October Dinner Recipes You’ll Adore
It’s October, and it seems like the fall season has finally arrived, and it’s time to change your cooking lineup to suit it! There are many tried and true recipes that might come to mind, but why not try and go out of your comfort zone to try something new? Who knows what you might discover!
You should always strive to impress both your family and your guests with delicious new dishes.
Here are some of my favorite new and unconventional recipes, most of which I found recently - each one will leave you stunned and asking for more.
- Under 30 MINUTES
- 30 MINUTES - 1 hours
- more than 1 hours
Mary from Bare Feet in the Kitchen likes to make a lot of different things with caramel, and they all turn out great – this is no exception. Fudge recipes are never out of style, and this one is perfect for the upcoming holiday season.
The white chocolate is something not used commonly, and it blends perfectly with the caramel to create a truly unique flavor that is hard to pass on.
This is a unique recipe thought of by Melissa from Hungry Food Love, and it draws heavily from Mexican cuisine.
The cream cheese is the real secret to the deliciousness of these quesadillas and the way it mixes with the tortillas and melted cheddar cheese is simply superb.
It is easy to make and a great evening meal for the entire family.
A one-skillet, 5-ingredient seared salmon recipe that yields tender, flaky, flavorful salmon every time.
The salmon is finished in the broiler to char the lime just lightly, which lends a wonderful smoky flavor to the finished dish.
Toasted seasoned bread, chopped tomatoes, creamy burrata, refreshing cucumbers, red onions,sweet figs, avocado, and strawberries tossed with red wine vinegar and olive oil until well coated.
This late summer panzanella style salad is soo delicious and perfect as an appetizer or as a meal.
Sheila from Life, Love and Good Food is always raving about delicious ethnic dishes she discovered, and this Mongolian steak is no different.
The glaze used in this steak, as well as the unique technique for applying, is what gives this steak its crispy and light coating.
The glaze uses ginger root, maple syrup, and ketchup, among other things. The taste is like nothing else you can imagine!
This easy, kid-friendly Halloween dinner features orange bell peppers stuffed with a mixture of seasoned ground beef, rice, mushrooms, onions, and homemade roasted bell pepper sauce.
If you want a healthier meal, substitute ground chicken or turkey!
Chicken With Leek And Apples
This dish is a wonderful Fall meal, when apples are at their best and while it's special enough for entertaining, it's also ready in less than an hour, so it would be a great meal at home any time.
The recipe allows a lot of flexibility so you can dress it up or down, as you like or to your taste.
Healthier Corn Chowder
A healthier-than-usual corn chowder that's vegetarian and creamy, despite being made without any cream.
Since this recipe doesn't call for fresh corn, it's not just for summer - you can enjoy a bowl of chowder all year round.
Jalapeño Dijon Chicken
There is nothing like having dinner ready to be cooked in just a few minutes. Throw together this phenomenal Jalapeno Dijon Chicken a day in advance or just a few hours and let it marinate.
As soon as you are ready, throw it on the grill or in the oven for a mouthwatering dinner that you can pair with any vegetables of your choice.
Cherry Chocolate Chip Scones
Lindsay from Follow the Ruels has been talking up this recipe for a while and I can see why! It’s such a simple yet delicious dessert. It combines the sweet chocolate chip cookies you are probably already used to making, with the savory sourness of fresh cherries.
That gives them an extra texture that you can’t find in other cookies. You can have these ready in a few hours, and everyone can enjoy them!
Roasted Cauliflower Black Bean Tostadas (A Meatless Monday Recipe)
If you want a delicious, healthy recipe for a family dinner, Debbie from The Mountain Kitchen has you covered. These totadas can be done in half an hour and with little trouble.
The main ingredient is cauliflower, along with black beans, but what makes it special is the use of avocado in the recipe. That secret ingredient is what will make people remember the taste of these tostadas and keep asking for the recipe for months after the meal.
Creamy And Cheesy Chicken And Rice
Kristen is with A Mind "Full" Mom. She shares recipes to help her readers put dinner on the table fast with wholesome, healthy, family-approved recipes.
This Creamy Cheesey Chicken and Rice Is A Mind "Full" Mom's most popular recipe and it is easy to see why! It is comfort food from scratch and elevated with white wine, and fresh thyme.
It is just as simple and always pleases everyone--even the pickiest of eaters.
Roasted Broccoli Smoked Cheese Soup
A twist on the classic cheese and broccoli soup with rich flavors from roasting the broccoli and using smoked cheese.
This Taco Pasta is one of my new go-to recipes for busy weeknights. Or anytime for that matter. You know those nights where you’re like oh crap, it’s 5:30 and I have no idea what to make for dinner?
Well this Taco Pasta is one recipe to keep on hand for those times. Ground beef, pasta, taco seasoning and salsa are the main ingredients to have on hand which you probably already do have.
Peanut Satay Chicken Wings
This recipe is a budget-friendly dinner the whole family will love. With a tasty satay sauce using coconut cream, this recipe is gluten free, grain free, dairy free and egg free.
Super simple to put together, you can make a quick salad or rice while the wings are cooking.
Curry Chicken Enchiladas
Meghan from Cake N’ Knife has always been a master of putting a new spin on old recipes, and these enchiladas are her best creation yet!
The creamy curry sauce in the chicken is what gives it the strong, spicy flavor it has, completely different from regular enchiladas.
Once you try this, it will probably become your favorite enchilada recipe, by far.
Juicy rotisserie chicken casserole packed with broccoli, cauliflower, spinach, onions, and made with greek yogurt instead of heavy cream!
Try this super healthy casserole and have leftovers for the rest of the week!
Kale, potatoes, sweet Italian sausage, and cannellini beans are slow cooked to perfection to produce a zesty concoction that will make your taste buds wanting more!
This is the perfect soup to make to warm you up during the chilly fall and winter seasons!
If you happen to love lamb meat, Pat and Dahn from Savor the Best have a real treat for you. Braising is their cooking technique of choice, and you can see why – it can make even an average cut of meat into an impressively delicious dish.
The secret to the deliciousness of this meal is the braising combined with great spices – celery, garlic, fennel and fresh herbs.
Cooking all of that in red wine and beef broth creates an incredible taste that you will surely remember.
Angela from Divalicious Recipes loves making low carb meals that anyone can prepare and this is an easy but delicious one as well.
This is a chicken breast roll that you can fill with something, but that will be delicious and moist even on its own due to being flavored by Cajun spices. It’s an easy-to-make dish that anyone can enjoy!
This comforting Thai Yellow Curry is filled with nutritious veggies and golden raisins for a little extra sweetness. It's also super healthy, vegan and easily made in your slow cooker!
Take your steak from summer to fall with this Octoberfest marinated flank steak. A simple, seasoned marinade infuses falls' comforting flavors of all-spice and apples.
Top it off with a simple-to-prepare apple cider chutney to add a little sweetness. This is THE steak for fall.
Sarah from Snixy Kitchen though up to this tasty and healthy recipe that most of you will surely love.
It is ravioli, in essence, but what makes it special is the bright red beet pasta used – it is healthy and looks incredibly nice on the plate. It adds a unique taste to these ravioli that you won’t be able to find anywhere else.
These fudge topped brownies are so easy to make plus they're the perfect combination of chocolate and peanut butter in a dessert!
Most of these recipes have been a hit with both my friends and family and they are easy to make, even for a beginner. I hope you liked them as well and that you found at least one which will become a staple of your dinner table this month.
If you liked some of these recipes, sound off in the comments and tell me which one you like best and why. Maybe even give some thoughts on improving them, if you want – there is always room to make these great dishes even better. Hope I helped, have a great dinner.