes – win! This Mexican rice skillet combines rice, corn, black beans, ground beef or veggie beef crumbles, cheese and lots of toppings like tomatoes and avocado.
  8. Sheet Pan Honey Garlic Lemon Chicken Recipe
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    • Another easy dinner recipe, this sheet pan honey garlic lemon chicken with veggies recipe will quickly become a favorite of the entire family. It’s so quick and easy to prep, and clean up is breeze! Chicken, green beans and potatoes roast beautifully together while the lemon honey garlic sauce is absolute magic.
  9. Slow Cooker Salisbury Steaks Recipe
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    • Plan to bookmark this one to make again and again, friends. This slow cooker Salisbury steaks recipe is effectively our most popular recipe of all time! These juicy and flavorful Salisbury steaks take just a few minutes to put together. Mix the ground beef with the seasonings and whisk together the gravy then the slow cooker does the work.
  10. Instant Pot Honey Mustard Pork Chops Recipe
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    • Using the Instant Pot is one of the best dinner hacks going and our Instant Pot honey mustard pork chops recipe is no exception to this rule. Boneless pork chops are browned right in the Instant Pot and then smothered in the tangy, sweet honey mustard sauce. The pork turns out so tender in the pressure cooker – the best!
  11. Three Bean Vegetarian Chili Recipe
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    • Our three bean vegetarian chili recipe is one of our favorite chili recipes of all time making it one of our favorite fall dinner recipes at that! This unique veggie chili recipe packs a few unexpected additions like cinnamon and unsweetened cocoa powder giving it a rich, savory depth of flavor that you will absolutely love.
  12. Skillet Meatball Lasagna Recipe
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    • Another easy weeknight dinner recipe to put in your rotation this fall, our skillet meatball lasagna recipe is made with just a handful of ingredients you likely already have in your pantry. What’s better than that?! In under 30 minutes and with just one pot, you’ll have a seriously delicious dinner on the table, made with cavatappi pasta, mini meatballs and lots of cheese.
  13. Instant Pot Pav Bhaji Recipe
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    • Chances are you haven’t had anything quite like our Instant Pot pav bhaji recipe, which is all the more reason to give this simple and delicious recipe a try! If you love exotic street food, pav bhaji is a popular Indian street food made of spicy mashed vegetables served with hot buttery bread. Make it in your Instant Pot for an easy tasty meal.
  14. Instant Pot Turkey Tenderloin with Mushroom Gravy Recipe
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    • Craving the ultimate fall dinner recipe? Check out our Instant Pot turkey tenderloin with mushroom gravy! Now you can have all the flavors of Thanksgiving dinner any day of the week, any time the craving hits you this fall. It’s the perfect comfort food, all ready to be served in under an hour.

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