Fall into Fall with these Easy, Delicious Dinner Ideas

Fall into Fall with these Easy, Delicious Dinner Ideas

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Ten of our favorite easy and delicious dinner ideas for fall. Add them to your meal plan and expect rave reviews!

Do you ever feel like you’re in a dinner rut? This post is for you (and me)! As much as I love to cook, I still find myself wondering what in the world we can have for dinner. Welcome the new fall season with some fresh recipes!

These are some of our favorite easy and delicious dinner recipes that everyone loves. They are great for busy weeknights but also for easy entertaining. You can prep them ahead, making things easier at dinner time. Enjoy!

Overhead vertical photo of a serving bowl with Greek Chicken Meatballs on a bed of orzo with a Greek veggie salad.

Oven Roasted Greek Chicken Meatballs

These healthy, delicious Greek Chicken Meatballs come together quickly with lean chicken, lots of fresh veggies and a ton of fabulous flavor! Serve them as an appetizer, in sandwiches, in bowls with Greek salad, hummus and orzo (pictured), in wraps with pita bread and hummus…

Overhead vertical photo of Make Ahead Ravioli Lasagna in a gold and white skillet on a blue and white striped kitchen towel.

Italian Chicken Sausage Ravioli Lasagna

This make-ahead Italian Chicken Sausage Ravioli Lasagna is bursting with fabulous Italian flavor and tastes like you labored for hours! No one has to know the delicious little secret.

French Mustard Chicken Breasts (Poulet à la Moutarde Française)

This French Mustard Chicken Breasts recipe will make you feel like a fancy chef, but it comes together quickly and can be prepped in advance. You’ll want to eat the luxurious mustard sauce like it’s soup!

Make-Ahead Chicken Andouille Gumbo

Dinner party-worthy and super flavorful, this Chicken Andouille Gumbo can be made ahead for easy, relaxed (and delicious) entertaining!

Vertical overhead photo of Thai Coconut Soup with Chicken Cilantro Meatballs on a wood table surrounded by bowls of peanuts, rice and fresh herbs.

Thai Coconut Soup with Chicken Cilantro Meatballs

This Thai Coconut Soup with Chicken Cilantro Meatballs is a delicious, easy and unique dinner entree that’s bursting with fabulous flavor.

Asian Glazed Salmon Salad with Maple Ginger Dressing For the dressing: ¼ cup rice vinegar 3 tablespoons maple syrup 1 small clove garlic, finely minced 1 tablespoon finely minced fresh ginger 6 tablespoons canola oil 1 teaspoons toasted sesame oil ½ teaspoon kosher salt ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper For the glaze: 2 tablespoons dressing 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce 2 tablespoons brown sugar, packed ½ teaspoon black pepper ½ teaspoon sriracha chili sauce* For the salmon: salmon filets, skinless chicken breast halves, cut in bite-size pieces 2 teaspoons brown sugar 1 teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon corn starch 4 4-6-ounce salmon filets, with or without skin 2 teaspoons vegetable oii glaze For the salad: 6-8 cups arugula 1 cup red grapes, halved ½ cup golden raisins* ½ cup pomegranate arils or seeds 1 large or 2 medium red or yellow pear, cored and sliced (leave peel on) 1. For the dressing, combine all ingredients in a glass jar with a tight fitting lid and shake, shake, shake. Set aside. 2. For the glaze, combine all ingredients in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce to a steady simmer and cook for 3-5 minutes until thickened and syrupy. 3. For the salmon, preheat oven to 300˚F. (150˚C). 4. Combine brown sugar, salt, and cornstarch in small bowl. Pat salmon dry with paper towels and season with a generous sprinkle of freshly ground black pepper. Sprinkle brown sugar mixture evenly over top of flesh side of salmon, rubbing to distribute. (If you’re using skinless fillets, rub brown sugar mixture over the nicest looking side of the salmon.) 5. Heat oil in a large, oven-safe nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot and just starting to smoke. Place salmon, seasoned side down, in skillet and cook until well browned, about 1-2 minutes. Using tongs, carefully flip salmon and cook on opposite side for 1 minute. 6. Remove skillet from heat and spread a teaspoon of glaze evenly over each salmon fillet. Transfer skillet to oven and cook 7-10 minutes, until center of thickest part of fillets registers 125 degrees on instant-read thermometer. Keep warm while you prepare the salads. 7. For salads, divide arugula between 4 dinner plates. Add salmon fillets over to one side of plate and drizzle each with another teaspoon or two of the glaze. Scatter salad with grapes, golden raisins and pomegranate arils. Arrange pear slices attractively on one side of salad. Drizzle with dressing and pass extra at the table.

Asian Glazed Salmon Salad

A healthy, delicious, beautiful salad – and the dressing doubles as part of the salmon glaze!

Overhead picture of Skillet Lemon Rosemary Chicken with Farro in a cast iron skillet

Skillet Lemon Rosemary Chicken and Farro

With juicy, tender chicken, healthy farro and loads of fresh spinach, this hearty, delicious Lemon Rosemary Chicken and Farro is an easy meal in one pan!

Vertical overhead picture of Italian Chicken Pasta Veggie Soup in a large white pot with herbs and cheese

Italian Chicken Vegetable Soup

This Italian Chicken Vegetable Soup is bursting with the fabulous flavors of Italy and is chocked full of healthy veggies, lean chicken and ditalini pasta for a delicious splurge. It comes together easily and makes great leftovers!

Overhead picture of Butternut Bacon Spinach Quiche on a white platter

Butternut Bacon Spinach Quiche

Looking for a delicious way to celebrate fall? This Butternut Bacon Spinach Quiche is so easy (with a store-bought crust and no parbaking) and is perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner!

Thought for the  day:

And walk in love, as Christ loved us
and gave himself up for us,
a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.
Ephesians 5:2

What we’re listening to for inspiration:

Precious Love

If you enjoy any of these recipes, please come back and leave a star rating and review! It’s so helpful to other readers to hear your results, adaptations and ideas for variations.

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