September gardens are still churning out fresh veggies, while orchard trees are heavy with crisp apples. That’s what makes this time of year so special – a shift from summer to fall brings with it a bounty of amazing produce. From heirloom tomatoes to juicy apples to vine-ripened squash, the freshest ingredients are just waiting to be cooked. And we’ve got 7 scrumptious recipes that showcase the best of September, just perfect for a weeknight dinner, quick side, or fall-inspired treat. Look below for tasty ways to get a garden haul on your dinner plate, lickety-split!
1. Garden Tomato Sandwich
Give lunch a seasonal twist with this deliciously cheesy sandwich stuffed full of garden fresh heirloom tomatoes and aromatic basil. Grilled to golden perfection, plain grilled cheese takes on summer’s best flavors with this quick and easy Garden Tomato Sandwich recipe. Slice up fresh heirloom tomatoes with a razor sharp Good Cook Serrated Cook’s Knife.
Our Apple Pie Crumble Bars are loaded with a tasty homemade cinnamon apple filling, all tucked between a layer of flaky pie crust and a buttery crumb topping. Sliced into bars, these baked goodies are pure perfection in every bite. Use the Good Cook Touch Apple Wedger for easy apple prep.
Fresh apples, pomegranate seeds and grapes are tossed together in a deliciously creamy and sweet poppy seed dressing. This Apple Poppy Slaw is perfect as a side dish or a full meal with added shredded rotisserie chicken. The Good Cook Box Grater works beautifully for effortless apple shredding.
Shrimp is sautéed with garlic and spices, then bedded on creamy zucchini noodles. A generous dusting of parmesan and some chopped bacon make this Simple Garlic Shrimp Alfredo Zoodle skillet one incredible meal! Our favorite way to sauté is in the Good Cook Smart Choice Fry Pan.
5. Asparagus Tomato Flatbread
Fresh ripe veggies make this Asparagus Tomato Flatbread the perfect late-summer appetizer or meal. Layers of parmesan and mozzarella cover crispy, tender asparagus and tomatoes. Garlic and basil give this dish extra fresh garden flavors! Try swapping out the asparagus for figs. For this recipe, we’re loving the Good Cook Serrated Cook’s Knife to slice through ripe garden tomatoes.
Quick and delicious, this 4-ingredient Caprese Pork Chop dinner is about to become a favorite. It’s loaded with melted mozzarella and topped with zesty fresh sliced tomatoes and fresh basil. Grill it all up in the Good Cook Cast Iron Grill Pan for one amazing dinner!
Mexican Street Corn Salad is a must try – golden corn kernels are tossed in a tangy and creamy sauce, then topped with fresh cilantro, crumbled queso fresco cheese, and a sprinkling of chili powder. Take a break from plain corn on the cob and enjoy corn in a whole new way! Use the Good Cook Corn Stripper to effortlessly remove corn from the cob.