Our highest reviewed Most Popular Recipes of 2018. If you are looking to discover some new favorite recipes, this is your list! Each recipe is tried and true, tested and reviewed by hundreds of readers.
Don’t miss the Top 15 Recipes of 2017 and the Top 10 From 2016. These are the recipes we make again and again and with nearly 900 recipes on our blog, this all-star list is GOLDEN. The #1 recipe may or may not surprise you!
How We Determined the Most Popular Recipes:
- Recipes with the most visitors (based on google analytics)
- Most viral recipes on Facebook (50 to 150 million views)
- Recipes with highest and most star ratings (see ratings below)
We’re seeing the same trends that we saw last year you seem to love the easy, healthy, family friendly and of course delicious recipes. Nearly every one of our most popular recipes was a video recipe which tells me you are loving the cooking videos.
We’re so excited that our YouTube cooking channel is growing faster than any other social platform (if you haven’t already, click to subscribe and click on the BELL icon to get weekly updates when we premier a new video). 2019 is going to be a fun year cooking in our new kitchen and I’m hoping to get some guest stars on the show this year. Good things are coming!
Top 15 Most Popular Recipes 2018 Countdown:
#16 Chicken Stir Fry
I know, I know I said I’d share 15, but this one is newer and instantly soared to the top so there is a #16. Easy peasy chicken stir fry for dinner!
#15 Crockpot BBQ Chicken
This crockpot pulled chicken is melt-in-your mouth tender and so saucy. Great over everything from mashed potatoes to rice.
#14 Avocado Shrimp Salsa
My husband and I are obsessed with this salsa and now you are too. YES!!
#13 Stuffed Chicken Parmesan
Easy 1-pan chicken dinner. Need I say more?
So many glowing reviews on our baklava from professional chefs and home cooks alike! If you’ve never tried homemade baklava, you are missing out on a real treat. Watch the video tutorial and you will be a pro in no time!
#11 Creamy Mashed Potatoes
One of the most popular recipes for potatoes on the internet. These creamy buttery mashed potatoes are silky smooth. Make this and you will get recipe requests.
#10 Salmon Cakes with Homemade Tartar Sauce
Salmon cakes made from scratch are the best way to use leftover cooked salmon or even canned salmon. P.S. Don’t skip that homemade tartar sauce – AMAZING!
#9 Blueberry Lemon Cake
Blueberry cake was the most loved dessert this year. Watch the facebook video on this recipe and see why it’s been such a hit!
#8 Shrimp Cakes with Lemon Aioli Dip
Shrimp lovers this is for you! This is a great way to make shrimp go a long way. These shrimp cakes are so juicy and flavorful.
#7 Chicken Madeira
I never imagined a date night at Cheesecake factory would produce one of our most viral recipes (69 million views on Facebook!)
#6 Fish Tacos with the Best Fish Taco Sauce!
My brother-in-law, Slavik’s recipe for fish tacos has taken over google. Go ahead and type “fish tacos” into google search and you’ll see what I mean! A party favorite!
#5 Cucumber Tomato Avocado Salad
You just have to look at the ingredients to know why this salad is a home run. It is perfect for parties and easy enough for dinner tonight! CLASSIC!
#4 Creamy Shrimp Pasta
Everyone’s favorite pasta! Make this shrimp pasta once and your family will request it for dinner again and again! The creamy Alfredo sauce generously coats the juicy shrimp and noodles. So creamy, easy and delicious!
#3 Cheesy Chicken Fritters
I’m so glad these went viral (they’ve made the list 2 years in a row!). Chicken fritters are crazy delicious and well loved by folks of all ages. Don’t skip that garlic aioli dip.
#2 Banana Bread
The internet has fallen in love with this Banana Bread. My husband perfected this recipe years ago and it is also a family favorite – on the regular rotation along with our chocolate chip banana bread!
#1 Avocado Chicken Salad
No surprise here! With over 150 million views on Facebook (yes seriously!), this chicken salad is perfect for almost every diet; gluten free, dairy free and paleo (if you sub the corn with cucumbers). It’s so simple and healthy with an incredible dressing.
Is anyone else super hungry and excited for cooking in the new year?!
I hope you love every recipe you try and discover many new favorites in this list!! If you have any specific recipes you’d love to see on our blog this year, please let me know in a comment below!
Wishing you a happy, blessed, prosperous and healthy New Year my friends.
Heading to the kitchen to cook up the next delicious dish,