50 Fall Farmhouse Recipes You'll Want to Try (2024)

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50 Fall Farmhouse Recipes You'll Want to Try (1)Caroline StankoUpdated: Feb. 13, 2024

    Warm up the chilly days of fall with some comforting farmhouse recipes. Think stuffed pork chops, fresh apple pie, cozy biscuits and much more.

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    Farmhouse Apple Coleslaw

    A friend from church gave me this apple coleslaw recipe that her grandmother handed down to her. The flavors complement each other well, while the fruit creates a refreshing change of pace from the usual coleslaw. This is one of my favorite farmhouse recipes! —Jan Myers, Atlantic, Iowa

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    Country Chuck Roast with Mushroom Gravy

    This tender, savory roast practically melts in your mouth. It looks a bit complex, but the hands-free oven time makes it my go-to company recipe on a cold day. —Mary Kay LaBrie, Clermont, Florida

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    Buttermilk Pancakes

    You just can’t beat the best buttermilk pancakes for a down-home hearty breakfast. Pair it with sausage and fresh fruit for a mouthwatering morning meal. —Betty Abrey, Imperial, Saskatchewan

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    Apple-Stuffed Pork Chops

    I’ve been making these delicious extra-thick chops for over 30 years. It’s a wonderful entree to serve company and it also savored by our family on special occasions. —Paula Disterhaupt, Bakersfield, California

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    Zippy Three-Bean Chili

    I use convenient canned pinto, black and great northern beans to speed up preparation of my hearty three-bean chili. The one-dish meal has a thick consistency and peppy Tex-Mex flavor. —Agnes Hamilton, Scott Depot, West Virginia

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    Rustic Nut Bars

    My friends love crunching into the crust—so much like shortbread—and the wildly nutty topping of these chewy, gooey bars. —Barbara Driscoll, West Allis, Wisconsin

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    Pressure-Cooker Cinnamon Applesauce

    Homemade applesauce is a breeze in an electric pressure cooker. A few minutes of prep and a short cook time put this farmhouse recipe on the table very quickly! —Ally Billhorn, Wilton, Iowa

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    Ground Beef Potpie

    A must-try for the meat-and-potato lover in your home, slices of this hearty ground beef potpie are sure to satisfy. Best of all, our home economists used a refrigerated pastry crust to make it easy as pie.

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    Frosted Pumpkin Cranberry Bars

    With tangy dried cranberries tucked inside and a creamy brown butter frosting, these mildly spiced pumpkin bars are doubly delightful. It’s a good thing the recipe makes lots, because once you taste one, you won’t be able to resist going back for more!
    -Barbara Nowakowski, Mesa, Arizona

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    Granny’s Apple Scalloped Potatoes

    This scalloped potatoes with apples dish is delicious with breaded baked pork chops, which you could cook at the same time in another cast-iron pan. We are retired and it’s just the two of us, but you could easily double the recipe. —Shirley Rickis, The Villages, Florida

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    Peppered Meat Loaf

    I came up with this easy farmhouse dinner one day while experimenting in the kitchen. Everyone who tries it, loves it! —Laura Burgess, Mount Vernon, South Dakota

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    Back-to-School Cookies

    These hearty back-to-school cookies are great for an after-school snack or to share with friends. With a glass of cold milk, they’re an irresistible snack. —Frances Pierce, Waddington, New York

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    Country Roasted Chicken

    This Dutch oven roast chicken recipe gets wonderful flavor from the celery, onion and parsley tucked inside. This is my family’s favorite way to make roast chicken, and one of our tastiest farmhouse recipes. When my daughter was away at school, she even called home to ask me for the recipe so she could make it herself. —Judy Page, Edenville, Michigan

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    Farmhouse Pork and Apple Pie

    I’ve always loved pork and apples together, and this farmhouse recipe combines them nicely to create a comforting main dish. It calls for a bit of preparation, but my family and I agree the wonderful flavor is well worth the effort. —Suzanne Strocsher, Bothell, Washington

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    Apple Cider Cinnamon Rolls

    Cinnamon rolls are one of the most classic farmhouse recipes. Feeling creative, I put an apple spin on a traditional recipe. The results were yummy! A panful is perfect for a weekend morning in autumn.—Kim Forni, Claremont, New Hampshire

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    Fall Vegetable Sloppy Joes

    I make this dish in the fall and sneak grated vegetables into the sloppy joe mixture, which is especially good for children who don’t like to eat their vegetables! Just walk away and let the slow cooker do all the work. Top the filling with a little shredded cheese before serving. —Nancy Heishman, Las Vegas, Nevada

