24 (Really Good) Recipes To Make In November (2024)

    Besides, you know, turkey.

    by Melissa JamesonBuzzFeed Staff
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    And just like that, it's the best food month of the year. 🥧

    While we've got plenty of Thanksgiving menu ideas for the big day, we also know there's tons of eating and drinking to be done during the rest of November. So here are some favorite fall recipes to round out your month, including hearty slow cooker and Instant Pot dinners, all-purpose vegetable sides and soups — and all of the desserts!

    Here's what's in season this month:

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    1. Garlic Butter Chicken Thighs and Baby Potatoes Skillet

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    There's really no problem that paprika-spiced chicken, crispy potatoes, and buttery garlic sauce can't solve.

    Recipe: Garlic Butter Chicken Thighs and Baby Potatoes Skillet


    If you're looking to upgrade standard apple pie this fall, try this from-scratch version — studded with tart cranberries and topped with coarse sugar for texture.

    Recipe: Cranberry Almond Apple Pie

    3. Creamy Lemon Orzo With Chickpeas & Broccoli

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    This dish uses cashew cream to keep things vegan — but feel free to swap in regular cream if you'd like.

    Recipe: Creamy Lemon Orzo With Chickpeas & Broccoli


    Keto-friendly, gluten-free, and loaded with all of your favorite vegetables.

    Recipe: Hearty Vegetable Soup

    6. Cranberry Margaritas

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    This version uses Chinese five-spice — a mixture that includes cinnamon and cloves — on the rim for a festive kick. (I've also tried this with a spicier rim. Just mix equal parts salt, sugar, and chili powder.)

    Recipe: Cranberry Margarita


    Pressure-cooked beef is super versatile. Go full Chipotle-style with rice bowls or burritos — or try it in loaded baked potatoes, hoagie sandwiches, or lettuce wraps.

    Recipe: Instant Pot Barbacoa Beef (Chipotle Copycat)

    8. Roasted Carrots in Honey Garlic Butter

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    Perfect as a catchall side on Thanksgiving — or any other day of the month.

    Recipe: Honey Garlic Butter Roasted Carrots


    Packed with protein and vitamin C, thanks to the beans and peppers.

    Recipe: Slow Cooker Chicken Fajita Chili

    10. Overnight Pecan Pie French Toast

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    The French toast soaks overnight in a vanilla mixture, then bakes in the oven the next morning with buttery pecans.

    Recipe: Overnight Pecan Pie French Toast

    11. Low-Carb Casserole With Cabbage, Ground Beef, and Cheddar

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    This Keto-friendly dish starts with lean ground beef — but you can also swap in ground turkey, chicken, or pork.

    Recipe: Low Carb Unstuffed Cabbage Casserole Recipe


    The key to getting these extra crispy? Sprinkling them with a bit of panko bread crumbs before popping them into the oven.

    Recipe: Roasted Brussels Sprouts

    13. Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie Sticks With Sea Salt

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    You'll use a mix of chocolate chips and chunks — both semisweet and bittersweet — for the best blend of textures, shapes, and flavors.

    Recipe: Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie Sticks


    This recipe uses the brine-brush-bake method (which, TBH, I swear by) to keep the oven-baked chicken breasts extra juicy.

    Recipe: Paprika Chicken Pasta

    15. Arugula Salad With Smoked Salmon, Pear, and Avocado

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    Salty, sweet, creamy, crunchy — or basically, everything you could want in a salad.

    Recipe: Smoked Salmon, Avocado, and Arugula Salad


    Meet your new favorite holiday party snack. (But fair warning: It probably won't last the entire party. 😋)

    Recipe: Cranberry Cream Cheese Dip


    Lentils are a great (and cheap!) source of protein and fiber — and this spicy, creamy Instant Pot version makes enough to serve six.

    Recipe: Instant Pot Red Curry Lentils


    These simple fritters are hot, crispy, salty — and the ideal snack or side for just about anything.

    Recipe: 5-Ingredient Butternut Squash Fritters

    19. 3-Ingredient Maple Pear Galette

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    For those times when you need a last-minute holiday dessert that tastes good and looks impressive — but is actually impossibly easy to make.

    Recipe: Maple Pear Galette


    Don't skip making an ultraflavorful sauce to serve alongside these — like a five-minute chimichurri or homemade pesto.

    Recipe: Roasted Cauliflower Steaks


    Can't decide between pumpkin pie and cheesecake? Go for this.

    Recipe: Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake


    This quick dinner is one of the most delicious ways to upgrade packaged ramen. If you're not vegan, top everything with a poached egg!

    Recipe: Vegan Creamy Mushroom Ramen

    23. Meal Prep Chicken With Kale Tabbouleh and Hummus

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    The spice-crusted chicken is coated with a zesty glaze — and you'll end up with enough for five meals.

    Recipe: Sticky Chicken Thighs With Tabouli and Hummus


    Craving donuts but don't want the mess of deep frying? This oven-baked version skips all of the stove-top hassle — but still delivers on flavor.

