47 Easy Fall Dinners for Busy Nights

Looking for the best quick and cozy dinners to make this fall? Find 47 easy fall dinner recipes that are perfect for busy nights.

 Fall Soup, Pork, Chicken and Pasta Recipes

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Now that September is almost here, it’s time to start thinking about pumpkins, flannels, and comfort food. Although, I’m sad summer is coming to an end ( I can’t get enough of the warm summer days and all the delicious BBQ). But, I have to say I’m super excited for fall this year. Between the fun activities, beautiful fall colors, and delicious fall flavors, I can’t wait.

So, to give fall a warm welcome, I decided to gather up some of the best fall dinner recipes to share with you. And, because it’s back-to-school time and I know how crazy busy this time of year can be, these simple recipes for fall are family-friendly and easy to throw together. 

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47 Easy Fall Dinners for Busy Nights

Fall is all about cozy dinners and these delicious and easy recipes won’t disappoint. Whether you are looking for comforting slow cooker recipes, one-pot meals, sheet pan dinners, tasty casserole dishes, or simple fall soup recipes, you are sure to find something you’ll love in this list of easy fall dinners for busy nights.

 Slow Cooker Recipes

Although slow cooker recipes are good for any time of year, fall is when I find myself reaching for the crockpot the most. The slow cooker makes the perfect hearty and comforting meals for those chilly autumn evenings. 

Cream Cheese Chicken Chili in White Bowl with Spoon

Crockpot Cream Cheese Chicken ChiliBites with Bri

This easy Crockpot Cream Cheese Chicken Chili is the perfect family-friendly comfort food. It is a dump-and-go soup recipe that makes a great quick freezer meal as well. It is loaded with chicken breast. beans, cheese, and tons of taco seasoning spices.

Crockpot Tuscan Chicken on a White Platter with Pasta

Crockpot Tuscan Chicken- Bunny’s Warm Oven

The sight of the Crock Pot Tuscan Chicken sitting perfectly on a dinner plate makes your eyes take in all the lovely colors and creaminess that your taste buds are going to enjoy. 

Slow Cooker Chicken and Gravy Over Rice on a White Plate

Slow Cooker Smothered Chicken- Two Kids and a Coupon

This easy slow cooker smothered chicken is an ideal meal for busy evenings this fall.

Chicken Bacon Ranch Tater Tot Casserole in Crockpot

Crock Pot Chicken Bacon Ranch Tator Tot Casserole– Suburban Simplicity

Crock Pot Chicken Bacon Ranch Tater Tot Casserole with tender chicken breast, crispy bacon, and gooey cheddar cheese blend perfectly in this comforting family-friendly recipe. Effortlessly prepared in a slow cooker, it’s the perfect meal for busy fall weeknights.

Chicken and Noodles in White Crockpot

Slow Cooker Chicken and Noodles– The Magical Slow Cooker

This delicious meal features chicken broth, cream of chicken soup, veggies, egg noodles, and chicken breasts for an easy slow cooker chicken and noodles recipe. It’s such a great recipe when you’re looking for something low prep, fast cooking, and something the whole family will enjoy.

Slow cooker chicken tortellini in white dish

Slow Cooker Chicken Tortellini– The Lazy Slow Cooker

This warm and cozy recipe is the perfect one-pot meal for busy nights. Soft pillows of tortellini cooked together with tender chicken in a light sauce. A delicious and simple meal even your picky eaters will love!

Slow cooker Hungarian Goulash in White Bowl

Slow Cooker Hungarian Goulash- The Short Order Cook

The traditional Eastern European stew is the perfect meal to warm up to on a Fall evening. Slow Cooker Hungarian Goulash is an easy recipe that is hearty & will please any meat & potato lover.

Shredded Beef on Egg Noodles

Slow Cooker Pulled Beef– Living Lou

This recipe for Slow Cooker Shredded Beef is not only simple to make, but it’s also incredibly versatile. The juicy and flavorful beef is perfect to use in so many dishes, like shredded beef sandwiches, tacos, or pasta.
Goulash with Ground Beef and Rotini Pasta

Slow Cooker Goulash– Savory with Soul

This slow cooker goulash is a quick-to-put-together American-style goulash that cooks slowly without oversight and turns out so delicious and hearty.

