Widget provides parameters for categories selection, number of posts, comments count, sorting, class, show date and featured image thumbnails.
Bake Post can be used to display recent posts and posts from particular category and tags. (Not compatible for Multisites)
This plugin is used to show posts under particular category in widget and in a page.
Widget & Shortcode to list down posts filtered by Category, with Thumbnails, Custom HTML structure, Excerpt, CSS theme with API & much more