Our 50 Most-Saved Recipes of All Time

published Aug 9, 2023
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Sheet pan crispy gnocchi with roasted veggies topped with burrata
Credit: Photo: Chris Testani; Food Stylist: Jessie YuChen

The archives of The Kitchn are full of incredible recipes, all developed and tested to deliver foolproof techniques with exceptional results. Our hope with each one is to empower you as home cooks. But out of all of those recipes, there are 50 that have truly stood the test of time. These are the dishes that our readers (and us editors!) have saved the most into our recipe boxes. They include weeknight dinner heroes, fundamental cooking skills, comforting classics, and timeless desserts. 

Let’s take a look at 50 of our most popular recipes to save in your recipe box for now and for forever. And if you don’t have a recipe box yet … what are you waiting for?

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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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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.
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"Strawberry Delight"

A charmingly pink no-bake dessert packed with six layers (yes, six) of creamy, dreamy berry goodness.

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Air Fryer Roasted Potatoes
Turn to your air fryer for this impossibly crispy and easy side dish.
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Salt and Vinegar Potato Soup
A vegan and budget-friendly soup that pulls inspiration from a bag of salt and vinegar potato chips.
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Creamy Balsamic Chicken and Mushrooms
This easy skillet dinner partners seared chicken breast with buttery sliced mushrooms and a creamy sauce spiked with sweet and tangy balsamic vinegar.
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Whole30 Creamy Mushroom Smothered Pork Chops
Brown and juicy pork chops are covered in a creamy rosemary and mushroom sauce for an impressively easy stovetop dinner.
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Chocolate Éclair Cake

This showstopper of a no-bake cake is as easy to assemble as it is to devour.

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Baked Chicken and Veggies
A quick recipe for roasted chicken and mixed vegetables that's perfect for meal prep.
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3-Ingredient Baked Caesar Chicken

Boneless, skinless chicken breasts are smothered in creamy Caesar dressing and baked until golden, then showered with Parmesan before heading under the broiler to get nice and bubbly.

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Crispy Sheet Pan Gnocchi and Veggies
A one-pan dinner of roasted gnocchi and vegetables that doesn't even require you to boil the dumplings.
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One-Pot Penne with Creamy Basil-Garlic Sauce
This creamy basil garlic pasta with green vegetables and crispy breadcrumbs is a weeknight dinner crowd-pleaser.
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Chicken Scallopini

Chicken scallopini is simple, straightforward, and, thanks to the bath of buttery lemon-white wine sauce, is far, far greater than the sum of its parts.

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Chicken Parmesan Meatballs
A recipe for weeknight-friendly chicken meatballs baked in marinara sauce and topped with lots of melted cheese.
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Oven-Baked Ranch Chex Mix

Ranch seasoning gives this classic snack mix a twist with its signature blend of herbs and spices.

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30-Minute Kielbasa and Cabbage Skillet
Buttery sautéed cabbage and smoky kielbasa sausage take center stage in this low-carb dinner.
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How To Make Baked Ziti

Here's how to make an all-star baked ziti — one that's never dry, made with a generous amount of cheese, and layered for the ultimate eating experience.

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How to Make the Absolute Best Instant Pot Beef Stew
Tender beef stew made in the Instant Pot in less than an hour.
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Cream Cheese Cookies

These tender cookies might remind you of soft, pillowy sugar cookies, but a lingering subtle tang makes them all their own.

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Mushroom Stroganoff
This vegetarian version of classic stroganoff is just as meaty, rich, and comforting as the original.
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Spinach-Artichoke Baked Chicken

Boneless chicken breasts are topped with a creamy, cheesy spread inspired by spinach-artichoke dip for the ultimate family-friendly comfort food.

