These Dinner Recipes Bring Out the Best of Fall Vegetables
Fall’s best vegetables — think gorgeous orange-hued squash and beautiful red-purple beets — are brilliantly vibrant and loaded with essential nutrients. To tease out their complex notes, combine them with warm spices and zesty fruit. The endgame: exciting fall dinner recipes that are as healthy as they are intensely flavorful.
Roasted Kabocha with Wild Rice and Chili-Spiced Pepitas
While you can't go wrong with butternut or acorn squash in a fall dinner recipe, using kabocha squash as boats for a delicious mixture of wild rice, honey, and spices adds some much-needed excitement to your weeknight meals. The fall vegetable tastes like a combo of sweet potatoes and pumpkin, so you get the best of both worlds in every bite.
Coconut Creamed Greens and Acorn Squash Casserole
This fall dinner recipe not only looks 100-percent 'grammable, but it also has warm flavors and indulgent textures that make it a richly satisfying meal. Plus, it packs a bit of heat thanks to the minced jalapeño.
Warm Spiced Cabbage Bake
This ain't your grandma's cabbage. The fall vegetable is baked with a heartwarming, spicy sauce, featuring paprika, red pepper flakes, cinnamon, and allspice, so your insides will feel toasty as can be. Serve the fall dinner recipe with a generous dollop of velvety sour cream.
Turnip Rounds with Cranberry Chutney
Thanksgiving isn't the only day you can enjoy all that cranberries have to offer. This fall dinner recipe makes them the star of the show in the form of a luxurious chutney. Dollop the bright mixture on top of roasted turnip slices, and you've got an eye-catching side.
Whipped Red Beet Dip with Yellow Beets and Orange Garnish
When you're seriously sick of hummus, turn to this vibrant dip featuring fabulous fall vegetables. The pureed red beets are combined with sliced yellow beets for a creamy, colorful fall dinner recipe that serves a stand-out earthy flavor.
Fall Curry Chicken
The ultimate comfort food dish, this curry chicken recipe features fall vegetables like butternut squash and fresh Granny Smith apples. Topped with roasted pumpkin seeds, this hearty meal screams autumn. (Related: This Thai Green Curry Recipe with Veggies and Tofu Is a Great Weeknight Meal)
Roasted Butternut Squash Soup
Maple-Glazed Pork Tenderloin with Cauliflower
Roasted Root Vegetables
Let's be real, you can't go wrong with a mish mash of random fall vegetables. This roasted combo contains parsnips, turnips, and colorful potatoes so you can eat the rainbow. Plus, the thyme, coriander, cumin, and paprika ensure the fall dinner recipe is anything but bland. (Related: 8 Winter Superfoods You Need to Buy)