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100+ Fall Recipes with a Perfect 5-Star Rating

Looking for the best fall recipes? You're in luck. We've rounded up all of our top-rated main dishes, sides, drinks, and, of course, desserts!

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Pumpkin Cheese BallTaste of Home

Pumpkin Cheese Ball

No one will guess that this make-ahead pumpkin cheese ball has pumpkin in it, but that subtle ingredient lends harvest color and added nutrition. Linnea Rein, Topeka, Kansas

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Parmesan-Sage Beer BreadTaste of Home

Parmesan-Sage Beer Bread

I'm asked to bring this savory loaf to nearly every function I attend. It's great as a side dish, but if you're in the mood for an extraordinary sandwich, start with two slices of beer bread. Betsy King, Duluth, Minnesota

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Paul's Pumpkin Patch PuddingTaste of Home

Paul's Pumpkin Patch Pudding

This recipe originated with Donna Esh, whose husband, John, is the manager at the restaurant my brother Jim and I operate. I reworked it slightly and named it after our dad.John Smucker, Bird-in-Hand, Pennsylvania

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Favorite Deep-Dish PizzaTaste of Home

Favorite Deep-Dish Pizza

My kids love to get pizza delivered, but it's expensive and not very healthy. I came up with a one-bowl pizza that is healthier than delivery pizza and allows the kids to add the toppings of their choice. Sara LaFountain, Rockville, Maryland

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Dutch-Oven BreadTaste of Home

Dutch-Oven Bread

Crackling homemade Dutch-oven bread makes an average day extraordinary. Enjoy this beautiful crusty bread recipe as is, or stir in a few favorites like cheese, garlic, herbs and dried fruits. Catherine Ward, Taste of Home Prep Kitchen Manager

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Italian Sausages with ProvoloneTaste of Home

Italian Sausages with Provolone

Heres an easy recipe everyone will rave about. These tangy sausages with their pepper and onion topping will go quickly. Better make a double batch! Shelly Bevington-Fisher, Hermiston, Oregon

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Apple Honey Tapioca PuddingTaste of Home

Apple Honey Tapioca Pudding

I'm glad that apple season is long, since my family requests this pudding quite often!

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The Best Sweet Potato PieTaste of Home

The Best Sweet Potato Pie

I love this recipe's rich, sweet potato flavor and irresistibly buttery crust. Sour cream makes the filling super smooth, and the brown sugar and spices make it extra cozy.There's no doubt that this is thebest sweet potato pie!Shannon Norris, Cudahy, Wisconsin

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Grannys Apple Scalloped PotatoesTaste of Home

Grannys Apple Scalloped Potatoes

This scalloped potatoes with apples dish is delicious with breaded baked pork chops, which you could cook at the same time in another cast-iron pan. We are retired and it's just the two of us, but you could easily double the recipe. Shirley Rickis, The Villages, Florida

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Spicy Chicken Pumpkin PizzaTaste of Home

Spicy Chicken Pumpkin Pizza

Think pizza and pumpkin cant go together? This chicken pumpkin pizza will change your mind. The sweetness of the pumpkin paired with the spice of the chipotle peppers makes for a delicious, balanced sauce. I love that this recipe incorporates healthy ingredients in a fun, family-friendly way. Julie Peterson, Crofton, Maryland

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Cider Baked SquashTaste of Home

Cider Baked Squash

I'm a freelance writer who sometimes needs a break from a long session of working on a story. That's when I escape to the kitchen to whip up something that's good to eat, yet easy to prepare. This is one of my favorites!

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Air-Fryer Potato ChipsTaste of Home

Air-Fryer Potato Chips

After I received an air fryer for Christmas, I discovered how simple it is to make potato chips in it. Good chips are an essential, crispy side for lunch. Melissa Obernesser, Utica, New York

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Tortellini with Sausage and MascarponeTaste of Home

Tortellini with Sausage and Mascarpone

When I crave Italian comfort food on a busy night and don't have a lot of time to cook, this sausage tortellini skillet recipe is fast and yummy. You can have it on the table in less time than a takeout order. Gerry Vance, Millbrae, California

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Upstate Minestrone SoupTaste of Home

Upstate Minestrone Soup

If you love vegetables, you'll find this minestrone especially satisfying. Keep the recipe in mind when you have a bounty of fresh garden produce. Yvonne Krantz, Mt. Upton, New York

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Mini Caramel RollsTaste of Home

