Our 10 Most Popular Side Dishes in September

looking into the corner of a tomato zucchini casserole being scooped
Photo: Meredith Food Studios

Every month we like to let you in on what the Allrecipes community is loving in the kitchen right now. And since no meal is complete without a tasty side dish, we're serving up September's most popular side dish recipes. Much like the month itself, September's best side dish recipes represent a transition from summer to fall. This month, our home cooks were cooking up side dishes for end-of-summer barbecues, using the last of their in-season vegetables, and gearing up for fall with delicious comfort food. Scroll through to find recipes for roasted potatoes, corn pudding, Southern green beans, tomato zucchini casserole, and more.

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Schupfnudeln (German Fried Potato Dumplings)

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

Perfect for an Oktoberfest celebration, these fried potato dumplings are a delicious mix of savory and sweet with a hint of nutmeg. Make your potatoes a day ahead so the dumplings are easy to work with and serve alongside your favorite German-inspired dishes.

02 of 11

Jamie's Sweet and Easy Corn on the Cob

Jamie's Sweet and Easy Corn on the Cob
Photo by Rae.

This three-ingredient corn on the cob is so quick and easy to prepare. All it takes is sugar and lemon juice, which may seem like an odd combination, but with hundreds of 5-star reviews, this recipe seems to be a crowd-pleaser. Serve with your grilled favorites on warm autumn days while corn season is still with us.

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Southern Green Beans

bowl of Southern Green Beans with potatoes and bacon
Kristy H

These green beans are loaded with potatoes and bacon and have tons of fantastic flavor. Serve these Southern Green Beans with any meat or fish dish. "This dish is truly delicious! I followed one of the other comments that recommended using the bacon grease instead of adding butter. It turned out amazing," says reviewer Dee Fritz.

04 of 11

Air Fryer One-Bite Roasted Potatoes

Air Fryer One-Bite Roasted Potatoes
Yoly

Thanks to the air fryer, these four-ingredient potatoes are ready to serve in just 15 minutes. If you like a kick of spice, reviewers like to add red pepper flakes. "These air-fried roasted one-bite potatoes are crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside. Quick and easy to make," says Allrecipes Allstar Yoly.

05 of 11

Grandma Jeanette's Amazing German Red Cabbage

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Grandma Jeanette's Amazing German Red Cabbage | Photo by lutzflcat.

Serve this German red cabbage at this year's Oktoberfest celebration or with any autumn roast. Reviewers like to serve this cabbage as a side with sauerbraten and homemade spaetzle. "'Dump all ingredients in pot and cook.' Doesn't get any easier. The result captures the mild sweetness of the cabbage perfectly, the ingredients all enhance the flavor without competing," says home cook ndian48.

06 of 11

Briam (Greek Baked Zucchini and Potatoes)

Briam, a dish of vegetables slow-baked in olive oil, is enjoyed as a main course in the Mediterranean diet
Diana Moutsopoulos

"Briam is a traditional Greek roasted vegetable dish with potatoes, zucchini, tomatoes, and red onions with lots of olive oil. It is a typical example of Greek cuisine where a few simple ingredients are turned into an utterly delicious dish with little effort," says recipe creator Diana Moutsopoulos. Use the last of your summer zucchini bounty and serve this briam alongside your favorite main course, like kielbasa or fish.

07 of 11

Grandma's Corn Pudding

a white ceramic casserole dish of baked corn casserole with appealingly brown crusted edges
Debi Clark Bickmore

Need a little comfort food? Try this corn pudding. The bread and corn dish is sweet with a custardy consistency. While reviewers like to serve it on Thanksgiving, it's a great side dish for any meal.

08 of 11

Tomato Zucchini Casserole

looking into the corner of a tomato zucchini casserole being scooped
Meredith Food Studios

If you have tons of leftover tomato and zucchini from the summer, try this casserole recipe. Reviewers like to change up the cheese in this casserole and use mozzarella or Swiss, and some like to use Ritz crackers instead of bread crumbs for the topping. Serve this casserole with meat or poultry.

09 of 11

Seven Layer Salad

side view of a Seven Layer Salad recipe in a glass bowl with layers of chopped lettuce, onion, bacon, peas, cauliflower, cheese, and scallions.
Allrecipes

This eye-catching layered salad could double as a light main dish, but it's also a popular potluck side dish. You'll want to show off all those layers by building them up in a glass bowl, as shown. Be sure to set each layer right up against the glass so you get that stunning visual effect.

10 of 11

Balsamic-Roasted Vegetables

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Soup Loving Nicole

If you're tired of the same old roasted vegetables, try this recipe for Balsamic-Roasted Vegetables. This recipe uses potatoes, carrots, and onions, but you can add or change any of the veggies in this dish. "Loved the flavor combo in this. I used red potatoes so I left the peels on. Overall, a good recipe and one I would make again," says Allrecipes Allstar Soup Loving Nicole.

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