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One-pot, or Skillet Recipes

One-pot meals are perfect for busy fall weeknights because of their minimal prep and clean-up. These easy recipes are not only delicious but will please even the pickiest of eaters. You will find fall-inspired pasta, pork, chicken, and ground beef recipes to try.

One Bean Recipe with Tomatoes in Skillet

Mediterranean White Bean Skillet-Soup Addict

A healthy, Mediterranean-diet-inspired dish that’s made all in one skillet.

Pumpkin Pasta in White Dish with Pumpkin in the Background

Creamy Pumpkin Pasta Sauce– Craving Something Healthy

This easy creamy pumpkin pasta sauce is packed with delicious fall flavors. It takes a simple pasta dinner to a whole new level.

Butternut Squash and Pasta in Dish

Creamy Roasted Butternut Squash Pasta– Simply Scrumptious

Make this yummy Butternut Squash Pasta quickly and easily. Made in under 30 minutes and full of yummy fall flavors, it’s the perfect dinner!

Pumpkin Sage Pasta in White Bowl

Pumpkin Sage Pasta– The Dizzy Cook

Cozy up with this simple and delicious pumpkin sage pasta! A creamy and thick pumpkin sauce is easy to make with canned pumpkin, shallots, and sage.

Pumpkin Sauce with Mushrooms and Sage in White and Blue Bowl

Pumpkin Pasta Sauce with Mushrooms and Sage-Life Love and Good Food

Healthier than some, this meatless pasta recipe actually gets its creaminess from canned pumpkin purée and a bit of cream cheese—not a lot of heavy cream. Mushrooms and garlic sautéed with fresh sage transform the pumpkin into a delicious sauce that’s perfect for the fall season. 

Pumpkin Risotto in White Bowl

Pumpkin Risotto- The-Bella-Vita

The most delicious pumpkin risotto to make this season! Super creamy, it is such a deliciously comforting meal! This risotto celebrates the delicate goodness of pumpkin.

Pumpkin Chicken Curry on White Plate with Rice

Pumpkin Chicken Curry– Greedy Girl Gourmet

This easy pumpkin chicken curry is made of juicy, tender chicken morsels simmered in a deliciously aromatic sauce that is full of warm spiced flavor. It’s well-spiced and can be bulked up with healthy veggies, all in one pot.

Ground Beef and Cabbage Stir Fry in White Dish

Ground Beef and Cabbage Stir-Fry-The Oregon Dietitian

Ground Beef & Cabbage Stir-Fry: Crunchy cabbage and veggies and savory crumbled meat come together in a zesty, salty, and lightly sweet stir-fry sauce that is as good for you as it is delicious to eat! A one-pot recipe that’s ready in 30 minutes.

Cheesy Taco Skillet in Blue and White Dish with a Slice of Lime on top

One Pot Cheesy Taco Skillet– Dizzy Busy and Hungry

Looking for a dinner recipe with easy clean-up? This one-pan taco dinner is an easy one-skillet dinner that even kids will eat without complaining.

Homemade Hamburger Helper in White Dish

Homemade Hamburger Helper– Busy Day Dinners

This cheesy, creamy, and easy recipe is ready in 30 minutes and tastes better than the box kind. Homemade Hamburger Helper will be your new go-to weeknight meal.

Enchilada dish in skillet with avocado and sour cream on top

Lazy Enchilada Skillet– Nourished by Nic

All you need is one pan and 30 minutes to make this easy, healthy enchilada skillet! Full of comforting flavours this is sure to be a new fall staple.

Texas hash with Cheese on Top in White Dish

Texas Hash-Noshing with the Nolands

This Texas Hash is a very easy weeknight meal that is perfect when the weather starts to get cool.

