The leaves are changing color, the air is getting crisper and cans of pumpkin purée abound at the supermarket. Needless to say, we have all the fall feels right now, meaning we’re craving hearty meals that warm us up—and are just the thing for cozying up next to a roaring fire. Read on for 31 October dinner ideas that are satisfying, nourishing and sweater-season appropriate (think butternut squash risotto, sweet potato cheese fries and more).
31 October Dinner Ideas That Are Perfect for Sweater Weather
A dollop of seasoned labneh (or Greek yogurt) takes these healthy bowls from everyday to over the top.
Give us the chance to eat sweet, creamy squash as a main course and we’ll take it. The combination of lemony yogurt sauce and brown butter is—dare we say—divine.
The key to crispy tofu is to press all the liquid out before cooking it, so don’t skip that step. Serve the squash with rice on the side to create a filling main course.
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Katherine Gillen is PureWow’s senior food editor. She’s a writer, recipe developer and food stylist with a degree in culinary arts and professional experience in New York City restaurants. She used to sling sugary desserts in a pastry kitchen, but now she’s an avid home cook and fanatic baker.
Taryn Pire is PureWow’s associate food editor. A former bartender and barista, she’s been writing about all things delicious since 2016, developing recipes, reviewing restaurants and investigating food trends at Food52, New Jersey Family Magazine and Taste Talks. When she isn’t testing TikTok’s latest viral recipe, she’s having popcorn for dinner and posting about it on Instagram @cookingwithpire.