30 Seasonal Recipes to Cook in September

Summer technically isn’t over until September 23rd, so we have plenty of time for patio season, grilling, and hoarding as many fresh berries as possible. At the same time I think it’s appropriate to start whipping up cozy recipes with delicious Fall flavors. PUMPKIN ANYONE?

September is pretty much the best of both worlds and I’m sooo ready for it.

What’s in season in September?

Besides hoarding (and maybe freezing) the last of your summer produce, get ready for fall by stocking up on:

To kick off the month I rounded up 30 incredible, seasonal recipes for you to cook for each day in September. These healthy recipes are the perfect combination of fresh and comforting — you’ll find hearty salads & one pan meals, plus plenty of breakfasts & baked goods to kick off fall. Get ready to pick the last of the basil in your garden, and then be sure to hit up your apple orchard to get these on your table ASAP.

If you make any of these recipes, be sure to leave a comment and let me know how you liked it! Snap a photo and share it in our Facebook group or on Instagram with #ambitiouskitchen. Enjoy, xo!

collage of what to cook in September


pouring syrup on a stack of apple pancakes

Healthy Apple Pancakes (made right in the blender!)

Fluffy Whole Wheat Zucchini Bread Pancakes

Healthy Zucchini Bread

Homemade Slow Cooker Apple Butter (no sugar added!)

Homemade Chunky Healthy Granola Recipe (vegan & gluten free!)

Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats with Chia

Mushroom Spinach Bacon Egg Cups (low carb!)

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie


Vegan Pecan Apple Chickpea Salad Wrap cut in half in a stack

Vegan Pecan Apple Chickpea Salad Wraps

Honey Mustard Apple Tuna Salad

Chickpea Apple Broccoli Salad with Honey Dijon Dressing

The Best Minestrone Soup

Curry Roasted Cauliflower Sweet Potato Salad (whole30, vegan & gluten free)

Lightened Up Cheddar Cauliflower Broccoli Soup

One Pot Moroccan Chickpea Quinoa Salad

Dinner & Sides

firecracker chicken meatballs and rice in a pan

Firecracker Chicken Meatballs with Cilantro Coconut Pineapple Rice

Sazon Grilled Chicken Thighs

Crazy Good Street Corn Chicken Tacos

Vegan Egg Roll in a Bowl

Incredible Slow Cooker Pulled Chicken Sandwiches

The Best Healthy Turkey Chili

Vegetarian Spinach Pumpkin Lasagna

Amazing Easy Turkey Tacos (with a slow cooker option!)

Snacks & Treats

Healthy Apple Crisp in a casserole dish with a spoon

Best Healthy Apple Crisp Ever!

Heart Healthy Olive Oil Salted Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins

Pat’s 4-Ingredient Paleo Crackers

Toasted Quinoa, Dried Fig & Dark Chocolate Nut Free Granola Bars

Healthy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies (vegan & gluten free!)

Coconut Double Chocolate Pumpkin Bread

Paleo Chocolate Chip Tahini Blondies

I hope you love these delicious, seasonal recipes to cook in September! If you make any of them be sure to leave a comment & a rating on the recipe so I know how you liked it. Enjoy, xo!


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