10 Fall Dinner Party Ideas

Yes, I’m one of those girls who gets thrilled at the first sign of 75° weather.  “Basic,” I know, but who cares?!  Fall is a fabulous season, and it always puts me in the mood to celebrate with friends.  Here are a few of my favorite fall recipes for an easy and seriously delicious dinner party.

1. Autumn Cheese Board

Start the evening off with an easy but oh so impressive cheese board.

How to Assemble the Perfect Fall Cheese Board

2. Baked Brie with Figs and Walnuts

Or make your appetizer a little more special by making a warm baked brie.  I think the point here is that cheese is always a crowd pleaser.

baked brie recipe with fig, walnuts, and pistachios

3. Arugula Salad with Caramelized Squash

Cold weather food doesn’t have to all be heavy and hot.  Opt for a light arugula starter salad topped with pomegranate seeds and roasted acorn squash.

Autumn Arugula Salad with Caramelized Squash, Spiced Pecans and Pomegranate Ginger Vinaigrette I howsweeteats.com

4. Kale and Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad

If kale and brussels sprouts don’t immediately turn you on, you might be swayed by the added dried cherries, toasted pecans, and honey dijon vinaigrette.

A light gluten free Autumn Kale & Shaved Brussel Sprout Salad infused with crispy bacon, edamame, and a surprise sweet fruit that compliments the dish perfectly. The ultimate side dish you need on your table this holiday season! |joyfulhealthyeats.com

5. Cranberry Apple Pecan Wild Rice Pilaf

This side is a perfect pairing for any fall feast.

Easy one pot Cranberry Apple Pecan Rice Pilaf simmered in herb seasoned chicken broth and apple juice and riddled with sweet dried cranberries, apples and roasted pecans for an unbelievable savory sweet side dish perfect for the holidays. Everyone always asks for this recipe!

6. Thai Coconut Curry Butternut Squash Soup

Spice things up with a warm bowl of Thai curry for a spin on the fall favorite butternut squash soup.

Thai Coconut Curry Butternut Squash Soup.  I'm obsessed!  So flavorful and satisfying on a cold Fall day.  | hostthetoast.com

7. Balsamic Roasted Pork Tenderloin

The tenderloin is delicious covered in garlic, rosemary, and balsamic, but even better than that are the potatoes that soak of all of that flavor.

Garlic and Rosemary Balsamic Roasted Pork Loin - Easy to make, flavorful, incredibly tender pork loin rubbed with a Garlic and Rosemary Balsamic mixture makes for a crowd pleasing dinner with very little effort.

8. Cider Roasted Chicken with Walnut Goat Cheese and Grapes

If you haven’t tried roasted grapes before get ready to have your mind blown.

Fall Harvest Cider Roasted Chicken with Walnut Goat Cheese + Grapes | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

9. Spiced Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

This grown up version of a childhood favorite makes for a fun end to any dinner party.

Spiced Pumpkin Whoopie Pies | The Chunky Chef | Soft and light spiced pumpkin cookies sandwiched together with a decadent, yet easy to make, browned butter maple cinnamon frosting!

10. Apple Galette

Everyone loves a classic.  And the fact that this dessert is delicious served room temp just gives it bonus points.

Image result for apple galette



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