The 10 Most Popular New Recipes of November 2021

published Nov 30, 2021
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Spinach stuffed shells in a baking tin, with a piece being lifted by a silver serving spoon.
Credit: Photo: Eric Kleinberg; Food Stylist: Kristina Vanni

As the weather gets colder and the holiday season kicks into high gear, cozy and quick is the name of the game. This month we were craving satisfying, soul-warming meals that also came together without fuss. And so did you: Your favorite recipes this month lean into comfort and are simple to make.

There were so many great reader favorites all throughout November. Cheesy stuffed shells topped the list, as did a creamy (albeit cream-less!) mushroom soup and spicy arrabbiata sauce. Here are the most popular new recipes from this past month.

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Lentil Parmesan Soup
You can use a couple of cans of whatever beans you like or have in place of the dried lentils in this soup.
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Citrus-and-Fig Cranberry Sauce
Citrus and figs amp up this bursting-with-flavor cranberry sauce.
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Fried Mushrooms
Spruce up your game-day snack menu with beer-battered fried mushrooms.
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Paris Mushroom Soup
Seasoned, raw mushrooms give this Parisian soup a delightful textural contrast.
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Spinach Stuffed Shells
These cheesy vegetarian stuffed shells can be made with either fresh or frozen spinach, depending on what is convenient for you.
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Comeback Sauce
This ultra-creamy, tangy sauce only takes five minutes to put together.
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Arrabbiata Sauce
This fiery tomato sauce gets its heat from a generous dose of red pepper flakes. Toss it with penne pasta or any of your favorite pasta shapes for an easy Italian dinner.
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Creamy Baked Cavatappi
This cheesy baked pasta makes for a weeknight dinner favorite.
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Caribbean Macaroni Pie
This crowd-pleasing dish is packed with heat, herbs and spices, and a few unexpected ingredients — like ketchup, mustard, and New Zealand sharp cheddar cheese.
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Winter Pasta with Olives, Herbs, and Lemon
This pasta is fast, warm, and bright, and made solely with pantry ingredients.
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