Our 12 Most Popular Recipes for August
As we start winding down summer, here's a snapshot of what Allrecipes home cooks are cooking up the most this month. According to the numbers, we're treating ourselves to a virtual taste of the tropics, keeping up with a flood of summer squash, staying cool with summer salads, and going all in on comfort foods in spite of summer weather. Check it out.
Yellow Squash Casserole
"Keeper! Great way to use extra summer squash which is so abundant this time of year. I didn't have the crackers so substituted panko and I added some extra herbal and spice seasonings." —Jennifer Osachoff
Southern Smothered Pork Chops in Brown Gravy
"This recipe reminds me of the smothered pork chops everyone in my Louisiana family would make, except better! The sauce is very creamy and thick, the chops were very moist and tasty, and you have room to play around if you want more or less of the onion or garlic." —gmaleen
Zucchini-Parmesan Cheese Fritters
"This was absolutely delicious. I did too make a few tweaks. I added finely chopped onions, and I used a shredded pepper jack & mozzarella. love it will make again and again." —TinaM
Home cook twallace adds this helpful tip: "You really need to squeeze a lot of the water out of the zucchini through a tea towel or cheese cloth, or the fritters will be watery."
Pecan Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies
"I made these exactly as per the recipe. They are a thick and chewy cookie. The dough was chock full of goodies and was hard to get mixed together but the end result was delicious! I used my usual cookie scoop rolled the scoops into balls and flattened slightly. The cookies really didn't flatten much more in the oven. I ended up with more than 3 dozen cookies. All in all this is a great recipe and needs no changes. Thanks!" —It's A New Day
Wedding Gift Spaghetti Sauce
"This recipe was given to me as part of a wedding gift recipe collection from a very dear friend. It is rich, aromatic, flavorful and makes A LOT. So please grab the biggest pot you can find. I mean REALLY BIG. Extra sauce freezes well for future pasta dishes." —Dog Fish Head aka Fabius
Many reviewers used much less water than the recipe calls for, and recommend adding the water in small increments to suit your taste.
Delicious Egg Salad for Sandwiches
"First time using this recipe and my husband couldn't get enough. I didn't even need to add the salt, pepper and paprika. There are three of us and this is about all it served so tomorrow I have to make a double batch for him while I'm out of town for a few days. Thank you, awesome." —Christina Reed Solorio
Hawaiian Banana Nut Bread
We love banana bread. This is over the top! My 90-year-old mother has requested that I make this each time I go to see her. As she says, 'Best banana bread I have ever had!'" —Elaine
Hamburger Soup II
This family-friendly soup starts out on the stove to brown the ground beef and ends up in the slow cooker to simmer all day.
"I didn't have celery so I threw in some celery seed. It was awesome! I will definitely make it again. I can see varying ingredients depending on what I have, but it is so simple and so good." —Linda Willhite
Rotisserie Chicken and Stuffing Casserole
"This is pretty tasty. I used two boxes of stuffing, left out the salt and added poultry seasoning, garlic powder and dried thyme to the celery/onion mix. It's easy to throw together and very kid friendly. My boys and husband really liked it." —thisgurlluvs2cook
Amelia's Tuna Macaroni Salad
"Yeah this tastes like Grandma's. If I were making it for just me I'd leave out the peas and substitute an equal quantity of chopped green pepper and I might add a half teaspoon of celery seed and a full tablespoon of dill pickle relish but it's nice." —Ruth Tannahill
White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies III
"These are great. Made exactly as written and they did not spread as others mentioned. If they are spreading your butter is too soft. I only left mine out for about 20 minutes. You can fix this and ensure they won't spread by chilling your dough before baking." —Liza Albright
Garlic-Brown Sugar Chicken Thighs
"This was super easy and delicious! I used my cast iron skillet so that I could put it right from the stove top to the oven. I didn't put the honey and the brown sugar on until the last five minutes so that the sugar wouldn't burn. It came out perfectly!" —Gators95