A warm meal simmering on the stove. The scent of brown sugar rising from the oven. The anticipation of loved ones arriving shortly. It’s fall, a season of gatherings and togetherness, of sharing and giving, of friends and family. Embrace this opportunity to preserve the relationships in your life by inviting people into your home and into your heart. Hosting takes time and energy, but we’re here to make it easier with our best (and easiest!) fall recipes that are delicious and crowd pleasing. Scroll down for some serious menu inspiration, and open up you doors with ease this season.
We’ve carefully curated this list of our favorite fall recipes, from halfway homemade soups, warm & comforting entrees and hearty salads, to a seasonal beverage and two of our go-to fall desserts. We hope you are able to make some of these and share them with your loved ones this season.
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The Best (and Easiest!) Fall Recipes for Hosting This Season
Who doesn’t love a warm meal to enjoy on a cool fall evening? This 3-ingredient chili, served over elbow macaroni, is the perfect, stress-free weeknight meal for this season. Kid-friendly and ready in about 15 minutes, you definitely need to add this to your go-to recipes this fall.
Hearts of Romaine Harvest Salad
Add a fresh element to your fall menu with this charred lettuce salad with fresh pomegranate seeds. Beautifully displayed on a wooden board, this healthy yet hearty option is perfect for the new season.
Halfway Homemade Garden Vegetable Soup
Now that we’re in fall, it’s officially soup season! We love this Halfway Homemade Garden Vegetable Soup because it’s easy yet fresh and filling. Serve family-style to maximize connection with others around the table.
Kale & Quinoa Fall Salad
We love topping this fresh offering because you can customize it with your favorite dried fruits and nuts on top! #HostfulHack: Cut down on day-of prep by making this hearty fall salad the day before and store in a sealed container in your refrigerator.
Grilled Turkey Sandwiches
It’s never too early in the season to embrace the flavors of Thanksgiving with a simple yet delicious grilled turkey sandwich! Perfect for brunch or a casual evening with friends, these sandwiches will be crowd pleasers that are ready in no time.
Easy Broccoli Salad
Quick. Easy. Delicious. This side dish checks off all the boxes for the perfect dish to complement a weeknight entree or a dinner party with loved ones. Make it festive with a neutral decorative serving bowl.
Nana’s Taco Soup
We absolutely love Nana’s Taco Soup because it’s easy to make, halfway homemade, and a family favorite. Whether you’re hosting just immediate family or a fall dinner party with friends, this soup is the perfect way to connect around the dinner table.
Apple Cider Sangria
The secret to serving this fall sangria is to let it chill for a long period time in the refrigerator before serving. During the chilling process, the ingredients will soak and add to the overall flavor of the drink. It’s the perfect seasonal beverage to add to your fall menu!
Pumpkin Dump Cake
One of our friends introduced us to this Pumpkin Dump Cake recipe years ago, and we were instantly hooked. With pumpkin, chocolate and brown sugar, this seasonal dessert is the perfect way to end your gathering this fall.
Mimi’s Chocolate Pie
Another family favorite, the secret to serving this easy pie recipe is to go all out on the chocolate. Usually with pies, you’ll choose a regular premade pie crust for your base, but if you’re serving a group of chocolate lovers, select a chocolate pie crust to bring a burst of flavor!