What to Cook this September

September is here, which means it’s unofficially fall, and we’re all getting into all the cozy cooking and baking while still being able to enjoy a lot of fresh produce. Here is a seasonal list of What to Cook in September!

Recipes ideas to cook in September

Our Must-Make Recipes this September

Hands up because fall is here! In normal times, when September rolls around, it means that school has either already started or is just about to. We know though, that these are still not normal times. So regardless of what your fall season looks like, we’ve got just the right recipes for you to cook this month.

Whether or not you are at home with or without kids, or about to return back to work and in-person schooling, time is precious right now. So let’s try to enjoy this turn of the season and cook and bake all our fall favorites.

Seasonal Market Finds

  • Apples are starting to come in!
  • Grapes
  • Tomatoes are still coming in strong towards the beginning of September
  • Dark leafy greens
  • Eggplant
  • Peppers
  • Greens (spinach, kale, collards)
  • Zucchini + Summer Squash
  • Herbs (sage, rosemary, thyme, basil)
  • Leeks
  • Potatoes
Wedge fries being dipped in ketchup.

Roasted Potato Wedges: A side dish on rotation! Crispy on the outside, creamy in the middle and perfectly seasoned, these roasted potato wedges are the best, and we’re sharing all of our tips for roasting potatoes so they come out perfect every time!

Two jars of chia seed pudding.

Baked Apple Pie Chia Pudding: This chia pudding is the perfect make-ahead breakfast! It is a delicious egg-free breakfast option that everybody will love, and the topping taste like a healthy apple pie filling! This seasonal breakfast is gluten-free, paleo and vegan.

Air Fryer Eggplant Parm: All the flavor of the traditional dish but makes it just a bit more healthy with lighter ingredients and by air frying it. Sliced eggplant is breaded with almond flour, air fried and then topped with a bit of fresh mozzarella and marinara for something truly delicious.

A basket of gluten-free apple cider donuts.

Gluten Free Apple Cider Donut Holes: Who doesn’t love a good munchkin? These mini apple cider donuts are grain-free, dairy-free, and free of refined sugar! The batter is made in one bowl and easily baked up in the oven for the perfect fall treat.

Apple Sage Turkey Meatballs

Apple Sage Turkey Meatballs: These turkey apple meatballs are the perfect fall dinner. They’re warm and comforting with just enough hint of spice to make you remember the season has changed. But even better is that you can have them on your table in under 30 minutes after coming home from fantastic fall activities! Oh, and they’re paleo, gluten-free and absolutely kid-friendly!

Philly Cheesesteak Skillet

Philly Cheesesteak Skillet: Thinly sliced steak is sautéed up along with peppers, mushrooms and onions and covered in melty cheese to make for the best deconstructed Philly cheesesteak (in a skillet)! It’s an easy dinner for any night of the week. This low-carb meal can be eaten as is, or bulked up and served alongside rice.

A gluten-free cinnamon roll on a plate.

Gluten Free Cinnamon Rolls: What every weekend needs! Made using primarily oat flour and coconut flour, these are amazing! The gluten-free dough is surprisingly easy to work with, and doesn’t require a double rise which means you can have fresh cinnamon rolls from start to finish in less than two hours.

A frittata in a cast iron skillet with potatoes and leeks.

Chard and Potato Leek Frittata: Hello perfect weekend brunch! This frittata just what a lazy Sunday morning breakfast calls for. Potato, leek and chard are quickly cooked up in a skillet before pouring over some eggs and finishing off cooking it in the oven. It’s quick and simple and also free from dairy and gluten.

Instant Pot Balsamic Chicken on a platter with kale and potatoes.

Instant Pot Balsamic Chicken: Seriously, this Instant Pot dinner is amazing! Ready for the juiciest chicken breasts, perfectly cooked potatoes and braised kale in a sweet balsamic glaze for dinner without even turning on the stove? This dish is perfect for those cool, lazy fall nights when you want to eat a home-cooked meal but don’t want to expand too much energy doing it.

Cranberry Chicken salad served in lettuce boats.

Cranberry Walnut Chicken Salad: This is the perfect switch up from your classic chicken salad recipe. It’s sweet, savory, and with the perfect crunch! Gluten-free and paleo-friendly, and a perfect, kid-friendly chicken salad!

A plate of apple pork chops with onions and mashed potato.

Skillet Pork Chops with Apples and Onions: I love it when recipes have minimal ingredient lists but are full of flavor. This skillet pork chop with apples and onions is easy to put together, but so darn delicious. Serve with your favorite side!

Cranberry apple crisp in bowl with ice cream

Grain-Free Apple Cranberry Crisp: This healthier apple crisp is the perfect healthier dessert for the Fall!! It’s made without oats, with a nice pop of color and tartness thanks to added cranberries and is sweetened just right! It’s also vegan, paleo-friendly and with dairy-free options.

Black bean soup in a bowl with sliced avocados and peppers.

Easy Black Bean Soup: Come the cooler weather and all I’m craving for dinner is a warming soup! And when I’m craving something hearty and this Quick Black Bean Soup does the trick! We wanted to make this a really quick weeknight dinner soup, we opted for use of canned black beans. Just make sure to drain and rinse them really well! This one is also a bit on the grown-up side with the spice, so feel free to omit the jalapeño and lower the chipotle powder, if necessary, for those who don’t love the heat.

Gluten free honey apple cake.

Caramel Apple Upside Down Honey Cake: Nothing says the start of fall like an apple cake! Especially for the Jewish holidays this month!

A large container of apple cider sangria.

Apple Cider Sangria: This Apple Cider Sangria is everyone’s favorite Fall cocktail! It’s flavorful, packed with cinnamon, ginger, apple cider, and white wine for the perfect dinner party sangria! Serve it with a caramel rim (or opt-out for simplicity), make a large pitcher, and enjoy this easy fall cocktail!

A jar of apple butter on a wooden board.

Slow Cooker Apple Butter (No Added Sugar): The perfect recipe to make after gathering bushels of apple during a farm trip! This one is a must-make fall recipe!


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