The Pioneer Woman's Top Recipes for a Fall Feast

Celebrate the return of crisp autumnal air with these hearty recipes for savory and sweet favorites alike.

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Butternut Squash and Black Bean Enchiladas

Make the best out of butternut squash season and serve this meatless twist on a Tex-Mex favorite.

Get the Recipe: Butternut Squash and Black Bean Enchiladas

Spaghetti Squash Bolognese

No need for noodles here! Ree lets the delicate strands of spaghetti squash stand-in for the usual pasta.

Get the Recipe: Spaghetti Squash Bolognese

Cheddar and Apple Grilled Cheese

Upgrade your everyday grilled cheese sandwich with thick-cut bacon, brown sugar and crisp Granny Smith apples for a savory-sweet combo you’ll love.

Get the Recipe: Cheddar and Apple Grilled Cheese

Pumpkin Tiramisu

Ree adds a special fall twist to this Italian-style dessert by adding pumpkin puree to the mascarpone topping.

Get the Recipe: Pumpkin Tiramisu

Cheesy Tomato Soup

As the weather gets colder, nothing is better than warming up with a bowl of Ree’s creamy soup.

Get the Recipe: Cheesy Tomato Soup

Cinnamon Apples

Ree melts down cinnamon candy with brown sugar to create a bright-red sauce for the apples to cook in.

Get the Recipe: Cinnamon Apples

Ham and Collard Soup

If your leftover holiday ham is taking up too much room in the fridge, dice it up and use it in this hearty fall soup.

Get the Recipe: Ham and Collard Soup

Pumpkin Rum Cake

Ree soaks the cake with rum syrup to ensure that it stays moist.

Get the Recipe: Pumpkin Rum Cake

Fried Apple Pies

Ree suggests dicing the apples into thick pieces so that "they stay put inside the pies."

Get the Recipe: Fried Apple Pies

Fast White Chicken Chili

Ree adds a mixture of heavy cream and masa harina to thicken up the chili as it cooks in the pressure cooker.

Get the Recipe: Fast White Chicken Chili

Quick and Easy Apple Tart

The secret to Ree's speedy dessert is a store-bought timesaver: prepared puffed pastry. By using that as the base of her tart, she can get right to the layering of the apples before quickly baking.

Get the Recipe: Quick and Easy Apple Tart

Beth's Brisket

An all-in-one meal featuring tender beef, earthy mushrooms and sweet carrots, Ree's big-batch recipe is gently simmered in a savory broth laced with equal parts Worcestershire, soy sauce and vinegar.

Get the Recipe: Beth's Brisket

Cheesy Cauliflower Soup

Similar to potato soup in that it's creamy and decadent, Ree's cauliflower-based soup is filled with Monterey Jack cheese, which melts well into the cauliflower puree.

Get the Recipe: Cheesy Cauliflower Soup

Simple, Perfect Chili

Ideal for game-day tailgates and casual dinners alike, Ree's smoky chili features a base of ground beef and two beans, which guarantee texture as well as heft.

Get the Recipe: Simple, Perfect Chili

Pumpkin Gingersnap Cheesecake

Follow Ree's lead and ditch the usual graham cracker crust; use a base of crushed gingersnap cookies instead. The spicy sweetness pairs well with the rich, creamy filling featuring smooth pumpkin puree and tangy cream cheese. For over-the-top decadence, she serves the cheesecake with a buttery salted caramel topping.

Get the Recipe: Pumpkin Gingersnap Cheesecake with Salted Caramel Sauce

Chicken Spaghetti

With a 5-star rating, Ree's hearty casserole is a fan-favorite pick. It's made with shredded chicken, spaghetti and colorful bell peppers — and some cheese, of course — so it's an entire meal served in one casserole dish.

Get the Recipe: Chicken Spaghetti


If a trip to the orchard has left you with a plethora of apples, turn them into applesauce in a flash. Ree's top-rated recipe features a dash of cinnamon for subtle warmth. 

Get the Recipe: Applesauce

Macaroni and Cheese

Once you put together Ree's silky-smooth mac and cheese, it's up to you to decide if you want to eat it straight from the stove or go one step further and bake it beneath a blanket of cheddar for even gooier results.

Get the Recipe: Macaroni and Cheese

Perfect Potato Soup

By building her comforting soup in the same pot in which she fries bacon pieces, Ree guarantees a subtly smoky flavor base in the finished product. She finishes each bowl with those crispy bacon bits, plus grated cheese.

Get the Recipe: Perfect Potato Soup

Skillet Apple Crisp

Unlike pie, which requires the careful rolling of dough, crisps and crumbles are fuss-free. Ree simply creates a flour-butter mixture with sugar and fragrant spices, then sprinkles it atop a skillet full of sweetened apple slices.

Get the Recipe: Skillet Apple Crisp

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

Canned pumpkin puree lends both subtle sweetness and a vibrant orange hue to the dough for Ree's rolls. She fills these tender beauties with plenty of butter, plus a spiced cinnamon-sugar mixture studded with chopped pecans for welcome crunch.

Get the Recipe: Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

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