a bunch of seasonal autumn veggies like brussels sprouts, sweet potato, bell peppers, and broccoli

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Easy Fall Recipes to Warm Your Belly (and Your Heart)

Ah yes, it’s that magical time of year – where the morning air is crisp, leaves crunch beneath your feet, and sweaters and leather move to the front of your wardrobe. That’s right, it’s fall, which means it’s also time to add our favourite cozy dishes back into the meal rotation. We rounded up 5 recipes that really celebrate the flavours and seasonal produce of autumn and where you can buy the groceries to make them near Wolf Willow.

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Potato Leek Soup

Seasonal produce: potato, leek, thyme

We don’t know about you, but the cooler temps always have us craving a hearty bowl of soup. This filling potato leek soup is packed full of flavour and makes a ton of soup, which is perfect for meal prepping or feeding a big family. Get creative and customize your toppings to keep this recipe fresh and fun so you can make it all autumn/winter long. Our topping suggestion is bacon, green onions, cheese, and celery salt for a baked potato in a bowl.

potato and leek soup

Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Seasonal produce: brussels sprouts

These are not the mushy steamed brussels sprouts you remember eating as a child. Oven roasted to perfection, these tangy balsamic roasted brussels sprouts is the perfect recipe to win your heart over for this often misunderstood vegetable. Omit the pancetta to keep this stunning side dish vegetarian. Experiment with different seasonings or herbs to find your favourite flavour pairing.

oven roasted brussels sprouts

Instant Pot Mushroom Risotto

Seasonal produce: mushrooms, spinach, onion, thyme

Everyone loves a good risotto, but not everyone loves the effort or time that goes into making it. This creamy Instant Pot Mushroom Risotto gives you the same delicious experience with minimal effort. All you need to do is sauté your onions and mushrooms, add the rice and liquid, then shut the lid and walk away. You’ll impress all your family and friends with this knockout dish!

instant pot mushroom risotto

Turkey Grilled Cheese with Cranberry Mustard

Seasonal produce: cranberries

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, this decadent turkey and brie grilled cheese sandwich with cranberry mustard is an interesting way to use your leftovers. The holidays are the perfect time to indulge in comfort food, so why not give this a try? If you aren’t a fan of brie cheese, substitute with your favourite melty cheese instead.

turkey brie grilled cheese with cranberry mustard

Pumpkin Bars

Seasonal produce: pumpkin

We can’t forget about dessert! These perfectly spiced pumpkin bars topped with cream cheese frosting are always a fan favourite. If you have family or friends that don’t like the texture of pumpkin pie but want to indulge in a yummy seasonal dessert, you will absolutely win them over with these bars. This pumpkin bar recipe also works well as cupcakes, which are great for sharing and eating at parties.

pumpkin bars with cream cheese frosting

Find your produce

Walden

Walden is the closest community to Wolf Willow with a grocery store. If you’re missing an item from one of these recipes, don’t fret! Save On Foods is just a short drive or bike ride away from your home.

Legacy

Legacy is also close to Wolf Willow and is home to one grocery store as well – Sobeys. A bunch of new retailers just opened in the Township shopping centre, so Legacy is a great option for those looking to complete multiple errands in one trip.

Shawnessy

Shawnessy is the biggest shopping centre near Wolf Willow. Here you will find several commercial grocery stores conveniently located near each other – Safeway, Co-op, Superstore, Walmart, India Grocery, and M&M Food Market.

We hope you enjoy trying these delicious seasonal recipes! What recipes are you most looking forward to cooking this autumn?