Fall Produce Recipes to Prepare With Your Harvest Bounty This Year

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Despite the ability to have fresh produce shipped from around the world throughout the year, local, seasonal fresh produce tends to taste better. Whether you shop at your nearest farmers markets or supermarkets, pick up some fall produce items and use them to prepare these tasty dishes. Through these fall produce recipes, you may discover a love of some fruits and vegetables that you thought you didn’t like.

What’s in Season?

Fall produce recipes incorporate fruits and vegetables that come into season from September through November. Some items may come earlier or later, depending on the variety. Look out for the following fall produce from Texas now and in the coming months: apples, beets, cabbage, cauliflower, grapefruit, kale, kohlrabi, oranges, field peas, pecans, peppers, persimmons, pumpkins, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, and squash. You may also find brussels sprouts, broccoli, pears, and winter squash from other parts of the country sold in produce departments.

1. Autumn Harvest Quinoa Bowls

Fall Produce Recipes Autumn Harvest Quinoa Bowl

Photo: Pinterest/Simply Quinoa

When the weather cools, why not swap out lettuce-based salads for heartier grain bowls? This is one of the many fall produce recipes that incorporates multiple vegetables to produce a healthy and filling dish. Check out Simply Quinoa’s autumn harvest bowl for a fast, easy, and healthy dinner that uses squash, chickpeas, brussels sprouts, and quinoa.

2. Pumpkin Beef Stew

Beef stew with vegetables in pumpkin

Photo: Pinterest/Creatively Homemade

Forget serving stew in a bread bowl. Try a pumpkin bowl instead. By using a whole squash as a serving dish, you won’t have to worry about the stew soaking through, and the pumpkin boosts the flavor of the stew. Not only does this dish from Creatively Homemade use a pumpkin in a unique way but it also makes it easier to clean up after dinner.

3. Autumn Roasted Veggies with Apples and Pecans

Fall Produce Recipes Roasted Veggies with Apples and Pecans

Photo: Pinterest/Cooking Classy

You must have at least one dish in your collection of fall produce recipes that uses pecans. Cooking Classy has a recipe that will convert even veggie-haters. By roasting fall vegetables with apples and pecans, you end up with a sweet and savory side.

4. Butternut Squash and Bacon Breakfast Hash

Fall Produce Recipes Butternut Squash and Bacon Breakfast Hash

Photo: Pinterest/Wonky Wonderful

Don’t forget about breakfast when choosing fall produce recipes. The start of the day marks a great time to start out with plenty of hearty and healthy fall veggies on your plate. This recipe from Wonky Wonderful uses sweet butternut squash and flavorful onions to improve the taste of a standard breakfast of eggs and bacon. Why not try this on a lazy weekend morning for a great taste of fall?