It’s officially fall and while it still may not feel like it, it’s time to start ordering your Starbucks pumpkin spice latte and buying sweet potatoes at the grocery store. Say a sad, sad goodbye to the watermelon salads and ice pops, and hello to savory fall foods and these awesome recipes that highlight them.

You may be thinking that cooking fall recipes sounds like a great idea, but you don’t know how to cook and things never come out as good when you make them. But these 15 recipes are all fairly simple and still come out sophisticated and look professional. If you’re looking to impress your friends, try some of these fall recipes before your diet shifts to Christmas cookies and hot chocolate.

1. Brown Sugar Roasted Sweet Potatoes

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Photo by Rachel Conners

Sweet potatoes tend to take a little while to cook but this sweet recipe makes the wait worth it.

2. Apple Pie Cups

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Photo by Susanna Tuan

This dessert is pretty much fall in a cup: apples, cinnamon, nutmeg and deliciousness. Plus, the recipe is fairly easy, but it looks like it was done by a pro.

3. Bacon-Stuffed Sweet Potato

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Photo by Emily Hu

The fall-friendly version of a typical loaded baked potato.

4. Spaghetti Squash

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Photo by Casey Carr

So many different types of squash come into season in the fall and winter, and one of the most popular ones is spaghetti squash. While it’s not quite the same as real pasta, it does a pretty good job as a substitute.

5. Pomegranate Pear Delight

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Photo by Alia Wilhelm

Did you know that pomegranates are in season from October to March? So when the rest of fruits start to go out of season, pick up a pomegranate and go for this sweet dessert.

6. Apple, Goat Cheese and Honey Quesadilla

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Photo by Danny Schuleman

When you think quesadilla, apples and honey aren’t usually the first things that come to mind. But this unique combination is sure to make you look at quesadillas a little differently. Now THIS is an upscale college food.

7. Baked Sweet Potato Fries

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Photo by Amanda Gajdosik

A healthier take on typical French fries that will satisfy cravings all the same.

8. Maple Roasted Butternut Squash

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Photo by Becky Hughes

If you’re getting sick of everything pumpkin or sweet potato, this butternut squash recipe can spice up your meals and still keep the fall flavors coming.

9. Balsamic Brussels Sprouts

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Photo by Andrea Kang

What doesn’t taste better with bacon?

10. Pumpkin Spice Muffins

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Photo by Katherine Carroll

With only three ingredients and one of them being pumpkin, there’s no excuse not to try these muffins this season.

11. Pie, Pie and More Pie

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Photo by Kendra Valkema

Whether it’s peach, pumpkin, apple or practically anything else, pies are the perfect dessert for fall. Don’t wait until Thanksgiving to give some of these a try.

12. Cheesy Broccoli Spaghetti Squash Boats

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Photo by Shruti Thundiyil

Once you’ve mastered the simple recipe for spaghetti squash, you can take it to the next level with this one. This will make it look like you really know what you’re doing in the kitchen.

13. Sweet Potato Chips

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Photo by Sean Koetting

Because everyone loves chips.

14. Butternut Squash Mac n’ cheese

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Photo by Parisa Soraya

Everyone knows that macaroni and cheese is the king of all comfort foods. This fall twist adds butternut squash for some sweetness and you won’t even realize you’re eating a vegetable.

15. Mini Caramel Apple Pie

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Photo by Adam H. Weiss

Another pie recipe may seem redundant, but that’s what fall is all about.

The leaves are starting to fall, the weather’s getting cooler: it’s time to get cooking for fall.