Home cooks made quite a variety of recipes in 2022, trying their hands at comfort food appetizers like this Baked Brie Sunflower, inventive takes on classics like a taco-inspired mac and cheese, and sweet treats like cookies & cream cakes.
Check out these top recipes and more and try out the ones you missed this year! It’s never too late to test out these popular recipes for yourself.
Everyone always needs a little comfort food, especially when it’s budget friendly. Look no further for heart-warming, loved soup than this one. It features orzo, meatballs, and veggies—what else could you ask for in a soup? Reviewers of this popular soup found ways to make it their own, too, like using veggie broth and holding off on meatballs for their vegan friend, or using pre-made meatballs to save time.
Slow cooker recipes make life just a little easier by letting everything hang out without you having to hover. This recipe developed by Spoon Fork Bacon definitely pleased plenty this year for many reasons, with one reviewer mentioning that both times they made the recipe, it was all gone that day! These sandwiches don’t just feature your usual BBQ sauce, they even have a tasty pineapple slaw that gives a summery air to the recipe.
This budget-friendly, quick meal doesn’t skimp on flavor, featuring tasty bacon, onions, apples, and brown sugar. The popular pizza got great reviews, with reviewer Dana from Louisville saying “every component complemented the flavors of the pizza, with bacon being the star.” Try it out for yourself!
Budget-friendly, one pan, and ready in thirty minutes? It seems too good to be true, but with this mac and cheese variation, it’s absolutely not. This taco- and chili-inspired mac and cheese saw reviewers even trying out their favorite brand name chips on top instead of tortilla chips!
Bread pudding doesn’t have to just be for the winter—plenty of people enjoyed this summertime dessert with peaches this year. In just under an hour, you can have a caramel-y, peachy dish perfect anytime of year, whether you already made it for the barbecue or want to try it out for the holidays.
All the flavors of banana bread shine in these convenient bars popular this year. Walnuts, chocolate chunks, and, of course, banana, mix together to create these crowd-pleasing treats. Reviewers found ways to make the recipe their own, like Melts from North Dakota who drizzled them with chocolate-cinnamon ganache.
What were some of your favorite recipes of 2022 and why?