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When the weather cools down, our favorite fall dinner ideas come out! From crockpot dishes to casseroles, this collection will have something you’re sure to love.

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Collage of fall dinner ideas.

Dinner Dishes Perfect for Fall

Arizona doesn’t necessarily have fall weather, but that doesn’t stop me from busting out my sweaters and bringing out my warm Autumn recipes. Over the years I’ve noticed that cooking in the fall changes just a bit from cooking in the summer. 

  • Some of my favorite produce appears in the fall, such as apples, pumpkins, mushrooms, kale, squash, pears, carrots, and beets. 
  • Outdoor grilling ends for the season and oven roasting begins.
  • Crock pots are also utilized, slowly filling the house with delicious aromas that make my mouth water in anticipation. 
  • Soups! Not only are they easy to whip up, but they’re filling and warm you right up on a chilly autumn day.

All of the fall dinner recipes below have been made, tasted, and tested for my site. I love knowing I’m providing recipes for your family that I love myself.

Along with the recipes, you’ll find tips and tricks such as make-ahead information, variations, cooking tips, and storage info. Happy Cooking!

Pie dish filled with spaghetti pie.

how Much is Enough?

If you plan to host a fall dinner party it can be helpful to know about how much dinner to make. Casseroles, soups, and meats are all warm, hearty, and popular to serve in the fall. 

  • Soup. If you serve soup as an appetizer or side dish, then plan for ¾-1 cup per person. If it is the main dish, then provide 1½ cups per person. 
  • Casserole. Casseroles served as a main dish are usually hearty, filling, and contain protein. Plan to serve 8 ounces per person if you will also have side dishes. If the casserole is the only dish, then plan to serve 12 ounces per person. Casseroles containing a base of rice, pasta, or potatoes are usually served as a side dish and you can plan to serve about 4 ounces per person. 
  • Meat. When meat such as steak, pork chops & chicken breast, are the main dish then plan to serve 6-8 ounces per person. If the meat is breaded or covered in gravy or sauce, reduce the amount to 4-5 ounces per person. When purchasing meat remember that you will lose about 25% of its weight during the cooking process. Fattier pieces of meat will lose more mass so be sure to account for the loss. 
Crockpot turkey chili served in a white bowl.

Fall Vegetables

Whether you are serving them as a side or incorporating them into the main dish some popular fall herbs and vegetables include:

  • Greens. arugula, cabbage, or leafy greens
  • Squash. butternut squash, or zucchini
  • Other vegetables. beets, broccoli, brussels sprouts, carrots, cauliflower, celery, eggplant, green beans, onions, parsnips, peas, peppers, potatoes, pumpkin, radish, turnips, sweet potatoes, or wild mushrooms
  • Herbs. garlic, rosemary, or sage

One of the easiest ways to prepare these seasonal produce items is this recipe for Oven Roasted Vegetables!


favorite fall dinner recipes

The following fall dinner recipes include pasta, soups and other yummy dishes that I’m sure you’ll love. These are some of our best-loved fall meals!

Cabbage Soup

Cabbage soup is an easy healthy soup loaded with fresh veggies. Warm up with a cup of this low calorie and low carb delicious soup!

1 Healthy Cabbage Soup Recipe

Soup Healthy Cabbage Soup Recipe
Total Time: 35 minutes
5 from 7 votes
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Smothered Pork Chops

This creamy lemon & thyme smothered pork chops recipe always gets rave reviews. It’s flavorful and ready in 35 minutes or less.

2 Smothered Pork Chops Recipe

Main Course Smothered Pork Chops Recipe
Total Time: 35 minutes
5 from 13 votes
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Pork Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Savory pork stuffed sweet potatoes are simple and quick and perfect for dinner any night or as a side dish. 

3 Stuffed Sweet Potato Recipe

Main Course Stuffed Sweet Potato Recipe
Total Time: 12 minutes
5 from 2 votes
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Parmesan Crusted Pork Chops

Fry up the most delicious parmesan crusted pork chops with less than 10 minutes of prep work!! They are perfectly juicy.

4 Best Pork Chop Recipe

Main Course Best Pork Chop Recipe
Total Time: 40 minutes

Recipe Video

4.99 from 593 votes
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Spaghetti Pie

Spaghetti pie makes a hearty and delicious twist for a dinner time win! It’s a perfect recipe for busy weeknights and family-friendly dinners.

