This week’s menu brings home the flavors of fall – apples, cider, pumpkin, squash, cinnamon – and all the great smells that go with them. It has some lighter meals as well as some heartier dinners and to celebrate the end of the work week, a fun dinner of smash burgers and fries.
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If you like planning your meals for week, you might also like to check out other weekly menu planners, including a 7-day plan for vegetarians, a 7-day plan for your air fryer or another 7 -day plan for your pressure cooker (or Instant Pot®). You can find all the Weekly Menu Planners here.
(The planned menu and grocery list has quantities for a family of four. You can alter the recipe quantities by clicking on the plus or minus buttons next to the serving size on the recipe card.)
Monday: Butternut Spaghetti Alfredo
Butternut squash and spaghetti Alfredo is a lower carb version of spaghetti Alfredo. The butternut squash also adds nice color, flavor and texture to the dish. You could use zucchini instead of the butternut squash OR instead of the noodles, if you prefer, with the same great tasty result. Serve this dinner with a side salad.
Tuesday: Pork and Pumpkin Chili with Pumpkin Buttermilk Biscuits
You don’t eat pumpkin all year long, so make the most of it in the fall! This is a nice switch from a traditional chili with pork instead of beef, pumpkin to thicken and flavor and two different types of peppers because variety is the spice of life. The pumpkin buttermilk biscuits are a natural partner.
Thursday: Easy Glazed Pork Chops and Pumpkin Mac and Cheese
Yes, we’re still eating pumpkin! These easy glazed pork chops with a 4 ingredient glaze will become a favorite of yours. So easy that they give you time to make a delicious fall mac and cheese to please all your pumpkins! Add a veggie of your choice to this meal.
Saturday: Bratwurst with Beer, Apples and Onions
Grab a beer and enjoy a festive Saturday dinner! This is a rib-sticker and is great served over mashed potatoes (included in the shopping list). The sausages do marinate in the beer for a little while, so don’t forget to give it just a little extra time.