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30 Delicious Things To Eat In September

Hurry up and eat before pumpkin spice comes and ruins literally everything.

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1. Grill-Smoked Barbecued Chicken

Oven-roasted chicken is really great, but it can wait until winter. Recipe here.

2. Cinnamon Sugar Nutella Quesadillas

Buh-bye bathing suits. (Not that that's been stopping me all summer long.) Recipe here.

3. Cucumber and Avocado Sandwich

Whether you're packing a lunch or whipping up a quick weeknight dinner, these sandwiches are filling, healthy, and very flavorful. Recipe here.

4. Toasted Gnocchi With Mushrooms, Basil, and Parmesan

If you're bored of pasta but still want something quick and warm on a weeknight, gnocchi is your best bet. Recipe here.

5. Apple Pie Pancakes With Vanilla Maple Syrup

Worth waking up for. Recipe here.

6. Lemon-Basil Spaghetti

Hard to believe something so simple can be so delicious. Recipe here.

7. Ham and Cheese Egg Dunkers

If you think about it, it's a deconstructed, interactive breakfast sandwich. Recipe here.

8. Tiramisu Mille-Crepes

It's got crepes and coffee, so surely this is a ~breakfast appropriate~ dessert. Recipe here.

9. No-Bake Almond Butter Cup Bars

Cutting these into bars is lower-maintenance than shaping them into cups. Plus, bars can be as big as you want them to be. Recipe here.

10. Cheddar-Ranch Popcorn Chicken

Popcorn chicken is back and better than ever. Recipe here.

11. Loaded Mediterranean Street Cart Fries

You'll have to click through to fully appreciate the magic of these loaded fries, but I promise it's worth your time. Recipe here.

12. Plum Cake

Lots of plum inside, a little more plum on top. Recipe here.

13. Avocado, Bacon, and Egg Toast With Quick Tomato Jam

Breakfast, lunch, or dinner? Nobody even cares. Recipe here.

14. Zucchini Parmesan

Eggplant isn't the only vegetable that's happiest living under a blanket of bread, sauce, and cheese. Recipe here.

15. Garlic Basil Barramundi Skillet With Tomato Butter Sauce

Shake up your seafood routine with barramundi, a sustainable and readily available fish. And I mean, anything slathered in a tomato butter sauce is bound to be delicious. Recipe here.

16. Coconut Red Curry With Chickpeas

A hearty vegetarian dinner to break out on a night when temperatures start to dip. Recipe here.

17. Quinoa, Lentil, and Roasted Veggie Bowls

A super fresh dinner that you'll definitely want to eat as leftovers for lunch. Recipe here.

18. Eggplant Lasagna Rollatini

Whoever first thought to combine tomato sauce, mozzarella, and eggplant is a freaking genius. Recipe here.

19. Burrata With Lentils and Basil Vinaigrette

Anything with this much cheese has to be a good idea. Recipe here.

20. Italian Pear Almond Cake

21. Plum and Burrata Flatbread

Fruit pizza? Why, yes indeed. Recipe here.

22. Lemon Garlic Chicken Parchment Packets

Parchment packets are super simple, plus they seal in flavor and don't make a mess. Recipe here.

23. Shaved Cucumber Salad With Tahini Yogurt Sauce

Shaving the cucumber into thick ribbons turns them into crisp, cold, noodle-like vessels for an intense yogurt sauce. Recipe here.

24. Spicy Grilled Spare Ribs

Everybody knows that grilling is the most fun in September. Recipe here.

25. Salted Butter Caramel Ice Cream

The recipe makes a quart, which means it serves...two? Recipe here.

26. Sweet Corn Risotto With Cajun Shrimp

Shrimp and grits got a corny, late-summer makeover. Recipe here.

27. Curry Coconut Milk Chicken Thighs

Chicken thighs are one of my favorite foods ever, and this easy curry certainly does them justice. Recipe here.

28. Smash-and-Toss Roasted Potato Salad

Smashing the potatoes just a little bit means they're super ready to absorb all the other flavors. Recipe here.

29. Zucchini-Basil Chickpea Waffles with Tomato and Fennel Salad

All right, so these are a little complicated. But they're also gluten-free, dairy-free, and so unique that you just have to try them. Recipe here.

30. Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats

OK dudes, I know it's still a little early for pumpkin, but I AM TOO EXCITED TO WAIT. Plus, this is a super-healthy breakfast, and they sell canned pumpkin year-round. Recipe here.