Fall Dinner Ideas

I get in the mood to spend a lot of time in the kitchen when fall arrives, and this year has been no exception. Because I love a good recipe exchange, I thought I’d share a few of my favorite fall dinner recipes that I’ve come across. All but one of them is a crock pot recipe, which is a big plus, too!

Beef Stew – One of the least expensive, satisfying meals I have in my repertoire.

Minestrone – I shared this recipe last fall. It’s still one of my favorite fall meals. I love freezing half of it for a day I don’t feel like cooking down the road.

Crock Pot Potato Soup – I made this one today after eyeing it on Pinterest for a long time. Delish! Seriously try it! I threw a couple of chicken breasts in there then shredded them when they were cooked to give it some protein. Seriously. Make this recipe!

Chicken Tortilla Soup – I got the original recipe here, but once I started making it, I kind of started dumping a bunch of different things in there as well. Here is my adapted recipe.

1 small onion, chopped
1 can of corn
1 can of black beans, drained and rinsed
1 can of cream of chicken soup
2 cans {14 oz.} Rotel (I did one fire-roasted and one regular)
2 cloves garlic, minced
1-2 lbs. chicken breasts
2 cups chicken broth

Add onion, corn, Rotel, beans, cream of chicken, and garlic to the crock pot.  Mix well to combine and place chicken on top of tomato mixture.  Pour broth over chicken & tomato mix. Cover with a lid and cook on low for 8-10 hours.  Remove chicken and transfer to a cutting board to shred.  Return to crock pot and stir.

Serve with chips, sour cream, cheese, and whatever Mexican toppings you enjoy.

Slow Cooker Pork Chops with Gravy – These made a really yummy, comfort food-style dinner. The only thing I will do different next time is lessen the amount of flour mixture I add to the broth. The gravy was a little on the thick side, although still tasty.

Oven-Baked Frito Pie – This is one of the few soup/chili recipes that my husband excitedly approved. I’ll be making this my go-to chili recipe. Next time, I’ll probably skip baking the frito pie and opt for making our own individual ones in our bowls. This made a lot for 2.5 people, so I was stuck eating soggy fritos for leftovers. It would also make yummy chili dog chili.

I hope you enjoy these recipes! Now, you know what I would really love? If you’d share your favorite cool-weather recipes with me!

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2 thoughts on “Fall Dinner Ideas

  1. Mandie

    Yum! I wanna try that crock pot potato soup for sure!

    My mom started a little blog where my family puts recipes we all love. Here are two of my favorite Fall time recipes from the blog:

    White Bean Chicken Chili (I found it while watching the Rachel Ray show a couple years ago. Crock pot meal!)

    Pumpkin Cheesecake (SO yummy…found in a magazine.)


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