Fall Recipes for Entertaining

Hosting parties and get-togethers with these hearty recipes is just what you need as the days get chillier. 

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Hearty Sirloin Chili

This ultra-meaty chili gets great Southwestern flavor from jalapeno peppers and chili powder. Best of all, it comes together with just 15 minutes' prep time.

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Pot Roast with Vegetables

Tyler's pot roast is made all in one pot for easy clean-up. Season chuck roast liberally with salt and pepper and carmelize first for maximimum flavor. By adding aromatics like rosemary, celery and carrots you'll create even more flavor and end up with a colorful final dish. 

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Penne with Butternut Squash and Goat Cheese

Giada pours penne directly over goat cheese to turn the tangy cheese into a cream sauce. The heat of the pasta will melt the goat cheese and a little bit of pasta water will thin out the sauce as much as you like it. Toasted walnuts add crunch to balance the soft roasted squash that's tossed in. 

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Beef Bourguignon

Ina Garten's traditional French recipe for beef stew is an easy take on the often complex classic. Instead of cooking it on top of the stove as most beef bourguignon is, and fiddling with the temperature, Ina cooks it at a constant temperature in the the oven for a perfect result, every time.

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Chicken Enchiladas Suizas

This Mexican classic is fit for it for any dinner occasion. Charring the serrano chiles before adding them to the sauce will impart a smoky flavor to the overall dish.

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Asian Pork with Noodles

Serve slow-cooked Asian-inspired pork with soba noodles; garnish with water chestnuts, chiles, scallions and cilantro.

Get the Recipe: Soba with Slow Cooker Garlic and Ginger Pork

Chicken Fried Pork Chops with Chunky Pear Chutney

Sunny Anderson's fried pork chops are simple and economical. Serve them with her homemade chunky pear chutney.

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Hasselback Pork Schnitzel

Give pork loins the Hasselback treatment and you'll forget all about potatoes. Thanks to panko in every nook and cranny, every bite features the crunch you crave.

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Butternut Squash Hummus

With cinnamon-spiced butternut squash in the hummus and sweet maple syrup drizzled on top, this the ultimate dip for fall gatherings.

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Drip Beef Sandwiches

Ree swears by her secret ingredient for drip beef: a whole jar of pepperoncini that makes all the difference when you bite into the sandwich. You can use a slow cooker or a Dutch oven to let the beef simmer until it's fall apart tender. You can shred the beef as soon as it's ready or let it sit in the fridge overnight to easily skim off the fat the next day.

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Sunday Supper Stuffed Pork Chops

After layering browned pork chops with bacon-studded cornbread stuffing, round out the meal with cream cheese-loaded mashed potatoes and simple snap peas.

Get the Recipe: Sunday Supper Stuffed Pork Chops, Cream Cheese Potatoes, Sugar Snap Peas

Pork Medallions

Trisha's Asian-inspired pork dish is made with teriyaki sauce, apple cider vinegar, ginger sauce and orange juice. Cover pork tenderloins in the sauce and let them marinate for up to 24 hours before searing them.

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Pork Meatballs

For Alex's mouthwatering meatballs, treat them like hamburgers and cook until medium-rare. They should still be tender when they're added to your favorite tomato sauce.

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Sweet and Spicy Short Rib Tacos

Caramelize and sear your short ribs before adding them to your slow cooker. Top them with a sweet and sour sauce of ancho chiles and brown sugar, then let them cook until they're super tender. Fill warm tortillas with the shredded meat and top with Mexican crema.

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Ultimate Grilled Cheese

Ina's riff on grilled cheese comes stacked with more than cheese. She slathers each slice of bread with a blend of mayo, Dijon mustard and Parmesan, then tops it with thick-cut bacon, aged Gruyère and extra-sharp cheddar before pressing to melted, gooey perfection.

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Garlic-Roasted Chicken

The fragrant garlic-and-rosemary-infused chicken in this recipe is served over slices of sourdough bread, much like the famous chicken dish at San Francisco institution Cafe Zuni. The bread soaks up all the wonderful juices from the chicken and vinegar sauce.

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Orecchiette with Pancetta, Pumpkin and Broccoli Rabe

One look at — let alone a bite of — this pumpkin-strewn pasta dish will have you thinking of fall.

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Pumpkin-Popcorn Soup

This sweet, silky and spiced soup has two cups of popped, softened popcorn blended right in, while a garnish of popcorn sprinkled on top just before serving lends it a delightful crunch.

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Butternut Squash Lasagna

Turn a traditional fall vegetable, baked squash, into an Italian-inspired lasagna with creamy bechamel sauce.

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Tequila Cocktails

Tequila takes on a warm amber hue and fall flavor in this cocktail made with vermouth, honey, bitters and lemon juice.

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Meat Sauce

This is the one dish Ree makes ahead for a group more than any other. It's versatile and delicious and is the perfect on hand option when you've suddenly got a house full of people.

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Shortcut Slow-Cooker Apple Cider

This homemade cider couldn't be easier: Simply cut a dozen of your favorite apples into wedges (skins, seeds, stems and all!) and add to a slow cooker with some spices and water.

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Creamy Black Beans

Be sure to plan ahead for this side dish as the beans need to soak overnight before being incorporated into the recipe.

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Lamb Pizzas

Put a spin on pizza night with these Middle-Eastern style pizzas that are made right on the grill. Cool down the spicy topping with a minty yogurt sauce. 

Get the Recipe: Lamb Pizzas