These rich & warming comfort foods belong on your plate this fall


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There’s no better time than when cooler weather sets in to cuddle up in a blanket and have a heaping helping of a warm and delicious meal. These 19 comfort foods are sure to help you feel perfectly fine this fall season.

Go on and let those leaves fall, you’re not going to miss summer after you try these foods. Throw on a sweater and have a spoonful of sweet potato casserole, oatmeal, or pot pie. ‘Tis the season, after all.

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1. Sweet Potato Casserole


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Sweet potato casserole topped with toasted marshmallows is a fall must-have. It’s warm, sweet and delicious. Plus, it pairs well with turkey.

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2. Chili

Warm and savory chili is just what you need to keep you feeling toasty in cooler weather. Eat this outside as you tailgate this fall. Go team!

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3. Apple Pie

Cinnamon and apples in a flaky crust fresh out of the oven? This recipe is calling my name.

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4. Mac ‘N’ Cheese

recipe with tons of cheese? That sounds perfect. Have a heaping spoonful of this mac ‘n cheese with breadcrumb topping with all of your fall meals.

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5. Squash

Squash boats make for an excellent fall meal as this vegetable is in season this time of year.

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6. Mashed Potatoes

Garlic and herb mashed potatoes will make an excellent side item this fall. It’s creamy, savory, and packed with flavor.

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7. Tomato Soup

Roasted tomato adds a rich flavor. Mix that with parmesan croutons, and you’ve got the perfect meal to eat from your couch.


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8. Pumpkin Pie

This suggestion needs no explanation. Pumpkin pie is a necessity for this season.

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9. Stuffing

It doesn’t have to be Thanksgiving for you to eat homestyle sausage stuffing. Packed with meat and bread crumbs soaked in chicken broth, how could you say no to this savory side dish?

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10. Roasted Chicken

Sautéed in herbs, there’s nothing like a nice roasted chicken during the fall.


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11. Pot Pie

A pie that you can eat for dinner? How could you say no to this chicken pot pie recipe? It’s flaky and warm, but filled with meat and veggies instead of fruit.

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12. Green Bean Casserole

This green bean casserole has an added bonus with cheese and bacon. How could you turn this down?

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13. Cinnamon Pancakes

Have the most amazing fall breakfast with this cinnamon pancake recipe. Plus, there’s a glaze that goes along with it. Don’t mind if I do!

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14. Strudel

Apple strudel, and in only 30 minutes? It’s the perfect excuse to eat a flaky pie-like treat for breakfast, you know?

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15. Chicken & Dumplings

Chicken & Dumplings are quite the combo. Biscuits and chicken in a creamy broth? I’ll take a huge bowl-full, please.

16. Sweet Potato Fries

Sweet potato fries you can bake right in your oven are a super easy and delicious way to celebrate colder weather. They’re just crispy enough — and there’s no deep-fryer needed!

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17. Baked Oatmeal

Oatmeal fresh out of the oven? I’m willing to give that a try. It’s still plenty warm and delicious, you can just eat it with a fork instead of a spoon.

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18. Apple Fritter

Fried apple fritters are an excellent dessert option for fall. It’s like a mini-apple pie, it tear-apart pastry form.

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19. Salted Caramel Brownies

Caramel is an autumn classic. Use it to make salted caramel brownies and you’ve got the perfect comfort food. Chocolate and caramel always makes me feel better.

If these foods don’t make you feel wonderful this time of year, then I don’t know what will. Don’t let cold weather get you down. Enjoy these recipes all fall season long!

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