5 Hearty Dinners For Fall

Fall is in the air here in Georgia. Nightfall comes a little earlier each day and the mornings and evenings are feeling a bit cooler. Sweater weather is coming.

When I went outside this evening to bring in the bird feeders, a strong wind rustled the trees and I looked up to see leaves swirling in the air overhead. Some fluttered down to the deck and a big yellow one landed on the rail.

All these subtle hints saying autumn is on the way, have me thinking of some of my favorite hearty dishes for fall and winter. I’ve linked to 5 below, including a bonus “dessert” one at the end.

5 Hearty Fall Dinners


Click on the title or the picture below to access that recipe.

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut Squash Soup Recipe


 Pork Chops With Biscuits & Tomato Gravy

Pork Chop with Tomato Gravy


Hearty Vegetable Beef Soup

Hearty Vegetable Beef Soup Recipe


Slow-Cooker Pot Roast, Easy and Delicious

Slow Cooker Pot Roast, Easy and Flavorful


Best Lasagna Ever

Best Homemade Lasagna Recipe


Bonus Recipe:

Linzer Cookies For Halloween

Halloween Linzer Cookies


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  1. We were JUST IN True Value…it’s our “neighborhood” store. While I love the Autumn colors, little cooler temperatures….I’m not a fan of winter…AT ALL. Bring on the soup!! franki

  2. Love your lasagna casserole dish! Just so happens I’m having guests for dinner tonight and was already planning on having lasagna. While I also have my own recipe I think I will incorporate some of your Italian sausage recipe into it! While we are having record cold temps this week in northern IL (it is not suppose to get out of the 40’s today!) I refuse to admit that summer is over! NO fall decorations on my tablescape tonight.

  3. pam ~ crumpety cottage says

    Mmm .. these all look so good! Susan, I have always loved those little acorn soup tureens. I never seem to see individual sized tureens. They are so pretty and I love the way the look with your Lenox Christmas china.

    I am absolutely hopeless with porkchops. I don’t know what it is, but I just don’t have the ‘porkchop mojo.’ Haha. Maybe I’ll give it one more try with your recipe and see if I can make some headway.

    These are all delicious sounding. Thanks for sharing. Fall is in the air here, too. And it’s so early! But I love autumn, so I’m not complaining. 😉

    • Thanks, Pam…I found the tureens in Williams Sonoma, on sale. It was the best sale I’ve ever seen in there…like outlet prices! Couldn’t pass those up. Madonna’s recipe looks sooo good! Check out her blog, Make Mine Lemon…lots of great recipes there!

  4. pam ~ crumpety cottage says

    Btw, that leaf dish in the picture with the lasagna — I think I asked you about that before. That’s not from a set, is it? I would dearly love to have some ‘autumn themed’ dishes and they are so hard to find. If you have any suggestions, please let me know. Thanks. 🙂

  5. Everything looks delicious! We’ve been having more fall like weather here in the West as well. This morning I went out to the patio to have coffee and it was 43 degrees. Then just before sun up we got a little breeze…brrr. Still, I love this time of the year. It is so beautiful here when the leaves in the mountains begin to get their lovely fall colors. Thanks for sharing the recipes, can’t wait to try the biscuits, pork chops and tomato gray. I’ve never had tomato gravy before! Have a wonderful weekend!

  6. Those all sound yummy! I love to make a big pot of soup on the first brisk day of Fall. Last night I picked up pinecones and even found a few branches with pinecones still attached, I have them in a vase for now. I can’t wait for this weekend to start my Fall decorations.

  7. You made me smile seeing my pork chops again.

  8. I love your site. How to post your recipes to Pinterest? When I click the red P, all your boards show, and I don’t know which to pick. I want to pin the five fall recipes . Don’t know which board they’re on Thanks.

    • Thanks, Linda! You may want to pin the top picture that says “5 Hearty Fall Dinners.” Just scroll over it and a Pin It button will appear in the top right corner for you to use to pin it.
      After you pin it, it will always take you back to this post where you’ll be able to find links back to each recipe. Or, you may want to click on the title of each recipe and pin each one from the actual recipe post.

  9. These all look delicious, Susan. I can’t until it’s soup weather here! 🙂 Pinned!

  10. We, too, have never had any luck with pork chops – they always turn out dry. We’ll definitely be trying your Pork Chops With Biscuits & Tomato Gravy very soon. I’ll let you know how we do. Printed the above recipes (except the Linzer cookies…way too difficult for this box-cake baker). While temps here in western NC are still rising toward 90, Fall begins to arrive ‘inside’ the day after Labor Day. Table settings & Fall décor arriving daily. Fall is my favorite season so I want it to last as long as possible.

  11. Great minds think alike!!! You linked the beautiful Harvest Garden dinnerware at Pier 1 and I was just looking at that a few hours ago and trying to decide “do I or don’t I”!!!!! I think I do! I love that pattern but it has to be ordered online. They don’t have it in the store but will ship it to the Pier 1 closest to you. I think I just might have to have those dishes. The hearty beef vegetable soup sounds so good. We are having a cool spell here in East Texas. It is about 72 degrees outside!!! I am ready for soup but I can eat soup any time of the year. Thanks for the recipes.

  12. This is my kind of cooking! I love cold weather food and one pot meals. Well, I love warm weather food too, darn it! Those cookies are the cutest thing ever! I really love cookies.

  13. We love pork chops around our house, and smothering them with tomato gravy sounds divine! I followed True Value on Pinterest and pinned a project because we definitely have one that we’re working on right now!

  14. Oh this is not fair. it’s 11 pm on Friday night up here in Toronto, Ontario and after reading these recipes I’m HUNGRY!! Trying to pack things for my Mother to move into a retirement home on Thursday, but I think I’ll be in the kitchen maybe trying the pork chops and biscuits tomorrow night. The other recipes look yummy but there’s only her and I here at the house. Maybe next weekend lasagna!?

  15. Those recipes all look so good! I made my first pot roast this weekend. The evenings have chilled off to the 40’s. We are definitely starting to get signs of fall up here.

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