30 Perfect November Recipes, Including Apple Pie Blondies & Garlicky Smashed Potatoes (2024)

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And just like that, it's November already. The seasons is changing quickly, and so is the fresh produce! So here's some inspiration that will help you make the most of the best seasonal ingredients as we move into late fall. Keep reading for cozy dinners, festive co*cktails, Thanksgiving sides, and more peak fall meals. 1. Banana Fig Bread Recipe With Fresh Figs 2. Breakfast Grilled Cheese with Soft Scrambled Eggs and Pesto 3. Menemen (Turkish Egg Scramble) 4. Vanilla Brown Butter Pear Baked Oatmeal 5. Brussels Sprout Frittata With Bacon and Parmesan 6. Cinnamon Apple Yogurt Bowls 7. Cranberry and Orange Buttermilk Breakfast Cake 8. Cauliflower Shawarma With Green Tahini and Fried Halloumi 9. Roasted Pumpkin With Yogurt Sauce and Pine Nuts 10. Baked Eggs With Swiss Chard and Green Olives 11. Smoky Potato and Kale Soup 12. Bacon and Leek Pasta 13. Paprika-Parmesan Smashed Potatoes With Garlic Aioli 14. Portobello Mushroom Fajitas 15. Harvest Squash and Ricotta Stuffed Shells 16. Swedish Meatball Pasta 17. Black Bean Sweet Potato Enchiladas 18. Cranberry Rosemary One Pan Chicken 19. Butternut Squash Gratin With Leeks, Sage, and Walnuts 20. Miso Braised Cabbage 21. Roasted Carrots With Honey and Garlic Yogurt Sauce 22. Roasted Butternut Squash Soup With Persimmon 23. Caramelized Brussels Sprout Toast With Burrata & Bacon 24. Bourbon Sweet Potato Pie 25. French Pear Cake 26. Brown Butter Apple Blondies 27. Cranberry Caramel Bars 28. Spiced Persimmon Bourbon Old Fashioned 29. Honey Pear Margaritas 30. Winter Cranberry Aperol Spritz FAQs

    These are the recipes you'll want to make on repeat leading up to your Thanksgiving feast.

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    And just like that, it's November already. The seasons is changing quickly, and so is the fresh produce! So here's some inspiration that will help you make the most of the best seasonal ingredients as we move into late fall. Keep reading for cozy dinners, festive co*cktails, Thanksgiving sides, and more peak fall meals.

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    This loaf is naturally sweetened but not too sweet (thanks to fresh figs), which makes it just perfect for breakfast.

    Recipe: Banana Fig Bread Recipe With Fresh Figs

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    Add scrambled eggs to anything and it becomes perfectly appropriate for a morning meal. Case in point: this decadent grilled cheese.

    Recipe: Breakfast Grilled Cheese with Soft Scrambled Eggs and Pesto

    3. Menemen (Turkish Egg Scramble)

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    Chilly mornings call for comforting scrambled eggs baked in buttery, spiced tomato sauce.

    Recipe:Menemen (Turkish Egg Scramble)

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    An easy make-ahead breakfast — prepare this baked oatmeal on Sunday, and enjoy it all week long.

    Recipe: Vanilla Brown Butter Pear Baked Oatmeal

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    It's hard to disagree that there are few combinations that go better together than bacon and Brussels sprouts.

    Recipe: Brussels Sprout Frittata With Bacon and Parmesan

    7. Cranberry and Orange Buttermilk Breakfast Cake

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    Breakfast cake is something we can all get behind.

    Recipe:Cranberry and Orange Buttermilk Breakfast Cake

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    This meatless main is so filling thanks to tahini, protein-packed chickpeas, and warm pita bread for dipping.

    Recipe: Cauliflower Shawarma With Green Tahini and Fried Halloumi

    9. Roasted Pumpkin With Yogurt Sauce and Pine Nuts

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    Add this to your fall dinner rotation. You can always swap the pumpkin for sweet potatoes, carrots, or any winter squash.

