25+ High-Fiber Fall Dinners for Healthy Digestion

Our gut health can influence everything from our brain health and heart health to the way we digest and absorb nutrients. Luckily, each of these recipes boast at least 6 grams of fiber per serving thanks to ingredients that promote healthy digestion, like whole grains, beans and vegetables. Plus, they can help you get your fill of seasonal produce, including pumpkin, sweet potatoes and cauliflower. Recipes like our Slow Cooker Vegan Butternut Squash Soup with Apple and Cheesy Mushroom Gratin will help you meet your nutrition goals while cozying up with your favorite fall meal.


Easy Chicken Enchilada Casserole


Katie Webster

Casseroles make perfect meal-prep dinners, and this enchilada version is no exception. The whole casserole can be built and left to hang out in the refrigerator for up to three days—just bake it off on a busy night and you have a healthy, easy dinner on the table in no time. The quick homemade enchilada sauce in this recipe is great when you don’t have any of the canned sauce on hand; just season crushed tomatoes with spices and salt for an instant enchilada sauce.



Slow-Cooker Vegan Butternut Squash Soup with Apple


You’ll never guess this crock pot butternut squash soup recipe is just dump-and-go simple. The boost of flavor from maple syrup, apple-cider vinegar and spices makes all the difference! Serve this light soup as an appetizer for a vegetarian Thanksgiving feast or with a salad and crusty bread for weeknight dinners.



Feta & Olive Stuffed Eggplant


This stuffed eggplant is filled with veggies and flavors of the Mediterranean. The dish is easy to pull together and the addition of cumin gives it a sweet, earthy note.



Roasted Cauliflower & Potato Curry Soup


Karla Conrad

In this healthy cauliflower soup recipe, roasting the cauliflower first adds depth and prevents the florets from turning to mush. A little tomato sauce and coconut milk give the broth a rich, silky texture. Serve with a dollop of sour cream or yogurt, if desired.



Cheesy Mushroom Gratin


Earthy portobellos are roasted then smothered in cheese in this easy low-carb side dish. Enjoy this gratin alongside pork or steak, or add a salad and turn it into a delicious vegetarian dinner.



Stuffed Pepper Soup


Jacob Fox

Inspired by stuffed peppers, this soup is ready faster and with fewer dishes too! Have fun with the toppings—we top it with onion, Cheddar cheese and tortilla chips here, but salsa, sour cream and corn would also make stellar additions.



Vegan Pumpkin Soup


This vegan pumpkin soup, filled with spices and creamy cashews, can make an easy weeknight dinner or be elevated to a vegan main dish worthy of a holiday dinner by serving it in a hollowed-out freshly roasted pumpkin.



Garlic-Anchovy Pasta with Broccolini


Jacob Fox

Here, we sprinkle the final pasta dish with crumbled goat cheese for nice tangy bites throughout. But if you prefer a creamy sauce, stir the cheese into the pasta in Step 3 along with the reserved cooking water.



Cheesy Sweet Potato & Black Bean Casserole


Ali Redmond

A cozy, cheesy casserole is classic comfort food. We amped up the nutrition by including plenty of nourishing veggies. Black beans provide powerful plant-based protein while the sweet potatoes offer up a healthy dose of vitamin A, an antioxidant important for vision and immunity.



Bacon and Avocado Topped Baked Potato


A baked russet potato is topped with crumbled bacon, diced avocado, salsa, and shredded Colby Jack cheese–a meal in itself!



Quinoa-Stuffed Peppers


Chipotle chiles, black beans and pepper Jack cheese give a flavorful boost to these quinoa-stuffed peppers. We’ve sped things up by steaming the peppers and using quick-cooking quinoa. We like the look of tri-colored quinoa, but any quinoa you have on hand will work. If possible, choose peppers that will stand upright.



