30 Recipes to Get You in the Mood for Fall | TasteToronto

Guides / Dishes & Drinks

30 Recipes to Get You in the Mood for Fall

30 Recipes to Get You in the Mood for Fall

30 Recipes to Get You in the Mood for Fall

The end of summer is almost here and with that, we welcome cooler, crisp days, cozy sweaters, colourful leaves and plenty of comforting meals to get us in the fall mood. Dipping temperatures means plenty of soups, stews, pasta and roasts to celebrate the harvest season. Check out the list below for 30 Recipes to Get You in the Mood for Fall!

Don Angie-inspired Pinwheel Lasagna

Moderate
Don Angie-inspired Pinwheel Lasagna
This recipe is a copycat recipe of the famous lasagna at the upscale Italian American restaurant Don Angie in NYC. There is a crisp top layer on this pinwheel lasagna that honestly looks like a work of art. This is probably one of the most time-consuming lasagnas I have made, ...

French Onion Potato au Gratin

Easy
French Onion Potato au Gratin
Potatoes au gratin is one of those dishes that, no matter who you present it to, it's bound to be well received. What could be better than thinly sliced potatoes baked and bound by a creamy and cheesy sauce? How about the latter but also laced with jammy sweet caramelized onio...

Sundubu Jjigae (Korean Spicy Soft Tofu Stew)

Moderate
Sundubu Jjigae (Korean Spicy Soft Tofu Stew)
"Jjigae" means stew in Korean and sundubu jjigae is a very popular Korean stew. Soondubu (also spelled sundubu, aka silken tofu) is the characteristic ingredient in this soup. This sundubu jjigae calls for kimchi, although home cooks and restaurants offer sundubu jjigae with v...

Sweet Potato Cinnamon Rolls

Easy
Sweet Potato Cinnamon Rolls
If you want to put a little twist on cinnamon buns, check this recipe out. This recipe calls for a bit of roasted sweet potato puree, which adds a nice golden yellow colour to your dough and makes the cinnamon buns extra doughy and soft. I love to leave my cinnamon rolls overn...

Pomegranate Braised Lamb Shanks

Moderate
Pomegranate Braised Lamb Shanks
It's tough to mess up a braise made with lamb shanks even if you go for the bare minimum in seasoning and spices. Braising is a cooking method best leant to usually tough cuts of meat (and preferably with the bone attached for more flavour) such as shank, shoulder, tail, ribs,...

Salted Caramel Chocolate Tart

Easy
Salted Caramel Chocolate Tart
A chocolate tart is always perfect for a show-stopping dessert. I assume we all know by now that chocolate and salted caramel goes well together. This tart has a crunchy no-bake biscuit base (which makes it comes together much quicker), a layer of sweet-salty caramel and a ric...

Bourguignon Style Pot Roast

Moderate
Bourguignon Style Pot Roast
Beef bourguignon is a classic French beef stew recipe where beef is stewed until tender in a red wine and beef broth, typically garnished with carrots, mushrooms, pearl onions and bacon. This recipe takes those exact same flavour guidelines but applies them to a pot roast scen...

Braised Sausage With Fennel and Peppers

Easy
Braised Sausage With Fennel and Peppers
Next to grilling, braising sausages with vegetables is quite possibly the simplest and most flavour retaining method of preparation. I used a pork and fennel sausage here but just about any fresh sausage will work. If you are using anything other than pork (such as chicken or ...

Italian Wedding Soup

Easy
Italian Wedding Soup
According to a few internet sources, Italian wedding soup originated from Naples and was initially called minestra maritata, which translates to "married soup," referring to the "marriage" or unity of the various ingredients. To many, it's the soup equivalent of a warm hug; wi...

Soft Pretzel Bites With Spicy Cheese Sauce

Easy
Soft Pretzel Bites With Spicy Cheese Sauce
If you enjoy eating soft pretzels, you will definitely love these pretzel bites. By making them bite-sized, not only do you skip the shaping part (which, in my opinion, is a bit time-consuming), but you will also have extra crunch. If you're a beginner working with yeast, this...

