Enjoy the cooler months with these cozy and comforting fall inspired dinner recipes. You’ll find casseroles, soups, chilis and more using seasonal ingredients. 

As the weather turns colder in the fall, our tastes change as well. This time of the year, we are looking for hearty, comforting meals to warm us up after a long, hard day. 

You’ll find hearty soups, chilis, roasts and more using ingredients, herbs and spices typically enjoyed in the fall months. We love using squash, pumpkin and apples in our fall recipes. Many of these dishes are easy to make using crockpots and instant pots. 

We also like to use our leftovers, especially around the holidays and after eating a lot of meat, like to add more vegetarian/vegan options into the mix. Of course, every dinner needs some side dishes, so be sure to check out our fall inspired side dishes as well. 

25 Fall-Inspired Dinner Recipes to Warm You Up

This Instant Pot Turkey Turmeric Stir Fry Recipe is full of flavor thanks to turmeric and coco aminos. It comes together in just 20 minutes!

Hearty Pumpkin Casserole uses pumpkin, beans, sage and thyme. 

We love using the crock pot in the cooler months and this ham and bean soup is a warm and comforting meal. 

Pumpkin goes perfectly in chili and this pumpkin chili recipe is a delicious, vegetarian dish made in the slow cooker!

This vegan butternut squash risotto is a complete one pot meal that can be made ahead of time and enjoyed all week long. 

Or maybe you’d like to enjoy a more traditional chili recipe, like this vegetarian version

Lasagna Soup brings all the good taste of lasagna together in a simple, hearty bowl of soup.

Or you could use your Thanksgiving leftovers to make a Turkey Pot Pie

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We love acorn squash in the fall, so we love this roasted Acorn Squash stuffed with a savory mixture of ground sausage, kale and mushrooms

Who needs take out when you can make Mongolian Beef in the Instant Pot
 
This savory instant pot ham recipe with potatoes and carrots is an easy and delicious weeknight meal idea.
 
Instant Pot Sun-Dried Tomato Spaghetti Squash makes an impressive dinner seem like a breeze. 
 
This recipe for sweet potato kale hash with a fried eggs makes for a perfect customizable breakfast, brunch, lunch, or even dinner!
 
Veggie Lovers Shepherd’s Pie is made entirely of plant-based ingredients. 
 
Use your holiday leftovers to make these delicious Leftover Thanksgiving Cups!
 
Use your garden’s harvest, especially if you canned your vegetables, to make this impressive ratatouille
 
This pumpkin and sweet potato soup is flavored with pumpkin pie spices and is easy to make.
 
 
This oven-roasted allspice apple and bratwurst recipe combines sweet and savory fall flavors and makes a delicious and comforting dinner. 
 
This crockpot roast and vegetables ia s class dish that the whole family will love. 
 
This creamy white chicken chili is perfect for cooler weather and you can easily double the recipe and freeze some for later. 
 
Enjoy a Creamy Autumn Pumpkin Pasta recipe that brings you all the healthy comfort of the season.
 
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These Beef Short Ribs with Polenta are just perfect for those cold days when you’re thinking about comforting fall inspired dinner recipes.
 
This Sweet Potato Quinoa Bowl has sweet, heat, spice, texture, flavor, and nutrients galore!
 
This spaghetti squash alfredo is made with a lightened-up sauce that tastes just as delicious as the more traditional one!