Our 10 Most Popular Recipes of 2022

published Dec 29, 2022
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tri tip steak sliced on a plate with chili and green beans
Credit: Photo: Joe Lingeman; Food Styling: Jesse Szewczyk

Every December, we as Kitchn editors collectively look back on that year’s collection of recipes with fond memories and full stomachs. The space where we cook has always served as sanctuary for nourishing appetites and cultivating creativity alike. It was no different in 2022.

In addition to constantly trying and reviewing recipes we find in various corners of the internet and rounding up the hundred most essential recipes you need right now (and forever), this year we managed to develop, test, and publish a considerable amount of new ones every single month.

Ranging from rib-sticking casseroles and the most luxurious meaty main dishes, to back-pocket condiments and some of the most irresistible baked goods, the following recipes share one thing in common: They were dishes that had us (and you) coming back for more and more throughout the entire year.

Let’s take a look at the 10 most popular new recipes of 2022.

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Twice-Baked Colcannon Potatoes
When it comes to St. Patrick's day classics, Ivy Manning's twice-baked colcannon potatoes even outshine corned beef.
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2 / 10
Chicken Scallopini

Boneless, skinless chicken breast shines here, thanks to a bath of butter-lemon-white wine sauce. Senior Contributing Food Editor Kelli delivered a dinner that the whole family is guaranteed to fight over until there's not a drop left.

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3 / 10

The five-star review speaks for itself. This flavorful cut of beef from California needs only a quick sear and roast in the oven to yield tender, juicy meat.

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4 / 10
Banana Pudding Cookies

We asked Kayla Hoang to make a cookie that would fool us into thinking we were eating Magnolia Bakery's banana pudding — and she delivered.

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5 / 10
Cowboy Casserole

You'll need an entire bag of frozen tater tots and loads of melty cheese to make this peak-comfort, joy-inducing casserole. It's a crowd-feeding, satisfying baked dish that makes the most of simple pantry ingredients, and can be broken down into very doable make-ahead steps.

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6 / 10
Cucumber Sandwich with Herby Cream Cheese

These sandwiches filled with seasoned cream cheese and thin-sliced cucumber are popular tea-party fare. But don't let that stop you from enjoying their fresh and herby flavor beyond a pleasant afternoon social.

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7 / 10

There's one thing we realize time and time again, and it's that potatoes don't have to be fussed over to be good. Case in point? This slow-cooked stew made in one pot with just potatoes, onions, meat, and seasoned with salt, pepper, and parsley.

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8 / 10
Cane’s Sauce

The crowd went wild for Maria Do's copycat rendition of the original Cane’s sauce, and for good reason. Indistinguishable from the official recipe, this condiment is a perfectly balanced, creamy, tangy, and black pepper-kissed sauce, akin to a classic remoulade.

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9 / 10
Super-Soft Cream Cheese Cookies

What happens when cream cheese goes not on — but in — our favorite carbs? Like, say, a cookie? Magic — that's what. Our cream cheese cookies might remind you of tender vanilla cake or soft, pillowy sugar cookies. But the subtle tang and richness from the cream cheese makes them all their own.

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10 / 10
Chocolate Éclair Cake

This custardy cake — made with instant pudding, milk, Cool Whip, graham crackers, and dark chocolate chips — proved to be this year's MVP in the no-bake dessert category.

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