Our 15 Most Popular Dinner Recipes in October

Southern Ground Beef and Bean Skillet
Photo: Karla Harmer

Fall is in the air and as the weather is changing, so are the things we're cooking. The cooler weather is ushering in cravings for delicious, warm comfort food, and that trend is reflected in the recipes that rose in popularity on Allrecipes in October. Each month we like to tell you what our community is cooking to give you some new dinner inspiration, and the last few weeks were certainly packed with tasty, filling dishes. Our home cooks were drawn to new recipes, like Southern Stir-Fry, as well as tried-and-true favorites like pot roast and potato soup. Scroll through to find recipes you'll want to add to your dinner rotation.

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Easiest Pot Roast Ever

Easiest Pot Roast Ever
bd.weld

This slow cooker pot roast has a few simple ingredients and is prepped in just 10 minutes, so you can set it and forget it. Some reviewers like to add some more seasoning to the roast — like garlic powder, salt, and pepper — but no matter what you'll have a juicy, tender pot roast.

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World's Best Honey Garlic Pork Chops

Family style platter of World's Best Honey Garlic Pork Chops garnished with extra sauce and fresh herbs.
Meredith Food Studios

These five-ingredient grilled pork chops are great for a warm fall day — or if you have an indoor grill. They're coated with ketchup, honey, soy sauce, and garlic and are ready in less than 30 minutes.

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Slow Cooker 3-Bean Chili

Slow Cooker 3-Bean Chili
Little4507

This easy chili is prepped in just 10 minutes before going into your slow cooker. It's packed with spice from fire-roasted tomatoes and chiles, as well as ground turkey and three different types of beans: pinto, kidney, and black. The best part is you can freeze the chili for quick future meals.

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Million-Dollar Spaghetti

Million-Dollar Spaghetti in a casserole dish
Baking Nana

Allrecipes home cooks loved this baked spaghetti casserole made with ground beef, spaghetti sauce, cottage cheese, cream cheese, sour cream, and Cheddar cheese. It tastes like a million bucks but it's easy to throw together, and you can use any type of pasta noodles that you have on hand.

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Tender Italian Baked Chicken

Tender Italian Baked Chicken
Molly

This Italian breaded baked chicken takes just five simiple ingredients to make. Instead of using an egg wash to coat your chicken, you'll dunk it in a mixture of mayo, Parmesan cheese, and garlic powder before rolling it in seasoned bread crumbs

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Southern Stir-Fry

Southern Stir-Fry
Linda T

Switch up your stir-fry game with this Southern mixture of rice, corn, black-eyed peas, and spinach. This one-pan skillet meal is prepped and ready to serve in just 20 minutes, which makes it a great weeknight dinner for busy days.

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Perfect Potato Soup

bowl of homemade Perfect Potato Soup garnished with crumbled bacon
lutzflcat

This flavorful soup is loaded with potatoes, veggies, bacon, and tons of spices for the perfect warm bowl of comfort food. The spices that reviewers say stand out are the cayenne pepper, nutmeg, and paprika — so if you don't like spicy, tone down the cayenne a little bit.

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Tanya's Louisiana Southern Fried Chicken

Tanya's Louisiana Southern Fried Chicken
fabeveryday

If you love fried chicken, look no further than this grandma-approved recipe. In just 30 minutes you'll have crispy Southern fried chicken that's crunchy on the outside and juicy on the inside. Reviewers recommend enjoying this chicken with a glass of sweet tea.

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Mom's Fabulous Chicken Pot Pie with Biscuit Crust

Mom's Fabulous Chicken Pot Pie with Biscuit Crust
Katie Rushing

Traditional comfort food is made extra easy thanks to the refrigerated biscuit dough in this recipe. And to cut down on the prep time even more, you can use a rotisserie chicken and bags of frozen veggies.

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Get a Husband Brunswick Stew

Get a Husband Brunswick Stew
Get a Husband Brunswick Stew. autumneyes

This extra-thick Brunswick stew is loaded with hearty ingredients and flavors. Reviewers recommend using pork roast and steak instead of the ground meat for more flavor. And if you can't eat all the stew now, you can easily freeze it for later.

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Haluski - Cabbage and Noodles

Haluski - Cabbage and Noodles
Christina

This five-ingredient baked cabbage and noodles dish is so easy to make and will be delicious comfort food this fall. For extra flavor, reviewers like to add bacon, garlic, onions, or kielbasa.

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Pasta Fazoolander

Pasta Fazoolander
House of Aqua

Chef John's Pasta Fazoolander soup is so quick and easy to make for a weeknight dinner with just a few pantry staple ingredients. If you don't like anchovies, follow the lead of reviewers who like to use turkey sausage to flavor the soup instead.

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Jimmy's Mexican Pizza

Jimmy's Mexican Pizza
Jillian Kuhlmann

Jimmy's Mexican Pizza has a tortilla crust heaped with refried beans, ground beef, salsa, cheese, tomatoes, green onions, and jalapeños. Reviewers say this recipe works just as well if you substitute your favorite toppings instead — like black beans or enchilada sauce. And if you don't have any tortillas on hand, this recipe works with regular pizza dough too,

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Grandma's Polish Perogies

Grandma's Polish Perogies
RJT

Pierogis are the perfect fall comfort food with their tasty potato and cheese filling. This foolproof recipe is great for beginners, although it can be time-consuming, so some reviewers recommend making the filling the day before. Serve with butter, sour cream, or bacon.

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Southern Ground Beef and Bean Skillet

Southern Ground Beef and Bean Skillet
Karla Harmer

This easy one-pan skillet dinner has ground beef, veggies, salsa, Greek seasoning, and Southwestern-style beans for a well-rounded filling dinner. Since it's like a chili, reviewers like to serve it over noodles, rice, cornbread, or even French fries.

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