What to Cook in October

What to cook in October –  Make the most of seasonal ingredients with these simple and delicious recipes.

A list of which fruits and vegetables are in season in October + 14 simple, delicious, and seasonal recipes.

Fruits and vegetables, when eaten in season, taste better, they are more nutritious and cheaper.  Also, eating seasonally is a simple way to support the environment and your local economy.

Every season has its bounty to share! Even though the weather is cooler, there is still plenty of fresh, local produce to eat before the winter frost sets in.

Here’s our October produce reference guide and some great recipes.

In season:

  • Apples
  • Beets
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Cranberries
  • Figs
  • Grapes
  • Kale
  • Leeks
  • Mushrooms
  • Pears
  • Peppers
  • Pomegranates
  • Pumpkins
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Winter squash

ONE BOWL GREEK YOGURT APPLE OAT BREAD by Running With Spoons

What to cook in October - A list of which fruits and vegetables are in season in October + 14 simple, delicious, and seasonal recipes.

 A comforting and delicious breakfast, naturally sweetened, and with plenty of apple cinnamon flavor!

ROASTED BEET, BABY KALE AND BRIE QUICHE by Half Baked Harvest

What to cook in October - A list of which fruits and vegetables are in season in October + 14 simple, delicious, and seasonal recipes.

The perfect make-ahead dish!

ROASTED BROCCOLI STEAKS WITH BUTTER TOASTED PINE NUTS  by The Endless Meal

What to cook in October - A list of which fruits and vegetables are in season in October + 14 simple, delicious, and seasonal recipes.

Pretty enough to serve at a dinner party yet easy enough to make for a weeknight dinner.

BEEF AND CABBAGE STIR-FRY by Budget Bites

What to cook in October - A list of which fruits and vegetables are in season in October + 14 simple, delicious, and seasonal recipes.

A filling low carb dinner with lots of flavor!

GINGER AND TURMERIC CARROT SOUP by As Easy As Apple Pie

What to cook in October - A list of which fruits and vegetables are in season in October + 14 simple, delicious, and seasonal recipes.

The sweetness of the carrots is nicely balanced by the the pungent taste of the spices.

HONEY GARLIC BAKED CAULIFLOWER by Kirbie’s Cravings

What to cook in October - A list of which fruits and vegetables are in season in October + 14 simple, delicious, and seasonal recipes.

An easy and delicious weeknight meal!

FIG & HAZELNUT CAKE by Occasionally Eggs

What to cook in October - A list of which fruits and vegetables are in season in October + 14 simple, delicious, and seasonal recipes.

Refined sugar free, vegan, and low in added oil.

CHERRY BALSAMIC MIXED GREENS SALAD by Chelsea’s Messy Apron

What to cook in October - A list of which fruits and vegetables are in season in October + 14 simple, delicious, and seasonal recipes.

Grapes, pear, almonds, and dried cherries on a bed of mixed greens.

30 MINUTE CREAMY MUSHROOM AND LEEK CHICKEN BREASTS by Foodie Crush

What to cook in October - A list of which fruits and vegetables are in season in October + 14 simple, delicious, and seasonal recipes.

A savory and super easy chicken breast dinner that’s on the table in 30 minutes or less.

PEPERONATA (STEWED BELL PEPPERS) by As Easy As Apple Pie

What to cook in October - A list of which fruits and vegetables are in season in October + 14 simple, delicious, and seasonal recipes.

A rustic Italian dish made with only a few ingredients.

AUTUMN SANGRIA WITH APPLES, POMEGRANATE, AND BLACKBERRIES by Domesticate Me

What to cook in October - A list of which fruits and vegetables are in season in October + 14 simple, delicious, and seasonal recipes.

The perfect cocktail for fall entertaining!

PUMPKIN DINNER ROLLS by As Easy As Apple Pie

What to cook in October - A list of which fruits and vegetables are in season in October + 14 simple, delicious, and seasonal recipes.

Impress your dinner guests with these adorable pumpkin dinner rolls!

ROASTED BRUSSELS SPROUTS, CINNAMON BUTTERNUT SQUASH, PECANS AND CRANBERRIES by Julia’s Album

What to cook in October - A list of which fruits and vegetables are in season in October + 14 simple, delicious, and seasonal recipes.

 Healthy, gluten free, vegetarian, and packed with fiber!

BBQ CHICKEN SWEET POTATO PIZZA by Pinch of Yum

What to cook in October - A list of which fruits and vegetables are in season in October + 14 simple, delicious, and seasonal recipes.

You only need 3 ingredients to make this sweet potato pizza crust!

2 comments on “What to Cook in October”

  1. Thank you for the wonderful ideas, Elena!
    Your ginger and carrot soup is one of our favorites, I’ve made it several times and loved it each time.
    And your pumpkin dinner rolls are too cute to eat! 🙂

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