31 Fall-Friendly Meals to Make in October
PSL season is in full tilt, but you’ve always believed that it’s not really fall until you’ve properly diced a butternut squash. To jump-start your dinner inspiration, we went ahead and put together a month’s worth of fall-friendly recipes—suitable for your fresh seasonal produce and trusty staples alike.
October 1: Tortellini Soup with Italian Sausage
If you haven’t made soup, is it really even fall?
October 2: Perdue Chicken Mushroom Swiss Chard Galette
A flaky, airy crust is the perfect complement to these hearty ingredients.
October 3: Pumpkin Chocolate Chunk Scones with Fudge Drizzle
What our dreams are made of.
October 4: Crock-Pot Braised Beef Ragu with Polenta
Bored of spaghetti and meatballs? You’re welcome.
October 5: Chipotle Quinoa Sweet Potato Tacos
Did someone say pomegranate salsa? Why, yes, we most certainly did.
October 6: Perdue Garlic & Ginger Sweet Chicken Wings
Warning: You’ll be fighting over who gets the last of these tangy wings.
October 7: Butternut Squash Carbonara
The secret to creamier, tastier spaghetti carbonara is butternut squash. The more you know.
October 8: Brown Butter Pork Chops with Sweet Potato Brussels Sprouts Hash
Don’t count on leftovers.
October 9: Big Crumb Apple Muffins
Everyone knows the cinnamon-sugar crumbs are the best part anyway.
October 10: Perdue Glazed Party Meatballs
Pop till you drop. (OK, not really, but you get the idea.)
October 11: Butternut Squash Stuffed Shells
Last-minute dinner party? No problem. This dish can be made ahead of time.
October 12: Roasted Beet Tartare
Diced beets replace raw beef in this vegetarian-friendly (and super-fancy) dish.
October 13: Autumn Cobb Salad with Turmeric Poppy Seed Dressing
The same Cobb salad you know and love, with a seasonal twist.
October 14: Perdue California Roll Chicken Stack
A fun twist on the classic roll that even the pickiest of eaters will love.
October 15: Snickerdoodle Chocolate-Chunk Bundt Cake
Let’s all take a moment of silence to appreciate this chocolate glaze.
October 16: Purple Sweet Potato Hash with Fried Eggs
The most colorful breakfast we ever did see.
October 17: Pomegranate Ginger Apple Cider Punch
If you need us, we’ll be sipping this cider while roaming a pumpkin patch.
October 18: Perdue Quick and Simple Chicken Piccata
Have a full meal on the dinner table in just 35 minutes. Did we mention you only need one skillet?
October 19: Butternut Squash Beef Stew
Bust out the slow cooker. We found another winner.
October 20: Roasted Cauliflower Macaroni and Cheese
This may be our favorite cauliflower take yet.
October 21: Almond Butter Maple Puffed Rice Treats
The combination of almond butter, dark chocolate and maple syrup has our taste buds dancing.
October 22: Perdue Easy Grilled Chicken Arugula Salad Wrap
Hint: The only thing that requires cooking here is the chicken.
October 23: Sweet Potato Noodles with Almond Sauce
If you love zoodles, then wait until you try swoodles (aka sweet potato noodles).
October 24: Roasted Beet Hummus
Is it weird we’d want our nail color to match this swoon-worthy hummus?
October 25: Creamy French Lentils with Mushrooms and Kale
Curl up on the couch while bingeing Top of the Lake and eating this warm soup.
October 26: Cauliflower Sweet Potato Burgers
Not your average veggie burger.
October 27: Sage Pumpkin Pasta Bake
Now accepting pumpkin in any form.
October 28: French Onion Soup
Surprise your partner with an at-home date night and this restaurant-quality soup.
October 29: Perdue Beer Can Chicken
Round out your game-day tailgate with a stellar crowd-pleaser.
October 30: Dairy-Free Butternut Squash “Fondue”
Just as smooth, tangy and dippable as the cheese version—but about a billion times healthier.
October 31: Chicken Parmesan Sliders
Your kids will love these.