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Once again, the fall season is right around the corner. And we’re more than ready to welcome it with open arms (and bellies).
If there’s one thing a cool autumn night calls for, it’s some delicious and soul-warming comfort foods.
And last time I checked the mighty book of comfort foods, I couldn’t find the part where it says they can’t also be healthy.
So with that being said, here’s a collection of 20 incredibly delicious and healthy fall dinner recipes for you to enjoy this season.
From your favorite soups, to pasta dishes, casseroles, pies, you name it.
These tasty and healthy autumn dinners are sure to satisfy your cravings and leave you licking the plates.
So say hello to your new favorite comfort foods.
20 Healthy Fall Dinner Recipes
1) Cozy Vegetarian Pot Pie
Forget the chicken. This delicious vegetarian pot pie is all you need to satisfy your cravings this cozy season.
From its perfectly baked crust, to the tasty beans, veggie and cheesy filling, this pie sure packs a ton of flavor, and is way easier to make than you’d like to think.
Serve this up at the dinner table and watch everyone come back for seconds.
2) Pumpkin Chicken Chili
Nothing spells out “comfort food” better than a nice warm bowl of chili on a cool night. This pumpkin chili is loaded with all the good flavors of fall, and is also incredibly healthy.
For something this good, it packs just a little above 200 calories per serving, and has zero points on the WW system. Enjoy it as it is, or serve with your favorite sides.
3) Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole
Now here’s something you’re going to want to have on repeat. This chicken and wild rice casserole, with cranberries and butternut squash is everything you need to satisfy your cravings this season.
Loaded with flavor, super easy to make, healthy and incredibly delicious. What more could you possibly ask for?
4) Easy Harvest Chicken Casserole
Speaking of casseroles, this is another one you’ve got to try out.
Juicy chicken is combined with tasty veggies like potatoes and Brussel sprouts, alongside seasonal favorites like cranberries, all seasoned and perfectly baked to tasty perfection.
This healthy fall dinner takes just about 10 simple minutes to prep, and comes out really good.
5) One Pan Chicken and Apples
Sure, apples are great in our desserts, but they don’t just stop there. This simple chicken and apple dinner is every bit as tasty, and shows just how versatile this seasonal favorite can be.
Made with a mix of chicken, bacon, granny smith apples, and lots of tasty veggies, there’s no way you could resist this. And the whole recipe comes together in just about 30 minutes from scratch too.
6) Vegetarian Stuffed Acorn Squash
With all the wonderful fruits and vegetables available this season, stuffed veggie recipes like this are certainly a must-try. And this stuffed acorn squash is at the top of that must-try list.
Chickpeas, wild rice, cranberries and walnuts are just some of the amazing ingredients used for this stuffing. The whole recipe packs a ton of flavor, and comes together easily in under an hour from scratch.
7) Pumpkin Mac and Cheese
Give your regular mac and cheese the well-needed seasonal twist, with some good old pumpkin puree.
Super easy to make, and incredibly delicious, this pumpkin mac and cheese is the perfect healthy comfort food idea to enjoy this autumn, and comes together in just 15 minutes from scratch.
8) Fall Apple Turkey Burgers
Apples in burgers? Just hear me out for a second. Juicy turkey and apple burger patties, topped with some apple slices and caramelized onions. Trust me when I say it tastes way better than you’re thinking.
Feel free to also throw in your favorite burger toppings as well. This drool-worthy meal comes together in under 30 minutes from start to finish, and is totally worth it.
9) One Pan Autumn Chicken Dinner
Looking for an easy, stress-free way to get dinner ready without having to worry about a ton of cleanup? Sheet pan meals are the answer to your prayers. And this autumn-inspired sheet pan chicken dinner is going to be your new best friend this season.
Juicy chicken thighs, combined with some good old bacon, veggies and seasonal favorites like apples and sweet potatoes are properly seasoned and cooked to perfection in the oven.
The whole meals packs a ton of flavor, is super healthy and nutritious, and comes together pretty easily.
10) Cozy Autumn Grain Bowls
Power bowls are one of the best things you could possibly add to your diet. They’re super healthy and nutritious, and with the right food combinations (like this one), incredibly tasty too.
