7 Simple & Hearty One-Pot Dishes for Fall

Fall is in the air as these delightful, comforting foods simmer away on your stove or in your slow cooker.  Each dish can be served over polenta, rice, or pasta.  Serve with a side salad and you have a complete meal.  Make extra for those days that you do no have the time to cook.  Easy as one, two, three!

Lamb Stew with Root Vegetables

This Lamb Stew is a great fall and & winter dish. It is loaded with root vegetable that are readily available during this time of year. Enjoy this the rich flavorful lamb without the cost sometimes associated with lamb by using the less expensive neck bone meat for this dish! Such a comforting dish!


Chicken Cacciatore Stew

This dish keeps your house smelling great for a few hours as it simmers away. I use a large enameled cast iron pot and a low simmer. I sometimes double the recipe because this dish does freeze well and comes in handy for a hardy reheat meal on a weeknight when schedules are tight and the cook is tired.


Tuscan Peasant Soup

This is a perfect soup for a cold Fall day and is great to make in bulk and freeze. Use your favorite fall vegetables or whatever you have on hand. Also, use a different combination of beans to suit your taste.  Soup doesn’t just taste great and is very filling, it is just plain great for you!

Classic Vegetable Soup

This basic Classic Vegetable Soup can be made with any combination of fresh or frozen vegetables, so the soup will taste a little different each time. I buy organic frozen mixed veggies. So EASY!  The recipe can easily be doubled or even tripled to and frozen for later use.


Slow-Cooker Lentil Soup

This is one of my favorite soups, especially in the winter or on a rainy day. Lentils are relatively quick and easy to prepare when compared to other dried beans, and their low cost makes them an accessible form of high-quality protein for many people around the world.

Lentil Soup 1 (1 of 1)

Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut Squash has a sweet, nutty taste similar to that of a pumpkin. It has yellow skin and orange fleshy pulp. When ripe, it turns increasingly deep orange, and becomes sweeter and richer.  This soup makes for the perfect healthy comfort food. It is creamy, light and filling.

Squash Soup (1 of 1)

3 Bean Grass-Fed Beef Chili

Grass-fed beef generally comes from cattle that eat only grass and other foraged foods throughout their lives. Often, conventional beef cattle eat a diet that includes grains, such as corn, at some point. The difference in the diets of the cattle changes the nutrients and fats you get from eating the different types of beef.