Casseroles are a perfect meal to make during the fall and winter months, but how can you make them feel like fall specifically? 

What’s more comforting than a casserole during chilly weather? As the fall temperatures begin to drop, cravings for casseroles may kick in. They’re easy to prepare, are simple to store for meal prep, and can be filled up with your favorite seasonal ingredients.

Reintroduce comforting, flavorful casseroles into your weeknight meals with fall-flavored casserole combinations. Autumn-inspired casseroles will infuse your home with delicious and cozy scents, getting everyone excited for dinner.

Below, we’re sharing our tips to make your casseroles perfect for fall and giving you some suggestions of our favorite recipes! 

Bourbon infused sweet potato casserole in white dish
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1. Use in-season ingredients

Using in-season ingredients is a perfect way to make your casserole taste like fall! Fall has some really delicious options for in-season ingredients that you can use in your casserole recipes. You can use cranberries, pumpkins, carrots, sweet potatoes, and more! Even adding in some greens like broccoli and spinach is delicious in a fall casserole. 

This Bourbon-Infused Sweet Potato Casserole recipe is a perfect example of incorporating a seasonal ingredient like sweet potato!

French Toast Casserole in White Baking Dish

2. Use traditional fall spices and herbs

Using herbs and spices that are more common in the autumn months is a great way to get into the fall spirit with your casserole dinner.

The spices you use will depend on what type of casserole you’re making. For example, ginger will give a great kick of flavor to your savory recipe, and cinnamon would be a great addition to a sweeter casserole.

Try out this Weight Watchers Holiday French Toast Casserole to enjoy the delicious fall flavor of cinnamon! 

Buffalo Chicken Casserole

3. Use ingredients that are traditional fall colors

You can make a casserole perfect for fall by adding some fall colors such as oranges, browns, and earthy greens. Adding in carrots, butternut squash, and potatoes will give your casserole a beautiful earthy color matching the changing foliage outside. 

This Buffalo Chicken Casserole recipe is a great way to incorporate fall colors with the orange from the cheese, and the reddish brown tone of the bacon. Plus the kick of spice makes this a great option to warm up with on a cooler fall day!

Chicken parmesan spaghetti bake on white plate

4. Use comfort foods as ingredients

Fall is the perfect time to dig into comfort foods. They’re usually a bit heavier but add a layer of coziness to your dish. Using pasta, mashed potatoes, and cheese in a casserole recipe is a great way to warm up when it’s cooler outside, but also a great way to get into the fall spirit!

For some great comfort food, check out this Chicken Parmesan Spaghetti Bake recipe!

Chicken stuffed casserole on white plate

5. Use hearty ingredients

The weather gets cooler for most places during the fall, so it’s a great time to start preparing some hearty foods. By creating hearty recipes, you’re able to get a filling meal into your body with lots of nutrients, yet it will feel like a satisfying comfort food!

A great example we have of this is our Stove Top Stuffing Chicken Casserole. This dish has a variety of mixed vegetables along with chicken, making it satisfying, hearty, and delicious.

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