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There’s a secret to delicious cooking: It’s all about using what’s in season. And while we’ve enjoyed all of the watermelon and corn on the cob this summer, we can’t wait to eat fall’s freshest produce. Here, our 36 favorite autumn recipes.

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Pumpkin Polenta

Pumpkin Polenta

Make this a weekly staple until December.

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Beet Salad with Carrot, Quinoa and Spinach

You won’t find any lettuce in this colorful salad.

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butternut squash pizza

Butternut Squash Pizza

Move over marinara, you’re so last season.

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sesame ginger salmon recipe

Baked Sesame-Ginger Salmon in Parchment

Trust us on this combo. It’s a match made in heaven.

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cinnamon roll pancakes

Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

Breakfast, meet dessert.

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Twice Baked Butternut Squash

Because once baked just doesn’t cut it.

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cheesy mushroom melt

Cheesy Roasted Mushroom Melt

Never underestimate the power of a grilled-cheese sandwich.

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Skillet Pork Chops and Apples

You’ve picked enough apples to last a lifetime. Make this.

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Braised Chicken, Kale and White Beans

Winner, winner, chicken dinner.

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apple gallette

Easy Apple Galette

Make this for Thanksgiving…or just a random Monday night.

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Pumpkin Soup

The Best Damn Pumpkin Soup

Regular bowls? Yawn.

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oven roasted beets and potatoes

Oven Roasted Beets and Potatoes

This veggie side is almost too pretty to eat.

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cobbler

Pumpkin Pecan Cobbler

All of our favorite autumn flavors in one decadent bowl.

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Crispy Herby Pork Chops

Herb Crusted Pork Cutlets

Ditch the chicken and try something new.

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brussels sprouts

Spicy Roasted Brussels Sprouts

The veggie you hated as a child is now the coolest side dish in town.

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Pulled Pork Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Trust us: You won’t miss the buns.

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Slow Cooked Short Rib Ragu

Cold nights call for this hearty dish.

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carbonara

Bacon and Brussels Sprouts Spaghetti Carbonara

Decadent and delicious.

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Chicken with Creamy Mushroom Sauce

We’d eat this sauce by the spoonful.

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roasted fall vegetable pizza

Roasted Fall Vegetable Pizza

This is basically a salad, right?

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ravioli

Roasted Pumpkin Ravioli

Take pasta night to the next level with this sophisticated dish.

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crumble

Apple Persimmon Crumble

Add a little extra oomph to your apple crumble.

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quinoa

Butternut Squash, Quinoa and Cranberry Salad

Oooh, the colors…

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cauliflower tacos

Crispy Cauliflower Tacos

It’s officially cauliflower season. Let’s celebrate.

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ONE PAN SAUSAGE WITH BROCCOLI RABE AND WHITE BEANS

One-Pan Sausage With Broccoli Rabe and White Beans

Don’t even think about getting all those dishes dirty.

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Butternut Squash Lasagna

Butternut Squash Lasagna

We have a secret: You won’t find any pasta in this lasagna…and you won’t even miss it.

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2roasted turkey legs

Maple Herb Roasted Turkey Legs

Instead of roasting the whole bird, try this.

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Beet and goat cheese tart

Beet and Goat Cheese Tart

Pie for dinner? Don’t mind if we do.

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Gnocchi Mac Cheese

Gnocchi Mac and Cheese

Our two favorite pasta dishes just collided in this mouthwatering recipe.

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Kale Minestrone

Kale Minestrone

Don’t even think about heating up the canned stuff.

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Vegetable Pot Pie

Vegetable Pot-Pie

Whenever a comfort-food craving strikes.

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Maple Vanilla Baked Pears

Dessert is always mandatory, and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.

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Tamale Corn Bread Pie

Corn Bread Tamale Pie

Fact: We’ll eat anything if it’s cooked in a skillet.

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autumnchicken

One-Pot Autumn Herb Roasted Chicken

All our favorite flavors of the season in one pot.

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kale caesar salad

Kale Caesar Salad

Some things never go out of style.

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cheesecake

Mini Bourbon Pumpkin Cheesecakes

They’re bite-size, so we can definitely have like ten, right?

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