Fabulous Fall Menus

To celebrate fall's arrival, we've gathered our favorite menus inspired by autumn's flavors and aromas.

  • Cozy Cabin Retreat
    Becky Luigart-Stayner

    Cozy Cabin Retreat

    Once the air turns crisp and the leaves begin to fall, it's hard to beat retreating to a mountain cabin with friends for a weekend of relaxation. Serve this autumn-inspired, make-ahead menu for eight that you can prepare unrushed. Plus, everyone's sure to enjoy seasonal recipes such as Rich Mushroom Soup, Cider-Roasted Chicken, and Pumpkin-Orange Cake.

  • Cocktail Party

    Cocktail Party

    Entertaining meets elegance with these tasty recipes that will serve up to 12 guests. The Smoked Trout with Apple-Horseradish Cream on Potato Pancakes make for an eye-catching presentation, and the Baba Ganoush with Red Pepper Swirl adds wonderful Greek flavor.

  • Continental Menu
    Becky Luigart-Stayner

    Continental Class Menu

    This sophisticated menu for eight features Bagna Cauda (the classic Italian dipping sauce that combines salty anchovies with garlic and capers) and showstopping Pistachio-Encrusted Rack of Lamb. End the luxe meal with refreshingly light Fresh Berry Pavlovas.

  • Autumn Light
    Becky Luigart-Stayner

    Autumn Light

    Fall produce like pears, butternut squash, leeks, and apples are the stars of this delicious and healthy recipe lineup. The dishes serve 8-10 people and are perfect for a weekend supper club gathering or harvest season celebration.

  • Potluck Suppers

    Potluck Suppers

    Supper clubs and potlucks are a great way to reunite with friends in the fall after summer vacation. At your next gathering, try taking the Goat Cheese Spread (left), pot pie, or spinach casserole featured in this menu. Our reviewers gave the appetizer five stars, so it's sure to be a hit!

  • Casual Weeknight Supper

    Soup-and-Sandwich Menu

    Hot soup paired with a hearty sandwich makes a dynamic fall duo. This menu elevates your basic soup-and-sandwich meal and features a 15-minute Tomato-Basil Bisque and Italian BLT Sandwiches.

  • Roasted Butternut Squash Risotto with Sugared Walnuts
    Photo: John Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr

    Fall Harvest Menu

    Beautiful weather, locally sourced food, wine made on site: A meal at a Sonoma estate is nothing short of stunning. (Serves 8)

  • Fall Vegetable Curry
    Photo: John Autry; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross

    Fall Vegetable Curry Menu

    No Madras curry powder? Try 1 1/2 teaspoons regular curry and 1/2 teaspoon red pepper. (Serves 4)

  • Rosemary-Garlic Pork With Roasted Vegetables & Caramelized Apples
    Photo: Jim Franco; Styling: Buffy Hargett

    Fall Harvest Dinner Party

    This sophisticated yet easy-to-make menu is perfect for celebrating a cool, crisp October evening with friends.

  • Pumpkin Patch Picnic
    Photo Credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner

    Pumpkin Patch Picnic

    Gather outdoors to select the pick of the patch, then spend time together playing games, carving and decorating pumpkins and enjoying a country-size spread of delicious homemade offerings.

  • Smoked Paprika Pork Roast with Sticky Stout Barbecue Sauce
    Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Buffy Hargett

    The Ultimate Fall Party Menu

    When you have crowd-pleasing recipes, bold seasonal flavors, and a few make-ahead strategies, your party will simply fall into place.

  • Apple Oven Cake
    Photo: Leo Gong; Styling: Karen Shinto

    Apples All Day Menu

    Seven delicious ways to bite into the Western harvest.

  • Molasses-Brined Roasted Chicken
    Photo: Helen Norman

    Autumn Harvest Menu

    You don't have to own your own farm to enjoy this seasonal menu, but it sure does help! Bursting with root vegetables, squash, and tart apples, this menu is everything you love about the season on a plate.
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    Seasonal Squash Menu

    From savory to sweet and soup to nuts, there's more to this gourd than meets the eye.
  • Cider-Braised Pork Shoulder
    Photo: Thomas J. Story

    Cooking with Cider Menu

    Sure, we love cider as a comforting fall drink, but it makes a great partner to savory meat dishes and decadent desserts too.
  • Pineapple Upside-Down Cake
    Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Elizabeth Demos

    Fall Feast Menu

    Fall recipes for relaxing around the table and catching up with friends and family.

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