Our 17 Most-Saved Recipes of 2023 Are So Delicious, You’ll Get Why Everyone Cooked Them

published Dec 29, 2023
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Overhead shot of chili in a white bowl, topped with sour cream, cheddar cheese and green onions.
Credit: Photo: Vicky Wasik ; Food Stylist: Rachel Perlmutter

We’ve all been there before: You see a photo of a recipe that looks so good, and you say to yourself, “I want to make that!” Cut to six months later, and you’ve lost track of the recipe and still have no idea what that perfect-seeming pasta tastes like. That’s where saving the recipes you actually want to cook comes in handy. And The Kitchn readers made their favorites known throughout 2023 by doing just that.

In fact, the 17 most-saved recipes of the year racked up thousands of saves altogether. You’ll find appetizers like hot crab dip and classic desserts like snowball cookies on this list. Whether you need a starter, a main, or something sweet to finish your meal, there’s a reader-favorite recipe for you here.

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Chili Recipe

This tried-and-true recipe is flavored with onion, garlic, tomatoes, and warm spices, and it cooks in just an hour.

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Bread Pudding Recipe

Chunks of toasted challah are soaked in a creamy spiced vanilla custard. It bakes for a little over an hour, making it an easy, crowd-pleasing dessert.

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Snowball Cookies Recipe

Mixed with toasted nuts and coated with powdered sugar, these five-ingredient cookies taste like pure nostalgia and come together with just a handful of pantry staples.

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Chocolate Delight Recipe

Packed with four dreamy layers of chocolate pudding, creamy cheese, fluffy whipped cream, and shaved chocolate, this no-bake dessert will have you asking for seconds.

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Shrimp with Lobster Sauce Recipe

Recreate this Chinese takeout classic with our at-home version featuring a glossy, savory sauce and plump shrimp served over jasmine rice or rice noodles.

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Baked Chicken Parmesan Recipe

Forgo the fryer for the oven when you bake these light and crisp chicken cutlets. You'll still get all the saucy and cheesy goodness.

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French Onion Baked Potatoes Recipe

Caramelized onions and gooey Gruyère are key to the rich, savory-sweet filling in these perfectly crisped baked potatoes.

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Tortellini Piccata Recipe

With a buttery lemon-caper sauce, this weeknight pasta always wins. Bonus: You can make it from start to finish it in as little as 15 minutes.

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Shortbread Cookies Recipe

Made with just butter, sugar, flour, and salt, these classic shortbread cookies are a cookie plate favorite, thanks to their buttery flavor and crisp texture.

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Carbonara Recipe

A little patience and a handful of ingredients are all you need to make rich and creamy carbonara. This one uses just four ingredients and takes only 30 minutes to make.

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Garlic Bread Recipe

This homemade garlic bread is better than anything that you can buy in the frozen aisle at the grocery store because it’s made with real butter, a double dose of garlic, and bakery-fresh bread.

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Brown Butter Raspberry Shortbread Recipe

Unassuming but incredibly flavorful, these Scottish-style brown butter raspberry shortbread cookies are made from just a few easily accessible ingredients — butter, sugar, salt, flour, and jam. They’re buttery, crumbly, and perfect with a cup of tea.

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Crab Dip Recipe

Our version of this party classic is made with fresh lump crabmeat, cream cheese, cheddar cheese, and Old Bay seasoning. The end result is a hot and creamy dip your guests will love.

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Smoked Salmon Dip Recipe

A tasty appetizer that requires very little effort, this easy dip is made with a blend of whipped cream cheese, sour cream, Greek yogurt, and lots of fresh dill.

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Creamy White Lasagna Soup Recipe

Inspired by white lasagna, this soup trades tangy marinara sauce for cheesy, creamy white sauce and is made with sliced mushrooms, shredded chicken, and wilted spinach.

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Pasta alla Boscaiola Recipe

Made with dried mushrooms, tomato sauce, and heavy cream, this hearty, filling pasta will be your new favorite Italian comfort food.

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Mushroom Sauce for Steak Recipe

With just a package of mushrooms, butter, heavy cream, and a few pantry ingredients, it’s easy to whip up a velvety mushroom sauce that’s perfect for spooning over steak.

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