October is not just about the candy. While trick-or-treating for delicious treats typically stocks your metro Atlanta home with candy for weeks, there are plenty of other ways to celebrate October with not-so-sweet, fall inspired recipes. Whether you are looking to host a Halloween party or just shake-up weekly dinner, here are some recipes that are sure to cast a spell over your friends and family:
- Pumpkin Lasagna: Lasagna is a fan favorite in most households, but this fall twist on a classic is sure to have your diners asking for seconds. In addition to the noodles, cheeses and tomato sauce, this Pumpkin Lasagna recipe features a pumpkin puree filling for a nice autumn touch.
- Roasted Butternut Squash Soup: With the weather turning cooler and butternut squash back in season, this Roasted Butternut Squash Soup is the perfect way to end your day, and better yet, it heats up well for leftovers. To add an extra splash of fall and little crunch, throw some toasted pumpkin seeds on top.
- Apple-Onion Soup: Apples are not just for picking or putting into pie. This Apple-Onion Soup recipe may have you a little nervous, but one taste and you will be sold on this savory/sweet dish.
- Fall Salad with Beets and Apples: If you enjoy a nice, refreshing salad, then this Fall Salad with Beets and Apples is the perfect recipe for your table. Serve this salad with the Pumpkin Lasagna and you have a complete meal.
- Sweet Potato-Topped Turkey Pot Pie: This recipe is not only great for October, but is also great for that after-Thanksgiving leftover turkey. The best part about the Sweet Potato-Topped Turkey Pot Pie is that you can save time by creating the topping up to two days ahead of time.
- Apple Caramel Cake: Just because there is candy from trick-or-treating, does not mean you can’t indulge in some dessert. This Apple Caramel Cake is a nod to the popular caramel candied apples without having to worry about pulling a tooth.
Halloween and October does not have to just be about the costumes, candy and haunted houses. With so many great fruits and vegetables currently in season, you can spice up your cooking this fall. If you need a little inspiration, turn to the leaves outside. Just as they change to brilliant shades of reds, oranges and yellows, so can you dinner table. From pumpkins to apples to corn and squash, there are so many foods that are red, yellow or orange.
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