I hope you are getting to enjoy a taste of fall in your part of the world. Between cooler temperatures and leaves on the brink of turning from the greens of summer to the vibrant brights of autumn, we’re ready to welcome all that is fall around here! Last week I shared 17 Autumn Desserts with you and today let’s talk sides. These 14 Flavorful Fall Sides to be exact …
If you’re looking for something a little more elegant but still super easy to whip up, try this Pecan, Cranberry & Orange Marmalade Cream Cheese Trio. It’s delicious and looks so pretty sitting there just waiting to be enjoyed
Fruits and Salads
Easy Apple Salad is a wonderful addition to your holiday dinner menu, but is as easy and delicious that you can also serve it up on a plain old Tuesday night.
Of all the delicious fall sides, I’m pretty sure that warm, homemade apple sauce is right up near the top of the list! You must give this Pressure Cooker Homemade Apple Sauce a try!
Adding pecans, dried cranberries, red onions and mandarin oranges to your spinach makes for a great salad with an Autumn feel to it. This Cranberry, Pecan, Mandarin Spinach Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette Recipe includes directions for a raspberry vinaigrette which complements the flavor of the salad perfectly.
Fall Veggies with Loads of Flavor
Roasted Brussels Sprouts are like a secret weapon of veggies. The process of roasting them changes them from that veggie that no one ever fixes for dinner to downright delicious and suddenly you’ll start getting requests to add “those roasted brussels sprouts” to the menu. Seriously! They’re that good!
For many of us, Thanksgiving dinner just isn’t complete without some Corn Casserole. To make it even better, try this slow cooker version and you just might find yourself making it more than once a year.
Potatoes & Root Veggies
If you’ve never tried parsnips, these Carrots Parsnips and Potatoes are a wonderful introduction and boast that wonderful flavor of roasting much like the brussels sprouts above.
Mashed Sweet Potatoes are a pleasant change of pace and the creamy sweetness of butter and brown sugar make them a great go-to side dish, especially for fall!
Roasted Butternut Squash or Sweet Potatoes are so easy and delicious, you just might find them popping up at breakfast, lunch and dinner.
This Easy Butternut Squash Skillet combines the flavor of roasting with the crispiness achieved in cooking veggies in a skillet on the stovetop. It’s just plain amazing!
Butternut Squash Casserole is similar to sweet potato casserole, but with a slightly different flavor and cranberries studded throughout to add a tart flavor to the rich sweetness of the dish.
Winter Squash in the Slow Cooker is a great method for cooking up your favorite squash without ever turning on the oven.
If you’re looking for a sweeter side that’s all about the fall fruits and veggies, try this 2-ingredient Slow Cooked Apples and Butternut Squash.
7 Layer End Zone Dip can easily be made to look like a football (or soccer) field and suddenly this quick classic appetizer becomes a crowd pleasing pep rally in the making! GO TEAM!
What are your Favorite Flavorful Fall Sides?
I’m curious, what are your favorites? Do you prefer squash or root veggies? Slightly sweet or savory? Let me know in the comments below because it just might be the inspiration for another fall side dish to add to the collection.