Our Family Favorite Fall Recipes to Try this Season

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The best recipes for fall. Pumpkin recipes, soup recipes, apple recipes, and butterbeer! Find the perfect recipe to make this autumn season. 

family favorite fall recipes

I love fall! I love the colors of fall, the sights of fall, the smells of fall, and I super love fall food.

Yes, I am a girl who loves her pumpkin spice!

I also love the warm, hearty, comfort foods that fall brings.

Here are my favorite, must-have recipes each fall.

Pumpkin Recipes

I obviously love fall enough that I have already talked to you about great pumpkin recipes in the past. We are talking about cookies, latte, ice cream sandwiches (YUM!), shakes, and Alfredo. Find my favorite pumpkin recipes in this post.

Pumpkin Recipes

Butterbeer Recipe

2015 was our first time making Butterbeer, and it was so fantastic! It is a new tradition for us to have this around Halloween. We have perfected the recipe and you can find our copycat frozen Butterbeer recipe here.

Frozen Butterbeer

Apple Dip Recipe

Apples are in season this time of year, which means you can buy a lot for a little, which means having apple dip just makes sense. See? Logic.

If you have read many of my recipe posts, you know I love Our Best Bites. In their first recipe book, you will find their Caramel Toffee Fruit Dip. They also have it on their website, lucky you.

fruit dip recipe

In their seasons cookbook, they have a Homemade Dulce de Leche, which is fantastic with apples. They also have this on their website!

Also in that book is my favorite pasta for fall, Roasted Butternut Squash Pasta with Pumpkin Sauce. Seriously amazing. That is not on their website, so if you want it, you will have to get their cookbook (which is fantastic).

Soups

Another thing I love about fall is that I can add soup to our weekly menu. I do a different kind of soup each week.

To be honest, my kids HATED soup for a long time. Really. This is despite the fact that we have it every week all fall and all winter. That is 6 months of the year.

A soup dinner was a success if they said, “Hmm..this actually isn’t terrible.” We actually have a couple of soups they do like, and I will share one below.

We have done this meal rotation for years. Even today, they are not excited to find out it is soup night, but once they are eating it, they don’t mind as much.

Despite them hating it, I made it every week, and already have this year!

I always include a bread of some type because they all like breads. I don’t mind them having to eat something they don’t love. I think it builds character–haha!

Soup is usually pretty fast and easy and can often be done in a slow-cooker if needed, plus Nate and I love it.

Our Best Bites has a great variety of soups on their blog and in their books.

I have shared a couple of soup recipes on this blog in the past. Click on the picture to go to the post. Scroll down for the soup recipe my kids all actually love!

Autumn soup recipe
Beef Stew

Potato Cheese Soup

This recipe has a special place in my heart. My Grandmother made this for us every time we visited her. I liked it as a kid and it is one soup my kids like. You will see why. It is simple.

This is the soup recipe my kids actually get excited for and always have.

Ingredients:

  • Potatoes (number depends on how much soup you want. My recipe calls for 4 large potatoes. I use about 10 medium potatoes for my family). Peeled and diced
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • Water (enough to cover potatoes)
  • 4 Tablespoons butter
  • 3 Tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 1 cup shredded cheese (or more–it depends on how cheesy you like it)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Parsley to taste

Method:

  1. Put diced potatoes and onions in your stock pot. Cover with water. Simmer until tender.
  2. Once potatoes are tender, melt butter in skillet. Add flour and heat slowly until it bubbles. Stir in milk and continue stirring and cooking until thickened. This is a roux.
  3. Add roux into potato mixture. Stir in. Bring to a a boil.
  4. Add cheese. Simmer until thickened.
  5. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Add parsley if desired.
  7. Eat!
The best recipes for fall. Pumpkin recipes, soup recipes, apple recipes, and butterbeer!
Potato Cheese Soup recipes. Kid friendly soup!

Potato Cheese Soup

Yield: Feeds 6 plus leftovers
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Kid-friendly soup for cold days!

Ingredients

  • Potatoes (number depends on how much soup you want. My recipe calls for 4 large potatoes. I use about 10 medium potatoes for my family). Peeled and diced
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • Water (enough to cover potatoes)
  • 4 Tablespoons butter
  • 3 Tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 1 cup shredded cheese (or more--it depends on how cheesy you like it)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Parsley to taste

Instructions

  1. Put diced potatoes and onions in your stock pot. Cover with water. Simmer until tender.
  2. Once potatoes are tender, melt butter in skillet. Add flour and heat slowly until it bubbles. Stir in milk and continue stirring and cooking until thickened. This is a roux.
  3. Add roux into potato mixture. Stir in. Bring to a a boil.
  4. Add cheese. Simmer until thickened.
  5. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Add parsley if desired.

Eat!

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This post originally appeared on this blog October 2016

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