Get Your Kitchen in Season with Autumn Produce

By Sophia Rizzuto

November has finally come, which means bright amber-colored leaves, brisk air, and delicious produce. The foods associated with fall make the best comforting recipes that’ll warm your insides as the temperatures outside continue to drop. Head on over to your nearest Wegmans, find some amazing produce, and start cooking.

Apples: Cornbread Apple & Sausage Stuffing

For all the apple lovers out there, this one’s for you. While cinnamon-apple desserts are the epitome of fall, apples taste great in savory dishes too.  Here’s an interesting take on a savory recipe that can be a part of your Thanksgiving table spread!

 

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Arugula – Arugula and Basil Pesto Risotto With Sauteed Mushrooms

This dish screams comfort food. One of my favorite greens happens to be Arugula and in this dish, it takes this pesto to the next level. Arugula gives the creamy risotto a nice bitterness, and the mushrooms add some earthiness to bring this dish full circle.

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Brussel Sprouts – Brussel Sprout Gratin

Your childhood days of hating brussel sprouts are over, because in reality adding cream and cheese to anything will make it taste good. This gratin is a perfect side dish to any home cooked meal. After trying this recipe, you may not be so hesitant to eat your veggies. 

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Eggplant – Low-Carb Eggplant Lasagna

Love lasagna but hate the calories that come with it? This recipe substitutes eggplant slices for sheets of pasta so you can still feel healthy after your 20th bite. This is the perfect Italian comfort meal to have on a breezy fall night!

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Kale – Charred Kale Pizza

This popular superfood can even be good on pizza – who knew leafy greens could taste so good? This is a interesting twist to your average pizza that’s just as cheesy and feel-good-delicious as any other pie. The garlic on the pizza takes away some of the bitterness from the kale, while not overpowering the flavor. You’ll definitely want more than one slice. 

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Potatoes – Gnocchi with Brown Butter & Sage

The flavor in this recipe is off the charts! This is one of my personal favorite ways to eat gnocchi, and it always reminds me of fall. Let’s be honest, what’s better than potatoes slathered in butter? The answer is absolutely nothing.

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Butternut Squash – Bacon, Gruyere and Butternut Squash Frittata

This dish embodies the perfect autumn breakfast – bacon, eggs, cheese and squash. While it may sound a little questionable at first, the butternut squash actually adds flavor and texture to the fritatta, plus a little sweetness. This is great to make as a day-after-Thanksgiving brunch dish!

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