Autumn is in full swing here in northwest Missouri. The temperatures have dropped, The trees are turning those gorgeous colors and fall is definitely in the air. I love it. And I love when I can start letting go of hot summer dinner ideas and start focusing on autumn dinner ideas. It is my absolute favorite time of the year.
This is the time of year when you start thinking about nesting the home. It’s time to stock up the kitchen pantry, and get out some blankets to keep the family warm.
Another way to keep the family warm is with soups, stews, and delicious comfort food. Which is why I’ve gathered 25 autumn dinner ideas to help you keep your family fed and warm all autumn long.
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Autumn Dinner Ideas Your Family will Crave
▬ Chicken soup warms the body and soul. And with Slow Cooker Paleo Chicken Soup from Midwest Modern Mamma you’ll have a healthy alternative to traditional chicken and noodle. Plus, it cooks in the slow cooker so by dinner time you only have to dish it up.
▬ This Chicken Teriyaki from Dear Creatives will give you the taste of warm spices with savory chicken for a flavorful, autumn dinner.
▬ One Pot Chicken Spaghetti from Crystal and Comp. is a great way to get dinner on the table fast. And, everyone will love a dinner of spaghetti and chicken.
▬ Nothing says autumn dinner as much as an Old Fashion Chili. This one is from Spaceships and Laser Beams. You’ll get all those comforting autumn dinner flavors you crave during this time of the year in about 30 minutes.
▬ We all love turkey during the autumn season. Here’s an unexpected twist, Turkey Lasagna Florentine from Creative Kids. It’s an easy meal to fix. Prep early in the day. Then, put in the refrigerator until it is time to bake.
▬ Are you feeling swamped? This Crock Pot Barbecue Chicken from Dear Creatives is a great dinner that you can just put in your slow cooker and go about your day. When dinner time comes heat some frozen broccoli in the microwave and dinner is ready! It tastes amazing and you didn’t have to slave all day to get dinner on the table.
▬ Another great chili recipe, this time using a lower fat meat. Hearty Turkey Chilli w/ Ranch Crackers from Fluster Buster, is a tasty meal that won’t break the budget.
▬ Instead of chicken try, Turkey Salad from It Is A Keeper. It is a wonderful autumn dinner idea for a Saturday or late Sunday dinner. It’s fast to put together and the family will love it.
▬ This Pumpkin Soup with Roasted Mushroom from Everyday Southwest will give you the taste of pumpkin you crave and will warm you up on a chilly autumn night.
▬ Old Fashioned Slow Cooker Beef Stew from the Gardening Cook is a both a heartwarming comfort stew that you can come home to after a busy day. You’ll be thrilled to smell the aroma of goodness as you walk in the door, and better yet, you’ll savor the taste of it.
▬ As the weather turns colder you’ll want to prep some comforting goodness. This Chicken Pot Pie from Thrifty Frugal Mom has all the pot pie flavors that you love but cooks in a fraction of the time.
▬ Hot and Sour Chicken Curry from Hooked on Heat has the warming spices of curry which is perfect on a cool autumn evening.
▬ Buffalo Chicken Quinoa Skillet from My Life Cookbook is a healthy dish that brings together the savory goodness of quinoa with the classic flavors of buffalo chicken.
▬ We all know that no-one likes washing dishes. This One Pot Chicken Dinner from Spaceships and Laser Beams means you have less to wash up after dinner. It’s a sumptuous chicken dish with a healthy amount of veggies that no-one will say no to.
▬ Cook up some chicken breasts with salt & pepper in a little olive oil. Then add Matar Pulao (Peas Pilaf) from Hooked on Heat. It is a comforting rice dish with loads of deliciousness added in.
▬ Instant Pot Cheesy Hamburger Potato Casserole from Wonder Mom Wanna Be gives you a that meat and potatoes flavors that the family craves but with the Instant Pot you get dinner on the table fast.
▬ This White Chicken Chilli from Its a Keeper is a warm and tasty chili that is a healthy version of an old classic. It can be made quick and easy, just the way we all like to cook.
▬ My Creamy Chicken Penne is a crowd-pleasure! Serve it up with some crusty French bread and you’ll have a satisfied family for sure.
▬ Whether the weather is cold, or the family has a cold Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup from Living a Sunshine Life is just the thing to make everyone feel warm and comforted. This chicken soup is just what we all want when it gets a little chillier in the autumn season.
▬ This combines the two most craved flavors of autumn. Pumpkin Chili from The Gardening Cook. Both flavors are favorites in so why not together put them together for maximum craving satisfaction?
▬ Turkey Casserole from Fluster Buster is a frugal meal that is perfect for when you are hungry for an autumn classic.
▬ This Crock Pot Italian Ground Beef and Rice Recipe from Flour on my Face uses affordable products that is loaded with comforting flavor.
▬ Turkey Chili Taco Soup from The Rising Spoon is a low-fat chili but tastes so great you won’t miss the fat at all.
▬ You won’t miss the meat with this Quinoa Chili from Almost Supermom. The quinoa will fill you up and you’ll still have all the comforting flavors of autumn.
▬ This Chicken Posole from Everyday Southwest gives you a spicy chicken dish that’s sure to warm you up on a cold evening.
What are your favorite comfort foods when autumn comes around? Let me know in the comment section below.
Dress Your Family Dinner Table with these Autumn Ideas