What’s that in the air? Why, it’s the sweet, crisp smell of fall! 🍂
The autumn season is quickly approaching here in the Northern hemisphere, and that means it’s almost time for all those cozy, comforting recipes we all know and love.
And if you’re starting to brainstorm some fall recipe ideas, we’re here to help you out! In this post, we’re sharing a roundup of trending recipe ideas this fall to help give you some ideas as you plan out your content calendar for the rest of the year.
Looking for more specific ideas for each month? You can check out our monthly food content trends posts here:
Let’s jump right into it!
Get excited, everyone: we’ve almost reached apple season.
Searches for apple recipes start their two-month spike in September, and that means your readers will be looking for any and every excuse to cook and bake with these juicy lil’ beauties!
Why not feature your family’s favorite apple pie recipe on your blog this fall? Could you whip up a delicious pork chop recipe featuring apples?
Or maybe you could think about sharing a roundup of twenty fun ways to use up leftover apples. I bet your readers would love it!
Move over, summer salads — fall is most definitely the time of year for comfort food. Because as the weather gets colder, is there truly anything better than curling up to eat something warm and cozy?
When it comes to comfort food, we’ve got the obvious candidates: mac and cheese, loaded chili, homemade soup, cheesy lasagna… the list goes on and on.
But if you wanted, you could also try giving these comfort foods a unique twist this season! Consider sharing your best tips to load these hearty dishes up with extra veggies, or chat about some ways to make these fan-favorite recipes dairy-free or gluten-free.
It should come as no surprise that we are living in a Barbie-crazed world right now, and this is a great time to jump on that bandwagon!
Get creative and share some recipes inspired by Barbie — think Barbie pink smoothies, cakes, or cocktails. If you can make it pink, it’s a winner.
And speaking of comfort food, now’s the time to bust out the crockpot. Searches for crockpot recipes start peaking in October!
If you want to dive deep into this trend, it might be fun to do a crockpot week (or even a crockpot month) on your blog! You could get your readers excited by sharing a calendar of the upcoming recipes so they can cook along with you. How fun would that be?
And don’t feel like you have to just stick to your crockpot — chances are people are also looking for cozy Instant Pot and air fryer recipes in these colder months too. Yay for time-saving kitchen appliances!
You can’t talk about trending recipe ideas this fall without pumpkin. It will probably come as no surprise that pumpkin searches soar in October. So let this be your sign to bust out all those pumpkin-centric recipes!
And when it comes to sharing pumpkin recipes, the sooner you can share ’em, the better. Can you believe Dunkin’ brought back their Pumpkin Spice Latte on August 17 last year?
Ready or not, pumpkin season is upon us, my friends.
And aside from pumpkins, the other thing that October is known for? Candy! Searches for “candy recipes” spike this time of year, just in time for Halloween.
Chances are many of your readers will have piles and piles of candy lying around after Halloween. Why not inspire them to use up all that candy in a recipe or two?
We’re talking cookies loaded with leftover Halloween candy, Twix cheesecake bars, white chocolate candy corn pretzel bark… Talk about a sugar overload! Bonus? This increase in search traffic for “candy” will continue through the Christmas holidays!
Turkey & Stuffing
Then, once we get a few weeks away from Thanksgiving, turkey (and Thanksgiving side dish) searches will unsurprisingly start trending this season. Looking at this graph, talk about a major spike in searches, right?
And why stop at just turkey and stuffing (or dressing, depending on where you live!)? If you’re up for it, you could consider sharing a full-on Thanksgiving meal plan on your blog this year. We’re talking hors d’oeuvres, side dishes, desserts, and more.
It would be so fun to create an entire Thanksgiving menu to share with your readers, and I bet they’d love it too!
Just like Barbie, we’re in a Taylor Swift-obsessed era right now. With the autumn leaves falling down like pieces into place, it’s the perfect time of year to share some TS-inspired recipes.
As you’re dancing around the kitchen in the refrigerator light, you can brainstorm some Swiftie eats — maybe a delicious fall-spiced coffee at midnight or a Haunted Halloween cake? The options are really bigger than the whole sky.
Last but not least, we can’t forget about my favorite food this time of year: pie.
I’m definitely not alone in my love for this delectable dessert — searches for pie go crazy during the autumn season. And the best part? There’s a lot of content you can make related to pie.
Share your go-to pumpkin pie recipe with your readers, spill the deets on how to create a perfectly flaky pie crust (no soggy bottoms allowed!), or give some tips on how to prepare pies ahead of time during the days leading up to Thanksgiving.
Let’s give this wonderful dessert the love it deserves this season. ❤️
Don’t forget these holidays!
The fall season is a major time of year for food-centric holidays, and we mentioned a few of them throughout this post.
Be sure to mark these upcoming dates on your calendar, and consider sharing some fun recipes that your readers can celebrate with.
- Labor Day: Monday, September 4
- Last Day of Summer (for those of us in the Northern hemisphere!): Friday, September 22
- Rosh Hashanah: Friday, September 15 – Sunday, September 17
- Canadian Thanksgiving: Monday, October 9
- Halloween: Tuesday, October 31
- Día de los Muertos: Wednesday, November 1 – Thursday, November 2
- Veterans Day: Saturday, November 11
- American Thanksgiving: Thursday, November 23
- Hanukkah: Thursday, December 7 – Friday, December 15
- Christmas: Monday, December 25
- Kwanzaa: Tuesday, December 26 – Monday, January 1
- New Year’s Eve: Sunday, December 31
For our friends in the Southern hemisphere…
We can’t forget about you! While we’re focused on cozy comfort foods as we head into fall, those in the Southern hemisphere will soon be embracing all the lovely food that spring has to offer.
For them, this time of year is all about fresh fruits, veggies, and produce. And if you’re wondering what fruits and vegetables are currently in season in the Southern hemisphere, this great chart will help you out!
Now let’s chat: What recipes are you planning to share this fall? Did this post give you any new ideas? Let us know in the comments below!