PART OF Holiday Central

Our Top 50 Recipes of 2020

With the new year approaching, let's reminisce about our most-popular recipes of 2020 and carry over our favorites into 2021!

#1: Best Banana Bread

“I’ve made many different banana bread recipes, but this one is the best. I add walnuts. I would recommend this recipe to anyone! A winner for sure.”

-Rita Freesemann

#2: Beer Bread

“Just delicious. I am not really a baker and this turned out as an amazing accompaniment for our fall and winter soups and stews. This is in a regular rotation in our house!”


#3: Moist & Delicious Banana Nut Bread

"My grandma asked me to pull up a recipe for banana bread for me to make, and I'm never going to use another recipe again. This is just the one! The bread was very moist and delicious. I poured the batter into two cans, one with pecans and one without, as well as muffin tins and both were so good.”


#4: Better-Than-Olive-Garden Alfredo Sauce

"This was so good! Sorry, it was devoured before I remembered to take a picture."

-Nancy W.

#5: The Perfect Burger

“I did this recipe as stated with no extra add ins. The result was simply burger heaven. This was the first time I attempted to prepare my own patties. I will never buy frozen patties. This is too easy to make, and adds a whole new definition of burger. Simply the best burger I have ever had!"

-stinsniper ..

#6: Jell-O Shots

“I made orange and grape flavors for a Clemson tailgate and they were a huge hit! I am now on the list to make Jell-O shots. I used Pinnacle Whipped Cream Vodka.”

-Kathy M.

#7: Scalloped Potatoes

“This was beyond delicious! I used my food processor to slice the potatoes, which made it super quick to whip together. I used mild cheddar and smoked paprika on top. I can’t wait to make it again.”


#8: Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

"Tried these for the first time tonight. These are awesome cookies! Just like I remember from my childhood."


#9: Baked Chicken Tenders

“I found this gem of a recipe after buying chicken at the store. It turned out amazingly well. In fact, it surprised everyone in the family. The best part is it’s baked, healthier than fried! It’s also super quick.”


#10: The Best Belgian Waffles

“I searched high and low for a great recipe for my new Belgian waffle iron, and this one is by far the best. My toddler likes them plain as a snack, because they’re just that sweet and tasty! I also like that they aren’t crumby.”


#11: Leftover Mashed Potato Pancakes

“I have been trying to make leftover mashed potato cakes as good as my mother's for years without success. This recipe hit the mark! I made it just as written adding two green onions finely chopped.”


#12: Crepes

"Great recipe! So simple and easy to follow. We had them for breakfast and they are great with both sweet or savory fillings."

-Nicole H.

#13: Moist & Delicious Banana Bread

“This recipe is delicious. I didn't have any walnuts on hand so i substituted it with peeled almonds and it turned out amazing. Definitely a keeper!”

-Svetlana D.

#14: The Best Easy Beef & Broccoli Stir-Fry

“This recipe easily rivals the beef and broccoli found at any local Chinese restaurant. It’s so delicious. I can’t wait to try it next with chicken or shrimp.”


#15: Low & Slow Oven-Baked Ribs

“I usually only eat ribs from the grill during the summer months but I caught a good sale on a slab of St. Louis ribs and couldn’t resist. I seasoned with Rib Rub and followed the directions exactly. Absolutely delicious! I couldn’t stop nibbling on them throughout the night.”

-Dawn B.

#16: Stuffed Green Bell Peppers

“I’ve never had this before, but my husband kept talking about stuffed peppers. I went on a hunt, and wow were these good. He kept saying ‘they taste like mom used to make.’ That is the gold cup for me!”


#17: Whipped Cream Frosting

“This frosting has a great consistency. It’s very light and fluffy, and not too sweet. I’ve never made a whipped cream frosting, so I was concerned that it might separate on top of the cake after a day or two. I kept it in the fridge though and didn’t have a problem! I’ll happily make this again.”

-Laura in Texas

#18: Chinese Fried Rice

"We loved this! My family is big on restaurant fried rice, but we only get it when we eat out. I attempted to make it several times years ago with disastrous results. I went hunting for a good recipe and found this one! There was none left, and I won't be afraid to make it again.”


#19: Turkey Meatloaf

"This is it! After trying many turkey meatloaf recipes, I have finally found the perfect recipe. My family loved it."


#20: Perfect Electric Roaster Turkey

“I was nervous about cooking a turkey in an electric roaster, but it turned out great! I was told it was the best turkey ever. I even had room in my oven for everything else!”


#21: Easy Stir-Fry Sauce

"This is a simple, but tasty and useful sauce! My dish uses ground chicken, sauteed onions and peppers and some broccoli over brown rice. Who needs takeout?!"


#22: Old Bay Shrimp Boil

“This was very good! The recipe halves easily and for a family of four, I could've gotten a way with just one pound of shrimp!”

-Rochelle T.

#23: Gordon Ramsay's Yorkshire Pudding

"This is the best recipe for Yorkshire pudding. I didn't tweek it at all. They puffed up perfectly. Light and fluffy."

-Kim A.

