New year, new decade, and time for some new recipes – these are the best recipes to make this year – 25 recipes you need to try (according to Good Life Eats readers)!
There are so many delicious recipe here on Good Life Eats. A quick browse through the recipe index will show you that there are more recipes than you could even make in one year.
But, today I’m sharing our top 25 best recipes – easy dinner recipes, easy desserts, comfort food recipes, and everything in between! I didn’t pick the recipes – these are the 25 most popular recipes according to the readers! Plenty of these recipes have dozens of 5 star reviews, so you know they’ll be good.
Have you made any of the recipes on this list? Or, did you have a favorite recipe of your own from 2019 that I need to make this year? I’d love to hear what your must-have recipes are!
The Best Recipes to Make this Year
Looking for some tried and true recipes to make this year? Here are our most popular and best reviewed recipes from #25 to #1.
This recipe for White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake Cookies is the best Subway Raspberry Cheesecake Copycat Recipe, and it was one of our favorite recipes for the year, too!
Classic chocolate chip cookies get a make over. These White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake Cookies feature cream cheese in the batter, bits of raspberry jammy goodness, and melty chunks of white chocolate. They’re the perfect spring cookie!
If you haven't made this raspberry cheesecake cookie yet, put it on your list. Don't forget to check out How to Freeze Cookie Dough so you can stash some in the freezer!
This past year I began experimenting more with Instant Pot Recipes, like this Instant Pot Italian Beef Ragu with Pappardelle. This is one of the best comfort food recipes we made in the last year. Perfect for a cold, winter night!
Chuck roast is cooked until tender with garlic, herbs, and plenty of tomatoes in this Instant Pot Italian Beef Ragu with Pappardelle for a delicious and hearty family pasta night recipe.
This Chocolate Almond Banana Smoothie is the perfect smoothie when you want something healthy that feels a little bit like a dessert. It has almond milk, almond butter, banana, cocoa, and chia seeds. This Chocolate Almond Banana Smoothie is a delicious and healthy afternoon pick me up.
I know, we're technically past pumpkin season, but this Easy Pumpkin Pudding is the best, easy pumpkin recipe for when you're craving those autumn flavors. Blending a few pantry ingredients together to make a spectacular autumn treat!
Garlic Bacon Sautéed Green Beans with Roasted Mushrooms make a great Thanksgiving side dish, loaded with flavor, and a lot more fresh tasting than the traditional green bean casserole.
This easy green bean recipe is great for a year round side dish, but it is always a big winner at holiday meals. Make sure these sauteed green beans are on your menu next Thanksgiving, Christmas, or Easter! In my opinion, this is the best green bean recipes for holidays!
Italian Chicken, Mushroom, and Zucchini Skillet is a great dinner recipe for busy school nights. This easy recipe features pan seared chicken tenderloins, zucchini and sliced mushrooms in garlicky herbed tomato sauce. Such an easy Chicken Skillet Recipe!
This is The Best Smoked Pork Shoulder Smoked recipe!
Pork Shoulder is a classic summertime BBQ recipe, but it is great year round, too! Come check out my tried and true method for making Traeger Smoked Pulled Pork along with my 9 pro tips for the best smoked pork – I’m including my favorite pork shoulder brine and pulled pork rub.
Make sure you save this Apple Cider Sage Turkey Brine recipe for next Thanksgiving! This is the best turkey brine recipe.
Apple Cider Sage Turkey Brine infuses roasted turkey with so much flavor and helps keep the meat moist. It’s a must have for me when I’m hosting Thanksgiving. Don't forget to check out my turkey roasting tips!
Don't want to wait until Thanksgiving to use this apple cider sage brine? Try bringing a whole chicken with it, then prepare a roasted chicken.
These Almond Butter Cookies are the tastiest I’ve tried and make a great addition to your regular cooking baking. They’re the perfect alternative if you have a peanut allergy! No peanut allergy? They still make a great addition to your regular cooking baking.
Most of us are familiar with lemon curd. Raspberry curd, however, is a lovely red curd that's slightly tangy - perfect for spreading on scones or toast! Wondering how to use up extra egg yolks or what to make with frozen raspberries? This Raspberry Curd is the perfect recipe!
