8 Traditional Fall Meals to Make This Season

By: Bob's Red Mill | November 21 2020

If you're a fan of chilly weather, cozy sweaters and warm meals, then we're guessing you love fall. At Bob's Red Mill, were a massive fan of the fall season and all of the changes that come along with it. Colorful fall produce makes it much easier to make our favorite seasonal recipes. There's not much better than the savory, cozy and warming flavors of autumn produce. During the fall, chilis, stews, pasta and pies all make a regular appearance at the dinner table. Not only do these flavorful recipes work to get us excited for the holidays ahead, but they also do a great job of filling our stomachs!

In this article, we'll discuss some of our favorite fall dishes, along with seasonal ingredients like butternut squash, pumpkin and apple. So turn on the oven and prepare to fill your house with the warming scents of pumpkin pie, savory squash pasta and grains galore. With a wide selection of lunch, dinner and dessert recipes, you'll be able to create a mouthwatering fall menu everyone will love.

We've also set aside a few recipes for freshly picked produce like apples and pumpkin. No matter which dish you choose to make from this list, these comfort food recipes will not disappoint. So sit back, relax and take time to discover classic fall recipes you'll want to start cooking right away. 


When we say we're a fan of soup, we mean it. From creamy soups to a more chili-like dish, the options are endless when it comes to the perfect soup recipe. This fall, plan ahead and test out one of these traditional soups. Not only will these recipes work hard to warm you up, but they're also simple to make and delicious! 

Turkey Vegetable Soup

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Preparing for Thanksgiving and have an abundance of turkey on hand? Or maybe you're searching for a way to use up all of those leftovers. If you're sick of turkey sandwiches and ready to try something new, use the ingredients, you have on hand to make this Turkey Vegetable Soup. Made with Bob's Vegi Soup Mix, this soup is hearty, low fat and full of flavor. 

When making this soup, nearly any kind of vegetable can be used. And if you're out of Turkey, add in any protein you desire. Fantastic when enjoyed alone or when paired with a savory side like cornbread, it's the perfect classic fall dish to win your entire family over. 

Easy Potato Soup

If you're a fan of creamy soups, then we have the perfect recipe for you. Easy to make and loaded with flavor, this creamy Easy Potato Soup is the perfect comforting meal to make when you're in a crunch for time. Made with our premium potato flakes, this dish can be made according to the recipe or customized with your own fun and flavorful toppings.

In need of some topping ideas? Here are a few of our favorites. 

Loaded Baked Potato: bacon, cheddar, chives and sour cream 

Parisian Nights: ham, gruyere, Dijon mustard and butter sautéed mushrooms

Artisan: roasted broccoli, shredded rotisserie chicken, bleu cheese and garlic croutons.

Almost Chowder: diced yellow potato, chopped clams, green onion and bacon


Pie is a dish that's most commonly seen at the dessert table. Apple pie and pumpkin pie take the main stage of seasonal treats and can be found nearly everywhere you look. While these pies are easy to purchase, there's something about homemade pie that leaves everyone speechless. While dessert pies are a popular fall menu item, they're not the only pie taking the stage this season. In fact, some of the most traditional fall meals are savory dinner pies made with healthy, wholesome ingredients. Dinner pie is an easy and flavorful meal to make, especially if you're preparing the meal for others. Versatile and easily customizable, all components can be adjusted to meet an individual's needs and dietary restrictions. Not sure where to start? Here are a few of our favorite, flavorful fall pies to make this season.   

Shepherd’s Pie

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A comfort food classic, Shepherd’s Pie is full of hearty protein and seasonal produce, creating a meal that will warm you from the inside out. In this dish, ground lamb is cooked with herbs and vegetables and sprinkled with a layer of cheddar cheese and potatoes for the ultimate, savory treat. To quickly turn this shepherds pie into a cottage pie, use ground beef instead of lamb. 

Sally's Turkey Pot Pie

Nothing says fall like Sally's Turkey Pot Pie. The perfect hot meal to warm up to, Turkey pot pie combines all of the best fall flavors and turns it into a mouthwatering dish. Make it with Thanksgiving leftovers, or purchase the ingredients fresh and serve as the main course. Turkey pot pie is a dish that both children and adults will love. 


It's no secret that here at Bob's Red Mill, we love grains. And while grains can be found in season any time of the year, the ingredients they are mixed with significantly impact their taste. Grain bowls, rice dishes and even chili can be made with grains, turning an already flavorful meal into a healthy one. Grains are loaded with good-for-you nutrients that will leave you feeling full and satisfied. Additionally, their subtle nutty flavor makes grains easy to pair with just about any other food. Don't have a grain recipe in mind? Let us do the work and try out one of the delicious grain recipes below. 

Squash and Mushroom Barley Risotto 

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A rich and earthy dish loaded with butternut squash's seasonal flavors, this Squash and Mushroom Barley Risotto is a hearty meal that everyone will come running to the table for. It's Made with oyster mushrooms, shallots and garlic. Traditional arborio rice is replaced with pearl barley to achieve a more nutty flavor and tender, chewy bite. Whether you choose to serve this meal up as the main course or as a flavorful side, it will undoubtedly be a crowd favorite. 

Vegan Quinoa Mushroom Risotto

A hearty grain-based dish perfect for fall, to make this Vegan Quinoa Mushroom Risotto, we used a multi cooked for easy preparation. It's a simple interpretation of classic Italian comfort food. This plate is just as inviting as it is delicious and because it's made with cashew milk, it is entirely vegan! 


Pasta screams comfort food. It's warm, inviting and incredibly filling. While pasta can be made at any time of the year, we believe this dish truly shines best in the fall or winter. A large warm bowl of pasta is the perfect thing to cozy up to as the weather begins to cool. Plus, pasta is also quite filling, making it the ideal meal to indulge in after a long day in chilly temperatures. Though there are endless combinations for perfect pasta sauce, sauces made with fresh seasonal ingredients will certainly be more flavorful. Don't believe us? Try out our favorite seasonal pasta dishes below and let us know what you think.

Creamy Vegan Butternut Squash Pasta with Sage Pumpkin

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Two of fall's favorite seasonal produce items, butternut squash and pumpkin are combined in this recipe to create a savory fall dish that will meet all of your dinner party requirements. The Vegan Butternut Squash Sauce with Sage Pumpkin forms a creamy pasta coating that's naturally packed with vitamins and minerals like vitamin A, C,  potassium and magnesium. Lastly, for an extra cheesy flavor, a scoop of nutritional yeast is added to this meal providing the same great taste free of dairy. Topped with toasted pumpkin seeds, this pasta is the perfect blend of cream and crunchy. 

Pasta e Fagioli

A cross between delicious pasta and savory soup, this traditional Italian dish is the best of both worlds. Make a large batch of this Pasta e Fagioli to serve your family, or plan ahead and make enough to bring to your next fall gathering. This pasta is the definition of comfort food and a gourmet meal. Enjoy this meal as is, or take the comfort level up a notch and pair it with warmed bread rolls. 

These classic fall dishes are sure to have everyone at the table asking for seconds. From savory soup recipes to warming Turkey pot pie, there's sure to be a recipe on this list that your family will enjoy. The fall season is worth celebrating and what's a better way to celebrate with food?!

Have a favorite fall dish you’d like to share! We love hearing about the many recipes you come up with in the kitchen. Let us know your fall favorites in the comments below. From everyone at Bob’s Red Mill, Happy Fall! 


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