Our 20 Most Popular Recipes in September

baking dish filled with homemade Italian Sausage Stuffed Shells
Photo: Meredith

It might still feel like summer in some parts of the country, but it sure feels like fall has arrived in our kitchens. Hot and cheesy casseroles, warming soups, stick-to-your-ribs breakfasts, and anything you can do with potatoes is what we want to eat, judging by what the Allrecipes home cooks clicked on the most in September. Scroll through to see 20 of our most popular recipes this month and get inspired for your next comfort food meal.

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Grandma's Ground Beef Casserole

top-down view of a white 9x13 casserole dish of Grandma’s ground beef casserole with a scoop out and plated nearby.
Meredith Food Studios

Casseroles are popular all year long, but we definitely see an uptick in their popularity come fall. "This was a great find," say late4supper. "The layers of sour cream, cream cheese, and onion really set off the flavor of this simple dish. The family really enjoyed it and leftovers weren't left over for very long. I imagine that many readers will find ways to tweak this recipe with additional ingredients. I prepared it exactly to the recipe and would argue that no adjustments are necessary."

02 of 21

Chakchouka (Shakshouka)

cast iron skillet with homemade Chakchouka (Shakshouka) eggs cooked in spicy tomato sauce

If you haven't tried this popular recipe by now, you're missing out. It's an easy, versatile recipe with warm flavors that are perfect for autumn. Here's how recipe submitter Ben describes it: "Chakchouka (also called shakshouka) is a Tunisian and Israeli dish of tomatoes, onions, pepper, spices, and eggs. It's usually eaten for breakfast or lunch, but I think it's tasty anytime. And it's easy to make. It is similar to the Turkish dish 'Menemen' and to the Latin American breakfast dish 'Huevos Rancheros.'"

03 of 21

Best Ever Pie Crust

overhead view of homemade double crust pie made with Best Ever Pie Crust decorated with leaf-shaped pastry cutouts and fluted pastry rim

As fall weather cools things down, Allrecipes home cooks are turning on their ovens and getting back to baking. Judging by the popularity of this recipe, lots of us are making pie! "This is a great recipe because the measurements are very accurate," says Tina. "I used ½ cup of butter and ½ cup of shortening instead of all shortening and mixed them together and put it in the fridge. I also put my food processor bowl in the fridge. After they were good and chilled, I put the flour in the food processor and added the shortening and pulsed it till it looked coarse and then I added ice cold water to it a little at a time as I pulsed it until it formed a ball. It came out EXCELLENT in taste and texture! My hubby is a pastry chef and gave it thumbs up!"

04 of 21

The Secret to Fluffy Scrambled Eggs

close up of homemade scrambled eggs garnished with minced herbs
Edible Times

Scrambled eggs are easy to make, but they're easy to get wrong, too. This recipe offers up a simple, straightforward method for making scrambled eggs using just a couple of ingredients. Once you master the technique, you can customize it to make it your own. Reviewer BlondLogic says, "I may add a pinch of herbs or minced onion. They are so fantastic and versatile.... great for any taste at any time. They are perfect when you're not too hungry. Serve them open face on a piece of toast with a slice of cheese. Hits the spot every time."

05 of 21

Perfect Potato Soup

bowl of homemade Perfect Potato Soup garnished with crumbled bacon

Hello, soup season! Potato soup tops the list for our most popular soups this month, and this particular recipe looks to be a crowd favorite. Some reviewers cut back the cayenne to suit their preference, but you can't go wrong with the classic combo of potatoes, bacon, celery, onions, and carrots.

06 of 21

Steakhouse Potatoes Romanoff

Steakhouse Potatoes Romanoff
Chef John

Yes, you've seen it before if you've been following along with our monthly roundups of most popular recipes, but this fancy side dish really is something special. Chef John learned how to make it years ago, and it's worth the extra steps when you want to serve an elevated potato dish for the upcoming holidays.

07 of 21

Aunt Jewel's Chicken Dressing Casserole

chicken dressing casserole

Allrecipes home cook Creter shared this recipe and says, "True Southern chicken and dressing recipe. Handed down from my great-great-aunt. Easy and delicious." Our community agrees, making this one of the most popular recipes in September.

08 of 21

Best Potatoes You'll Ever Taste

Best Potatoes You'll Ever Taste

These popular potatoes take only four ingredients to make (we don't count salt and pepper) and use a two-step cooking method. First you boil the potatoes until they're almost done, then you slather them in a seasoned mayonnaise mixture and broil them briefly until they're crispy and golden. Reviewers say be sure to use egg-based mayo for best results.

09 of 21

Amazingly Tasty and Crispy Chicken Schnitzel

chicken schnitzel
Chef V

Who can resist the crunchy coating on this easy, mouthwatering chicken cutlet? Not our home cooks, that's for sure. Dipping the flattened chicken breasts in a mixture of eggs, honey, Dijon mustard and soy sauce before coating them in bread crumbs added layers and layers of flavor. You can fry it up following recipe directions, but some cooks baked it on a rack instead.

