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The Top 10 Most Popular Recipes of 2021

It’s time to count down The Top 10 Most Popular Recipes of 2021 here on Now Cook This! These are the recipes that kept you coming back for more this past year!

2021 was another crazy year, but it’s been so awesome to see that lots of people are still in their kitchens cooking for themselves, their families and others!

And I am incredibly grateful, every single day, for my subscribers and everyone else who visits, reads my posts, and tries the recipes that I share. Thank you all so much!

So, before we ring in 2022, let’s take a look back at what you all were cooking the most in 2021. These are the top 10 recipes with the most views this past year (and I’ll give you some of the runners-up too).

We’ve got recipes for breakfast, dinner, sides, soup, bread, dessert, drinks, and more. Some have made the top 10 list before and continue to be favorites, and some are new to the list this year.

Let’s get right to it!

The Top 10 Most Popular Recipes of 2021 are…


Easy Cheesy Garlic Biscuits
Love those biscuits at Red Lobster? With this recipe for Easy Cheesy Garlic Biscuits, you can enjoy some of that soft, buttery, cheesy garlicky deliciousness at home any time – from scratch – in less than 30 minutes!
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easy cheesy garlic biscuits on a white plate


Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes
These Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes are the easiest and most delicious mashed potatoes I've ever made. They're fluffy, smooth, creamy, and perfect every time!
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a bowl of instant pot mashed potatoes with a pat of butter on top and a spoon on the side


Easy Instant Pot Vanilla Yogurt
All you need is four simple ingredients, an Instant Pot, and a little patience to make this Easy Instant Pot Vanilla Yogurt. Thick, creamy, and so delicious and simple, you will want to make this yogurt again and again!
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a bowl of yogurt with a spoon in it and mason jars filled with yogurt and a kitchen towel in the background


Instant Pot Pot Roast With Vegetables
This Instant Pot Pot Roast With Vegetables is the best pot roast I have ever made! Thanks to the Instant Pot, it cooks up in a fraction of the time while giving you incredibly tender meat along with carrots and potatoes in a rich, super flavorful gravy.
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instant pot pot roast with vegetables on a white plate with a fork


Easy Homemade French Onion Soup
This Easy Homemade French Onion Soup is full of sweet and delicious caramelized onions in a rich, flavorful broth topped with toasted bread and lots of melted cheese. It's so simple to make this restaurant classic right in your own kitchen!
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Basic Overnight Oats
These Basic Overnight Oats are the ultimate easy, make-ahead, healthy, delicious breakfast (no cooking required)! Once you know this simple base recipe, you can add limitless combinations of mix-ins and toppings!
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basic overnight oats in a jar with a spoon


Easy Broccoli Cheese Casserole
This Easy Broccoli Cheese Casserole is one of the best side dishes ever! It's got tender broccoli in a creamy cheese sauce with buttery crackers mixed in and on top. Need I say more?
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easy broccoli cheese casserole on a white plate with a fork


Broccoli, Cauliflower and Cheese Soup
This easy, creamy Broccoli, Cauliflower and Cheese Soup takes everyone's favorite broccoli cheese soup and amps it up with even more good-for-you veggies, and it's ready in less than an hour!
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Warm Vanilla Milk Bedtime Drink
This Warm Vanilla Milk Bedtime Drink – my version of moon milk – is perfect when you want something comforting and relaxing before you turn in for the night. Sweet dreams!
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an orange mug filled with warm vanilla milk

#1 The most popular recipe of 2021…

Butter-Baked Haddock
This Butter-Baked Haddock is my all-time favorite fish recipe. It's quick and easy (ready in less than 30 minutes!), and the result is tender, moist, flaky, flavorful fish every time!
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I’ll admit I was a little surprised that a fish recipe was the most popular recipe of the year (I guess I underestimated how much people enjoy fish). But it’s one of my favorites too, and it’s exactly the type of recipe I try to focus on…simple and delicious!

And now for the 10 runners-up…

So…did any of your favorites make the list?

If not, I’d love to know what recipes you liked best. I’d also love to know what specific recipes or types of recipes you’d like to see here in the future. Please feel free to leave a comment below!

Best wishes for a happy, healthy, and prosperous 2022! There’s lots more recipes on the way!

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