Fall is just about here and the Internet could not be more pumped. Along with pumpkin spice everything, there are a ton of autumnal recipes that people all over Pinterest can't seem to stop pinning. These ideas go way beyond basic soups and stews and baked fall goodies, though. Everything from butternut squash hummus to pumpkin Alfredo sauce is proving that home cooks love experimenting just as much as they love fall produce.
Celebrate the falling leaves and cooler days with 10 of the most-pinned, most-appropriate recipes for the season. Whether you're looking for something to drink, something sweet, or something savory, there are plenty of ideas here for whatever you could possibly want. Since they all rely on fruits and vegetables that are in season now, they're all pretty nutritious. And they've all been saved anywhere from 10k to 295k times according to Pinterest, so you can be sure they're worth the hype.
1. Slow-Cooker Chicken and Mushroom Stroganoff
Mushroom, and cream, and chicken—oh my! This velvety stew is the definition of comfort, and people adore it. With over 300,000 pins, it's clearly a dish worth trying at least once this fall. Get the recipe here.
2. Hearty Chicken and Autumn Veggie Soup
This soup may look like another chicken and veggie soup, but it is so much more. Cooking it with a parmesan cheese rind adds an amazing depth of flavor. It's also filled with about seven different vegetables, including squash and kale, and lots of gnocchi. Get the recipe here.
3. Pumpkin Alfredo
Alfredo sauce doesn't have to be just cream and cheese, and this recipe proves that. Though it may look fancy, it's actually super easy to make. It calls for canned, puréed pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling, to be clear), so you don't need to roast a whole pumpkin to get it on the table. Serve with a healthy smattering of herbs and a dash of nutmeg for best results. Get the recipe here.
4. Warm Quinoa, Sweet Potato, and Kale Salad
Regular quinoa salad just won't cut it when it's cold out. That's where this warm quinoa salad comes in. Filled with pomegranate seeds, kale, squash, and a tantalizing maple syrup dressing, it's the perfect balance of sweet and savory, and it tastes like fall in a bowl. Get the recipe here.
5. Pumpkin Spice Bundt Cake
Making this cake is as simple as mixing all your ingredients together, tossing them in a pan, and letting them bake—but your guests will never know that since it looks so damn impressive. Get the recipe here.
6. Butternut Squash Hummus
If you haven't already made hummus on your own, give the beloved dish a shot with this exciting recipe. It's a perfect way to take advantage of fall produce and make a delicious, nutritious dip that works great as a snack or an addition to a meal. Get the recipe here.
7. Roasted Fall Vegetable Pizza
This pizza is a perfect way to use up any bits and ends you may have leftover from your farmers market haul. Though it calls for squash, potatoes, onions, and carrots, you could easily swap in whatever seasonal produce you prefer, whether that's Brussels sprouts, kale, or even something sweet like persimmons. Get the recipe here.
8. Autumn Infused Water
Packed with slices of the best apples the year has to offer, this spa-style water will keep you hydrated all season long. Get the recipe here.
9. Spiced Hot Fruit Bake
When you get tired of pumpkin sweets (or should I say if you get tired of pumpkin sweets?) turn to this cozy fruit bake. Filled with apples and cranberries, it tastes like a hug in food form. Get the recipe here.
10. Flourless Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies
Since it skips the flour, this cookie recipe is totally gluten-free, in case that's something you're interested in. Even if it's not, these chewy crunchy cookies are as scrumptious as any other, and totally still worth making. Get the recipe here.