Better Homes & Gardens September 2012 Recipes

Roasted Pumpkin Guacamole
Our newest recipes from Better Homes and Gardens feature food ideas from true culinary stylemakers including Guy Fieri's favorite party recipes, Hugh Acheson's bright, seasonal twists on taco night, and Sarah Copeland's simple pasta dishes featuring fresh homemade pan sauce.

Rosemary Garlic Flatbread with Spicy Tuna Salad

Guy Fieri knows how to have fun with cooking. So it's no surprise that he takes sushi-grade tuna, folds it into a spicy mayo, and serves it atop crispy homemade flatbread for a dish that is totally different and totally delicious.  

Baked Potato Pizza

This seriously delicious pizza is topped with slices of Yukon gold potatoes, crisp smoky bacon, rich dollops of sour cream, and fresh diced tomatoes and chives for a twist that could only come from the rock-star culinary mind of Guy Fieri.

See chef Guy Fieri make homemade pizza topped with delicious ingredients, including Yukon gold potatoes, bacon, cheese, and chives. He shows how to toss pizza dough and shares his potato pizza recipe.

Video: How to Make Homemade Pizza with Guy Fieri

Watch how easy it is to make Guy Fieri's homemade Baked Potato Pizza!

Bucatini with Shrimp and Spicy Cherry Tomato Pan Sauce

Skip the canned sauce tonight -- try Sarah Copeland's pan sauce tossed over hearty bucatini pasta. This quick and easy dish gets its bright, fresh flavor from shrimp, feta, tomatoes, and basil.

Roasted Pork Tacos with Pumpkin Seed Sauce

Chef Hugh Aheson takes taco night seriously. He starts with spicy slow-roasted shredded pork and tops it with a toasty homemade pumpkin sauce, pickled red onions, jalapeno peppers, and a touch of lime juice. This simple, delicious, seasonal taco is sure to be a new family favorite.

Garlic Pork and Sweet Potato Hash

Hectic weeknight? Make dinner the easy part with our garlic- and soy-flavored pork chops paired with easy sweet potatoes. Subsitute new potatoes, if desired, or bump up the nutrients in this budget-friendly, 30-minute meal by adding a handful of kale along with the green onions.

Orecchiette with Ricotta and Chard Pan Sauce

The smooth flavor of creamy ricotta plays off of the slight bitterness of Swiss chard and the lingering heat of crushed red pepper in this light and easy pasta dish. Substitute cavatelli or another bite-size pasta if you don't have orecchiette on hand.

Spring Roll with Lime Aioli

The delicious surprise in chef Guy Fieri's signature spring rolls? Sambal oelek -- a spicy-sweet red chile paste that gives a kick to the lightly pickled vegetables. The rolls are just begging to be dipped in his creamy cilantro- and basil-packed lime aioli.

Hugh's El Perro Salty Cocktail

This salty-dog mojito hybrid from chef Hugh Acheson is made with Mexican grapefruit soda for an unexpectedly delicious cocktail combo. Plus, make it for your next party by using the large-batch recipe below.

Waka Waka Salad

Chef Guy Fieri adds ramen noodles and fried wontons to transform ordinary coleslaw into a crunchy, sweet-and-sour salad with bold flavors and global accents. Go ahead and substitute regular green cabbage if napa cabbage isn't available.

Linguine with Sausage, Greens, and Egg Pan Sauce

Toss together this simple, satisfying 20-minute pasta recipe any night of the week. Sausage adds a spicy punch to the light and cheesy pan sauce, while mustard greens offer a touch of fresh, bright flavor.

Pit Beef Sandwiches

All-star chef Guy Fieri cooks the way he wants to eat. So he heavily spices beef top round with a chili powder-base seasoning, grills it, and slices it thin. He then smears it with a homemade horseradish cream and adds some onions for a sandwich that qualifies as seriously good eating.

Beans and Greens with Corn Bread Croutons

Transform leftover corn bread into crispy homemade croutons that accompany hearty cannellini beans, onions, and greens in this easy salad. Try collards, curly endive, or baby spinach for a slightly different taste.

Peppered Steaks with Roasted Beets

A 30-minute steak dinner that's budget-friendly, too? Believe it. The microwave does the heavy lifting and cooks small beets to tender, sweet perfection. Juicy steak gets a tangy topper thanks to our simple brown-sugar-and-mustard sauce.

Everyone loves a good steak. We show you how to cook a steak to perfection -- our technique includes a secret trick for testing steak temperature when cooking.

How to Cook a Steak

Watch the sizzle in action! Our one-pan plan for cooking steak is a cinch -- see how.

Radish and Cucumber Salad

Pair this quick, crunchy vegetable salad with whatever you're cooking for dinner. Julienned radishes add tasty sharpness to this vinegar-infused side.

Bacon-Wrapped Salmon with Fruit Chutney

Getting dinner on the table in 20 minutes is tough. But serving up bacon-wrapped salmon, complete with a sweet two-ingredient fruit chutney, in just 20 minutes? That's meal magic. Steamed or sauteed green beans make the perfect side-dish pairing.

Mushroom Agnolotti with Corn, Tomatoes, and Arugula Pan Sauce

Agnolotti -- crescent-shape ravioli stuffed with cheese, meat, or vegetables -- pairs with juicy tomatoes, crisp sweet corn, and sharp arugula in this healthy, restaurant-worthy meal that's ready in 30 minutes. Ravioli or tortellini can stand in for agnolotti, if desired.

Caramelized-Onion Breakfast Casserole

What takes this flavor-packed broccoli-and-cheese breakfast casserole over the top? Slow cooking onions to add sweetness and concentrated flavor. Make a big batch of caramelized onions and store them in the fridge for up to 4 days or freeze for up to 3 months. Use them to add rich flavor to your favorite dishes, sauces, or dips.

Candied-Apple Pizza

Candied apples and nutty streusel come together with vanilla mascarpone cheese on this delicious dessert pizza, which is drizzled with salty caramel sauce and sprinkled with powdered sugar. We couldn't have said it better than chef Guy Fieri, who describes his recipe as "the state fair on a pizza."

Turkey-Vegetable Casserole

Looking for a casserole that’s healthy, hearty, and ready in 30 minutes? We’ve got your dinner checklist covered with our easy casserole recipe that gets its warm flavor from stew vegetables, home-style gravy, apples, and sage.

Refried Black-Eyed Peas

Bacon, garlic, and childe de arbol breathe new life into dried black-eyed peas for a Tex-Mex side that's anything but ordinary. Topped with crumbled queso blanco and fresh cilantro, this delicious dish might just earn itself a spot in your regular taco-night lineup.

Roasted Pumpkin Guacamole

Cubed pumpkin adds hearty flavor while pumpkin seeds provide great crunch in this unique take on classic guacamole. California avocados are available through September, so you can easily make this fun party dish during the early fall months.

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