80 Fall Weeknight Dinners That Are Full of Flavor



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Apple Cider Chicken

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Orecchiette with Pancetta, Pumpkin and Broccoli Rabe

Celebrate autumnal flavor by preparing this sweet and fragrant cranberry-sage sauce. Cut a 2-inch-deep pocket in the side of thick pork chops and spoon the sauce inside before searing the chops in your skillet.

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Cranberry-Stuffed Pork Chops

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Butternut Squash Alfredo Pasta

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Chili Verde with Sausage and Pumpkin

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Tuna Noodle Casserole

It’s fine to use canned wild salmon instead of fresh salmon in a flavorful recipe like this — it’s a fraction of the cost and you won’t be able to tell the difference.

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Salmon Cakes

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Steakhouse Pasta

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Rosemary-Garlic Pork Chops with Chickpeas

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Bulgogi with Carrots and Snow Peas

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Chili Cheese Stuffed Sweet Potato

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Chicken Enchilasagna

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Turkey Chili with Butternut Squash Noodles

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Grilled Cheese with Apple and Bacon

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Roasted Vegetable Chili with Cornbread Biscuits

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Sweet and Spicy Chicken and Cashew Fried Rice

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Beef With Broccoli

For this easy weeknight dinner, dredge juicy chicken thighs in a tangy Dijon mustard mixture, then roll them in spicy Parmesan breadcrumbs and bake until crisp and golden brown.

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Deviled Chicken Thighs

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Orecchiette with Broccoli Rabe and Sausage

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Stuffed Green Peppers

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Pumpkin Pasta

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Braised Chicken Thighs and Apples

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Carrot-Ginger Soup with Roasted Vegetables

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Sheet Pan Shrimp Biryani

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Cheesy Skillet Gnocchi

Roast chicken, mushrooms and potatoes in one skillet for a hearty cool-weather supper. Rosemary sprigs and charred lemons bring rustic flavor to the dish.

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Skillet Rosemary Chicken

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Creamy Sausage and Escarole Baked Pasta

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Potato-Leek Soup with Mini Pierogi

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Giada’s Simple Bolognese

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Pumpkin Polenta with Vegetables

Seared pork chops make for a satisfying, protein-packed meal year-round. In the cooler weather, they’re especially good alongside sweet, in-season pears. Top the pork chops with a homemade ginger, curry and pear chutney for rustic presentation and fall flavor.

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Pork Chops with Pear Chutney

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Curried Mussels with Butternut Squash and Leeks

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Pasta with Pumpkin and Sausage

Ree’s version of this classic comfort food involves a tasty blend of Worcestershire sauce, mustard, ketchup, butter and more.

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Salisbury Steak

This dinner is a quick version of the classic Hungarian stew that’s known for its creamy paprika sauce.

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Chicken Paprikash

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Tex-Mex Pulled Chicken

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Spiced Chicken with Apples

This creamy pasta comes together in just 20 minutes and has a hint of tangy lemon zest.

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Lemon-Pepper Fettuccine

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Paprika Pork Scallopini with Sauerkraut and Apples

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Pumpkin Wonton Ravioli

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Pork Schnitzel with Cheesy Potatoes

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Slow-Cooker Meatloaf

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Pancetta and Butternut Squash Pasta

Coat chicken in store-bought falafel mix for a crunchy weeknight dinner.

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Crispy Falafel-Coated Chicken with Cucumber Salad

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Cider-Glazed Chicken Wings with Apple Salad

These homemade dumplings come together with just 20 minutes prep. Save even more time by topping them with a prepared marinara.

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Spinach and Ricotta Dumplings

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Lasagna Caprese

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Steak Marsala with Cauliflower Mash

Serve Cajun-seasoned pork chops with crispy-tender corn and okra and a touch of honey.

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Smoked Pork Chops With Corn and Okra

This is the kind of warm, hearty comfort food you’ll want to come home to on a cold fall night. Start your slow cooker in the morning and the beef will be fall-apart tender by dinnertime.

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Slow-Cooker Texas Chili

Prepare perfectly seasoned tuna steaks with just four pantry staples: rosemary, thyme, scallions and olive oil. Serve the fish with a fall-inspired side dish, like a medley of roasted root vegetables.

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Herbed Tuna Steaks

The key to this succulent roast pork is the sweet-and-savory marinade, made of brown sugar, sage and garlic. Serve the meat with roasted sweet potato wedges, spiced with cayenne pepper. 

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Roast Pork and Sweet Potatoes

Combine arugula, parsley, toasted almonds and Parmesan for a quick, fresh pesto sauce that will liven up broiled chicken breasts and orecchiette pasta.

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Chicken With Arugula Pesto

The fruity flavors of diced apple and mango chutney cut through the heat these burgers get from jerk seasoning. Though jerk is traditionally used as a rub for chicken and pork, it works beautifully here mixed into ground turkey.

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Turkey Burgers with Mango Slaw

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Penne with Butternut Squash and Pancetta

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Stuffed Pork Chops

Laced with cumin and jalapeno, this spicy rice bowl is both healthy and filling thanks to chopped kale, red potatoes and, of course, lean ground turkey.

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Kale-Turkey Rice Bowl

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Bratwurst with Sauerkraut and Apple-Potato Hash

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Chicken Enchilada-Stuffed Squash

Top stacks of turkey cutlets, eggplant, zucchini and mozzarella with burst tomatoes before broiling for a quick and ultra-easy dinner.

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Turkey-Vegetable Parmesan

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Weeknight Bolognese

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Steak with Beer Sauce and Sweet Potatoes

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Spaghetti Squash Alfredo with Pancetta and Peas

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Pork Chops with Pear-Pecan Slaw

Rachael serves an Italian classic as a sandwich by stuffing toasted sub rolls with grilled chicken, sauteed veggies and a zesty red sauce. A few slices of provolone, melted under the broiler, will put these subs over the edge.

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Chicken Cacciatore Subs

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Veggie Ravioli Bake

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White Chicken Chili

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Pumpkin-Popcorn Soup

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Instant Pot Lemon Frozen Chicken with Orzo

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Spaghetti alla Carbonara

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Crazy Szechuan Beef and Messy Corn with Shishito

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One-Pan Chicken and Gnocchi in Tomato-Basil Sauce

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Moroccan Chicken with Couscous

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Quick Rotisserie Chicken Pot Pies

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Six Pepper Pasta

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Easy Chicken Cordon Bleu

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Perfect Pork Tenderloin

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Sheet-Pan Salmon with Potato Hash

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Beef Picadillo with Spaghetti Squash

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Cheesy Rice-Stuffed Acorn Squash

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