5 Easy Fall Recipes You Have To Try Now
When you go grocery shopping or prep meals for the week, do you often consider what’s in season when you shop? In the age of globalization, where you can enjoy tropical fruits from much warmer climates year-round, planning your meals around seasonal produce can feel unnecessary, however, it can have a huge impact on your community and the environment.
Eating seasonally is sustainable, helps support local farmers, the produce tastes much fresher and you can save a ton of money because there is an excess of what’s in season. This is especially true when you buy organic produce. It can also be fun to try to figure out clever ways to cook with a fruit or produce.
Here are our favorite fall recipes according to what’s in season. Bon appetite!
Butternut Squash Tacos
Squash are one of the first foods we often think of when considering fall produce. They are as synonymous with fall as the leaves turning, however knowing how to prepare them for dinner presents a challenge.
If you haven’t experimented with butternut squash, you’re missing out. It is soft, sweet and yummy, kinda like a sweet potato’s more vegetable-y cousin. They are a great way to dial your regular-schmegular Taco Tuesday up a culinary notch.
Sweet Potato Chilli
Sweet potatoes are delicious, incredibly nutritious and much better for you than regular old Russet potatoes. By now, we are all familiar with oven-baked sweet potato fries and they are amazing, but one often wonders, what else can I do with sweet potatoes? Make a tasty veggie chili, that’s what!
One Pan Green Shakshuka With Leeks and Swiss Chard
This dish is how you make really good use of all the hearty green vegetables that peak in fall. It’s a tasty and incredibly nutritious meal that looks significantly fancier than the time it takes to make it.
12-minute Broccoli Pasta
Instead of boiling broccoli and using it as a side, why not make it the center of attention? Despite its less-than-sexy reputation, broccoli can be quite delicious when it’s seasoned well and paired with the right ingredients.
Pear and Gorgonzola Pizza
Don’t be intimidated, pizza is actually not very difficult to make at home in your own oven, especially when you buy the dough from the grocery store. Most stores sell raw dough in the pre-prepared aisle. Pears are in season and you can make pear pizza at home like a true gourmet chef!
If you are a one-pot and done kind of person, check out our other fall recipe ideas featuring lots of slow-cooked comfort food. Yum!
Have your own go-to dishes for fall? Share your recipes in the comments below.