31 Delicious Things To Cook In October

Time to get back to your roots.


(This will vary depending on time of the month and where you live.)

Brussels sprouts
Pears (late season)
Star fruit
Sweet Potatoes
Winter squash

1. Crockpot Pork Ramen With Curry-Roasted Acorn Squash

Making ramen is hard work. Good thing your crockpot can do it for you. Recipe here.

2. Salted Caramel Mocha and Nutella Brownies

Almost too much to handle. Recipe here.

3. Tart Cherry-Glazed Brussels Sprouts

Recipe here.

4. Chicken Tikka Masala

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There’s nothing better you could make on the first truly chilly day of fall. Recipe here.

5. Honey Pumpkin Cornbread Muffins

Recipe here.

6. Quinoa With Caramelized Butternut Squash and Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Hearty and healthy. Recipe here.

7. Mediterranean Baked Sweet Potatoes

Finally, it’s time to get reacquainted with your oven. Recipe here.

8. Crockpot Balsamic Pork Roast

Recipe here.

9. Roasted Poblano, Onion, and Jack Quesadilla


Recipe here.

10. Honey Salmon in Foil

Recipe here.

11. St. John Bakery Donuts

Recipe here.

12. Apple Cinnamon Crockpot Steel-Cut Oatmeal

Steel-cut oats are the best, but spending half an hour making breakfast is a little unreasonable for a weekday. Put everything in your crockpot the night before, then set the timer so that breakfast is ready exactly when you want it. Recipe here.

13. Parsnip Gratin With Gruyere and Thyme

Parsnip is the best root vegetable around, and adding cheese makes anything better. Recipe here.

14. Red Currant Whiskey Sour

I’m always up to try a new twist on this sacred classic. Recipe here.

15. Bacon-Latticed Apple Pie

I mean, how can you not make this? Recipe here.

16. Kale and Quinoa Minestrone

Recipe here.

17. Sweet Potato Pie Cupcakes with Marshmallow Frosting

Don’t let pumpkin have all the fun. Recipe here.

18. Chicken-Fried Steak Fingers with Creole Mustard Sauce

Now that grilling season is over, I guess I ~need~ to batter and fry my steak instead. Recipe here.

19. Classic Mozzarella Grandma Pie

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The best pizza you will ever make at home. Recipe here.

20. Pasta with Cauliflower in Spicy Pink Sauce

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Recipe here.

21. Vanilla Bean Sweet Potato Waffles

Fall mornings are better with waffles. Recipe here.

22. Grilled Cheese Egg in a Hole

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Life is all about taking good things and making them better. Recipe here.

23. Fritto Misto

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Invite some friends over and fry away. Recipe here.

24. Avocado and Marinated Kale Salad Sandwich

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A packed lunch you can feel good about. Recipe here.

25. Cauliflower Slaw

Cabbage slaw is ancient news, and even broccoli slaw is getting a little bit played out. Recipe here.

26. Squash and Kale Toasts

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Serve them as an appetizer, or eat them all yourself and call it a meal. Recipe here.

27. Smoked Gruyere Butternut Soup With Spicy Chickpeas

Recipe here.

28. Roasted Cauliflower With Figs and Olives

Recipe here.

29. Bourbon Tonic

Gin can feel a little summer-y, but there’s no reason not to drink tonic all year. Recipe here.

30. Roasted Vegetable Salad With Garlic Dressing and Toasted Pepitas

Recipe here.

31. Apple Pie Biscuits

I’m not sure if this is breakfast or dessert, so go ahead and eat one whenever you want. Recipe here.

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