45 Fall Dinners You’ll Love

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Looking for the best fall dinners that are cozy and comforting? Whether you like soup, pasta or rice dishes, you can count on these recipes. We have gathered over 40 of our tried and true family friendly recipes for you to try. These are the best fall dinner recipes that are comforting and easy to make, making them perfect for weeknight dinners or a weekend gathering. You can find one pot meals, hearty soups and stews, creamy pasta and rice as well as vegetarian fall recipes here!

Looking for delicious fall recipes for dinner? Whether you like soup, pasta or rice dishes, you can count on theses recipes. We have gathered over 40 of our tried and true family friendly recipes for you to try. These are the best fall recipes that are comforting and easy to make. You can find one pot meals, hearty soups and stews, creamy pasta and rice as well as vegetarian fall recipes here!


 

Delicious Fall Dinner Ideas To Try

Ash Reshteh – Persian Noodle Soup

Ash reshteh
4.84 from 60 votes

Ash Reshteh Recipe (Persian Noodle Soup)

Ash Reshteh is a popular Iranian soup that’s simple, easy and very flavorful. This vegetarian Persian soup is made with herbs, legumes and caramelized onion, perfect for any day of the year.
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two bowls of Persian noodle soup on a wooden backdrop.

Creamy Butternut Squash Pasta

Butternut squash pasta in a bowl.
5 from 2 votes

Creamy Butternut Squash Pasta

This delicious butternut squash pasta is the perfect dinner for fall. Roasted butternut squash mixed with ricotta and vibrant spices makes for a creamy sauce that goes with any type of pasta.
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Butternut squash pasta in a bowl.

Creamy Spinach Pesto Pasta

5 from 14 votes

Creamy Spinach Pesto Pasta

This spinach pesto pasta is creamy and rich, plus it's loaded with vegetables. Easy to make and ready in 30 minutes, this vegetarian pasta is both healthy and delicious.
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a hand with a fork getting pasta from a bowl.

Easy Chicken Lentil Soup Recipe

4.87 from 43 votes

Easy Chicken Lentil Soup Recipe

Enjoy an easy chicken lentil soup that's full of Mediterranean flavor. Seasoned with warm spices and packed with veggies, this soup is all you need for a hearty dinner.
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bowl of lentil soup with chicken topped with dill and lemon slices.

Italian Sausage Pasta

4.84 from 30 votes

Italian Sausage Pasta in Instant Pot

Italian sausage pasta made in instant pot is an easy quick dinner that the whole family will love. This one pot sausage pasta is the perfect dish for busy weeknights! 
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pasta and sausage topped with parmesan cheese.

Instant pot chicken soup

5 from 6 votes

Instant Pot Chicken Soup Recipe

This comforting instant pot chicken soup is ready in 25 minutes and is the perfect weeknight dinner. Flavored with warm spices such as cinnamon and cumin, this soup is very comforting. This comforting instant pot chicken soup is the perfect weeknight dinner. Learn how to make soup in a pressure cooker with this guide and video.
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tow bowls of chicken soup with vegetables.

Quick and Easy Sausage Gnocchi Soup

5 from 12 votes

Sausage Gnocchi Soup

Sausage gnocchi soup is easy and ready in 30 minutes. It's perfect for a quick weeknight dinner that's hearty and simple.
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sausage gnocchi soup in a Dutch oven.

Greek lemon chicken orzo soup

4.96 from 49 votes

Greek Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup Recipe

Greek lemon chicken orzo soup is easy and packed with flavor. This healthy soup is creamy, hearty and so tasty, perfect for a cozy dinner.
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three bowls of Greek chicken and orzo soup on a white backdrop.

One Pan Chicken Parmesan Pasta

chicken parmesan pasta.
4.27 from 38 votes

One Pan Chicken Parmesan Pasta

A healthier version of an all-time favorite, this One Pan Chicken Parmesan Pasta is great for weeknight dinners and is ready in less than 40 minutes!
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A wooden spoon scooping pasta out of pan.

Greek Chicken and Potatoes

4.66 from 23 votes

Greek Chicken And Potatoes Recipe

This Greek chicken and potatoes is the perfect dinner. Made in one pan with lots of garlic and lemon, every bit of this baked chicken and potatoes is juicy and packed with flavor.
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roasted chicken and potatoes in an oval dish.