5 Spaghetti Pie

Main Course Spaghetti Pie
Total Time: 40 minutes

Recipe Video

5 from 10 votes
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Easy Swedish Meatballs

Swedish meatballs made from both pork and beef, cooked to perfection, and smothered in a creamy gravy.

6 Easy Swedish Meatballs Recipe

Main Course Easy Swedish Meatballs Recipe
Total Time: 1 hour

Recipe Video

5 from 19 votes
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Italian Sausage Soup

Hearty and delicious Italian sausage soup filled with tomatoes, carrots, zucchini, spinach and more. The recipe made on the stove is simple and great to enjoy all year long!

7 Sausage Soup Recipe

Appetizer, Main Course, Soup Sausage Soup Recipe
Total Time: 45 minutes

Recipe Video

5 from 16 votes
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Carne Asada

Carne asada is the perfect Mexican flavored meat to add to tacos, burritos, salads, or quesadillas. It’s tender, flavorful, and juicy.

8 Carne Asada Recipe

Main Course Carne Asada Recipe
Total Time: 3 hours 20 minutes

Recipe Video

5 from 10 votes
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Indian Fry Bread

Delicious homemade fry bread—aka “Navajo tacos” or “Indian bread”—pillows of dough, fried until crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. Make it a meal by adding sweet or savory toppings!

9 Fry Bread Recipe

Main Course Fry Bread Recipe
Total Time: 4 hours 35 minutes

Recipe Video

4.99 from 694 votes
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Vegetable Soup

Loaded with potatoes, carrots, corn, green beans, and tomatoes, this vegetable soup is healthy, hearty, and super good.

10 Vegetable Soup Recipe

Main Course, Soup Vegetable Soup Recipe
Total Time: 40 minutes
5 from 17 votes
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Chicken Lasagna

Everyone loves lasagna! This chicken version is just as delicious and is filled with spinach, cheese and delicious homemade white sauce. 

11 Chicken Lasagna Recipe

Main Course Chicken Lasagna Recipe
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Recipe Video

4.93 from 57 votes
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Buffalo Chicken Egg Rolls

Buffalo chicken egg rolls are two of our favorite appetizer recipes in all wrapped up into one dippable delight.

12 Buffalo Chicken Egg Rolls Recipe

Buffalo chicken egg rolls with ranch dressing in silver cup
Appetizer, Main Course Buffalo Chicken Egg Rolls Recipe
Total Time: 35 minutes
5 from 9 votes
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Chicken Pot Pie

Easy chicken pot pie is the definition of comfort food! It’s warm, rich with flavor, full of veggies, and has the best flaky crust.

13 Chicken Pot Pie Recipe

Main Course Chicken Pot Pie Recipe
Total Time: 1 hour 50 minutes

Recipe Video

5 from 38 votes
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Buttermilk Fried Chicken

You can’t go wrong with delicious fried chicken!! It’s great for picnics, barbecues, holidays and more. Plus – it’s easier to make than you think!!

14 Buttermilk Fried Chicken

Main Course Buttermilk Fried Chicken
Total Time: 40 minutes

Recipe Video

5 from 9 votes
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Mayo Parmesan Chicken Bake

A delicious parmesan chicken bake that is simple, yet full of flavor, and takes little prep time.

15 Mayo Parmesan Chicken Recipe

Main Course Mayo Parmesan Chicken Recipe
Total Time: 45 minutes

Recipe Video

5 from 126 votes
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Skillet Lasagna

Skillet lasagna is a comforting and cheesy one pot meal. It takes just 30 minutes and is perfect for dinner any night of the week!

16 Skillet Lasagna

Main Course Skillet Lasagna
Total Time: 30 minutes
5 from 20 votes
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Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Chicken

Cheesy spinach artichoke stuffed chicken is delicious and tender. It is stuffed and baked to perfection in under 30 minutes!

17 Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Chicken Recipe

Main Course Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Chicken Recipe
Total Time: 22 minutes

Recipe Video

4.67 from 6 votes
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Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta

Easy chicken bacon ranch pasta – a creamy and delicious pasta dish filled with cheese, chicken and bacon all made in one pot! This pasta can’t be beat!

18 Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta

Main Course Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta
Total Time: 28 minutes

Recipe Video

4.93 from 54 votes
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Ritz Cracker Chicken

Crispy cheddar chicken is coated in sour cream, cheddar cheese, and Ritz cracker crumbs and baked to crispy perfection. Top it with a creamy sauce, and it’s to die for!