Mini Caramel Rolls

Here's the perfect warm treat for pajama-clad family mornings. These ooey-gooey baked rolls come together in momentsthanks to a tube of refrigerated crescent rollsand disappear just as quickly. Kayla Wiegand, Congerville, Illinois

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Praline Pumpkin TorteTaste of Home

Praline Pumpkin Torte

Homemade pralines, big poufs of whipped cream and spiced cake make this torte decadent to the last bite. It's perfect for an autumn day. Esther Sinn, Princeton, Illinois

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Onion Beef au JusTaste of Home

Onion Beef au Jus

Garlic, onions, soy sauce and onion soup mix flavor the tender beef in these savory hot sandwiches served with a tasty, rich broth for dipping. The seasoned beef makes delicious cold sandwiches, too. Marilyn Brown, West Union, Iowa

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Hearty Vegetable SoupTaste of Home

Hearty Vegetable Soup

A friend gave me the idea to use V8 juice in veggie soup because it provides more flavor. My best vegetable soup recipe, this homemade meal is perfect to prepare on a crisp autumn afternoon. Janice Steinmetz, Somers, Connecticut

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Calico BeansTaste of Home

Calico Beans

Packed full of beef, beans and bacon, this calico beans recipe is one of my favorites. Serve it as a hearty side or main dish. Betty Claycomb, Alverton, Pennsylvania

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Sunday Dinner Mashed PotatoesTaste of Home

Sunday Dinner Mashed Potatoes

Sour cream and cream cheese add delicious dairy flavors to these potatoes. They can be prepared in advance and are special enough to serve guests. Melody Mellinger, Myerstown, Pennsylvania

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Oat Dinner RollsTaste of Home

Oat Dinner Rolls

These soft rolls are out of this world. The addition of oat makes them a little heartier than other dinner rolls. Patricia Rutherford, Winchester, Illinois

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Nutty Barley BakeTaste of Home

Nutty Barley Bake

When I started bringing this distinctive dish to holiday dinners, a lot of people had never seen barley in anything but soup. They have since dubbed me "the barley lady", and now I wouldn't dare bring anything this dish. Even if I double the recipe, I come home with an empty pan.-Renate Crump, Los Angeles, California

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Purple-Ribbon Pumpkin CakeTaste of Home

Purple-Ribbon Pumpkin Cake

I belong to a Christmas village collectors' club and we all bring a potluck dish to our monthy meetings. The cake is always a hit. It's one of my family's favorite Thanksgiving desserts, too, and disappears before the pumpkin pie does. Debby Powers, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida

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Skillet Sausage StuffingTaste of Home

Skillet Sausage Stuffing

To make this sausage stuffing, I dressed up a package of stuffing mix with pork sausage, mushrooms, celery and onion. It impressed my in-laws at a family gathering and has since become a popular side dish with my husband and children. Jennifer Lynn Cullen, Taylor, Michigan

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Cranberry Pecan CookiesTaste of Home

Cranberry Pecan Cookies

These are so tasty and simple to prepare! Each delightful little cookie is loaded with cranberries, nuts and vanilla, giving them the taste of a treat thats been slaved over. Louise Hawkins, Lubbock, Texas

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Cold-Day Chicken Noodle SoupTaste of Home

Cold-Day Chicken Noodle Soup

When I was sick, my mom would make me this heartwarming chicken noodle soup. It was soothing when I had a cold, but this soup is a bowlful of comfort on any chilly day. Anthony Graham, Ottawa, lllinois

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Pear TartTaste of Home

Pear Tart

My sister-in-law brought this pretty pastry to dinner one night, and we all went back for seconds. It is truly scrumptious. Kathryn Rogers, Suisun City, California

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Pumpkin Mousse in a PumpkinTaste of Home

Pumpkin Mousse in a Pumpkin

Rich and creamy, this mousse is a real showstopper when served in a hollowed-out pumpkin. The presentation is sure to impress. Taste of Home Cooking School

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Home FriesTaste of Home

Home Fries

When I was little, my dad and I would get up early on Sundays and make these for the family. The rest of the gang would be awakened by the tempting aroma. Teresa Koide, Manchester, Connecticut

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Cranberry Crumble Coffee CakeTaste of Home

Cranberry Crumble Coffee Cake

People are delighted to find the ruby cranberry sauce swirled inside this tempting coffee cake. With the crumble topping, moist cake and tangy filling, it won't last long! Jeani Robinson, Weirton, West Virginia

