Fall is finally here! Canadian Tire and Yahoo Canada are here to help you embrace the changing seasons and chillier temperatures by bringing you everything you need, from hearty Canadiana-inspired recipes to decor tips for Halloween and Thanksgiving.
As the seasons change, so do your meals. Think of transitioning from spring to summer, opting for light and fresh al fresco options for your family to enjoy. Now, as the weather cools, there’s a natural move towards more hearty, warming recipes to cozy up with.
With more time spent indoors, Fall is a great time to experiment with stews, casseroles and other hearty meals that will nourish from the inside out. And the best part? If you have the right equipment on hand, like the time-saving Instant Pot to the set-it-and-forget-it Slow Cooker, these tasty meals can be pretty much effortless.
Ahead, we’ve gathered some of the top kitchen tools that can help you quickly create delicious Fall meals this season, along with a few of the best recipes to get you started. Happy cooking!
Make It In...An Instant Pot
This Fall, if you’re on the lookout for hearty and delicious recipes that won’t take too much or effort to throw together, an Instant Pot is a must-have appliance. Able to help you whip up stews, roasts, and soups in a fraction of the time they would take to cook on the stove, it’s a go-to for every meal of the day.
An Instant Pot Breakfast Casserole comes together in minutes, and uses a standard cake pan to create a protein-rich meal that you can enjoy any day of the week. For a creative weeknight dinner, replace your time-consuming lasagne recipe with this Instant Pot-friendly version that cooks in just 35 minutes.
Make It In...The Dutch Oven
The Dutch oven, like this one from Paderno, is another versatile kitchen tool that you’ll find yourself reaching for throughout the season. Locking in steam and moisture, it helps tenderize meat as it cooks, and can even create delicious and unexpected recipes like artisanal homemade bread.
You can also use it for family friendly recipes like enchiladas, chili, and one-pot chicken noodle soup, and thanks to a design that easily goes from the stovetop to the oven, it also cuts down on cleanup time.
Make It In...The Slow Cooker
If you’re pressed for time, a stew is a hearty timesaver that your family will love. Cooking meals in a Slow Cooker, like this one from Paderno, is perfect for everything from soups to casseroles to strews.
This hearty, rich stew is the perfect way to warm hearts and tummies after a long day spent outside doing yard work or playing. Pro tip: Make a big batch of this for Sunday night dinner and freeze the leftovers to heat up during the week.
Make It In..The Casserole Dish
Though they may have fallen out of fashion since its popularity peak in the 1950s, casserole meals are still a great way to feed a crowd. This dish from Lagostina is an ideal choice for a classic green bean casserole, but it would also work well if you’re planning to whip up a tasty dessert like this easy bread pudding.
Make them ahead of time and store your meals in the fridge, and you’ll be ready for quick dinners every day of the week.