Our 15 Most Popular Recipes for September
The seasons are transitioning from summer to fall, and so are our appetites. Cooling temperatures mean more of us are using our ovens to bake unfussy comfort food casseroles and cozy roast chicken dinners. And we're filling our homes with the sweet, tempting aromas of autumn breads, old-fashioned cookies, and fudgy brownies. Take a look at 15 of our most popular recipes for September, and find something satisfying to cook up today.
Cinnamon Swirl Bread
Cinnamon is one of fall's signature flavors, so it makes sense that home cooks went a little crazy in September for this quick bread recipe with its marbled swirl of cinnamon and sugar that runs right through the middle. Faster and easier to make than cinnamon swirl bread made with yeast, this cozy loaf is ready in about an hour. Several home cooks added raisins, and loved it.
Cheesy Amish Breakfast Casserole
September usually means back to school for the kids and back to busy for the rest of us. (We won't get into this year's complications.) But no matter how your day is structured, it's a smart idea to fuel up first with breakfast — and this stick-to-your-ribs casserole of eggs, onion, hash browns, bacon, and loads of cheese gave Allrecipes home cooks good reason to rise and shine.
Sugar Cookie Icing
Allrecipes bakers are gearing up to stamp out sugar cookies by the dozen for school lunches (and just for fun), and judging by the enthusiasm for this recipe, they'll embellish their sweet creations with autumn-hued icings like this. You can use a pumpkin-shaped cookie cutter ($0.99; Target.com) if you want to make a big batch from the pumpkin patch.
Chili Dog Casserole II
Here's a quick, cheap dinner idea straight from your pantry, Hot dogs are wrapped in tortillas and baked with canned chili and shredded cheese. You can tuck a little chili and cheese inside the wraps for extra saucy fun, like several reviewers did. Honestly, uncomplicated comfort food like this is sometimes all we want, and looking at the numbers, Allrecipes home cooks are embracing it, too.
Butter Fried Potatoes
Recipe creator tenastic66 describes this dish as "not the healthiest dish, although it is delicious." And Allrecipes home cooks are just fine with that. I mean, look at those crispy, caramelized edges! You'd be down with that, too, right?
Mom's Zucchini Bread
With 10,000+ reviews and nearly 9,000 5-star ratings to its credit, this wildly popular zucchini bread qualifies as a recipe you can count on. KevinDC says, "This is a yummy recipe. I admit that I don't know what I am doing trying to bake anything. But I can read a roadmap and follow instructions. This recipe and the video could not have been easier to follow."
Sausage Egg Muffins
Home cooks love these serve-yourself breakfast bites not only for their grab-and-go convenience but also because they can be customized with ingredients and flavors to suit the pickiest eaters. Packed with protein and vegetables, they make great snacks, too.
Absolutely the Best Chocolate Chip Cookies
Maybe it's the promise in the recipe title? Maybe it's the photo you can eat right off the page? In any case, home cooks went wild for this recipe in September. The recipe calls for butter-flavored shortening and Mexican vanilla, but some cooks substituted butter and used whatever vanilla they had on hand.
Crispy Roasted Chicken
Every cook needs a go-to roasted chicken recipe, and this is one of the top ones our home cooks went to in September. Home cook MMMICHELLE says, "This was a big hit with my family; they demolished a whole bird — a rare occurrence! I really liked the spices and herbs in the rub and the bird was just delicious — and crispy as the recipe promised."
Chicken Noodle Casserole I
Warm, creamy, comforting casseroles are exactly what we want right now. You can make this popular dish with leftover chicken from the previous recipe, rich egg noodles, and soups from your pantry. Crunched up buttery crackers sprinkled over the top give the crust a crispy finish.
Mexican Cornbread I
This savory cornbread, made with onion, pepper, and chile peppers, looks like just the thing to go with September's more substantial meals. Home cook thedailygourmet suggests you sautée the vegetables and use pepperjack cheese instead of Cheddar to give it a little kick.
Quick and Easy Brownies
These chocolaty made-from-scratch brownies are ready in only 45 minutes and don't take any fancy ingredients. Stephanie K says, "Great taste and had everything I needed in my pantry!"
Skillet Chicken Thighs with Carrots and Potatoes
Skillet-cooked recipes like this have a homey, rustic appeal that's especially appealing as the season turns. "WOWSERS!" raves Kenny Baiseri. "What a great dish. There was nothing left, and I had to sneak out the door to run to the store for dessert! LOL. I like the idea of maybe adding mushrooms."
Rotisserie Chicken and Stuffing Casserole
Here's another comfort food winner for September. "This is my favorite comfort food and was so glad to have found it," says ThePittyRanch. "I had a container left over chicken to get out of the freezer and cut the recipe in half as it was just the hubby and me."
Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins
How fitting to wrap this up with a recipe that edges us towards pumpkin season. "OMG!" raves Patty. "They were AMAZING! I added the whole 15-oz can pumpkin. Might use a little less sugar — trial and error. Can't wait to make them again! My son LOVED them too!"