    Recipe:Roasted Pumpkin With Yogurt Sauce and Pine Nuts

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    The best thing about baked eggs is you can enjoy them any time of day: breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner. Just don't skimp on some crusty bread for dipping.

    Recipe: Baked Eggs With Swiss Chard and Green Olives

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    Time to rejoice: It's officially soup season.

    Recipe: Smoky Potato and Kale Soup

    12. Bacon and Leek Pasta

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    This 30-minute meal is perfect for those lazy nights when you don't want a big production in the kitchen but you're craving something cozy.

    Recipe:Bacon and Leek Pasta

    13. Paprika-Parmesan Smashed Potatoes With Garlic Aioli

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    These might just be the crispiest ever potatoes, and the garlic aioli is the icing on the cake.

    Recipe:Paprika-Parmesan Smashed Potatoes with Garlic Aioli

    14. Portobello Mushroom Fajitas

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    Serve these fajitas DIY style with your favorite toppings like pico de gallo, salsa, and guacamole. And you could always swap in any protein for the portobello mushrooms.

    Recipe:Portobello Mushroom Fajitas

    15. Harvest Squash and Ricotta Stuffed Shells

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    It doesn't get much more comforting than cheesy stuffed shells. These also pack plenty of veggies likezucchini, butternut squash, and yellow squash in a rich Alfredo sauce.

    Recipe:Harvest Squash and Ricotta Stuffed Shells

    16. Swedish Meatball Pasta

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    Sure, you could pair Swedish meatballs with mashed potatoes. But why not toss them with your favorite pasta in this family-friendly skillet dinner?

    Recipe:Swedish Meatball Pasta

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    The great thing about enchiladas are that they're so customizable. Grab a bottle of your favorite store-bought sauce, a package of tortillas, and whatever fillings you're craving (like this sweet potato and black bean duo).

    Recipe: Black Bean Sweet Potato Enchiladas

    18. Cranberry Rosemary One Pan Chicken

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    Looking for a chicken dish that's easy enough to whip up on any average weeknight or special enough for an occasion? This one's got you covered.

    Recipe:Cranberry Rosemary One Pan Chicken

    19. Butternut Squash Gratin With Leeks, Sage, and Walnuts

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    This cheesy vegetable side dish is the perfect addition to your Thanksgiving table (or really your dinner table any night of the week).

    Recipe:Butternut Squash Gratin With Leeks, Sage, and Walnuts

    20. Miso Braised Cabbage

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    Miso adds a delicious richness to braised cabbage, transforming it from an average vegetable side to a dish that might just steal the dinner show.

    Recipe:Miso Braised Cabbage

    21. Roasted Carrots With Honey and Garlic Yogurt Sauce

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    Garlicky yogurt sauce, chopped pistachios, and sweet honey are ideal complements to roasted carrots.

    Recipe:Roasted Carrots With Honey and Garlic Yogurt Sauce

    22. Roasted Butternut Squash Soup With Persimmon

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    Persimmon in soup? Believe it or not, this seasonal fruit gives a bowl of butternut squash soup that ever-so-sweetje ne sais quoi.

    Recipe:Roasted Butternut Squash Soup With Persimmon

    23. Caramelized Brussels Sprout Toast With Burrata & Bacon

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    Let's hear it for elevated toast. Serve it for lunch, dinner, or on bruschetta as a festive party app.

    Recipe:Caramelized Brussels Sprout Toast With Burrata & Bacon

    24. Bourbon Sweet Potato Pie

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    For those who can't choose between savory and sweet, this autumnal pie satisfies both cravings, thanks to a spiced sweet potato filling and an airy marshmallow topping.

    Recipe:Bourbon Sweet Potato Pie

    25. French Pear Cake

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    For a French-inspired cake that looks très sophistique, this pear medley is actually surprisingly simple to whip up from scratch.

    Recipe:French Pear Cake

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    If you've already had enough apple pie this fall to get you to next year, mix things up with these apple-infused blondies.

    Recipe: Brown Butter Apple Blondies

    27. Cranberry Caramel Bars

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    Between the nutty oat crust, the tart cranberries, and the sweet caramel, these dessert bars are guaranteed to be a crowd pleaser.