Steak au Poivre

Easy
Steak au Poivre
Steak au poivre, or “pepper steak,” once translated from its original French name, is really just that. Steak that is seared with coarsely ground and fragrant peppercorns and then finished with a creamy pan sauce. Just about any preferred boneless steak cut is usable, so I opt...

Buttermilk Biscuits with Aged Cheddar and Chives

Easy
Buttermilk Biscuits with Aged Cheddar and Chives
Nothing quite compares to a buttery biscuit when it comes to comfort food. Whether you're eating them for breakfast, with afternoon tea or as a side at dinner -- there really are no restrictions when it comes to indulging in the crumbly treat. With the addition of aged cheddar...

Chicken Marbella

Easy
Chicken Marbella
This dish was made famous by “The Silver Palate Cookbook” by Sheila Lukins and Julee Rosso published in 1982. Marbella is a coastal city in Spain, which may lead some to believe the dish is of Spanish origins; however, that is not the case. Chicken Marbella is actually a Jewis...

Pecan Honey Bourbon Sticky Buns

Moderate
Pecan Honey Bourbon Sticky Buns
These sweet sticky buns are the perfect make-ahead breakfast pastry for mornings you can't be bothered to whip up breakfast. Topped with roasted pecans and filled with cinnamon and brown sugar, these buns scream indulgence. The honey bourbon caramel caramelizes the bottom of t...

Apple Fritters

Easy
Apple Fritters
Nothing quite compares to a freshly fried doughnut, so it only makes sense to whip up a batch yourself. There might be some hesitancy to tackle the yeasted doughnut but making apple fritters are a walk in the park -- I cannot stress how simple this recipe is to make. Just make...

Cavatelli Bolognese

Moderate
Cavatelli Bolognese
Nothing beats homemade pasta and a hearty bolognese sauce when it comes to comfort. Feel free to use your favourite store-bought pasta if you'd instead opt-out of making homemade dough. This cavatelli dough is made from semolina and 00 flour; no eggs are called for, making the...

Pasta e Fasò

Easy
Pasta e Fasò
There is perhaps no more winter-friendly dish than a proper minestra di pasta e fagioli (pasta and beans). Whether you’re at the toe of Italy’s boot or hanging out at the upper thigh, you will undoubtedly find a variation of this dish. Perhaps it is because the ingredients are...

Potato Leek Soup

Easy
Potato Leek Soup
Are you looking for another hearty soup recipe to get you through the cold months? Look no further because this potato leek soup recipe is everything! It is so easy and gets its delicious flavour from the herbs and buttery leek base of the soup. Although this recipe is for a c...

Curried Channa and Aloo

Easy
Curried Channa and Aloo
Here is a curried channa and aloo recipe, which consists of chickpeas and potatoes and is served with buss up shut (paratha roti). This is a Trinidadian recipe, which can easily be made vegan by using oil instead of butter.

Butternut Squash and Pancetta Risotto

Easy
Butternut Squash and Pancetta Risotto
With the deep fall weather fully settled in, it's always a good idea to have some sort of squash on hand for simple, hearty dinners. This recipe was originally made to use up some leftover roasted butternut squash puree but has since remained a staple on regular rotation durin...

French Onion Meatballs

Easy
French Onion Meatballs
These are relatively classic meatballs that have been baked, seared, then briefly braised and broiled in a jammy and cheesy dressing heavily derived from French onion soup. If you do not have the patience to take on the task of the ever rewarding caramelized onions, then this ...

