13 Cozy Fall Dinner Recipes Your Family Will Love

Cyd Converse

As much as I love our easy sheet pan taco recipe, when it comes to fall I am all about hearty chili recipes, easy soup recipes and crusty homemade bread.

This is the time of year when cozy fall slow cooker recipes and all the comfort foods reign supreme in my kitchen and in the hearts of my family. 

These cozy fall dinner recipes are perfect for Sunday dinner, simple dinner parties, easy weeknight dinners and everything in between.

1. Instant Pot Cajun Chili Recipe

We eat a lot of chili in the fall and winter months, but this Instant Pot cajun chili recipe is not your average chili recipe, friends. With a decided Creole twist, this chili packs spicy notes of paprika and cayenne pepper, punches of zesty garlic and onion, loaded with andouille sausage, ground chicken and tender shrimp.

2. Balsamic Glazed Chicken and Veggie Sheet Pan Dinner

If you're looking for a truly easy dinner recipe that boasts all the flavors of fall and just makes the whole house smell cozy while it's cooking, this is the one for you! Our balsamic glazed chicken and veggie sheet pan dinner recipe is simple to make, filling and a sure a hit with the family. You can switch up the vegetables based on what you have on hand, toss it together and dinner is served.

3. Creamy Pumpkin Pasta Sauce Recipe

Sweet but not *too* sweet, pumpkin pasta sauce is a favorite in our home because it mixes up a classic comfort food without being too crazy. Red sauce, while delicious, can be acidic and upset stomachs, plus it just gets a little tired after a while. This flavorful, creamy pumpkin sauce is mild, has a great texture, and tastes incredible with spaghetti squash and a sprinkle of cheese.

4. Beef Lombardi Recipe

Not only is our beef lombardi recipe a delicious and easy one pot meal everyone will love, but it's also freezer-friendly so you can prep it in advance or make the most of the leftovers. Ground beef is cooked in a large deep skillet and seasoned with garlic, herbs, tomato paste, and diced tomatoes. When done, everything is topped with sour cream, black olives, and chives.

5. Easy Cheeseburger Skillet Recipe

If you loved Hamburger Helper as a kid, it's time to level up your dinner game with our easy cheeseburger skillet recipe - it's a total winner of a meal. It's easy to prepare, delicious to eat and simple to clean up! My favorite way to do dinner, especially during the week. Made with lots of chunky ground beef, orzo, cheese, mustard and tomatoes, your favorite burger is about to have competition.

6. Meatless Chickpea Ragu Recipe

Our meatless chickpea ragu recipe is vegan bolognese done right! This hearty and healthy version of ragu pasta sauce will hit the spot. To give this sauce the same substantial, stick-to-your-ribs quality that a traditional meat-based ragu sauce would have, toss a can of chickpeas into a food processor quickly pulse a few times. With less than 30 minutes prep time, you can make this last minute or on evenings when you’re struggling to find something convenient and healthy.

7. Slow Cooker Tuscan White Bean Soup with Sausage Recipe

Of course, you can't talk about cozy and easy fall dinner recipes without mentioning soup. This slow cooker Tuscan white bean soup recipe made with sausage is a truly warming meal on chilly days. It’s easy to toss the ingredients together and then your Crock Pot does the work for you making it a cinch to have dinner waiting for you on busy weeknights!

8. Sheet Pan Sausage Dinner Recipe

This sheet pan sausage dinner is truly inspired by the flavors of fall. Cheesy sausage is baked alongside sweet potatoes, apples and a simple apricot glaze for a dinner truly delicious and sings of cozy season. The best part? From prep to table, you've got dinner served up in 45 minutes or less making it a great fall dinner option any day of the week.

9. Slow Cooker Salisbury Steaks Recipe

Plan to bookmark this one, friends. This slow cooker Salisbury steaks recipe is effectively our most popular recipe of all time! These juicy and flavorful Salisbury steaks take just a few minutes to put together. Mix the ground beef, whisk together the gravy then the slow cooker does the work.

10. Instant Pot Honey Mustard Pork Chops Recipe

Using the Instant Pot is one of the best dinner hacks going and our Instant Pot honey mustard pork chops recipe is no exception. Boneless pork chops are browned right in the Instant Pot and then smothered in the tangy, sweet honey mustard sauce. The pork turns out so tender in the pressure cooker - the best!

11. Skillet Meatball Lasagna Recipe

Another easy weeknight dinner recipe to put in your rotation this fall, our skillet meatball lasagna recipe is made with just a handful of ingredients you likely already have in your pantry. What's better than that?! In under 30 minutes and with just one pot, you'll have a seriously delicious dinner on the table, made with cavatappi pasta, mini meatballs and lots of cheese.

12. Instant Pot Turkey Tenderloin with Mushroom Gravy Recipe

Craving the ultimate fall dinner recipe? Check out our Instant Pot turkey tenderloin with mushroom gravy! Now you can have all the flavors of Thanksgiving dinner any day of the week, any time the craving hits you this fall. It's the perfect comfort food, all ready to be served in under an hour.

13. Quinoa Chickpea Spinach Soup Recipe

Packed with vegetables and protein, our quinoa chickpea spinach soup recipe is perfect for adding more veggies into your day. If you love a big cozy bowl of soup, this one is loaded with carrots, spinach, chickpeas, quinoa, fresh herbs, fire roasted tomatoes, and just a little bit of white wine that seeps into the broth, giving it a richness that warms you through to the bone.

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