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    Old-Fashioned Oat Bread

    When this old-fashioned oat bread is baking, it reminds me of childhood farmhouse recipes and the warm, inviting aromas that greeted me after school. The light sweet flavor, crispy crust and hearty texture of this bread made for a special treat when Mom baked it for us. —Gloria Murtha, West Mifflin, Pennsylvania

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    Apple, Butternut and Sausage Dressing

    I'd heard about using squash in dressing, so I combined four things I love into one dish: apples, butternut squash, bacon and maple sausage! Now, it's one of the most requested dishes during the holidays. —Brenda Crouch, Ansley, Nebraska

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    Roasted Honey Sweet Potatoes

    Cinnamon and honey bring out the natural earthy sweetness of sweet potatoes in this simple, elegant side dish. It’s one of my family’s favorite farmhouse recipes. —Laura Mifsud, Northville, Michigan

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    Blue-Ribbon Herb Rolls

    These rolls have been a favorite of ours for nearly 25 years. I even baked them in an old wood stove when we lived on a farm. I developed the recipe using several techniques I learned while studying the art of bread making. The recipe won a blue ribbon at our county fair. —Mary Ann Evans, Tarpon Springs, Florida

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    On our dairy farm, chores often delay dinner. That's when this strata comes in handy. I'll prepare it beforehand and later pop it in the oven for a quick and easy meal. —Margery Moore, Richfield Springs, New York

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    Cast-Iron Loaded Breakfast Biscuits

    These biscuits are full of hearty breakfast ingredients like eggs, bacon, mushrooms and cheese! They are perfect to bake up on the weekends, freeze and then reheat for a quick weekday breakfast. A gluten-free flour blend can be substituted for the all-purpose flour. —Courtney Stultz, Weir, Kansas

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    Country Corncakes

    Although we live in a suburban area, we are lucky to have plenty of farms nearby where we can purchase fresh corn. But, when it's out of season, I substitute canned or frozen corn in this favorite recipe. —Anne Frederick, New Hartford, New York

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    Farmers Breakfast

    Start off your day on a hearty note. This one-dish wonder will easily keep your busy family satisfied until lunch. —Jeannette Westphal, Gettysburg, South Dakota

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    Farm Apple Pan Pie

    Apple slab pie is a terrific contribution to a covered-dish supper, picnic or potluck. It’s baked in a large 15×10 baking pan so it’s easy to make and tote, too. But be prepared—people always ask for a copy of this farmhouse recipe! —Dolores Skrout, Summerhill, Pennsylvania

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    Here's a homey dish that people just can't wait to dive in to! Yes, you can have slow-cooker chicken and dumplings. The homemade classic takes a bit of work but is certainly worth it. —Daniel Anderson, Kenosha, Wisconsin

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    My biscuits won the prize for best quick bread at my county fair. One of the judges liked them so much, she asked for the recipe! These buttery, savory biscuits go with just about anything. —Gloria Jarrett, Loveland, Ohio

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    Butter Pecan Cake

    My husband has a sweet tooth and I enjoy making great desserts like this cake for him! We have two farms—both of which are wonderful—but I also love being in the kitchen. I collect cookbooks and have written one myself.

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    Wild Rice Soup

    As the oldest of eight girls growing up on the farm, I began cooking at an early age! This soup—which I first had at my sister's house—brings me compliments no matter where I serve it. —Elienore Myhre, Balaton, Minnesota

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    Church Supper Spaghetti

    Because this recipe feeds so many, I often take it to church dinners and potlucks. This colorful dish also comes in handy when we have lots of help to feed on our farm. —Verlyn Wilson, Wilkinson, Indiana

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    Pumpkin Cheesecake

    When I was young we produced several ingredients for this pumpkin cheesecake on the farm. We raised pumpkins in our large vegetable garden, and made homemade butter and lots of sour cream using milk from our dairy herd. —Evonne Wurmnest, Normal, Illinois

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    Farmer's Casserole

    Between family and friends, we have nearly 375 visitors a year! This casserole is handy—you can put it together the night before, let the flavors blend, then bake it in the morning. —Nancy Schmidt, Center, Colorado

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    Apple Snickerdoodle Dump Cake

    With an apple farm just down the road, I’m always looking for creative ways to use up those bushels. We love this cozy cake with caramel drizzle and a scoop of vanilla or cinnamon ice cream. —Rachel Garcia, Colorado Springs, Colorado

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    Cabbage Roll Stew

    A head of cabbage seems like it never ends. Here's a delicious way to use it up. My husband is this stew's biggest fan. —Pamela Kennemer, Sand Springs, Oklahoma

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    Creamy Mushroom-Potato Bake