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Slow-Cooker Cheese DipTaste of Home

Slow-Cooker Cheese Dip

I brought this slightly spicy cheese dip to a gathering with friends and it was a huge hit. The spicy pork sausage provides the zip! Marion Bartone, Conneaut, Ohio

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Barbecued MeatballsTaste of Home

Barbecued Meatballs

Grape jelly and chili sauce are the secrets that make these meatballs so fantastic. If Im serving them at a party, I prepare the meatballs and sauce in advance and reheat them right before guests arrive. Irma Schnuelle, Manitowoc, Wisconsin

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Old-Fashioned Tomato GravyTaste of Home

Old-Fashioned Tomato Gravy

My mother-in-law gave me this tomato gravy recipe. It's her very favorite breakfast. Wemy husband, our two sons and Ialso enjoy it for a light supper. Especially on a cold day, it's great with warm peach cobbler or bread pudding. Laurie Fisher, Greeley, Colorado

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Frosted Pumpkin Cranberry BarsTaste of Home

Frosted Pumpkin Cranberry Bars

With tangy dried cranberries tucked inside and a creamy brown butter frosting, these mildly spiced pumpkin bars are doubly delightful. It's a good thing the recipe makes lots, because once you taste one, you won't be able to resist going back for more!-Barbara Nowakowski, Mesa, Arizona

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Turkey ChiliTaste of Home

Turkey Chili

I've taken my mother's turkey chili recipe and made it thicker and more robust. It's a favorite, especially in fall and winter. Celesta Zanger, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

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Apple Pear CakeTaste of Home

Apple Pear Cake

When my sister Catherine made her apple cake for me, I knew I needed the recipe. When I made it, I added some pears from the trees on our acreage. The resulting apple pear cake is so moist and tastes so good. Now every time I make it, people want my recipe. Mary Ann Lees, Centreville, Alabama

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Ground Venison BurgersTaste of Home

Ground Venison Burgers

Even folks who aren't fans of ground venison recipes will enjoy these zippy burgers, deliciously topped with pepper cheese and a cool lime-mustard mayonnaise. My son, who's an avid hunter, gave me this super venison burger recipe. Jerry Honeyager, North Prairie, Wisconsin

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Apple Crisp For TwoTaste of Home

Apple Crisp For Two

Delicious with ice cream or whipped topping, this apple crisp for two is always a welcome treat at our table. We especially like it served warm. I make this often year-round, but it's even tastier in the fall with newly harvested apples. Patricia Gross, Etna Green, Indiana

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Pumpkin ButterTaste of Home

Pumpkin Butter

Biting into this spiced butter on a hot biscuit or toast is absolutely heavenly. With a dash of whipped cream, you might think you were eating pumpkin pie! June Barrus, Springville, Utah

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Savory Dutch BabyTaste of Home

Savory Dutch Baby

This savory Dutch baby delivers comfort and flavor, and it brings a smile. Its the perfect vehicle for using up little bits of leftovers, as long as they are fully cooked and heated in the bottom of the skillet prior to adding the batter and cheese. Susan Anderson, Helena, Montana

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Pork with Mustard SauceTaste of Home

Pork with Mustard Sauce

Back when I was a girl, I couldn't wait until I was grown up and could start cooking for my own family! Now that I am, I really enjoy using pork. The tender meat and the rich mustard sauce in this recipe are delectable together. Irma Pomeroy, Enfield, Connecticut

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Italian Pasta BakeTaste of Home

Italian Pasta Bake

I love to make this pasta bake whenever I need to bring a dish to pass. Fresh tomatoes add a nice touch that's missing from most other meat, pasta and tomato casseroles.Karla Johnson, East Helena, Montana

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Cauliflower au GratinTaste of Home

Cauliflower au Gratin

Count on this dish to make new vegetable converts. Whenever I serve it, people ask for the recipe. Sometimes Ill substitute broccoli for all or half the cauliflower, and the green veggie tastes just as good! Jacki Ricci, Ely, Nevada

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Weeknight Chicken Mozzarella SandwichesTaste of Home

Weeknight Chicken Mozzarella Sandwiches

My husband is a big garlic fan, so we use garlic bread crumbs and garlic sauce for our baked chicken sandwiches, so comforting on a chilly day. Bridget Snyder, Syracuse, New York

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Golden Mashed PotatoesTaste of Home

