It’s autumn and we’re all about comfort food this time of year so we gathered the 21+ Best Healthy Fall Comfort Food Recipes to enjoy delicious, comforting food and stay healthy! They are so delicious!
Hey there, friends! Happy Fall. Tomorrow is the first day of October and the start of the fourth quarter of 2018. This year flew by. Seriously. I feel like I blinked and we went from winter to fall. There are so many things that I wanted to accomplish this year so these last 90 days are going to be lit. Fall is also my favorite time to cook. The food is so incredible. There’s nothing I like more than curling up with a big bowl of soup, a blanket, and a good movie. As much as I love summer, fall food is really the best. Well, fall is wonderful in general. I feel refreshed in the fall. I guess it was those 20+ years of starting a new school year that’s programmed me in to start anew.
The fresh, crisp air. The pots of chili and soup. The breezes and falling leaves. The incredible desserts. And, all of the comfort food. What’s not to love about autumn?
Mediterranean Tomatoes Stuffed with Rice are my favorite hearty side dish recipe or healthy vegetarian main. They can be made either vegan or vegetarian and are absolutely bursting with flavor. Don't be intimidated by the long list of ingredients, these stuffed tomatoes come together very easily!
This hearty, one-pot Mexican quinoa soup is comfort in a bowl. It's fresh and flavorful and jam-packed with protein. Add your favorite toppings like this sliced jalapeños, avocado, sour cream, crispy tortilla strips, or avocado for extra nutrition, flavor, and fun!
This sweet potato chili is a vegan chili recipe that's loaded with tender sweet potatoes and hardy chickpeas. We love this healthy chili recipe as it's easy to make and is always a hit at the dinner table.
Thai fish curry is a 20 minute dinner recipe that tastes like a special treat. The fish is gently poached in a flavorful, coconut curry sauce that's bursting with delicious Thai flavors. You'll love it!
This simple chickpea harissa soup is the perfect vegetarian weeknight meal! Loaded with fresh veggies, smoky fire roasted tomatoes, canned chickpeas and a blend of fragrant spices, it’s healthy, so easy to make and just as flavorful!
These braised pork ribs are as good as it gets. They're slow-cooked in a ridiculously delicious sauce made with dark beer and chocolate that, by the time the ribs have finished cooking, becomes the best gravy you'll ever try.
Love shepherd's pie? We do, too! Especially this Mushroom Shepherd's Pie. It's full of mushrooms and your choice of ground meat (or vegetarian sub!) and topped with the most delicious brown butter potatoes. It's a healthy dinner recipe that is sure to please.
This Vegetarian Skillet Lasagna is not only easy to make it's also ridiculously delicious. Layer everything in your skillet, pour yourself a glass of wine, then walk away until dinner finishes making itself.
If you're looking for the best bacon sandwich, look no further. Lightly pan-toasted bread, crispy slices of bacon, sweet caramelized onions, smoky chipotle mayo, thin slices of tomatoes, and a little arugula come together to make one irresistible sandwich.
This one-pot creamy sun-dried tomato chicken is quick, hearty, and full of flavor. Tender chicken breasts are pan-seared until golden brown then simmered in a creamy sun-dried tomato sauce. Serve it with pasta, potatoes, or crusty bread for an easy and delicious meal that's ready in just 30 minutes!
Herbs de Provence chicken is an incredibly simple way to prepare chicken that gives you a big bang for your buck. Chicken thighs are coated in herbs de Provence seasoning then cooked over shallots, garlic, and lemon until the chicken is crispy on the outside and juicy inside. And the pan juices taste as delicious as the chicken!
Julia Child's Coq Au Vin is undeniably the best. This recipe sticks very much to the original, only minorly changing the ingredients and cooking method to bring it in line with the times. While Coq au Vin (or chicken in wine) might sound fancy, it is really just a simple French chicken stew that anyone can master. Don't be intimidated, this recipe is very easy to follow.
This creamy chicken stew with dumplings is comfort food at its best. The deliciously creamy chicken and vegetable stew is topped with easy homemade dumplings that are light and fluffy. You don't want to miss this easy one-pot dinner!
Bratwurst and Sauerkraut is the ultimate autumn comfort food recipe. The brats are browned in a pan then stewed with sauerkraut, and apple juice. Apple slices are popped in at the end for a touch of sweetness. This traditional German recipe is a personal family favorite.
Just in time for St. Patrick's Day, but perfect for any day, is this Guinness Crock Pot Beef Stew recipe. I've snuck a little chocolate in here, too. I know it sounds strange, but you don't actually taste the chocolate; it simply adds a little richness to the stew. You will LOVE it!
Thai Beef Curry is a simple to make and absolutely delicious Thai curry recipe. The beef is simmered in a flavorful coconut curry broth until super tender. We add butternut squash which thickens the curry and adds the perfect sweetness. You'll love it!
This cheesy Sage Pumpkin Pasta Bake is the ultimate grown-up, autumn casserole recipe. It's dotted with kale, topped with butter pecans, and smothered in an easy to make and healthy creamy pumpkin sauce.
Yay! Got some ideas for my October meals. Thanks for sharing <3
Yay! Such a great time of year to cook isn’t it?
Thanks so much for including my brussels sprouts with bacon recipe! Love all of these! XO
You’re so welcome! It looks delicious!
Oh wow, everything here looks perfect for a chilly fall evening! I love the aroma of spicy chili, roasted Brussels sprouts, air-fried pumpkin, cooked butternut squash, and of course, roasted potatoes. Fall just might be my absolute favorite season for produce!
Fall food is the best, isn’t it? I just love how warm and comforting it is!