13 Dishes We're Excited to Cook in November

Apples, root vegetables, and braises to keep comfortable in cold weather

November begins the holiday season. With a bounty of apples and root vegetables, we turn to warming gratins and braises to keep ourselves warm and happy. Roasting meats like bacon and vegetables like squash make warming dishes and keep the house warm. Check out these 13 recipes that we're excited to cook this November:

chicken

Chicken with Cauliflower and Leeks in Red Wine Sauce

Chicken with Cauliflower and Leeks in Red Wine SauceBeth Galton | Food Styling: Mariana Velasquez

Cauliflower, leeks, and bay leaf infuse this chicken dish's luscious, reduced red wine sauce with flavor. Get the recipe for Chicken with Cauliflower and Leeks in Red Wine Sauce »

Roasted Apples and Bacon with Onions and Thyme

Roasted Apples and Bacon with Onions and Thyme (Æbleflæsk)

Roasted Apples and Bacon with Onions and ThymeAnders Schonnemann

In a classic Danish treatment, sweet red apples are roasted with onions, caramelized in bacon fat, and served under thick steaks of smoked belly bacon. Get the recipe for Roasted Apples and Bacon with Onions and Thyme (Æbleflæsk) »

carrot tart

Shaved Carrot Tart with Ricotta

Shaved Carrot Tart with RicottaPhotograph by Beth Galton | Food Styling by Mariana Velasquez

Piles of colorful carrot ribbons—which skew more savory than sweet, thanks to a lemony coriander-flecked dressing—come out of the oven glistening and retaining some of their bite. The keys to the couldn't-be-flakier crust beneath: keeping the ingredients as cold as possible, and not overhandling the dough. Leftovers of the tart can be refrigerated and recrisped in the oven the next day. Get the recipe for Shaved Carrot Tart with Ricotta »

cornbread coffee cake
Cornbread Coffee Cake with Fresh Figs and Walnut StreuselTim Robison

Southern chef Vivian Howard developed this cake with breakfast in mind, maybe something to share with family over coffee. Get the recipe for Cornbread Coffee Cake with Fresh Figs and Walnut Streusel »

king crab gratin

The Ultimate Crab Dip

The Ultimate Crab DipWilliam Hereford

Known as chupe de centolla, this Chilean crab gratin borders on a cheesy crab dip. While similar South American chupe are always prepared with milk-soaked bread and any combination of shrimp, scallops, shellfish, meats, and cheeses, Patagonia's version relies solely on the massive local king crabs, the hallmark of fishermen's kitchens along Chile's southernmost coast. Get the recipe for The Ultimate Crab Dip »

Moroccan Carrots with Aleppo Pepper and Mint

Moroccan Carrots with Aleppo Pepper and Mint

Moroccan Carrots with Aleppo Pepper and MintNeal Santos

The dressing for this cumin-spiced salad is made from the carrots' cooking liquid, which concentrates into a sweet syrup when reduced. Get the recipe for Moroccan Carrots with Aleppo Pepper and Mint »

Celery Root, Carrot, and Potato Gratin

Celery Root, Carrot, and Potato Gratin

Celery Root, Carrot, and Potato GratinAnders Schonnemann

This simple, comforting root vegetable gratin is perfumed with fragrant thyme and bay leaves before being baked with a bubbly Gruyère crust. Get the recipe for Celery Root, Carrot, and Potato Gratin »

Sara Gore's Fried Brussel Sprouts
Sara Gore's Fried Brussel SproutsMatt Taylor-Gross

Get your sprouts crispy all over with a quick trip through a deep fryer, then dress the, in a sweet-and-sour sauce of honey and balsamic. Fried shallots, walnuts, and Parmesan bring texture and flavor, and a dose of lemon zest ties it all together. Get the recipe for Fried Brussels Sprouts »

Sweet and Spicy Kabocha Pie

Sweet and Spicy Kabocha Pie

Sweet and Spicy Kabocha PieFarideh Sadeghin

Kabocha, Japanese pumpkin, makes a lighter pie with a vivid orange color. This pie trades in usual expected flavors for a slightly spicy dose of ginger and black pepper. Get the recipe for Sweet and Spicy Kabocha Pie »

Sweet Potato Collard Green Salad, Senegalese Thanksgiving

Shredded Collard Green Salad With Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Shredded Collard Green Salad with Roasted Sweet Potatoes and CashewsRyan Liebe

The flavor of raw collard greens combines perfectly with tender roasted sweet potatoes and tangy, rich goat cheese in this hearty starter. Get the recipe for Shredded Collard Green Salad with Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Cashews »

Roasted Squash and Pork Dumplings

Roasted Squash and Pork Dumplings

Roasted Squash and Pork DumplingsMatt Taylor-Gross

This delicate seasonal dumpling is stuffed with squash, spiced pork, ginger, and scallion. Get the recipe for Roasted Squash and Pork Dumplings »

Sesame Honey Roasted Apples

Honey-Roasted Apples with Sesame and Calvados

Honey-Roasted Apples with Sesame and CalvadosFarideh Sadeghin

Sweet apples are roasted until caramelized in honey and butter, then marinated in their cooking juices along with Calvados and sesame for a simple but surprisingly complex quick weeknight dessert. Get the recipe for Honey-Roasted Apples with Sesame and Calvados »

Mac and Cheese with Sausage and Apple Casserole

Apple & Sausage Macaroni and Cheese

Apple & Sausage Macaroni and CheeseFarideh Sadeghin

Fresh apples plus hard cider give this easy mac and cheese a double dose of fall flavor. Get the recipe for Apple & Sausage Macaroni and Cheese »