19 Ritz Cracker Chicken Recipe

Main Course Ritz Cracker Chicken Recipe
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Recipe Video

4.97 from 95 votes
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Parmesan Chicken Manicotti

These manicotti shells are stuffed with a cheesy chicken mixture, and topped with tasty marinara!

20 Chicken Manicotti Recipe

Main Course Chicken Manicotti Recipe
Total Time: 43 minutes
4.91 from 21 votes
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Pumpkin Chili

Healthy and delicious pumpkin chili is filled with meat and veggies. It’s a perfect fall soup recipe that the whole family will love!

21 Pumpkin Chili Recipe

Soup Pumpkin Chili Recipe
Total Time: 45 minutes
5 from 17 votes
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fall crockpot meals

Crock pots are the best friend of any busy family. You can throw ingredients in the morning and return home to a warm ready-made meal. Soups are definitely great to make in the crockpot, but you can make other great dishes in it as well.

Chicken Florentine Soup

With a combination of chicken, potato, white beans, carrots, spinach and more, this chicken Florentine soup is hearty and absolutely delicious. It tastes similar to Olive Garden’s recipe, but it’s made in the slow cooker!

22 Chicken Florentine Soup Recipe

Soup Chicken Florentine Soup Recipe
Total Time: 6 hours 5 minutes
5 from 9 votes
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Crock Pot Ribs

Juicy BBQ crock pot ribs is the best and easiest dinner idea! Great for a small family, big family, or cooking for a crowd!

23 Crock Pot Ribs Recipe

Main Course Crock Pot Ribs Recipe
Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes
5 from 19 votes
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Crockpot Orange Chicken

This crockpot orange chicken is simple, and tastes even better than takeout. With breaded chicken pieces covered in a phenomenal orange sauce and cooked to perfection in a slow cooker, it’s a recipe the whole family loves!

24 Crockpot Orange Chicken Recipe

Main Course Crockpot Orange Chicken Recipe
Total Time: 6 hours 20 minutes

Recipe Video

4.25 from 12 votes
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Crockpot Lasagna

Classic lasagna made in the slow cooker! This delicious crock pot recipe has all the layers of noodles, cheese, sauce and meat that everyone loves but made more simply.

25 Crockpot Lasagna Recipe

Main Course Crockpot Lasagna Recipe
Total Time: 4 hours 55 minutes

Recipe Video

4.94 from 15 votes
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Cheesy Potato Soup

Creamy cheesy potato soup is the easiest soup you’ll ever make. You only need a handful of ingredients and a crockpot!!

26 Cheesy Potato Soup Recipe

Soup Cheesy Potato Soup Recipe
Total Time: 3 hours 5 minutes

Recipe Video

5 from 71 votes
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Slow Cooker Roast Chicken

Juicy and flavorful roasted chicken made in the slow cooker! So simple to make an entire chicken with the help of your crock pot.

27 Crockpot Roast Chicken Recipe

Main Course Crockpot Roast Chicken Recipe
Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes
5 from 25 votes
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Crock Pot Chicken Stew

A simple, convenient, and TASTY stew recipe made in the crock pot! Made with chicken, potatoes, carrots, cream of chicken soup, sour cream, ranch dressing mix and more, this slow cooker chicken stew recipe is BURSTING with flavor!!

28 CrockPot Chicken Stew Recipe

Soup CrockPot Chicken Stew Recipe
Total Time: 3 hours 5 minutes

Recipe Video

4.98 from 38 votes
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Crock Pot Mongolian Beef

Delicious crock pot Mongolian beef loaded with carrots and asparagus is SO simple to make. Your crock pot does all the work!!

29 Crock Pot Mongolian Beef Recipe

Main Course Crock Pot Mongolian Beef Recipe
Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
5 from 14 votes
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Crockpot Ranch Chicken

You’ll love how simple, yet flavorful, this delicious chicken is. Made entirely in the crockpot, creamy ranch chicken is perfect on its own or served over rice.

30 Crockpot Ranch Chicken

Main Course Crockpot Ranch Chicken
Total Time: 3 hours 35 minutes
4.75 from 8 votes
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Crock Pot Spinach Tortellini Soup

Easy crock pot tortellini and spinach soup is a hearty soup filled with cheese tortellini, spinach, tomatoes, and lots of spices!!

