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13 Recipes From the October 2021 Issue of Real Simple

·2 min read

Small Bites, Big Flavor

Kale Flatbread Bites

This thin-crust flatbread—layered with a punchy base, crunchy kale, and melty mozzarella—is dressed to impress.

Kale flatbread bites
Kale flatbread bites

Hot Honey Lamb Meatballs

A mixture of sriracha, honey, and ground coriander create a sweet-and-spicy glaze that take these already-scrumptious meatballs to extreme deliciousness.

Hot honey lamb meatballs
Hot honey lamb meatballs

Red Pepper Walnut Knots

These gorgeous appetizers only look like they came from the hottest bakery in town. The secret is two supermarket shortcuts: puff pastry and jarred roasted red peppers.

Red pepper walnut knots
Red pepper walnut knots

Gorgonzola Cream and Prosciutto Endives

This classic no-cook hors d'oeuvre got a modern makeover. A creamy, cheesy base made simply from stirring together crumbles of Gorgonzola and half-and-half gets schmeared onto thin, velvety-soft endive leaves.

Gorgonzola cream and prosciutto endives
Gorgonzola cream and prosciutto endives

Pan-Roasted Olives and Lemon

All you need is 15 minutes to turn olives into a stellar party appetizer. Start by caramelizing thinly sliced lemon in a skillet coated with oil, until the lemon is deeply-golden brown.

Pan roasted olives and lemon
Pan roasted olives and lemon

Smoked Gouda and Pepper Cheese Puffs

A subtle smokiness and just the right amount of pepper make these tender-on-the-inside, crispy-on-the-outside nibbles utterly irresistible.

Smoked gouda pepper cheese puffs
Smoked gouda pepper cheese puffs

5 Easy Dinners

Creamy Butternut Squash Pasta With Leeks

This family-friendly pasta dish will satisfy all of your cravings for creamy, cheese noodles in just 25 minutes.

Creamy butternut squash pasta
Creamy butternut squash pasta

Sheet Pan Cheesesteak Sandwiches

Not only are these Philly cheesesteak-inspired sandwiches mouthwatering, they're also a cinch to make thanks to this genius sheet pan method.

SHeet pan cheesesteak sandwiches
SHeet pan cheesesteak sandwiches

Red Curry Veggie Stew

Warm and toasty Thai curry paste and creamy coconut milk add flavor and silkiness to these veggie-packed bowls.

Red curry veggie stew
Red curry veggie stew

Salsa Verde Chicken Soup

Inspired by posole, a traditional Mexican stew, this soul-satisfying chicken soup comes together in about a half-hour thanks to chicken broth, cans of pinto beans and hominy, and a jar of tomatillo salsa, aka salsa verde.

Salsa verde chicken soup
Salsa verde chicken soup

Baked Sweet Potatoes With Feta Butter

When you're in the mood for a healthy dinner that still hits all the right flavor notes, this is the recipe to reach for. Tender sweet potatoes are topped with a savory feta and butter mixture and served alongside a colorful kale and cabbage salad.

Baked sweet potato with feta
Baked sweet potato with feta

Sweet Stuff

Apple Cider Doughnut Tower

If you're looking for a show-stopping dessert, look no further than this apple cider donut cake.

Apple Cider Doughnut Tower
Apple Cider Doughnut Tower

Better for you

Buffalo Cauliflower With Yogurt Ranch

Wings and vegetarians don't mix. Hence buffalo cauliflower, a dish that has graced us with its presence on bar and restaurant menus nationwide.

Buffalo cauliflower with yogurt ranch
Buffalo cauliflower with yogurt ranch
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