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Easy, Creamy Beef and Shells
If you grew up loving Hamburger Helper, you're going to love this quick and easy from-scratch version of cheesy beef and shells.
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Mediterranean-Style Chopped Salad with Oregano Vinaigrette
This vegetarian chopped salad — packed with farro, chickpeas, and plenty of fresh veggies— gets even better as it sits.
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5-Ingredient No-Boil Baked Ziti
An easy recipes for baked ziti that doesn't call for boiling the pasta before baking.
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Crispy Skillet Ravioli with Garlic Butter Mushrooms
You don't even have to boil a pot of water to make this quick and easy, and totally satisfying, one-pan pasta dinner.
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How To Make the Best Instant Pot Spaghetti
How to make a luxurious, family-friendly spaghetti and meat sauce in your Instant Pot.
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Ground Beef Taco Casserole
This recipe is everything you love about classic ground beef tacos baked into an easy casserole, then topped with lettuce, tomato, and shredded cheddar.
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Chicken Potato Soup

One sip of this creamy chicken potato soup will wrap you up like a warm, cozy sweater.

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How To Make a Crispy, Fluffy Oven-Baked Skillet Pancake
A step-by-step recipe showing you how to mix, bake, and serve a family-sized pancake to rival any diner-style stack.
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Make-Ahead Spinach and Feta Egg Casserole
Filled with leafy spinach and chunks of crumbled feta, and laced with fresh dill, this egg casserole will remind you of spanakopita.
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How To Cook Salmon in the Oven

If you want an easy, fancy main dish, it doesn’t get much better than oven-roasted salmon fillets.

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Egg Roll Skillet
A veggie-rich take on the classic Chinese appetizer that you can actually eat as dinner.
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Crispy Air Fryer Baked Potatoes
The high fan speed and concentrated heat of the air fryer makes baked potatoes that are fluffy and tender on the inside and shatteringly crisp on the outside.
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Sausage Pasta
This pasta with Italian sausage and heaps of baby spinach is a satisfying 35-minute meal that’s sure to become your weeknight standby.
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Air Fryer Grilled Cheese

The air fryer is the answer for always-crispy, always-gooey grilled cheese sandwiches. Here's how to make them.

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How To Make Sourdough Bread
Everything you need to know about making sourdough bread from scratch.
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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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Chocolate Chip Scones
Tender, buttery scones studded with chocolate morsels that melt in your mouth.
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How To Bake a Potato
Here’s how to make an absolutely perfect baked potato every time, from choosing the right type of potato to how long to bake it for.
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Bow Tie Pasta Salad

Your cookout isn’t complete without a big batch of pasta salad dressed in zesty vinaigrette and tossed together with a rainbow of fresh vegetables.

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How To Make Banana Bread
Here is a very basic and delicious recipe for delicious banana bread that takes all of 10 minutes to mix together. No mixer needed!
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Creamy Spinach Parmesan Orzo
A recipe for quick and easy creamy orzo pasta made with spinach and Parmesan cheese. It's a perfect vegetarian dinner or simple side side.
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90-Second Keto Bread

Whether or not you follow a ketogenic diet, this super-fast high-protein biscuit bread is worth adding to your cooking routine.

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Easy Lemon-Marinated Bean and Vegetable Salad

Creamy white beans and crunchy vegetables marinated in a honey-lemon vinaigrette is the ultimate make-once, eat-all-week lunch.

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Greek Lemon Potatoes
These potatoes boast browned crispy edges and insides so moist they'll melt in your mouth. One surprising ingredient makes them the best you'll ever have.
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Sheet Pan Honey-Dijon Chicken and Vegetables
A weeknight-friendly sheet pan dinner of tender chicken, broccoli, potatoes, and red onion, tossed in a sweet and savory honey-Dijon glaze.
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Flourless Chocolate Brownie Cookies
Crisp and chewy chocolate brownie cookies made without flour or butter.
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Navy Bean Soup
Add this old-time classic to your go-to autumn soups.
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Cabbage Wedge Gratin with Blue Cheese and Bacon
Cabbage wedges baked in heavy cream until tender are topped with bacon bits, blue cheese, and walnuts.
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One-Pot Tomato Chickpeas and Orzo
A recipe for quick and easy tomato orzo studded with chickpeas, which is made in just one pot.
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