The 10 Most Popular Recipes of October 2020

updated Oct 30, 2020
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Kristina Gill's pasta with leeks, fennel, tomato and guanciale in pot with serving spoon.
Credit: Photo: Joe Lingeman | Food Stylist: Cyd McDowell

October is all about celebrating fall with complete and utter gusto. The leaves are changing, the air is crisp, and all we really want to do is dust off our sweaters and bake a few too many loaves of pumpkin bread. While we gave you lots of great new recipes this month, the overwhelming favorites were ones that totally embraced these seasonal vibes.

From crispy skillet potatoes and oven-baked meatballs to lemony lentil soup and apple cider doughnut cake, these are the 10 most popular new recipes we published this month.

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Cacio e Pepe Broccoli
The beloved pasta meets roasted broccoli florets in this easy, feel-good side dish.
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Cheesy Garlic Duchess Potatoes
Move over, mashed potatoes! Duchess potatoes are everything you love about mashed potatoes, piped into picture-perfect mounds and baked until crisp.
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Lemony Black Lentil Soup with Crispy Kale and Yogurt
This wholesome and hearty vegetarian lentil soup is both smoky and bright, which is thanks to cumin, coriander, and lots of lemon.
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Pasta with Leeks, Fennel, Tomatoes, and Guanciale
This simple Roman-inspired pasta dish starts with pantry ingredients and can easily be made vegetarian, if preferred.
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Crispy Skillet-Fried Potatoes
A skillet and a lid are all you need to make these crispy potatoes with fluffy, perfect insides.
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Apple Cider Doughnut Cake
All the flavors of a classic apple cider doughnut in Bundt cake form, including a generous coating of cinnamon sugar.
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Pasta al Limone
This vibrant and creamy pasta is bursting with fresh lemon flavor.
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Perfect Air Fryer Salmon
These salmon fillets cook up perfectly on all sides in minutes, and the resulting salmon is crisp on the outside and juicy and flaky on the inside.
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Easy Oven-Baked Meatballs
Rather than frying, these simple meatballs are baked in the oven. And the bonus is you get an easy homemade tomato sauce at the same time.
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Greek Lemon Potatoes
These potatoes boast browned crispy edges and insides so moist they'll melt in your mouth. One surprising ingredient makes them the best you'll ever have.
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