Red lentil and squash dahl

Healthy autumn recipes

37 Recipes

Hearty, healthy and super satisfying – discover our nutritious, seasonal dishes for autumn. Tuck into flavourful soups, stews, risottos and curries.

Butternut & bacon fusilli

4.421055

(38 ratings)

This easy pasta dish with pancetta, butternut squash and spinach makes a healthy weeknight dinner - fresh rosemary adds extra flavour
  • 1 hour
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Curried chicken & baked dhal

3.555555

(9 ratings)

Serve this curried chicken with cauliflower, spinach, lentils and tomatoes for a healthy supper. It delivers five of your 5-a-day and is full of flavour
  • 55 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Creamy pumpkin & lentil soup

4.567565

(37 ratings)

Whether you're carving a Halloween pumpkin or have picked up a cheap squash, use the plentiful flesh and seeds in this soup...
  • 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Sausage & butternut squash shells

4.333335

(3 ratings)

Cook up sausage, butternut squash, fennel, spring onions and pasta to make this healthy, low calorie pasta dish. It's full of flavour and low cost too...
  • 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Roasted squash, pancetta & chestnut risotto

4.6

(5 ratings)

Upping the veg and swapping rice for pearl barley makes a hearty winter warmer that's full of flavour and healthy too. Scatter with Parmesan and enjoy!...
  • 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Bengali mustard fish

3.78261

(23 ratings)

A simple seafood curry of white fish, tomatoes and whole green chillies that is deliciously spicy, healthy and quick enough for every day
  • 37 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Moroccan chickpea, squash & cavolo nero stew

4.809525

(42 ratings)

This healthy veggie stew has real depth of flavour. A North African-style dish that contains three of your five-a-day and is great for feeding the family
  • 1 hour and 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Rustic vegetable soup

4.190475

(21 ratings)

This vegetarian soup is packed with vegetables and lentils - it's healthy, low fat and full of flavour. To bulk it up, why not add borlotti beans or chicken?...
  • 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Lighter beef stew & dumplings

4.733335

(15 ratings)

We've cut the calories and fat and boosted the fibre in this comforting casserole by using a lean cut of beef and upping the vegetables
  • 2 hours and 55 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Creamy tomato soup

4.67347

(49 ratings)

A low-fat, vegetarian soup that everyone will love - passata and whole milk give a silky smooth finish
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Vegan shepherd's pie

4.47541

(61 ratings)

A warming vegan supper with porcini mushrooms, leeks, carrots, butternut squash and plenty of herbs, topped with crispy potatoes - it's low calorie, low fat and perfect for when the nights draw in...
  • 1 hour and 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Carrot & ginger soup

4.451615

(31 ratings)

Low-fat and warming, this bean and vegetable soup makes a healthy lunch or dinner - for even more nutrients, top with sliced almonds
  • 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Easy chicken & chickpea tagine

4.913045

(23 ratings)

Making a mouthwatering Moroccan-inspired meal doesn't have to be difficult - this no-fuss one-pot dinner is full of flavour
  • 1 hour and 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Herby lamb fillet with caponata

4.4

(5 ratings)

Tick off all 5 of your 5 a day with this super-healthy Sunday roast. To make it vegetarian, omit the lamb and add chickpeas to the caponata.
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Squash, orange & barley salad

4.333335

(3 ratings)

This full-of-flavour autumnal salad has a zesty kick and is best eaten straight away
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Mumsy's vegetable soup

4.5

(2 ratings)

This warming vegetable soup, from Great British Bake Off host Mel, is a traditional family recipe that packs in fresh veg and spices, making a healthy supper
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Burnt leeks on toast with romesco

0

(0 ratings)

Sweet when blanched, slightly bitter when burned, these perfectly balanced leeks atop crusty ciabatta make an easy, healthy, vegan starter
  • 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Curried cod

4.51852

(189 ratings)

An easy-to-prepare midweek one-pot with cod fillet, chickpeas, ginger and spices - it's healthy, low calorie and packed with iron too!...
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Creamy barley & squash risotto

3.857145

(7 ratings)

Barley is cheaper and lighter than Italian risotto rice, you can add all the liquid at once and it's really hard to overcook
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

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