    Recipe: Baked Pumpkin Donuts

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    What foods are good for November? ›

    Foods in Season in November
    • Acorn Squash.
    • Carrots.
    • Celery.
    • Cranberries.
    • Kale.
    • Onions.
    • Pumpkin.
    • Rutabaga (Swede)
    Nov 3, 2022

    What to make when you have no time to cook? ›

    13 Emergency Dinners for When You Don't Have Time to Cook
    1. 01 of 14. Broiled Tilapia Parmesan. ...
    2. 02 of 14. Asian Beef with Snow Peas. ...
    3. 03 of 14. Vegetarian Chickpea Tacos. ...
    4. 04 of 14. Sicilian Spaghetti. ...
    5. 05 of 14. Waffle Pizzas. ...
    6. 06 of 14. Shrimp and Peanut Butter Noodles. ...
    7. 07 of 14. Mexi-Chicken Avocado Cups. ...
    8. 08 of 14.
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    What should I cook for next day? ›

    • 6 / 49. Coconut Curry Chicken Soup. Similar to a Vietnamese pho rice noodle soup, this red coconut curry chicken soup packs big flavor and a bit of heat. ...
    • 7 / 49. Slow-Cooker Meatball Sandwiches. ...
    • 8 / 49. Marinated Three Bean Salad.
    Dec 19, 2017

    What food takes all day to cook? ›

    If you have extra time to kill and are looking for a special, intensive recipe to try, here's some inspiration.
    • Spinach and Ricotta Cheese Ravioli in Tomato Cream Sauce. ...
    • Homemade Udon Noodles. ...
    • Simple Challah Bread. ...
    • Hearty Dutch Oven Beef Stew. ...
    • Pork Carnitas. ...
    • Easy Homemade Pizza Dough. ...
    • Homemade Bagels.
    Apr 23, 2020

    What is November best known for? ›

    November is best known for Thanksgiving and Veterans Day, but it's packed with an abundance of special days of awareness and observances to celebrate.

    What is November popular for? ›

    In addition to Thanksgiving and Veterans Day, November is also known as National Native American Heritage Month — though of course, the histories, cultures, and contributions of Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Island communities should be recognized every day.

    What can I cook in 5 minutes? ›

    25 healthy recipes you can cook in 5 minutes or less
    • Pea and broad bean couscous.
    • Fast home-made baked beans.
    • Porridge.
    • Pasta with cherry tomatoes and rocket.
    • Home-made hummus.
    • Smashed avocado and wilted spinach.
    • Cucumber (or potato) raitha.
    • Quick pitta pizzas.

    What can I cook in less than 30 minutes? ›

    Our Best 30-Minute Recipes
    1. Chili and Cheese Pockets.
    2. Easy Beef Stew in Biscuit Cups.
    3. 2-Ingredient Chicken and Dumplings.
    4. Biscuit Hamburgers.
    5. Garlic Cheddar Biscuit Turkey Club.
    6. Cheesy Chicken-Bacon Ranch Crescent Rolls for Two.
    7. Cheesy Southwest Chicken Crescent Rolls for Two.
    8. Crispy Chicken-Bacon-Ranch Crescent Rolls.

    What can you cook in 8 minutes? ›

    8-minute recipes (91)
    • 8 minute Spanish rice. ...
    • 8 minute spicy Ramen. ...
    • 8 Minute Fudge. ...
    • 3 Minute Bread Pudding (for breakfast and snacktime) ...
    • Easy Egg Sandwiches in 5 Minutes! ...
    • California Farm Panfried Halibut with Asparagus. ...
    • Glossy!

    What meal tastes better the next day? ›

    Science has proved that some dishes just taste better the next day – think bolognese, stews, curries, lasagnes and soups. Plus, with the right storage, you'll retain all those important nutrients and freshness. See, patience really does make the heart grow fonder!

    What to feed 12 people? ›

    19 Ideas For Easy Meals For Large Groups
    • Taco Bar.
    • Meatballs.
    • Butter Chicken.
    • Lasagna.
    • Chili.
    • Homemade Pizza.
    • Baked Pasta.
    • Skewers.
    Apr 4, 2023

    What is the most eaten food in the world daily? ›

    Rice. Rice is the staple food of more than half the world's population, and it's been that way for centuries. It's cheap, it's filling, and it can be easily grown in a variety of climates. Rice is so important to so many people that it's no surprise that it's the world's most-eaten food.

    What are 3 foods that are eaten on Thanksgiving? ›

    Millions of people across the United States will sit down to a traditional Thanksgiving meal, including turkey, potatoes, squash, corn, and cranberries.

    What foods are popular in fall? ›

    I have apples, winter squash, pumpkin, cinnamon, candy, pies, chiles, cheese, caramel, chocolate, brussels sprouts, figs, pomegranates, a roast, pastas galore, chips, dips and breakfasts… basically my 75 favorite fall foods. If you are one of those lucky ones still sweating your butt off, congratulations!

    What are 3 main foods on Thanksgiving? ›

    The classic Thanksgiving dinner includes old-time favorites that never change: turkey, gravy, stuffing, potatoes, veggies, and pie. But the way these dishes are made or added to is everchanging because of food trends and different dietary requirements.

    What foods are best in fall? ›

    Head to your local market and fill your basket with these fall produce picks.
    • Pumpkin. Pumpkin is full of dietary fiber and beta-carotene, which provides its vibrant orange color. ...
    • Beets. Beets are edible from their leafy greens down to the bulbous root. ...
    • Sweet Potato. ...
    • Spaghetti Squash. ...
    • Kale. ...
    • Pears. ...
    • Okra. ...
    • Parsnips.
    Sep 22, 2021


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