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    21 (Really Good) Fall Recipes To Make In October

    Let the best food season begin.

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    Fall eats are (finally!) here.

    That means we're loading up our plates with seasonal pasta recipes, easy slow cooker and Instant Pot dinners that basically make themselves, all of the pumpkin desserts β€” and spiked mulled cider to serve alongside. πŸŽƒ

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    1. Hearty Instant Pot Pot Roast

    The meat, carrots, and potatoes all cook directly in the broth β€” so everything is fork tender (and extra flavorful) by the time it's done.

    Recipe: Hearty Instant Pot Pot Roast

    2. Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

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    Rich, chewy, chocolate-y β€” and the perfect way to kick off the season.

    Recipe: Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

    3. Easy Tortellini With Buttery Mushrooms

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    Filed under: The Best Way To Upgrade Grocery Store Tortellini.

    Recipe: Easy Tortellini With Buttery Mushrooms

    4. Crock Pot Cranberry Pear Cider

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    Bonus in that your kitchen will smell amazing as this cooks down.

    Recipe: Crock Pot Cranberry Pear Cider

    5. Skillet Chicken With Grapes and Caramelized Onions

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    The chicken is dredged in a quick mix of flour and seasoning before it hits the pan β€” which will ensure that it gets extra golden brown and crispy.

    Recipe: Skillet Chicken With Grapes and Caramelized Onions

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    Reminder: Halloween will be here before we know it. πŸŽƒ

    Recipe: Perfect Pumpkin Bars With Cream Cheese Frosting

    7. Easiest Tomato Gnocchi Soup

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    Because we could all use a little more gnocchi in our lives, right?

    Recipe: Easiest Tomato Gnocchi Soup

    8. Crock Pot Sweet Potato Stew

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    Packed with protein, fiber, and plenty of vegetables.

    Recipe: Crock Pot Sweet Potato Stew

    9. Low-Carb Italian Turkey Boats

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    The filling β€” with ground turkey, mushrooms, bell peppers, and marinara β€” is super versatile. If you're not watching carbs, you could also serve it over rice or stuffed into a hoagie or pita.

    Recipe: Low-Carb Italian Turkey Boats

    10. Shortcut Maple-Glazed Apple Tart

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    The shortcut here is using grocery store puff pastry as the base β€” which means this impressive-looking dessert is actually super easy to prepare. (If you can layer stuff onto a sheet, you can make this!)

    Recipe: Shortcut Maple-Glazed Apple Tart

    11. Vegan Broccoli White Bean Soup

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    You'll sautΓ© broccoli and creamy white beans on the stovetop for a few minutes β€” then toss everything into the blender until it's glossy and smooth.

    Recipe: Creamy Broccoli White Bean Soup With Yogurt

    12. Oven Baked Crispy Sweet Potato Fries

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    The secret to getting these extra crispy in the oven? A light sprinkling of cornstarch before they go in.

    Recipe: Oven Baked Crispy Sweet Potato Fries

    13. Easy Traditional Red Sangria

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    Takes all of five minutes to prep. Cheers!

    Recipe: Easy Traditional Red Sangria

    14. Protein-Packed Mac 'n' Cheese

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    This recipe swaps traditional noodles for high-protein chickpea ones β€” then swirls in spinach and broccoli.

    Recipe: Protein-Packed Mac 'n' Cheese

    15. Crispy Airfryer Chickpeas

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    Meet your new favorite Netflix snack.

    Recipe: Crispy Airfryer Chickpeas

    16. Chicken, Bacon & Avocado Salad

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    Fair warning that you'll want to put the tangy homemade dressing β€” made with sweet onions, garlic, and dijon β€” on just about everything.

    Recipe: Chicken, Bacon & Avocado Salad

    17. Crumbly Pumpkin Bread

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    This slightly lighter version uses whole wheat flour in the batter plus applesauce to sweeten.

    Recipe: Crumbly Pumpkin Bread

    18. Oven-Baked Pizza Chicken

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    Perfect with a side of greens and warm garlic bread.

    Recipe: Oven-Baked Pizza Chicken

    19. Cauliflower Rice Bowl With Sweet Potatoes, Chickpeas & Feta

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    To save time, start with pre-riced cauliflower β€” and know that this recipe works perfectly for meal prep.

    Recipe: Cauliflower Rice Bowl With Sweet Potatoes, Chickpeas & Feta

    20. General Tso's Cauliflower

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    This vegan-friendly version is simpler to make than you think β€” and can work as both a side or a main.

    Recipe: General Tso's Cauliflower

    21. Butternut Squash Pasta With Tangy Goat Cheese

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    Topped with brown butter sauce and toasted breadcrumbs β€” and perfect for pasta night.

    Recipe: Butternut Squash Pasta With Tangy Goat Cheese