Most-Pinned Fall Recipes

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Most-Pinned Fall Recipes

Fall's Most Popular on Pinterest

From pumpkin to butternut squash, our readers are craving the flavors of fall. We love seeing which Cooking Light cool-weather recipes you're sharing on Pinterest. Click through for a collection of your top-pinned picks for autumn.

Spiced Pumpkin Biscuits

Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Spiced Pumpkin Biscuits

These simple pumpkin biscuits are perfect any time of day and pair wonderfully with Orange-Honey Butter.

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Chicken, Kale, and Quinoa Soup

Photo: Raymond Hom

Chicken, Kale, and Quinoa Soup

We took four of the top recipe search categories from our website—chicken, kale, quinoa, and soup—and combined them into one tasty dish that we think will become your new favorite. Rinse the quinoa to ensure that any bitter coating is removed.

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Bacon and Butternut Pasta

Photo: Johnny Autry

Bacon and Butternut Pasta

Broth, thickened with flour and enriched with crème fraîche, forms the savory sauce in this dish. We like the addition of earthy, hearty kale which helps balance the sweetness from the squash.

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Chicken Potpie

Photo: Randy Mayor

Chicken Potpie

Phyllo dough gives this pie a crunchy topping, with underlying gooey goodness hiding below. 

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Kale and Caramelized Onion Grilled Cheese

Photo: Brian Woodcock

Kale and Caramelized Onion Grilled Cheese

Let veggies in on the grilled cheese action with this gooey sandwich recipe.

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Loaded Potato Soup

Photo: John Autry

Loaded Potato Soup

This delicious and comforting soup tastes like it took hours to make, yet is ready to eat in just 20 minutes. Provide a toppings bar of crumbled bacon, shredded cheddar cheese, and thinly sliced green onions so family members can pick and choose their favorites.

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Overnight Apple Butter

Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Overnight Apple Butter

A mixture of apple varieties, rather than just one type, will produce apple butter with rich, complex flavor in this slow cooker recipe. Good choices include Esopus Spitzenburg, Granny Smith, Jonathan, Northern Spy, Rome, Stayman, Winesap, and York.

Enjoy the apple butter over toast or English muffins, or serve it with pork chops or chicken.

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Butter-Pecan Mashed Sweet Potatoes

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Butter-Pecan Mashed Sweet Potatoes

This speedy sweet potato side makes an excellent complement for any autumn dinner.

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Rustic Apple Tart

Photo: José Picayo

Rustic Apple Tart

Purchased piecrust dough is a convenient time-saver. We like the flavor combo of sweet Golden Delicious and tart Granny Smith apples, but you can use any apple variety (or combination of apples) you like.

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Pumpkin Muffins

Photo: Oxmoor House

Pumpkin Muffins

Whole-wheat flour dons an excellent disguise in these delicious muffins, a treat for both kids and adults.

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Caramelized Onion, Gruyere, and Bacon Spread

Photo: Johnny Autry

Caramelized Onion, Gruyere, and Bacon Spread

Serve this savory caramelized onion, Gruyère, and bacon spread with crackers or bread slices. If you can't find Gruyère, substitute raclette, fontina, or Swiss cheese.

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Spiced Caramel Cider

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Spiced Caramel Cider

Snuggle up to a cozy fireplace with this warm, flavorful, and savory cider. If you'd prefer a beverage with less spice, try substituting apple juice for the apple cider. It's fantastic either way.

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Sausage and Cheese Breakfast Casserole

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Sausage and Cheese Breakfast Casserole

Pop a prepared casserole in the oven and let it bake while you sip coffee—that’s the way to wake up on a lazy Sunday. Seems like every family has a beloved version of this type of breakfast strata. This one is much lower in fat than most.

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Pumpkin Pound Cake with Buttermilk Glaze

Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Pumpkin Pound Cake with Buttermilk Glaze

The glaze on this mouthwatering cake is enough to make you want to lick your screen. Drain the canned pumpkin before making the cake batter to keep the cake's texture light.

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Creamy Butternut Squash Risotto

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Creamy Butternut Squash Risotto

The secret to this quick-cooking risotto? The microwave! (If you don't tell, no one will guess.) Serve as a side or add Roasted Brusels Sprouts with Balsamic Glaze (just two ingredients more) for a satisfying meal.

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French Onion Soup

Photo: Randy Mayor

French Onion Soup

Once you try this classic French Onion Soup recipe, you'll never try another. It culminates in a rich-tasting soup with melt-in-your-mouth onions.

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Cider-Glazed Chicken with Browned Butter-Pecan Rice Recipes

Photo: John Autry

Cider-Glazed Chicken with Browned Butter-Pecan Rice

With chicken cutlets and boil-in-bag rice, this unique take on the chicken-and-rice dinner couldn’t be easier (or faster!) to make.

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Butternut Squash, Caramelized Onion, and Spinach Lasagna

Photo: Johnny Autry

Butternut Squash, Caramelized Onion, and Spinach Lasagna

For a complete meal, serve with a fresh salad of grapefruit and fennel, and sip our Pomegranate Fizz.

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Maple-Walnut Apple Crisp

Photo: Randy Mayor

Maple-Walnut Apple Crisp

A crispy crust and gooey, sweet center make this wholesome treat something to write home about.

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Roasted Butternut Squash and Bacon Pasta

Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Roasted Butternut Squash and Bacon Pasta

Smoky bacon compliments the richness of butternut squash in this casserole to create a dish that can be enjoyed right away or prepared ahead for a party or weeknight meal.

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Pumpkin Pie Shake

Photo: Howard Puckett

Pumpkin Pie Shake

Pumpkin pie in a glass?! Try it and believe it. This cold and creamy blended drink was a finalist in our 2005 Ultimate Reader Recipe contest. Readers gave it top ratings, too. Canned pumpkin and ice cream mix with pumpkin pie spice and brown sugar for a refreshingly different take on a classic holiday flavor.

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Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Photo: John Autry

Chicken Enchilada Casserole

This Tex-Mex chicken enchilada casserole is a delicious dinner option when you're craving Southwestern-style comfort food. Full of flavor from the cilantro, cumin, chopped onion, and pickled jalapeño pepper, it’s a dish that is well worth the preparation time in the kitchen.

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Sweet Potato and Chickpea Cakes with Avocado Salsa

Photo: Jason Wallis

Sweet Potato and Chickpea Cakes with Avocado Salsa

Onion and spicy jalapeño serve as a flavorful contrast to the sweet potato in these quick and easy cakes.

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Butternut Squash Soup

Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut squash soup is quintessentially fall. Pair with a simple side salad for the perfect cool-weather lunch.

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