The seasons have ticked over, and with the change in weather comes a change in our appetites. Once autumn arrives (Fall has officially landed here in Australia), it’s out with the summer salads and in with the soul-warming fare. While pasta recipes are always de rigeur, I’ve got the best autumn recipes to get you excited about the cooler months ahead. Full of comforting vibes and seasonal produce, these autumn food ideas will get you looking forward to cosy nights in, trust me.
Produce is rich and rewarding at this time of year. Creamy pumpkins and eggplants are at their best early in the season, as are mushrooms, zucchinis and broccoli. As for what fruit is in season in autumn, enjoy a bountiful harvest of apples, bananas, plums and nashi pears, to name a few.
As the months get cooler, reach for the cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, leeks, sweet potatoes, cabbage and more. There’s so much to enjoy, you’ll be spoilt for choice.
With seasonal produce in mind, plus the cooler weather beckoning you indoors, here are some great recipes for autumn to try.
If you love Japanese food, this is the noodle bowl you need to be making. It’s all about that classic savoury broth, those chewy noodles and the beautifully glazed teriyaki chicken. Yes, it appears simple, but there’s nowhere to hide – each of those elements needs to be spot-on. Lucky for you, I’ve got all the know-how you need.
Chicken parmigiana is delicious at the best of times, but when it crosses paths with curry katsu, the result is all kinds of extra. An unexpected but delightful weeknight dinner to add to your autumn repertoire.
I love creamy gnocchi, but how about trying it with a Korean twist? A packet of store-bought fresh gnocchi, a few other ingredients (including your fave and mine, gochujang) and you have a super quick, extra tasty 10-minute dish that will surprise and delight you with its depth of flavour.
With a fair few steps, lamb biryani may seem like a journey of a recipe, but it’s one you’ll be glad to have embarked on once you taste the end result.
It’s pesto, but not as you know it. Here, the base of this version uses Chinese broccoli instead of the traditional basil, and the result is exceptional. As well as this Chinese broccoli pesto pasta recipe, try it as a dip, spread on toast or as a coating for chicken or fish.
Love comfort food but can’t decide what to make? This mash-up is the comforting collab of dreams: French onion ramen noodle soup.
Make clean-up a breeze with this easy cheat’s one-pot lasagne recipe that requires no oven time. Cook in the pan, then serve straight at the table – how’s that for simple?
Chicken noodle soup gets a laksa glow-up with this warming, spicy slow cooker recipe. With its tender shredded chicken, slurpy noodles and creamy curry broth, it’s a rich-tasting treat. And did I mention… there’s dumplings, too!
This is so creamy and delicious, cooks in under 30 minutes, and tastes just like it does in a restaurant. Or, let’s face it, even better than.
Sticky pork belly slices, sweet roasted apple and silky cabbage, nestled on a bed of perfectly steamed rice… this super bowl is full of serious flavour. Even better, it’s a one-pan, traybake recipe, so clean-up is a breeze.
I hadn’t heard of Chicken 65 before until you guys started requesting a recipe for it! And I’m so glad I did because this fiery dish is so incredibly delicious. Hot and spicy but tangy and crunchy, it’s a symphony of texture and flavour.
Make the most of autumn’s in-season leeks with this quick and easy teriyaki recipe.
Not just for Christmas, Brussel sprouts are at their best come autumn. This side dish is ideal to get more veg on your plate during the week or weekend, and the sweet chilli sauce is a flavour-making addition.
It tastes like it’s been simmered for hours, but this mild curry is done in a fraction of the time. Fuss-free, minimal faffing around and full-on flavours make it perfect for a weeknight dinner this autumn.
Make the most of apple season and make an autumnal dessert to bring on the warm and fuzzies.
My take on Japanese okonomiyaki pancakes are packed full of in-season greens and good stuff. And the result is a batch of fritters anyone would be happy to eat, any day of the week. These are also great served in lunchboxes or as a kid-friendly snack.
Autumn recipes to me are all about the slow cooker! Dust yours off and go about your day knowing dinner is taking care of itself (although your oven also does the job equally well).
Cooler weather = more time indoors = time to get your bake on. These rich, velvety chocolate brownies are made all the better with the addition of coconut.
Who doesn’t love a one-pan dish – not only do you make the most of all the cooking flavours, but there’s minimal washing up. That’s my kind of dinner. Hopefully you’ll love this peanutty, gnarly chicken as much as I do.
I’m going out on a limb guys – I reckon this is THE best eggplant dish I know, so give it a whirl this autumn when these vegies are at their peak. It’s just so silky, tender and rich, with a perfect hit of chilli to tie it all together.
Soup season is here. Make the most of cauliflower being in its prime and rustle up a batch of this creamy goodness. Even the kids will love it!
Yep, I just improved a classic. Roast potatoes get a grown-up switcheroo to transform into cheesy, spicy, savoury wonders.
There’s chicken rice… and then there’s CHICKEN RICE. Amp up the epicness with this winner autumn-ready dinner and enjoy next-level flavour.
Pumpkin: the king of autumn ingredients.
Chicken. Rice. A killer sauce. You guys, it doesn’t get much simpler than this. Make your next weeknight dinner a breeze with this one-pan, easy tray bake. A most ideal autumn recipe!
This is the meal you can cook when you don’t have time to cook. Delicious beef, chunks of eggplant (it’s in season), chilli and fragrant Thai basil come together to make a quick and easy midweek meal that you’ll want to make again and again.
Low and slow is the order of the day with this easy pork ribs recipe. You only need four ingredients to make these, then just pop them in the oven for 2 hours to bake. The result is amazing – spicy, fall-off-the-bone meat that everyone will want to dig in to.
This fuss-free tray bake is a vibrant celebration of Indian spices and seasonal produce, plus it’s low carb and keto-friendly, too.
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