Fall is officially here, and with it comes exciting autumnal flavors. To help you get into the fall spirit, we have compiled some cozy recipes to enjoy as the days get a little shorter and colder. These recipes use plenty of in-season produce, so consider stopping by the River Islands Farmers Market to pick out some fresh ingredients before it closes for the season on November 26th.
Pork with Apple and Cranberry Chutney
Pork and apples go together like peanut butter and jelly, and when you add dried cranberries, you get a pop of tartness in your dish. This recipe puts this fantastic pairing at the forefront and brings the fall flavors with allspice and ginger! It’s a quick and easy meal to put together on a weeknight, or you can throw everything in the slow cooker for a stress-free day. Add a side of potatoes or squash, and your family will get their five-a-day serving with this delicious and filling meal.
Orecchiette With Sausage, Kale, and Squash
There is a reason this hearty dish is a fall favorite. It is perfect for a quiet night at home or your next dinner party. This recipe uses orecchiette pasta and sweet or spicy (if you're up to it) sausage as the base to let the in-season produce, butternut squash, and kale, shine through. It is the perfect meal for a chilly fall evening!
Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese
Sneak some veggies into this family favorite. Butternut squash adds savory richness to this dish, and with the addition of sage, it tastes like a bite of autumn. Look at this recipe for a tasty and quick dinner that’s easy to throw together between school, work, and after-school activities.
Chicken and Dumplings
No list of fall recipes would be complete without chicken and dumplings. Nothing is cozier than a creamy broth with chicken, veggies, and light, airy dumplings. It’s also easy to customize to your family’s tastes, depending on the veggies and seasoning you add to this delish meal. Check out the recipe here!
Apple Cider Donut Cake
Ending our list is a fall fan-favorite dessert, Apple Cider Donut Cake. This quintessential moist and fluffy dessert is ideal to enjoy after a day of autumnal activities and is easy to make from scratch as a bundt cake. Best of all, baking this cake will make your home smell like your favorite fall candle.
Fall has arrived at River Islands! We hope you enjoy the recipes we recommended here, and remember that our Farmers Market is a great place to pick up seasonal fruits and vegetables from local farmers and growers. For more ideas on how you can enjoy fall in and around Lathrop, explore our website.