16 Best Roasts To Make This Fall

Roast meats bridge the gap between lighter summer menus and heartier winter meals, making them perfect for fall dining. The desire to make a roast can often be weighed down by the necessary time and effort. But you don't need lots of time or be a trained chef to make a mouthwatering roast. While some recipes on our list are complicated, the majority require very little effort. We've included fall-apart comfort dishes as well as gourmet fare that you would expect to find in fine-dining restaurants.

These satisfying roasted meats provide complex and memorable taste experiences. They also offer wonderful aromas and make your home feel warm and cozy as you cook them. Our list of roasts includes beef, pork, and turkey. Plus, we've included one dish that uses leftover roast for breakfast. We're confident that these roast recipes will satisfy your meat cravings and make your autumn menu a memorable one.

1. Tender Rump Roast

The trick for making a great rump roast is to not overcook it. Because the meat that comes from the hindquarters of a cow is extremely lean, it's tenderest if you cook it to medium rare instead of letting it get too done and too tough. Luckily, that means you can get it on the table faster on a cool autumn day than a roast you have to cook until it's falling off the bone. Juicy slices of rump roast pair well with roasted veggies, garlic mashed potatoes, and green beans.

Recipe: Tender Rump Roast

2. Unique Roast Beef

Roast beef is a classic fall dish that feels like a slice of home. However, if you want a twist on your ordinary flavor profile, we suggest giving this recipe a try. Garlic, Worcestershire sauce, rosemary, thyme, and red wine vinegar give it a unique lip-smacking flavor that takes this classic up a notch. We like that you can complete all the steps — from searing the meat to baking — in the same Dutch oven pot. While you can serve it as is, it's also great with a side of fresh, hot rolls.

Recipe: Unique Roast Beef

3. Slow-Cooker Pot Roast

When you come home on a brisk fall day, there's nothing better to greet you at the door than the smell of a fall-apart slow-cooker pot roast. It starts with brining chuck roast in the fridge for one to three days. You'll also need to sear the meat and caramelize the onions and carrots as an added step. Rosemary, tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce, red wine, and beef stock help complete the amazing flavors of this roast. Serve it with a side of mashed potatoes so you can spoon the juices on top.

Recipe: Slow Cooker Pot Roast

4. Easy Ribeye Roast

If you're ready to warm up your house and fill your stomach with a delicious roast quickly on a chilly fall day, you'll want to consider this recipe. Since it cooks at 450 degrees Fahrenheit, it only takes about an hour to cook, depending on size. Its tangy crust comes from a coating of Dijon mustard and a sprinkling of black pepper and fresh thyme. You can roast vegetables like potatoes or carrots in the oven at the same time or serve it with a side of green beans.

Recipe: Easy Ribeye Roast Recipe

5. Mississippi Pot Roast

You don't have to have a Southern grandma to make this delicious Mississippi pot roast when your slow cooker can do it instead. This roast requires very little extra work beyond searing the meat and topping it with dry ranch dressing mix, dry au jus mix, butter, and jarred peppers. Then, you can go out and enjoy your fall day while it cooks for eight hours in a slow cooker or three to four hours in the oven. You'll definitely want some mashed potatoes or rolls to help you enjoy all the delicious juices this roast produces.

Recipe: Mississippi Pot Roast

6. Bobby Flay's Prime Rib

There's no reason to have to pay a premium price for restaurant prime rib this fall when you can make it at home with minimal effort. Bobby Flay has been making prime rib the same way since he became a chef. However, this version adds rosemary, onions, and shallots to Flay's thyme, garlic, pepper, red wine, and beef stock. For an added flavor infusion, the herby au jus is excellent when poured over the top of the sliced beef. Serve alongside roasted veggies, green beans, and yeasty dinner rolls.

Recipe: Bobby Flay's Prime Rib

7. Classic Braised Sirloin Tip Roast

Sirloin tip is one of the least expensive beef cuts for roasts, but it packs plenty of flavor with the right ingredients. Since this roast sits in a nest of fresh rosemary and thyme, it's an excellent dish to use up some of the last herbs in your garden before they succumb to cold weather. It also includes onions, garlic, celery, and carrots, making it a complete meal. However, spooning it over mashed potatoes turns it into a comforting, cozy classic.

Recipe: Classic Braised Sirloin Tip Roast

8. Easy Herb-Crusted Ribeye Roast

All the lovely marbling in a ribeye can make it expensive, so you want a recipe that will be delicious and uncomplicated, where the meat is the star. All you need to do to make this roast is season, sear, and roast the meat — that's it. The seasoning is a blend of salt and pepper, along with dried rosemary, thyme, and oregano. It's a classic and simple dish to make and is ready in 90 minutes, including resting time. Serve this tender meat with your favorite fall side dishes for a tasty meal on a blustery day.

