Midweek meals needn't be stressful or time consuming. Make the most of autumn's freshest ingredients with our favourite seasonal recipes - easy to prepare and quick to make...
Autumn recipes are great comfort food, keeping you warm during that transition between summer and winter. Our autumn recipes make the best midweek meals as they’re neither stressful nor time consuming and they certainly don’t compromise on taste either! Treat your family to hearty comfort food on a chilly autumn evening, from warming soups and stews to individual shepherd’s pies (with a healthy twist!).
Our favourite simple seasonal recipes make the most of autumn’s freshest ingredients and they’re all easy to prepare and quick to make.
A rich, warming stew, this beef, mushroom and thyme casserole recipe (pictured) is good to prepare and freeze ahead – or keep bubbling on the stove on chilly evenings. Serve with steamed veg and mashed potato for a supper the whole family will love.
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Conchiglie or pappardelle also work well with this rich, earthy pasta recipe. The sauce can also be made in large quantities and frozen successfully. After thawing, simmer for 10 minutes before tossing with the pasta.
Individual portions make this mini shepherds pie with sweet potato mash recipe a perfect midweek meal – why not make a batch at the weekend and freeze ready for busy evenings?
Serve this warm root vegetable salad recipe with some cheese and a hunk of crusty bread.
A family favourite with a herby twist that gives the comforting yorkshire pudding a great depth of flavour, our herby toad in the hole recipe will be on the table in under an hour – perfect for hungry families!
Packed with rich, comforting flavour, this rich and cheesy cauliflower cheese recipe will keep vegetarians and meat-eaters happy.
For something a little more original, try this Asian-style beef casserole. It puts an Oriental twist on a classic recipe that’s really tasty.
Serve up these individual portions of roast squash with goat’s cheese at a dinner party or simply enjoy as a light supper if you’re looking for a minimum-hassle recipe.
A healthy and aromatic pumpkin and sweet potato curry recipe using deliciously seasonal pumpkin and sweet potato.
Make the most of the very best British ingredients in our classic fish pie recipe. Use any white fish – but smoked fish will add extra flavour.
Tangy mustard and crunchy garlic crumbs make this mouthwatering honeyed chicken with braised chicory recipe really stand out.
Kale is in season all through autumn and winter so get cooking with it when it’s at its best. Try this salmon and kale filo pie when you’re cooking for a small group – everyone will love it.
Gorgonzola and sprinkled nuts add a twist on the usual pasta supper in our quick and easy tagliatelle with with gorgonzola and toasted walnuts recipe.
The subtle flavour of Indian spices in this thick and creamy spiced soup recipe pair perfectly with the natural sweetness of parsnip and make a great treat for a cold evening.
The warming ginger in this prawn stir-fry adds an incredible zing and transforms the dish. Ideal served with basmati rice.
With a slight nod towards the Middle East, serve this rich, warming lamb casserole recipe with couscous for a speedier finish. Otherwise, go for rice or mashed potatoes.
Venison steak with redcurrant sauce is easy but impressive, ready in just 35 minutes and is great even as a dinner party main as it looks stunning and guests never have to know just how simple it is to prepare.
Freekeh is an Middle Eastern cereal that’s finding its way in a lot of salad recipes. This freekeh pilaf with beetroot, goats’ cheese and nuts recipe is the ideal dish for a healthy lunch or supper.
Aubergine is in season in autumn so why not make the most of it with this aubergine, veal and yogurt crumble. This is a really tasty, original recipe that you’ll want to make again and again.
Knock up this crab, chilli and cherry tomato linguine recipe in no time for a really delightful pasta dish.
This really is comfort food at its finest. Warm up with this superb venison and butternut squash stew.
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