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31 Seasonal Recipes to Cook in October

Delicious, seasonal recipes to cook in October! From nourishing soups and slow cooker recipes to the best pumpkin recipes you’ll ever eat, these healthy fall recipes are ones you’ll make again and again. Stock up on pumpkin, apples, brussels sprouts and more to make these incredible recipes.

This weekend finally started to feel like fall and I couldn’t be more excited. Fuzzy socks, golden milk lattes and a new pumpkin cinnamon roll recipe? Nothing better.

Today I’ve got 31 delicious, seasonal recipes for you to cook each day in October. You’ll find the perfect mix of sweet & savory, hearty salads and nourishing soups, plus plenty of sweet treats that will make you want to turn on Hocus Pocus and hang in your PJ’s.

collage of seasonal recipes to cook in october

What’s in season in October?

Apples and brussels sprouts are going strong over here and it’s time to stock up on every type of winter squash.

Reminder: I have over 40 pumpkin recipes that you can make for this week’s #AKPumpkinWeek! Click here or on “pumpkin” above to get them all, and sign up for pumpkin week here!

Take a scroll and get ready for a delicious month. These recipes are perfect for game day and holiday parties, so make a double batch and share with everyone you love. Be sure to leave a comment and let me know which ones you try! As always, I’d love to see your creations so snap a photo for our Facebook group and use the hashtag #ambitiouskitchen on Instagram.

Enjoy, xoxo!


pumpkin oatmeal cups on a wire rack

Baked Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cups

Healthy Pumpkin Oatmeal Pancakes

Almond Butter Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal Cups

Healthy Marbled Chocolate Pumpkin Muffins

Cinnamon Sweet Potato Pie Smoothie

The Best Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls You’ll Ever Eat

Butternut Squash Bacon Spinach Quiche

Healthy Pumpkin Bread with Maple Glaze


easy vegan tomato soup in a bowl topped with basil leaves

Easy Creamy Vegan Tomato Soup (using canned tomatoes)

Shredded Brussels Sprouts & Kale Salad with Apple, Gorgonzola & Candied Pecans

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Peanut Butter Chicken Soup

Paleo Coconut Chicken Sweet Potato Noodle Soup

Spicy Maple Roasted Butternut Squash & Brussels Sprouts with Crispy Bacon

Healthy Chicken Pot Pie Soup (whole 30, dairy free)

Roasted Sweet Potato, Pear & Pomegranate Spinach Salad

Winter Roasted Butternut Squash Black Lentil Salad with Grapes + Arugula


chicken pumpkin enchiladas on a plate topped with avocado

Spicy Black Bean Chicken Enchiladas with Pumpkin Sour Cream Sauce

Cheddar-Stuffed Sweet Potato BBQ Turkey Meatloaf

Healthy White Chicken Chili

Butternut Squash and Black Bean Enchilada Skillet

Slow Cooker Black Bean Pumpkin Turkey Chili

Butternut Squash, Chickpea & Lentil Moroccan Stew

Nourishing Yellow Chickpea Pumpkin Curry with Coconut Brown Rice

Freezer-Friendly Green Chile Chicken Burritos

Saucy Baked Pumpkin Pasta

Snacks & Treats

three healthy apple pie bars in a stack

Apple Pie Bars with Salted Peanut Butter Caramel

Gluten Free Cornbread Muffins

Grain Free Birthday Cake Cookies

Flourless Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Healthy 4 Ingredient Reese’s Eggs

Healthy Soft Pumpkin Cookies with Salted Maple Frosting

I hope you love these seasonal recipes to cook in October! If you make any of them be sure to head to the recipe to leave a comment & a rating so I know how you liked it. Enjoy, xo!

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