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Fast Fall Recipes

Posted by: Mira Roberts

When the leaves start to fall and the days grow shorter, it's a good time to get back into your kitchen and begin preparing your favorite fall meals. Flavorful, homemade apple butter, creamy pork chops and crisp, baked sweet potatoes are some of our favorite comfort foods in fall, and with the right recipe, they can be prepared as quickly as they're eaten!

You don't have to spend hours on your feet in the kitchen to cook up hearty, healthy meals that celebrate this new season. Here are a few our favorite, fast fall recipes to help you get dinner prepped and cooked in 30 minutes or less. We made sure to include dishes to satisfy both the heartier appetites and the lighter eaters in your life. Whether you've been craving thick steaks or shrimp cooked in lemon butter, we've got a fast fall recipe just for you. Enjoy! 

Lemon Shrimp with Garlicky Rice
The highlight of this dish is certainly the tangy butter sauce, but the garlicky rice and crisp shrimp will fill your belly on cool nights, and leave you satisfied. When you don't want to spend too much time thinking about what to cook, but need a solid, healthy meal, this recipe will be your go-to.

Creamy Dijon Pork Chops
These delicious, mustard flavored pork chops are as satisfying as they are easy to make. You can have this meal plated and ready to go in 30 minutes or less, and you won't have to spend more than even 5 minutes prepping. 

So-Easy Apple Butter
Made with just five ingredients, you'll swoon over this delicious and easy recipe that cooks up simply in your slow cooker. While it will need time to cook, the prep work should be complete in 30 minutes or less, and you'll have a big batch to use in all of your favorite ways. Spread apple butter on your toast or muffins, or use it on sandwiches or as a topping on desserts, and enjoy ripe apple flavors, all season long!

Turkey Meatball Pie
Cool weather may have you craving pot pie, and this recipe will satisfy your craving with an italian twist. Cheesey, hearty and zesty, you'll enjoy digging into this meal again the next day, with leftovers to go around.

Caprese Steak
Add a little zing to your next steak meal this fall, with fresh basil and mozzarella. You'll love the combination of juicy steak and zesty balsamic vinegar, and the satisfying, cheesey finish will leave you feeling completely satisfied.

Tortellini Primavera
This creamy pasta recipe can be made with frozen vegetables to cut down on prep time, while keeping it budget-friendly. Place a piece of warm bread or a small salad on the side, and you'll have a hearty, healthy and easy meal in less than 30 minutes.

Sweet Potatoes with Warm Black Bean Salad
This meal is simple and fast to prepare, and comes packed with protein, fiber and flavor. Microwave this entire dish on nights when you want to keep it simple, or choose your stove when you want to warm up your kitchen while you cook.

Chicken and Sun-Dried Tomato Orzo
This rustic, italian-inspired dish will warm you up from the inside out on crisp autumn evenings. Bursting with flavorful herbs and tomatoes, you'll have this meal prepared and ready to go in 30 minutes.



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Mira Roberts

Mira Roberts studied writing at New York University, graduating with a BA in English Literature before pursuing a career in media, marketing and management with PARADE Magazine, Portfolio Magazine, AltDaily, skirt! and lululemon athletica. A full time mother, writing instructor and part-time freelance writer, Mira lives and laughs with her family in Norfolk, VA. 


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