Favourite Autumn Recipes
For some reason, I really get into cooking in Autumn. It’s a great time for batch cooking, trying new recipes and comfort food.
Today I thought I would share some of my favourite Autumn recipes, mostly consisting of comfort foods I’ve eaten growing up.
Potato and Leek Soup
One of my favourites to make and to batch cook is potato and leek soup. It’s super simple to make and made up of about 4-5 ingredients when kept to the basics. I throw in quite a few spices to my soup to give it some heat, but if you like simpler then stick with leeks, onions, potatoes, cream and maybe some salt. Delicious, particularly with some crusty bread and butter on the side.
Ham and Sweetcorn Chowder
One of my family recipes is ham and sweetcorn chowder. It’s effectively a milk soup, which makes it sound disgusting, but it’s delicious. It’s the meal I make for all my friends and family who come to visit, and all of them say they don’t think they’ll like it and they always do! It’s delicious, warming and my favourite to make after a long day.
Garlic and Cream Pasta
A new recipe of mine, and a super easy one to make. Spaghetti with a simple cream and garlic sauce, it’s delicious and takes about 15-20 minutes to make. Perfect for cooking after a long work day or if you’re starving and want something immediately.
Chicken and Rice
A family favourite that grew on me, is chicken and rice with mushroom sauce. We used to have creamed mushroom sauce in cans, but it’s now not being made so I use my mum’s recipe for a mushroom sauce to cover it instead.
For a lazy Sunday, I love to make a fish pie. My sister hated this growing up at home, as it stinks the house out for about 5 days. But it’s one of my favourites. More traditionally a spring meal, I have it all year round.
My mum recently taught me how to make Cottage Pie – or Cumberland Pie, whichever you prefer – it’s super simple and a lovely wholesome meal. Perfect for leftovers to take to work as well.
What are your favourite Autumn recipes? Let me know in the comments below.