Fall cooking is maybe the best, as far as I’m concerned. It’s root vegetable season, and Kevin and I love to roast huge batches of veggies with chicken (plus olive oil, sea salt, and pepper) and enjoy the results for days. In fact, I roasted up a collection of tasty fall veggies just this morning. (All the parsnips for me, please!)
And then there are the SOUPS. Yes. Yes, please. I’ve had very few specific cravings with this pregnancy, but soup has been one of them. So, needless to say, I’m happy soup season is formally upon us.
I’ve been trying a few new — and definitively fall — recipes lately, and wanted to share those recipes with y’all in case you’re looking for some new items to add to your fall cooking repertoire, too.
Get ready for some seasonal deliciousness:
- Slow-Cooker Butternut Squash Soup (Gimme Some Oven). This recipe had me at “slow cooker.” I’m down for any recipe that can be magically created in the crock pot. This dish can be prepped ahead (I chopped everything and kept it in the fridge for a couple of days before cooking) for extra convenience. And if you REALLY want to make it easier on yourself, buy the pre-sliced butternut squash (they have it at Trader Joe’s). I don’t have an immersion blender, but used our Ninja blender to puree this soup, and it worked beautifully. You could use a food processor, too, I’m sure. I accidentally left out the coconut milk, but the soup was delicious without it so I’m considering that ingredient optional.
- Butternut Cauliflower Coconut Curry (Cooking Light). Few things are as comforting as curry, in my opinion, and this healthy version is to die for. I added more squash and cauliflower than the recipe called for and was very happy with that decision. I love, too, that you can serve it over just about anything — rice, quinoa, spaghetti squash — you name it!
- Chicken Chili (Food Network). This bean-less chili is super tasty, and you can turn up the spice to meet your family’s preferred level. I used rotisserie chicken to make for an even easier prep!
- Paleo Shepherd’s Pie (Fat Loss Foodies). Lightened up comfort food? Sign me up! I tend to love Fat Loss Foodies’ recipes (this white turkey chili recipe of theirs is one I make again and again this time of year), and now this shepherd’s pie is at the top of my go-to list. Yum!
What delicious new recipes have you discovered so far this fall?