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12 Impressive Fall Dishes You Can Make in a Snap

published Nov 4, 2022
Cranberry chicken in a cast iron pan, on a wooden tabletop with a burlap napkin next to it.
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Fall is arguably the busiest season. On top of juggling school and work schedules, there are multiple holidays, all of which have culinary demands. That’s why recipes that come together quickly and easily are a saving grace. They’re not only helpful on hectic weeknights; they can also make Thanksgiving and other fall gatherings more enjoyable — for you and your guests.

While these crowd-pleasing dishes can be extra comforting, they can also trigger uncomfortable heartburn. According to gastroenterologist Dr. Samantha Nazareth, “Foods like cranberry sauce, spicy stuffing, heavy gravy, and chocolate dessert can exacerbate symptoms for individuals who already deal with heartburn.” But there’s an easy way for everyone to enjoy mealtime. “If you run into unexpected heartburn when enjoying your favorite holiday spreads and dishes, keep PEPCID Complete® nearby because it contains the speed of an antacid with the long-lasting power of an acid reducer,” says Dr. Nazareth.

Make these simple and straightforward recipes a recurring part of your fall table, and keep PEPCID Complete® on hand to indulge comfortably.

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While Brussels sprouts are delicious roasted plain and simple, they’re even better when combined with smoky bacon and tossed in a sweet apple cider glaze.

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Tomato sauce, spicy Italian sausage, and cheese are common heartburn triggers. But since PEPCID Complete® starts working in seconds and lasts all day or night*, you can focus on savoring the cheesy goodness without the interruption of heartburn.

*Based on 9-hour acid control studies during the day and 12-hour acid control studies during the night. Acid control does not imply symptom relief.

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Pro tip: use shredded meat from a grocery-store rotisserie chicken to make these satisfying sandwiches in mere minutes.

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We suggest making a double batch of the sage and basil pesto that’s drizzled onto this risotto. Store it in the fridge for a few days and enjoy it tossed with pasta, spooned onto baked chicken or fish, or even folded into scrambled eggs.

When you’re cozying up to a warm bowl of this rich, velvety soup, heartburn is the last thing you want to have on your mind. Tomatoes are notorious for causing heartburn, so keep PEPCID Complete® close by to keep heartburn symptoms at bay.

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If you want to give this tangy skillet chicken even more autumnal vibes, replace the white wine with red and swap the basil with rosemary.

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A combination of almond and coconut flour makes these decadent chocolate muffins naturally gluten-free. They’re a great option for breakfast on the go, too.

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Cinnamon and cloves lend a warming spiciness to this Mexican hot chocolate. For the discomfort that chocolate may cause, “PEPCID Complete® can be taken whenever you have unexpected heartburn,” Dr. Nazareth says. So, you can still enjoy this cozy treat on chilly days.

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A garlicky marinade that’s spiced up with hot sauce and cayenne pepper lends big flavor to this Cajun-inspired fried turkey.

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What makes this garlic bread primed and ready for Thanksgiving (or any fall meal for that matter)? The sweet and savory brown sugar garlic butter that’s scented with smoked paprika and sage.

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This cheesy baked spaghetti is the easiest way to feed crowd. Here, the usual tomato sauce is replaced with an herby green sauce made with roasted poblano peppers (which are a heartburn trigger, but with PEPCID Complete® you can minimize heartburn because it starts to work in seconds and lasts for hours).

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A gooey bowl of mac and cheese is a treat any time of year, but it always feels especially welcomed in the fall. If you serve this at Thanksgiving, don’t expect to have any left over.