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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 bread 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.

collage of recipes to cook in october

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? Literally nothing better.

Today I’ve got 31 delicious, seasonal recipes for you to cook each day in October. Apples and brussels sprouts are going strong over here and it’s time to stock up on every type of winter squash. 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.

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!


healthy apple pancakes in a stack on a plate

1. Healthy Apple Pancakes

2. Healthy Sweet Potato, Black Bean & Avocado Breakfast Burritos

3. Almond Butter Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cups

4. Breakfast Baked Sweet Potatoes  with Almond Butter, Banana & Chia

5. Cinnamon Sweet Potato Pie Smoothie

6. Healthy Whole Wheat Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancakes

7. Breakfast Baked Acorn Squash

Lunch + Sides

pumpkin curry in a bowl with rice

8. Nourishing Yellow Chickpea Pumpkin Curry

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

10. Roasted Veggie, Chickpea & Pesto Quinoa Salad

11. Paleo Coconut Chicken Sweet Potato Noodle Soup

12. 15-Minute Sweet Potato Salmon Cakes

13. Spicy Maple Roasted Butternut Squash & Brussels Sprouts with Crispy Bacon

14. Spicy Green Cashew Dip


healthy tuna noodle casserole in a pan with a wooden spoon

15. Healthy Tuna Noodle Casserole

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

17. Cheddar-Stuffed BBQ Sweet Potato Meatloaf

18. Healthy White Chicken Chili

19. Black Bean, Sweet Potato and Quinoa Chili with Smoked Chipotle

20. Butternut Squash and Black Bean Enchilada Skillet

21. Slow Cooker Black Bean Pumpkin Turkey Chili

22. Butternut Squash, Chickpea & Lentil Moroccan Stew

23. Spicy Black Bean Chicken Enchiladas with Pumpkin Sour Cream Sauce

Snacks & Treats

healthy pumpkin bread sliced on a wooden board

24. Healthy Pumpkin Bread with Maple Glaze

25. Fudgy Flourless Almond Butter Brownies (gluten free + dairy free)

26. Healthy Pumpkin Banana Muffins with Macadamia Nut Crunch

27. Baked Sweet Potato Donuts with Dark Chocolate + Coconut

28. The Best Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies You’ll Ever Eat

29. Coconut Double Chocolate Pumpkin Bread

30. Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

31. Best Apple Crisp You’ll Ever Have

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