#24: Simple Vanilla Cupcakes

"Made these cupcakes twice already and they’ve come out perfect both times. They’re soft and yummy with just the right amount of sweet. And super easy to make!"

-Samina B.

#25: Soft Peanut Butter Cookies

"Fantastic cookies! I haven't made peanut butter cookies for at least a year and upon tasting one of these, I just kept going and ending up eating three. They are slightly crisp on the edges and soft in the middle, just perfect!”


#26: Authentic Mexican Pozole

"Delicious. My wife grew up on authentic pozole as a child and has missed it dearly ever since. Our youngest daughter made this for her and it brought her back."


#27: Microwave Chocolate Mug Brownie

"I mixed dark chocolate chips into the batter, and sprinkled some on top before microwaving. This is the perfect comfort food!"

-Its Nugget T.

#28: Basic Vinaigrette Dressing With Eight Variations

“My entire family loves the creamy garlic vinaigrette. We’ve found that if you pour it on pork and season it to your liking about 3 to 5 minutes before they're done, it's amazing!”

-Chris H.

#29: Perfect Rump Roast

“Fantastic! I never bothered with a rump roast because growing up, my mom and aunt would make them as ‘pot roasts’. They were always grey and stringy, and had to be saved by gravy. This recipe came out just as well as more expensive cuts, and my grown kids loved it. Nice, medium rare and tender.”


#30: Best-Ever Tuna Noodle Casserole

"Loved this recipe! My husband doesn’t like tuna noodle casserole but he got seconds of this one!"

-Ceildgh P.

#31: Simple Oven-Baked Sea Bass

"We only have Chilean sea bass once or twice a year as a special treat. This is the only way we season it! It has become my hubby’s specialty dish."

-Maura D.

#32: Broiled Steak

"I was really happy to have this recipe during the winter when we couldn't use our grill. The steaks got a great sear on the outside, but stayed nice and pink on the inside!”

-Baby Duck

#33: Crispy Baked Chicken Leg Quarters

“Just as I was about to put the chicken in the oven, we were invited out to dinner. I covered them with plastic wrap and stuck them in the fridge. They marinated all night and we had them for lunch today. They were fabulous! They came out so crispy, juicy and tender. This one goes into my regular rotation for sure.”


#34: DIY Onion Rings

"I have tried several recipes for onion rings lately and this recipe is by-far the best I have yet to try. The baking powder makes the batter puff up around the sliced onion and is um um good! The most difficult part about making them is trying to keep from eating them before they get to the table!"


#35: Mozzarella Sticks

"These are a hit with all the family! I bake mine in the oven instead of frying, and find they are just as good."

-jos girl

#36: Banana-Chocolate Chip Muffins

"Soooo good! When I imagine a banana chip muffin, this is it!"


#37: Award-Winning Chili

“This is a great chili recipe. I’ve been on the hunt for a flavorful, thick and hearty chili - this is it. I added chicken stock for the one cup of water, and I highly recommend!”


#38: Baked Crab Legs in Garlic Butter

"Above and beyond expectations!"


#39: Soft Snickerdoodle Cookies

"This recipe is perfect! These are my husband's favorite. I do add extra cinnamon and a little bit of nutmeg to the sugar mixture. Perfect, soft cookies every time!"


#40: Oven-Crisp Chicken Wings

"This is a great recipe! You can shake some extra seasonings on the wings once they are coated, or add to the bag. What an excellent, versatile recipe!"

-Lisa V.

#41: Jo Mama's World-Famous Spaghetti

“I made this recipe two years ago and I’m making it tonight for my boyfriend and our friends. This has always been a favorite of mine . So delicious!”

-Gypsy_honeymoon G.

#42: The Most Wonderful Gingerbread Cookies

"Excellent recipe! I followed it to the letter, and no need to reduce the flour at all. I did all kind of shapes, even the mini stars came out perfect! The taste was delicious.”


#43: Quick Yeast Bread

"First time I've had bread that actually turned out great! Made one loaf and eight rolls."

-Dawn B.

#44: Olive Garden Copycat Zuppa Toscana

“Yum, this soup totally blew me away! It’s delicious. As a former Olive Garden employee who has the taste of Zuppa Toscana burned into my tastebuds, I can truly say that my soup tonight came out as a perfect match.”

-Dans La Lune

#45: Simply Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas

“This sauce is awesome and can be adapted to different tastes. It's great to have this recipe as an alternative to our usual red or green sauce. My husband and I give this five stars!”


#46: Thousand Island Dressing

"Delicious! Tastes so much fresher and better than store-bought!"

-Jean C.

#47: Homemade Pie Crust

"Yes! Finally, I made a pie crust and it tastes great! Very flaky."


#48: Sirloin Tip Roast

"Excellent. Followed recipe and it turned out GREAT! Full of flavor, tender, and cooked perfectly!"

-Sue S.

#49: Sour Cream Banana Bread

"Perfect! My granddaughter wanted to make banana bread and I'm so glad we made this recipe. It was simple with clear instructions and so delicious!"

-Lucky in Bayview

#50: Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Lactation Cookies

“These are easy to make and taste so good. I used mini chocolate chips because I was making smaller cookies!”

-Lia L.