Fall-Food Bucket List: 10 Recipes You Must Try This Season
What to do with 15 pounds of Honeycrisp apples
Each season brings with it a slew of new to-dos, but there’s no question that fall takes the cake for triggering the most FOMO.
What do you mean you didn’t get around to hosting a pumpkin-carving party? Wait, you haven’t pickled that bumper crop of summer veggies? What the heck have you been doing with your free time?
Thankfully, there’s another kind of fall bucket list that elicits much less social pressure. Take a look at the ten fall recipes we’re dying to make this season.
Cast-Iron Skillet Corn Bread Chili
A batch of chili is only as good as the corn bread it’s served with. This recipe from Honestly Yum does you one better by topping the chili with the corn-bread mix in a Dutch oven. The result? A heaping scoop of spicy, smoky and toasty.
Lasagna Crisps with Bacon Onion Jam
Bet you never knew you could use lasagna sheets in place of crackers. (In all fairness, we didn’t know, either.) To make this better-for-you, crowd-pleasing app, start by cooking the pasta in boiling water for eight minutes. Afterward, lay the pasta on a baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with Parmesan and bake until crispy (about 15 to 20 minutes). Top with sautéed bacon and onions, an apple slice and crumbled Gorgonzola.
The Best Damn Tomato Soup
What makes this recipe for tomato soup better than all the rest? The key is roasting the tomatoes until they start to blister. Then you simmer the ingredients in broth and, finally, throw the whole thing into a food processor. It’s that simple and it’s bonkers delicious.
Open-Faced Apple Pie
Patience is a virtue. So is impressing your mother-in-law for the rest of eternity.
General Tso’s Cauliflower
Sometimes chilly fall nights call for ordering in. This time around, fight the urge to dial up the local Chinese takeout place and attempt our recipe for General Tso’s cauliflower instead. Our version is spicy-sweet like the original, but it will please meat eaters and vegetarians alike. (For the record, the leftovers taste fantastic--if there are any.)
Pizza-Dough Cinnamon Rolls
By using store-bought dough instead of homemade, you’ll shave hours off the prep time. (These ooey-gooey treats will be on the table in an hour flat.) The one thing you shouldn’t scrimp on, though, is the icing.
Savory Breakfast Pie with Bacon Lattice Crust
Pies should not be limited to the dessert table. To make this breakfast version, fill a premade piecrust with a cheesy egg custard and then top it with a lattice made of bacon. Add home fries and a pitcher of Bloody Marys and you’ve got a morning meal that can’t be beat.
Individual Mini Nachos
’Tis the season for tailgating (and by tailgating, we mean entertaining from your couch). Give the crowd what they want with this recipe for the most well-mannered nachos.