Our 10 most popular recipes of November include a few recipe collections – from our best potluck ideas for when you are asked to bring a plate to our collection of best breakfast ideas for feeding a crowd – along with recipes for everything from our roasted cauliflower recipe with creamy hummus to my shredded chicken salad recipe with cucumber, carrot, daikon, and sesame chilli oil.
November is nearly over – where has this year gone?! Is it just me or has it hurtled by?! – which means it’s that time of the month when we review our site stats to see what visitors to Grantourismo searched for, read and cooked, or at least saved to cook, and share those with our readers, so here are our 10 most popular recipes of November 2022.
I find it so fascinating to see what recipes brought visitors to our site, what recipes most inspired our readers, and this month’s stats were as revealing as usual. I would love to know how many of you actually made these recipes and how they turned out. You can always let us know in the Comments here or at the end of recipe posts, or tag us on social media.
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10 Most Popular Recipes of November from Potluck Ideas to Roasted Cauliflower
Best Potluck Ideas For When You Are Asked to Bring a Plate to Dinner
Topping the list of our most popular recipes of November was this collection of our best potluck ideas for when you are asked to bring a plate to a casual gathering, weekend barbecue or festive party.
Our best potluck ideas include recipes for everything from homemade dips and crackers, and hand-pies and sausage rolls to meatballs and potato salads, and frittatas and fried rice. Because dinner parties are out and potlucks are in apparently.
Just as the Great Depression gave rise to the potluck in the USA in the 1930s, inflation, a cost-of-living crisis and imminent global recession appear responsible for a resurgence in popularity of the potluck – a communal gathering where guests are asked to bring a dish to be shared.
If you’re not aware of the phenomenon, the formerly hyphenated ‘potluck’ is both an adjective and a noun: potte lukke, when it emerged in the Middle Ages in Europe, evolved into a pot-luck meal or just potluck for short.
While potluck dinners are a custom in many countries, having become an integral part of American society in the mid-20th century, the concept is foreign to many cultures where culinary traditions are rooted in hospitality. So we also have tips for potluck first-timers – or first-time pot-luckers.
Roasted Cauliflower Recipe with Creamy Hummus, Crispy Chickpeas, Pickled Shallots and Mint
It was so good to see this roasted cauliflower recipe make the list of the most popular recipes of November as it’s such a fab side to roast chicken, baked fish or grilled meats.
My recipe makes a Middle Eastern inspired dish of cauliflower florets roasted in gently spiced extra virgin olive oil, served on creamy hummus, and topped with crispy fried chickpeas, tangy pickled shallots, and fragrant fresh mint.
If you’re looking for delicious vegetable side dishes to serve with family meals over the festive season, the please try my roasted cauliflower recipe. The dish is meant to be shared. Serve it at the centre of the table and let guests help themselves.
As I’ve been testing the dish in recent weeks, we’ve enjoyed it with the braised chicken with olives and capers, below, which quickly became one of our top chicken recipes, and my radish cucumber salad with feta, rucola and fresh herbs.
Breakfast Ideas for Feeding a Crowd – Breakfast Recipes to Cook for Family and Friends
This collection of our best breakfast ideas for feeding a crowd was another of our most popular recipes of November. The compilation includes the breakfast recipes we love to cook for family and friends.
Our best breakfast ideas for feeding a crowd, whether it was for family who stayed for the Thanksgiving weekend or for those of you starting to plan festive holiday meals, are breakfasts that can be made quickly and easily, breakfasts than can be made in big batches, and breakfasts with components that can be prepared ahead.
Our best breakfast recipes for feeding a large group of guests include everything from breakfast banh mi (which can be served with Vietnamese coffee), breakfast tacos (that could be served DIY buffet style), breakfast salads (which can easily be made and distributed in individual bowls) and breakfast nachos (which can be oven-baked in big trays).
We’ve also got recipes for big shareable egg dishes that can be sliced up and served alone or with sides, such as Chinese egg foo young (which is fantastic with fried rice), a Thai fried egg salad (with steamed rice), Japanese okonomiyaki (with sides of Japanese slaw), and a classic Italian frittata (with a garden salad).
Shredded Chicken Salad Recipe with Cucumber, Carrot, Daikon, and Sesame Chilli Oil
This shredded chicken salad recipe with cucumber, carrot, daikon, and sesame chilli oil makes a deliciously light yet filling salad that’s perfect for a casual lunch or dinner and it was another of the most popular recipes of November.
Created to use leftovers of a carrot and daikon ‘slaw’, we added shredded poached chicken, crunchy diced cucumbers, sesame chilli oil dressing, and a sprinkle of sesame seeds and fresh coriander.
If you’ve been enjoying our shredded chicken salad recipes, from our Vietnamese chicken salad recipe to our Lao shredded chicken salad recipe, and you especially enjoyed our bang bang chicken salad recipe, then I know you’re going to love this salad, too.
Inspired by the classic Sichuan bang bang chicken dish of cold succulent chicken swimming in a sesame sauce made with delightfully hot and numbing Sichuanese chilli oil, our bang bang chicken salad recipe quickly became one of our most popular chicken breast recipes, which are the most searched-for chicken recipes on our site, and that recipe inspired this recipe.
Wonderful White Bean Recipes for the Best White Bean Soups, Salads, Stews and Dips
This round-up of our wonderful white bean recipes was another of the most popular recipes of November. The collection includes recipes for white bean soups, stews, salads and dips, including some of our best recipes with white beans.
