The 15 Most Popular Recipes of 2021 (2024)

These were the most popular recipes of 2021 including the main course, salad, side dish, soup, and dessert recipes. It’s always fun to look back and see which recipes were the most loved on our site and 2021 was our biggest year yet! More people visited our site than ever before and we shared more recipes than ever.

Some of the recipes on this list are the obvious favorites that keep showing up on the list year after year like Baked Salmon, but some really surprised me, like number 7 and number 6. All of these recipes have a few things in common; they are good enough to make on repeat.

If you scroll down to the bottom, you’ll also see my own personal favorites from the past year.

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2021 Was our Best Year Ever!

Last year wasn’t just a great year for cooking and recipes, but Natasha’s Kitchen grew (ALOT). Here are some quick stats on what has happened with our amazing internet family (that’s you!) for the past year.

  • Youtube: 2.59 MILLION subscribers
  • Facebook: 8.9 MILLION followers
  • Instagram: 820,000 followers
  • Pinterest: 945,000 followers
  • Visitors to NatashasKitchen.com: 85 MILLION people (versus 78 MILLION last year)
  • Email subscribers: 197,000 (click here to subscribe)
  • Tiktok: 57,000 followers this is our ‘baby’ but it’s growing

I adore and appreciate each of you. I hope you have a blessed and wonderful 2022. I have so much hope in God for this new year and excitement for a healthy and bright future. Speaking of healthy, make sure you check out our Best Salad Recipes roundup – there are so many treasures on that list to start the New Year off right.

Question: What was YOUR favorite recipe from Natasha’s Kitchen this year? Maybe it’s an old favorite or perhaps you discovered something new?

The Top 15 recipes of 2021

Philly Cheesesteak

Philly Cheesesteak with tender ribeye steak, melted gooey provolone, and caramelized onions hugged by a toasted garlic butter hoagie roll.

Oven Roasted Cauliflower Recipe

The most delicious oven-roasted cauliflower recipe that will become your go-to side dish. Cauliflower florets drizzled in oil and butter and seasoned to perfection.

Zuppa Toscana – Olive Garden Copycat

Homemade Zuppa Toscana is loaded with Italian sausage, bacon, kale and potatoes. Learn how to make Zuppa Toscana soup as made popular by Olive Garden!

Air Fryer Chicken Wings

Air Fryer Chicken Wings have crisp salty skin with a hint of garlic and lemon pepper in every bite. These are seasoned to perfection and cook so fast with no marinating required!

Apple Pie Recipe with the Best Filling

Everyone has to make this Classic Apple Pie Recipe for Thanksgiving. You will love the flaky pie crust and the apple pie filling will surprise you.

Caesar Salad Recipe

Classic Caesar Salad with crisp homemade croutons and a light caesar salad dressing.

Cheesy Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Cream Cheese Spinach Stuffed Chicken is so juicy and tasty. Searing on the stove first gives it beautiful color, then finishing it off in the oven ensures it’s cooked without drying out. This recipe serves 6 if you cut the stuffed chicken breasts in half.

Beef and Broccoli Recipe

Beef and Broccoli is an easy, 1-pan, 30-minute meal that is loaded with fresh broccoli, tender nutrition-packed beef, and the best stir fry sauce. We love this over steamy white rice.

Moist Banana Bread Recipe

This Banana Bread Recipe is loaded with ripe bananas, tangy-sweet raisins, and toasted walnuts. It is one of our favorite ripe banana recipes and even better with overripe bananas.

Cheeseburger Sliders (Easy, 30-min Recipe)

Cheeseburger Sliders are juicy, cheesy and beefy – everything we love about classic burgers! These sliders are quick and easy plus they are make-ahead and reheat really well.

Pan-Seared Steak with Garlic Butter

This Pan-Seared Steak has a garlic butter that makes it taste like a steakhouse quality meal. You'll be impressed at how easy it is to make the perfect steak that's seared on the outside, and perfectly tender inside.

Baked Salmon with the Best Marinade

This juicy, flaky, Baked Salmon recipe is full of flavor with a zesty citrus and tangy dijon mustard marinade. An easy, 20-minute meal for perfectly cooked salmon every time!

Meatloaf Recipe with the Best Glaze

Amazing homemade Meatloaf Recipe. The meatloaf is so tender and juicy on the inside with a sweet and tangy sauce that glazes the meatloaf and adds so much flavor!

Chicken Chow Mein with the Best Chow Mein Sauce

Chicken chow mein is so much better than takeout! It is filled with chicken, veggies, classic chow mein noodles and the best homemade chow mein sauce. You will love this one pan dinner!

Fish Tacos Recipe with Best Fish Taco Sauce!

Our all-time favorite fish tacos recipe! These are loaded with fresh ingredients and perfectly seasoned plump fish. Don’t skip the best fish taco sauce – an irresistible garlic lime crema.

Natasha’s Favorite Recipes

If you were to ask me which new recipes were my personal favorite, these are my top picks, without hesitation. These are the recipes we’ve been making on repeat in our family. If you enjoyed the recipes above, I hope you give these a whirl. I’m still holding out hope that they will make the list next year.

Pizza Dough Recipe – The Best Pizza Crust!

This is hands down the best pizza dough! It makes a New York-style pizza crust that is a thin crust pizza in the center with beautifully puffed edges. You'll love chewing on the crust – it's crisp, chewy and so satisfying.

Roasted Sweet Potato Salad Recipe

Roasted Sweet Potato Salad has all the best flavors of Fall in one delicious salad. It’s loaded with kale, roasted sweet potatoes, apple, pecans and goat cheese, then topped with the best maple vinaigrette.

Easy Overnight Oats Recipe

Easy and creamy overnight oats is our favorite make-ahead breakfast. There is no cooking required, just stir and refrigerate overnight for a creamy and enjoyable bowl of oatmeal. It's perfect for weekly meal prep, just add your preferred toppings ahead or when you’re ready to enjoy them.

Fudgy Brownie Recipe

The ultimate Fudgy Brownie Recipe – super chocolatey without being overly sweet! These homemade brownies are decadent and stay moist for days.

French Onion Soup Recipe

This classic French Onion Soup has simple ingredients but rich flavor. Be sure to use yellow onions and dry sherry wine to ensure the perfect balance of sweet and savory.

Thank you for trying my recipes and reviewing them (which gives me amazing insights to constantly improve). And thank you for sharing your yummy photos on social media and tagging me @natashaskitchen so I can see your creations. That always makes my day.

The holidays were especially exciting this year and I loved seeing all of your cooking. It’s such a joy for me to know that I was part of your holiday celebrations and memories, even in a small way.

P.S. If you make any of these recipes, please leave a comment on the recipe and a recipe rating. I love to hear from you!

Natasha Kravchuk

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