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31 Recipes to make before November is over

Karen Miner is the Food & Home Editor for SheKnows. She is a freelance writer, recipe developer and is also the cook, author and photographer behind the food blog, Tasty Trials, a collection of original recipes and stories. She and her h...

Don't miss our favorite must-make recipes from November

While Thanksgiving dominates the food world in November, there are plenty of other incredible recipes that shouldn't be overlooked just because they're not stuffing and mashed potatoes. Browse through our favorite recipes from this month, and take a break from all things Thanksgiving.

Breakfast

1. Easy microwave pumpkin breakfast bakes recipe

Don't miss our favorite must-make recipes from November

In seven minutes flat, you're basically eating cake for breakfast. Win.

2. Personal-pan breakfast chili chilaquiles recipe

Don't miss our favorite must-make recipes from November

Dream breakfast: a personal pan of these chilaquiles and a giant michelada. Whaaat?

3. Pumpkin-chai muffins with vanilla glaze and maple-coated almonds recipe

Don't miss our favorite must-make recipes from November

These gluten-free pumpkin muffins are healthy enough to eat for breakfast but double as a delicious dessert.

4. Sweet potato and pumpkin hash brown waffles recipe

Don't miss our favorite must-make recipes from November

Give your waffles a seasonal makeover. You'll never reach for the Eggos again.

Lunch

5. Spanish salad with burrata recipe

Don't miss our favorite must-make recipes from November

Gloriously creamy burrata is the star of this salad, but the chorizo, tomatoes and chickpeas don't hurt either.

6. Cheeseburger soup recipe

Don't miss our favorite must-make recipes from November

I don't remember the cheeseburger soup of my childhood looking anywhere near this good.

7. Roasted pear and sweet potato salad with fennel and beets recipe

Don't miss our favorite must-make recipes from November

Sweet roasted pears and savory vegetables combine to make the perfect seasonal salad.

8. Brussels sprouts salad with creamy poppy seed dressing recipe

Don't miss our favorite must-make recipes from November

This salad actually makes me want to give Brussels sprouts another try.

9. Warm ratatouille wraps with gooey Brie cheese recipe

Don't miss our favorite must-make recipes from November

A quick lunch doesn't have to mean the drive-thru. These wraps loaded with veggies and Brie are ready in 20 minutes.

10. Black rice and roasted sweet potato salad with cranberries recipe

Don't miss our favorite must-make recipes from November

This hearty black rice and roasted sweet potato salad proves that salads don't have to be all about dainty greens.

Snacks

11. Spaghetti squash nachos with roasted jalapeño cheese sauce recipe

Don't miss our favorite must-make recipes from November

Sneak a bit of spaghetti squash onto your nachos, and you'll feel better about eating a gallon of cheese sauce.

12. Baked zucchini za'atar chips with Greek yogurt dip recipe

Don't miss our favorite must-make recipes from November

Let's face it: It's the season of rich, decadent foods. But veggie chips taste good too.

13. Loaded beer cheese fries recipe

Don't miss our favorite must-make recipes from November

French fries are good on their own. Now imagine dousing them in creamy, cheesy beer sauce. Mmm...

Dinner

14. Bacon-wrapped meatloaf with ham, cheese and spinach recipe

Don't miss our favorite must-make recipes from November

For those of you who think you don't like meatloaf, wrap it in bacon, and prepare to be amazed.

15. Brussels sprouts fettuccine Alfredo with Gruyère recipe

Don't miss our favorite must-make recipes from November

You're eating Brussels sprouts, so that means you don't have to feel bad about all the cheese and carbs.

16. Chicken, bacon and potato casserole recipe

Don't miss our favorite must-make recipes from November

Chicken, bacon, potato... Those are the three essential food groups, right?

17. Slow cooker hard cider white cheddar bacon mac and cheese recipe

Don't miss our favorite must-make recipes from November

This is basically the best mac 'n' cheese ever. 1. It's mac 'n' cheese. 2. There's bacon in it. 3. It's made in the slow cooker. 4. You have five bottles of hard cider left when you're done cooking.

18. Muffin tin potato gratins recipe

Don't miss our favorite must-make recipes from November

I don't know about you, but I could pop a half dozen of these cheesy bad boys into my mouth easy.

19. Lasagna-stuffed spaghetti squash bowls recipe

Don't miss our favorite must-make recipes from November

Whether you don't want the carbs or hate the thought of fighting with lasagna noodles, this spaghetti squash take on the dish solves both problems.

20. One-pot white wine-apple cider chicken skillet recipe

Don't miss our favorite must-make recipes from November

For those nights when we want an easy, one-pot chicken dinner and a glass of the leftover wine from cooking it.

21. Slow cooker turkey meatballs with mushroom cream sauce recipe

Don't miss our favorite must-make recipes from November

The best part of these creamy comfort food meatballs is that the slow cooker does all the work.

22. One-pot Italian quinoa pasta and beans soup recipe

Don't miss our favorite must-make recipes from November

One-pot dinners like this comforting soup save your weeknights.

23. 3-Squash mash recipe

Don't miss our favorite must-make recipes from November

It's the healthier alternative to mashed potatoes, and it's good.

24. Slow cooker cranberry barbecue pulled pork sliders recipe

Don't miss our favorite must-make recipes from November

Five minutes of prep time, and you're sinking your teeth into these luscious pork sliders eight hours later.

25. Brussels sprouts, sunchoke and hamburger macaroni and cheese casserole recipe

Don't miss our favorite must-make recipes from November

Get acquainted with the sunchoke in this cheesy casserole dish.

26. Sweet potato gratin with sage and smoked Gouda recipe

Don't miss our favorite must-make recipes from November

Smoked Gouda, salty Parm, sweet potatoes... What more could you want in a side dish (besides all of it in your mouth)?

Dessert

27. Easy pumpkin pie swirl fudge recipe

Don't miss our favorite must-make recipes from November

Forget pumpkin pie... There's a new dessert in town, and it's even better.

28. Cookie butter and marshmallow grilled sandwich recipe

Don't miss our favorite must-make recipes from November

Nothing bad has ever come after the words "cookie butter," and this decadent dessert proves that once again.

29. Dark chocolate pumpkin cookies with pumpkin chips recipe

Don't miss our favorite must-make recipes from November

'Tis the season for pumpkin in everything... This time, pumpkin chips in your cookies.

Cocktails

30. Boozy cranberry-cider cocktail recipe

Don't miss our favorite must-make recipes from November

A big-batch cider cocktail to get you through all the family gatherings.

31. Pomegranate-passion fruit margarita recipe

Don't miss our favorite must-make recipes from November

Because there should be a margarita for every season.

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