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The 15 Most Popular Recipes of 2021

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.

Collage of 4 top recipes for 2021

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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.

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.
Philly cheesesteak served on hoagie roll with fries and ketchup
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.
Roasted Cauliflower baked
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!
Zuppa Toscana in soup pot
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!
Air Fryer chicken wings in bowl with celery
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. 
Caesar Salad recipe in a bowl with romaine, croutons, parmesan cheese and caesar 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.
Spinach stuffed chicken breast in skillet
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.
Banana bread sliced on a cutting board
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.
Cheeseburger Sliders stacked
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.
Pan-Seared Steak on skillet topped with butter and fresh rosemary
Baked Salmon with Garlic and Dijon
Baked salmon with garlic and dijon is juicy, flaky and flavorful. An easy, excellent 20-minute salmon recipe. Learn how to bake perfect salmon every time!
Oven Baked Salmon garnished with lemon slices
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!
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!
Chicken Chow Mein recipe in skillet with noodles, vegetables and homemade chow mein sauce
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.
Our go-to fish tacos recipe for entertaining! Easy, excellent fish tacos with the best fish taco sauce; an irresistible lime crema! | natashaskitchen.com

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.
Cheese pizza with the best pizza dough
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.
Sweet potato salad in serving bowl
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.
Overnight oats topped with fruit
Fudgy Brownie Recipe
The ultimate Fudgy Brownie Recipe – super chocolatey without being overly sweet! These homemade brownies are decadent and stay moist for days.
fudgy brownies stacked on parchment paper
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.
French onion soup served with cheesy toasts

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!

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Natasha Kravchuk

Welcome to my kitchen! I am Natasha, the blogger behind Natasha's Kitchen (since 2009). My husband and I run this blog together and share only our best, family approved and tested recipes with YOU. Thanks for stopping by! We are so happy you're here.

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  • Janet
    January 8, 2022

    When I scrolled through the recipes I was surprised how many of them that I used. I just did the cheesy spinach stuffed chicken breast and it was amazing! I got so many compliments because it looked fancy but was easy to do. My all time favourite from the year before is your chicken pot pie and I make that repeatedly using your pie crust recipe too. Happy New Year to you and your lovely family!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 8, 2022

      Happy New Year, Janet! Thank you for your excellent feedback! I’m so glad to hear you’re enjoying my recipes!

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  • Helene
    January 8, 2022

    I follow your videos every time I see one. I have tried many recipes, and it is a big success in our household. My recipes folio is pretty thick now…
    Your presentations are precise and funny at the same time.
    From Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, Canada.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 8, 2022

      Thank you for that wonderful compliment, Helene!

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  • Judy Border
    January 8, 2022

    I find myself using a lot of your handy tips not necessarily recipes. Love watching your show when I can catch you

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 8, 2022

      Thank you for your great review, Judy! I’m so glad you’re enjoying my recipes!

      Reply

  • Steve Medlin
    January 8, 2022

    Hi Natasha,
    My favorite recipe of yours did not make this list, chicken pot pie! One of my favorites did make this list, cheeseburger sliders, which I made yesterday. I love to cook and finding new recipes to try so keep them coming!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 8, 2022

      Those two recipes are so good!! I’m happy you enjoyed them, Steve!

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  • Andre
    January 6, 2022

    Hi Natasha,
    Thanks for all the great recipes you share with us every week. I’ve been watching your videos for a while now and let me tell ya, every time I try something new, it’s a hit for sure! I have been working in restaurants for years and I think it’s great to have someone showing that cooking can be fun. And not THAT complicated for super good food at home. Great job!!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 6, 2022

      Aww, that’s the best! Thank you so much for sharing that with me, Andre!

      Reply

  • Jacquelyn
    January 6, 2022

    I make your teriyaki salmon recipe weekly!! A new favorite is the chicken noodle soup. I normally don’t care for that type of soup but after trying yours I could eat that all the time!! I’ve made your cheeseburger sliders and those are delicious. I also make your meat sauce all the time as well!! I can’t wait for your cookbook!! You’re a genius Natasha!! Can’t wait to try more recipes! Thank you for sharing your delicious recipes!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 6, 2022

      That Teriyaki Salmon is so good! It sounds like you have a favorite making it weekly! That’s just awesome! Thank you so much for your thoughtful review, Jacquleyn!

