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30 Delicious Things To Cook In September

The best thing about September? You can eat summer foods and fall foods at the same time!

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1. Warm Eggplant and Mint Salad

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Making salad on a sheet tray may sound confusing, but this recipe proves that it's not only possible, but delicious. Get the recipe.

2. One-Pan Apple Cider Chicken Skillet

One pan, chicken, apples, and some seasoning is all you need to make a flavorful dinner your whole family will love. Get the recipe.

3. Cold Thai Peanut Noodle Salad

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A four-ingredient peanut dressing coats the noodles in a blanket of sweet and savory goodness. Get the recipe.

4. Apple Cinnamon Pancakes

Can you think of anything more festive than starting your morning with apple cinnamon pancakes? Get the recipe.

5. Sichuan Dry-Fried Green Beans

When the cold September air starts to creep in, turn to these green beans made with warming Szechuan peppercorns to combat the cold. Get the recipe.

6. Steak and Peppers

Make use of those peak-season peppers by pairing them with tender steak and onions for the ultimate weeknight dinner. Get the recipe.

7. Ginger Poached Pears With Honeyed Vanilla Custard

Poached pears are the ultimate lazy person's dessert. Although they may look fancy, all you gotta do is peel and poach 'em in a flavorful liquid. Get the recipe.

8. Chicken, Cranberry, and Pear Spinach Salad

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A simple salad that's perfect for bringing to work or simply enjoying on the couch — who's judging? Get the recipe.

9. Roasted Grape, Goat Cheese, and Honey Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Roasting the grapes concentrates their sweetness and makes their flavor pop. Get the recipe.

10. Vegan Beet Pesto Pasta

An easy beet pesto stains the spaghetti a vibrant pink color and and gives this pasta a subtle earthy flavor . Get the recipe.

11. Ground Turkey Stuffed Peppers

Veggies, rice, and ground turkey all stuffed into tender bell peppers. Get the recipe.

12. Pumpkin Polenta With Balsamic Roasted Beets

This recipe tops pumpkin polenta with flavorful roasted beets, but it would be just as delicious with shrimp, some shredded cheese, or even brussels sprouts. Get the recipe.

13. Thai Pumpkin and Coconut Soup

September means it's officially acceptable to start sneaking pumpkin into everything, and this flavorful soup is the perfect place to start. Get the recipe.

14. Sheet Tray Steak Tacos

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Just throw everything on one pan, roast it, and serve it with your favorite toppings and tortillas. Get the recipe.

15. Apple Chips

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All you need to make this addictive apple crisp are two ingredients, a good knife or mandoline (to slice the apples nice and thin), and a bit of patience. Get the recipe.

16. Chickpea Salad

The perfect excuse to eat as many cucumbers and tomatoes as you can before the summer ends. Get the recipe.

17. Raspberry Crumble Bars

A four-ingredient crust makes these bars super easy to throw together (and totally addicting). Get the recipe.

18. Fig Caprese Salad

Tomatoes are soooo last season, so swap those babies out for some sweet fresh figs. Get the recipe.

19. White Sangria With Peaches and Plums

One way to take advantage of stone fruit season is to throw them into a festive fall/summer sangria — because sangria is never a bad idea. Get the recipe.

20. Sweet Corn Gazpacho

The perfect recipe to make when you're desperate for it to be soup season but are still suffering in 100°F weather. Get the recipe.

21. Pumpkin Baked Ziti With Sage Sausage

Using pumpkin in savory applications is a total pro move. It's creamy, rich, and makes any meal autumnal AF. Get the recipe.

22. Skillet Chicken With Grapes and Caramelized Onions

One skillet is all you need to make these flavorful chicken thighs with sweet caramelized onions and grapes. Get the recipe.

23. Roasted Beet Hummus

Roasted beets give this creamy hummus a vibrant red color and subtle earthy flavor. Get the recipe.

24. Grilled Corn Salad With Feta

Put the last-of-the-season corn to good use by charring it on the grill and tossing it in this simple salad garnished with salty feta cheese. Get the recipe.

25. Zucchini Cheddar Scones

The trick to making these scones nice and flaky? Draining the zucchini so all the excess water doesn't make the dough soggy. Get the recipe.

26. Arugula Salad With Penne, Garbanzo Beans, and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Proof that arugula is so much more than a salad green. Get the recipe.

27. Roasted Chicken Thighs With Fennel and Lemon

Fennel has a bright licorice flavor that certainly isn't for everyone, but the people who like it, love it. Get the recipe.

28. Zesty Roasted Okra

If you're lucky enough to find fresh okra at your market, this recipe is a great go-to. Get the recipe.

29. Eggplant Pizza

The perfect recipe for people who love pizza but can't have gluten. Get the recipe.

30. Pumpkin Crème Brûlée

Crème brûlée is pretty much the most decadent dessert I can think of — and pumpkin crème brûlée?! Now that's next level. Get the recipe.

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