These warm and healthy recipes are perfect for the crisp fall weather. We've collected our favorite fall recipes, including soups, stews, casseroles, savory steak, pork, pasta, and chicken recipes, so your menu is full of healthy dinner options.
For fall fajitas that are full of flavor, soak seasonal veggies and steak in a chile-lime hot sauce. Once cooked, wrap the mix in a warm tortilla and sprinkle with your favorite toppings for a colorful dinner that is low in calories.
Cooking Steak Tip: Try freezing steak for 20 minutes before slicing or just until it is firm but not frozen. This allows for thin slices of succulent steak.
Our thick and bubbly pasta bake has all the cheesy goodness you love without all the guilt. By substituting some of the cheese for seasonal butternut squash, you not only save fat and calories, but also gain a healthy helping of fiber and vitamin A.
Improve ordinary chicken breasts with a creamy feta and sun-dried tomato filling. This dish uses fat-free cream cheese, keeping it low in both fat and calories. Serve over a bed of basil sprigs or with mixed greens for a light and healthy entree.
Trade traditional spaghetti noodles for warm strands of spaghetti squash. Not only will it save you fat and calories, but spaghetti squash is also rich in antioxidants. A chunky roasted tomato sauce and bulgur-enhanced beefy meatballs top the healthy dinner.
Pasta Dinner Makevoer: Typical restaurant spaghetti and meatballs have nearly 1,000 calories and 36 grams of fat. This healthy version has just 280 calories and 8 grams of fat.
Your late-night pizza craving can now be nutritious as well as satisfying, thanks to these mouthwatering pizza rolls. Homemade pizza dough surrounds a rich Parmesan-flaked tomato sauce, savory prosciutto, and basil leaves for pizza rolls so tasty you won't believe they're not from a restaurant.
Plums and tomatoes pair to form the irresistible rosemary-infused sauce in this cod recipe that mimics the changing colors of the season. If you don't have plums on hand, swap in any seasonal stone fruit, such as nectarines, apricots, or peaches.
With rich Italian turkey sausage, button mushrooms, roasted red peppers, and melted mozzarella, these individual casseroles provide a comforting fall dish. As if those tasty ingredients weren't enough, chewy barley, a high-fiber whole grain, guarantees to keep you fuller for longer.
Season pork tenderloin with smoked paprika, garlic, and oregano, and pair with red pepper wedges and pesto. You'll love the rich, warm flavors, plus the top-rated dish comes in at just under 300 calories.
On a crisp fall day, cozy up with a warm white chili made flavorful with green chiles, Monterey Jack cheese, and a dash of cayenne pepper. By swapping the ground beef traditional for turkey or chicken, you'll save both fat and calories.
Have your pizza and enjoy it, too, with our 300-calorie deluxe pizza. Broccoli rabe, golden raisins, anchovy fillets, and cremini mushrooms taste as luxurious as they sound, and only get better under a blanket of Pecorino-Romano cheese.
For a healthy twist on cheesy potatoes, mash cauliflower, gold potatoes, and carrots with a semisoft garlic-herb cheese, such as Boursin. Pair your potatoes with a golden dill-crusted cod fillet; the flaky fish is high in protein and low in fat.
Test Kitchen Tip: When making mashed potatoes, reserve some of the cooking water from the vegetables. Add it to the vegetables as needed for the desired consistency.
Tender beef ribeye steak is high in protein and vitamins, and tastes great garnished with garlic and parsley. Pair the red meat with buttery cannellini beans for a complete and wholesome meal.
Savory steak bursts with flavor when cooked to its desired doneness. With tips on how to season meat and test steak temperature, we show you how to cook steak to perfection.
We've marinated tender pork loin in zesty Pickapeppa sauce, a Jamaican condiment similar to Worcestershire sauce, for a spicy, protein-packed dinner recipe. Parsnips, a cool-weather root vegetable, and juicy pears replace typical white potatoes for added nutrition.
Not only are scallops rich with protein, but they are easy to prepare. Just sear each side until caramelized, then serve on a bed of wilted spinach. A drizzle of our cinnamon and coriander pomegranate glaze completes the meal with seasonal spice.