Recipe: Easy Herb-Crusted Ribeye Roast

9. Low And Slow Pork Butt Roast

Nothing says fall like a good pork roast, but this one has flavors that suit fall more than your ordinary barbecue pulled pork. The longer you leave it in the oven, the more tender it becomes, so you have plenty of time to rake those leaves. This pork starts with a marinade made from ingredients like lime, sazón, cumin, cinnamon, and chili powder. Then it roasts with orange juice, orange slices, and garlic. The delightful flavors and spices in this roast are excellent for shredding and filling tacos, arepas, and sandwiches.

Recipe: Low And Slow Pork Butt Roast

10. Garlic and Black Pepper Tri Tip Roast

The richness of this roast matches the cozy mood of the season. The marinade contains garlic, pepper, and other flavor-infusing ingredients like onion powder, Worcestershire sauce, and red wine vinegar. You can marinate it for as little as two hours or overnight. The meat needs to sit out to get to room temperature for about an hour, but then it only takes 30 minutes or less to cook, depending on how you want it done. After a 10-minute rest, you can slice it and serve it with a parsley garnish and classic sides like mashed potatoes and green beans.

Recipe: Garlic And Black Pepper Tri Tip Roast

11. Standing Rib Roast

If you're looking for an impressive meat dish to serve to a crowd in the fall without resorting to ham or turkey, this is it. The gorgeous garlic and herb crust is likely to get plenty of "oooh's" and "ah's" before it ever touches anyone's lips. The best part about it from a cook's standpoint is that it doesn't take a lot of work, either. You simply brush the roast with a mixture of freshly chopped garlic, rosemary, thyme, salt, and pepper before putting it in the oven to roast for about two hours. It pairs well with simple sides like roasted cauliflower, green beans, and baked beans.

Recipe: Standing Rib Roast

12. Herbed Ribeye Roast

As if all the marbled fat in a ribeye isn't enough, you can infuse it with even more fat and flavor by covering it with fresh garlic herb butter before roasting. This herbed ribeye roast is absolutely engulfed in butter made from garlic, rosemary, thyme, pepper, and Himalayan salt before roasting for an hour. It will rest an additional hour in the oven before it's ready for carving. Once you try this delicious roast, it's likely to become a new fall tradition. It's perfect with garlic mashed potatoes and green beans.

Recipe: Herbed Ribeye Roast

13. Instant Pot Pork Shoulder

Beef isn't the only type of roast you can make to satisfy your cravings for warm comfort food as the leaves begin to fall. You can make this dish much like you would a beef roast by substituting a pork shoulder and adding garlic, onion, thyme, potatoes, celery, and carrots. However, there's a twist — the ingredient list also includes brown sugar. The brown sugar provides a caramelized flavor profile that is like a warm hug on a cool day. Once it comes out of the instant pot, it's ready to eat. Although, you might add a sprinkling of fresh parsley over the top.

Recipe: Instant Pot Pork Shoulder Roast

14. Homemade Prime Rib

As the weather changes and you start craving roast meats like prime rib, you don't have to pay steadily climbing restaurant prices for a gourmet experience. This version of prime rib comes with two sauces: A horseradish sauce and a blue cheese sauce. This roast only takes about two hours to make from start to finish, so pop in your favorite fall movie and have dinner afterward. It's excellent served with classic sides like baked potatoes and green beans.

Recipe: Homemade Prime Rib

15. Dry-Brined Evergreen Roast Turkey

Turkey is the traditional meat we roast for Thanksgiving, but this "evergreen" turkey is one you can make throughout fall without having to save it for just one day. It sits in the fridge for three days with a brine made from salt, brown sugar, garlic, rosemary, thyme, and chives. It will end up with a slightly sweeter flavor than your normal day-of-thankfulness bird. While you could serve it for Thanksgiving with traditional sides, why not try something different like garlic mushrooms, scalloped potatoes, or a salad?

Recipe: Dry-Brined Evergreen Roast Turkey

16. Roast Beef Hash

Roasts are usually big enough to leave you with lots of leftovers, which is where this recipe comes in handy. It takes last night's roast and turns it into a warm fall breakfast full of delicious flavors. Simply combine diced onions, bell peppers, Russet potatoes, garlic, and roast beef and turn it into a lovely hash to give new life to leftovers. Serve it with gravy made from the roast beef drippings and your favorite type of breakfast eggs.

Recipe: Best Roast Beef Hash