It’s just about that time where I really look forward to warm, cozy meals for dinner. There’s just something so comforting about a warm meal on a chilly fall evening! And the way it makes your house smell amazing while it’s cooking is such a bonus. I have some go-to favorites recipes for fall, but I’m trying to branch out and try some new ones, too. So today I’m rounding up some of my go-tos and some new recipes on my list for fall.
Avgolemono (Lemon and Egg Soup)
I’m not typically a soup person, but because this one has chicken and orzo and egg, it felt like it’d be more filling to me than some other soups – and it’s still solidly a lunch, not dinner meal to me! I used the “cheat” the recipe suggested and used pre-made broth rather than making my own from scratch, but I think that it was still great! Make sure you follow the instructions about how to mix in the eggs so you don’t accidentally scramble them.
Coq Au Vin
This is one of my absolute favorite recipes and is so perfect for fall. Honestly, what recipe ISN’T good that calls for a half of bottle of red wine?! It tastes so rich and decadent but is actually easier to make than you’d imagine… other than prepping the ingredients, you really just need to combine and let it cook! I think I read that Ina suggests it with toast, but I love it with mashed potatoes.
Lemon, Chicken, and Orzo Casserole
I guess this month is the month of lemon recipes for me (there’s one more in this post)! I love a good casserole because it’s so easy to prep and make, but I don’t want something that’s too much like a dump of leftover ingredients in my fridge. I might even cheat and use a rotisserie instead of cooking the chicken breasts in the casserole – sometimes you just want something quick!
Cheesy Polenta Bake
To me, polenta is so perfect for fall – it’s so warm and filling and satisfying. This polenta dish is made with both goat cheese and ricotta, which makes me an instant fan. When you add garlic, mushrooms, onions, and spinach, you’ve got a hearty and filling fall dish. I definitely can’t wait to make this one.
Lemon Ricotta Pasta
I saw this as a sponsored Instagram post and knew that I wanted to try it. It’s so easy – basically just lemon and ricotta mixed together and used as a simple sauce for whatever kind of pasta you’d like. Even though it is simple, the flavors are really great and shine through (take care not to add too much lemon as I did the first time!). It’d be a great working-from-home lunch because it’s filling and quick.