11 Ina Garten Recipes Perfect for Fall Cooking

updated Oct 6, 2023
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Ina Garten's roasted vegetable lasagna in a baking dish

We’re happy to make an Ina Garten recipe any day of the year, but there’s just something about the fall season that really has us wanting to channel our inner Barefoot Contessa. Maybe it’s because soon the days will get shorter and the air will cool, and we’ll return to cranking up our ovens and craving cozy comfort food. Here are 11 of our favorite Ina recipes — the ones we always find ourselves turning to this time of year.

Ina Garten’s Fall Recipes

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Roasted Vegetable Lasagna

The problem with most vegetable lasagnas is that when they cook, excess liquid in the veggies can make the dish watery. Ina’s solution? Roasting the vegetables first. Not only does it make everything tender and succulent, but it also deepens the flavors, so it tastes rich and meaty.

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Wild Mushroom & Farro Soup

This hearty, rustic soup is exactly what we crave in sweater weather. Feel free to leave the pancetta out if you’d like to make it vegetarian.

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Devil's Food Cake

This showstopping chocolate layer cake from Ina Garten’s new cookbook, Cooking for Jeffrey, comes with a make-ahead strategy so you can end your evening on a sweet note, without breaking a sweat.

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Roasted Eggplant Parmesan
Ina Garten's cheesy, saucy, crispy-crunchy eggplant Parmesan, made with roasted eggplant slices instead of fried.
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Roast a Perfect Chicken
Learn the simplest, easiest method for roasting a chicken at home.
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Chicken Taco Chili

Ina’s chili stands out from the rest because she swap the beans for extra vegetables and she adds one surprise ingredient: basil. The herb might sound strange in chili, but it lends herbaceous brightness that can’t be beat.

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Chocolate Banana Crumb Cake

A banana cake feels right any time of year, but the chocolate-cinnamon streusel on this one is especially perfect for fall.

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Cider-Roasted Pork Tenderloins with Roasted Plum Chutney

What’s great about this recipe is that almost all of the components can be made ahead of time. You can prepare the chutney as far ahead as you need, and start marinating the pork tenderloins the morning of, or the night before. Then at dinnertime, you just have to pop the tenderloins into the oven to roast.

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Chicken Marbella
Ina's take on a classic '80s dinner party main in which chicken is marinated with prunes, vinegar, olives, capers, and garlic for a sweet, briny dish.
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Triple Chocolate Loaf Cakes
With its crackly top and walnut-and-chocolate-studded crumb, Ina Garten's triple chocolate loaf cake might just be her best chocolate dessert yet.
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Chipotle & Rosemary Spiced Nuts

Ready for one more pre-Thanksgiving-dinner appetizer? What about a handful of herbed, salty, sweet, and tangy nuts from Ina Garten’s new book? We say yes.

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