20-Minute Fall Dinners

Quick dinners don't have to be boring. Check out our easy fall dinner ideas featuring quick chicken, pork, turkey, and pot roast recipes. These 20-minute meals are full of flavor and will fit right into your schedule on even the busiest nights.

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    Apple-Pecan Pork Chops

    This easy fall dinner recipe will help you forget about dry pork chops. Searing them in a skillet keeps them juicy, plus we smothered them with saucy apples and pecans.

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    Turkey Steaks with Spinach, Pears, and Blue Cheese

    If you’re looking for fall dinner ideas, try this tasty turkey dish that combines sweet pears with tart blue cheese and fresh spinach. You’ll be transported straight to Thanksgiving dinner—in just 20 minutes!

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    Golden Squash Bisque

    Once you try this 20-minute creamy squash bisque, it will quickly become your go-to fall soup recipe.

    Test Kitchen Tip: Mash the squash with a spoon instead of pureeing it to give this soup hearty texture.

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    Parmesan-Crusted Turkey with Mashed Cauliflower

    What do some of the best fall dinners have in common? Turkey! Enjoy a delicious turkey dinner in no time just by using your broiler. Creamy mayo and Parmesan cheese form the crispy, crumbly coating.

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    Tuscan Bean Soup

    Need fall dinner ideas? Warm up from the chilly weather with a toasty bowl of soup. Try our Tuscan take on bean soup, complete with fresh veggies and Italian seasonings.

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    Ham with Leeks and Dilled Potatoes

    Crunchy leeks add mild onionlike flavor to this savory ham and potato dish. Be sure to add a sprinkle of Havarti-dill cheese on top for a flavorful finish to this easy fall recipe.

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    Cheesy Tilapia Panini with Apple-Carrot Slaw

    Want to know the best way to eat these cheesy fish sandwiches? Top this autumn recipe with a forkful of our fresh four-ingredient slaw. 

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    Wilted Cabbage and Brats

    We usually think of summer when we're cooking bratwurst, but fresh apples help lend a touch of fall flavor to napa cabbage and smoked bratwurst. Sour cream, sage, and Dijon-style mustard dressing adds zest to this 20-minute dinner.

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    Caliente Pot Roast

    Picante, a pureed sauce made from veggies and spices, adds a special kick to this Mexican-inspired 20-minute meal. Not a fan of spice? Use mild salsa or pico de gallo instead.

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    Sesame Chicken and Noodles

    Skip the takeout. Whip up a fresh stir-fry at home! Ours is complete with a blend of savory sauces and Asian mix-ins. A touch of honey adds surprising sweetness to this 20-minute dinner.

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    Ginger Shrimp and Rice

    What's the secret to this sweet-and-sour Asian dish? Fresh ginger and sweet mango chutney add big-time flavor to this easy fall recipe.

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    Chorizo Quesadillas

    Five minutes in the oven, and these cheesy quesadillas are fiesta-ready! Instead of shredded chicken or beef, we use smoked chorizo sausage to make this recipe a 20-minute meal.

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    Garlic-Lime Pork with Farro and Kale

    Impress dinner guests (or your family!) with this zesty, healthy autumn recipe. Once you master this easy fall dinner recipe, you'll always be 20 minutes away from a dish worthy of a dinner party.

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    Chicken with Capers

    This lightly breaded chicken recipe may not look like much, but it packs a whopping 42 grams of protein per serving. Fresh green beans make a quick vitamin-rich side for this quick chicken dish.

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    Greens, Beans, and Ham

    When it comes to fast, easy, and tasty, this 20-minute dinner recipe is a surefire winner. This one-step recipe is as simple as tossing five ingredients into a skillet.

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    Beef and Cabbage Wraps

    For minimal fuss, season these five-ingredient wraps with bottled barbecue sauce. Fall dinner recipes don't get much easier than this!

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    Chicken with Apricots

    Canned apricots make an easy fruit topper for this quick chicken and rice dinner. To add a little heat, sprinkle curry powder on the chicken before cooking.

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    Chimichurri Chicken

    Who doesn't love a delicious and quick chicken recipe on a busy weeknight? At less than 300 calories, this lemon-zested garlic chicken makes a fast and healthy dinner that's perfect for a jam-packed evening.

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    Spicy Beef and Noodle Salad

    Kick up the heat tonight with a spicy noodle dinner. Sweet chili sauce adds Asian zing, while fresh cucumber cools down this fall meal.

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    Ham and Egg Sandwiches

    We thought the combo of ham and eggs couldn't get any better. Then we piled them onto a crunchy roll and topped them with pickles and cheese for an unbeatable 20-minute meal.

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    Beef and Blue Pizza

    You can always order takeout, but it just doesn't compare to this homemade 20-minute recipe. Faster than you can call for delivery, you'll have a party-ready pizza, complete with crumbly blue cheese and hearty slices of roast beef on a golden-brown crust.

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    Bacon-Wrapped Salmon with Fruit Chutney

    Bacon makes everything better—including fall dinners! This bacon-wrapped salmon fillet makes a mouthwatering fall meal topped with a simple cranberry and apricot jam compote.

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    Mediterranean Lentils

    Enjoy your best meat-free Monday yet, courtesy of this hearty lentil salad. This 20-minute dinner is loaded with artichokes, cucumbers, and tiny tomatoes, making it the perfect veggie-filled fall meal.

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    Spicy Beef-Noodle Bowl

    Running late? No problem! You can get this broccoli and beef Asian noodle dish on the table in a flash—it's why we love 20-minute dinners!

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    Jamaican Pork Stir-Fry

    Stir-fry might not come to mind when you think of autumn recipes, but this hot meal is perfect for a cold fall night! Juicy pork and seasoned veggies are tossed in a sweet plum sauce, then sprinkled with peanuts in this tasty autumn recipe.

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    BBQ Chicken and Smoked Cheddar Sandwiches

    It's melty. It's cheesy. It's the best quick chicken sandwich you'll have all week. And the best part? This yummy fall meal is ready for devouring in just 20 minutes.

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    Turkey Spinach Toss

    When you're craving a simple and fast dinner, you'll want to have this recipe handy. Pepper-seasoned turkey breast, deli ham, and juicy oranges top fresh wilted spinach, and the cooking juices become a yummy dressing for this easy fall recipe.

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    Smoked Turkey Panini

    Almost as good as Thanksgiving leftovers, this turkey panini has fresh spinach leaves, crunchy walnuts, and zesty bruschetta topper. This is one fall dinner recipe that's sure to dazzle everyone at your table!

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    Jamie's Chipotle Chili-Cheese Dogs

    As the weather gets chilly, take advantage of nice days to get in some last-minute grilled fall dinner recipes. Whether you're tailgating before the big game or looking for a new recipe favorite for your crowd, this chipotle chili-cheese dog is a surefire winner!

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    Curried Chicken Salad

    Make this quick chicken recipe for dinner tonight, then enjoy the leftovers for lunch tomorrow! We love serving this 20-minute dinner as a lettuce wrap with fresh orange slices on top.

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    Delicious Asparagus Recipes

    Whether grilled, roasted, or baked, asparagus adds flavor and nutrients to any meal. Here are our favorite asparagus recipes, including roasted asparagus, grilled asparagus, and baked asparagus. There's certain to be an asparagus recipe for everyone.
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