Fall Recipes to Make Now!

Seasonal Fall recipes to try and love! I’ve rounded up some spectacular dishes using local produce with a healthy profile. Need some inspiration? Try one… try them all!

21 Comforting recipes include Soups, Salads, Comfort Foods, Mains and Something Sweet.

Before I get serious with all my Thanksgiving recipes ~ here are many of my well-tested and creative favorite Fall Recipes.

Click on titles – to discover each recipe.


Celery Root Bisque Soup with Garlic Pita Croutons

A healthy Vegan soup with a creamy texture from the celery root (celeriac) and potatoes. Delicious and Silky Smooth. Dairy Free. Add a swirl of Cashew Cream for a decorative touch.

Mediterranean Vegetable Soup

Here is how I make a wonderful, hearty and healthy Vegetable Soup with Mediterranean ingredients. 6 cups of vegetables in this soup ~ use your favorite Fall varieties. Basil, Kale & Chive Pistou adds an extra layer of flavor.

Kabocha Squash Soup with Apples and Cashew Crema – Vegan

Kabocha Squash has a sweet taste, velvety texture – perfect for soup.
See my easy way to peel a Kabocha Squash. You’ll love the Cashew Crema with hints of maple & cinnamon ~ the Spiced Cashews make a terrific, crunchy garnish.

Incredible Instant Pot Split Pea Soup – With Too Many Vegetables

The comfort soup of the season! Your Instant Pot will cook this soup beautifully… healthy & hearty. As soon as the weather gets chilly – this is the soup I adore. Make a batch and have for the week, or freeze some for a quick meal later.

Quick and Healthy Chicken Soup with Ginger and Vegetables

A bevy of vegetables enrich this soup; ginger adds a boost of flavor with powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Add any Fall root veggies of winter squash – delicious!


Fall Salad with Pears, Pomegranate Seeds and Zesty Garlic Confit Vinaigrette

Fall’s produce comes together in this simple salad with bold flavors.
A delicious and healthy Fall Salad with Caramelized Pears, three Greens, julienned Purple Carrots, Pecan Halves, Pomegranate Seeds and an awesome Zesty Garlic Confit Vinaigrette.

Zesty Garlic Confit Vinaigrette

A Zesty-Lemony Vinaigrette with mellow Garlic Confit ~ softened Garlic and OilI’m using Meyer lemons. I have a good stash of end-of-summer garlic I use for the next few months.

Karen’s Garlic Confit ~ A Silky, Spreadable Condiment

I’m adding my Garlic Confit to the Salad section ~ It adds so much flavor to all salad dressings you will make this season!

Fall Salad with Chèvre and Apples

A salad to “fall” in love with! Starring Fall ingredients like Radicchio, Pink Pearl Apples, Pink Radishes, Delicate Squash and teamed with Chèvre Cheese and Pistachios. Dress the salad with My Shallot-Thyme Vinaigrette.

Waldorf Salad with Roasted Delicata Squash, Kale and Apples

This classic American salad gets a revamp with a lighter taste. Lots of crunch from the seasonal apples, celery and walnuts with mellow additions ~ kale, roasted squash, grapes and a creamy cinnamon yogurt drizzle.

COMFORT FOODS: (we need right now!)

Garlic Cheesy Toast with Garlic Confit

This Garlic Toast takes garlic bread to a new level! Sourdough Bread gains flavor from the outdoor grill – kissed twice with garlic… Garlic Confit Oil and Softened Garlic Confit Cloves.
A little soft on the inside, crispy around the edges…not quite a “toast” ~ just the most DELICIOUS garlic bread/toast you ever had! And, quite simple to prepare!

Karen’s Mac n Cheese with Butternut Squash and Apples

What’s better than homemade macaroni and cheese? Here’s a recipe that is creamy, rich and has a crunchy topping that is irresistible! (Awesome Gluten-Free option too.) Adding cubes of Butternut Squash and Apples makes for an interesting, updated Fall Macaroni and Cheese. Adds interest and depth of flavor.

Sweet Potato Tater-Tots with Tortilla Crumbs ~ Hot Sauce Honey-Butter Glaze and Blue Cheese Dip

Crispy tater-tots with a healthy profile. Rolled in multi-grain tortilla chips and baked- served with a Honey-Hot Sauce -Butter Glaze and Blue Cheese Dip.


Butternut Squash Gnocchi ~ It’s Gluten Free

These pillowy gnocchi include roasted butternut squash in the dough and also in the final dish ~ serve with simple browned butter and fresh herbs. A Fall-inspired recipe with healthy ingredients.

Shrimp with Charred Brocollini and Shiitake “Bacon” – Browned Butter Balsamic Drizzle

A skillet dish with an amazing flavor combination – healthful and colorful. Shiitake “Bacon” is a game changer – my tasters said taste just like the real thing… but Vegan. Broccoli is in season now through November yet available year-round.

Delicious Sheet Pan Chicken & Vegetables with Apple Cider Glaze

All cooked on one pan! Chicken, Delicata Squash Rings and Shallots roast in the oven and produces a delicious simple dinner.
Make the Apple Cider Glaze on the stovetop as the sheet pan cooks.
In the style of French Chicken Normandy… this is a genius sauce… easy too!

Fall Chicken Cacciatore

The Ultimate Chicken Stew with Fall Vegetables, Apple Brandy and Tarragon. A slow cooking braise fills your house with the most tempting of scents! Reheats Well! Gluten- free. Great for a weekday meal and perfect for company.


Baked Applesauce Donuts with Brown Butter Caramel Maple Glaze

A super-satisfying treat you bake in donut tins. Top with Brown Butter Caramel Maple Glaze or Cinnamon-Sugar…your choice! Light and satisfying – no frying!

Applesauce Linzer Bars (Gluten-Free Variation as well)

Tastes like an apple crumb pie in a bar! Perfect for your Thanksgiving dessert buffet – not too sweet with a touch of warm spices.

Maple Zucchini Walnut Bread – Gluten Free

A delicious and moist Gluten Free Zucchini Quick Bread using Maple Syrup three ways ~ in the bread, glaze and glazed walnuts. Not too sweet with healthful ingredients. Easily made Vegan.

Maple Glazed Walnuts

These Maple Glazed Walnuts are in the above Zucchini bread; makes it special Can make ahead of time… add them as well to your Fall salads.

Pumpkin Scones with Pecans, Cranberries and Coconut

Bakery quality scones! Barely sweet and irresistible – made from your pantry ingredients… with a secret ingredient: coconut milk.

Such a wonderful time of year – enjoys the flavors of Fall Cooking!


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