fall comfort foods

With the fall season upon us and the temperatures dropping, we could all use some fall comfort food to keep us warm and happy. Latina food bloggers share a few dishes for us all to try this season. Full of delicious flavors and warmth, these recipes are sure to make you feel cozy and satisfied. 

Red Chicken Pozole 

Yvette, @muybuenocooking on Instagram, shares her recipe for Red Chicken Pozole, a traditional Mexican soup filled with spicy chiles, hominy, and topped with crunchy veggies. Yvette writes on her food blog, “Pozole is a celebratory dish in Mexican cuisine, often served on New Year’s Eve to celebrate. [It’s] fancy enough for company and easy enough to serve on a casual weeknight.” Full of warm spices and flavors, this soup is perfect for keeping warm during the chilly months! See the full recipe here.

Mexican Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Another recipe by @muybuenocooking is this Mexican Chocolate Zucchini Bread. This quick-bread recipe makes the perfect fall comfort treat. Yvette writes, “If you’re not yet familiar with Mexican chocolate, it’s very sweet and is laced with cinnamon and chili. In short, it’s delicious! Using Mexican chocolate in this zucchini bread adds an element of richness and an exotic flavor that makes it extra special.” Try out this twist on a classic recipe for your next sweet treat! See the full recipe here.

Sweet Potato Empanadas

This fall comfort food is oh-so-sweet! Latina food blogger, Dora from @dorastable on Instagram, shares this recipe for vegan sweet potato empanadas. Dora writes, “These beautiful freshly baked empanadas de camote are filled with sweet potato, slowly simmered in cinnamon and anise. The dough is hand-kneaded and rolled out, then baked with the fragrant sweet potato filling. I like to eat them right out of the oven with a steaming cup of Mexican hot chocolate.” Flavorful and sweet, these are a must try this autumn! See the full recipe here.

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Cheese Enchiladas

You can’t go wrong with a classic. Isabel from @Isabeleats, share a simple yet endlessly comforting, traditional enchilada recipe that makes for the perfect quick and cozy meal on a chilly fall day. Isabel writes, “This cheese enchilada recipe has a special place in my heart. This is one of my mom’s staple dishes and she loves to cook it as much as I do. Made with an easy enchilada sauce, filled with savory melted cheese, and topped with chopped onions, these cheese enchiladas are sure to be a staple weeknight dinner.” See the full recipe here.

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  • Victoria Arena

    Victoria Arena is a writer and student, passionate about writing, literature, and women's studies. She is bilingual, fluent in both English and Spanish. She holds an Associates in Fine Arts for Creative Writing, and a Bachelor's in English Literature from Montclair State University.

By Victoria Arena

Victoria Arena is a writer and student, passionate about writing, literature, and women's studies. She is bilingual, fluent in both English and Spanish. She holds an Associates in Fine Arts for Creative Writing, and a Bachelor's in English Literature from Montclair State University.

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