    The day I first made this, we'd invited a neighbor—a bachelor farmer—over, and I wanted to fix something hearty. It was a hit instantly. These days, our three sons enjoy it as a change from regular mashed potatoes. We've found that it's best served with beef...either with or without gravy. —Kathy Smith, Granger, Indiana

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    Fried Sweet Potato Pies

    With my dad being a farmer who grew them, sweet potatoes have graced our table for as long as I can recall. This recipe, however, resulted from an experiment for a church bake sale when we had excess pastry. People couldn't get enough of these pies! —Marilyn Moseley, Toccoa, Georgia

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    Easy Potato Rolls

    After I discovered this recipe, it became a mainstay for me. I make the dough ahead of time when company is coming, and I try to keep some in the refrigerator to bake for our ranch hands. Leftover mashed potatoes are almost sure to go into these rolls. —Jeanette McKinney, Belleview, Missouri

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    Cabbage and Beef Soup

    When I was a little girl, I helped my parents work the fields of their small farm. Lunchtime was always a treat when Mother picked fresh vegetables from the garden and simmered them in her big soup pot. We loved making this delicious recipe. —Ethel Ledbetter, Canton, North Carolina

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    Sausage, Egg and Cheddar Farmer’s Breakfast

    Farmhouse recipes for breakfast? You bet! This hearty combination of sausage, hash browns and eggs will warm you up on a cold winter morning. —Bonnie Roberts, Newaygo, Michigan

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    Contest-Winning Chocolate Potato Cake

    I won grand champion honors in a potato festival baking contest with this moist chocolate cake. It’s one of those thrifty farmhouse recipes you just can’t beat. The icing recipe can be doubled if you have a real sweet tooth. —Catherine Hahn, Winamac, Indiana

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    Canadian Bacon Onion Quiche

    For more than 20 years, we sold our homegrown specialty onions at the farmers market. I handed out this favorite recipe for a classic quiche to all our customers. It’s one of the best farmhouse recipes! —Janice Redford, Cambridge, Wisconsin

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    Chicken Cordon Bleu Soup

    This is a wonderful addition to potlucks, and it comes together so easily! Cauliflower makes a nice, extra creamy backdrop for the classic flavors of chicken cordon bleu you can eat with a spoon. —Heidi Der, Stow, Ohio

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    Cashew Cookies

    Some merry dairy snacking is guaranteed when you pass out these cashew-packed goodies! I found the recipe years ago in a flier promoting dairy products. It's been this farm wife's standby ever since. —June Lindquist, Hammond, Wisconsin

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    Best Ever Bread Pudding

    The secret to incredible bread pudding with a soft middle and crisp edges starts with leftover dinner rolls. I picked up the rich brown sugar sauce recipe from my friend Kathryn Gartmann. A big drizzle of it takes this dessert over the top and really makes it the best bread pudding ever. —Maria Petrella, Taste of Home Prep Cook

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    Beef and Lentil Chili

    Lentils were one of the crops on my dad's farm when we were growing up, and they're the best-kept secret in this delicious chili recipe. This dish is great for a large family meal and also freezes well. Everyone who asks for this recipe is amazed at how simple it is. —Cindy Agee, Lewiston, Idaho

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    Sliced Ham with Roasted Vegetables

    To prepare this colorful, zesty oven meal, I "shop" in my backyard for the fresh garden vegetables and oranges (we have our own tree!) that spark the ham's hearty flavor. It's my family's favorite main dish. —Margaret Pache, Mesa, Arizona

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    Slow Cooker Mushroom Stuffing

    My grandmother created this recipe after my grandfather left the well-drilling business and invested all their money in a mushroom farm. The farm was a success and saw the family through the Great Depression. I still use their farmhouse recipes today. —Eric Cooper, Durham, North Carolina

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    Originally Published: September 27, 2019

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    Caroline Stanko

    Caroline has been with Taste of Home for the past seven years, working in both print and digital. After starting as an intern for the magazine and special interest publication teams, Caroline was hired as the third-ever digital editor for Taste of Home. Since then, she has researched, written and edited content on just about every topic the site covers, including cooking techniques, buzzy food news, gift guides and many, many recipe collections. Caroline also acts as the editorial lead for video, working with the Test Kitchen, videographers and social media team to produce videos from start to finish.When she’s not tip-tapping on a keyboard, Caroline is probably mixing up a killer co*cktail, reading a dog-eared library book or cooking up a multi-course feast (sometimes all at once). Though she technically lives in Milwaukee, there is a 50/50 chance Caroline is in Chicago or southwest Michigan visiting her close-knit family.

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