Crème Brûlée Doughnut

Moderate
Crème Brûlée Doughnut
I'm forever thankful to the first person who dipped the cream filled doughnut into caramel for the first time. These doughnuts are perfectly pillowy, the pastry cream is not overly sweet and the caramel brings crunch in every bite. If you're not very familiar with yeast recipe...
30 Recipes to Get You in the Mood for Fall

Guides / Dishes & Drinks

3 months ago

30 Recipes to Get You in the Mood for Fall

Robin Winship

Robin Winship

Instagram

The end of summer is almost here and with that, we welcome cooler, crisp days, cozy sweaters, colourful leaves and plenty of comforting meals to get us in the fall mood. Dipping temperatures means plenty of soups, stews, pasta and roasts to celebrate the harvest season. Check out the list below for 30 Recipes to Get You in the Mood for Fall!

Don Angie-inspired Pinwheel Lasagna

Moderate
Don Angie-inspired Pinwheel Lasagna
This recipe is a copycat recipe of the famous lasagna at the upscale Italian American restaurant Don Angie in NYC. There is a crisp top layer on this pinwheel lasagna that honestly looks like a work of art. This is probably one of the most time-consuming lasagnas I have made, ...

French Onion Potato au Gratin

Easy
French Onion Potato au Gratin
Potatoes au gratin is one of those dishes that, no matter who you present it to, it's bound to be well received. What could be better than thinly sliced potatoes baked and bound by a creamy and cheesy sauce? How about the latter but also laced with jammy sweet caramelized onio...

Sundubu Jjigae (Korean Spicy Soft Tofu Stew)

Moderate
Sundubu Jjigae (Korean Spicy Soft Tofu Stew)
"Jjigae" means stew in Korean and sundubu jjigae is a very popular Korean stew. Soondubu (also spelled sundubu, aka silken tofu) is the characteristic ingredient in this soup. This sundubu jjigae calls for kimchi, although home cooks and restaurants offer sundubu jjigae with v...

Sweet Potato Cinnamon Rolls

Easy
Sweet Potato Cinnamon Rolls
If you want to put a little twist on cinnamon buns, check this recipe out. This recipe calls for a bit of roasted sweet potato puree, which adds a nice golden yellow colour to your dough and makes the cinnamon buns extra doughy and soft. I love to leave my cinnamon rolls overn...

Pomegranate Braised Lamb Shanks

Moderate
Pomegranate Braised Lamb Shanks
It's tough to mess up a braise made with lamb shanks even if you go for the bare minimum in seasoning and spices. Braising is a cooking method best leant to usually tough cuts of meat (and preferably with the bone attached for more flavour) such as shank, shoulder, tail, ribs,...

Salted Caramel Chocolate Tart

Easy
Salted Caramel Chocolate Tart
A chocolate tart is always perfect for a show-stopping dessert. I assume we all know by now that chocolate and salted caramel goes well together. This tart has a crunchy no-bake biscuit base (which makes it comes together much quicker), a layer of sweet-salty caramel and a ric...

Bourguignon Style Pot Roast

Moderate
Bourguignon Style Pot Roast
Beef bourguignon is a classic French beef stew recipe where beef is stewed until tender in a red wine and beef broth, typically garnished with carrots, mushrooms, pearl onions and bacon. This recipe takes those exact same flavour guidelines but applies them to a pot roast scen...

Braised Sausage With Fennel and Peppers

Easy
Braised Sausage With Fennel and Peppers
Next to grilling, braising sausages with vegetables is quite possibly the simplest and most flavour retaining method of preparation. I used a pork and fennel sausage here but just about any fresh sausage will work. If you are using anything other than pork (such as chicken or ...

Italian Wedding Soup

Easy
Italian Wedding Soup
According to a few internet sources, Italian wedding soup originated from Naples and was initially called minestra maritata, which translates to "married soup," referring to the "marriage" or unity of the various ingredients. To many, it's the soup equivalent of a warm hug; wi...

Soft Pretzel Bites With Spicy Cheese Sauce

Easy
Soft Pretzel Bites With Spicy Cheese Sauce
If you enjoy eating soft pretzels, you will definitely love these pretzel bites. By making them bite-sized, not only do you skip the shaping part (which, in my opinion, is a bit time-consuming), but you will also have extra crunch. If you're a beginner working with yeast, this...