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Schupfnudeln (German Fried Potato Dumplings)

homemade Schupfnudeln (German Fried Potato Dumplings) in a cast iron pan

Cooler weather calls for more substantial foods, which is where these plump little dumplings come in. Made from potatoes, flour, and eggs, they're seasoned with a pinch of ground nutmeg and fried until golden. Recipe submitter NCH says you can serve them as you would any other potato side dish.

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Good Old Fashioned Pancakes

side view of a stack of four pancakes on a plate with syrup
Angela Brakatselos

"This is a great recipe that I found in my Grandma's recipe book. Judging from the weathered look of this recipe card, this was a family favorite," says recipe submitter Dakota Kelly. Since then, it's earned thousands of ratings and reviews, and remains one of our most popular recipes ever.

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Italian Sausage Stuffed Shells

baking dish filled with homemade Italian Sausage Stuffed Shells

Giant pasta shells are stuffed with sausage and cheese, and baked with store-bought marinara. What could be easier? Rainbow Jewels, who submitted this recipe, says she now adds fresh spinach to the mix (after shredding the leaves in her food processor) to get a little more nutrition into the recipe. She tells her picky kids it's parsley and basil! Let's hope they're not reading this.

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Southern Green Beans

bowl of Southern Green Beans with potatoes and bacon
Kristy H

The recipe title says "green beans," but there's bacon and potatoes in there, too. Not to mention garlic and onions. A splash of white balsamic vinegar at the end gives the dish a tangy finish. Reviewer LSAIDNAWEY says, "One of my friends described this as 'German Potato Salad' meets Green Beans which is a great combo!"

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Janet's Rich Banana Bread

Janet's Rich Banana Bread

One of our all-time greats made the list this month. The recipe calls for the bananas to be sliced, but many reviewers prefer to mash them. Home cook naples34102 says that no matter how many bananas you use, they should equal one cup.

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Quick Noodle-Veggie Bowls

overhead view of homemade Quick Noodle-Veggie Bowls with shoestring carrots, snow peas, mushrooms, scallions, and sesame seeds served with chopsticks
Allrecipes Magazine

"This simple noodle bowl recipe is super adaptable. Feel free to swap out the mushrooms and snow peas for other quick-cooking veggies, such as broccoli, cabbage, or green beans," says recipe submitter Juliana Hale. Home cook bblake adds, "The basic recipe is great because there are so many easy ways you can customize it to your own taste. I don't like snow peas so I added shelled edamame instead. I also added julienned red bell peppers. I also altered the sauce because I found it dry and the soy too salty. I added chicken stock, sesame oil, a touch of rice vinegar, and used whole wheat pasta. It was delicious!"

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Magic Lemon Pie

glass dish of lemon pie topped with whipped cream decoration

Reviewers love the filling of this lemony pie. Ruth O'Morrow Neidlinger says, " I loved how easy the filling was compared to the lemon filling I usually make. It took less time and dirtied fewer pans. It also cooked beautifully and kept beautifully. No separating at the edges, and no weeping or beading!" Other reviewers made their own crumb crusts and opted to top the pie with whipped cream instead of the meringue in the recipe.

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Rotisserie Chicken and Stuffing Casserole

rotisserie chicken and stuffing casserole

What did I tell you about casserole season? This quick-prep dish uses the meat from a rotisserie chicken, a couple of canned soups, and a package of stuffing mix to make a warm, filling casserole the family will love. Some reviewers opted for lower sodium soups and broth, and loved the results.

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Low-Carb, Twice-Baked Cauliflower Casserole

homemade Low-Carb Twice-Baked Cauliflower Casserole with serving spoon

Yes, you can have your casserole without the carbs by using cauliflower instead of potatoes or pasta. Be sure to let the cream cheese and butter sit out at room temperature for a bit so it can meld better with the other creamy, cheesy ingredients.

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Chef John's Fresh Salmon Cakes

close up of Chef John's Fresh Salmon Cakes recipe on a plate served with salad and lemon wedge
Chef John

Even a professional like our own Chef John has those times when he needs a quick go-to pantry meal. Here's what he says about these 5-star salmon cakes that everyone loved in September: "Salmon cakes are one of my go-to emergency meals. Every once in a while I like to use fresh salmon. Salmon is one of those products, like chicken, that's very easy to get into a rut with. People generally find a few recipes that work for them, and just stay with those, but this fairly simple preparation should be easy to add to anyone's rotation. Serve with lemon wedge and remoulade sauce. You can use any bread crumbs instead of panko breadcrumbs, if desired."

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Chef John's Hot Sloppy Joe Dip

Chef John's Hot Sloppy Joe Dip
Chef John

Hot, hearty, meaty, cheesy, and so very easy — this sandwich-in-dip-form is perfect for game day, movie night, potluck buffet...you name it. Reviewers did their usual customizations, adjusting sweetness, spices, and broth choices to suit their needs. Home cook Edbrook served it with baguettes, buns, and even crispy tater tots (which sounds amazing!).

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