The leaves are fallin’, the squash is roastin’, the pumpkin is poppin’ and the temps are droppin’. Fa la la la la FALL. If only every photo in that collage were not some shade of beige or orange. Apparently the tan color palette is poppin’, too!
Anywho, I wanted to round up some of my favorite recipes for the season of all seasons. Squash, sage, pumpkin and lottsa pasta is the theme. Can ya dig it?
I hope you give one (or two, or all!) of these recipes a shot and be sure to drop a link below sharing your favorite fall recipe! Cheers!
Whole Wheat Apple Pecan Spice DonutsWhat’s fall without seasonal donuts?! These whole wheat apple spice donuts are drizzled with sweet maple glaze and coated with crushed pecans. Baked with wholesome ingredients and bursting with cozy Fall flavors, they make for the ultimate breakfast.
Pumpkin Spice Cashew ButterThis velvety cashew butter is laced with pumpkin pie spice to create a silky-smooth spread powered by fall flavors. It only requires four ingredients and comes together in a tasty 10-minute snap. Trust me, you will want to slather this stuff on EVERYTHANG.
Big Cluster Oat Bran Pumpkin GranolaBig clusters of crunch-tastic oat bran granola ribboned with pumpkin puree, pumpkin spice and pumpkin seeds (the ultimate trio!). I LOVE this stuff on yogurt, smoothies or simply on its own as a hearty, nutritious snack.
Autumn Delicata Squash SaladRoasted delicata squash salad with quinoa, creamy goat cheese, fresh herbs, hazelnuts and rich balsamic. An autumn-inspired, plant-powered dish loaded with flavor, texture and nutrients. I love eating this salad for a light lunch or pairing it with pork, fish or chicken for dinner.
Apple and Sage Butternut Squash SoupCreamy butternut squash soup flavored with apple and endless aromatics – nutmeg, garlic, turmeric and sage! I love the beautiful golden color and velvety consistency of this soup. It’s the perfect compliment to a hearty salad or sandwich.
Kale, Quinoa and Butternut Salad with Pears and FontinaAn oldie, but MAN is it a goodie. Sautéed kale, quinoa and roasted butternut squash join forces with sweet balsamic-glazed pears and creamy fontina cheese to create the perfect fall salad. Each ingredient compliments the next like a dream. I prepared it for Friendsgiving a couple years ago and it was a huge hit!
Pasta with Butternut Sauce and MushroomsOooohh this PASTA. Whole wheat spaghetti tossed in a luxuriously creamy butternut squash sauce with mushrooms, garlic and brown butter sage. This vegan-friendly meal is brimming with fall-inspired flavors and masters the balance of savory and sweet decadence.
Pumpkin Kale Turkey Sausage Spaghetti PieGuys. Spaghetti PIE. It’s the coolest new kid in town. Italian turkey sausage, kale and whole wheat spaghetti are tossed in vibrant pumpkin tomato sauce, ribboned with melty cheese and baked to golden perfection. This simple, delicious family-favorite is both waistline and budget friendly!
Autumn Pasta Bake with Pumpkin Tomato Sauce and RicottaOk, ONE more pasta dish. Baked whole wheat Fusilli is tossed in a rich pumpkin tomato sauce with sautéed vegetables, creamy ricotta cheese and crispy sage. I didn’t know it was possible to squeeze so many of my favorite things into one glorious dish. Hello, lover.
Raw Pumpkin Pie BarsWho says you can’t improve a good thing?? These bars encompass everything there is to love about pumpkin pie, sans the butter, white sugar and cream. Made with wholesome ingredients, naturally gluten-free and vegan-friendly, these bars are the epitome of fall snacking!