Yes, we're looking forward to turkey and stuffing on Thanksgiving, but really, this month is about eating so much more than the big bird. Here, five dishes featuring comforting flavors and in-season produce we can't wait to eat this month.
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If you woke from your Halloween candy coma on November 1st to find your social feeds bursting with nothing but Turkey Day fare, we feel you. Even though we all love Thanksgiving, there’s still a whole month of delicious fall eating ahead (and we’ll have plenty of turkey fatigue after the holiday, thank you very much). Here are 5 dishes we can’t wait to dig into this month that aren’t about the bird.

One-Pan Broccoli-Bacon Mac ‘n’ Cheese

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What is it about fall weather that makes us crave all things creamy, gooey, and cheesy? Luckily this One-Pan Broccoli-Bacon Mac ‘n’ Cheese has it all. It also comes together in one pan, has just 8 ingredients, and is ready in just 25 minutes.

Kale, Jicama, and Orange Salad

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A great fall salad is the perfect way to break up the heavier dishes of the season. Kale, Jicama, and Orange Salad pops with bold color and flavor contrasts: creamy avocado, crisp jicama, juicy orange, and crunchy pumpkin seeds.

Ribollita with Poached Eggs

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Tuscans know how to do comfort food, and this Ribollita with Poached Eggs is a fine example. Chock full of hearty vegetables and beans, thickened with Italian bread, and topped with a poached egg, this may be the most satisfying stew you make this season.

Apple Hand Pies

It’s pretty hard to get sick of apple pie before Thanksgiving, but it’s still not quite time to attempt the deep dish, double crust version. These adorable Apple Hand Pies are individually portioned and come together quickly.

Fall Vegetable Curry

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Warm and fragrant Fall Vegetable Curry is a vegetarian dish we love, and not only because it’s ready in 30 minutes. The curry is plenty saucy without drowning the vegetables. Adding sweet potato to the base also makes this a one-dish meal.

Check out What to Eat the Other 29 Days of November for a month of fast, easy dinner ideas.