After a summer of salads and grilling, we welcome the shift to autumn cooking, with its warm flavors and seasonal ingredients. Soups and stews are just the thing for cooler temperatures, and since they also hold up well for a day or two, any leftovers are perfect for filling a thermos or reheating for a work-from-home lunch the next day. From French onion soup, pictured here, and split pea soup with ham to vegetable soup and chili (a can’t-miss recipe from comedian Jimmy Fallon), you’ll find a wide variety of delicious classics to choose from here. Best of all, they’re tried-and-true recipes worth adding to your weeknight dinner routine: Each recipe in this collection is among the most popular among our readers. And you’ll find more than just dinner here—there are also sweet treats that speak to the season.
Apples, of course, pop up in abundance in this gallery. Whether you’re looking for a side dish—such as braised red cabbage with apple and onion—or a main course—like pork chops with apple and onions—we’ve got you covered. There’s also a Brussels sprouts salad that has a bit of apple flavor thanks to its warm apple cider dressing an a number of wonderful apple-themed desserts, including a crisp, a pie, and a cake.
It wouldn’t be fall without butternut squash soup, but you’ll find some other excellent squash-centric recipes in the slides ahead, as well. Acorn squash lasagna is a tasty alternative to the traditional baked dish, and roasted spaghetti squash with herbs is a creative take on pasta with pesto, incorporating Parmesan cheese, parsley, cilantro, and toasted and chopped hazelnuts. Lastly, does pumpkin cheesecake count as a squash-themed recipe? We think so. It’s a classic ending to any fall meal (with the added bonus of being a great make-ahead treat, so it’s ideal for entertaining).