Soutzoukakia – Greek Baked Meatballs

4.86 from 7 votes

Soutzoukakia Greek Baked Meatballs in Tomato Sauce

Soutzoukakia also known as Greek baked meatballs in tomato sauce is a classic recipe that's full of flavor. Juicy meatballs cooked in a flavorful rich tomato sauce makes the perfect recipe. Follow along for all my tips and tricks to make the juiciest meatballs!
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Greek meatballs in tomato sauce on a bed of rice.

Mediterranean Green Lentil Soup

4.67 from 205 votes

Easy Mediterranean Green Lentil Soup

Here's a green lentil soup with a Mediterranean twist. Packed with vegetables and spices, this recipe proves that healthy soups don't have to be bland!
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A bowl of Mediterranean green lentil soup topped with parsley and lemon.

Dami Gojeh Farangi – Persian One Pot Tomato Rice

Persian tomato rice dami gojeh farangi.
4.72 from 46 votes

Persian One Pot Tomato Rice – Dami Gojeh Farangi

Persian tomato rice is an easy vegetarian dish full of amazing flavors. This one pot rice recipe uses very few ingredients and can be prepared in no time!
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One pot Persian tomato rice dami gojeh farangi on a plate.

Greek one pan chicken and rice

4.48 from 17 votes

Greek One Pan Chicken and Rice

An easy one pan chicken and rice recipe made Greek style! Juicy chicken and flavorful rice make the perfect weeknight dinner that's easy yet super delicious.
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cooked chicken breast on rice with olives and lemon.

Pastitsio – Greek lasagna

4.91 from 44 votes

Easy Greek Pastitsio Recipe

Pastitsio is a Greek pasta bake that's bursting with flavor. Layers of pasta, meat sauce and bechamel sauce makes this dish so unique and delicious.
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pasta topped with a ground beef sauce and bechamel sauce.

Persian Stuffed Potato Patties

4.84 from 12 votes

Persian Stuffed Potato Patties

These stuffed potato patties are the perfect weeknight dinner. Creamy mashed potatoes are stuffed with a tasty beef filling and seared to perfection. 
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stuffed potato cakes on two plates with tomato and parsley.

Instant Pot Chicken and Rice

4.67 from 33 votes

Easy Instant Pot Chicken and Rice

Instant pot chicken and rice is ready in less than 30 minutes! Packed with veggies and so much flavor, this dish is perfect for a quick dinner!
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A platter of chicken and rice with vegetables with a serving plate on a white backdrop.

Turkish Roasted Chicken and Vegetables

5 from 9 votes

Roasted Chicken and Vegetables Turkish Style

Roasted chicken and vegetables is perfect for a healthy weeknight dinner. Chicken is flavored with spices and roasted on a bed of vegetables with a tasty sauce all in one dish. It's a simple classic dinner that everyone loves.
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roasted chicken and vegetables in an oven baking dish.

Keftedes – Greek Meatballs

4.81 from 21 votes

Easy Greek Meatballs Recipe (Keftedes)

Keftedes are Greek meatballs that are juicy, delicious and easy to make. Serve them with some pita, salad and tzatziki for a complete Mediterranean meal!
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meatballs with vegetables, tzatziki and pita.

Fasolakia – Greek green beans

Fasolakia
5 from 15 votes

Fasolakia (Greek Green Beans)

Fasolakia is a Greek green bean recipe that proves that green beans need not be bland. Tender green beans braised in olive oil and tomato make this a mouthwatering vegetarian and gluten free main or side dish.
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A serving plate with Greek green beans topped with lemon.

Spanakorizo – Greek spinach rice

5 from 16 votes

Spanakorizo Greek Spinach Rice Recipe

Spanakorizo is a classic Greek spinach rice that's easy and comforting. You only need a few ingredients to make this delicious vegetarian recipe.
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A plate and platter of Greek spinach rice for fall dinner with olives and tomatoes.

Crispy Orange Glazed Salmon

5 from 4 votes

Crispy Orange Glazed Salmon Recipe

This is an easy orange glazed salmon recipe that's perfect for a weeknight dinner. Enjoy a delicious, crispy pan seared salmon cooked with a homemade orange glaze.  

