September Recipes

I’m excited to share with you some September recipes featuring end-of-summer produce. I know everyone is already jumping ahead into their yearly Fall obsession with pumpkins but I just want to yell “slow down folks!” It is still technically summer and there is still some time to enjoy tomatoes, corn, eggplant and zucchini during September! I’ll be back with some pumpkin and butternut squash recipes soon enough but for now enjoy these five September recipes.

Click here for this week’s grocery shopping list.

September Recipes:

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September Recipes Sausage and Zucchini Pasta

Sausage and Zucchini Pasta from Longbourn Farm

Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients: spaghetti or spaghetti squash, sausage, onion, tomatoes, zucchini, garlic, pureed tomatoes, fresh parsley, fresh basil.

I love that this recipe takes only 30 minutes to prepare and has such great ingredients! There are a lot of pastas in this week’s meal plan so if you want to lighten it up a little bit you could use spaghetti squash instead of pasta!

September Recipes Vegetarian Pasta Fagioli

Vegetarian Pasta Fagioli from Cilantro and Citronella

Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients: olive oil, onion, carrot, celery, garlic, zucchini, dried basil, whole tomatoes, white beans, baby spinach, vegetable stock, parsley, salt, pepper, short pasta.

Fresh soups are such perfect weeknight meals and make great leftovers the next day for lunch. I love that this soup is loaded with veggies. Parmesan is a great topping if you have any extra on hand.

September Recipes Vegan Potato Leek Corn Chowder

Vegan Potato Leek Corn Chowder from Vegan Huggs

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 25 minutes Total Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients: coconut oil or olive oil, large leek, yellow onion, red bell pepper, celery, garlic, dried parsley, dried thyme, sea salt, ground pepper, carrots, potatoes, flour, vegetable broth, bay leaf, corn, coconut milk, lime juice.

Corn chowder is one of my all time favorite soups and this is a great vegan variation of the classic. Loaded with vegetables and herbs this makes a delicious and vibrant dish.

September Recipes Italian Chicken Pasta Stir Fry

Italian Chicken Pasta Stir Fry from The Flavor Bender

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients: parsley, fresh thyme, basil, cayenne pepper (optional), garlic, red onion, chili flakes, oil, red wine vinegar, white sugar, chicken breasts, oil, spaghetti, ricotta, parmesan.

Another great weeknight dish- chicken and pasta that takes only 30 minutes to prepare! So many delicious herbs combine together to make this a power dish!

September Recipes Penne with Eggplant Tomato Basil

Penne with Tomato, Eggplant and Basil from Salu Salo

Prep Time: 25 minutes Cook Time: 35 minutes Total Time: 1 hour

Ingredients: olive oil, eggplant, salt, red onion, crushed red pepper flakes, tomatoes, garlic, fresh basil, dried penne, Parmigiano Reggiano.

My eggplant didn’t grow so well this year in my garden but I can always count on gorgeous varieties at the farmer’s market. Eggplant pasta is fresh, delicious and a perfect dish to say good-bye to summer flavors before Fall hits.

If you make any September recipes from this week’s Rainbow Delicious meal plan please share on instagram using hashtag #rainbowdelicious & #septemberrecipes and tag me @rainbowdelicious, I’d love to see what you are up to in your kitchen!

Meal Plan & Grocery List September Recipes

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  1. Wow these look so hearty. I want to try them all!

  2. Your pasta dishes look so colourful and tasty.You can’t go wrong with a hearty bowl of freshly cooked pasta.

  3. They all look so good… where does one start. I totally agree with the rainbow concept in nutrition!

  4. I totally agree! I’m not ready for pumpkin yet! It’s still summer! Great collection of recipes and lovely photography!

  5. this looks amazing! What a great round up of recipes and so perfect for fall! The cooler weather automatically calls for delicious hearty dinners! 🙂

  6. so many great options here, loving the vegetarian pasta dish with beans and the tomato eggplant, can’t wait for the fall to start =)

  7. What a wonderful selection of recipes. I’ve been in a bit of a dinnertime rut and these recipes are perfect right now.

  8. Hello, lovely pasta dishes! They are perfect for this time of year when fresh produce can still be a star in them, and you can vary tastes and textures so easily! And that soup–I need to add that one to my “must make” list!

  9. Excited to see this post. Thanks for sharing, Emily and have a nice weekend. I love Sausage and Zucchini Pasta most.

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