This tasty grain bowl uses a variety of seasonal favorites like apples and perfectly roasted sweet potatoes, alongside other amazing ingredients like wild rice, quinoa, shredded chicken, walnuts and more.
Plus the cinnamon maple balsamic vinaigrette used here makes the whole thing taste even better and more satisfying. You’ll be having this on repeat for sure.
11) Ultimate Vegan Chili
You don’t necessarily need meat to make the best chili out there, and this amazing vegan chili is proof of that.
It uses a nice tofu crumble, which acts as the perfect substitute for ground beef. Paired with a mix of beans, juicy tomatoes, onions and other amazing ingredients, it comes out nothing short of amazing. Even your meat-loving friends will drool over this.
12) Stuffed Pepper Soup
Nothing quite beats a nice comforting bowl of soup to warm your soul on a chilly autumn evening. And this stuffed pepper soup, is just the thing for the occasion.
With juicy ground meat of choice, some rice, tomatoes, peppers and array of tasty veggies, all seasoned with the finest herbs, there’s no way you could resist it.
This tasty soup packs in a lot of good flavor, and is also incredibly nutritious. Plates will be licked for sure.
13) Taco Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Need an easy and healthy idea for taco nights? These taco-stuffed sweet potatoes are just the perfect thing for you.
Juicy, tasty and perfectly seasoned ground turkey and black beans, are placed in perfectly baked sweet potatoes and adorned with your favorite taco toppings.
Super easy to make, and incredibly delicious and satisfying too.
14) Sweet Potato Skillet Lasagna
Speaking of sweet potatoes, here’s another delight you’ll want to try out. Properly-cut sweet potato slices perfectly replaces regular pasta in this simple, easy and delicious skillet lasagna.
The result is a healthier, and incredibly tasty dinner comfort food that’ll keep you coming back for more. The whole recipe comes together pretty easily too, in just about 30 minutes from scratch.
15) Butternut Squash Soup
Speaking of cozy and comforting soups, this butternut squash soup with spiced chickpeas is definitely next on the list. It’s creamy, delicious and 100% plant-based and vegan friendly.
16) Spaghetti Squash Casserole
Spaghetti squash is another amazing veggie you can expect to see in season during the fall/autumn. They’re super healthy and nutritious, and can make a great pasta substitute in many cases.
For this healthy fall dinner, the spaghetti squash noodles are combined with juicy chicken and a nice tomato sauce, and then topped off with all the cheesy goodness you love. It takes only a few minutes to prepare and comes out amazing.
17) Bacon Apple Chicken With Sweet Potatoes And Brussels
Packed with seasonal favorites like sweet potatoes, apples, pecans and Brussel sprouts, and then cooked alongside juicy chicken and bacon, this yummy and healthy fall dinner is all you need to satisfy your cravings this season.
The whole recipe comes together pretty easily, and is prepared in a single pan, making cleanup even easier.
18) Healthy Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie
When it comes to comfort foods, there’s no leaving out the yumminess of some good old shepherd’s pie.
Juicy and perfectly cooked lamb (ground beef in this case), paired with some green peas, and then covered with a nice sweet potato crust. Easy, healthy and incredibly delicious.
You can also add in a couple of your favorite veggies as well. The whole meal comes together easily in under and hour, and is perfect for any occasion.
19) Pumpkin Lentil Curry with Spinach
This creamy and tasty pumpkin lentil curry is the perfect healthy fall dinner recipe to whip up with little stress. It’s super easy to make, in just about 30 minutes, and also completely vegan friendly too.
Enjoy with some rice, cauliflower rice, or your favorite sides. Each wholesome serving packs less than 300 calories as well.
20) Roasted Butternut Squash Risotto
Creamy and delicious brown rice risotto gets a nice seasonal upgrade, thanks to the perfectly roasted butternut squash and fried sage used here.
It’s super easy to prepare, and also quite satisfying. Pair with your preferred protein of choice and enjoy.
These 20 delicious and healthy fall dinner recipes will be your go-to comfort foods this season.
Which of these are you making next? Let me know down in the comments.