With the transition into a newer and cooler fall season, there’s a whole new crop of fresh, delicious produce available. Make the most of the season by cooking with favorite fall produce and even trying a new food or two – the possibilities are endless with vibrant, flavorful ingredients like sage, squash and pumpkins.
Here’s our favorite produce picks for fall along with some recipe inspiration. And the best part? You can find all these ingredients in the new Fall Produce app category for easy shopping! Because when Shipt gets the groceries, you have more time to make the fall-inspired meals you’ve been dreaming about all summer long.
These leafy greens are just as good roasted as they are raw, and are packed with vitamin C and K. Simply roast them with olive oil, salt and pepper for an easy (and healthy) side dish. For an ever fresher take, a shaved brussels salad with kale creates an almost slaw-like dish that is perfect for weekday lunches. Also, bacon and brussels sprouts are basically best friends – so don’t hesitate to add some salty, crunchy bacon to any brussels dish.
Winter squash: Spaghetti, butternut, acorn
From spaghetti to butternut to acorn, stores are stocked with squash from now through the rest of the year. Take advantage of these unique beauties by making all the butternut squash risotto, parmesan-roasted acorn squash and spaghetti squash that your kitchen can handle.
Take the challenge this fall to elevate your pantry to new heights, starting with fresh sage! This herb is bursting with flavor and adds a little something extra to every recipe it includes. Use sage chopped to amp up side dishes, fry whole leaves for a crispy garnish or roast with chicken for flavors that evoke the cozy feelings of fall.
They’re not just for carving on Halloween! Whole or canned pumpkin can be used in a myriad of ways: from salads to whoopie pies. Pair roasted pumpkin with maple syrup for a simple salad. And from classic spice cakes to pumpkin seed brittle, these 51 dessert recipes should be plenty of inspiration to get you started.
We all know how trusty apples can be for a quick snack, but varieties like Gala, Rome, Braeburn and Golden Delicious are also the perfect ingredient for both sweet and savory fall recipes. For savory dinner dishes: This one-pan recipe combines thinly sliced apples, red onions and crispy chicken thighs for a simple skillet supper. If you’re thinking dessert, you can’t go wrong with a classic apple crisp served alongside vanilla (or buttermilk!) ice cream.
There’s no time like fall to get figgy with it. These slightly sweet little gems are full of flavor and come in multiple varieties (Black Mission and Brown Turkey being the most common). Get the most out of fig season by tossing sliced figs into salads, making your own fig newtons or even topping a pizza with sliced figs, honey and cheese.
You spend time savoring all the delicious flavors of fall. We’ll get the groceries. And don’t forget to check out our new Fall Produce category in the app full of our favorite seasonal ingredients.