With just a little olive oil, some crushed garlic, aromatic herbs and lemon peel you can prepare these Marinated Olives with Garlic, Thyme and Rosemary. They are the perfect, easy, make-ahead appetizer for entertaining. Serve with this Marinated Feta Appetizer and some rustic bread!
Follow these simple tips to learn how to bake a potato, whether you are short on time or have plenty of time. There are two fool-proof methods that answer the question of how to bake a potato: a traditional baked potato in oven or a time saving method where you microwave potatoes before baking, then follow up with the oven.
Baked Potato Bars make a fun and easy dinner idea. Some of my favorite topping ideas for a baked potato bar dinner are:
Loaded Baked Potato Bar with Perfect Bacon Bits, sour cream, cheddar cheese, broccoli, and ham.
Try this Vegetarian Pizza for your next Friday night Pizza Night rather than ordering in! This Vegetarian Pizza is loaded with bell peppers, olives, onions, and even more fresh veggies! The mixture of salty feta and creamy mozzarella really make this veggie pizza. Make sure you check out my tips for awesome pizza at home.
Not big on vegetarian pizzas? Try adding sausage, ham, salami, or pepperoni.
Strawberry Fool is one of the easiest dessert recipes that you can make! t’s basically strawberries and cream taken up a notch! Simple dessert, yet delicious! My kids love this recipe and we've made a lot of adaptations using different berries or fruits, or a combination of fruits. You can use fresh or frozen fruits in this easy dessert recipe.
A great chicken rub recipe is essential for any summer BBQ. This Homemade BBQ Chicken Rub features a mix of brown sugar, salt, pepper, garlic powder, cumin, chili powder, and smoked paprika for a flavorful homemade spice rub. We use it all the time on a variety of recipes, but especially love it on our Easy Smoked Chicken recipe.
This Easy Homemade Cough Syrup is essential to have on hand during the winter months. Sure, this suggestion isn't something fun or tasty to eat, but a good homemade cough remedy will save you when you're nursing a winter cold or the flu. Try this homemade cough syrup as a natural remedy for your next sore throat or cough this winter.
This is the best brussels sprouts recipe! And it is so easy to make! Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Balsamic are a fantastic side dish that is full of delicious flavor - caramelized, roasted brussels sprouts, savory bacon, and tangy balsamic vinegar. This is another side dish that is always popular in our family for the holidays, but we enjoy it many times year round as well.
Easy Smoked Chicken is a great summer meal. The chicken turns out incredibly flavorful, tender and juicy. Perfect for BBQs or any time you want to cook a whole chicken but want to do something a little different than traditional roasting.
This is The Best EASY Nachos recipe and a must have for all your game day appetizer needs. Ultimate Easy Nachos whip up in a pinch and make game day appetizers super simple to prepare (and serve). Topped with spicy refried beans, tomatoes, olives, green onions, and of course plenty of cheese, they're both tasty and colorful. Head over to the post for tons of ideas to customize your nachos.
This Easy Brownie Recipe is our go-to anytime we need a quick dessert or an easy chocolate recipe if we're craving something sweet. I love that they require minimal ingredients, so I usually never need a trip to the store to make them.
Easy Homemade Brownies are the perfect quick dessert to whip up at home. They only take a few minutes and totally satisfy your chocolate cravings. Just like the recipe promises, they’re easy (and super fudgy)! Plus, I bet you have all the ingredients on hand.
Do you need a go-to easy chicken recipe? This Baked Honey Mustard Chicken is my favorite quick dinner idea and even the pickiest of eaters are usually won over. You can't go wrong with a recipe with over 4.5 stars from more than 65 reviewers. This Baked Honey Mustard Chicken features Chicken tenderloins baked in a sweet and savory honey mustard sauce with sprigs of fresh rosemary.
The most popular recipe this year is Traeger Smoked Turkey! The Traeger has been our favorite "kitchen appliance" purchase from the last 5 years. Turkey Smoked on a Traeger is one of my favorite ways to cook turkey for Thanksgiving.
Come check out my tried and true method along with my 8 pro tips for the best smoked turkey! We make this throughout the year as well, but instead of smoking a whole turkey we will use our Traeger to smoke turkey breast.