Our 10 Most Popular Recipes of 2020

updated Dec 22, 2020
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Ladling some lentil soup out of a dutch oven
Credit: Photo: Joe Lingeman; Food Styling: Jesse Szewczyk

2020 has been a year like no other. And let’s be honest — it’s pretty hard to pinpoint the positives. However, there is one silver lining that’s top of mind: We cooked more than ever before in 2020.

Feeding ourselves from our kitchens day in and day out meant we tackled more recipes than we ever thought possible. Sure, even us Kitchn editors experienced burnout, but we also made meals that fueled and inspired us. You did, too, whether it was a skillet full of crispy-skinned chicken thighs bathed in garlic butter or the perfect bowl of cacio e pepe pasta. Here are the 10 most popular recipes published on Kitchn this year.

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Pommes Persillade
These crispy diced potatoes tossed in melted butter, garlic, and parsley are the ultimate side dish.
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2 / 10
Life-Changing Garlic Butter Chicken Thighs
These chicken thighs are impossibly juicy, thanks to a garlic butter drizzle and stovetop-to-oven cooking method, and boast the crispiest, crackliest skin. Plus, you only need five ingredients to make them.
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Garlic-Parmesan Wings
These ultra-crispy wings are blanketed with a double dose of punchy garlic, plenty of salty Parm, and some melted butter for good measure.
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4 / 10
The Ultimate Cacio e Pepe
This step-by-step guide will set you up for success if you're looking to make the easiest and very best cacio e pepe pasta.
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5 / 10
The Absolute Easiest Rice Pudding
Here's how to turn just 5 ingredients into the creamiest, dreamiest rice pudding.
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Christine’s House Dressing
This versatile vinaigrette, inspired by Caesar dressing, is packed with anchovy, garlic, and lemon.
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7 / 10
Chantilly Potatoes
French-style Chantilly potatoes are the ultimate fast and fancy side dish. The addition of whipped cream makes them extra light and fluffy.
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Crispy-Skinned Sweet Potatoes in the Microwave
Here's the best, easiest way to cook a sweet potato in the microwave, including how to prep it, how long to cook it for, and how to get crispy skins.
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9 / 10
The Absolute Best Lentil Soup
Ease is the name of the game for this soup. After it simmers for about 20 minutes, you’ll be rewarded with a creamy soup with just a little bit of a tender bite from the lentils and carrots.
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Crispy Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts
This easy, flavorful side takes no time at all, thanks to the air fryer.
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