24 Fall Farmers' Market Recipes
Savor the sweetness of fresh figs by combining it with a goat cheese mixture atop baguette slices.
Recipe: Baked Fig Crostini
- Recipe: Roasted Grape Chutney
Impress guests with hearty Grilled Pizza With Steak, Pear, and Arugula. The recipe serves four, so double it to serve six to eight. Most grills can handle two
Recipe: Grilled Pizza With Steak, Pear, And Arugula
Vegetarian or not, you'll love this healthy and satisfying meat-free dish for its delicious sauce: a flavorful combination of creamy peanut butter, fresh ginger and sweet chili sauce.
- Recipe: Peanut-Broccoli Stir-fry
Complement tender grilled eggplant with a rich topping that includes crunchy bell peppers, tomatoes, and sweet golden raisins. This dish pairs well with grilled chicken or served with Italian bread as a meatless entrée.
- Recipe: Potato-Leek Gratin
Baking caramelizes the sugars in this so-good-for-you vegetable, adding delicious flavor.
- Recipe: Roasted Cauliflower
Carved and decorated, pumpkins bewitchingly greet trick-or-treaters, but their spooky guises don’t stop us from savoring this treat in dishes such as Stuffed Pumpkin With Cranberry-Raisin Bread Pudding.
This updated Southern classic is made with a creamy herb mixture that has fewer fat grams but still all the flavor of the heavier traditional recipes.
- Recipe: Lemony Potato Salad
Pair fresh shallots with frozen whole green beans offer a timesaving shortcut in this speedy recipe. Sautéed in butter with strips of red bell pepper and shallots, they can easily stand in for fresh – even when company is coming.
The roasted goodness of the sweet potatoes and crispy smoked sausage deliver a pop of flavor in a small bite. Serve Sweet Potato Squares with Lemon-Garlic Mayonnaise warm or at room temperature.
This comforting soup is made with leftover ham, mashed potatoes, sweet peas, dinner rolls.
- Recipe: Loaded Potato Soup
This yields more than enough for appetizer-size servings. Divide up the leftovers, and freeze for a last-minute meal.
Recipe: Spiced Butternut-Pumpkin Soup
Recipe: Apple-Sage Stuffed Pork Chops
Chopped fresh cilantro and lime juice give Cabbage Stir-fry a Southwestern kick. The beautiful color and fresh flavor of this dish will entice even picky eaters.
- Recipe: Cabbage Stir-fry
Broccoli rabe, a bitter, almost-spicy descendant of wild mustard, is actually more closely related to turnips than broccoli. Blanching, before sautéing, mellows out its bitterness and locks in the bright green color.
Recipe: Lemony Broccoli Rabe Pasta
Replace the restaurant-size scoops of butter and sour cream with these good-for-you toppings.
This savory soup is full of the flavors of fall. Pumpkin and acorn squash are seasoned with honey, thyme, ginger, and nutmeg for a delicious combination that will be hard to resist.
- Recipe: Pumpkin-Acorn Squash Soup
Ready in 40 Minutes
Easier than an omelet, this hearty Italian egg dish makes enough to feed a family—all in a single skillet. Use any combination of fillings you'd include in a traditional omelet.
Recipe: Red Pepper, Potato, and Ricotta Frittata
You'll be amazed when you bite into this mixture of sweet and savory. Of course, like in all great sandwiches, there's bacon involved, too.
If you're craving a loaded-out pizza, give this veggie pizza a try! A whole wheat crust topped with roasted sweet potatoes and other colorful veggies ups the good-for-you-factor without skimping on flavor.
- Recipe: Roasted Vegetable Pizza
Our Farmers Market Cookbook is filled with more fresh produce recipes, divided into four chapters—Spring Recipes, Summer's Bounty, Autumn Harvest, and Winter Storehouse. The book also walks you through the farmers market experience and provides a Fresh Produce & Herb Primer with all the tips you need for selecting the best produce.