9 Recipes From the September 2020 Issue of Real Simple

Recipes from this month’s issue.

Real Simple September 2020 Recipes
Photo: Greg DuPree

The recipes in this issue cater to a wide array of cooks, from vegetarians and seafood lovers to those simply seeking a quick weeknight meal in under 30 minutes. And baking enthusiasts won't want to miss the peanut blondies recipe, a fresh twist on a classic treat.

Cook Your Freezer

Kimchi and Beef Wontons Recipe
Greg DuPree

Kimchi and Beef Wontons

This simple recipe packs umami-rich kimchi, frozen riced cauliflower, and seasoned beef into tiny packets of deliciousness. Eat them doused with shallot sauce or turn any leftovers into a quick soup by serving with chicken broth and vegetables. Get the recipe.

The Staple: Peanut Butter

Peanut Butter Ramen Recipe
Antonis Achilleos

Peanut Butter Ramen

This quick vegetarian dinner is as simple as tossing a package of ramen noodles with a flavor-packed spicy peanut sauce, which slicks each noodle with layers of flavor. Get the recipe.

Peanut Blondies Recipe
Antonis Achilleos

Peanut Blondies

Peanut butter ups the ante on chewy, caramel-like blondies in this quick and easy dessert recipe. Only 10 minutes of active time is required to get you from prep to oven. Get the recipe.

Five Easy Dinners

Rainbow Paella Recipe
Caitlin Bensel

Rainbow Paella

This shortcut take on vegetarian paella is a home run for flavorful, weeknight dinners. A bevy of vegetables studs the paprika-scented rice: leeks, summer squash, peppers, and artichoke all join the party, making this not only delicious, but healthful, too. Get the recipe.

Almond-Crusted Chicken With Arugula Salad Recipe
Caitlin Bensel

Almond-Crusted Chicken With Arugula Salad

Elegant, tasty, and easy—that's what weeknight dinners call for. In this healthful chicken salad recipe, almond flour stands in for panko on the crispy cutlets, while sesame seeds add a pop of flavor and crunch. Get the recipe.

Crab Cake Sliders Recipe
Caitlin Bensel

Crab Cake Sliders

The first thing you say upon eating this dish recipe might be: Where have you been all my life? It turns out that crab cakes and sliders are just meant to be together. The patties are easy to make, thanks to crushed saltines, which hold the mixture together. Get the recipe.

Slow-Cooker Ragù With Spaghetti Squash Recipe
Caitlin Bensel

Slow-Cooker Ragù With Spaghetti Squash

A slow cooker makes easy work of a Bolognese-inspired sauce, thanks to its gentle approach to cooking the ingredients over a long time, which infuses each bight with deep, rich flavor. Get the recipe.

Plant Powered

Fish-Free Ceviche Recipe
Greg DuPree

Fish-Free Ceviche

Hearts of palm stand in for fish in this plant-based take on ceviche, which begs the question: Why should ceviche be limited to seafood? A lime-and-coconut dressing coats each chewy piece with zesty flavor. Get the recipe.

Big Batch

Mini Squash Calzones Recipe
Greg DuPree

Mini Squash Calzones

Calzones often don't get the appreciation they are due. Perfect for people who love pizza but like a higher crust-to-topping ratio, this hearty, vegetarian rendition is a full meal in one hot pocket. Get the recipe.

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