Our Best Fall Stews

Savory fall stews are incredible meals that will fill you up on cool evenings. Need a vegetarian stew? We've got it. Want a hearty meal in one pot? You bet. Looking to use fall's favorite produce in a dump-it-and-forget-it soup supper? Yep. This is your one-stop spot for fall's answer to, "What's for dinner?"

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    Cider Pork and Apple Stew

    Finally! A way to use fresh apple cider that utilizes its sweetness to bring out a recipe's savory side. Pork shoulder roast is the perfect match for cider; just add potatoes, carrots, onions, celery, and a chopped apple to top it all off.

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    Mediterranean Kale & Cannellini Stew with Farro

    One of our most-popular recipes, this stew hardly deserves to wait for fall to arrive at your table. The fire-roasted tomatoes add the smoky undertone; farro and tons of veggies provide the spoonfuls.

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    Pumpkin, Chickpea, and Red Lentil Stew

    Can't get enough pumpkin? Here it takes a savory spin as a stew where it gains protein from chickpeas, richness from tomato paste, and crunch from chopped peanuts.

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    Rich Beef Stew with Bacon and Plums

    Don't knock the combination until you've tried it. Beef and bacon are a pairing you've likely considered, but plums (well, pitted prunes in this case) might be a surprise. Their casual sweetness is a beautiful complement in this recipe that only gets better waiting in your fridge for a day.

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    Pork and Poblano Stew

    Hello, heat! A fresh poblano chile pepper kicks this sweet-savory stew into cozy territory. You'll be filled up with the pork tenderloin and surprised by the hint of orange, brought out by the 1/4 cup of fresh orange juice in the broth.

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    Spicy Ancho Beef Stew

    Meat-lovers, unite! Beef stew meat and chorizo sausage both feature prominently in this beer-based Mexican stew. We call for dark Mexican beer and we mean it; the broth needs to hold up to the ancho chile pepper heat.

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    Chicken Stew with Tortellini

    Let yellow squash and cheese-filled tortellini pasta mingle with chopped chicken (leftover chicken works well!) in a better-than-noodle-soup take on a fall favorite.

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    Burgundy Beef Stew

    You'll need 1 cup of burgundy wine for a stew that begs to be served over egg noodles. As for the rest of the wine? It seems like a waste not to drink it while eating this beef pot roast dinner.

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    Chicken Sausage, Pear, and Kale Pan Stew

    Pears in a stew? Be ready to look at this fall fruit in a whole new way: As part of the main course. We're addicted to this lush stew that gets a slight kick from a tablespoon of Dijon-style mustard. At just 30 minutes of prep time from start to finish, you can't lose.

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    Chicken and Pumpkin Tagine Stew

    This stew is divinely aromatic while it cooks on your stove. Classic spices from your cupboard, plus meaty chicken pieces and chunks of pumpkin tangle in this virtually broth-free dinner.

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    Sausage and White Bean Stew with Kale

    Hearty great Northern beans, diced onions, carrots, garlic, and crushed peeled tomatoes form the base of this kale-and-sausage stew that warms you up at the end of a cool evening.

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    Pumpkin-Kale Calico Bean Stew

    With triple the beans, no meat is needed. There's already plenty of protein and richness in this hot-sauce-topped stew that calls out fall's favorite produce: the not-so-humble pumpkin.

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    Green Chili Pork Stew

    Seven ingredients plus 30 minutes equals seasoned pork tenderloin, pureed vegetables, and a diced green chile kick. Sounds like dinner's on.

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    Sweet Potato Peanut Stew

    Stews don't have to have meat to be hearty. Savory chunks of sweet potato and a stew broth made with tomato paste and coconut milk don't shy away from big flavor.

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    Herbed Chicken Meatball Stew

    DIY chicken meatballs headline this delish stew. Just add golden potatoes, green beans, and olives.

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    Orange Teriyaki Beef Stew

    Such fresh flavors: Shiitake mushrooms, bok choy, grated fresh ginger, and peeled navel oranges. Such a delightful play on sweet and savory, with a hint of salt and heat. All this with just 30 minutes of hands-on time.

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    Pork Stew with Gremolata

    Gremolata is just a fancy name for a quick stir-together of fresh parsley, lemon peel, and minced garlic. It's the final topper of this pork-and-rice feast of stew. 

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    Garam Masala Chicken Stew with Peas and Potatoes

    Don't panic by the name: garam masala is a spice blend you can pick up at your grocery store. It has cloves, nutmeg, and a few other spices, each of which adds a rich, slightly sweet finish to this red-potato-and-chicken-thigh stew.

  • Next Slideshow Comforting Slow Cooker Chicken Soups and Stews

    Comforting Slow Cooker Chicken Soups and Stews

    Bundle up with a cozy chicken soup that simmers in your slow cooker all day. Whether you're looking for a chicken noodle soup recipe, a chicken chili recipe, or a chicken tortilla soup recipe, we've got you covered. These are the chicken soup recipes to get you through the cold winter months!
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