According to Google, These Are the Most Searched Recipes of 2022

published Dec 9, 2022
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Chicken and potatoes cooked in a foil packet
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I think it’s safe to say that 2022 has gone by in a flash. This year alone, I’ve done more cooking and baking than I’ve ever done and I’ll be honest enough to say that I’ve spent a lot of that time on Google for inspiration, tricks and tips, and new recipes in general.

Whether I’m working on something from my new Seinfeld cookbook, or perfecting Ina Garten’s recipe for Pumpkin Mousse Parfait, I always end up turning to Google for those quick, in the moment answers that I am desperately looking for. And if you ask me, there is no sous-chef like our old pal Google.

Apparently, I haven’t been the only person spending time searching for new recipes on Google, but according to the search engine’s annual “Year in Search” report, home chefs in the U.S. have been on the hunt for a few recipes in particular. And the top five are are already eye-catchers in my book.

Coming in as the top-searched recipe, sugo — a traditional Italian tomato sauce — has seemed to capture the hearts of U.S. residents this year. Cincinnati Chili (which blends Mediterranean spices, spaghetti noodles, onions, shredded cheese, and kidney beans) came in as the second most-searched recipe for home cooks while the famous Marry Me Chicken slid comfortably into third place. Recipe searches for quick pancakes and mango pie rounded out the top five spots.

Recipes that we considered to be a few of our favorites at Kitchn also landed on the list a little further down with the Green Goddess Salad, Jennifer Aniston’s salad and the Grinder Sandwich making it onto the list, too.

Globally, Google recipe searches got a little more interesting with paneer pasanda — a delicious sweet and spicy curry dish — topping the list of most-searched. Baaked goods bolo caseiro (homemade cake) and tuzlu kurabiye (salt cookie) followed behind, with overnight oats landing in the fourth spot, and the German version of cinnamon rolls — zimtschnecken — landing in the final spot.

If you’re interested in diving into the list as a whole — which also features the top-searched people. athletes, actors, movies, and more — you can check out the full report here.