Easy Fall Recipes for Travel Nurses

October 29 / Posted by Christi Hintz

The weather is getting colder and you may be craving some warm comfort food to get you through the chilly nights and mornings. The last thing you want to do when you get home from a long shift is make a super complicated meal.  If you’re trying not to give into the temptation of picking up something from your local fast food restaurant, there are plenty of easy recipes that you can make from home that will scratch that fall flavor itch. Here are just a few ideas.


Pumpkin Quesadillas


Can’t get enough pumpkin in your life? This recipe will satisfy that craving fast, and what’s easier than quesadillas?


All you’ll need for this tasty dish is canned pumpkin, tortillas, goat cheese, vegetable oil, toasted chopped walnuts, and cumin. Find the full recipe at Rachel Ray Every Day.


Skillet Apple Pork Chops


Pumpkin might be the first flavor you think of when fall foods come to mind, but the second is almost certainly apples. These sweet, crisp fruits are great on their own but create incredible flavor when cooked alongside your favorite foods. Take this Pork Chop recipe for example, which comes together quickly in one pan and makes an excellent fall dinner.


Intrigued? Check out the recipe at MyRecipes, and cook yourself a hearty fall dish this evening.


5-Ingredient Chili


We would be remiss not to include at least one chili recipe when talking about fall food. However, chili can be a lot of work- with a lot of ingredients and cook times of at least an hour, you don’t always have the time or desire to cook up a big pot of chili for one. If you’re craving some hearty chili but not ready to invest the time and preparation it usually takes, you’ll love this next recipe.


Give Me Some Oven has crafted a recipe that uses only 5 ingredients and comes together in under half an hour, so you can have chili even if you only just decided you were craving it after your shift. Check out the recipe here.


Garlic Green Beans


Green beans are a classic side dish for many fall-time meals, and they’re really easy to cook up. These garlic green beans deliver on rich flavor while only taking a few steps and ingredients to throw together. A can of green beans is a great thing to keep in the cupboard in case you ever need to whip up a quick side!


This recipe comes from Allrecipes, you can find it here.


Apple Brussel Sprouts Salad


A salad makes a good quick side dish and adds healthy veggies to your diet. This one packs a punch with brussel sprouts, apples, and carrots, and includes apple cider vinegar for a punch of fall flavors! If you’re looking for an easy salad to add to your fall rotation, this one is a good pick.


Check out this recipe from Kraft here.


What are some of your favorite recipes for when the weather cools down? What’s your secret for a fall dish that comes together without all the fuss? What ingredients can you not live without, especially when your travel takes you somewhere chilly? Give your own insights in the comments below.


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