Our 10 Most Popular Recipes in February
February was a pretty tasty month around Kitchn. We kicked it off with plenty of Super Bowl snacks, dedicated a week to watching TV (and eating in front of it), and celebrated the value of opening your doors. We also provided plenty of easy-to-cook dinners and a few extravagant delights as well. While we stand behind all of our recipes, a few in particular rose to the top of the ranks.
These 10 were the most popular recipes in February — saved by thousands of readers and cooked by nearly as many. Don’t worry, you don’t have to cook all these recipes before the month ends (even if you do have an extra day this year). They’ll be just as delicious in March.
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10. Ultra-Moist Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
To absolutely no one’s surprise, banana bread continues to steal our hearts when it comes to easy home baking. This one has a little added sweetness from chocolate chips but it gets its super moist interior (and dreamy flavor) from sour cream.
Recipe: Ultra-Moist Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
9. Slow Cooker Red Wine-Braised Short Ribs
Here’s how you recreate a restaurant-worthy dish like these gorgeous short ribs at home: You adapt it to the slow cooker so that you can enjoy it any old weeknight. Serve over polenta, rice, or plain pasta. Whatever you do, you’ll have a knock-out dinner.
Recipe: Slow Cooker Red Wine-Braised Short Ribs
8. Air Fryer Steak with Herb Butter
Air-fryer steak is straight up phenomenal. Thanks to the convection heat, the steak gets super crispy on the outside while staying nice and rosy inside. It might finally be the reason to break down and get an air fryer.
Recipe: Air Fryer Steak with Herb Butter
7. Piña Colada Rice Krispies Treats
We love a classic Rice Krispies treat, but this sunny take on the old-school snack really steals the show. A little rum added to the marshmallow mixture deepens the flavor while keeping these treats soft and chewy.
Recipe: Piña Colada Rice Krispies Treats
6. The Best-Ever German Chocolate Cake
With its nutty, coconut topping, this classic German chocolate cake is the only reason you need to make chocolate cake from scratch.
Recipe: How to Make the Best-Ever German Chocolate Cake
5. Mediterranean White Bean Soup
Basically all we want to eat right now is soup.
Recipe: Mediterranean White Bean Soup
4. Easy Chicken Carbonara
Pasta, chicken, bacon — the delicious gang is all right here. Whole eggs, Parmesan, and pasta water come together for a fail-proof sauce for this one-skillet dinner.
Recipe: Easy Chicken Carbonara
3. Mini Dutch Baby Pancakes
These mini puffed pancakes get their lift from a quick mix in the blender — which makes making and baking them so easy you can get these going before you’ve even had coffee!
Recipe: Mini Dutch Baby Pancakes
2. Super-Creamy Queso Dip
Queso is a game-day staple, so it’s no surprise that this dip made the top ten on Super Bowl Sunday alone. But you can (and should) eat this creamy queso any day of the year.
Recipe: Super-Creamy Queso Dip
1. Classic Cacio e Pepe
Strong opinion: Pasta is way more romantic than steak for Valentine’s Day. This classic Roman pasta is elegant enough to serve on date night but easy enough to make for the kids on a weeknight (if they’re good). This is the only recipe for cacio e pepe you will ever need.
Recipe: How to Make Cacio e Pepe