30 Delicious Things To Cook In September

Cool enough to turn on the oven, but still warm enough for ice cream. September, you’re the best.


(This will vary depending on time of the month and where you live)

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1. Roasted Beet and Citrus Salad with Mustard Vinaigrette

Recipe here.

2. Peanut Butter Cup S’moreo Bars

And, the s’moreo is born. Recipe here.

3. Parmesan Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes

I’m on board with anything that involves baked parmesan. Recipe here.

4. Steak Tacos with Cherry Chipotle Salsa

Recipe here.

5. Cornmeal Crepes with Figs and Pears

A reason to wake up in time for breakfast. Recipe here.

6. Zucchini and Chickpea Tagine

Recipe here.

7. Brownie Pie

The hybrid dessert craze is in full swing, and I’m okay with it. Recipe here.

8. Deep Dish Roasted Vegetable Pizza

Best thing about September? Eggplants and tomatoes still abound, and bikini season is a whole nine months away. Recipe here.

9. Yogurt-Marinated Lamb Skewers

The perfect way to close out grilling season. Recipe here.

10. Peanut Butter and Jelly Popcorn

The easiest, most delicious thing you’ve never made. Recipe here.

11. End of Summer Ratatouille

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The easiest ratatouille you will ever make. Recipe here.

12. Honey Apple Cake

Whether you celebrate Rosh Hashanah or not, this cake is unbeatable in its simplicity. Recipe here.

13. Fig and Bourbon Fizz

Recipe here.

14. Pork and Plums

Single pan cooking doesn’t get much prettier than this. Recipe here.

15. Feta Cheese, Arugula, and Poached Egg Open Sandwich

Recipe here.

16. Concord Grape Jam

No shame in making a PB&J the old-fashioned way. Recipe here.

17. Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese

Healthier than the regular kind? Maybe. Recipe here.

18. Bananas Foster

Seasons come and go, but overripe bananas seem to be a never ending problem. Recipe here.

19. Spiced Okra

Anice alternative to the battered and deep-fried classic. Recipe here.

20. Maple Fig Wheat Berry Oatmeal

Because it’s just about time for hot breakfasts again. Recipe here.

21. Cherry Tomato, Prosciutto, and Ricotta Fritatta

Recipe here.

22. Parchment Poached Salmon Pouches

Now that it’s safe to turn the oven on, learn how to cook fish the easy way. Recipe here.

23. Rosemary Roasted Squash and Mushroom Salad

Recipe here.

24. Whole Wheat Chocolate Fudge Zucchini Snack Cake with Candied Pistachios

Whole wheat? Nuts? Vegetables!? Definitely passable as a breakfast food. Recipe here.

25. Caprese Chicken

Recipe here.

26. Wilted Escarole with Feta, Walnuts, and Honey

Recipe here.

27. Goat Cheesekake with Figs, Pecans, and Honey

So perfect you almost don’t even want to cut into it. Recipe here.

28. Hasselback Sweet Potatoes

You’ll never be the same after this. Recipe here.

29. Eggplant Involtini

Recipe here.

30. Salami Sub with White Bean Spread and Kale Slaw

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You’ll want to bring your lunch to work. Recipe here.

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