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Know what everyone is cooking this month.

Hayley Sugg
December 08, 2017

One of our favorite platforms for sharing food, Pinterest, holds a wealth of recipe inspiration from what to make for weeknight dinners to how to use the most trendy ingredients. Each month, we'll be showcasing our top five most popular recipes.

For December we have holiday party-worthy Potato and Parsnip Gratin, a weeknight favorite of Hamburger Steak with Onion Gravy, and more. See below, and check out our Pinterest page for more delicious ideas.

Our solution to slow cooker recipes that end up bland. Here, bold spices, in bold amounts, will hold their own over time. We start with big flavor from a good amount of curry paste and fish sauce, and we finish with fresh touches of cilantro and lime juice that amplify the taste of everything. Serve over a bed of brown rice or brown rice noodles to catch all the sauce. Get the recipe: Slow Cooker Thai Beef Curry

Spaghetti squash is a great lower-calorie, lower-carb alternative to pasta. It’s a neutral-tasting veggie that absorbs all the flavors of this simple skillet, so be sure to toss well to coat every strand. The end result is a veggie-based meal in a bowl that you can quickly throw together—a nice alternative to salads when you want to fill up on vegetables. Get the recipe: Greek Spaghetti Squash Toss

Like lasagna, enchiladas are a surefire family favorite (that can also be a labor of love.) Between braising the meat, simmering the sauce, and rolling, filling, and layering several tortillas, the preparation alone takes more time than most cooks have on a busy weeknight. Our version takes just 20 minutes from start to finish. Get the recipe: 20-Minute Chicken Enchiladas

The staff was unanimous in selecting this old-school comfort food as an all-time fave. Nothing beats a gravy-smothered burger patty with a perfectly charred crust, especially when served with creamy mashed potatoes and simply sautéed green beans. Better yet: The dish comes together in one pan. Get the recipe: Hamburger Steak with Onion Gravy

The addition of parsnips is an elegant twist to this traditionally all-potato dish. Parboiling and drying the sliced parsnips and potatoes first will keep them from absorbing the sauce in the oven so the gratin stays creamy. Half and half is our dairy of choice for this dish—a combination of equal parts cream and whole milk that gives the sauce its body while keeping the saturated fat at just 3g per serving. Get the recipe: Potato and Parsnip Gratin

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