Autumn Recipe Inspiration: 14 Comfort Dishes
Goodbye summer, hello fall. The weather is shifting, and so is the mood. When it comes to eating, autumn means all kinds of comfort food as well as the fall flavors we welcome back every year—apple, pumpkin, squash and more. Does autumn inspire you in the kitchen?
We hope these 14 Primal and keto recipes—everything from breakfast to dinner, salads to treats—get you excited for the season. Enjoy!
Whether you’re brunching with friends or celebrating a relaxing weekend at home, whip up this simple and easy recipe in just over 30 minutes, and sit down to thick and sweet slices full of real food goodness.
These donuts have everything you’d expect from a traditional cake recipe: a tender and moist crumb from egg white, butter, and pumpkin puree. Topped with a cinnamon-spiked finish, you’ll love the slightly crunchy contrast to a soft interior.
Comfort food doesn’t get more quintessential than meatloaf. The goodness of grass-fed beef with the rich flavor of onions and Primal Kitchen Steak Sauce (yes!), topped with our Unsweetened Ketchup—it’s just like Mom would’ve made (but without the added sugar and bread crumbs).
Pot pies are a comfort food classic that feeds our nostalgia as well as appetite. Meat and veggies in a creamy sauce that’s topped with a crunchy topping…what’s not to love?
Bolognese has a richly nuanced, deeply umami flavor that satisfies in a warm, homey (and foodie) way. Paired with lower carb, higher nutrient spaghetti squash, this 45-minute meal makes for a true Primal favorite everyone at the table can enjoy.
With an arguably richer taste than beef and a more succulent feel when cooked for stew or soup, oxtail might just become a new favorite. You’ll enjoy warming up with this gelatinous, flavorful and hearty dish on a chilly autumn night. Be sure to make an extra batch: it tastes even better the next day.
Creamy, rib-sticking meaty, mounds of swirly noodles… beef stroganoff is a comfort-food trifecta. It’s a one pot meal that can be made on the stove in a dutch oven, in a slow cooker or an Instant Pot.
Bone marrow is an important supplemental food that’s easy to love—if you love fatty, savory treats, that is. And bone marrow is a treat, with its over-the-top richness, meaty flavor and fatty, creamy texture. It’s delicious fuel for the body, brimming with vitamins and minerals, and easy to prepare.
Immensely comforting, reminiscent of home, reminder of boisterous buffet-style family dinners and church basement potlucks, lasagna is as cherished as it is versatile.
Simple, comforting and easy, this beef stew recipe will always be a crowd pleaser. Customize with your favorite herbs and veggies for more delicious versatility.
Salads aren’t just for summer, and this recipe proves it. Warm, hearty, rich, with the deep flavors of mixed mushrooms, bacon (we have you at that, right?) and mustard dressing, this delicious side—or full-on meal—will make a believer out of you.
Combine the spicy greens of arugula with the seasonal sweetness of Primal Kitchen® Honey Mustard Vinaigrette
and cubed apple slices, plus add parboiled baby carrots and delectable baked delicata and butternut squash slices!
Made with the goodness of almond flour, eggs, and all the traditional spices, this pumpkin bread bakes up moist and flavorful. Pumpkin puree rather than pumpkin pie filling means you can sweeten to your own taste. And don’t worry about sugar—this recipe doesn’t have any. It uses a popular low-carb standby—Swerve—to add sweetness without the sugar content.
The chayote squash (also known as mirliton squash) is a mild-tasting, relatively low carb, and versatile fruit with a good dose of vitamin C. You’ll love the tender but slightly crisp texture with a low-carb, sweet crumble.
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