The Top 10 Recipes of August

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by Lisa Lozano

Can you believe it’s September already? August was a big month for comfort food, with delicious pastas and desserts topping our charts! Read on to see which 10 recipes were the most popular in August.

10. Buddy Valastro’s Classic Cannoli

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Ever wanted to learn how to make a cannoli like a classic Italian baker? Now’s your chance! Buddy shares the secret ingredient that gives the shell its signature bubbles – white vinegar! Who knew?

9. Fabio Viviani's Lasagna Bolognese

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Featured on our second edition of Five Recipes to Make Before You Die, Fabio Viviani’s rich Bolognese-style meat lasagna is the real deal. And Fabio challenges you to make your own pasta while you’re at it. Why not?

8. Spaghetti with Bacon and Cabbage

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This delicious dinner is made with whole grain pasta, bacon, cabbage and Parmigiano Reggiano and will get even the pickiest eater in your family on board with eating greens and whole grains!

7. BLT Spaghetti

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This scrumptious dish is exactly what it sounds like – spaghetti with B – bacon, L – Romaine lettuce and T – cherry tomatoes. Rach also adds in olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic, spring onions, thyme, basil and Pecorino cheese.

6. Carbonara Mac ‘n Cheese Soufflé and Spring Salad

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This rich and multi-layered dish starts with a fairly traditional mac n’ cheese, which becomes carbonara-fied with the addition of tempered egg yolks and pancetta. The inclusion of fluffy beaten eggs whites makes it a soufflé.

5. Buddy Valastro's Brownies

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These amazingly delicious frosted brownies were also included in our second round of “Recipes You Have to Make Before You Die” and they earned that distinction with their ooey-gooey, chocolate-y, fudgey, sticky-fingered amazingness.

4. Spring Onion Chicken Breasts and Rice Pilaf with Almonds

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This delicious and quick cooking chicken dinner features browned chicken breasts simmered in a white wine sauce featuring spring onions and garlic and served over a delicious rice pilaf.

3. Korean-Style Beef Bowl with Brown Rice

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This simple but delectable recipe features ground beef sautéed in a rich Asian-inspired sauce, and served over rice. No need to order takeout to indulge your Korean rice bowl craving!

2. Garlic and Lemon Spaghetti

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This fresh and delicious spaghetti is super simple, but don’t let that fool you – it packs a big flavor punch! A delicate sauce of garlic and lemon-infused olive and herbs is tossed with al dente spaghetti. We’re drooling over here!

1. Meat and Herb Stuffed Zucchini

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And, coming in at No. 1, a recipe for savory meat-stuffed zucchini! The recipe was given to Rach by George, an Egyptian-American driver from Cleveland. Rach loves them so much that she frequently makes this dish at home!

Did your favorite recipe from August make this list? Tell us below.

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