Fall Harvest Foods

Find Food Network's top recipes for fall's freshest farmers-market produce, like squash, apples, pears, sweet potatoes and cauliflower.
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Squash Gratin

This is the fall season in a skillet right here: Two kinds of cool-weather squash (butternut and kabocha) get a cozy blanket of breadcrumbs, parsley and cheesy goodness. 

Get the Recipe: Squash Gratin

Baker, Baker Baked Stuffed Apples

Alton Brown's version of the quintessential fall apple dessert features a quartet of Braeburns, scooped out and filled until overflowing with a mix of oats, brown sugar, cinnamon and ginger. 

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Sweet Potato Mash

These sweet potatoes get popped into the microwave for a quick cook. Then they're mashed and topped with brown butter and fried sage.

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Roasted Acorn Squash with Mushrooms, Peppers and Goat Cheese

Guy Fieri capitalizes on both the flesh and the seeds of acorn squash in this recipe, roasting them separately and then reuniting them in the finished dish. He also assembles a filling built on powerhouse flavors, including onion, bell peppers and goat cheese. 

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Blue Cheese and Pears

When pears are in their prime, they don't need much to shine. In this three-ingredient recipe, the sliced fruit is topped with a soft chunk of blue cheese and a few drops of honey. 

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Roasted Squash with Brown Butter and Cinnamon

Alex Guarnaschelli enlists dark brown sugar and molasses to coax additional sweetness from butternut squash in this recipe but keeps things zippy with ginger (fresh and ground), cinnamon, cloves and fresh-squeezed orange juice. 

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Pear-Pecan Upside-Down Cake

Bosc pears step in for the usual pineapple or apple in this upside-down cake, which is made entirely in a slow cooker. Add the fruit, pour in the batter and then let the kitchen appliance handle the rest. 

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Gingered Pears and Parsnips

This stovetop side dish brings together fruits and vegetables, sweetness and spice. The Bosc pears and parsnips are cooked in a skillet sauce of white wine and chicken broth and perked up by ginger and red pepper flakes. 

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Warm Apples and Ice Cream

Nothing fancy here, just plain old-fashioned deliciousness: Cooked down in butter with a little brown sugar and spices, green apples become the warm sidekick to a scoop of ice cream. 

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Spicy Roasted-Tomato Marinara and Spaghetti Squash

Play up spaghetti squash's pastalike appearance by cooking a roasted-tomato marinara to go with it. (Best of all, the squash can serve as its own pasta bowl.) 

Get the Recipe: Spicy Roasted Tomato Marinara with Spaghetti Squash

Mexican Turkey and Squash Stew

This recipe bridges the seasons by teaming up winter and summer squash in one colorful bowl. Turkey breast adds a hit of protein while a bright hit of salsa verde and tortillas on the side give the dinner a Mexican accent. 

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Balsamic-Glazed Squash

Roast acorn squash with balsamic vinegar and honey until it's caramelized and covered in a sweet-tart glaze.

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Roasted Acorn Squash and Garlic Mash

Part stew, part mash, this dish pairs sauteed leeks and apple with an acorn squash puree. A whole head of garlic, roasted until tender and added to the squash, gives the cozy fall recipe its oomph. 

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Butternut Squash Posole

The addition of butternut squash gives a touch of fall flavor to posole, the classic hominy dish. Diced avocado is the finishing touch. 

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Spinach Salad with Goat Cheese and Walnuts

This green salad couldn't be simpler — or more flavorful. Just three main ingredients — baby spinach, goat cheese and walnuts — get tossed with a simple vinaigrette, made extra nutty by walnut oil. 

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Kohlrabi Mash

Puree boiled kohlrabi with a touch of butter and cream, top with olive oil and parsley, and you have a mash that's a nice departure from the usual potatoes.

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Beef and Butternut Squash Stew

A stew of browned beef and plenty of butternut squash gets Italian touches from Giada De Laurentiis, who adds in Marsala wine and sun-dried tomatoes.  

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Celery Root and Potato Puree

Transform knobby celery root into a smooth puree and liven up a basic potato mash at the same time. Passing the vegetables through a food mill will yield the perfect texture.

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Mushroom-Pecorino Salad

In-season mushrooms are easily capable of being the star of a salad. Here, they embrace the spotlight and get flavorful support from thinly sliced red onion and shaved Pecorino cheese. 

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Warm Kale and 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.

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Chopped Apple Salad with Walnuts and Blue Cheese

For an enticing mix of crunch and creaminess, Bobby Flay combines tart apples and crisp endive with delicate baby spinach and a solid helping of crumbled blue cheese. 

Get the Recipe: Chopped Apple Salad With Toasted Walnuts, Blue Cheese and Pomegranate Vinaigrette

Quinoa with Roasted Butternut Squash

A mix of butternut squash, pistachios and cranberries stud this quinoa dish, which gets a hit of green from baby spinach. 

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Cauliflower Mash

Cauliflower fans will appreciate this dish, which uses the white vegetable florets much like potatoes to create a buttery mash. Fried sage leaves offer another hit of fall flavor. 

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Kale and Brussels Sprout Salad

Two powerhouse green vegetables — kale and Brussels sprouts — unite in this seasonal salad, which is tossed with Pecorino cheese and a zippy lemon-mustard dressing.

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Smoky Roasted Mushrooms

No shirkers in the flavor department, mushrooms here are roasted until tender and then tossed with a can't-fail mix of garlic and smoked paprika. 

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Cauliflower Gratin

Dress up this humble veggie with cream, cheese and a crunchy breadcrumb topping.

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Curried Sweet Potato-Apple Soup

This sweet and spiced soup is perfect for cool fall evenings.

Get the Recipe: Curried Sweet Potato-Apple Soup

Celery Root and Pear Puree

Puree celery root and pears with milk then warm and top with the browned butter.

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Glazed Figs

Cook fresh figs with red wine and brown sugar for an easy and elegant seasonal dessert.

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Baked Apples with Fennel

Fennel seeds, fresh fennel and onions turn baked apples into a savory side.

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Spaghetti Squash With Sausage

Skip pasta and serve shredded spaghetti squash with hot Italian sausage.

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Gnocchi With Squash and Kale

Toss sauteed winter squash and kale with frozen gnocchi for a hearty fall meal that's ready in under an hour.

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Pork With Squash and Apples

Two fall produce stars -- butternut squash and apples -- are roasted with pork tenderloin for a autumn meal fitting for company, but easy enough for a casual weeknight meal.

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Cinnamon-Anise Poached Pears

Make a fruity fall dessert in just ten minutes by poaching fresh pears.

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Pear Compote

Turn chopped pears into an elegant compote by cooking the fruit in a nuanced syrup made with white wine, vanilla bean and star anise. 

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Sweet Potato and Beet Hash

This hash keeps things simple but flavorful, teaming up roasted sweet potatoes and beets with caramelized onion and crisp bacon. 

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Roast Pork Loin with Apples

This juicy pork loin goes beautifully with sweet roasted apples and aromatic vegetables and herbs. Quickly sear the pork before roasting it in the oven to ensure a crisp, brown crust. 

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