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31 Delicious Things To Cook In October

Hello, fall!


1. White Chocolate Pumpkin Snickerdoodles

How do you make snickerdoodles even better? Add pumpkin, white chocolate chips, and warming fall spices! Get the recipe.

2. Gluten-Free Pumpkin Oat Pancakes

Oat flour replaces regular AP flour and makes these pumpkin pancakes completely gluten-free. Get the recipe.

3. Creamy Broccoli White Bean Soup With Yogurt

White beans help give this soup a creamy texture and extra pop of protein, but you wouldn't even know they were there. Get the recipe.

4. Butternut Squash and Chorizo Hash

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Swap out potatoes for butternut squash and your breakfast hash will never be the same. Get the recipe.

5. Weeknight Pasta With Butternut Squash

This recipe calls for guanciale (which is made from pork cheeks), but you could totally use thick-cut bacon in its place. Get the recipe.

6. General Tso's Cauliflower

Just like your takeout favorite only 100 times better and completely vegetarian. Get the recipe.

7. Chuck Roast Bolognese

Chuck roast is not only cheap, but delicious — and this recipe cooks it in a flavorful red wine sauce and tosses it with pasta for the ultimate fall dinner. Get the recipe.

8. Slow Cooker Pumpkin French Toast Casserole

You can assemble this casserole the night before and start cooking it as soon as you wake up. That way, there's practically no dishes to wash and breakfast will be a breeze. Get the recipe.

9. Skillet Chicken With Grapes and Caramelized Onions

Treat these grapes like cherry tomatoes and cook them until they burst and intensify in flavor — once you try 'em, you'll want to add them to everything! Get the recipe.

10. Candied Pecan, Pear, and Pomegranate Salad

This recipe includes instructions for how to candy your own pecans, but feel free to buy 'em pre-candied to make this salad super quick to throw together. Get the recipe.

11. Butternut Squash Steaks With Brown Butter Sage Sauce

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Move over cauliflower, because butternut squash steaks are the new trendy vegetable preparation you should be making this season. Get the recipe.

12. Slow Cooker Potato Soup

Get this soup started before work and come home to a hot and ready dinner perfect for lazy weeknights. Get the recipe.

13. Sheet Pan Garlic Butter Mushrooms

Serve these savory mushrooms as a side dish, tossed in pasta or grain bowls, or all by themselves for the perfect fall dinner or snack. Get the recipe.

14. Homemade Apple Cider

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So much better than the stuff you buy in plastic jugs — and not that difficult to make, either! Get the recipe.

15. Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Warm Honey Glaze

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Warm honey gives these Brussels sprouts that sweet-and-salty flavor combination that makes them totally addictive. Get the recipe.

16. Slow Cooker Boeuf Bourguignon

The ultimate comfort food (popularized by the one and only Julia Child) easily made in a slow cooker. Get the recipe.

17. Honey and Fig Cheesecake Bars

If fresh figs aren't available at your grocery store you can swap in just about any fruit you want. Get the recipe.

18. Fall Rotini Pasta Salad

Proof that pasta salad shouldn't only be served in the summer. Get the recipe.

19. Mushroom Stroganoff

Mushrooms replace the typical beef in this vegetarian version of the comfort food classic. Get the recipe.

20. Roasted Butternut Squash and Bacon Soup

This soup is made by roasting bacon and butternut squash at the same time, then blending them together — so you know it's going to be good. Get the recipe.

21. Apple Cider Chicken Skillet

Tart apple slices and sweet apple cider give this chicken a double dose of fall flavor. Get the recipe.

22. Brie and Cheddar Apple Beer Soup

Putting an oat crumble on top of soup might sound crazy, but it adds a crunchy texture that takes this soup from good to great. Get the recipe.

23. Pumpkin Spiced Latte Cinnamon Rolls

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These pumpkin-spiced cinnamon rolls are topped with a sweet glaze made with coffee to give you the full PSL experience. Get the recipe.

24. Salted Caramel Apple Pie Bars

These bars are made with three simple components: A shortbread crust, a spiced apple filling, and a streusel topping. Then you just pour caramel sauce over the top and you're good to go. Get the recipe.

25. Breakfast Sweet Potatoes

Eating a sweet potato for breakfast may seem weird, but they go perfect with almond butter and bananas and will help keep you full until lunchtime. Get the recipe.

26. Sheet Tray Steak and Veggies

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Serve these steak and veggies with all your favorite toppings, from guacamole, to sour cream, to fresh pico de gallo. Get the recipe.

27. Cranberry Gingersnap Pie

Move over summery lemon meringue pie because this colorful beauty made with fresh cranberries is here to steal the show. Get the recipe.

28. Beet, Arugula, and Goat Cheese Grilled Cheese

The flavor trio you know and love in salads reimagined into a decadent grilled cheese perfect for quick weeknight dinners. Get the recipe.

29. Stuffed Squash With Chicken Sausage and Mushroom Stuffing

Feel free to omit the sausage and increase the amount of mushrooms to make this recipe completely vegetarian. Get the recipe.

30. One-Pan Autumn Chicken Roast

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Just throw everything onto a sheet tray, roast until brown, and dinner is done. Get the recipe.

31. Curried Brussels Sprouts With Walnuts

These flavorful brussels sprouts make the perfect salad or side dish and will convert even die-hard spice haters into curry lovers. Get the recipe.

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