    Recipe:Cranberry Caramel Bars

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    The holidays are almost here, and you probably need some co*cktail recipes up your sleeve. Introducing: a classic whiskey co*cktail with a seasonal twist.

    Recipe: Spiced Persimmon Bourbon Old Fashioned

    29. Honey Pear Margaritas

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    Holidays and family time go smoother when there's tequila involved.

    Recipe:Honey Pear Margaritas

    30. Winter Cranberry Aperol Spritz

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    If you thought Spritz season was over, don't fret. This cranberry version is perfect for the cooler months. It's a little bitter, tart, sweet, and bubbly with every sip.

    Recipe:Winter Cranberry Aperol Spritz

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    FAQs

    How does Gordon Ramsay make smashed potatoes? ›

    Gordon Ramsay begins by boiling the potatoes in salted water. Next, he drains the potatoes. After that, he stirs in butter, sour cream, herbs, and seasoning. This is Gordon Ramsay's version of smashed potatoes, which differs from the one in this recipe.

    How to reheat smashed potatoes? ›

    To store: store any leftover smashed potatoes in airtight containers in the fridge for up to 3-5 days. To reheat: feel free to reheat the potatoes right back in the oven at 400 degrees F for about 10 minutes. You can also reheat them in the microwave until warmed through, though they won't be as crispy.

    Why put a raw egg in mashed potatoes? ›

    Adding egg yolks to a pot of mashed potatoes is an easy, dairy-free texture and taste upgrade that doesn't require any special techniques. The yolks harbor all the flavorful fats and emulsifying components and will thus effectively unify the fat and water in potatoes, translating to a smoother, uniformly creamy pot.

    What is the recipe for Rachael Ray's smashed potatoes? ›

    directions
    1. Boil potatoes until tender, 15 minutes. ...
    2. When the potatoes are tender, drain them and return them to the hot pot to let them dry out a bit.
    3. Mash potatoes with half-and-half or milk using a potato masher.
    4. Add in the cream cheese and smash until the cheese melts into the potatoes.
    5. Add chives or scallions.

    How do you thicken smashed potatoes? ›

    Option 1: Turn up the heat on your stovetop to draw out the moisture. Option 2: Add a teaspoon of a thickening agent like cornstarch, flour or powdered milk until you reach the desired thickness. Option 3: Mix in 1 tablespoon of dehydrated potatoes until mashed potatoes are thicker.

    Can I eat week old mashed potatoes? ›

    Mashed potatoes kept in the fridge should be thrown away if not used after 72 hours. That is the practice adhered to in most restaurants. Some will use it for an extra 24 hours if there's alot left but after that it is no longer fit to be used.

    How many smashed potatoes per person? ›

    The United States Department of Agriculture considers that a serving of mashed potatoes is 1 cup, which equals 210 grams (g) or almost half a pound (0.46 pounds). But don't let anyone dictate(r) to you the size of a mashed potato serving. If you want to eat 2 cups, or even 3, it's your decision.

    Why are my smashed potatoes falling apart? ›

    Smashed potatoes will fall apart if they are overcooked or if you try to mash them while they are still hot. Long story short - cook the potatoes until al dente (slightly firm). Don't overcook the potatoes! Last - cool the potatoes completely before smashing them.

    What kind of potatoes does Gordon Ramsay use? ›

    If you use dense, waxy potatoes and cook them following Gordon's modernized method, you can up the potato flavor and only use about 10 percent fat. Waxy potatoes are high in moisture, low in starch, and maintain a dense texture well when cooked.

    What tool do you use to make smashed potatoes? ›

    A potato ricer is widely regarded as the best tool for mashed potatoes that are smooth and fluffy. Built like a big garlic press, it works by pushing cooked potatoes (one or two at a time) through a perforated grate, creating stringy, broken-down potato bits without releasing a ton of starch.

    What's the difference between smashed potatoes and mashed potatoes? ›

    While some people might use the terms smash and mash interchangeably, they are not the same. 'Smash' is when you merely break something into pieces. However, "mash" means you reduce a food to a soft, pulpy mass.

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