The 25 Most Searched Recipes in America

The Daily Meal

What recipes have you searched for in the last year? Food blog The Daily Meal went on a mission to discover the most popular foods of 2012, the ones that people search for online again and again. The resulting list is an interesting snapshot of a country's culinary inclinations. Curious to see what they say is the #1 searched recipe in America? See the list below:

To get this list, The Daily Meal started by collecting data from data common food searches and leading search engines. Then, once they had discovered what foods the country was craving, they set out to find out what people wanted to do with those foods.

By using average monthly searches for highly searched recipes, we crafted a unique algorithm that weighted The Daily Meal searches against other search engines to yield a search score for each recipe that would help us rank the recipes. We even had a little help from our friends over at Pinterest who helped us develop a list of the most searched recipes. By starting with popular ingredients, we were able to come up with a comprehensive list of the most popular recipes searched for over the past year.

So, what recipes are Americans searching for the most? The Daily Meal's list includes 25 foods, but here are the Top 15:

  • Pork Chops
  • Meatballs
  • Chocolate Cake
  • Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Bread
  • Pasta Salad
  • Spaghetti
  • Pasta Sauce
  • Banana Bread
  • Beef Steak
  • Baked Chicken
  • Chicken Soup
  • Apple Pie
  • Pizza Dough
  • Cornbread

Pork chops for the win! Pork chops had the highest monthly search score apparently, followed by meatballs and chocolate cake. Well, if this information is true, and you're searching for these recipes, we can't leave you hanging, can we? Here are The Kitchn's recipes for the Top 10 on this list:

PORK CHOPS: Simple Rosemary Rubbed Pork Chops
MEATBALLS: How To Make Meatballs
CHOCOLATE CAKE: Double Chocolate Sour Cream Cake
CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES: How To Make Chocolate Chip Cookies
BREAD: From Whole Wheat to Multi-Grain Peasant: 10 Homemade Bread Recipes
PASTA SALAD: Zesty Tortellini Salad
SPAGHETTI: Authentic Spaghetti alla Carbonara
PASTA SAUCE: Marcella Hazan's Famous Tomato Sauce
BANANA BREAD: How To Make Basic Banana Bread
BEEF STEAK: How To Cook Perfect Steak in the Oven

See the Full List: America's Most Searched Recipes of 2012 | The Daily Meal

Related: The Kitchn's 15 Most Popular Posts of 2011

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