The 10 Most Popular New Recipes of August 2021

published Aug 30, 2021
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Tuna avocado salad on open face sandwich with side of chips.
Credit: Photo: Joe Lingeman / Food Stylist: Anna Stockwell

It’s hard to believe we’re approaching the unofficial end of summer and that August is in our rearview mirror. This time of year is a transitional one for all, whether you’ve got kids heading back to school or you’re simply trying to jump back into your routine after vacation.

Luckily good food has a way of grounding us all, which undoubtably means we tried to feed ourselves extra-well this month. And there were so many great recipes this month that it was pretty easy to do just that. You definitely had your favorites, though, which included a decadent and totally over-the-top grilled cheese, fast and fancy chicken paillard, and a super-seasonal summer squash casserole. Here are the most popular recipes from this past August.

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Microwave Hollandaise and Béarnaise Sauces
If you can separate an egg, you can make this easiest-ever hollandaise in one minute flat.
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Chicken Enchilada Casserole
Enchiladas are one of those perfect meals where you get a little bit of something delicious in every bite.
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Air Fryer Squash
This colorful bowl of veggies is the quintessential summer side.
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Chicken Paillard Recipe
Chicken paillard is just as quick and easy to make as it is flavorful.
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The Ultimate Trader Joe's Grilled Cheese
This over-the-top sandwich is made with three Trader Joe's ingredients: Focaccia with Tomato and Parmesan, Cheddar & Gruyère Mélange Cheese, and Zhoug Sauce.
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Chinese-Style Spicy Eggplant Salad
Chinese eggplants are steamed, torn into pieces, then coated in a moderately spicy sauce and served cold or at room temperature.
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Zucchini and Squash Casserole
In this recipe, very simple ingredients come together in the oven to create an irresistible dish more delicious than the sum of its parts.
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Avocado Tuna Salad Recipe
Creamy avocado replaces mayo in this tasty tuna salad.
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Trader Joe's Cheesy Artichoke Rice Bake
This cheesy artichoke rice bake makes for a hearty and delicious weeknight meal.
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Baked Eggplant
You don't have to fry eggplant to make it crispy and flavorful.
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