5 Comfort Food Recipes Perfect for Autumn

Warm bread fresh from the oven, hearty stews with deliciously herbed dumplings, slow-roasted meat and puddings that stick to your ribs – Autumn is the time for comfort food recipes, and in this blog post we share five of our favourites.

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Comfort food recipes

I don’t know about you, but this time of year, especially once the clocks have changed back, I start craving all the comfort foods. Green salads are set aside in preference to hearty cabbage side dishes loaded with bacon, slow-cooked local lamb with creamy mashed potatoes and oh, all the carbohydrates. Pasta, I tell you – give me all the pasta!

Today’s organic veg box contained a multitude of locally grown, seasonal vegetables including celeriac, carrots, cabbage, beetroot, garlic, pumpkin, leeks, rainbow chard, broccoli and the last of the summer tomatoes. I buy very few, if any, other fresh vegetables during the week unless I need them for a recipe commission as I prefer to eat seasonal, locally grown food. I love getting creative with whatever appears in my veg box each week.

Below, you’ll find a collection of a few of my personal favourite Autumn comfort food recipes, each incorporating some of my local veg box produce. I hope you like them!

What’s your favourite go-to recipe in the Autumn? Let me know in the comments!

Five Comfort Food Recipes Perfect for Autumn

A simple yet delicious slow-cooked lamb shanks recipe with vegetables and gravy. Serve with creamy mashed potatoes. Includes both slow-cooked oven version and crock pot slow cooker recipe instructions. 

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This lazy chicken tray bake takes five minutes to prep and uses just five ingredients! It’s a complete meal in one sheet pan, and there’s only one pan to wash up afterwards! 

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Hearty and filling, this traditional soup from the wild and remote Shetland Islands is made from reestit mutton, a salted and brined preserved mutton unique to the islands. 

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Leftover Halloween pumpkin? Use up the whole pumpkin – guts, seeds and flesh – in this super easy creamy roasted pumpkin pasta recipe with crispy fried sage and roasted chilli pumpkin seeds. Leftovers reheat really well too! You might also like these 5 Pumpkin-Themed Recipes that are Perfect for Autumn (featuring another of my pumpkin pasta recipes!).

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The traditional sticky toffee pudding recipe is given an autumnal twist with some freshly cooked pumpkin and some warming pumpkin spice. 

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