20 Fall Superfood Recipes You Should Be Making
These fall superfood recipes will help you welcome the new season and make sure that you have all of the nutrients you need.
Fall is harvest season, so there are plenty of delicious superfoods that you can incorporate into your diet as the temperature starts to cool down. It’s important to consume a lot of these important nutrients to improve your immune system and avoid getting sick as the seasons change. Some favorite fall superfoods include apples, kale, beets, Brussel sprouts, butternut squash, pears, pomegranates, sweet potatoes, and many more. Try some of these delicious recipes that we collected from our sister site, Taste of Home, to ensure you’re getting your daily dose of fall superfoods. For a full list, check out all of the fall superfoods you should be eating.
Apple Brickle Dip
“I first tasted this quick and easy cream cheese apple dip at a friend’s Christmas party. I kept going back for more.” —Karen Wydrinski, Woodstock, Georgia
Spiced Pickled Beets
“With spicy, robust flavor, these pickled beets are so good, they’ll convert any naysayers!” —Edna Hoffman, Hebron, Indiana
Cranberry-Walnut Brussels Sprouts
“Brussels sprouts are one food that picky eaters often resist. This recipe will change their mind. You can also add garlic and dried fruits.” —Jennifer Armellino, Lake Oswego, Oregon
Honey-Thyme Butternut Squash
“This golden, honey-sweetened squash is just as hearty and comforting as your favorite potato dish. With its bright color, it makes an attractive side for special autumn meals.” —Bianca Noiseux, Bristol, Connecticut
Double-Nut Stuffed Figs
“We have a family member that has diabetes, so dessert can get tricky. These sweet, nutritious stuffed figs keep us all happy.” —Bob Bailey, Columbus, Ohio. You can skip these fall superfoods that aren’t worth your time.
Pear Cottage Cheese Salad
“Perfect any time, this quick-fix snack makes a great pack-along lunch, too!” —Jeannie Thomas, Dry Ridge, Kentucky
Pomegranate-Glazed Green Beans
“Green beans are a popular vegetable in our house. They get a nice zing from this slightly tangy glaze featuring fruit juices, vinegar, maple syrup, and seasonings.” —Geraldine Saucier, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Creamy Pumpkin Polenta
“Sometimes I like to hollow out a pumpkin and serve this creamy, hearty polenta inside it. The salted pumpkin seeds add a fun crunch.” —Debi George, Mansfield, Texas. Try eating these superfoods if you want to lose weight.
Roasted Cauliflower & Brussels Sprouts with Bacon
“This deeply delicious recipe is a surefire way to get my husband to enjoy Brussels sprouts. Between the roasted flavor of the veggies and smoky, crisp bacon, it will convert even the pickiest eater. —Lisa Speer, Palm Beach, Florida
Pumpkin Chip Muffins
“My sisters, brothers, and I started cooking and baking when we were young. Mom was a very good teacher—she told us we would learn our way around the kitchen. Now, I tell my kids the same thing!” —Cindy Middleton, Champion, Alberta
Spiced Sweet Potato Fries
“A spicy homemade seasoning blend shakes up everyone’s favorite finger food in our test kitchen-created sweet potato fries.” —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Pear Bundt Cake
“Next time you make cake from a mix, try my easy and delicious recipe. The pears and syrup add sweet flavor and prevent the cake from drying out. And since there’s no oil added to the batter, this tender fall-perfect cake is surprisingly low in fat.” —Veronica Ross, Columbia Heights, Minnesota
Creamy Butternut Squash Soup
“I used to live in Australia, where this soup is served often. I had to have the recipe, and now it’s one of my family’s favorites.” —Tiffany Pope, Draper, Utah. Add these foods that taste way better in the fall to your grocery list as well.
Swiss Chard with Onions & Garlic
“I like to make this Swiss chard a main dish by serving it with pasta, but it’s also a tasty side dish all on its own. My boys love it and ask for it often.” —Rebekah Chappel, Portales, New Mexico
Buttery Sweet Potato Casserole
“Whenever we get together as a family for major holidays, my kids, nieces, and nephews literally beg me to make this sweet potato casserole. It goes together in minutes with canned sweet potatoes, which is ideal for the busy holiday season.” —Sue Miller, Mars, Pennsylvania
Swiss Chard Bean Soup
“This hearty soup combines nutritious Swiss chard with other garden favorites. Its light broth is surprisingly rich in flavor, and the grated Parmesan packs an additional punch.” —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Roasted Butternut Squash & Rice Salad
“We have end-of-season picnics for my son’s flag football team. This makes enough to serve plenty of hungry boys and their families.” —Dolores Deifel, Mundelein, Illinois
“You’ll find a wonderful accompaniment to most any entree in this good-for-you Steamed Kale recipe, which is packed with vitamins. I use garlic, red pepper, and balsamic vinegar to keep my family coming back for more!” —Mary Bilyeu, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Best Curried Pumpkin Soup
“I whipped this up for my family on Thanksgiving, and everyone was crazy about it! Even my brother, who is one of the pickiest eaters I know, asked for seconds of this curry pumpkin soup.” —Kimberly Knepper, Euless, Texas
Rigatoni Chard Toss
“I had to get my firefighter husband to eat more fruits and veggies to lower his cholesterol and triglycerides. Fresh chard and tomatoes add a lot of fiber and vitamins to our diets, but we love this recipe for the flavor. While he would never admit to eating ‘health food’ around the firehouse, this dish is one of many that made his trips to the doctor much more pleasant!” —Carolyn Kumpe, El Dorado, California. Now that you know how to improve your diet, check out these other ways to have a healthier fall.