There is something great about Fall. The cooler weather rolling in combined with gorgeous fall colors and short days that screams for some warm comfort food. Fall is about smelling delicious concoctions in the kitchen to help warm our souls. With Fall just beginning, we decided to get into the spirit of the season by posting our favorite eight Fall comfort foods.
1. Hot Spiced Cider
With the brisk air and Halloween just around the corner, hot spiced cider is a great fall favorite. The smell of roasting cinnamon sticks, nutmeg and cloves is the perfect way to freshen your home with the flavor of Fall, plus a great-tasting hot drink to keep you warm. This is perfect any time in the Fall, but an absolute must to have on Halloween to warm you and your kid’s bodies after trick-or-treating.
2. Tuna Noodle Casserole
The creamy goodness of this casserole is fabulous, filled with cream of mushroom soup and scrumptious cheese, plus has the great omega-3 fatty acids that are found in tuna. Our favorite part is definitely optional, but oh so yummy – crumbled potato chips on top! It is the perfect combination of salty and savory, something for everyone in the family.
3. Pot Roast
Crock Pots were an excellent invention and make Fall cooking, nice easy, especially when it comes to making Pot Roast. The slow cooker, makes a wonderfully tender meat, and the melding of flavors between vegetables, seasoning and delicious potatoes is nothing short of mouthwatering for anyone that is in the house.
Italy got it right when they invented the popular dish, lasagna. Noodles, creamy ricotta cheese and mozzarella are the perfect match for tomato sauce. Whether you add meat or veggies to this popular Italian dish, it will satisfy every appetite and leave you with comfort from the inside out.
5. Cranberry Roasted Turkey
We could not pass up talking about a favorite American dish, roasted turkey with a cranberry glaze. It is a wonderful rendition of the Thanksgiving favorites, and will leave the house smelling delectable. Pair this up with a cheesy, garlic mashed potato and you will have a quiet home the rest of the day, as your family naps in food coma.
6. Macaroni and Cheese
This child approved dish is one we never outgrow. The creamy, cheesy deliciousness is something that can be as easy as opening a box, or even making it from scratch at home in the oven. It is sure to be crowd pleaser, especially with the little ones in the home.
7. Butternut Squash
Butternut squash is a delicious vegetable and can be used as a side dish or even as a main course. The natural nutty flavors is enough to stand on its own, or simply add a little olive oil, salt and pepper and sauté to the perfect consistency.
8. Pumpkin Pie
Fall is synonymous with baking – especially when it comes to baking pumpkin pies. The combination of pumpkin with nutmeg and cinnamon is a delectable combination that is the essence of the season.
Now you have our favorite picks for Fall comfort foods, feel the inspiration and make your favorite recipe of these amazing dishes, or put your own spin on these all-time favorites. You and your family will enjoy every last piece of these comfort foods – bon appetite!
What are your favorite comfort foods to cook up when the weather turns colder?