Our Most Popular Recipes of 2023

published Dec 19, 2023
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French Onion Meatballs in a cast iron pan
Credit: Kristina Vanni

When we surveyed home cooks earlier this year, one theme was abundantly clear: People were craving quick and easy recipe ideas. So we set off to develop and test (and test) hundreds of simple, delicious recipes, always with easy-to-follow steps and helpful tips. And what came out of our kitchens were some of the best recipes we’ve ever made.

From rich and savory braised beef, to French onion soup-inspired skillet meatballs, to foolproof no-bake desserts, our readers have spoken. It just so happens that 2023 was also the year of the dump cake and French-onion inspired dinners — and we’re here for it! 

Check out our 10 most popular recipes of 2023 below. And from the bottom of our hearts, thanks for cooking with us! Seeing which dinners, desserts, breakfasts, and drinks you clicked on, saved, cooked, reviewed, and loved gave us more joy than you can imagine.  

1 / 10
German Apple Pancake

With puffed edges, a custardy center, and caramelized apples, this will become an instant brunch favorite.

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2 / 10
Cranberry-Apple Dump Cake
For the easiest Thanksgiving dessert, just dump apple pie filling, cranberry sauce, cake mix, and butter into a dish and bake!
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3 / 10
Pecan Pie Brownies
Boxed brownies topped with an easy pecan pie filling will be your favorite fall dessert mash-up.
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4 / 10
Apple Delight

Packed with five creamy layers of spiced apples, cream cheese, fluffy whipped cream, and sweet caramel, this no-bake dessert will make everyone forget all about pie.

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5 / 10
Beef Tips

Tender pieces of beef are slowly braised in a rich and savory gravy.

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6 / 10
French Onion Dip Chicken Thighs
Rub skin-on chicken thighs in a combination of mayonnaise and onion soup mix for a simple chicken dinner full of crunch and tangy flavor.
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7 / 10
French Onion Meatballs
Inspired by the iconic French onion soup, this skillet dinner has it all — caramelized onions, juicy meatballs, and gooey, browned Gruyère cheese.
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8 / 10
No-Bake Peanut Butter Bars

These five-ingredient peanut butter bars have a rich chocolate topping.

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9 / 10
Apple Dump Cake
For the easiest fall dessert, just dump apple pie filling, cake mix, and butter into a dish and bake!
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10 / 10
Blueberry Dump Cake
You only need four ingredients for this summer dessert: blueberry pie filling, cake mix, butter, and fresh or frozen blueberries.
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