Steak au Poivre

Easy
Steak au Poivre
Steak au poivre, or “pepper steak,” once translated from its original French name, is really just that. Steak that is seared with coarsely ground and fragrant peppercorns and then finished with a creamy pan sauce. Just about any preferred boneless steak cut is usable, so I opt...

Buttermilk Biscuits with Aged Cheddar and Chives

Easy
Buttermilk Biscuits with Aged Cheddar and Chives
Nothing quite compares to a buttery biscuit when it comes to comfort food. Whether you're eating them for breakfast, with afternoon tea or as a side at dinner -- there really are no restrictions when it comes to indulging in the crumbly treat. With the addition of aged cheddar...

Chicken Marbella

Easy
Chicken Marbella
This dish was made famous by “The Silver Palate Cookbook” by Sheila Lukins and Julee Rosso published in 1982. Marbella is a coastal city in Spain, which may lead some to believe the dish is of Spanish origins; however, that is not the case. Chicken Marbella is actually a Jewis...

Pecan Honey Bourbon Sticky Buns

Moderate
Pecan Honey Bourbon Sticky Buns
These sweet sticky buns are the perfect make-ahead breakfast pastry for mornings you can't be bothered to whip up breakfast. Topped with roasted pecans and filled with cinnamon and brown sugar, these buns scream indulgence. The honey bourbon caramel caramelizes the bottom of t...

Apple Fritters

Easy
Apple Fritters
Nothing quite compares to a freshly fried doughnut, so it only makes sense to whip up a batch yourself. There might be some hesitancy to tackle the yeasted doughnut but making apple fritters are a walk in the park -- I cannot stress how simple this recipe is to make. Just make...

Cavatelli Bolognese

Moderate
Cavatelli Bolognese
Nothing beats homemade pasta and a hearty bolognese sauce when it comes to comfort. Feel free to use your favourite store-bought pasta if you'd instead opt-out of making homemade dough. This cavatelli dough is made from semolina and 00 flour; no eggs are called for, making the...

Pasta e Fasò

Easy
Pasta e Fasò
There is perhaps no more winter-friendly dish than a proper minestra di pasta e fagioli (pasta and beans). Whether you’re at the toe of Italy’s boot or hanging out at the upper thigh, you will undoubtedly find a variation of this dish. Perhaps it is because the ingredients are...

Potato Leek Soup

Easy
Potato Leek Soup
Are you looking for another hearty soup recipe to get you through the cold months? Look no further because this potato leek soup recipe is everything! It is so easy and gets its delicious flavour from the herbs and buttery leek base of the soup. Although this recipe is for a c...

Curried Channa and Aloo

Easy
Curried Channa and Aloo
Here is a curried channa and aloo recipe, which consists of chickpeas and potatoes and is served with buss up shut (paratha roti). This is a Trinidadian recipe, which can easily be made vegan by using oil instead of butter.

Butternut Squash and Pancetta Risotto

Easy
Butternut Squash and Pancetta Risotto
With the deep fall weather fully settled in, it's always a good idea to have some sort of squash on hand for simple, hearty dinners. This recipe was originally made to use up some leftover roasted butternut squash puree but has since remained a staple on regular rotation durin...

French Onion Meatballs

Easy
French Onion Meatballs
These are relatively classic meatballs that have been baked, seared, then briefly braised and broiled in a jammy and cheesy dressing heavily derived from French onion soup. If you do not have the patience to take on the task of the ever rewarding caramelized onions, then this ...

Crème Brûlée Doughnut

Moderate
Crème Brûlée Doughnut
I'm forever thankful to the first person who dipped the cream filled doughnut into caramel for the first time. These doughnuts are perfectly pillowy, the pastry cream is not overly sweet and the caramel brings crunch in every bite. If you're not very familiar with yeast recipe...