30 Best Fall Dinner Ideas From Short Rib Chili to Sausage Lasagna to Pumpkin Mac & Cheese

As the temperatures begin to drop, a warm, homemade meal may be just what you need. Cozy up in your kitchen and make your family one of these loving recipes this fall. From a simple bowl of chicken noodle soup to a slow-cooker pork shoulder with brown sugar and balsamic glaze, you’re guaranteed to find a dish right for the occasion.

Making the most of the fall harvest, we’ve included a series of recipes featuring the freshest produce you can currently find at the market like: butternut squash, apples, and pumpkin. Don’t forget to make enough to save leftovers for the next day’s lunch—you won’t regret it.

Whether you’re looking to whip something up in under 30 minutes or are able to dedicate a couple of hours to make a ridiculously tender pork shoulder, you’re sure to find something you’ll like among these fall dinner ideas we’ve gathered up for you.

1. Simplest Chicken Noodle Soup

Sometimes all you need is a warm bowl of chicken noodle soup for the soul. This one only features two main ingredients—chicken and extra-wide egg noodles—that are perfectly seasoned using shmaltz (the rendered chicken fat from the homemade stock). Best of all, you can save this golden fat in a jar and refrigerate for up to five days or freeze for months for later use.

2. Souped-Up Tomato Soup

Sure to please both the kids and adults in your family, this easy, creamy tomato soup pairs perfectly with a toasty grilled cheese sandwich. This extra-tasty take on a classic tomato soup adds fire-roasted tomatoes, peppers, and caramelized onions for an enhanced depth of flavors.

3. Green Chile & Chicken Posole Soup

Typically eaten during special occasions like New Year’s Eve, this delicious Mexican soup calls for a celebration whenever it’s made. When making this

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