20 Dinner Party Recipes That Celebrate Harvest Season from 20 Dinner Party Recipes That Celebrate Harvest Season

20 Dinner Party Recipes That Celebrate Harvest Season

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20 Dinner Party Recipes That Celebrate Harvest Season

Although we are obviously sad to see summer disappear for another year, the prospect of a warm, golden fall isn’t really so bad. With the cooler weather, the cozy evenings, and the golden leaves, fall is one of our favorite seasons, and it’s definitely the best time of year for fresh produce.

Acorn Squash Risotto With Smoked Bacon and Fried Sage Leaves

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Acorn Squash Risotto With Smoked Bacon and Fried Sage Leaves

Creamy risotto studded with sweet, roasted acorn squash, salty bacon, and crispy, fragrant sage leaves makes the ultimate comforting fall entrée.

For the Acorn Squash Risotto With Smoked Bacon and Fried Sage Leaves recipe, click here.

Apple Orchard Pork Roast

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Apple Orchard Pork Roast

Don’t keep all the autumnal apples for dessertApples and pork make a perfect match, as this orchard pork roast will prove.

For the Apple Orchard Pork Roast recipe, click here.

Autumn Bouillabaisse

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Autumn Bouillabaisse

With a chill in the air, it’s the perfect time for warming bowls of soups and stews. This seafood-filled pumpkin bouillabaisse is just what your hungry guests will be craving on those beautiful, breezy days.

For the Autumn Bouillabaisse recipe, click here.

Baked Pasta With Butternut Squash and Ricotta

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Baked Pasta With Butternut Squash and Ricotta

For a relaxed dinner party with close friends, some good old-fashioned comfort food is in order. You can’t beat a plate filled with this sweet, cheesy, baked pasta dish on a happy, red-wine-filled night.

For the Baked Pasta With Butternut Squash and Ricotta recipe, click here.

Butternut Squash Ravioli

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Butternut Squash Ravioli

Show off your chef skills by swapping the store-bought ravioli for a homemade version. These butternut squash ravioli are beautiful, delicate, and a perfect show-off dinner party dish.

For the Butternut Squash Ravioli recipe, click here.

Cauliflower and Chicken Makloubeh

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Cauliflower and Chicken Makloubeh

This one-pot Levantine rice dish is packed full of many, many spices, making a meal that is so much more impressive than the sum of its parts.

For the Cauliflower and Chicken Makloubeh recipe, click here.

Celtic Apple Crumble With Irish Whiskey Cream Sauce

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Celtic Apple Crumble With Irish Whiskey Cream Sauce

We don’t think there’s a dessert more comforting or satisfying than a bowl of apple crumble, still warm from the oven — especially when it’s served with a boozy Irish whiskey cream.

For the Celtic Apple Crumble With Irish Whiskey Cream Sauce recipe, click here.

Concord Grape Granita

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Concord Grape Granita

Though an iced granita may not be your idea of the perfect fall dessert, this refreshing dish perfectly captures that bold concord grape flavor.

For the Concord Grape Granita recipe, click here.

Fall “Pasta Primavera”

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Fall “Pasta Primavera”

Swap the fresh, light, spring vegetables typically found in pasta primavera for all your favorite autumnal ones, as well as plenty of spices, cheese, and roasted hazelnuts.

For the Fall “Pasta Primavera” recipe, click here.

Golden Beet Soup

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Golden Beet Soup

Beginning a dinner party with soup is always sensible: You can prepare it entirely ahead of time, place bread on the table, and simply heat the soup up whenever you’re ready to serve it.

For the Golden Beet Soup recipe, click here.

Lemongrass and Turmeric Chicken

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Lemongrass and Turmeric Chicken

This chicken may not contain any fresh harvest produce, but this spiced roast will be the perfect centerpiece for all your favorite fall side dishes, such as Brussels sprouts and roasted root vegetables.

For the Lemongrass and Turmeric Chicken recipe, click here.

Maple-Glazed Pan-Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Chestnuts

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Maple-Glazed Pan-Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Chestnuts

Pear, Spinach, and Blue Cheese Salad

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Pear, Spinach, and Blue Cheese Salad

This salad is the perfect appetizer or side dish for your dinner party: It’s sweet and salty flavors, and soft and crunchy textures, balance each other perfectly.

For the Pear, Spinach, and Blue Cheese Salad recipe, click here.

Pumpkin Roll With Spiced Cream Cheese Filling

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Pumpkin Roll With Spiced Cream Cheese Filling

End your meal with this beautiful, decadent, and fall-perfect pumpkin roll filled with a rich, fluffy, pumpkin spice-inspired cream cheese filling.

For the Pumpkin Roll With Spiced Cream Cheese Filling recipe, click here.

Red Wine Poached Pears With Vanilla Mascarpone Cream

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Red Wine Poached Pears With Vanilla Mascarpone Cream

The classics are always popular for a reason: These beautifully colored poached pears are perfect when served with vanilla mascarpone cream and warm chocolate sauce.

For the Red Wine Poached Pears With Vanilla Mascarpone Cream recipe, click here.

Roast Pork Loin With Porcini Mushrooms

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Roast Pork Loin With Porcini Mushrooms

We can’t get enough of those deep, woody, mushroom flavors. Here, they really impart their flavor onto the pork loin to create a hearty party centerpiece.

For the Roast Pork Loin With Porcini Mushrooms recipe, click here.

Rustic Caramel Apple Tart

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Rustic Caramel Apple Tart

Apple pieapple tartbaked apples… We’ll be eating apples in all their sweet forms throughout the season. But when they’re cooked in this simple tart with plenty of caramel, we lose all our self-control.

For the Rustic Caramel Apple Tart recipe, click here.

Seafood Broccoli Rabe Stew

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Seafood Broccoli Rabe Stew

Seafood stews are the perfect way to ease into the coming season of soups and stews without turning immediately to the hefty bowls filled with meat and root vegetables.

For the Seafood Broccoli Rabe Stew recipe, click here.

Slow-Cooker Tarragon Chicken With Mushroom Cream Sauce

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Slow-Cooker Tarragon Chicken With Mushroom Cream Sauce

This elegant tarragon chicken dish, covered in a rich mushroom cream sauce, is a classic dinner party entrée and perfect for the cooler months.

For the Slow-Cooker Tarragon Chicken With Mushroom Cream Sauce recipe, click here.

Sweet Potato Gnocchi With Brown Butter and Sage

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Sweet Potato Gnocchi With Brown Butter and Sage

Making your own gnocchi may sound complicated, but we promise that it really isn’t. You’ll be everybody’s favorite new host, especially when you top the bright, autumn-colored gnocchi with a nutty, brown butter sauce.

For the Sweet Potato Gnocchi With Brown Butter and Sage recipe, click here.

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