25 Must-Make Ambitious Kitchen Fall Dinners

Whenever the season changes I get tons of questions like:

  • “if you had to choose, which dinner should I make for my family?”
  • “what’s your go-to soup?”
  • “I’m looking for a dinner to WOW people, what’s your fav?”

With hundreds of amazing dinner recipes on Ambitious Kitchen by now, it was almost impossible to pick out our top 25 must-make fall dinners. But yes, we did it and I’m SO excited to share these incredible, comforting, nourishing, flavorful dinner recipes with you.

I broke them up into soups & stews, chilis, noodles & pasta, and some fun cozy chicken & turkey dishes and denoted if they are vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free so that you can find exactly what you’re craving. Remember to head to the full recipe post to see all of the easy ways you can customize the recipe based on your taste preferences and dietary needs!

Time to load up on all of the butternut squash and pumpkin you can carry, and enjoy the perfect fall dinner any night of the week. If you make any of these recipes be sure to let me know how you liked them!

V = Vegan

Veg. = Vegetarian

GF = Gluten free

lentil Moroccan stew in a bowl with a lemon wedge

Soups & Stews

Butternut Squash, Chickpea & Lentil Moroccan-Inspired Stew V, GF

Creamy White Bean Chicken Enchilada Soup GF

Healing Curry Butternut Squash Lentil Soup (with a slow cooker option!) V, GF

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Peanut Butter Chicken Soup GF

One Pot Moroccan-Spiced Chicken Stew with Sweet Potato & Couscous

healthy turkey chili in three bowls


The Best Healthy Turkey Chili GF

Healthy White Chicken Chili GF

Slow Cooker Black Bean Pumpkin Turkey Chili GF

Actually, the Best Vegetarian Chili Ever V, GF

lifting a slice of vegetarian pumpkin lasagna out of a pan

Noodles & Pasta

Simply use your favorite gluten free pasta to make all of these recipes gluten free!

Vegetarian Spinach Pumpkin Lasagna Veg.

One Pan Tomato Basil Baked Orzo Veg.

Buffalo Cauliflower Mac and Cheese Veg.

One Pan Lightened Up Hamburger Helper

Roasted Butternut Squash Broccoli Cheddar Chicken Couscous

Cozy Roasted Vegetable Butternut Squash Lasagna Veg.

Spinach Bacon Pumpkin Mac and Cheese

homemade cheddar broccoli leftover turkey pot pie in a skillet with a spoon

Cozy Chicken & Turkey Dishes

Blow Ya Mind Cheddar Broccoli Chicken Pot Pie

Oh So Good Chicken Meatballs in Pumpkin Coconut Curry Sauce GF

30 Minute Healthier Turkey Sloppy Joes with Homemade Sauce GF

Spicy Black Bean Chicken Enchiladas with Pumpkin Sour Cream Sauce GF

Cheddar-Stuffed Buffalo Chicken Meatloaf GF

Sheet Pan Moroccan-Spiced Chicken with Sweet Potatoes & Cauliflower GF

White Chicken Chili Pie with Pumpkin Cornbread Crust

Incredible Slow Cooker Pulled Chicken Sandwiches GF

Mama’s Puerto Rican Chicken and Rice (Arroz con Pollo) GF

I hope you love these fall dinner recipes! If you make them be sure to leave a comment and a rating on the recipe so I know how you liked it. Enjoy, xo!