These autumn dishes check off every box. They're filling, easy to make and perfect for a chilly fall day.
This isn't your neon-orange kids stuff. Truffle oil, white wine and sage leaves make these app-sized ramekins a crowd pleaser with the over-12 crowd.
Give roasted kale a break and slice up a few of these seasonal gourds instead. Topped with creamy cheese and smoked paprika, it's a sheet pan dish that's got a little extra kick.
Your favorite store-bought pasta just got a major upgrade. Tossed with chopped bacon, peppers and corn, you won't miss the usual marinara sauce one bit.
This take on a classic French tarte tartin skips the sifting and kneading in favor of frozen puff pastry instead — meaning you're that much closer to tasting fruity baked goodness.
Treat yo' self with shaved black truffles and buttery scallops, all topped with a "secret" cheese sauce. Bonus: The recipe tastes even better the next day.
A splash of rosé transforms healthy legumes into an addictive dish. Toss them in a tangy orange-cilantro vinaigrette and top with roasted vegetables for added color.
Combine the best fall flavors in one hot-and-cold dessert. The fruit-filled pies come out of the oven caramelized and bubbling before getting a scoop of maple-flavored goodness.
Guests can't resist eating (or photographing) these bite-size pies. Serve the hors d'oeuvres in teensy espresso cups for the added cute factor.
Basic veggies taste so much better with a side of Italian bacon. Test the doneness of the Brussels sprouts with a paring knife — it should go into the base easily.
Get the night going with a boozy batch of whiskey. Partygoers, be warned.
Besides the citrus zest and juice, a heavy dose of Grand Marnier infuses ladyfingers with extra orange flavor. But you'll have to wait to dig in; the dessert needs five or more hours to chill.
Get the step-by-step guide for brining, dressing and stuffing the entire bird complete with a homemade gravy that's just as flavorful.
You'll want to wear goggles prepping this tear-jerker of a casserole. The recipe calls for red, pearl, cipollini and Vidalia onions ... leeks and scallions.
Topped with fresh bread crumbs and sharp Comté cheese, this squash-filled bake gets a hearty boost. Got leftovers? Top with a poached egg and call it breakfast.
There's no rule about roasting your turkey whole. Slash the cooking time in half (and avoid dry, overcooked breasts) with this chef-approved method for a stressless Thanksgiving.
A tender cut of meat tastes extra special with a creamy sauce. Horseradish with Dijon mustard and cayenne pepper add that extra tang.
Your Italian fave tastes even better as a cheesy, gooey soup. Sub ziti or rigatoni in for penne in a pinch.
PSLs, you've met your pumpkin match. Crushed graham crackers on a white or semi-sweet chocolate shell add the final layer of deliciousness.
If you're not a fan of traditional pumpkin pie, whip up these delicious pumpkin cupcakes instead.
Regular beef chili gets an unexpected upgrade, courtesy of slow-cooker short ribs. Add a spicy zing (or not) with sliced jalapeños.
Prep this butternut squash soup well in advance, but add the condiments just before serving.
This spinach and cheddar soufflé comes out perfect every time. Start by buttering a ramekin and sprinkling it with Parmesan cheese. You'll end up with a tasty vegetarian supper for two.
This adult version of mac and cheese includes bread crumbs and Gruyère or sharp Irish cheddar.
An ultimate comfort food, pot pie serves up bubbly-warm goodness inside a crispy, golden crust. Try all three variations: seafood, lobster and vegetable.
Forget the ketchup-slathered versions and go with San Marzano tomatoes on your mini meatloaf instead.
Bacon is one of the culprits behind the rich flavors of this stew. Better yet, it tastes just as good reheated the next day.
For a firm edge, press in the Pecan Squares' crust with the bottom of a lightly floured measuring cup.
Look for kosher turkey when shopping for this main dish — it's already salted, so you'll get a brined flavor without the labor.
An appetizer or evening snack, these savory cashews only take 15 minutes to prepare.
Blanch the beans up to three days ahead of time, and this fast side assembles in just five minutes on the big day.