5 Easy Fall Recipes

Pumpkin is a jack-of-all-trades ingredient in the fall. hlkljgk [CC BY-SA 2.0]/Flickr

Looking for some easy fall recipes? Look no further.

The temperatures are dropping and family life is heating up as the school year begins anew. You don’t have the same time as you did a few weeks ago.

So, a few tips for easy fall recipes are a welcome find.

Minestrone soup

As we note in the article, the soup and a crusty loaf of bread make for a yummy meal. You can add as many vegetables as you like and reduce the amount of sodium in order to make it even healthier. Read more: Minestrone soup recipe

Garlic mashed potatoes

Garlic-flavored mashed potatoes became cliché in the 1990s but the dish never would have become so popular had it not been so good. If you don’t have time to roast the garlic, separate the garlic cloves, blanch for a few minutes in boiling water, then peel and simmer in the milk while the potatoes cook. Read more: Garlic mashed potatoes recipe

Daube of Beef

This is one of the easiest of beef stews to make. Preparations include minimal cutting, no browning, just putting everything together in the pot and baking. Make sure you’ve got plenty of time. The baking can take about four hours. Our recipe gets its unique flavoring from dried orange peel. Read more: Daube of Beef recipe

Vegan pumpkin ravioli

This hearty, filling dish may be the hardest dish on our list but it’s still not too difficult. Several parts can be made ahead of time and then reheated when it’s time to serve. One pumpkin will yield more seeds than the one cup needed so you can think about making a pie, soup or cookies (see below) with the leftover pumpkin. Read more: Vegan pumpkin ravioli recipe

Pumpkin spice cookies

Here’s another vegan choice on our list. These cookies are incredibly easy to make. In fact, the recipe just calls for you to mix the ingredients together, chill everything for an hour, drop by the spoonful onto greased cookie sheets and then baking for 8 to 10 minutes. How hard is that? Try different flavorings by substituting sweet potatoes or butternut squash (or any winter squash) for the pumpkin. Read more: Pumpkin spice cookies recipe