Our 15 Most Popular Recipes for November
If I asked you to predict our most popular recipes for November, you might say turkey, stuffing, and pie. But while it's true that Thanksgiving tends to grab the spotlight this month, that's only one day out of 30 — there are still 29 other days to cook for. (Maybe 26, if post-Thanksgiving is all about leftovers.) So, judging by this month's numbers, Allrecipes home cooks actually trended toward warming casseroles, easy dinners, and treats like brownies, lemon bars, and mini donuts. Homemade fudge and toffee made the top 15 list, too. Perhaps cooks are gearing up to make food gifts from the kitchen? Let's take a look at November's most popular recipes and see what Allrecipes home cooks are cooking up this month.
Jiffy Corn Casserole
"My mother won an award many, many years ago with this recipe in the Arizona Republic newspaper," says Janice Anderson.
Brenda Tenge adds, "Didn't change anything. First time making it. I like to follow recipe on first time. With this one, I wouldn't change anything."
There are layers and layers of flavors going on in this weeknight recipe, and Allrecipes home cooks said yes please in a big way. Chicken breasts are marinated and baked in teriyaki sauce, smothered with sautéed onions, peppers, and mushrooms, topped with bacon and cheese, and baked again until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
Miss Betty's 24 Hour Lettuce Salad
We don't know who Miss Betty is (or was) but this old-fashioned layered salad earned a lot of love from the community. Tancy K says, "This is the same recipe that my mom and I use for special occasions. We use grated Cheddar cheese and we mix an envelope of Hidden Valley Ranch dressing mix with 1 cup mayonnaise and 1 cup sour cream. It makes all the difference in flavor. This is really a great salad!"
World's Best Honey Garlic Pork Chops
The recipe calls for grilling the pork chops, but at this time of year, many reviewers opted for baking or broiling. LedbyaNose says, "I also decided to put these in the oven rather than the grill. I turned the broiler on high, salted the naked pork chops, and broiled them for about 6-7 minutes on each side. Then, I dabbed them with a paper towel to absorb the moisture, brushed them with the sauce, and put them back in the oven for another 1-2 minutes. Repeated on the other side. Came out tasty, and will make them again!"
Melt In Your Mouth Toffee
Interest in homemade candy sees a dramatic increase in November, with home cooks getting set to turn all Willy Wonka in their kitchens. Looks like lots of lucky people might be getting this homemade toffee for the holidays.
Steakhouse Potatoes Romanoff
Chef John shares this recipe he learned from another Chef John (Schenk) years ago in Las Vegas, and says it's a great make-ahead for a holiday meal. Home cook Giles Pronovost made them recently and says, "Fantastic recipe. Served these potatoes with Steak Diane. What a well-balanced and delicious meal. A definite keeper recipe and one we will make over and over again."
Easy Pork Chops for the Slow Cooker
This easy weeknight recipe requires almost no work on your part aside from slicing an onion and opening a can or two. Home cook dogcrazy220 went a little further: "I loved these! I did change it up like others suggested. I actually only made 3 chops since it's just my husband and I. I used 1 can cream of mushroom soup, onions like it suggests, liquid smoke, and garlic. I browned them first and slow cooked on low for 6 hours. Only needed a fork to cut it. So tender!"
Quick and Easy Brownies
Uncomplicated recipes like these top-rated homemade brownies are perfect any time, but especially right now. Patricia baked a batch this month and says, "Mixed it all in the pot I used to melt the butter. Like others, I decreased the flour to 1 cup. Also slightly increased the cocoa (I was about to run out so I figured I'd use it). My husband loved them!"
Rotisserie Chicken and Stuffing Casserole
This 5-star casserole ticks all the right boxes for November: pantry ingredients, quick-prep, stick-to-your-ribs comfort food. Marie Peters says, "This was delicious! Reminded me of Thanksgiving dinner. I would totally make this with leftover turkey and add cranberry sauce next time."
KMONNYZ shares this family recipe and says, "This is a recipe from my Gram who is English. She served this often, and I have modified her recipe for my family and this is it. A great alternative to Shepherd's Pie."
Home cook ijoyl made it this month and says, "Super simple and cries out for any kind of leftover protein. I used chopped lamb shoulder, a bit of sauce made from the marinade that was left over, frozen peas and pearl onions, chopped fresh mushrooms and leftover mashed."
Grandma's Creamy Peanut Butter Fudge
"This old-fashioned style of peanut butter fudge is not that easy to find out there," says Chef John. "The ones I tend to run across always seem to be the soft, creamy version, which is not what I'm into. If it's going to feel like peanut butter in my mouth, then what's the point? No, I want something that feels dense and firm in my fingers but will almost instantly liquefy in when it hits my tongue."
Baked Homemade Macaroni and Cheese
November weather is no match for this old-school mac and cheese, made with a creamy homemade cheese sauce and baked under a crunchy, buttery cracker topping. Home cook Goldielover says, "It is excellent with some dried mustard added. It is also excellent with a couple of tablespoons of very finely chopped onion, cooked until soft in the butter before added the flour."
Lemon Cream Cheese Bars
These bright and tangy lemon bars are a welcome ray of sunshine on a dark November day. Although the recipe calls for a crescent dough crust, Alaskafoodie says she makes hers with phyllo dough: "This filling works well with Phyllo dough sheets top and bottom for those of you who don't like the crescent dough. Put about 6 sheets on bottom and the same on top. Makes a crispy crust."
Baked in mini muffin pans, these two-bite muffins look and taste like cinnamon sugar doughnut holes. "Love these little guys!" says Sonya Peddle. "I've been craving fresh donuts since lockdown and these get me there without having to deep fry (too smelly). Great quick recipe and a treat for everyone!"
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Sloppy Joe Casserole
It's like a sweet and tangy Sloppy Joe sandwich filling but in pasta casserole form. Theresa Harnar shared this recipe and says, "This is a great comfort food recipe that I love to make on a cold winter day." Some home cooks cut back on the brown sugar that goes into the mix, and still gave the casserole their approval.