10 Comforting Fall Dishes and Desserts

Fall, however fleeting it may be, remains a favourite season for many people. With the colder weather that begs for warm and cozy dishes, as well as the abundance of seasonal produce like carrots, apples and squash, it’s easy to see why! Check out a few of our most beloved autumn recipes.


1. Braised Beef and Squash Pappardelle

Autumn has officially begun when a tasty braised dish enters the conversation. Here, the beef blade is braised until it becomes pull-apart tender. The meat is then served mixed with pasta and a generous amount of diced squash.

2. Tomato and Caramelized Onion Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Grilled cheese sandwiches are the ultimate in cold-weather comfort food. Crunchy, warm and gooey, we especially love loading it up with more ingredients. After all, with the addition of tomato slices and onions, it becomes a heartier meal.

3. Pressure Cooker Pork Stew with Fall Vegetables

This hearty and cozy stew is brimming with fall veggies like carrots, rutabaga and potatoes. Best of all, this recipe cooks quickly thanks to the pressure cooker, so you’ll be digging into a bowl sooner rather than later!

4. Spiced Lamb Shanks with Carrot Juice

Is there a meal that’s more carroty than this one? Not only is the lamb simmered in a spicy carrot broth until tender, it’s also served with carrot and olive couscous and carrots roasted with carrot juice. It’s the perfect recipe to showcase the popular fall veggie.

5. Hearty Noodle Soup with Squash and Tofu

What could be better than incorporating seasonal vegetables into our meals? This hearty soup is oh-so colourful due to the squash wedges, carrots and corn.

6. Squash Agnolotti Pasta with Porcini Sauce

On a rainy fall weekend, diving headfirst into a culinary project is a great way to spend the time. Making your own homemade pasta is a must, especially when it’s this unique pasta shape filled with roasted squash. Served with a rich porcini mushroom sauce, fall pasta doesn’t get much better than this.

7. Quinoa and Cheddar Cheese Stuffed Squash

With so many squash varieties available in the fall (butternut, spaghetti, buttercup and more), you’ll be looking for opportunities to try them all! Here’s a generous vegetarian meal served in a halved acorn squash, with a sweet-and-salty filling that can be made in advance!


8. Apple Crumble (The Best)

After you hit the apple orchard and come home with a bushel of the red fruit, what do you do with it? Plenty! With its savoury stewed filling and crispy, golden oat topping, our best-ever apple crumble will be your go-to recipe year after year.

9. Squash Cake with Dark Chocolate Ganache

Squash has a naturally sweet taste, so it’s no wonder that it works so well in desserts. In this cake, the butternut squash blends wonderfully with the cinnamon, cardamom, fennel and cloves. And the dark chocolate ganache makes it so rich and decadent.

10. Pumpkin Bread

Fall isn’t fall without pumpkin spice everything, and this tasty loaf is loaded with traditional spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and cardamom. It’s the perfect treat to enjoy with your morning coffee.