The leaves have already begin to change into beautiful shades of red, brown and gold. Make plans for your cool weather garden harvest with these festive recipes that bring out the best in root crops and leafy greens.
To Start and to Share
Roasted Acorn Squash with Mushrooms, Peppers and Goat Cheese
Capitalize on both the flesh and the seeds of acorn squash in this recipe, roasting them separately and then reuniting them in the finished dish. Assemble a filling built on powerhouse flavors including onion, bell peppers and goat cheese.
Mini Quiche Florentine
These easy mini quiches are perfect for holiday entertaining. The classic combination of spinach and Swiss cheese paired with the robust flavors of fresh thyme and Parmesan make them an instant hit with even the pickiest of palettes.
Warm Kale Antipasto Salad
Kale teams up with romaine lettuce to serve as the base of this satisfying salad, which is topped by broiled vegetables and Italian antipasto staples soppressata and Pecorino cheese
Beef and Butternut Squash Stew
A stew of browned beef and plenty of butternut squash gets an Italian touch with Marsala wine and sun-dried tomatoes.
Garlic Kale Sprout Pizza
This pizza highlights all the best in kale sprouts: Pine nuts and fontina splay off their nutty flavor, while goat cheese adds creamy tang and rosemary enhances their pepperiness.
Chopped Apple Salad with Walnuts and Blue Cheese
For an enticing mix of crunch and creaminess, combine tart apples and crisp endive with delicate baby spinach and a solid helping of crumbled blue cheese.
Herbed Pork Tenderloin with Mustard-Roasted Apples and Potatoes
A mixture of fresh rosemary, sage, and thyme coats quick-cooking pork tenderloin, which pairs beautifully with tender apples and potatoes. The whole thing makes your kitchen smell like a dream, and the flavor? Even better.
On the Side
Sweet Potato Mash
These sweet potatoes get popped in the microwave for a quick cook. Then they’re mashed and topped with brown butter and fried sage.
Cider Glazed Vegetables
Everything you love about fall is combined in this easy side dish – a riot of bright colors, hearty veggies, woodsy sage and a brown sugar-sweetened hard cider glaze.
Quinoa with Roasted Butternut Squash
A mix of butternut squash, pistachios and cranberiies stud this quinoa dish, which gets a hit of green from baby spinach.
Salted Caramel Apple Tartlets
The secret to crafting the rose shape of these beautiful little tarts is wrapping thin slices of apple around each other until each crust is full.
Pumpkin Cheesecake Snickerdoodles
Fill snickerdoodle cookies with a thick cream cheese, coating the dough in cinnamon sugar before baking to perfection
Spiced Apple Cider Cranberry Cupcakes
Sure, these holiday-ready cupcakes look pretty, but bite into the spicy cake and you’ll discover a fun surprise inside: Each one is packed with delicious apple cider cranberry filling.
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