Vegan Shepherd’s Pie


Lentils take the place of ground meat and vegan butter adds creaminess to the mashed potatoes in this easy vegan shepherd’s pie recipe. If you want to cut down on the cooking time, use precooked lentils and omit most of the vegetable broth, adding some in only if the mixture seems dry.



Vegetarian Stuffed Cabbage


Though traditional stuffed cabbage recipes are made with meat, here Savoy cabbage leaves are stuffed with a combination of rice, mushrooms, onions, garlic and herbs for a healthy vegetarian stuffed cabbage recipe. The stuffed cabbage leaves gently bake in a simple tomato sauce. This easy stuffed cabbage recipe can be made ahead of time and baked just before serving.



Spinach-Artichoke-Sausage Cauliflower Gnocchi


Hearty and piquant, this quick cauliflower gnocchi dinner incorporates several healthy convenience ingredients, including turkey sausage and tender artichoke hearts, so dinner is on your table fast.



Eggplant Lasagna Rolls


Vegetarians and meat-eaters alike will devour these comforting lasagna rolls. We use thinly sliced eggplant in place of pasta to cut the carbs. Preroasting the eggplant helps develop the flavor and softens the slices for easy rolling.



Lentil Stew with Salsa Verde


This healthy vegetarian recipe is hearty and satisfying. Don’t skip the parsley relish (salsa verde)—it’s easy to make and lends a tangy accent that balances the flavors of the lentil stew. We prefer French green lentils for this stew, as they don’t fall apart while cooking; however, regular brown lentils (found in most supermarkets) will also work.



Vegetable and Tofu Soup


Tofu has a reputation for being bland, but when marinated in Italian seasoning for up to four hours, it’s anything but in this veggie-packed soup.



Cocoa Roasted Pork with Wilted Kale


Espresso, brown sugar, and cocoa powder create an elegant flavor for a pork dinner.



Instant Pot Garlic-Scented Chicken & Farro with White Balsamic Vinaigrette


Pair earthy, toothsome barley with tender chicken dressed in a tangy white balsamic vinaigrette for a hearty main dish. This Instant Pot chicken recipe comes together in just 40 minutes, making it perfect for easy weeknight dinners.



One-Skillet Pastitsio


Pastitsio is a classic Greek baked pasta dish made with ground beef and bechamel. Our version has all the flavors and the comforting feel of the classic, but is made in one skillet (less cleanup!) and is healthier for you, using whole-grain pasta, lean meat and low-fat dairy.



Mushroom Stew


Will Dickey

This mushroom stew is hearty and flavor-packed, with both fresh and dried mushrooms adding to the rich taste. Quinoa adds protein and a boost of fiber. This flavorful fall soup will be enjoyed by vegetarians and carnivores alike.



Red Lentil & Cauliflower Curry


Jason Donnelly

This cauliflower curry recipe also features red lentils, which turn yellow when cooked. Curry powder, onions, cumin and other seasonings give this vegetarian dinner tons of flavor. Serve over rice to complete the meal.



Loaded Sweet Potato Casserole


Photography / Brie Passano, Styling / Sammy Mila / Holly Raibikis

We take all the classic toppings of a loaded potato—bacon, Cheddar and sour cream—and use them in this cheesy sweet potato casserole that everyone will love.



Mushroom Stew


Will Dickey

This mushroom stew is hearty and flavor-packed, with both fresh and dried mushrooms adding to the rich taste. Quinoa adds protein and a boost of fiber. This flavorful fall soup will be enjoyed by vegetarians and carnivores alike.



Hearty Beef Chili


For a fall open house, make this beef chili in the slow cooker. As guests arrive, set out chips and cheese and let them help themselves to a bowl.



Creamy White Chili with Cream Cheese


This rich, yet healthy, white chicken chili recipe comes together in a flash thanks to quick-cooking chicken thighs and canned white beans. Mashing some of the beans acts as a fast thickener when your soups don’t have a long time to simmer. Cream cheese adds the final bit of richness and a hint of sweet tang.


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