My Most Popular Recipes
March 21, 2021
Fifteen of my most popular recipes! Almost all of these are fantastic for simple weeknight cooking or weekends
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Here they are! Fifteen of my most popular recipes of all time. From my cookbook to my shows on Cooking Channel, these are these are the recipes that are cooked most often by my audience. There’s a few sheet pan recipes, soups, salads, and desserts. (thank goodness) I think if I had to pick and ABSOLUTE favorite, it would be the Sheet Pan Greek Chicken shown above. It never gets old for me!
Tools to go with My Top Recipes
While all of these recipes are easy to make, they’ll require a few basic tools in the kitchen. If you feel like you’re constantly feeling like you don’t have this or that, check out my list of everything you need to outfit your kitchen from top to bottom. Having the majority of these tools on hand will mean you can cook nearly anything in the kitchen. Every good home cook has the support of a well stocked kitchen! Speaking of stocking your kitchen, in addition to having the proper tools on hand, having a well stocked and organized pantry is also a game changer for easier cooking in the kitchen. You can find videos for both outfitting your kitchen and stocking your pantry in my How-To Video Library.
Scroll through my most popular recipes below. Let me know if you’ve made any of them in the comments!
Probably my most popular recipe – and for good reason…it’s SO delicious. It’s the perfect dish to take to someone who has just had a baby or to prep in advance and freeze (I like to thaw it out the night before cooking). The secret to making this dish super simple and delicious is in the jarred Rao’s marinara sauce.
These carnitas are literally bursting with flavor. The secret ingredient is orange juice and was first shared with me by a former co-worker at Food Network. It makes such a difference in getting those caramelized bits. Whatever you do, don’t skimp on making the Pickled Red Onions to top your carnitas with.
I’ve been making this recipe for years.The sweet and sour flavors pair perfectly with the pork and served over a bed of white rice. We love it and my kids love it which makes it a major WIN in our house.
This recipe is one of the reasons I’ll never give up my slow cooker. Adding a turkey breast to a slow cooker and letting it slow cook for a couple of hours makes the best base for hearty sandwiches. The au jus is super flavorful and quite the dipping companion.
This recipe qualifies as a one pot wonder. It’s filling with a rich and creamy base. I love the spinach, parmesan, and cheesy tortellini all wrapped up in this delicious soup.
If you know me well, you know that I’m a lover of lemons. No recipe out there highlights lemon better than Chicken Piccata. This quick skillet dish yields a delicious pan sauce with simple and flavorful pan seared chicken cutlets. I’ll never tire of this recipe.
The combination of apples, cheddar, chicken, avocado, and pecans is like a match made in heaven. A creamy balsamic dressing drizzled over the top really seals the deal for me on this tasty grain bowl recipe.
We can discuss my love hate relationship with my instant pot at a later date, but know this…one of the only reasons I allow my instant pot to take up the real estate that it does in my kitchen is for this recipe. Perfectly cooked risotto is one of the greatest things to emerge from an Instant Pot.
This recipe is one of those family recipes that I’ve been eating for as long as I can remember. It’s bite sized indulgence in every bite and you’ve been warned that these are addicting. Perfect for a party or casual get-together worthy of an appetizer.
My favorite of the favorites. I think the thing that I love most about this recipe is that it looks every bit as good as it tastes. Served with the yogurt sauce on the side it’s literally irresistable.
This is a real winner when it comes to potlucks and summer picnics. The classic combo of a BLT is beloved for good reason. Paired with a crisp green salad base makes this recipe extra special.
I love this fresh taken on a classic Chicken Noodle Soup. From the Israeli cous cous to the fresh lemon it feels lighter and brighter that the soup I grew up with. I love it so much and use a rotisserie chicken to make it as simple as possible.
This is one of my favorite Trader Joe’s recipes out there. I can literally pick up the ingredients for this recipe in under two minutes after walking into the store. Ground turkey and chile lime seasoning are key to this yummy recipe. I also love their corn tortillas and always pick up a bag when I plan to make these.
A classic dish has been given a sheet pan makeover. It’s easy to make, super delicious, and consistently a crowd pleaser. In fact…I’m making it for dinner tomorrow night.
This is a family famous recipe – one that my grandmother made for years. I have vivid childhood memories attached to the taste and smell of these cookies baking in the oven. They are perfect every time and my favorite cookie out there.