There’s a lot of recipes that take hours, or even days to prepare! These instant recipes for the fall will have you making delicious meals in no time at all. Cook a little for yourself, or cook a lot for your friends.
Either way, these recipes are some that you can cook quickly and cozy up in a blanket on a crisp autumn night! We’ve got two savory dishes, and two sweet treats on this list, so saddle up!
1. Pumpkin Quesadillas
Pumpkin in a quesadilla?! Never heard that one before, eh? As it turns out, it’s delicious! These pumpkin quesadillas are great food for the fall, incorporating the seasonal gourd. They only take about 35 minutes to make as well, and that’s including prep time!
Just get yourself some tortillas, some pumpkins, and all the other delicious fillers you’d like to jam in this amazing Mexican dish. The pumpkin adds a savory and robust taste to the dish. Paired with corn, which adds a beautiful crunchy texture to the quesadillas, this dish is a great fall dish to serve to your guests, or yourself with plenty of leftovers.
2. Pumpkin Soup
This warming dish is an amazing start to any entree or served by itself for a cozy night indoors. Pumpkin soup only takes about 45 minutes to make as well, so it’s a great dish to whip up short notice! All you need is some pumpkin, onions, olive oil, chicken or vegetable stock, and cream. Simply fry up the onions and pumpkin chunks in a pan, pour in the stock and allow to simmer for a while.
Once the pumpkin is nice and soft, pour in the cream, and purée with a hand blender. At this point, you can either reheat to dive in immediately and satisfy your tastebuds, or you can freeze it for up to two months! A cooking tip for this one is to make little croutons to put into the soup, give the soup a bit more sustenance and texture.
3. Pecan Pie Brownies
This dish only takes about 45 minutes as well, and it combines two awesome desserts; pecan pie, and brownies. The pecan pie brownies are a very simple hybrid of the two treats. It’s a simple brownie batter, maybe you already have a favorite recipe, with a pecan pie topper for extra crunch and taste.
All you have to do is prepare brownies with any recipe you would like, baking for 15 minutes, then prepare your pecan pie mixture. Pour the batter over the baked brownies, spreading evenly, then place back in the oven for another 15 minutes. Once finished, allow them to fully cool and slice them up! A truly delicious dessert to finish off any dinner party!
4. Pumpkin Cupcakes
These cupcakes take about 50 minutes to prepare and bake, so not much longer than the rest, but they are well worth it! The pumpkin cupcakes are such a fun dessert for your guests and ooze with fall vibes. To top off these delicious cupcakes, sprinkle some cinnamon on top of a cream cheese icing and you’ll be laughing! Unbelievable.
An extra tip on how to make these even cuter, maybe if you’re bringing them to a pot-luck, is to decorate the tops of the cupcakes into little pumpkins with the icing. Get creative! Anyone who is lucky enough to enjoy these cupcakes will want to throw more parties just so you can bring your iconic pumpkin cupcakes to liven up the place!