We’ve got everything from a creamy Mediterranean butter bean dip recipe and an Antalya-style Turkish white bean salad recipe to a warming Italian ribollita soup recipe for the Tuscan bean, kale and bread soup and classic French cassoulet recipe for a hearty stew of haricot beans, pork, sausages, and duck confit.
The white bean family includes beans such as haricot beans, navy beans, cannellini beans, and butter beans. For our delicious white bean recipes, I mostly use canned cannellini beans or butter beans, also known as Lima beans as they originated in Peru. I love their earthy taste and creamy, buttery texture.
Of course you can start with dried beans, such as dried haricot beans. You’ll need to soak the beans overnight before boiling the beans the next day.
Leftover Rotisserie Chicken Recipes for Quick Shortcut Dinners from Chicken Soups to Salads
Our collection of leftover rotisserie chicken recipes include quick and easy recipes for shortcut dinners for everything from chicken soups to chicken salads and it was another of our most popular recipes of November.
Use fingers or forks to pull the meat from your rotisserie chicken, skip the recipe steps for poaching or roasting chicken, and use your rotisserie chicken meat instead. The carcass can be used to make chicken stock or use store-bought stock or stock cubes to save more time.
This compilation of leftover rotisserie chicken recipes includes some of our most popular chicken recipes – from comforting chicken soup recipes to light yet filling chicken salad recipes.
While many of our recipes below call for roasting or poaching chicken, simply skip that stage and use your leftover rotisserie chicken meat instead. Too easy.
Radish Cucumber Salad Recipe with Salty Feta, Peppery Rucola and Fresh Herbs
Our radish cucumber salad recipe with salty feta, peppery rucola and fresh herbs makes a healthy salad that’s packed with so much flavour and texture, and it was another of our most popular recipes of November.
The salad only needs a simple dressing of extra virgin olive oil and wine vinegar and yet it makes for a satisfying meal on its own, as well as a fantastic side salad to roast chicken, grilled fish or a great steak. It’s my new favourite salad.
The radish, cucumber and green beans provide plenty of crunch, the green peas give sweetness, the crumbly feta lends saltiness and creaminess, while the rucola adds peppery notes, and the herbs fragrance and fresh flavours.
I’d been dreaming up this radish cucumber salad recipe for weeks before I finally tested it and I was so delighted with how it turned out. Now we can’t get enough of it and are practically living on this.
Braised Chicken with Olives and Capers Recipe for Juicy Mediterranean Style Chicken
Our braised chicken with olives and capers recipe makes incredibly succulent chicken legs in a Mediterranean style with a couple of surprising Asian ingredients. It was another of our most popular recipes of November.
Adapted from a recipe by Australian chef Martin Benn, it’s a foolproof set-and-forget chicken recipe that no matter how long you leave it or reheat it the chicken remains juicy. This ever-reliable and super-easy braised chicken with olives and capers recipe is one of our best chicken recipes.
It will make you amazingly juicy chicken legs, which we enjoyed this week with crunchy Hassleback potatoes made with baby potatoes (also called new potatoes, which cook faster than standard potatoes), and the radish cucumber salad with feta, rucola and fresh herbs I just shared. It was a perfect meal.
Alternatively, you could serve these succulent chicken legs with creamy mashed potatoes or even a warm German potato salad. Germany is not on the Mediterranean, we know, but, trust me, it works. As our braised chicken is made with Japanese soy sauce and mirin, this fragrant fresh herb salad also makes a fab side.
Classic Hasselback Potatoes Recipe with Baby Potatoes, Spiced Butter and Herbs
This classic Hasselback potatoes recipe for crispy Hasselback potatoes with spiced butter and fresh herbs calls for baby potatoes, also known as new potatoes, which cook faster. It was another of our most popular recipes of November.
Brushed with the spiced butter at fifteen minute intervals, these mini Hasselback potatoes are crunchy on the outside and soft within, making a potato side dish that’s both elegant and comforting.
When it comes to recipes for potato side dishes, especially sides for a roast chicken or roast turkey, I find it hard to go past Terence’s heavenly creamy mashed potatoes, a rich Irish colcannon, a warm German potato salad, or my mother’s classic potatoes au gratin, which are some of our best recipes with potatoes on Grantourismo.
But this easy Hasselback potatoes recipe made with baby potatoes, provides some stiff competition. If you’re starting to think about Christmas holiday meals, then consider these quick and easy Hasselback potatoes over boring old roast potatoes.
Best Shoestring Fries Recipe for the Perfect Side for Burgers and Beef Stroganoff
Our best shoestring fries recipe makes crunchy matchstick fries, which are the perfect side for everything from fried chicken, burgers and sandwiches to barbecued meats and beef Stroganoff, and it was another of our most popular recipes of November.
My best shoestring fries recipe will make you crispy matchstick fries which we like to serve just as we would our hand-cut fries or potato wedges, as a companion to fried chicken or beer-battered fried fish (they’re fantastic dipped into our easy homemade tartare sauce), meat pies and sausage rolls, or sandwiches and burgers.
We also serve shoestring fries with my traditional beef Stroganoff (or any of my best Stroganoff recipes, actually), along with a classic garden salad, as shoestring fries were the original side to that centuries-old dish served in the grand palaces of St Petersburg.
Tuck into these super-crispy skinny potato fries as you would French fries or potato wedges, sprinkled with your favourite salts or spices or doused in home-made condiments such as Sriracha, mayo or sweet chilli sauce
Please do let us know if you make any of our 10 most popular recipes of November in the comments below, as we’d love to know how they turn out for you.