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21 (Really Good) Recipes To Make In September

Let's be honest: Fall has the best food.

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Fall eats are (finally!) almost here. 🍎

The means squeezing in a few last grilling sessions β€” like salmon with corn on the cob, or a hearty grilled chicken salad. Also on our to-eat and to-drink list? Easy slow cooker and Instant Pot options to help power through back-to-school, raspberry cheesecake bars for dessert, and big batches of apple cider sangria.

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1. Cobb Salad With Grilled Chicken & Corn

halfbakedharvest.com

Grilling season might be winding down β€” but there's still time to make this hearty Cobb that's packed with all of your end-of-summer favorites.

Recipe: Cobb Salad with Grilled Chicken & Corn

2. Pumpkin & Oat Breakfast Cookies

feastingonfruit.com

Chia seeds and oats give these an extra boost of fiber and protein β€” so they're perfect for morning back-to-school routines.

Recipe: Pumpkin & Oat Breakfast Cookies

3. End-of-Summer Party Punch

cookingwithcurls.com

As grocery stores mark down the last of the summer berries, red wine punch is a perfect way to use them up.

Recipe: End-of-Summer Party Punch

4. Instant Pot Veggie-Packed Mac 'n' Cheese

Joe Lingeman / Via thekitchn.com

All the creamy comfort you crave β€” plus your daily dose of fresh vegetables.

Recipe: Instant Pot Mac 'n' Cheese With Broccoli and Spinach

5. Foil Packet Garlic Butter Salmon With Pineapple

eatwell101.com

This bakes off in the oven β€” and the foil packets mean cleanup is a total breeze.

Recipe: Foil Packet Garlic Butter Salmon With Pineapple

6. Air Fryer Butternut Squash Fries

projectmealplan.com

Butternut squash is coming back in season, and the Air Fryer is one of our favorite ways to prepare it.

Recipe: Air Fryer Butternut Squash Fries

7. Raspberry Cheesecake Bars

theloopywhisk.com

Serious question: Have you ever seen a more beautiful dessert? (You have not!)

Recipe: Raspberry Cheesecake Bars

8. Summer Squash and Basil Pasta

bonappetit.com

A little saucy, a little spicy β€”Β and really, *really* good.

Recipe: Summer Squash and Basil Pasta

9. Crunchy Cucumbers With Chili Oil

pickledplum.com

These bites are perfect as a side, snack, or appetizer.

Recipe: Crunchy Cucumbers With Chili Oil

10. Sundried Tomato, Kale, and White Bean Skillet

budgetbytes.com

Cheap, easy, and packed with protein and fiber.

Recipe: Sundried Tomato, Kale, and White Bean Skillet

11. Slow Cooker Beef Stew

lifemadesweeter.com

No matter what season it is, you can never have too many drop dinners in your arsenal.

Recipe: Slow Cooker Beef Stew

12. Apple Cider Sangria

howsweeteats.com

The only thing better than apple cider is apple cider spiked with white wine and brandy.

Recipe: Apple Cider Sangria

13. Crispy Oven-Baked Parmesan Chicken With Arugula Salad

howsweeteats.com

The trick to getting the chicken breasts extra crispy on both sides is baking them on a wire rack set on top of a sheet pan β€” and flipping the chicken halfway through.

Recipe: Crispy Parmesan Chicken With Arugula Salad

14. Homemade Apple Crumb Cake

sallysbakingaddiction.com

Topped with a simple β€”Β yet ridiculously good β€” maple glaze.

Recipe: Homemade Apple Crumb Cake

15. Soy-Glazed Eggplant

budgetbytes.com

These leftovers make a great meal prep component. (And one that's vegan-friendly, too!)

Recipe: Soy-Glazed Eggplant

16. Cacio e Pepe With Arugula

halfbakedharvest.com

Everything you love about the classic pasta dish β€” plus fresh arugula and tangy lemon swirled in.

Recipe: Cacio e Pepe With Arugula

17. Grilled Salmon and Corn With Dill Butter

brooklynsupper.com

Don't let the last of the summer corn go to waste!

Recipe: Grilled Salmon and Corn With Dill Butter

18. Classic Plum Cobbler

savingdessert.com

Pies and cakes often get the glory, but honestly? Cobblers are king.

Recipe: Classic Plum Cobbler

19. Low Carb Summer Squash Casserole

evolvingtable.com

Light, bright, and still super satisfying.

Recipe: Low Carb Summer Squash Casserole

20. Slow Cooker Red Beans & Rice

apinchofhealthy.com

This cooks on high for six hours or on low for 10 β€” so the latter is perfect if you need a Crock Pot option to leave on while you're away all day.

Recipe: Slow Cooker Red Beans & Rice

21. Easiest Air Fryer Donuts

Joe Lingeman / Via thekitchn.com

Just biscuit dough, sugar, and cinnamon. That's it!

Recipe: Easiest Air Fryer Donuts