Unstuffed Peppers in black skillet

Unstuffed Peppers-The Clean Eating Couple

The Easiest Unstuffed Peppers Recipe! These Deconstructed Stuffed Peppers come together in under 30 minutes for an easy, delicious dinner. Plus, it’s healthy and gluten-free.

Garlic Butter Chicken in Pan

Garlic Butter Chicken (20-Minute Meal)– Little Sprouts Learning

This garlic butter chicken is easy, fast, and packed with flavor.

Apple Cider Chicken Thighs in Black Skillet

Apple Cider Braised Chicken Thighs– Blackberry Babe

These Apple Cider Braised Chicken Thighs are perfect for a busy fall weeknight dinner. A delicious one-skillet apple cider chicken that is braised in apples and onions.

Pork Tenderloin on White Plate

One Skillet Pork Tenderloin with Rosemary and Apples– Blogghetti

This one-pan pork tenderloin is easy to make and uses simple ingredients. Takes a little under an hour to roast this apple pork recipe, with no added sugar, and creates the most delicious applesauce to spoon over the roast.

Pork with Vegetables and Gravy on White Plate

Harvest Pork– Platter Talk

Harvest Pork is a simple and fast fall meal that celebrates the autumn season. Make this delicious family meal in just 20 minutes.

Pork, Apples and Brussels Sprouts on White Plate

Cider Braised Pork with Apples and Brussels Sprouts- A Grateful Meal

These Cider Braised Pork Chops with roasted Brussels sprouts and apples have all the fall flavors wrapped into one dish.

Sausage and Broccoli Pasta in Skillet

One-Pot Sausage and Broccoli Pasta– Lynn’s Way of Life

A filling and simple dinner, this One Pot Sausage Broccoli Pasta is a weeknight dinner the whole family will love. No need to worry about doing a ton of dishes, this one only uses one pot.

Sausage Egg Roll Skillet in Blue Dish

Sausage Egg Roll Skillet– Call Me PMC

Sausage Egg Roll Skillet is the perfect meal for busy nights since it’s ready in 30 minutes. This recipe is also low-carb.

Pork, Green Beans and Mushrooms on Grey Plate

Instant Pot Pork Chops with Mushroom Soup– Joy to the Food

Warm, comforting, cozy – All words to describe these tender pork chops smothered in cream of mushroom soup! This dish is a complete meal, ready in just 30 minutes.

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 Sheet Pan Dinners

Sheet pan dinners are a super easy way to get dinner on the table fast for those busy fall weeknights. With minimal prep and easy clean-up, these delicious sheet pan meals are the perfect recipes to add to your meal plan this fall.

Chicken and Vegetables on Sheet Pan

Sheet Pan Maple Mustard Chicken with Fall Vegetables– Running to the Kitchen

This simple dinner includes maple mustard chicken breasts along with Brussels sprouts, delicata squash, and cranberries all baked together in one pan. Delicious fall flavors in every bite and clean-up is a breeze.

Chicken, Sweet potatoes, apples and brussels sprouts on sheet pan

Sheet Pan Chicken with Sweet Potatoes, Apples and Brussels Sprouts– All Nutritious

This sheet pan chicken with sweet potatoes and apples is a perfect family dish. Throw all the ingredients together, and you’ve got yourself an easy and delicious dinner.

Chicken and Fall Vegetables on Baking Sheet

One Pan Fall Harvest Chicken Dinner– The Shmidity Wife

Ready in under an hour this One Pan Fall Harvest Chicken Dinner can be your new favorite autumn meal! A sheet pan filled with fresh seasonal produce and chicken thighs seasoned with rosemary and sage makes a fragrant and delightful fall dinner idea.

Casserole Dishes

There is nothing more comforting than a delicious casserole on a chilly fall day. These casserole recipes are not only good for Sunday dinner but can be enjoyed any day of the week.  Simple and tasty recipes everyone will enjoy!

Chicken and Broccoli Lasagna in Glass Baking Dish

Chicken and Broccoli Lasagna Alfredo– The Food Blog

Chicken and Broccoli Lasagna is a delicious, hearty dinner and a comforting meal the whole family will love. Best of all, it’s super easy to make.