Golden Mashed Potatoes

When there's no gravy with the meat, this is great to serve in place of regularly mashed potatoes. I make it often to take to picnics and church socials. My husband even made it for his family's reunion one year when I couldn't go!Cindy Stith, Wickliffe, Kentucky

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Cornish PastiesTaste of Home

Cornish Pasties

My Great-Aunt Gladys was from a small mining town in England where pasties were popular. I loved to watch her craft each Cornish pasty, as she made them in different sizes depending on who was eating. Serve with a green salad to make a wonderful meal. Verna Hainer, Pueblo, Colorado

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Chicken Piccata MeatballsTaste of Home

Chicken Piccata Meatballs

The classic chicken piccata entree is my favorite dish, but I wanted another way to have all the same flavors. These chicken piccata meatballs are the perfect solution, whether served alone or with a sauce like marinara or buffalo! Serve over buttered noodles if you'd like, or stick toothpicks in them for appetizers. Dawn Collins, Rowley, Massachusetts

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Apple Pie Ricotta WafflesTaste of Home

Apple Pie Ricotta Waffles

I had apples and ricotta cheese to use up, so instead of making a pie I decided to do something different. The result was these fluffy, tender waffles with just a hint of sweetness. Teri Rasey, Cadillac, Michigan

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Creamed Pearl OnionsTaste of Home

Creamed Pearl Onions

When our children were small, we always celebrated Christmas at our house. This was one of many recipes I relied on that could be prepared a day in advance, which gave me more time to spend with guests. Everyone expected to see this vegetable dish on the table every year. Barbara Caserman, Lake Havasu City, Arizona

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Pumpkin Pie CakeTaste of Home

Pumpkin Pie Cake

No one will guess this showstopper dessert with luscious cinnamon frosting starts with a mix! It's a year-round favorite. Linda Murray, Allenstown, New Hampshire

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Cranberry Sauce with WalnutsTaste of Home

Cranberry Sauce with Walnuts

Traditional cranberry sauce is nice, but this jazzed-up version is several steps above. It travels well, and all the women in my family serve it. The apricot preserves, lemon and toasted walnuts make it different. Dee Buckley, Salado, Texas

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Five-Cheese Ziti al FornoTaste of Home

Five-Cheese Ziti al Forno

After having the five-cheese ziti at Olive Garden, I tried to make my own version of itand I think I got pretty close. I always double this when I'm making it and freeze the second one for another meal. Keri Whitney, Castro Valley, California

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Herbed Baked SpinachTaste of Home

Herbed Baked Spinach

Parmesan cheese and garlic liven up this spinach dish, which goes well with met entrees and main-dish casseroles. Sometimes, I use broccoli as a spinach substitute. It's equally delicious.

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Zippy Sweet-and-Sour Meat LoafTaste of Home

Zippy Sweet-and-Sour Meat Loaf

Put this zippy twist on your meatloaf dinner. It is a sweet and sour taste which will delight your family. They will be requesting all the time.Deb Thompson, Lincoln, Nebraska

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Spiced Acorn SquashTaste of Home

Spiced Acorn Squash

Working full time, I found I didn't always have time to cook the meals my family loved, so I re-created many of those dishes in the slow cooker. This treatment for squash is one of our favorites. Carol Greco, Centereach, New York

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Artichoke Blue Cheese FettuccineTaste of Home

Artichoke Blue Cheese Fettuccine

Store-bought Alfredo sauce speeds along this flavorful, meatless entree. I use dry pasta, but you can use refrigerated fettuccine to make this recipe even faster. Jolanthe Erb, Harrisonburg, Virginia

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Weekday Beef StewTaste of Home

Weekday Beef Stew

Beef stew capped with flaky puff pastry adds a little surprise and joy to the weeknight menu. Make a salad and call your lucky companions to the table. Daniel Anderson, Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin

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Honey ChallahTaste of Home

Honey Challah

I use these shiny beautiful loaves as the centerpiece of my spread. I love the taste of honey, but you can also add chocolate chips, cinnamon, orange zest or almonds. Leftover slices work well in bread pudding or for French toast. Jennifer Newfield, Los Angeles, California

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Cranberry-Apple Lattice PieTaste of Home

Cranberry-Apple Lattice Pie

Two favorite fall fruits bring out the best in each other and rum works its own mellow magic. Few people pass up a piece of this pie. Adri Barr Crocetti, Sherman Oaks, California

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Red Pepper SoupTaste of Home

