Five-Ingredient Fall Recipes

The season's best vegetables and fruits make it easy to keep things simple. Each of these recipes calls for just a handful of ingredients.

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Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Roasted Celery Root with Cumin and Parsley

Roasting is the secret to bringing out celery root's sweetness. Cubed and cooked on a hot baking sheet, the vegetable turns golden brown on the outside and soft on the inside. 

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Roasted Celery Root with Cumin and Parsley

The "before" shot of the recipe. Flavor-forward ingredients like cumin seed and red onion — combined with a fresh hit of parsley — lift the fall side dish out of ordinary territory. 

Orange-Maple Butternut Squash

This easy side dish has delicious hits of both spice and sweetness, thanks to toasted ground coriander and a generous drizzle of maple syrup. A bit of orange zest gets stirred in with the latter. 

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Orange-Maple Butternut Squash

The thick shell of butternut squash is not nearly as intimidating as it sometimes seems. A good vegetable peeler is generally up to the task. 

Cranberry-Glazed Sticky Chicken Wings

Cranberries don't have to be strictly relegated to the role of Thanksgiving turkey sidekick. Here, they're cooked down to become part of the enticingly sticky glaze on a batch of chicken wings finished with a smattering of sliced scallion.

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Cranberry-Glazed Sticky Chicken Wings

It's a case of "opposites attract" in this recipe, where the cranberries, famously tart, team up with a sweet Asian-style chile sauce. 

Turnip-Russet Mash

Boiled with a russet potato until tender and then whipped to fluffy perfection, turnips provide a new take on the customary mash. Sour cream keeps things creamy, while whole-grain mustard adds kick.  

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Turnip-Russet Mash

Young turnips — which cook faster and have a milder flavor than older counterparts that have been hanging out in storage — are the best ones for this recipe. 

Easy Pan-Roasted Chicken and Shallots

Shallots, the milder, more refined cousin of onions and garlic, nevertheless have more than enough flavor to make this 25-minute chicken dinner a standout. 

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Easy Pan-Roasted Chicken and Shallots

Halved or quartered, shallots are ready to roast alongside bone-in chicken breasts. Together with chicken stock, butter and rosemary, they form a pan sauce that's as simple as it is delectable. 

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