Autumn is Here! 14 Healthy Recipes You Should Try

The smell of apples, pumpkins, and warm spices wafting through the air can only mean one thing: autumn is here! It’s the perfect season to try out the coziest new recipes and, of course, warm up the kitchen with some old classics, too.

Just because the season of comfort food is here doesn’t mean you have to end your healthy steak. Luckily, there’s a healthy version for every autumn recipe out there without taking away its warm and cinnamon-ey comfort! If that’s what you’re looking for, you’re at the right place. 

Here are some autumn recipes to make your kitchen smell like a pumpkin spice wonderland.

  • Butternut Squash Soup

Make butternut squash soup in five simple steps:

  • Heat olive oil in a large pot and sauté onions and garlic until fragrant.
  • Cook diced butternut squash and carrots.
  • Cover with vegetable broth and boil.
  • Puree the soup with an immersion blender until smooth.
  • Season with salt and pepper and garnish with fresh herbs.


  • Pork Chops With Apples

This recipe is a labor of love, but it’s worth the effort.

  • Season pork chops with salt, pepper, and cinnamon.
  • Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Cook pork chops for a few minutes on each side until browned and tender.
  • Saute apple slices. 
  • Serve the pork chops with the sauteed apple slices.


  • Oatmeal Applesauce Cookies

Oatmeal applesauce cookies are the perfect dessert to keep your health streak going.

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F.
  • Mix 2 cups of rolled oats with applesauce, honey, raisins, and cinnamon.
  • Add spoonfuls of the batter on a lined baking sheet.
  • Bake for 15 minutes.
  • Let the cookies cool for 30 minutes.


  • Turkey Pot Pie

Nothing screams autumn like a warm turkey pot pie. 

  • In a hot pan, create a milk and flour paste and add broth.
  • Add turkey and mixed vegetables and let it simmer.
  • Once the batter is thick, pour it into a deep pie dish.
  • Cover with pie crust and bake for half an hour.
  • Let the pie cool down once the crust is golden brown.


  • Apple Pie

While we’re still on the topic of pies, the season would be incomplete without an apple pie.

  • Preheat your oven to 425°F.
  • Create a mixture of sugar, apples, and cinnamon.
  • Line a pan with pie crust and add the mixture.
  • Cover with pie crust and add slits for ventilation.
  • Bake for 50 minutes.


  • Pumpkin and Cream Cheese Bars

Craving something sweet and simple? Try out these pumpkin and cream cheese bars.

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F.
  • Create a mixture of pumpkin puree, Greek yogurt, honey, and pumpkin pie spice.
  • Mixed cream cheese with sweetener of choice.
  • Add the pumpkin mixture to a pan and top with the cream cheese mixture.
  • Bake for half an hour.


  • Salisbury Steak

Salisbury steak is the perfect savory and warm dinner to try out in autumn.

  • Create a mixture of ground meat, breadcrumbs, chopped onion, garlic powder, and Worcestershire sauce.
  • Form the mixture into patties.
  • Cook the patties for 5 minutes each side and remove.
  • Create a simple gravy out of beef broth.
  • Serve the steak with gravy.


  • Pumpkin Bread Pudding

Try out pumpkin bread pudding with all the ingredients you already have at home.

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F.
  • Create a mixture of pumpkin puree, almond milk, honey, pumpkin pie spice, and vanilla extract.
  • Cut bread slices into cubes and add to a baking dish. 
  • Pour the mixture over the bread.
  • Bake for half an hour.


  • Apple Cider Glazed Chicken


Add the perfect hint of tanginess to your delicious chicken dinner.’

  • Cooked seasoned chicken breasts on a skillet.
  • Simmer a mixture of apple cider, apple cider vinegar, honey, and Dijon mustard into a sauce.
  • Pour it over the chicken and allow it to cook through.
  • Serve the chicken with extra glaze.


  • Classic Apple Crisp

Autumn is incomplete without a warm bowl of classic apple crisp.

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F.
  • Add a mixture of sliced apple, brown sugar, flour, and cinnamon to a baking dish.
  • Add a splash of water.
  • Cover with a mixture of oats, flour, sugar, baking powder, and baking soda.
  • Bake for 45 minutes.


  • Classic Chili

While we’re still talking classics, you can’t forget flavorful chili.

  • Heat oil in a pot.
  • Cook ground chicken for 10 minutes.
  • Add pinto beans, onions, diced tomatoes, chili powder, vinegar, mustard, salt, water, brown sugar, black pepper, and Mexican-style stewed tomatoes. 
  • Let it cook for three hours.


  • Stuffed Acorn Squash

Want to try out something new? Try this simple stuffed acorn squash recipe.

  • Preheat your oven to 350.
  • Add halved squash pieces to a baking tray.
  • Bake for an hour.
  • Stuff the squash with a mixture of cooked sausages, celery, mushrooms, and onion.
  • Top with a mixture of egg, sour cream, and Parmesan chees. Bake for half an hour.


  • Mini Pumpkin Pies

Pumpkin pies are already delicious, but they taste so much better when they’re mini.

  • Line a cupcake tray with a pie crust. 
  • Add a mixture of condensed milk, pumpkin puree, and autumn spices to each mini pie. 
  • Cover with pie crust and bake. 
  • Serve with whipped or ice cream.


  • Chicken Pot Pie Casserole

Everybody loves to kick off their autumn with a classic chicken pot pie casserole.

  • Preheat your oven.
  • Cook chopped onion in butter.
  • Add flour, thyme, mustard, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper.
  • Add milk, broth, chicken, and vegetables to create a mixture.
  • Pour the mixture into a baking dish and top with dough sheets. Bake for half an hour.



Autumn is the perfect time to revamp your kitchen with wholesome and delicious recipes. From hearty soups to comforting casseroles, these 20 healthy recipes offer a bounty of flavors to celebrate the season’s harvest. Embrace these flavors, and let your kitchen be a place of warmth and health!