In the Kitchen: Top Five Autumn Recipes

Autumn Recipes - In the Kitchen

I’m back from my holiday and we are well and truly in Autumn now. The temperature has dropped and all I really want to do at the end of the day is snuggle with a blanket and feast on something tasty. I want dinners that will envelope my house in a bubble of warmth and delicious aromas. Quite simply I want comfort food. To satisfy my need for comfort food I’ve been making my favourite autumn recipes on a regular basis. Which is totally putting a smile on my face. So to bring some of that joy to the blog I am going to share my five favourite autumn recipes with you.

Number 1 // Chicken Pilaf

This is a firm favourite in our house. So much so that it’s not just an autumn recipe, for us it’s one that we make all year round. The fact that it’s a slow cooker recipe means that it’s a case of prepping a few things at the start and then leaving it to do it’s thing for the next few hours. Which means more time for napping or reading a book. Or to bake a cake! The slow cooker aspect, plus the delicious flavours is why this recipe has made it’s way onto my list of autumn recipes.

Number 2 // Homemade Baked Beans

Number two on the favourite autumn recipes list is our homemade baked beans. Fi shared this one a few weeks ago, and it’s definitely a firm favourite. Baked beans are a staple in our house, they are the perfect topping for baked potatoes or toast, or they make a great base for a vegetable chilli. And that’s why they are on this list. They are basically the perfect autumnal feasting food. Plus there’s something about making your own beans and knowing what’s in them – as much as I love Heinz these are far superior.

Number 3 // Spinach and Chickpea Curry

This one is a Hungry Healthy Happy recipe that is a firm favourite of ours. It’s simple and delicious and allows us to use up all our store cupboard staples in a quick and simple way. It literally takes 15 minutes, so it’s the perfect recipe for autumn when you want to spend minimal time in the kitchen and still end up with a warm and hearty dish to feast on.

Number 4 // Red Lentil & Cauliflower Korma

Yes, it’s another curry. Sorry not sorry because this vegetarian version of a korma is unbelievably good. If I’m honest I didn’t expect this to be something I would like as I wasn’t always a big cauliflower fan, but this recipe utterly converted me and now cauliflower is one of my favourites. This is the perfect meal for a lazy sunday afternoon, where you can potter in the kitchen and enjoy the wonderful smells of this curry coming together.

Number 5 // Macaroni Cheese

Gooey cheese, lashings of vegetables and salty lardons, what’s not to love? This is an Evans family favourite, and is always a crowd pleaser. This is my ultimate comfort food dish. Every time I cook this it takes me back to evenings when I was growing up, helping in the kitchen and nattering away around the dinner table. The excellent thing about this dish is that you can throw in whatever vegetables you want. We go for mushrooms and artichokes with a topping of tomatoes, but you can bung in whatever. Plus there’s lashings of cheese sauce – did I mention that?

So there you have it, my top five autumn recipes. As you can see I’ve included my favourite slow cooker recipes and Evans family classics. Do you have any favourite autumn recipes? Do share if you do, new recipes are always needed!

Laura xx