(Spanish comfort food and cold weather recipes)
Make these cozy and warming meals this Fall with our selection of classic Spanish Fall recipes and cold weather tapas dishes.
As the leaves start to fall and signal that cooler weather is set to arrive, it’s a delight to return to the kitchen after many months of outdoor cooking and entertaining.
Fall is all about cold weather recipes, from rich casseroles, creamy soups, baked goods, and delicious stews to easy one-pot recipes that warm the cockles and come together with minimal fuss.
Our Newest Fall Recipes
Soups and Stews
Fall Sides and Cold Weather Tapas
Fall Main Meals
The Mediterranean Diet
It’s no secret that the Mediterranean diet is healthy. It has been proven in numerous studies from all corners of the world, it aids weight loss, reduces the risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes, as well as a growing list of other health benefits.
Find out what’s most exciting about the diet and create some incredibly tasty and simple Spanish recipes.
Fall recipes of celebration
Fall is a season full of celebration. It offers plenty of opportunities for entertaining with Thanksgiving, and many other holidays the perfect setting for large meals, celebratory party food, and hearty meals made for entertaining. Fall recipes showcase the glorious seasonal produce, from huge golden pumpkins to delicious buttery squash and yams.
It’s time to get excited about Fall recipes!
What vegetables are in season in Fall?
While Fall is considerably shorter in Spain, it’s still a signal for plenty of hearty root vegetables, and leafy greens that fill our gardens and supermarket shelves.
Here’s just a few of the fruit and vegetables to look out for during fall.
Pumpkin is perhaps the star of the season and by mid-September, large plump golden pumpkins become available, perfectly ripened by the summer season. Squash, potatoes, turnips, and yams also fill the stores and are ideal for creating Fall comfort food.
Large heads of green and violet cabbage also appear from their leafy nests, and bright and flavorsome carrots are also ready for harvest. All are the perfect veg for throwing into stews or casseroles, or oven baking with plenty of spices.
Love em or hate em, brussel sprouts also arrive in Fall in abundance and deserve some special attention in the kitchen. Whether they are served steamed as a side or simmered down with butter and herbs, the humble brussel sprout is a fantastic seasonal vegetable for many Fall recipes.
kale and Cauliflower
Huge healthy bunches of kale and bright white florets of cauliflower are also flavorful and perfect for making warm Fall salad recipes with plenty of nutrients.
Best fall vegetables for cooking
- Brussel sprouts
- Sweet potatoes
What to cook in fall?
Fall is the season to embrace recipes with longer cooking times, slow-cooked stews, and hearty vegetable ingredients harvested fresh from the garden. Fall is the time to fire up the oven and return to baking fresh bread and other baked delicacies as well as:
- Fall casserole recipes
- Fall instant pot recipes
- Fall slow-cooker recipes
- One-pot recipes
- Fall air fryer recipes
- Fall soups and stews
- Fall fish dishes
- Fall side dishes and tapas
- Fall sweets and treats
Traditional Spanish Fall recipes
While the season of Fall is considerably less pronounced in Spain compared to Northern Europe and North America, there are still no shortage of recipes that are defined by the seasonal produce from Fall.
Of course, the famous paella marisco (seafood paella) is the dish of the summer, but come the turn of the cooler days of Fall, the Paella Valenciana, and the lesser-known vegetarian-friendly Orchard paella become popular choices.
Below is a list of just a few typical Spanish dishes you can find in Fall.
Fall is one of the best seasons to embracce one-pot cooking techniques, and our favorite time of year for cooking rich and warming casseroles! From spiced bean, chicken, and chorizo casseroles to delicious warming stew like our baked fish smothered in romesco sauce and herbs.
No matter what occasion or weather outside, there’s always something bubbbling away in the kitchen during the season of Fall.