Our Canadian Thanksgiving is days away and it’s one of my favourite holidays of all. Gather, eat, savour and reflect on things to be grateful for – the simple things really are everything. Connecting and creating tasty food in our Cucina brings a lot of contentment and calm amidst our chaos and the frenzy that is Fall. I’m feeling full I get to share them with all you wonderful people to make with your own families who support this food endeavour of ours. (*Thankful for you*) We’ve rounded up our flav-ourite Fall Recipes we think your family will love made with the season’s harvest. From simple appetizers and mains to savoury sweets, we hope these inspire you to connect and create with your loves and enjoy these tasty fall recipes for Thanksgiving and beyond.
Fall Recipes Your Family Will Love – Appetizers and Sides
One roasted sweet potato recipe brings a variety of fall food enjoyment – as a side, in appetizers, salads, pastas, soups and more!
Take the sheet pan roasted sweet potatoes and try them in this uber-tasty way – in deviled eggs + a tasty hummus dip. You know how much we value multi-purpose recipes and I think you’ll love these Roasted Sweet Potato & Turkey Bacon Deviled Eggs + Dip© if you’re on appetizer duty this holiday.
If you love the combo of prosciutto and melon, meet our favourite combo for Fall – fresh figs and thinly sliced prosciutto! Slice up your favourite Italian/European bread loaf, and layer the fig and prosciutto on top of creamy ricotta or goat cheese, sprinkle some arugula and drizzle with balsamic glaze – yum-aze!
I love this one as a starter to your holiday menu or to use up all that leftover turkey! Turkey Zoodle Soup for the chilly Fall soul!
For foodies who love a thicker, chunkier soup, this flavourful apple squash version with harvest first elevated with roasting on the sheet pan is wonderful! We love this as a starter and a way of using up leftover squash!
Fall Family Recipes – Mains
A one-pan Fall recipe wonder that can be served as an alternative to a big Thanksgiving turkey or a hearty dinner all season long, combining your family’s favourite Autumn vegetables with chicken (*or turkey!*). This Autumn Harvest Chicken Bake pairs nicely with our Apple Squash Soup.
A twist on a classic Italian Potato Pizza (Pizza con Patate) by swapping in a seasonal favourite – Sweet Potato. As a main paired with an Autumn Salad or sliced up and served as an appetizer for your Fall celebrations, this Sweet Potato Sheet Pan Pizza (Pizza con Patate Dolci) recipe may become one of your new sweet & savoury faves!
A savoury one-pan dish file this Butternut Squash and Turkey Gnocchi under fancy filling Fall recipes without the fuss! One of our faves for using up Thanksgiving leftovers and Fall date nights at home!
Fall Recipes – Savoury Sweets
Spread a little love this holiday season with Rose McGee’s Sweet Comfort Potato Pies and be sure to read her story of bringing hope and healing to heartbroken communities – one pie at at time. Being of service is what this season is all about.
Wishing you and yours a season filled with love and delicious food to savour with your favourite people. If you enjoyed one of these recipes, tag us @House_of_Kerrs or comment below – we love seeing you creating and connecting in your Cucinas with your family!
If you’re looking for fun ways to savour the season outside of your Cucinas, check out some of our favourite spots to wander as a family and gawk at the gorgeous Fall foliage around our province – Local Love Ontario Day Trips: The Best Places to Eat & Wander with Your Family.
Keep well, eat well,