Our 20 Most Popular Dinner Recipes in September

Unstuffed Cabbage Roll
Photo: My Hot Southern Mess

While the calendar still reads summer until September 22, the Allrecipes community is in full fall mode with what they're cooking for dinner. Our home cooks are savoring the taste of fall comfort food with hearty soups, tasty casseroles, and easy slow cooker meals. So let's just say hello to fall with September's most-cooked dinner recipes, including Sloppy Joe casserole, potato soup, slow cooker Salisbury steak, and unstuffed cabbage roll. Scroll through to find your new favorite fall dinners.

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Perfect Potato Soup

bowl of homemade Perfect Potato Soup garnished with crumbled bacon

This easy, tasty fall potato soup is made with ingredients you probably already have on hand. "This soup is so good and a real tummy warmer, comfort food. Easy recipe when you use the microwave to pre-cook carrots and potatoes. Serve with French bread and a salad," says reviewer Debby Longley.

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Crispy Breaded Pork Chops

Crispy Breaded Pork Chops

These breaded bone-in pork chops are easy to make in just over 30 minutes. They're made with seasoned breadcrumbs, salt, and pepper and cooked in the skillet and then oven until crispy. Serve alongside mashed potatoes and green beans for the ultimate comfort meal.

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Reuben Sandwich II

Reuben Sandwich II

Packed with flavor, these Rueben sandwiches are the perfect quick and easy meal for a busy fall night. Recipe creator COLETTE G. likes to serve the sandwiches with dill pickles and a bowl of vegetable soup. Many reviewers like to use a George Foreman grill to make these sandwiches so it eliminates the need for flipping, which can get messy.

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Ground Beef Vegetable Soup

soup with green beans, carrots, potatoes, ground beef
Chef Nani-Pinky

This filling soup is chock-full of vegetables and ground beef to create a well-balanced meal. This recipe uses canned vegetables, but reviewers say you can use frozen or fresh vegetables instead. And if you like a lot of broth in your soup, reviewers recommend adding more water or adding beef broth. "Very good! It's very filling and has wonderful flavors! We will definitely make this fall soup again," says home cook BETTYWANNABE.

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Sloppy Joe Casserole

bowl of Sloppy Joe Casserole

If you love Sloppy Joes, you'll want to try this hearty casserole. It only takes 15 minutes to prep and is made with typical pantry staples. The recipe uses penne pasta, but you can substitute it for any noodles you have on hand.

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Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Kielbasa with Pineapple

Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Kielbasa with Pineapple
Photo by lutzflcat.

Perfect for a busy day, this slow cooker meal is prepped in just 15 minutes. Or you can make everything on the stovetop for a quick and easy one-pot meal. Reviewers like to serve the kielbasa and pineapple over rice.

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White Chicken Enchilada Slow-Cooker Casserole

A large portion of white chicken enchilada slow-cooker casserole is garnished with black olives and fresh chives.
Meredith Food Studios

"An easy, creamy chicken enchilada casserole. Slow cooking gently melds together the flavors of chicken thigh meat, cream of chicken soup, sour cream, and green chiles," says recipe creator TRISTA5. If you like your food on the spicy side, add a jalapeño to this recipe.

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Garlic Chicken with Orzo Noodles

Garlic Chicken with Orzo Noodles

"This is a simple recipe with a spicy kick for garlic lovers. It is my combination of a much loved linguine and clam sauce dish and a recent introduction to orzo pasta. I have several variations for this recipe," says recipe contributor VBRAUER671. Suggestions: Add more red pepper for extra spice, add spices such as basil, rosemary, and oregano, swap out the chicken for clams or shrimp, and use diced tomatoes instead of spinach. In addition, reviewers like to cook the orzo in chicken broth to add extra flavor to this comforting dish.

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Best Tuna Casserole

Best Tuna Casserole
Photo by WriterCook.

Even the pickiest eaters will love this tuna casserole topped with potato chips. Reviewers like to add other frozen vegetables, like carrots, to make this comfort casserole a more balanced meal. To save time, reviewers suggest using uncooked noodles in the casserole and adding water so they will cook as the casserole bakes.

