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3 Seasonal Dinner Recipes

With fall’s official arrival late last month, now’s the perfect time to try new recipes for the change in seasons!

With fall's official arrival late last month, now's the perfect time to try new recipes for the new season! Here are a few of our favorites:

1. Gayle's Sweet Potato Casserole
A sweet and savory dish, this recipe makes a great choice on a crisp fall night.


  • 4 to 5 large sweet potatoes – baked, cooled and peeled
  • 2 cups almond milk
  • 1 cup maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoons whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon Celtic Sea Salt


First, prepare a 9-inch baking dish with organic olive oil. Set aside. Heat your oven to 400 degrees.

Then, cut the cooked potatoes into 1/2-inch slices, and place them into the prepared dish. Set aside.

Place the almond milk, maple syrup, flour and salt in a large bowl and whisk together until fully combined. Pour mixture over the potatoes, then place the dish in the heated oven to cook for 35 to 40 minutes.

Once the time is up, remove the dish from the oven and let cool completely. Enjoy!

2. Rhonda's Basil Pesto Pizza
Pizza makes the perfect meal on a Friday night, and this healthy version won't leave you feeling guilty. Did we mention it's so easy to make?


For the pesto:

  • 2 cups basil leaves – rinsed and patted dry
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts – soaked 1 hour and drained
  • 2 small garlic cloves – peeled and minced
  • 1/4 cup vegetarian parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon Celtic sea salt
  • Small pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
Create your basil pesto with vegetarian cheese.Create your basil pesto with vegetarian cheese.

For the pizza:

  • 1 All Natural Tuscan Six Grain Pizza Crust
  • Rhonda's basil pesto
  • 2 plum tomatoes
  • 1 cup broccoli – chopped fine
  • 1/2 cup sweet red onion
  • 1/2 cup red pepper – diced
  • 6 kalamata olives – coarsely chopped
  • Vegetarian parmesan cheese


To make the pesto, place all ingredients – except olive oil – in a food processor and blend until creamy. Drizzle olive oil into processor and blend until well mixed.

To create your pizza, heat the oven to 450 degrees and place the pizza crust on a pan with a light coating of extra virgin olive oil. Top the pizza was pesto, vegetarian cheese and prepared vegetables. Place in the oven to bake for 8 to 12 minutes.

Remove from oven and cut pizza into four quarters. Enjoy!

3. Roasted Vegetable Stew
A wholesome and tasty stew, this recipe combines a multitude of hearty vegetables that are delicious and nutritious.


  • 5 small potatoes
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 large red pepper
  • 1 medium carrot
  • 1 small zucchini
  • 1/4 pound sliced mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup barley – or brown rice or lentils
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 12 ounce cans Italian stewed tomatoes
  • 1 14 ounce can vegetable broth
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley


First, chop all fresh vegetables into small, bite-sized pieces. Toss with olive oil and prepare garlic, then place in a 12x9x2-inch glass baking dish.

Place vegetables under a broiler to cook for 15 minutes, stirring throughout to ensure they roast and don't burn.

In a saucepan, mix the roasted vegetables, stewed tomatoes, barley and vegetable broth. Boil, cover and let simmer for 20 minutes, or until all vegetables are full cooked through. Pour into serving bowls and garnish with parsley. Enjoy!


  1. Connie Gesser October 2, 2017

    I have made the pesto sauce. It is great!

    It also makes a good vegetable dip.

    The soup sounds delicious. Fall is the perfect time for soup.

  2. Annette October 3, 2017

    Great Recipes!
    The sweet Potato Casserole a great recipe for the fall.
    The Roast Vegetable Stew really stood out to me. I will have to try making this for the family.

  3. Jennifer October 4, 2017

    Thank you for the great recipes! Soup is wonderful this time of year!

  4. Why would a Tuscan all natural pizza crust be recommended when all of their products contain either soybean oil or canola oil? Some of the flour they use is also enriched.

    • Melody Hord October 9, 2017

      Hey Brenda, my guess is that this crust was recommended because it is healthier than some of the others. Do you know of a pre-made pizza crust that is better? Most people adore pizza!

  5. Great Recipes! The Roasted Vegetable Stew sounds amazing! Fall is such a perfect time of year for soups and stews.

  6. Carolyn B, Calhoun October 21, 2017

    Yay for the Roasted vegetable soup. Bring on the cool fall weather and recipes for soups! So good and comforting. Have made the soup several times. Never dissapointed

  7. Annette Whitworth September 23, 2019

    These recipes is great…Rhonda’s Basil Pesto Pizza I would love to try for my grand kids, they love pizza and this would be a healthier one. I love sweet Potatoes so Gayle’s Sweet Potato Casserole would be good to fix for Thanksgiving for the family. Thanks!

  8. The roasted vegetable stew looks very good. I made a big pot of soup this morning that I’m excited about. I nice knowing I’ll be able to get a number of meals out of the soup that is ready to heat up and eat. Both stew and soup are perfect Fall dishes. I’m sure the roasted vegetables in the recipe pictured above are very tasty.

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