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Salmon slices in a pan topped with orange glaze and slices of orange.

One Pan Jambalaya Pasta

5 from 3 votes

One Pan Jambalaya Pasta

Have a warm bowl of One Pan Jambalaya Pasta any day of the year – this dish is full of flavors and takes less than an hour to come together. Perfect comfort food!
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jambalaya pasta in a bowl with a fork.

Meygoo Polo – Persian Shrimp and Rice

4.69 from 32 votes

Persian Style Shrimp and Rice (Meygoo Polo)

Try the classic combination of shrimp and rice with a Persian twist. This dish is packed with delicious and warm Middle Eastern spices! Master this recipe by watching our video and step-by-step tutorial.
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Cooked shrimp on spiced rice Persian style

Mujadara – Lebanese Lentil Rice with Crispy Onions

4.78 from 63 votes

Mujadara Lebanese Lentils and Rice with Crispy Onions

Mujadara is a simple Lebanese lentil and rice dish with crispy onions that's packed with flavor. This lentils and rice recipe calls for only a few ingredients and is very easy to make.
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two bowls of lentil rice and onions on a blue napkin.

Arooz Rojo – Mexican Rice

5 from 5 votes

Mexican Rice Recipe (Arroz Rojo)

Easy Mexican rice recipe that's the perfect side dish to your barbecue. This restaurant style Mexican rice is so simple and feeds a crowd. 

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Red rice in a bowl with grilled chicken.

Lubia Polo – Persian Green Bean Rice

4.88 from 33 votes

Lubia Polo Recipe (Persian Green Bean Rice)

Lubia polo is a classic Persian green bean rice recipe that's flavored with warm and aromatic spices. Follow along to learn how to make this tasty recipe using my step-by-step recipe and tips.
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A spoon picking rice and green beans.

Zeresh Polo Morgh – Persian Barberry Rice with Chicken

4.72 from 49 votes

Zereshk Polo Morgh – Persian Barberry Rice with Chicken

Zereshk polo morgh is one of the most famous dishes in Persian cuisine. It's full of wonderful flavors such as saffron, turmeric and barberry.
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chicken with rice and barberries.

Eggplant Pramesan

5 from 7 votes

Best Eggplant Parmesan Recipe

This eggplant parmesan recipe is a classic for good reasons. You can't go wrong with layers of eggplant, cheese and marinara sauce. Learn how to make this eggplant casserole with this easy tutorial (including a special tip that makes this dish special!) and how-to video. 

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Eggplant parmesan on a plate with basil and tomatoes.

Briam – Greek Roasted Vegetables

5 from 16 votes

Briam Greek Roasted Vegetables

Briam is a Greek roasted vegetables dish cooked in olive oil. This easy and delicious recipe is made with just a few ingredients and is vegan, low carb and gluten free.
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Fall dinner ideas roasted vegetables in an oval dish.

Eggplant Lasagna

4.80 from 25 votes

Classic Eggplant Lasagna Recipe

This easy eggplant lasagna recipe is cheesy, delicious and perfect for a weeknight dinner. It's made without the noodles so it's gluten free and low carb.
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eggplant lasagna for fall dinner idea on a plate.

Ratatouille

5 from 25 votes

Easy Ratatouille Recipe

Ratatouille is a hearty and healthy French dish that's packed with flavor. This recipe is made with hearty summer vegetables that you may already have on hand.
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ratatouille in a bowl.

Roasted Vegetable Pasta

4.67 from 3 votes

Roasted Vegetable Pasta

Roasted vegetable pasta is a delicious weeknight meal that’s bursting with amazing flavors. This vegetarian pasta recipe is easy, quick and perfect for a family meal. 
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roasted vegetables with pasta in a bowl.

Ash-e Bademjan – Persian Eggplant Soup

Persian eggplant soup
4.80 from 30 votes

Persian Eggplant Soup – Ash-e Bademjan

Persian eggplant soup is a delicious Persian recipe that's very simple to make. This easy Persian soup is vegetarian and gluten free. 
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Eggplant soup for fall dinner ideas in a bowl topped with kashk and mint.

