The 10 Recipes You Loved Most in September|Recipes Spots

  • on September 27, 2023
The 10 Recipes You Loved Most in September

A roast chicken on a platter
Simply Recipes / Frank Tiu

September has something for nearly everyone: the official arrival of fall. The unofficial secret continuation of summer. The cue to bring out transitional wardrobe items like jeans and long-sleeve shirts.

And oh, the food! Tomatoes and corn are still in season for many. Apples, plums, pears, and pawpaws are ripe and abundant. The culinary possibilities are many.

The recipes our readers clicked on most this month cued fall coziness. There’ hearty soups, a cheesy casserole, tangy baked chicken that’s slathered in a secret ingredient, and wholesome overnight oats that magically taste like dessert. I think you all chose some real winners. Dive into them below.

Mustard-herb chicken on a platter
Simply Recipes / Ciara Kehoe

1. French’s Mustard Baked Chicken

Mustard just makes things better. It’s also a common pantry item that you can fall back on for much more than squiggling on hot dogs. This recipe uses good old yellow mustard as a seasoning paste for an easy baked chicken that’s a lovely yellow-gold, like the first leaves to turn on the trees.

Spoonful of Johnny Marzetti Casserole lifted from the casserole dish, and in the surroundings, a red pot holder and a bowl of mixed greens salad
Simply Recipes / Mark Beahm

2. Johnny Marzetti Casserole

Is this a casserole you grew up eating? For many in the heartland, Johnny Marzetti is a fixture of potlucks and school cafeterias. It’s a cheesy, beefy crowed-pleaser with a storied pedigree, and we know you’ll love it.

Jar of tiramisu overnight oats topped with Greek yogurt, mini chocolate chips, and cocoa powder on a small plate with two spoons, and in the surroundings, a bowl of mini chocolate chips, another jar of overnight oats, and a wooden board with a glass of coffee, a glass of milk, and the jar lid
Simply Recipes / Shilpa Iyer

3. Tiramisu Overnight Oats

A little espresso powder, a little cocoa powder, a little maple syrup, and a lot of creamy Greek yogurt work some magic to transform oats into a breakfast version of the decadent Italian layered dessert. This is one tiramisu you’ll feel virtuous about enjoying.

a roast chicken on a platter
Simply Recipes / Frank Tiu

4. Simple Roast Chicken

This roast chicken is juicy, succulent, and free of gimmicks. No brining. No rubs. No resting. Just take it out of the packaging, preheat the oven, season the bird, and roast away. They key here is to be generous with the salt.

Bowl of chicken pot pie soup topped with toasted oyster crackers on a plate with a spoon and next to it, a pot with more chicken pot pie soup, a small bowl with more toasted oyster crackers, and mustard colored table napkin
Simply Recipes / Photo by Fred Hardy / Food Styling by Emily Nabors Hall / Prop Styling by Julia Bayliss

5. Chicken Pot Pie Soup

If there’s such a thing as chicken pot pie for dummies, this is it. Rotisserie chicken makes the affair speedy and easy.

Bowl of copycat Ikea Swedish meatballs served over mashed potatoes, and in the surroundings, a table setting with a bowl of peas, a glass of water, a sage table napkin, and a cast iron skillet with more meatballs
Simply Recipes / Photo by Jen Causey / Food Styling by Ruth Blackburn / Prop Styling by Hannah Greenwood

6. Copycat IKEA Swedish Meatballs

Years ago when my daughter was a baby, we’d occasionally go to IKEA’s cafe on Wednesday nights when their Swedish meatball dinner was a ludicrous $2.99. Now that the nearest IKEA is hours away, replicating those simple pleasures at home is possible without the threat of an impulse purchase of a new floor lamp.

Plate of un-fried chicken served with vegetables (potatoes, green beans, and a squash stir-fry)
Simply Recipes / Sara Bir

7. Un-Fried Chicken

This is an oldie but a goodie recipe adapted from the blockbuster 1994 cookbook In the Kitchen With Rosie: Oprah’s Favorite Recipes. Rosie Daley, Oprah’s personal chef at the time, conjured up an baked “un-fried” chicken that’s pure dinner comfort.

Bowl of stuffed pepper soup topped with cheese and some of the soup in a spoon being taken from the bowl, and in the surroundings, a table setting with a table napkin, another bowl of soup, and a small bowl of herbs
Simply Recipes / Photo by Fred Hardy / Food Styling by Emily Nabors Hall / Prop Styling by Julia Bayliss

8. Stuffed Pepper Soup

Why stuff a pepper when you can soup-ify the whole thing and make everyone just as happy? Prepackaged cooked rice, ground beef, and multicolored peppers come together for this eye-catching soup.

Bowl of 3-ingredient apple crisp with a dollop of yogurt next to a cast iron skillet with more apple crisp, a purple kitchen towel, and a bowl
Simply Recipes / Shilpa Iyer

9. 3-Ingredient Apple Crisp

How is a three-ingredient apple crisp even possible? Take a guess and peek at the recipe to see if your hunch was right. Then make it, because it’s fall.

Multiple bags of walking tacos on a tray with a bowl of diced tomatoes, bowl of jalapenos, and a bottle of hot sauce
Simply Recipes / Photo by Jen Causey / Food Styling by Ruth Blackburn / Prop Styling by Hannah Greenwood

I mean, yum. Make up a batch of this popular snack/meal for a party and see how big everyone’s smile will be. Walking taco is an alias for Frito pie, a Texas-born classic of hot, portable chili served right in a Fritos bag.

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