Delicious Fall Comfort Food
Cheesy Sausage Bread
There's something about gooey, ultra-cheesy bread that makes it even more satisfying in autumn. One of the ultimate comfort food recipes, hearty sausage bread is made to be shared. The cheesy loaf seasoned with Italian herbs is best when pulled apart warm, so dig in!
Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese
In-season butternut squash is smashing alongside crispy bacon, caramelized onion, and creamy smoked Gruyère cheese. This twist on a traditional comfort meal has arrived! Crispy bacon and two full cups of Gruyère cheese help make this Southern comfort food-inspired recipe extra decadent.
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 fall football season. Of course, you can also enjoy this comfort food as an appetizer or a yummy party snack on chilly autumn nights. Just make sure you tackle it with a few friends!
Surprise-Inside Chocolate Bread
A warm slice of pumpkin bread is a classic fall snack, but adding chocolate the equation makes it even better. This cold weather 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
Nothing says "American comfort food" quite like a warm slice of apple pie. While plain apple pie is delicious all on its own, we made this dessert even more decadent and comforting by swapping mini cinnamon rolls for the top crust. Instead of icing, drizzle each slice with caramel and dig in.
Pork Sandwich with Tarragon-Apple Slaw
If you thought crispy pork sandwiches were just a summer treat, you'd be wrong. Fall-fresh apples brighten a crispy panko-breaded pork loin in this hearty autumn recipe. This easy comfort food shapes up in just over a half hour, so it's perfect for weeknight meals.
Spiced Pumpkin Bars
When it comes to fall comfort foods, you just can't 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
If a steaming bowl of fall soup is what you're after, try our maple-infused sweet potato soup recipe. Velvety spiced broth is topped with a cheesy crostini for extra comfort food cred. This silky, creamy sweet potato soup is sure to chase away any autumn chill.
Rich Maple Butter Cake
When you're craving comfort food, it's hard to do better than a slice of cake. This recipe tastes rich thanks to a buttery batter with maple syrup stirred in. The result? An ultra-moist cake that you'll want to make every year. For a little added sweetness, serve with a sprinkle of powdered sugar and an extra drizzle of maple syrup.
With french fries, tender beef, and melted cheese curds, our flaky poutine tart recipe is supremely comforting. Each batch makes eight servings—perfect fall food for your next gathering. This easy comfort food recipe is a sure winner on game days!
Apple and Cheddar Penne Pie
For all those who vote macaroni and cheese as the best comfort food, 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.
Tip: For a flashy fruit garnish, fan very 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 comfort food out there with just one easy swap: Instead of using regular piecrust, use cinnamon rolls! Pumpkin and cinnamon are a match made in heaven anyway, so adding extra cinnamon in the crust just makes this pie even more delicious. If you bring this pie to Thanksgiving dinner, your guests won't even know the crust is made from soft, gooey cinnamon rolls until they take a bite.
Skillet Pot Roast with Cherries
Who knew a one-dish dinner could be so satisfying? Dark sweet cherries and balsamic vinegar add the perfect rich notes to beef pot roast in this easy fall recipe. Skillet-cooking pot roast may make this recipe easier, but it doesn't make this fall comfort food any less tasty.
Honestly, we could eat fried chicken at any time of year, but it does seem to be particularly tasty in fall. Crunchy outside and juicy inside, this delicious comfort food dinner packs the goodness of fried chicken into a more healthful baked rendition.
Tip: Replace the crushed-cornflake coating with Italian-seasoned bread crumbs for a twist.
Chocolate Bread Pudding
When we think of comfort food desserts, warm, rich, gooey bread pudding comes to mind. This homey treat is sprinkled with chocolate and topped with an indulgent chocolate ganache. Make sure to dig in when it's fresh out of the oven (that will make this cold weather comfort food even more irresistible)!
Pork and Poblano Stew
Fall soups can chase away the chill, and this spicy meal is no exception. Pair this pork- and spice-filled stew with a citrus-topped green salad for contrast.
Tip: Make this stew up to three days before serving for a quick dinner solution. Then you can enjoy this fall comfort food with hardly any waiting!
Chicken Pot Pies
The best comfort food recipes are warm, creamy classics—just like these mini chicken pot pies. After just 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
No need to save turkey for the holidays. Thanks to fall soups, you can have a comforting turkey dinner whenever you want. This everyday-easy soup recipe slow-cooks turkey tenderloin, potatoes, mushrooms, milk, and spices into an ultra-satisfying supper. This cold weather comfort food will be able to warm you up on any chilly fall nights.
Macaroni and Brie with Crab
This rich recipe represents comfort meals at their absolute best. Keep the comfort and add a little sophistication with a mac and cheese that calls on rich crabmeat and luscious Brie for its flavorful finish. Easy comfort food recipes have never looked better!
Peanut Butter-Swirl Chocolate Brownies
The combination of peanut butter and chocolate is a comfort food favorite, especially when you're making fudgy brownies. The gorgeous swirls of peanut butter and chocolate make this recipe one of the tastiest and prettiest comfort foods around. In fact, it's almost too pretty to cut into slices! Once you smell how good the combo of chocolate and peanut butter is, you won't be able to resist.
