Whereas I’m able to make the swap from sundresses to sweaters and lemon bars to pumpkin bread, September’s temperatures appear to disagree. It’s that humorous, in-between time of the 12 months after we’re all craving the coziness of chilly climate however the days appear to be hanging onto near-triple digit temps. So far as I’m involved, the day after Labor Day marks the official finish of summer time, and but it’s the most popular it’s been all 12 months. (Which is significantly squandering my cozy season plans.) Iced pumpkin spice latte? No, thanks. So, with each my fall cravings and the temperatures at a excessive, I’ve wanted a number of summer-to-fall recipes that can ease me into the brand new season, someday at a time.
Featured picture by Michelle Nash.
23 Summer time to Fall Recipes for a Seamless Seasonal Transition
From lasagna to tortilla soup, these have been my go-to recipes for slowly introducing fall meals again into my kitchen. (With out overheating on the identical time.) Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even a number of candy treats thrown into the combination—these are my favourite easy and scrumptious, transitional summer-to-fall recipes.
Spiced Peach and Pecan Baked Oatmeal
Why We Love It: When it comes to summer-to-fall recipes, one of the keys is incorporating fresh ingredients that span the seasons. Case in point, this baked oatmeal. It pairs peaches and pecans for a spicy and sweet blend of summer-to-fall goodness. Hot tip: swap in your favorite fruits all throughout the year. That way, you can enjoy this baked oatmeal anytime you’d like.
Hero Ingredient: Maple syrup is the quintessential fall sweetener.
Banana Pumpkin Muffins
Why We Love It: I know you’re feeling it too: we’re all craving pumpkin-everything right now. But because pumpkin pie is more fit for October, I’m still looking to work the ingredient into my daily meals without going overboard. Enter: banana pumpkin muffins. These healthier-than-they-taste morning treats are gluten-free and dairy-free, letting everyone enjoy their deliciousness. If you want to go sweeter, fold in a handful of chocolate chips. It’s almost like dessert for breakfast. Almost.
Hero Ingredient: A half-cup of pumpkin puree not only makes these muffins taste like fall, but they lend both a touch of sweetness and a moist crumb to these addicting treats.
Get Figgy With It Smoothie
Why We Love It: In case you haven’t heard, smoothies aren’t just for spring and summer. Simply omit the ice and opt for a few warming ingredients. Figs, cinnamon, ginger, and maple syrup help take this refreshing sipper straight into the fall. Trust, you’ll be enjoying it all season long.
Hero Ingredient: Tahini is a tasty, nut-free peanut or almond butter alternative. Healthy fats, creamy texture. Perfection.
One Bowl Morning Glory Muffins
Why We Love It: When we posted this recipe for morning glory muffins a couple of years back, we weren’t surprised when it basically broke the internet. After several rounds of recipe testing (and input from all of our editors), it was confirmed: these might just be the best breakfast ever. What makes them so good? Easy. A trifecta of we ingredients—maple syrup, applesauce, and olive oil—make these perfectly sweet and moist. Without, of course, weighing them down with refined sugar.
Hero Ingredient: 3 whole cups of grated fruit and veg? Like I said, a perfect, healthy-ish morning treat.
Spicy Melon Ricotta Toast
Why We Love It: Our love of toast cannot be stopped. From tomatoes to grated carrots and hummus—we’ve topped it with just about everything. This spicy, melon-topped toast might just be our favorite way to take the girl dinner trend into fall. It combines crunchy, crisp, and creamy textures to keep your mouth engaged with every bite. And that color? Stunning.
Hero Ingredient: We’re calling it: ricotta is the new cottage cheese.
Asian Sesame Chicken Salad
Why We Love It: Some of the easiest summer-to-fall recipes to swap out are salads. I’m saying goodbye to caprese and saying to this Asian sesame chicken salad. It’s bright enough to be a summer dish but hearty enough for fall. And if you’re also upgrading your fall meal prep, consider adding this recipe to your routine. Plus, you’ll want to drizzle this three-ingredient dressing over just about everything.
Hero Ingredient: Edamame over everything.
Green & Protein Power Bowl
Why We Love It: I tend to find a way to incorporate sweet potatoes into all of my fall meals, and this power bowl is the perfect transitional way to do that. It’s a Fresa’s copycat meal, and whipping this up for dinner offers me a comfy style of residence each time.
