Not to be party poopers, but once September starts, we consider summer (unofficially) officially over. Our tans begin to fade, school is back in session and we take a long trip back to reality. We can’t promise to ease your pain, but we *can* make life a little easier by figuring out what you should cook. Here are 30 easy dinner recipes to tackle every night in September, including a few options that will help you look forward to the cooler days ahead.
30 Easy September Dinner Recipes to Make Every Night This Month
September 7: Pan-Seared Scallops with Citrusy Corn Succotash
Let's send corn season off right, shall we? This gorgeous plate requires less than ten ingredients (including salt!) and takes about 40 minutes from start to finish. Plus, scallops are a surefire way to wow your dinner guests (or roommates).
September 8: Grilled Caprese Skewers with Halloumi and Sourdough
September 16: Sweet Potato Rösti with Fried Eggs and Greens
September 19: Honey Mustard Sheet Pan Chicken with Brussels Sprouts
Does it get more autumnal than this sheet pan masterpiece? We think not. You'll love the way the Brussels sprouts soak up all the pan juices. Serve the chicken over white rice or with hunks of crusty bread for dipping.
September 22: Salmon Bowl with Farro, Black Beans and Tahini Dressing
We can practically feel the omega 3s (and protein) coursing through our veins after one of these hearty bowls. Oh, and you'll want to make a triple batch of the lemon-tahini dressing, which gets its vibrant color from turmeric.
September 23: Mustardy Pork Tenderloin with Grapes and Red Onions
Don't let its elegant appearance fool you. This soul-warming fall dish only takes 35 minutes to prepare. Even better, the recipe calls for just eight ingredients and it's impressive enough to serve guests.
September 25: Coconut Shrimp
September 26: Chicken Thighs with Pancetta and Green Olives
The trick to impossibly crispy chicken thighs is to start them in a cold pan, then cook them low and slow to render out all the fat in the skin. It's worth every ounce of your patience, trust.