50 Easy Fall Dinner Ideas for Lazy People
Try whipping up one (or all) of these easy fall dinner recipes that just taste better in cooler weather. We’re guessing you might even have some of the ingredients on hand already.
Balsamic Cranberry Roast Chicken
One bag of frozen cranberries goes a long way.
Sheet-Pan Lemon Butter Veggies and Sausage
Two things we love: hands-off dinners and zero dishes.
Cheater's Prosciutto Hawaiian Pizza
It starts with store-bought flatbread.
Harissa Chickpea Stew with Eggplant and Millet
Swap in quinoa or farro for more tasty iterations.
Butternut Squash Carbonara
Don’t tell the kids it’s packed with hidden veggies.
Spicy Turkey Enchiladas with Pumpkin Seeds
Swap in rotisserie chicken for roast turkey as you see fit.
Bulgur with Roasted Butternut Squash, Sage and Goat Cheese
Pretty much the only thing we love more than our warmest sweater.
Mexican Posole Soup
A chili-soup hybrid.
The Ultimate Chicken Potpie
Puff pastry to the rescue.
Cauliflower Steaks with Lemon-Herb Sauce
Easy enough for a Monday.
One-Pot, 15-Minute Pasta Limone
That was easy.
Oven-Roasted Buffalo Wings
Admit it: It’s what everyone wants.
It comes together in less than an hour.
General Tso's Cauliflower
Psst, it pairs well with a bottle of Cab Sauv.
Chrissy Teigen's Cheesy Chicken Milanese Recipe
Our celeb crush doesn’t mess around with fussy dinners.
The Best Damn Tomato Soup
Don’t settle for the stuff in a can. Just don’t.
Soba Noodles with Peanut Sauce
On the dinner table in less than 30 minutes.
Yet another way to put an egg on it.
Roasted Cauliflower Sliders
Spicy Chicken Stir-Fry
Throw everything into a skillet and—bam—it’s done.
Cacio e Pepe
Need we say more?
Baking Sheet Quesadillas
Why fold each single tortilla when you can make one enormous one?
It comes together in no time.
Skillet Chicken Fajitas
Our love for our cast-iron skillet runs deep.
15-Minute Lemony Broccolini Pasta
Eight billion times better than spaghetti and a jar of sauce.
Polenta and Meatballs
Creamy, satisfying comfort food? Coming right up.
Sheet Pan Pomegranate Chicken and Roasted Squash
Full disclosure: We could eat this every night for the rest of our lives.
Cauliflower Fried Rice
Pork Scallopini with Lemon, Capers and Radicchio
One pan, endless possibilities.
Greek Turkey Burgers with Tzatziki Sauce
Best paired with dry white wine. (Or dry apple juice for the kiddos.)
Vegetable Wellington with Mushrooms and Spinach
Hearty “meat” pies without the stomachache.
Spiralized Winter Vegetable Gratin
15-Minute Cheater's Pad Thai
Tempted to order takeout? Try this instead.
Tortellini Soup with Italian Sausage
Aka a vehicle for cheese and pasta.
Flank Steak Tacos with Cucumber Salsa
The easiest way to cook a seemingly intimidating protein.
Pasta Alla Norma
Think of it as a healthier, five-ingredient eggplant Parm.
Kale Salad with Persimmons, Crispy Chickpeas and Fried Shallots
Hearty enough to steal the show.
Rotisserie Chicken Ramen
Flavorful, filling and best of all, super simple.
Cheater's Skillet Paella
The name says it all.
Shrimp with Cauliflower Grits and Arugula
Thirty-minute dinners for the win.
Skillet Gnocchi with Sausage and Broccoli Rabe
Hearty and delicious.
Ginger-Pineapple Shrimp Stir-Fry
Like a ray of warm sunlight.
Baking-Sheet Pizza with Olives and Sun-Dried Tomatoes
Tastes like it was made in an ancient stone pizza oven. (Spoiler: It wasn’t.)
Skillet Steak with Asparagus and Potatoes
You love ordering sirloin at restaurants; now you can make it at home.
Tomato Soup in Grilled Cheese Bread Bowls
Mezze Plate With Toasted Za'atar Pita Bread
We officially give you permission to eat a plate of fancy snacks for dinner.
Baked Sesame-Ginger Salmon in Parchment
Love cooking but hate doing dishes? (Join the club.)
Baked Chicken and Mushroom Risotto
Who has time to stand over a hot stove and stir (and stir and stir)?
One-Pan Steak with Beets and Crispy Kale
No fuss, no mess.