Hero Ingredient: All the time avocado.
Big Green Immunity-Boosting Vegetable Soup
Why We Love It: Yes, I love fall for the cozy vibes, but I also love it for helping me get back on track. I tend to overindulge in the summer, and my body seems to have a natural alarm clock to get back into a routine when fall hits. Hence, summer-to-fall recipes like this immunity-boosting soup become kitchen staples. It’s full of green veggies and herbs that are still fresh from summer, while helping your body fight off fall allergies and colds. What more could you ask for?
Hero Ingredient: Cashews bring the creaminess, without the cream. Can I get a heck yes?
Simple Zucchini Pasta
Why We Love It: I can’t be the only one with a bumper crop of zucchini taking up precious real estate in my fridge. And because I made all the zucchini bread in August, I’m ready for something savory. When Camille dropped this easy weeknight pasta recipe (that’s impressive enough for a weekend dinner party), I knew I’d found the answer. It comes with a short ingredient list and combines comforting and vibrant flavors. Serious: what’s not to love?
Hero Ingredient: I’m making the most of my zucchini while it’s still fresh.
Bacon, Apple, & Sweet Potato Pizza
Why We Love It: Thankfully, pizza is a year-round delight. But I love making it feel like a seasonal dish with my topping choices. This particular combo is one of my favorites to ever come out of Camille’s kitchen and shows off fall flavors in a non-traditional way. Whether you make the dough from scratch or pile the toppings on a store-bought crust, you’ll be dreaming about this pizza long after the last slice is gone.
Hero Ingredient: You haven’t lived until you’ve tried fried sage on pizza.
Vegan Red Pepper Pasta with Charred Corn & Basil
Why We Love It: This plant-based recipe comes to us courtesy of Laura Wright, the brilliant vegan recipe creator behind one of our favorite cooking blogs, The First Mess. Like zucchini, corn is plentiful this time of 12 months, and we love pairing it with basil for contemporary, vibrant taste. This pasta is colourful and packs in all the good things. A summer-ish salad in pasta type? We’re obsessed.
Hero Ingredient: Somewhat bit of sunshine miso goes a good distance in creating scrumptious, umami taste.
Crispy Roasted Butternut Squash and Quinoa with Currant Vinaigrette
Why We Love It: This recipe is from Daphne Oz’s new cookbook, Eat Your Heart Out. I can confidently say that after you attempt it, it should develop into a everlasting staple in your summer time to fall recipes repertoire. It’s gentle sufficient to get pleasure from whereas it’s nonetheless sizzling out, however stars one other certainly one of my favourite fall meals: butternut squash. Even if you happen to don’t make this recipe as a complete, Daphne’s suggestions for making fluffy quinoa and the crispiest butternut squash is value bookmarking.
Hero Ingredient: Higher be the butternut squash.
The Finest Roast Hen With Tomatoes, Lemons, & Cilantro Salsa Verde
Why We Love It: There’s one thing a couple of roast hen within the oven that simply screams fall. Whether or not it’s the heat from the oven or the mouthwatering smells, it at all times makes me consider coming residence from college as a child. This recipe shouldn’t be solely my favourite option to roast hen usually, however the tomatoes, lemons, and salsa verde give it simply sufficient brightness to make it excellent for this checklist of summer-to-fall recipes.
Hero Ingredient: This recipe is palms down one of the best ways to make use of up your tomatoes earlier than they exit of season.
Zucchini Lasagna With Dairy-Free Mozzarella
Why We Love It: Lasagna is certainly one of my final consolation meals. It’s heat, hearty, and pairs completely with a glass of pink wine on a cool night time. This model has all the feels of conventional lasagna, with not one of the gluten or dairy. So, whether or not you’re coping with meals allergy symptoms or simply on the lookout for a wholesome meal to get you again on monitor, I urge you to make an enormous, cozy serving of this zucchini lasagna. You’ll thank us later.
Hero Ingredient: The summer time zucchini with a fall flare.
Straightforward Mexican Hen Tortilla Soup
Why We Love It: Camille talked about that she brings this soup to family and friends in want, and I’m beginning to assume that it has magical powers. Each time I’m craving any form of consolation, whether or not it’s as a result of I’m sick, exhausted, or lacking residence, an enormous batch of this soup appears to do the trick. Nonetheless, whereas it’s ultra-comforting, it’s nonetheless stuffed with summer time produce and tangy flavors that make it excellent for the limbo between seasons.