Red Pepper Soup

While I don't have scientific proof of it, Red Pepper Soup works for me as a head cold remedy! It is a good gift to take when visiting a sick friend, too. For a pretty touch, top the soup with grated cheese and parsley. We enjoy it with jalapeno cheese buns. You can also serve it with warm garlic bread. Barb Nelson, Victoria, British Columbia

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Toad in the Hole Bacon SandwichTaste of Home

Toad in the Hole Bacon Sandwich

Switch up the cheesepepper jack gives a nice kickor use sliced kielbasa, ham or sausage in place of the bacon in this versatile grilled cheese sandwich. Kallee Krong-McCreery, Escondido, California

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Creamy Turkey Noodle SoupTaste of Home

Creamy Turkey Noodle Soup

I was honored when my fireman son-in-law asked to add this recipe to their firehouse cookbook. You can prepare parts of this turkey soup ahead of time and then assemble when ready. Serve with crispy whole-grain crackers. Carol Perkins, Washington, Missouri

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Slow Cooker Caramel Apple CiderTaste of Home

Slow Cooker Caramel Apple Cider

Spiced with cinnamon sticks, allspice and caramel, this warm-you-up sipper will chase away winter's chill. Serve brimming mugs alongside a platter of festive cookies at your next holiday gathering. Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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Chorizo Pumpkin PastaTaste of Home

Chorizo Pumpkin Pasta

Im a busy student, and this spicy-sweet pasta makes a perfect quick dinner. Even better, it works on a bigger scale to feed a bunch of friends. Christine Yang, Syracuse, New York

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Turkey and Black Bean Enchilada CasseroleTaste of Home

Turkey and Black Bean Enchilada Casserole

When I dont feel like pulling out the slow cooker, my next favorite weeknight meal is this warm black bean enchilada casserole! This recipe is easy and tasty. Whats even better is that it's gluten-free, and could also be made dairy-free, vegetarian or vegan. Kristine Fretwell, Mission, British Columbia

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Chocolate-Caramel Pumpkin TorteTaste of Home

Chocolate-Caramel Pumpkin Torte

I'm pretty proud to say this is one of my first experiments in the kitchen that turned out "to-die-for" delicious. The key is to let the cake cool completely before cutting and assembling with the frostings. Lauren Brennan, Hood River, Oregon

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Slow-Cooker German BratwurstTaste of Home

Slow-Cooker German Bratwurst

I created this Old World favorite from a dish I had in my travels. This flavorful slow-cooker bratwurst recipe is perfect for weeknights or special occasions. I like to serve it with pasta. —Gerald Hetrick, Erie, Pennsylvania

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Air-Fryer Apple FrittersTaste of Home

Air-Fryer Apple Fritters

These easy air-fryer apple fritters with brown butter glaze are healthier than old-fashioned fritters, yet they are still as delicious. Plus they're made in under 30 minutes for a quick and easy air-fryer dessert! — Alyssa Castriotta, North Scituate, Rhode Island

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Sugar N Spice PopcornTaste of Home

Sugar N Spice Popcorn

Our family can't get enough of this light, cinnamon-sweet popcorn. The baked kernels are wonderfully crunchy and coated just right. Try mixing some to have on hand as an anytime nibble.

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Cranberry Walnut Pumpkin BreadTaste of Home

Cranberry Walnut Pumpkin Bread

This tasty bread is perfect for a Thanksgiving meal or any time of the year. I plant pumpkins in my garden, and this is one of my favorite ways to use them.

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Chocolate Oat BarsTaste of Home

Chocolate Oat Bars

These chocolate oat bars are one of my favorite go-to snacks. I love that I usually have all the items on hand and can whip them up quickly. —John Kleckner, Muscoda, Wisconsin

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Air-Fryer Ground Beef WellingtonTaste of Home

Air-Fryer Ground Beef Wellington

Trying new recipeslike this air-fryer Wellingtonis one of my favorite hobbies. I replaced the filet mignon with ground beef, while still keeping the beefy goodness. Julie Frankamp, Nicollet, Minnesota

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Easy Pennsylvania Dutch Apple CobblerTaste of Home

Easy Pennsylvania Dutch Apple Cobbler

This is a common dish from where I was born and raised in Pennsylvania. It's a classic Dutch-style apple cobbler recipe. Easy, quick and delicious, who couldn't love this golden brown delight? Andrea Robson, York, Pennsylvania

