It’s that time of year – the weather is a little chillier in the morning, kids are heading back to school, and summer store displays are being replaced with holiday decor. Fall is almost here! And with the change of seasons, it’s time to make some changes in the kitchen too; it’s time to replace frozen treats with savory eats. Fall is also perfect for frugal meals; it’s a great time to stock up on fresh fall produce, pull out the crock pot or slowcooker again, and start thinking about holiday baking. Use this list of 10 frugal fall recipes to start creating your fall menu plan today, and embrace the new season!
Bacon, Steak, Potato & Cheese Kabobs
This yummy combination of savory flavors combines to create a super fun party food, or main dish. It looks classy, but is kid friendly too – in even includes tator tots!
Get the full recipe here: Bacon, Steak, Potato & Cheese Kabobs.
Southwestern style slowcooker chicken enchilada soup
This is a really simple soup, that’s easy to throw together quickly in the slowcooker. Add all of the healthy southwestern flavored ingredients in the morning, and you’ve got a wonderfully warm meal waiting when you get home in the evening. Pair it with some homemade cornbread for a perfect weeknight meal.
Get the full recipe here: Southwestern style slowcooker chicken enchilada soup.
Chocolate pumpkin spice bread
What says fall more than pumpkin? And when you combine it with chocolate swirls it gets even more fantastic. This swirled bread is impressive to look at, but incredibly easy to create.
Get the recipe here: Chocolate pumpkin spice bread.
Chicken and waffle bites
Chicken and waffles is a fall favorite for many families. Why not mix it up a little, and turn them into bite-sized appetizers or snacks? They’re incredibly easy to make, and perfect for holiday parties.
Get the recipe here: Simple appetizer – chicken and waffle bites.
Strawberry and cream cheese stuffed danish
The perfect way to start your day is with a warm cream cheese-filled muffin. This recipe starts with a basic can of refrigerated biscuits, and can be changed up with any type of fruit or jam depending on what you have on hand or are in the mood for.
Get the recipe here: Strawberry and cream cheese stuffed danish.
Buffalo chicken and ranch wraps
This is a great twist on your favorite buffalo wings appetizer – turn it into a quick and easy lunch or dinner, and make it low fat with a few simple swaps. This is perfect for busy nights when you need something to grab and go on the way to sports or activities.
Get the recipe here: Buffalo chicken and ranch wraps.
Cheesy chicken pot pie casserole
This super yummy casserole starts from a boxed mix, making it really simple to get a warm semi-homecooked dinner on the table in a flash. You’ll find 3 different ways to customize it and change it up, to make it a “real” meal.
Get the recipe here: Cheesy chicken pot pie casserole.
Cinnamon streusel coffee cake
Who doesn’t love the scent of cinnamon in the air during the fall months? Bake up a warm and delicious loaf of this cinnamon streusal coffee cake for dessert, or bake a few for holiday and hostess gifts.
Get the recipe here: Cinnamon streusel coffee cake.