Hero Ingredient: The corn tortilla strips are undeniably my favourite half.
Crispy Roasted Candy Potatoes with Yogurt, Herbs, and Every part Spice
Why We Love It: Are you able to inform I’m overvalued about candy potato season? I positively get pleasure from candy potato fries all summer time, however am so excited for summer-to-fall recipes that make candy potatoes the star. This recipe is part of my fall meal rotation that I’ll by no means get uninterested in, as a result of I pile on totally different toppings every time. I like the yogurt and herb toppings proven right here, however my new go-to has been including black beans and avocado.
Hero Ingredient: I’m candy on candy potatoes.
Ratatouille-Fashion Roasted Vegetable Pasta
Why We Love It: This pasta is one other one of many summer-to-fall recipes that makes use of summer time produce however in a heat, fall manner. It’s stuffed with the very best of late-summer veggies (eggplant, zucchini, bell peppers), however the nearly stew-like consistency of the dish couldn’t be cozier. Pasta is my favourite meals all 12 months spherical, and I can’t wait so as to add this to my fall rotation.
Hero Ingredient: Egging on the eggplant.
Rustic Skillet Tomato Soup
Why We Love It: This tomato soup is sort of a hug in a bowl. AKA precisely what I’m craving this time of 12 months. It’s a fantastic transitional recipe as a result of the tomatoes will nonetheless be contemporary and ripe from summer time, however the heat from the soup is ideal for the beginning of fall. Pair with a grilled cheese and you’ve got your self the proper cozy night time in.
Hero Ingredient: Tomato, to-mato.
Entire Roasted Cauliflower with Salsa Verde
Why We Love It: Fall is a superb time to restart these Meatless Mondays that you just deserted again in Might. This roasted cauliflower is a superb choice for a aspect or a essential dish, relying on what number of you’re serving. It’s additionally a strong transitional recipe as a result of September kicks off cauliflower season, whereas the salsa verde retains the dish vibrant and summery.
Hero Ingredient: Cauliflower energy.
Wholesome Oatmeal Cookies with Coconut, Raisins, and Darkish Chocolate
Why We Love It: This time of 12 months sees me phasing out my ice cream obsession for cozy, autumnal treats. Whilst you can arguably get pleasure from these oatmeal cookies all all year long (and belief me, I do), they remind me of the candy after-school snacks my mother would have ready for me. Nothing makes me crave a cookie like nostalgia.
Hero Ingredient: I like just a little crunch in my cookie, and nothing delivers fairly like walnuts.
Straightforward Cinnamon Baked Apples
Why We Love It: Whereas we’re all fast to skip over apple season and head straight into pumpkin mania, it’s time we give the fruit its due. The purpose of this recipe is to deliver out the apples’ pure sweetness. It achieves this by baking the fruit with a mixture of lemon, just a little sugar, honey, cinnamon, and a contact of butter. With beneath 10 elements, it’s the proper weeknight dessert.
Hero Ingredient: Apples all the way in which.
Maman’s Cookie Tiramisù
Why We Love It: You’ve by no means seen tiramisù like this. Whereas it’s unimaginable to ever move up the Italian traditional, the famed café, Maman, steps issues up by swapping out the ladyfingers with espresso-soaked cookies. This may simply be my favourite pairing of desserts ever.
Hero Ingredient: Whereas this tiramisù takes liberties with the normal recipe, mascarpone is non-negotiable. It provides the proper tang to offset the opposite layers of sweetness.
No-Bake Pumpkin Pie Bars
Why We Love It: Who doesn’t love a no-bake dessert? As a result of there’s nonetheless time till pumpkin pie season will get underway, this appeared like the proper recipe to get our early-fall repair. As a result of it doesn’t require the oven, these bars mix effectively with September’s hotter temps. However with elements like pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice, and graham crackers, it’s simply sufficient to fulfill our craving.
Hero Ingredient: You possibly can wager I’ll be doubling up on the pumpkin butter recipe. It’s the proper accompaniment to my morning toast.
This publish was initially revealed on September 11, 2022, and has since been up to date.