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Lemony Chicken Noodle SoupTaste of Home

Lemony Chicken Noodle Soup

This isn't Grandma's chicken soup, but it is comforting. The lemon juice gives this easy soup enough zip to make it interesting. Bill Hilbrich, St. Cloud, Minnesota

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Slow-Cooker Italian ChickenTaste of Home

Slow-Cooker Italian Chicken

My father used to love it when I made this slow-cooker Italian chicken. Since it includes a flavorful tomato sauce, it's especially good served over pasta or rice. —Deanna D'Auria, Banning, California

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Sage Fontina FocacciaTaste of Home

Sage Fontina Focaccia

These rustic loaves have plenty of sage flavora tasty addition to any feast. Beth Dauenhauer, Pueblo, Colorado

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Hungarian Stuffed CabbageTaste of Home

Hungarian Stuffed Cabbage

European immigrants brought their favorite stuffed cabbage recipes to the New World in the late 19th century. This Hungarian cabbage rolls recipe is one of my favorites.Katherine Stefanovich, Desert Hot Springs, California

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Golden Butternut Squash TartTaste of Home

Golden Butternut Squash Tart

This savory and flavorful butternut squash tart is perfect for the holiday season. It'll warm you right up. —Theresa Gutsch, Wausau, Wisconsin

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Tangy Tender Pork ChopsTaste of Home

Tangy Tender Pork Chops

Ive used this recipe for many years and always get compliments when I serve it. The tender chops pair well with the saucy onion-and-pepper topping. This would also be fantastic served with mashed potatoes. Mrs. Thomas Maust - Berlin, Pennsylvania

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Buffalo Chicken SlidersTaste of Home

Buffalo Chicken Sliders

I got the idea for these Buffalo chicken sliders from my mom and dad, who'd made a similar version for a family get-together. It's a versatile recipe, and I sometimes use several different styles of Buffalo sauce and let guests mix and match their favorites. Christina Addison, Blanchester, Ohio

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Double Butterscotch Coconut CakeTaste of Home

Double Butterscotch Coconut Cake

I got this recipe for coconut cake from a co-worker years ago, then I changed it up a bit by adding a family favorite: butterscotch. It's super easy to throw together and it makes a perfect accompaniment to coffee or tea. Marina Castle Kelley, Canyon Country, California

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Fried Onions and ApplesTaste of Home

Fried Onions and Apples

Since a lot of delicious onions are grown in our state, they are always part of my menu. This tangy side dish is good with pork and beef. The inspiration for this unusual combination was a prolific apple tree!Janice Mitchell, Aurora, Colorado

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Vegan Cabbage SoupTaste of Home

Vegan Cabbage Soup

Comforting soups that simmer all day long are staples on cool, busy days. For a heartier version, stir in canned beans, such as cannellini or navy. Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Asian Turkey Burger with Apple SlawTaste of Home

Asian Turkey Burger with Apple Slaw

I wanted to make turkey burgers a lot more fun. On a whim, I added hoisin sauce, gingerroot and garlic. Now we eat them about once a week. Ashley Gayle, Ellicott City, Maryland

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Creamy Pumpkin HummusTaste of Home

Creamy Pumpkin Hummus

I love to serve this pumpkin hummus with sliced apples, pears and pita chips. Top it with toasted pumpkin seeds, a drizzle of pumpkin oil and even fried sage leaves. James Schend, Taste of Home Deputy Editor

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Parmesan-Bacon Bubble BreadTaste of Home

Parmesan-Bacon Bubble Bread

When I needed to put some leftover bread dough to good use, I started with a recipe I often use for bubble bread and substituted savory ingredients for the sweet. Lori McLain, Denton, Texas

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Pumpkin JuiceTaste of Home

Pumpkin Juice

My family loves Harry Potter, so I decided to come up with a recipe for pumpkin juice! My kids tried it and thought it was surprisingly delicious. I love it because it's healthy and easy to make. —Geraldine Saucier, Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Creamy Cranberry CheesecakeTaste of Home

Creamy Cranberry Cheesecake

This creamy cheesecake is perfect for holiday desserts. The colorful topping is so good that I prepare it separately and use it as a cranberry side dish at Thanksgiving. Mary Simonson, Kelso, Washington

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Cast-Iron Sausage PizzaTaste of Home

Cast-Iron Sausage Pizza

This shortcut cast-iron pizza starts with frozen dough. Add you family's favorite toppings for variety. Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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Sausage Sauerkraut SoupTaste of Home

