What to Cook this October

October cooking is all about warm and hearty foods! Bring on the pumpkin, soups and baking projects! Here is a seasonal list of What to Cook in October!

What to cook in October.

There is no turning back, fall is here and with it comes all the comforting baked goods, pumpkin spice everything and warm and hearty soups in stews! Hopefully, lots of fresh vegetables are still out at the farmer’s market in your area, and of course all things pumpkin and apples. We’ve got the perfect list of recipes to make this October to help you get excited about the season!

Seasonal Market Finds

  • Apples
  • Pears
  • Dark leafy greens
  • Root Vegetables (turnips, rutabaga, kohlrabi, etc)
  • Greens (spinach, kale, collards)
  • Herbs (sage, rosemary, thyme, etc)
  • Leeks
  • Pumpkins
  • Potatoes
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Brussels Sprouts

Peanut butter oatmeal bake.

Peanut Butter, Banana, Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal: Perfect combination of flavors for a warming, comforting breakfast. Bonus points is that it’s make-ahead so all you have to do is reheat in the morning!

Sheet pan breakfast bake.

Sheet Pan Classic Breakfast Bake (Eggs, Bacon, & Home Fries!): Sunday Brunch never came so easy! All your favorites made on a sheet pan!

Golden Milk Latte Overnight Oats with berries

Golden Milk Overnight Oats: These overnight oats are filled with warm spices! It’s the perfect make-ahead breakfast that is hearty, nutrient-dense, and delicious! They require absolutely no cooking and make for a perfect anti-inflammatory overnight oats recipe.

Pumpkin spice coffee.

Pumpkin Spice Latte: This recipe for easy Pumpkin Spice Coffee can be made using your favorite regular coffee or made into a Pumpkin Spice Latte. It’s refined sugar-free and customizable so you can make it dairy-free if you need to!

A loaf of pumpkin bread.

Gluten Free Pumpkin Bread: This perfectly spiced loaf is so moist and made using a nut-free blend of coconut and tapioca flour. It’s also dairy-free and refined-sugar free and the perfect weekend (or weeknight!) baking project.

Spinach artichoke dip.

Healthy Spinach & Artichoke Dip: Bound to be a hit at your next watch party, this Healthy Spinach Artichoke Dip has all that creamy flavor without any dairy. This paleo, vegan and Whole30 friendly appetizer is simple to put together and nobody will know this isn’t the classic version.

Hamburger helper.

Healthy Hamburger Helper: A classic childhood favorite lightened up. This is a must make this fall for an easy and hearty dinner everyone is going to love. Bonus points, it’s made all in on pan!

Instant pot loaded potato soup.

Instant Pot Loaded Potato Soup: This soup taste just like a loaded baked potato! It’s creamy and topped with all of your favorite baked potato toppings. This comfort food soup is gluten-free and optionally made dairy-free!

Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff

Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff: This classic American dish comes together quickly, with minimal prep and mostly hands-off cooking thanks to the Instant Pot. It’s made using REAL ingredients and is so hearty! Make sure to omit peas for Whole30 compliance.

easy vegan curry one pan

Chickpea and Cauliflower Curry: Using just a few kitchen staples, this Indian-inspired curry is a meal everyone will love. This vegan dish is dairy-free and gluten-free and perfect for when you need a quick dinner solution! It’s flavorful and so comforting.

Apple upside down cake.

Apple Upside Down Cake: This Upside Down Gluten Free Apple Cake is unbelievably simple to make and so delicious. It’s grain-free, nut-free and dairy-free but with no shortage of delicious apple cinnamon flavor. It’s perfect to serve up for Rosh Hashanah or to whip up for a weekend baking project after you’ve gone apple picking.

Pumpkin Smash Cocktail

Pumpkin Smash Cocktail: This drink, made with Stoli Gluten-Free, has all the flavors of Fall in one delicious cocktail! The easy vanilla bean pumpkin syrup makes a batch large enough to whip up a number of cocktails, perfect for a dinner party and for Thanksgiving! Top it with candied pepitas for the perfect garnish.

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What to make in October.

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October 1, 2020

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  1. thank you for all of these, love the pumpkin smash cocktail, might start with that and the strogonoff, haven’t made that in quite a while and love your recipe, even if I slow cook it, thank you!

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