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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.
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.
View Recipe: Chicken, Kale, and Quinoa Soup
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.
View Recipe: Bacon and Butternut Pasta
Phyllo dough gives this pie a crunchy topping, with underlying gooey goodness hiding below.
View Recipe: Chicken Potpie
Let veggies in on the grilled cheese action with this gooey sandwich recipe.
View Recipe: Kale and Caramelized Onion Grilled Cheese
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
View Recipe: Loaded Potato Soup
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
Enjoy the apple butter over toast or English muffins, or serve it with pork chops or chicken.
View Recipe: Overnight Apple Butter
This speedy sweet potato side makes an excellent complement for any autumn dinner.
View Recipe: Butter-Pecan Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Whole-wheat flour dons an excellent disguise in these delicious muffins, a treat for both kids and adults.
View Recipe: Pumpkin Muffins
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.
View Recipe: Caramelized Onion, Gruyere, and Bacon Spread
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.
View Recipe: Spiced Caramel Cider
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.
View Recipe: Sausage and Cheese Breakfast Casserole
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.
View Recipe: Pumpkin Pound Cake with Buttermilk Glaze
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
View Recipe: French Onion Soup
With chicken cutlets and boil-in-bag rice, this unique take on the chicken-and-rice dinner couldn’t be easier (or faster!)
View Recipe: Cider-Glazed Chicken with Browned Butter-Pecan Rice
For a complete meal, serve with a fresh salad of grapefruit and fennel, and sip our Pomegranate Fizz.
View Recipe: Butternut Squash, Caramelized Onion, and Spinach Lasagna
A crispy crust and gooey, sweet center make this wholesome treat something to write home about.
View Recipe: Maple-Walnut Apple Crisp
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.
View Recipe: Roasted Butternut Squash and Bacon Pasta
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.
View Recipe: Pumpkin Pie Shake
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.
View Recipe: Chicken Enchilada Casserole
Onion and spicy jalapeño serve as a flavorful contrast to the sweet potato in these quick and easy cakes.
View Recipe: Sweet Potato and Chickpea Cakes with Avocado Salsa
Butternut squash soup is quintessentially fall. Pair with a simple side salad for the perfect cool-weather lunch.
View Recipe: Butternut Squash Soup