Mirza Ghasemi – Persian Eggplant and Tomatoes

Mirza ghasemi.
4.94 from 16 votes

Mirza Ghasemi Persian Smoked Eggplants and Tomatoes

Mirza Ghasemi is a Persian eggplant and tomato dish that’s very flavorful. This vegetarian eggplant recipe is super easy to make and everyone will ask for seconds! 
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A spoon serving rice and mirza ghasemi.

Kashke Bademjan – Persian Eggplant Dip

4.93 from 63 votes

Kashke Bademjan (Persian Eggplant Dip)

Kashke bademjan is a simple Persian eggplant dip that is made with a handful of ingredients. This tasty vegetarian dip is full of amazing flavors and makes for a perfect appetizer!
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Kashke bademjan on a plate topped with dried mint and walnuts.

Homemade Italian Beef Stew

5 from 5 votes

Italian Homemade Beef Stew

An easy homemade beef stew recipe that's full of amazing flavors. This easy Italian beef stew is made with tender beef and fresh vegetables. 

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Italian beef stew in a bowl.

Clean The Fridge Vegetable Tikka Masala

4.92 from 24 votes

Vegetable Tikka Masala

A delicious clean-the-fridge vegetable tikka masala recipe that you'll love. Learn how to make a tasty vegetarian tikka masala with just a few ingredients and a shortcut.
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vegetable tikka masala in a bowl.

Easy Vegetable Lasagna

4.67 from 18 votes

Easy vegetable Lasagna Recipe

Here's an easy vegetable lasagna recipe that can be enjoyed any day of the week. This vegetarian lasagna is cheesy, packed with veggies and absolutely delicious!
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vegetable lasagna with basil in a pan on a backdrop.

Lamb Stew

4.73 from 18 votes

Lamb Stew Recipe

This easy lamb stew recipe is filled with healthy and tasty ingredients. It's a one pot stew that's packed with vegetables, lamb and spices.
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Two bowls of lamb stew on a grey backdrop.

Turkish Bulgur Pilaf

bulgur pilaf.
4.71 from 110 votes

Turkish Bulgur Pilaf Recipe

Turkish style bulgur pilaf is a classic hearty and healthy side dish dish that is very easy to make. It’s a great alternative to rice and can be served with many dishes. 
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Turkish bulgur pilaf with tomatoes on a white plate

Karniyarik – Turkish Stuffed Eggplant

4.65 from 31 votes

Karniyarik Turkish Stuffed Eggplant

Karniyarik is a classic Turkish stuffed eggplant recipe. Delicious eggplants are stuffed with a tasty ground beef, pepper and tomatoes filling and are baked to perfection. 
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Eggplant stuffed with meat and topped with mint.

Italian Meatballs

5 from 16 votes

Easy Italian Meatball Recipe

This easy Italian meatball recipe is perfect for a weeknight dinner. The juicy beef meatballs are cooked in a delicious sauce for a satisfying meal.
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Meatballs topped with cheese and parsley.

Moroccan Chickpea Stew

5 from 9 votes

Easy Moroccan Chickpea Stew

Moroccan chickpea stew is made with simple ingredients and flavored with warm spices. It’s easy and ready in no time!
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Two bowls of chickpea stew on a blue backdrop.

Khoresh Karafs – Persian Celery Stew

4.75 from 24 votes

Persian Celery Stew – Khoreshte Karafs

Persian celery stew also known as khoresht karafs is a delicious Iranian stew made with celery stalks and herbs. This easy Persian stew can be made vegetarian as well.
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Celery stew khoresh karafs in a bowl.
4.82 from 117 votes

Turkish Red Lentil Soup Recipe (Mercimek Corbasi)

Turkish lentil soup is ready in 30 minutes and is so easy to make. You can make this healthy and delicious soup with just a handful of ingredients.
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Two bowls of mercimek corbasi red lentil soup topped with parsley and Aleppo pepper.

Storage and Reheat

For most of these fall dinner recipes, you can store the leftovers in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months. You can reheat these dishes in a pan over medium heat for 15 to 20 minutes until warm. If reheating frozen dishes, let them thaw completely beforehand.

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