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Slow Cooker Texas Pulled Pork

side view of a pulled pork sandwich on a plate with coleslaw and corn on the cob

This slow cooker pulled pork is perfect for your next fall tailgate. This pulled pork can be cooked on high or low in the slow cooker, then frozen and reheated for meals later. Reviewers like to serve the meat topped with coleslaw on a toasted roll.

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Slow Cooker Salisbury Steak

Slow Cooker Salisbury Steak
Slow Cooker Salisbury Steak. Delta Whiskey

This classic recipe makes for a great comfort meal served with mashed potatoes. Reviewers like to replace the cream of chicken soup with cream of mushroom soup or beef broth to create the delicious gravy. And if you're looking for a quicker version, reviewers have made this Salisbury steak completely in the skillet.

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Stuffed Pepper Soup IV

Stuffed Pepper Soup IV

Turn your stuffed bell peppers into a soup with this hearty recipe. It's versatile enough to use whatever you have on hand; some changes reviewers make are using brown rice, adding extra veggies, and replacing the ground beef with chicken.

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Tender Italian Baked Chicken

Tender Italian Baked Chicken

This five-ingredient recipe creates the most flavorful and moist baked chicken. With nearly 1,000 5-star reviews, this recipe is a must-try — even if you don't like mayonnaise. You can use chicken breast, as called for in the recipe, but reviewers say it tastes just as good using other cuts of chicken, like chicken tenderloins.

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Spaghetti Aglio e Olio

Spaghetti Aglio e Olio
Chef John

Chef John's spaghetti aglio e olio is made with just a few basic ingredients and is the perfect dish for garlic lovers since it uses six cloves. Reviewers say this simple dish is perfectly tasty as is, but you can add vegetables — like tomatoes, zucchini, spinach, and mushrooms — if you like. "I loved the flavors of the garlic with the Italian parsley and cheese, with just a hint of the red pepper flakes. Who would have thought something so simple could make pasta this good," says home cook SZYQ1.

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Easy Mexican Casserole

Easy Mexican Casserole

"This is an easy and very tasty dish. I often substitute ground turkey and low-fat dairy products and it is still delicious! Serve with chips, salsa and green salad," says recipe contributor ANDREALF63.

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Unstuffed Cabbage Roll

Unstuffed Cabbage Roll
My Hot Southern Mess

"This is a quick and easy main dish. My kids don't even like cabbage, but they love this. I usually try to serve it with green beans, new potatoes, corn, and a pan of cornbread. They eat over half the pan every time. Also, the longer it stands the better it tastes," says recipe creator tlc_adams.

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Creamy Beef Tips with Egg Noodles

Creamy Beef Tips with Egg Noodles

Sirloin tips are baked in cream of mushroom, red wine, milk, and beef with onion soup mix and then poured over egg noodles in this tasty recipe. While this recipe is made in a skillet, you can also make it in your slow cooker. Reviewers like to add mushrooms to the beef and soup mixture and use stew meat instead of sirloin tips.

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Chinese Pepper Steak

Chinese pepper steak

Reviewers rave about the sauce in this 5-star Chinese Pepper Steak recipe. The recipe doesn't state a marinating time, but reviewers say the longer the better for a more flavorful steak — and recommend marinating it overnight. Serve the steak and veggies over rice.

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Baked Ricotta Orecchiette

Baked Ricotta Orecchiette
Jonathan Charbz

While baked feta pasta may be the current trending dish, the Allrecipes community is loving this Baked Ricotta Orecchiette. Ricotta and vegetables are baked and then broiled in the oven while the orecchiette cooks. Then all the ingredients are combined to create a creamy and fresh pasta dish.

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Polish Noodles (Cottage Cheese and Noodles)

Polish Noodles Cottage Cheese and Noodles
Photo by Janice.

Recipe contributor Brandi Rose says this "lazy man's pierogi" made with egg noodles, cottage cheese, and sour cream is a great comfort food. Reviewers say this is a great dish to make with leftover pasta noodles, and they like to add an extra scoop of cottage cheese to melt into the noodles.

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