Chicken Taco Spaghetti in White Dish

Chicken Taco Spaghetti– Simply Well Balanced

This creamy chicken taco spaghetti casserole is the perfect fall dinner. Made with pantry staples and tastes so good.

Cabbage Roll Casserole in Glass Baking Dish

Lazy Cabbage Roll Casserole- Healthy Taste of Life

Delve into a rustic blend of ground beef and Jasmine rice nestled among tender cabbage. With aromatic sautéed veggies, a rich tomato base, and hints of smoked paprika and garlic, this casserole is a comforting dish ideal for cozy dinners.

Baked Rigatoni and Sausage in White Baking Dish

Baked Rigatoni with Sausage– The Feathered Nester

A cheesy, bubbling baked rigatoni casserole is the perfect weeknight meal for fall. It’s everything you love about a cheesy pasta dinner. 

Stuffed Sausage with Mozzarella on White Plate with Fork

Stuffed Italian Sausage- Nibble and Dine

You only need 6 basic ingredients to make this deliciously cheesy stuffed sausage recipe that the whole family will enjoy.

Soups/Stew Recipes

Who doesn’t love a cozy bowl of soup on a fall day? Soup is one of my favorite fall recipes to make, whether I’m enjoying it in my crockpot or on the stovetop. Here are some delicious fall-inspired soup recipes you’re sure to love.

Pumpkin and Carrot Soup in Grey Bowl

Roasted Pumpkin Carrot Soup with Sweet Potatoes– Thank You Berry Much

This easy sweet potato carrot soup is made with roasted seasonal root vegetables. It’s cozy, warm, and hearty- perfect for chilly fall evenings.

Chicken and Dumpling Soup in White Bowl

Creamy Chicken and Dumpling Soup-Mama Gourmand

Delicious and comforting! This creamy chicken and dumpling soup is the perfect way to warm up this fall.

Butternut Squash and Sausage Soup in White Bowl

Chunky Butternut Squash Sausage Soup– The Rustic Foodie

This Chunky Butternut Squash Sausage Soup is a hearty dinner for fall. It’s made with Italian chicken sausage, kale, and perfect with bread.

Ground Turkey Soup with Vegetables in White Bowl

Hearty Ground Turkey Soup with Vegetables– The Roasted Root

 Hearty ground turkey soup with vegetables is a clean and comforting meal perfect for soothing the belly and soul. Make it if you’re feeling under the weather, or if you just love a great nourishing soup recipe.

Butternut Squash Soup in White Bowl

Butternut Squash Soup -The Forked Spoon

This Butternut Squash Soup is a velvety blend of wholesomeness that’s both easy to prepare and delightfully nourishing. Crafted with minimal ingredients, it’s a naturally vegetarian and gluten-free dish that epitomizes cozy fall comfort. Plus, you can choose between stovetop or slow cooker methods for your convenience.

Wild Rice And Mushroom Soup in Brown Bowl

Wild Rice and Mushroom Soup- Dishing Out Health

Wild rice and mushroom soup is a hearty, vegetarian soup made in one pot.

Shrimp and Corn Bisque in White Bowl with Spoon

Shrimp and Corn Bisque– Aubrey’s Kitchen

This shrimp and corn bisque is creamy, rich, and full of flavor. Ready in less than 30 minutes, this shrimp corn bisque is the perfect warm, cozy Fall comfort food, date night indulgence or to enjoy anytime you are craving something hearty.

White Bean Chili with Chicken in Grey Bowl

White Bean Chili with Chicken-Sailor Bailey

This cozy white bean chili with chicken is the perfect way to warm up on those chilly days this fall.

Hearty Vegetable Stew in White Scalloped Bowl

Hearty Vegetable Stew-The Travel Palate

This Hearty Vegetable Stew is full of savory fall flavors. Delicious and comforting and healthy too.

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I hope you’ve been inspired to try a new dinner recipe this fall. Enjoy!

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