September 15 2019

Autumn Recipe Inspiration: 14 Comfort Dishes

By Editorial Team
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Goodbye summer, hello fall. The weather is shifting, and so is the mood. When it comes to eating, autumn means all kinds of comfort food as well as the fall flavors we welcome back every year—apple, pumpkin, squash and more. Does autumn inspire you in the kitchen?

We hope these 14 Primal and keto recipes—everything from breakfast to dinner, salads to treats—get you excited for the season. Enjoy!

Apple Cinnamon Primal Pancakes

Whether you’re brunching with friends or celebrating a relaxing weekend at home, whip up this simple and easy recipe in just over 30 minutes, and sit down to thick and sweet slices full of real food goodness.

Keto Pumpkin Donuts

These donuts have everything you’d expect from a traditional cake recipe: a tender and moist crumb from egg white, butter, and pumpkin puree. Topped with a cinnamon-spiked finish, you’ll love the slightly crunchy contrast to a soft interior.

Keto Meatloaf

Comfort food doesn’t get more quintessential than meatloaf. The goodness of grass-fed beef with the rich flavor of onions and Primal Kitchen Steak Sauce (yes!), topped with our Unsweetened Ketchup—it’s just like Mom would’ve made (but without the added sugar and bread crumbs).

Keto Chicken Pot Pies

Pot pies are a comfort food classic that feeds our nostalgia as well as appetite. Meat and veggies in a creamy sauce that’s topped with a crunchy topping…what’s not to love?

Instant Pot Bolognese With Spaghetti Squash

Bolognese has a richly nuanced, deeply umami flavor that satisfies in a warm, homey (and foodie) way. Paired with lower carb, higher nutrient spaghetti squash, this 45-minute meal makes for a true Primal favorite everyone at the table can enjoy.

Instant Pot Oxtail Stew

With an arguably richer taste than beef and a more succulent feel when cooked for stew or soup, oxtail might just become a new favorite. You’ll enjoy warming up with this gelatinous, flavorful and hearty dish on a chilly autumn night. Be sure to make an extra batch: it tastes even better the next day.

Beef Stroganoff

Creamy, rib-sticking meaty, mounds of swirly noodles… beef stroganoff is a comfort-food trifecta. It’s a one pot meal that can be made on the stove in a dutch oven, in a slow cooker or an Instant Pot.

Roasted Bone Marrow

Bone marrow is an important supplemental food that’s easy to love—if you love fatty, savory treats, that is. And bone marrow is a treat, with its over-the-top richness, meaty flavor and fatty, creamy texture. It’s delicious fuel for the body, brimming with vitamins and minerals, and easy to prepare.

Whole30® Lasagna

Immensely comforting, reminiscent of home, reminder of boisterous buffet-style family dinners and church basement potlucks, lasagna is as cherished as it is versatile.

Instant Pot Beef Stew

Simple, comforting and easy, this beef stew recipe will always be a crowd pleaser. Customize with your favorite herbs and veggies for more delicious versatility.

Warm Mushroom and Chard Salad With Bacon and Mustard Dressing

Salads aren’t just for summer, and this recipe proves it. Warm, hearty, rich, with the deep flavors of mixed mushrooms, bacon (we have you at that, right?) and mustard dressing, this delicious side—or full-on meal—will make a believer out of you.

Primal Harvest Bowl With Honey Mustard Vinaigrette

Combine the spicy greens of arugula with the seasonal sweetness of Primal Kitchen® Honey Mustard Vinaigrette
and cubed apple slices, plus add parboiled baby carrots and delectable baked delicata and butternut squash slices!

Low-Carb Pumpkin Bread

Made with the goodness of almond flour, eggs, and all the traditional spices, this pumpkin bread bakes up moist and flavorful. Pumpkin puree rather than pumpkin pie filling means you can sweeten to your own taste. And don’t worry about sugar—this recipe doesn’t have any. It uses a popular low-carb standby—Swerve—to add sweetness without the sugar content.

Chayote Apple Crisp

The chayote squash (also known as mirliton squash) is a mild-tasting, relatively low carb, and versatile fruit with a good dose of vitamin C. You’ll love the tender but slightly crisp texture with a low-carb, sweet crumble.

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  1. I love the donut recipe. I’ve hesitated to make such things GF because I don’t want to be disappointed, but the simplicity of the ingredients attracts me. And at 17ish carbs (I don’t do net carbs), that will fit into my current plan.

    I’m thinking of trying it with garam masala instead of pumpkin spice. I saw something I couldn’t have in a store today (Pumpkin Cardamom pasta sauce, it wasn’t GF), and it has me thinking of pumpkin and chai flavors together.

    The way the egg whites are folded in is odd to me though. I’ve done that in recipes, and it’s always folded in last. To fold in the egg whites and then fold that mixture into dry floury mixture, that seems, unusual, but the recipe doesn’t explain why.

    I’m not really familiar with monk fruit though, did you talk about it previously and I missed it?

  2. For the apple pancakes, you could also add cinnamon and powdered monk fruit (just blast monk fruit in your food processor until it’s powdered sugar). If you topped it with butter, cinnamon, and the powdered monk fruit it would probably cause less of a sugar and insulin spike than the syrup. Just a thought. You could also use the powdered monk fruit for the donuts.