25 Must-Make Recipes to Help You Jump into Fall

(Image credit: Maria Siriano)

We know that the transition from summer to fall can be rough. Gone are the long days, trips to the beach or pool, and perfectly ripe heirloom tomatoes at the farmers market. But there are some pretty great things about fall as well — pumpkin, for example, not to mention all the apples and hearty greens that start showing up at the market. To help make the seasonal transition a little easier, here are 25 of our favorite recipes that will get you excited about cooler temperatures.

Fall Breakfasts

The arrival of fall has a special way of making breakfast a whole lot cozier. Ring in the new season with spiced muffins filled with pears or pumpkin, an apple-studded breakfast casserole, or totally irresistible sweet potato pancakes.

Schnitzel and Pear Salad with Wheat Beer Vinaigrette(Image credit: Christine Han)

Hearty Fall Salads

It’s time to swap your light summer salads for something a little heartier. Ingredients like nutty grains, roasted squash, apples, and pears will certainly do the trick.

Vegan Sweet Potato Chowder(Image credit: Christine Han)

Soups, Stews, and Chilis

The chill in the air will be here soon enough, which means you’ll need a solid roster of soups, stews, and chilis to warm you up at dinner.

Slow-Cooker Chicken in Milk(Image credit: Emma Christensen)

Must-Make Fall Dinners

Add cozy, comforting dinners like sweet potato casserole, squash curry, and ultra-tender chicken in milk in your early fall meal plan and you won’t regret it.

Rustic Pear and Apple Galette(Image credit: Kelli Foster)

Essential Fall Desserts

The very best part of fall is, of course, fall baking. It’s the season for all things pumpkin, apple crisps, galettes, and cakes scented with warm spices.