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  • Linda B
    January 6, 2022

    Have made many of your meals and enjoyed them all…I love your attitude and humor…I still learn new dishes from you at 72 years old..LOL.. Keep up the good work.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 6, 2022

      Thank you for that wonderful compliment, Linda! I’m so happy you’re enjoying my recipes!

      Reply

  • David
    January 6, 2022

    Hi Natasha, will you make a video of the top recipes this year?

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    • Natasha
      January 6, 2022

      HI David, that is a good suggestion, but I don’t have any plans for that now. It would have been even more fun to have a video roundup!

      Reply

  • Adriana Jestin
    January 5, 2022

    I’m not surprised your doing so well. I follow you on Facebook and have the website bookmarked on my home computer. It’s my go to several times a week when I’m lacking inspiration. The thing both my husband and I like is that your recipes are always easy to follow and budget friendly. Whenever the conversation turns to food I’m always recommending you to everyone!!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 5, 2022

      Aaw thank you so much for your good comments and recommendation, Adriana. We appreciate it a lot! I hope you’ll love all the recipes that you will try.

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  • Patty Rech
    January 5, 2022

    I have been cooking for over 50 years, and your “Best Chicken Pot Pie” recipe is without a doubt the BEST, EVER. No canned anything, all fresh, but you can use a Pillsbury packaged pie crust to make it. It truly is TO DIE FOR.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 5, 2022

      Wow! That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Patty!

      Reply

  • Avis L Poor
    January 4, 2022

    I love your recipes. The ones I’ve tried are delicious. I would like to know when you will be coming out with a cook book? I would love to have one. Thank you !

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 5, 2022

      Hello Avis, I’m glad you’re enjoying my recipes. I am already working on the cookbook, it might take a while to complete it but I’ll share it with you all when its ready.

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  • Brent
    January 4, 2022

    Made your grilled pork shashlik with chicken plov many times last summer it’s soo good! Thanks for your recipes & videos that let us experiment in the kitchen & turn out delicious & a change from our usual meals. A fan from Canada

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 5, 2022

      You are so welcome, Brent. I hope you’ll enjoy all the recipes that you will try!

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  • Karen
    January 4, 2022

    Hi Natasha,
    Congradulations! Happy to hear that Natasha’s kitchen is doing great. I love all your videos and recipes but Just to name a couple me and my husband loves the arianchini rice balls, pizza crust with red and white sauces, pasta salad, beef sliders. See, I told you I can’t pick a favorite because I just love them all! LOL keep up the good work!😊❤

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 4, 2022

      Yum! Good choices, Karen! I’m so happy you’re loving my recipes!

      Reply

  • rachel
    January 4, 2022

    So many of these recipes have become a staple in my apartment! I love them so much!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 4, 2022

      Aww, that’s the best! Thank you so much for sharing that with me. I’m all smiles

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  • wilhelmina
    January 4, 2022

    I am glad you had a great year, but I am not one bit surprised. These wonderful recipes are the reason why!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 4, 2022

      Aww, thank you, Wilhelmina! That’s so thoughtful! I’m so happy you’re enjoying my recipes! Thank you for stopping by and commenting! You made my day!

      Reply

  • Mariana Rak
    January 4, 2022

    I make a lot of your recipes. But my most recent discovery and love was sweet potato kale salad and beet arugula salads. I love them both, not sure which one is better.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 4, 2022

      Thank you so much for watching, Mariana!

      Reply

  • Kristyn
    January 4, 2022

    All of them look so yummy!! I can see why they were the most popular!! I’ve tried some of them & can’t wait to try the rest!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 4, 2022

      Thank you, Kristyn! Here’s to many more DELICIOUS recipes!

      Reply

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