31 Crockpot Tortellini Soup Recipe

Main Course, Soup Crockpot Tortellini Soup Recipe
Total Time: 3 hours 5 minutes

Recipe Video

4.97 from 216 votes
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Slow Cooker Beef Stew

Delicious slow cooker beef stew filled with chunks of beef, potatoes and carrots – a family favorite that is hearty, simple and great for fall.

32 Slow Cooker Beef Stew Recipe

Soup Slow Cooker Beef Stew Recipe
Total Time: 6 hours 10 minutes

Recipe Video

5 from 97 votes
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easy fall dinner recipes

Not only are casseroles easy to whip up, but they can often be made ahead of time and used as a freezer meal. You can still provide a warm home-cooked meal at the end of a busy Autumn day.

Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole

A casserole version of the classic chicken cordon bleu recipe. With layers of chicken, cheese, ham, sauce and Panko crumbs, it’s sure to become a family favorite.

33 Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole Recipe

Main Course Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole Recipe
Total Time: 50 minutes
4.75 from 12 votes
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Dorito Casserole

Everyone loves this crunchy and flavorful Dorito casserole. It’s layered with lots of meat, cheese and (of course!) nacho cheese flavored Doritos!

34 Dorito Casserole Recipe

Main Course Dorito Casserole Recipe
Total Time: 55 minutes

Recipe Video

4.98 from 35 votes
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Thanksgiving Leftover Casserole

Stuffing, turkey, and mashed potatoes come together to make this hearty Thanksgiving leftover casserole. It’s the best way to enjoy turkey day leftovers!

35 Thanksgiving Leftover Casserole Recipe

Main Course Thanksgiving Leftover Casserole Recipe
Total Time: 50 minutes
5 from 10 votes
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Spaghetti Casserole

Spaghetti casserole is the definition of comfort food! Hearty, delicious, and an easy way to make and eat spaghetti.

36 Spaghetti Casserole Recipe

Main Course Spaghetti Casserole Recipe
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

Recipe Video

5 from 139 votes
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Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole

Creamy and hearty chicken bacon ranch casserole is the best way to beat the weeknight rush! It’s easy to make, and filled with pasta, chicken, bacon, and creamy alfredo sauce.

37 Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole

Main Course Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole
Total Time: 25 minutes

Recipe Video

5 from 11 votes
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French Onion Chicken Casserole

Just 10 minutes of prep time and you have a delicious creamy concoction of chicken, celery, and cheese topped with crispy fried onions!

38 French Onion Chicken Casserole Recipe

Main Course French Onion Chicken Casserole Recipe
Total Time: 45 minutes

Recipe Video

4.95 from 147 votes
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Chicken Noodle Casserole

Chicken noodle casserole for the dinner win! It’s filled with chicken, noodles, broccoli, carrots, and more, and topped with a butter-y cracker crust making it a flavorful family favorite.

39 Chicken Noodle Casserole Recipe

Main Course Chicken Noodle Casserole Recipe
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Recipe Video

5 from 13 votes
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King Ranch Chicken Casserole

King ranch chicken casserole is creamy, cheesy, and bursting with spicy flavors. This delicious casserole is basically a Texan lasagna and is favorite family dinner recipe.

40 King Ranch Chicken Casserole Recipe

Main Course King Ranch Chicken Casserole Recipe
Total Time: 1 hour
5 from 16 votes
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Cheesy Chicken And Rice Bake

Easy cheesy chicken and rice bake is a simple, deliciously homey dinner that is perfect for freezing and sharing!

41 Chicken Rice Bake

Main Course Chicken Rice Bake
Total Time: 35 minutes
5 from 10 votes
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Taco Casserole

This delicious taco casserole is like a taco salad in casserole form! With a ground beef and biscuit base, plus layers of sour cream, lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, and olives, this casserole is the perfect way to switch up your dinner routine.

42 Taco Casserole Recipe

Main Course Taco Casserole Recipe
Total Time: 40 minutes

Recipe Video

5 from 110 votes

Easy Fall Dinners

Serving up a warm, delicious meal on a fall evening couldn’t be easier with these recipes that are sure to get rave reviews. Let us know which ones you try!

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  1. Esther Bennett says:

    Some great recipes, looking forward to trying them.

    1. Lil'Luna Team says:

      Thank you! We’re glad you found us here & hope you enjoy the recipes!