Tis the season for comfort food and warm apple cider. When a crisp autumn day is in our midst, reciprocating with a hot meal is good for the soul. Step-up your fall foodie game by trying out these three mouthwatering recipes that will look good on your plate and even better in your Instagram feed!
1.) Broccoli and Cheddar Twice-Baked Potatoes: Simple, yet satisfying. These cheesy treats can be cooked in the oven and served for any occasion. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Place potatoes in a small baking dish and bake for one hour. Once potatoes have been baked and cooled, slice each one in half lengthwise. Scoop out the inside and place the potato pulp into a large bowl. Rub the outside of each potato skin with olive out and place them onto a baking sheet. Add 3 1/2 tablespoons of butter into potato pulp with an electric mixer. Then, add 1/2 cup non-fat Greek yogurt, 1/4 cup buttermilk, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, 3/4 teaspoon chives, 1/2 teaspoon onion powder, 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/2 teaspoon dried onion flakes, 1/2 teaspoon dillweed, 1/2 teaspoon paprika, 1 and 1/2 cups chopped broccoli, and 2 cups cheddar cheese. Divide the filling evenly among the potato skins and top with remaining cheese. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until cheese is melted. Voila! ‘
2.) Pumpkin Pie Twists: Looking for a quick and easy fall appetizer? These pumpkin pie pastries are exactly what you need. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees and prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper. Unroll one can of crescent rolls and lay them down as 4 rectangles on the baking sheet. Spread 1/2 cup of pumpkin puree across 2 of the rectangles. Place the other two rectangles on top of the pumpkin-covered rectangles and press edges together. Brush 3 tablespoons of melted butter on top of the rectangles. Sprinkle with pumpkin pie spice. Using a pizza cutter, cut both rectangles into 6 strips. Twist each strip a few times and sprinkle with more pumpkin pie spice. Bake for 8-10 minutes and top off with cream cheese frosting.
3.) Pumpkin Pecan Baked Brie: Pair your next glass of wine with an autumn cheese! Take one sheet of puff pastry dough and roll it to a size large enough to cover an 8 oz. wheel of brie cheese. Place pecans in the center of the dough and top with 1/3 cup of pumpkin butter. Place cheese on top of pecans and pumpkin butter; wrap dough around the cheese and pinch the seams to seal. Whisk 1 egg with 1 tablespoon of water and brush on seams. Gently place seam-side down lined with parchment paper. Decorate the top with additional pecans and/or dough. Bake at 400 degrees for 25 minutes or until golden brown.
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