Butternut & bacon fusilli in a pan with a serving spoon

Healthy autumn recipes

36 Recipes

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

Butternut & bacon fusilli

4.30435

(23 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

Roasted squash, pancetta & chestnut risotto

5

(1 rating)

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

Creamy pumpkin & lentil soup

4.55357

(14 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

Bengali mustard fish

4.666665

(6 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

5

(6 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

3.125

(4 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

4.583335

(3 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

4.62838

(37 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

4.632355

(17 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

Red lentil & squash dhal

4.508195

(61 ratings)

A hearty budget meal of spiced red lentils with butternut and tomatoes. Add coriander, cumin, turmeric and a dollop of mango chutney
  • 55 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Carrot & ginger soup

4.375

(14 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

4.84375

(8 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

4.375

(4 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
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Stuffed vine leaves

0

(0 ratings)

Georgina Savvides' traditional Greek recipe requires a little effort but makes a tasty vegetarian meal...
  • 2 hours and 20 mins
  • More effort
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Mumsy's vegetable soup

3.75

(1 rating)

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

4.488635

(22 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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