Sausage Sauerkraut Soup

I've taken this satisfying soup to church gatherings and family reunions, and it always receives great compliments. Everyone loves it!Elizabeth Goetzinger, Lewiston, Idaho

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Slow-Cooked ApplesauceTaste of Home

Slow-Cooked Applesauce

My sweet and chunky applesauce is a perfect snack or side dish with your favorite entree. Because it's prepared in the slow cooker, you can fix it and forget it before you and the family head out for some fun. Susanne Wasson, Montgomery, New York

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Cheesy Sausage GravyTaste of Home

Cheesy Sausage Gravy

I appreciate the make-ahead convenience of this breakfast dish shared by a friend many years ago. I've served this to overnight guests, and they never fail to ask for the recipe. P.J. Prusia, Raymore, Missouri

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Sweet Potato Chili with TurkeyTaste of Home

Sweet Potato Chili with Turkey

My slow-cooker chili is packed with flavor. Swapping ground turkey for ground beef lightens it up, and sweet potato puree sneaks in a healthy dose of vitamin A. Rachel Lewis, Danville, Virginia

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Toasted RavioliTaste of Home

Toasted Ravioli

While visiting a friend who had just moved to St. Louis, Missouri, I tried these toasted ravioli at almost every restaurant! When I got home, I had to try to replicate them, and this recipe comes pretty close. Cristina Carrera, Kenosha, Wisconsin

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Loaded Mashed Potato BitesTaste of Home

Loaded Mashed Potato Bites

Put those leftovers to good use! Turn them into mashed potato bites loaded with bacon, cheese and onions. Becky Hardin, St. Peters, Missouri

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Acorn Squash with Leftover StuffingTaste of Home

Acorn Squash with Leftover Stuffing

Our Test Kitchen offer up this unique way to present leftover stuffing. Serve this squash as a hearty side dish or as a meatless entree.

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Chunky vegetarian chiliTaste of Home

Chunky Vegetarian Chili

This robust chili teams rice and two types of beans with a variety of colorful vegetables for a hearty meatless meal that's great tasting and good for you. Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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Chocolate Chip Cookie BrowniesTaste of Home

Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownies

It was so fun to experiment with this brownie recipe. When my daughter tasted the final version, she told me they were the best brownies ever! Now that sure makes a mom feel good. Dion Frischer, Ann Arbor, MI

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Movie Theater Pretzel RodsTaste of Home

Movie Theater Pretzel Rods

My kids and all of their friends clamor for the large, chewy pretzel rods. They are fantastic fresh from the oven. Lisa Shaw, Burnettsville, Indiana

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Butternut Squash CustardTaste of Home

Butternut Squash Custard

My husband first tasted this comforting casserole more than 10 years ago when he was still my fiance. Having enjoyed it so much, he said I needed to offer it at every Thanksgiving dinner. I was happy to oblige!Maura Calusdian, Londonderry, New Hampshire

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Walnut-Date Pumpkin PieTaste of Home

Walnut-Date Pumpkin Pie

I'm forever looking for a little something extra to add to a favorite recipe. In this case, crunchy walnuts and chewy dates take traditional pumpkin pie to a new level. Edna Hoffman, Hebron, Indiana

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Savory Stuffing BreadTaste of Home

Savory Stuffing Bread

Poultry seasoning and celery salt make this hearty loaf taste like just like stuffing. It's the perfect bread to serve with turkey during the holidays, and it's nice for making sandwiches with the leftovers. Betsy King, Duluth, Minnesota

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Sweet Potato Biscuits with Honey ButterTaste of Home

Sweet Potato Biscuits with Honey Butter

We often think of sweet potatoes in a supporting role as a side dish, mashed, baked whole, cubed and roasted. Here's another thoughtwhy not give them a starring role for breakfast when made into biscuits? Served with cinnamon-honey butter, they're all kinds of awesome. Cathy Bell, Joplin, Missouri

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Zucchini Apple BreadTaste of Home

Zucchini Apple Bread

Early fall means zucchini is taking off in the garden and there are fresh apples aplenty. Use them both up in this tender quick bread. Kathy Strawser, Dunkirk, New York

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Katie is an Associate Editor for Taste of Home, specializing in writing and email newsletters. When she’s out of the office, you’ll find her exploring Wisconsin, trying out new vegetarian recipes and combing through antique shops.

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