Fantastic fall flavors: 9 recipes that are sure to warm you up

The weather’s getting cooler, there’s frost on the ground, and we’re all looking for a warm recipes to stave off the chill. Our favorite Goodsmiths cook, Becky Peterson, created some great fall-worthy recipes perfect for the aspiring cook to whip up for the cooling days ahead. These nine comfort foods will warm you (and your family) right up! Enjoy!

1. Cheese Ravioli with Pumpkin Alfredo Sauce

Pasta, with its creamy sauce and tons of flavor, is always categorized as comfort food — and pumpkin is always associated with fall. Becky takes the best of both worlds and creates the perfect fall comfort food with this “Cheese Ravioli with Pumpkin Alfredo Sauce.” Could a cozy pasta lover ask for more?

2. Chili Basil Tomato Soup

Soup is THE classic comfort food: You’re sick, you crave soup. You’re cold, you crave soup. You’re overwhelmed, you crave soup. And with it’s wonderfully warming qualities, this “Chili Basil Tomato Soup” is perfect for fall. Serve it up with a gooey grilled cheese sandwich, and you have yourself a legendary fall lunch.

3. Hot Pizza Dip

Have a potluck party to attend? Put the cheese ball away (yours won’t be the only one on the buffet table), and instead, try this “Hot Pizza Dip.” It’ll bring a fancy, Italian feel to any gathering. The other party-goers will eat-it-up — literally.

4. Erin’s Famous Crockpot Chili

As soon as the leaves change, it’s obvious — chili season is FINALLY here! Warm up with “Erin’s Famous Crockpot Chili.” Letting this chili simmer in the crock pot makes all the difference: It makes for a more flavorful chili and a yummy smelling house. Top it off with a few oyster crackers and an attitude of caution while taking the first couple bites. This one’s got a spicy side!

5. Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies


We’ve all eaten our share of penut butter cookies, but they don’t taste like Becky’s “Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies.” These delicious baked goods have peanut butter actually sandwiched between two peanut butter cookies. Triple the peanut butter, triple the fun. YUM.

6. Banana Waffles with Toasted Pecans

These “Banana Waffles with Toasted Pecans” are positively dessert-worthy. Waffles for dessert may sound odd, but fall is all about comfort food, and comfort food is all about indulging, right? Right.

7. Grandma’s Quick Rasin Pudding

This “Grandma’s Quick Raisin Pudding” is just what the title promises — quick. Fifteen minutes and some flour-covered fingers later, you will be grabbing your delicious rasin pudding out of the oven. Bon appétit!

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Left: Apple Pie Grilled Cheese by Family Fresh Cooking | Right: Butternut Squash Chipotle Chili with Avocado by Cookie + Kate

8. Apple Pie Grilled Cheese from Family Fresh Cooking

It’s hard to resist this mouth-watering combo of crisp fall apples and scrumptious cheese. Grilled cheese practically begs to be made in the fall months! And even though it’ll be an indulgence for your taste buds, this Apple Pie Grilled Cheese by Marla Meridith from Family Fresh Cooking isn’t too bad for you — just use multi-grain bread and go heavy on the fruit!

9. Butternut Squash Chipotle Chili with Avocado from COOKIE + Kate

Kate (of Cookie and Kate) whipped up this Vegetarian Butternut Squash Chipotle Chili recipe specifically for fall. It’s nice and thick — not soupy — and features crunchy tortilla strips and avocado for an extra burst of flavor and texture. Give it a try today!

What are your favorite, go-to fall recipes? Let us know! We’re always looking for more.