Fall Fruits & Vegetables

After those late summer days of hot, hot heat. Somehow, the thing that sounds best is cold days, layering under sweaters, and some fall baking. And while butternut squash is about the only thing I immediately think of when it comes to what’s in season in fall, it’s actually a BIG list of yummy items. So here are some seasonal fall recipes broken down by ingredient!

I’ve always said that I have to have seasons (something that I sorely realized living in West LA for 6 years). It’s always the extremes of summer and winter, however, that really help me ease into the next season – when my body is getting tired of fighting those temps.

So. Yeah. I’m there.

What’s in Season in Fall?

When I started writing my seasonal recipe cookbooks, I realized that while summer has the longest list of produce that’s only available in that season, fall has the greatest expanse of things available.

Kinda confusing, I know. There are so many things that are only available in summer – watermelon, berries, etc. (see the full list of what’s in season in summer).

But that late summer season, the lingering warmth, and some kind of fall magic gives you a season of everything from grapes and apples to kale and cauliflower. You get a lovely combination of flavors that lasts September to January or so.

Thankfully fall and winter produce have longer shelf lives than most summer items, so avoiding food waste is much easier as well!

Bok Choy
Brussel Sprouts 

Collard Greens
Grapes (Aug-Oct) 

Sweet Potatoes & Yams
Winter Squash

Fall Recipes

Below is a collection of fall recipes broken up by in season ingredient. You can also get a list of all the dishes and drinks that are good to make in the fall.


Delicious recipes to enjoy FALL & WINTER produce to its fullest. Simple and delicious recipes made from scratch for your family and your guests THROUGHOUT THE COOLER MONTHS!


Have bushels of apples on your hand? Check out all these apple storage tips, broken down by variety!

Sliced apples (and any other fall fruit) are also perfect on last minute fruit boards, Fall Charcuterie Boards, and Winter Appetizers!

Check out these tips for how to keep herbs fresh for longer! And don’t miss this easy tutorial on how to dry fresh herbs!

And check out how to make pumpkin puree (with leftover Halloween pumpkins)!

Fall Fruits

  • apples
  • cranberries
  • grapes
  • kiwis
  • pears
  • persimmons
  • pomegranate

Fall Dinner Recipes

And while the simple, low cook dinners to eat when it’s hot outside have kept us alive this past month, i’m ready for some slow, long, hot cooking and baking!

This leftover turkey chili was a post-Thanksgiving creation, but it’s a great way to use up any rotisserie chicken as well! You know what? BBQ Thai Chicken Pizza is a great way to use up chicken as well!

Parmesan Chicken Roll Ups are actually pretty simple to make, but they look quite fancy. And they delicious with my sweet potato rice pilaf.

And then this healthy sesame chicken is always hit. Just serve with some basic white rice!

And for dessert, take a peek at all these fall cookie recipes! drool!

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A classic and simple recipe for roasted broccoli. This side dish is perfect for any weeknight meal or even for your holiday dinner table. Enjoy the seasonal flavors of fall with this collection of fall recipes.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: christmas, fall, side dish, side dishes, sides, thanksgiving, vegan, vegetables, vegetarian
Servings: 6
Calories: 110kcal
Author: Luci Petlack


  • 2 heads broccoli cut into large florets
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt & freshly cracked pepper to taste


  • Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • Spread the broccoli onto a large, rimmed baking sheet. Drizzle with the olive oil and sprinkle with salt & pepper. Mix and spread into a single layer.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes until broccoli is tender to taste (and slightly crisping).


Calories: 110kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 67mg | Potassium: 640mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1263IU | Vitamin C: 181mg | Calcium: 95mg | Iron: 2mg

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