Health Tip: Antioxidant-rich pomegranate juice has been linked to heart health, and may help prevent the formation of fatty deposits on artery walls.
Get a heart-healthy serving of omega-3 fatty acids with our flaked tuna and cannellini bean salad. A red wine vinaigrette and side of toasted crusty bread keep the salad light, fresh, and flavorful.
There are few things more comforting on a cool autumn night than a warm and bubbly casserole with home-style gravy. Combine the gravy with vegetables, sage-seasoned turkey, and an apple topping for a casserole that is healthy, hearty, and ready in 30 minutes.
Have all the sophistication of a fancy steak dinner for half the calories (and price) in the comfort of your home. Combine seasoned beef sirloin with garlic, mushrooms, and pearl onions in a skillet; when meat has reached its desired doneness, plate with a warm red wine reduction and enjoy.
For a cream-based soup that won't unravel your diet, try our beautiful fall bisque that is ready in just 20 minutes. The golden squash soup is low in fat, thanks to fat-free Greek yogurt, which adds protein and creaminess. A dash of curry powder adds a touch of heat.
Pancetta is a widely loved Italian cousin of bacon. Wrap the salt-cured meat around semisoft cheese, such as Boursin, and a chicken breast, then coat with a warm date vinaigrette for a healthy dinner recipe exploding with flavor.
With savory turkey bacon and hearty vegetables like tomatoes and Tuscan kale, we're hard-pressed to pick this soup's most delicious ingredient. Plus, it has a tasty helping of whole grain farro, a nutty grain full of cholesterol-lowering fiber and complex carbs to keep you fuller longer.
Learning how to cook shrimp is easier than you think. Watch as we show you how to peel and devein shrimp so you can use it in delicious everyday recipes.
For a white meat take on steak, try our sage-rubbed turkey tenderloins. With wilted spinach, juicy seasonal pears, and a blue cheese topping, the delicious low-calorie dinner is hard to resist.
Cinnamon, the quintessential spice of fall, and orange juice balance the heat of poblano peppers and fire-roasted tomatoes in this flavorful, full-bodied stew. Plus, it’s got tons of protein, thanks to savory strips of pork tenderloin.
Anjou pears are especially ripe from September through spring. Pair them with chicken-and-apple sausage and gold potatoes for a hearty, satisfying dinner salad. Pickled mustard seeds add a burst of flavor and texture to the healthy recipe.
Test Kitchen Tip: Brown and roast rock-hard pears to enhance their natural sweetness.
One of America's most-loved indulgences is bacon; to reduce the fat content of this melt-in-your-mouth meat, try a center cut version. When wrapped around flaky salmon filets and topped with a cranberry-apricot chutney, you get a seasonal entree so enticing you won't believe it's healthy.
Ditch the bag of frozen chicken nuggets for our delicious lemon-braised chicken tenderloins – they've got all the succulence with half the calories. Cauliflower, wilted spinach, and a crunchy combination of green olives, dates, and pistachios complete the healthy one-pot chicken dinner.
Give rice and beans a healthy seasonal makeover by shaping mashed cannellini beans, brown rice, and parmesan cheese into balls. Bake them with a panko and walnut crust and serve on a bubby pumpkin-sage sauce for a low-calorie dinner that is crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside.
This Sunday dinner stew has all the cold weather essentials, including hearty chunks of carrot, onion, potato, and beef. A creamy gravy smothers the stew yet one serving yields less than 10 grams of fat.
Test Kitchen Tip: To make this recipe even more seasonal, substitute 1 pound sweet potatoes for the new potatoes and add a handful of chopped kale. Serve stew with crusty bread or whole grain crackers.
For a healthy twist on traditional fish and chips, bake breadcrumb-coated white fish fillets instead of frying them. You’ll still get a crunchy crust without adding unecessary fat.
This vegetable soup gains additional nutritional value from French lentils, a high-fiber legume packed with heart-healthy folate. The flavorful fall soup is under 200 calories and features mushrooms, carrots, and a crunchy cabbage topping.
Lightly seasoned chicken and sauteed zucchini toss with cooked orzo for a nutritional trio of grains, vegetables, and poultry. Fresh lemon and a sprinkle of snipped dill finish the zesty, low-fat dish that's ready in just 20 minutes.