Delicious Fall Comfort Food That Will Make You Feel Warm and Cozy
Cheesy Sausage Bread
There's something about gooey, ultra-cheesy bread that's even more satisfying in autumn. One of the ultimate comfort food recipes, a hearty sausage bread is made to be shared. This cheesy loaf seasoned with Italian herbs is best when pulled apart warm, so dig in!
Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese
Pull-Apart Pretzel Skillet
Get ready for the game-day snack of the century! These pretzel bites served with warm, gooey beer-cheese dip are an absolute must for football season. Of course, you can also enjoy this fall comfort food as an appetizer or a yummy party snack on brisk autumn nights. But make sure you tackle it with a few friends!
Surprise-Inside Chocolate Bread
A warm slice of pumpkin bread is a classic autumn snack (or breakfast, or dessert), but adding chocolate makes it even better. This fall comfort food highlights several of our favorites: sweet chocolate bread, pumpkin bread, and a cream cheese swirl. Not to mention it's the cutest comfort food we've ever seen!
Cinnamon Roll Apple Pie
A warm slice of apple pie is the quintessential American comfort food. Plain apple pie is delicious, but we made this dessert even more decadent by swapping mini cinnamon rolls for the top crust. Drizzling each slice with caramel secures its title as one of the best fall comfort foods.
Pork Sandwich with Tarragon-Apple Slaw
Spiced Pumpkin Bars
When it comes to fall comfort foods, you cannot beat pumpkin bars. If you have an insatiable sweet tooth, these rich pumpkin bars are the perfect comfort food for you. To make them extra special, finish the bars with a dollop of luscious cream cheese frosting.
Maple-Kissed Cream of Sweet Potato Soup with Bacon-Cheddar Crostini
Rich Maple Butter Cake
Bacon-Blue Cheese Mashed Potatoes
Any fall comfort food menu is better with mashed potatoes. The pillowy, fluffy, buttery side dish is a must for the holidays and makes a comforting side dish for almost any fall dinner recipe. We upped the tastiness factor by stirring in crispy bacon and blue cheese crumbles.
Apple and Cheddar Penne Pie
For all those who vote macaroni and cheese as the best fall comfort food recipe, this adult upgrade is for you. For a seasonal switch-up, we mix crisp fall apples with all the gooey goodness of cheddar and cream cheese.
Test Kitchen Tip: Fan thin apple slices on top of the pie halfway through baking. Brush with melted butter and sprinkle with snipped fresh thyme.
Cinnamon Roll Pumpkin Pie
Turn plain pumpkin pie into the best of fall comfort foods with one easy swap: Instead of using a regular piecrust, use cinnamon rolls. Pumpkin and cinnamon are a match made in heaven, so adding extra cinnamon in the crust makes this pie even more delicious. No one at Thanksgiving dinner will be able to tell that the crust is made from soft, gooey cinnamon rolls until they take a bite.
Skillet Pot Roast with Cherries
Honestly, we could eat fried chicken any time of year. Crunchy outside and juicy inside, this comfort food dinner packs the goodness of fried chicken into a more healthful baked rendition.
Test Kitchen Tip: For a twist, replace the coating or crushed cornflakes with bread crumbs seasoned with Italian spices.
Chocolate Bread Pudding
Gooey bread pudding is practically the definition of fall comfort food desserts. This version is sprinkled with chocolate and topped with an indulgent chocolate ganache. Dig in while it's warm from the oven to make this cold-weather sweet even more irresistible.
Pork and Poblano Stew
Fall stews can chase away the chill, and this one is no exception. Pair this pork- and spice-filled stew with a citrus-topped green salad for bright contrast.
Test Kitchen Tip: Make this stew up to three days ahead when you know you'll need a quick dinner solution. Reheat and enjoy this fall comfort food with hardly any waiting.
Chicken Pot Pies
The best fall comfort food recipes are warm, creamy classics like these mini chicken pot pies. After only 10 minutes in the oven, the savory aroma of our classic chicken pot pie recipe will draw the whole family to the table. Plus, everyone gets their own, so no one gets stuck with a skimpy slice.
Creamy Turkey Soup
Macaroni and Brie with Crab
Peanut Butter-Swirl Chocolate Brownies
Shredded Pork Roast Sandwiches
Red Beans and Rice with Squash
With meat, beans, veggies, and rice this is a satisyfing one-bowl meal. Butternut squash or any other winter squash gives this Southern comfort food dish a deliciously sweet undertone.
Test Kitchen Tip: Look for precut butternut squash at the grocery store to save prep time.
Smoky Cheese and Potato Soup
Fall soups make great comfort food, especially when they're as cheesy and creamy as this one. Garlic mashed potatoes and smoked cheese have their own appeal, but together they make a warm fall comfort food dinner recipe that'll quickly become one of your weeknight staples.
Pumpkin-Black Bean Bake
Pumpkin puts a seasonal spin on classic tamale pie. Here, the fall staple combines with layers of ground beef and hearty veggies under a down-home corn bread topper. If fall comfort food casseroles are already a hit at your table, this Mexican-inspired recipe will be no exception.
Salted Caramel Apple Pie
Apple pie is a classic autumn recipe. But we like to think it is even better when you add salted caramel sauce. If you've go a bushel of apples from an orchard, bake one of these for a fall comfort food dessert. This showstopper makes any meal a special occasion.
Pork Roast with Eggplant and White Beans
Chicken and Pumpkin Tagine Stew
Fill your home with the aroma of fall when cloves, ginger, saffron, pumpkin, and chicken cook on the stove. This classic Moroccan stew bursts with comforting ingredients, including a touch of sweetness from honey and raisins.
Test Kitchen Tip: Tagine is both the name of the stew and the name of the clay pot in which it is traditionally cooked.
Butternut Squash Lasagna
This vegetarian take on lasagna oozes with creamy sauce, tender butternut squash, and Parmesan cheese. Hot from the oven, this rich, cheesy delight satisfies any fall comfort food casserole craving. Plus, you can take full advantage of all the fresh butternut squash at your grocery store and farmers market.
Cinnamon Roll-Apple Cobbler
Apple-Spiked Monkey Bread
Chicken Noodle Soup
Chicken and noodle soup might be one of the best fall comfort foods to slurp up on a chilly day. This soup recipe is superior to others because it's loaded with more of the parts you love—shredded chicken, egg noodles, and veggies—and goes a little easier on the broth.