Shredded Pork Roast Sandwiches
Meat-lovers, this comfort food recipe is perfect for you! Utilize your oven and a few hands-off hours to make this slow-cooked weeknight dinner. Of course, you could also tote the pork roast in your slow cooker for a super-delish tailgating meal.
Red Beans and Rice with Squash
Give fall foods a Southern twist by infusing this Cajun classic with fall flavor. Butternut squash, or any other hard winter squash, gives this Southern comfort food a deliciously sweet undertone.
Tip: Look for precut butternut squash at the grocery store to save time.
Smoky Cheese and Potato Soup
Fall soups make great comfort food, especially when they're as cheesy and creamy as this recipe. Garlic mashed potatoes and smoked cheese are favorites on their own. Together they make a warm comfort food dinner that'll quickly become one of your autumn staples.
Pumpkin-Black Bean Bake
Pumpkin puts a seasonal spin on classic tamale pie. Here, the fall staple combines with layers of rich ground beef, hearty veggies, and a down-home corn bread topper for a satisfying comfort meal. This yummy fall casserole will be a definite hit at your dinner table!
Salted Caramel Apple Pie
Apple pie is a classic autumn recipe, but we turned it into comfort food by adding salted caramel sauce. If you're planning a fall trip to the apple orchard, this apple pie recipe is a great way to use some of your freshly picked apples. We won't blame you if you crave this comforting above-average dessert year-round.
Pork Roast with Eggplant and White Beans
When you're craving a comfort food dinner, turn to this easy, yummy pork roast recipe. Rubbed with rosemary and garlic, this pork roast is destined to become a classic autumn recipe. Eggplant, beans, and squash—spiced with sage and a hint of lemon—make a perfect seasonal side dish.
Chicken and Pumpkin Tagine Stew
Fill your home with the best warm, spicy aroma of fall foods with cloves, ginger, saffron, pumpkin, and chicken cooking on the stove. This classic Moroccan stew bursts with comforting fall flavors, including a touch of sweetness from honey and raisins.
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 classic lasagna oozes with creamy sauce, tender butternut squash, and Parmesan cheese. Hot from the oven, this rich, cheesy delight satisfies any fall comfort food craving. Plus, you can take full advantage of all the fresh butternut squash at your grocery store and farmers market!
Turkey Shepherd's Pie
Put a fall twist on this classic comfort food by swapping in turkey alongside creamy mashed potatoes. Traditionally made with lamb, this shepherd's pie is also delicious when slow-cooked with turkey and frozen vegetables. The best part? You need only five ingredients!
Apple-Spiked Monkey Bread
Cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger help make this apple-filled monkey bread into the best of fall foods. We won't tell if you decide to turn this comfort food recipe into a sweet breakfast treat instead of dessert. After all, sometimes you need comfort food at breakfast, too!
Chicken Noodle Soup
Nothing says comfort quite like chicken and noodles swimming in rich broth. This best comfort food recipe is perfect for curling up with on a chilly fall day. After all, is there anything more comforting than a bowl of homemade chicken noodle soup?
Pappardelle with Butternut Squash and Blue Cheese
A robust noodle is key for this hearty fall comfort food. With sweet squash and sharp cheese, the rich sauce needs to be paired with a bold noodle. Pappardelle fits the bill, and it makes this easy comfort food recipe even tastier.
Rich, chunky, and filled with fabulous flavor, this traditional chili is a classic for a reason! Add an extra sprinkle of cheese and a spoonful of sour cream for a smooth finish to this autumn recipe. Both a fall classic and a comfort food classic, you can never go wrong with a hearty bowl of chili.
Spicy Pasta with Sweet Potatoes
Do more than just serve sweet potatoes on the side—add them to your entrée! For a satisfying comfort food dinner, toss pasta with roasted sweet potatoes, cream cheese, and chili sauce.
Editor's Tip: Add broccoli florets or snap peas to the boiling pasta for 30 seconds to 1 minute. The vegetables add flavor, color, and crunch.
Can't decide on dessert? Combine two comfort food favorites into one! This indulgent brownie pie is extra fudgy and delicious, especially when you add a drizzle of hot fudge on top. Since this yummy comfort food recipe has two desserts in one, it's sure to satisfy your cravings for something sweet.
You don't need all the pots and pans in your kitchen to make delicious comfort food recipes—one is all you need for this dish! A meaty sauce featuring beef and pork makes this hassle-free pasta recipe a family favorite. Easy comfort food is our favorite comfort food!
Classic Pot Roast
Oh, how we love a good pot roast! Autumn food (and comfort food) just got a whole lot tastier. This exceptional pot roast recipe features tender melt-in-your-mouth beef and caramelized onions.
Chicken-Chile Stew with Beans
You won't go to bed hungry when you make this hearty autumn recipe. The regional dish's sweet-but-spicy flavor comes from a mix of chile peppers, butternut squash, and a touch of honey. This comfort food dinner definitely has a little bit of kick to it, so it'll satisfy all the spice lovers at your table.