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13 Of Our *Fall-iest* Dinners to Roast, Bake, Or Simmer Tonight

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In south Louisiana, we joke that the four seasons are Mardi Gras, crawfish, snowball, and football. I never packed away my shorts, and thought sweater-weather only sometimes came in December or January. My relatively new reality of a real fall—brisk temperatures, changing leaves, wearing layers—still holds a kind of magic. Like new parents celebrating a baby’s first birthday, I’ve fallen (hehe) in love, with wild abandon, for all things autumn. Especially in the kitchen. I’m ready for brisket, caramelized Brussels sprouts, and steaming apple cider. In the coming weeks, my oven will host hoards of gourds, and root vegetables, and spice cakes. Weekends will be designated baking and simmering time. And here are the recipes first on my list:

Winner Bakes All

Chicken Pot Pie (with Crust on the Bottom!)
Chicken Pot Pie (with Crust on the Bottom!)
Brussels Sprouts Gratin
Brussels Sprouts Gratin
Baked Penne with Butternut-Sage Sauce

Baked Penne with Butternut-Sage Sauce by Alexandra Stafford

Sausage and Apple Pie

Sausage and Apple Pie by Kate McDermott-Art of the Pie

Baked Quinoa with Roasted Butternut Squash & Gruyère
Baked Quinoa with Roasted Butternut Squash & Gruyère

Slow & Low Is the way to go

Via Fratta's Tuscan Minestrone Soup
Via Fratta's Tuscan Minestrone Soup
Short Rib and Pumpkin Chili

Short Rib and Pumpkin Chili by Pete

Alton Brown's Shrimp Gumbo

Alton Brown's Shrimp Gumbo by Genius Recipes

Farro Risotto with Caramelized Apples and Fennel
Farro Risotto with Caramelized Apples and Fennel
Ruth's Brisket
Ruth's Brisket

Feeling Warm & Roasty

Roasted Delicata Squash Stuffed with Autumn Farro
Roasted Delicata Squash Stuffed with Autumn Farro
Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Merguez, Persimmon, and Za'atar Yogurt

Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Merguez, Persimmon, and Za'at... by Josh Cohen

Orange Vegetable Pileup with Homemade Cottage Cheese

Orange Vegetable Pileup with Homemade Cottage Cheese by Sarah Jampel

Tell us your fall-iest dinner—or other fall traditions—in the comments below!


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