What to Make in September Recipes and Ideas

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What to Make in September? Here are some ideas for recipes and tips that will keep you cooking with in-season fruits and veggies– all month-long.

September is when summer meets fall and the produce bins at the markets are brimming with beautiful, late-season goodness.

Here’s how to make the most of September’s fresh goodies!

Apples

You know you’re nearing fall when the apples begin to ripen on the trees. Take advantage of adding apples to everything: from salads to roasted vegetables, from casseroles to amazing desserts. Tis the season!

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Roasted Fall Vegetables with Maple, Thyme, and Apple
German Apple Kuchen: An easy, early fall favorite you make all season long!
Amish Baked Oatmeal with Apples
Easy Apple Strudel
Old Fashioned Baked Apple Cider Donuts
Roasted Fall Vegetables with Maple, Thyme, and Apple


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Berries (Blackberries, Blueberries, Strawberries & More)

Incredibly healthy, plump and juicy, berries linger into September. Amazing all on their own as snacks, but delightful in baked goods too! Here are a few ideas:

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Blackberry Cobbler with Ginger Biscuits
A Classic Fresh Berry Coffee Cake
Quark Mini Cheesecakes with Fresh Blackberries
Blueberry Banana Smoothies
Healthy Whole White Cinnamon Blueberry Muffins
Healthy Morning Blueberry Muffins
Simple No Churn Blueberry Ice Cream
Blueberry Buckle Coffee Cake
Fresh Blueberry Crostata
Blueberry Lemon Curd Loaf Cake with Greek Yogurt
Spicy Blueberry Trail Mix
Strawberry Baked Oatmeal with Blueberries and Toasted Almonds
Overnight Oats with Blueberries and Honey
Fresh and Easiest Ever Open Face Blueberry Pie
Blueberry Scones with Lemon Butter Glaze
2 Minute Blueberry Crisp in a Mug


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Broccoli

A healthy addition to any diet, a cup of cooked broccoli offers as much Vitamin C as an orange. Plus, it’s just plain delicious!

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Broccoli Cheddar Soup
Spicy 3 Cheese Roasted Broccolini Pizza
15 Minute Chicken Teriyaki with Brocolli
Favorite Takeout: Beef and Broccoli
Charred Broccoli Salad with Farro, Chickpeas, and Almonds
Oven Baked Broccoli and Cheddar Millet Casserole
Quick & Easy Broccoli Ginger Pork Stir-Fry


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Cabbage

Early fall is cabbage season. A delightful cruciferous veggie that’s chock-full of dense nutrients. From green to red to purple, cabbage brings a vibrant color to all your favorite foods. Here are some ideas…

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Stuffed Cabbage Rolls with Apple
Skillet Balsamic Honey Pork and Red Cabbage
German Unstuffed Cabbage Rolls with Apple
Chickpea Grain Bowls with Avocado, Peppers, and Red Cabbage
19 Around the World Cabbage Recipes


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Carrots

There is no comparison between garden grown carrots and packaged baby carrots in the produce department. Buy local organic carrots this month and add them to simply everything: salads, soups, pastas, and sauces. Cut them into snack size pieces and keep handy in the refrigerator. Here are some ideas:

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Summer Easy Pasta Salad with Shredded Carrots
A Curried Carrot Soup
Quinoa Vegetable Soup with Leeks, Carrots, and Potatoes
Ginger Glazed Carrots
Carrot Cake Raisin Spice Cookies
Roasted Carrots with Parsley and Thyme


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Cauliflower

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Oven Roasted Cauliflower with Turmeric and Cumin
Creamy Cauliflower Soup with Leeks and Turmeric
Roasted Cauliflower Steaks with Parmesan and Lemon Zest


Corn

Sweet corn is still plentiful in the markets and the fields. It’s incredibly delicious grilled, roasted, and boiled. Eat it alone, in salads, soups… or even in baked goods. Here are some ideas:

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Farmers Market Corn Chowder
Grilled Elotes: Mexican Style Corn
Iron Skillet Cornbread
Sweet Kentucky Spoonbread Corn Pudding
Jalapeno Popper Corn Muffins with Bacon and Cheddar


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Eggplant

Eggplant is such a diverse veggie. I cube, roast and puree it all month-long. It’s also great as a humus-like dip in creamy baba ghanoush. Here are some ideas:

