Top 10 Cool-Weather Recipes for Fall

As my brother-in-law would say, “I’ve got that wintertime, wintertime fatness…” Tis the season for eating and I love crackin’ out the ole’ crock pot for some feel-good fall flavors. Here are some recipes for fall that I can’t wait to make over the next few months.

1. Crock Pot BBQ Chicken (for sliders, tacos or lettuce wraps)

Crock Pot BBQ Chicken

This is as easy as it gets. I make some variation of this recipe every month or so. It certainly satisfies year-round but is especially comforting this time of year. Take your favorite BBQ sauce, throw in some boneless, skinless chicken breasts with some chopped onions, salt, pepper and garlic salt and you’ve got yourself a meal, my friends. I love to have it on Hawaiian sweet rolls or you can have it in a lettuce wrap if you’re trying to be healthy.

I always look for recipes that can be re-constituted as leftovers throughout the week and this is definitely one of them. You can easily turn this into zesty tacos or a spicy grilled cheese so you don’t get bored while you’re working through the leftovers.

2. Brown Butter Garlic Carrots – Rasa Malaysia 

Brown Butter Garlic Honey Roasted Carrots

So this is definitely more of a side, but I brought a similar dish to Thanksgiving at my family’s last year and it was a hit. These look easy enough to make so I can’t wait to test this recipe out next. It would be great paired with any of the recipes in this list which shows its versatility.

3. Butternut Squash Macaroni & Cheese – Jessica Gavin

Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese

Butternut squash, sharp cheddar, classic elbow macaroni and panko bread crumbs make this twist on a classic a winner. I haven’t tried making this yet but it looks easy enough to attempt on a weeknight and I love Mac and Cheese enough to want all the leftovers for myself.

4. French Onion Soup – Tyler Florence 

French Onion Soup

This one is an old favorite of mine. It can take awhile to make so it’s probably more of a Sunday night meal for me but the leftovers get better and better as that rosemary steeps, so it’s well worth your time. Hot, herbacious, comforting and enough leftovers to last a week. What more do you want?

5. Apple & Gouda Grilled Cheese – Domestic Superhero

Apple and Gouda Grilled Cheese

I love apples. I love gouda. I LOVE grilled cheese. This looks so easy to make and so delicious for an easy weeknight dinner. I plan on having this with some tomato soup for dipping and a side of those weirdly addictive Trader Joe’s White Truffle Potato Chips. Treat yo’self.

6. Roasted Sweet Potato with Chickpeas, Feta & Cilantro – The Wiegands

Roasted Sweet Potato with Chickpeas, Feta and Cilantro

How insane is this pic? The second I found this on Pinterest, I knew I had to make it. Most of my family is now vegetarian so I think this could be the perfect dish to make at our next get-together.

7. Spicy White Cheddar Beer Cheese Soup – A Flavor Journal

Spicy White Cheddar Beer Cheese Soup

Okay, so I’m not even going to try and pretend that this is remotely healthy. But I friggin love beer cheese soup and this one looks like a must-try. The next time a cheese craving hits, I’m making this.

8. Thai Butternut Squash Red Curry – Little Spice Jar

Mmmm…curry is perfect for a cold winter night and this recipe utilizes all the flavors of the season with butternut squash and warm, flavorful spices. Served over some jasmine or basmati rice, I think this would be a perfectly satisfying vegetarian supper!

9. The Best Healthy Turkey Chili – Ambitious Kitchen

This is another one of those recipes that looks easy enough to make on a Sunday but versatile enough to be enjoyed throughout the week – on sliders, tacos and of course, as classic chili.

10. Slow Cooker Apple Crisp – The Kitchn

I love apple crisp (with ice cream) and this one couldn’t be easier. Toss the ingredients in a crockpot and 3 hours later, you’re good to go. Plus, that paper towel trick to catch the steam and keep things crispy is SO genius.

What are your favorite seasonal recipes for fall and winter? Comment below and link to the recipe if you can! Sharing is caring. 🙂


  1. October 30, 2017 / 8:18 am

    Yum! Can’t wait to try making the butternut squash red curry!

    • Anna Christine
      October 30, 2017 / 8:51 am

      Me too! I could really go for some right now…lol

  2. Amru Samman
    November 5, 2017 / 9:17 am

    This list is ridiculous! I could seriously go through everything on here in one sitting!

    • Anna Christine
      November 5, 2017 / 9:35 am

      Yes, clearly I was hungry when I was writing this lol.

    • Anna Christine
      November 9, 2017 / 1:24 pm

      comfort food = my favorite kind of food! Thanks for stopping by, Keda!

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