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Classically Italian: Naples Eggplant Parmesan
Chinese Spicy Chicken Garlic Eggplant with Curried Rice
Heirloom Tomato and Eggplant Lasagna
Stuffed Pasta Shells with Ratatouille Sauce
Classic Ratatouille


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Green Beans

A hallmark of late summer and early fall. A great addition to anything you make this month; from soups and stews to salads… and all on their own. Tasty with almonds, bacon, basil, Parmesan, olive oil, onions, parsley, potatoes, red pepper flakes, and tomatoes. My favorite green bean recipe is this:

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Garden Fresh Neapolitan Green Beans with Garlic and Red Pepper
Easy Summer Sausages, Potatoes, and Green Beans Foil Packets


Kale

An unbelievably delicious fall leafy green that only gets better as the temperatures drop. Add to soups, stews, salads… and more!

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White Bean Soup with Smoked Turkey Kielbasa Sausage and Kale
Easy Overnight Egg Bake with Sausage and Kale
Hearty Country-Style Minestrone Soup
Chicken Fricasse with Kale
Longevity Ikarian Stew


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Peaches

Since mid-August, the peaches in my area are coming to market. And truthfully, I can hardly get enough! The good news is they are delicious in ice cream and pies, cobblers, and salads, grilled, and yes, even simply eaten over the sink. Here are some ideas.

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German Peach Kuchen
Slow Cooker Peach Cobbler
Skillet Pork Chops and Peaches with Balsamic Honey Sauce
Summer Peach Cobbler
Peach-Raspberry Iced Tea
Blueberry Peach Pie
Small Batch Refrigerator Spiced Peach Jam


Pears

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A Double-Duty Dinner: Spiced Pork Tenderloin with Pear Sauce


Plums

A relative of the peach, plum season ranges from May through early October. With over 2,000 plum varieties, it’s a delightful stonefruit to experiment with. Or simply eat over the kitchen sink!

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An Easy Plum Cake
Black Plum Crumb Bars
Savory Italian Plum Chutney


Potatoes

While it’s always potato season in my kitchen, they are freshly harvested this month. From sweet potatoes to russets, red and Yukon gold, and even a favorite purple. Incredibly diverse… and awesomely delicious in anything! Here are a few ideas:

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Classic Potato Salad for Summer Cookouts
Irish Boxty Potato Pancakes
Baked Sweet Potato Fries with Avocado Greek Yogurt Dip
Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes with Garlic Herb Infused Butter
Color Packed Potato Salad with Mustard Vinaigrette
Scalloped Potatoes
Quick and Healthy Sweet Potato Hash
A Lighter and Healthier Potato Leek Soup


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Pumpkin

You know it’s September when everything pumpkin begins showing up in coffee shops, markets, and stores. And by September, I’m so ready! Here are some ideas for using pumpkin…

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Coffee Shop Worthy Coconut Pumpkin Pecan Muffins
Slow Cooker Short Ribs and Pumpkin Chili
Pumpkin Waffles
Favorite Pumpkin Bread


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Squash

The baskets at local farmers’ markets are brimming with all kinds of squash. From summer squash to acorn squash, yellow squash to patty pan squash. From butternut to spaghetti. And yes… my all time favorite – zucchini! Here are some ideas:

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Spaghetti Squash with Simple Marinara Sauce
Simply Delicious Butternut Squash Soup
Stewed Tomato, Zucchini and Patty Pan Squash
Healthy Zucchini Wedges
Zucchini Spice Muffins
Chocolate Zucchini Cake


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Tomatoes

Tomatoes are fully in season now. Fresh from the vine ripe tomatoes are simply delicious… all on their own. But incredibly delightful when seasoned with a bit of salt, pepper, garlic and basil. Add to almost everything you make in August. Here are some ideas:

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Roasted Tomatoes a la Provencal
Quick Roasted Tomatoes with Herbs
Orzo Primavera with Lemon, Asparagus, Broccoli and Cherry Tomatoes
Quick and Easy Chicken Thighs with Tomatoes and Zucchini
Zucchini Frittata with Tomato and Bacon
Classically French Tian Provencal
Fresh Garden Tomato Soup


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Stephanie Wilson is an author, blogger, publisher, and former television news writer and producer. She lives in the Puget Sound area with her family.

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