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The 15 Most Popular Recipes of 2021

    These were the most popular recipes of 2021 including the main course, salad, side dish, soup, and dessert recipes. It’s always fun to look back and see which recipes were the most loved on our site and 2021 was our biggest year yet! More people visited our site than ever before and we shared more recipes than ever.

    Some of the recipes on this list are the obvious favorites that keep showing up on the list year after year like Baked Salmon, but some really surprised me, like number 7 and number 6. All of these recipes have a few things in common; they are good enough to make on repeat.

    If you scroll down to the bottom, you’ll also see my own personal favorites from the past year.

    Collage of 4 top recipes for 2021

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    2021 Was our Best Year Ever!

    Last year wasn’t just a great year for cooking and recipes, but Natasha’s Kitchen grew (ALOT). Here are some quick stats on what has happened with our amazing internet family (that’s you!) for the past year.

    I adore and appreciate each of you. I hope you have a blessed and wonderful 2022. I have so much hope in God for this new year and excitement for a healthy and bright future. Speaking of healthy, make sure you check out our Best Salad Recipes roundup – there are so many treasures on that list to start the New Year off right.

    Question: What was YOUR favorite recipe from Natasha’s Kitchen this year? Maybe it’s an old favorite or perhaps you discovered something new?

    The Top 15 recipes of 2021

    Philly Cheesesteak
    Philly Cheesesteak with tender ribeye steak, melted gooey provolone, and caramelized onions hugged by a toasted garlic butter hoagie roll.
    Philly cheesesteak served on hoagie roll with fries and ketchup
    Oven Roasted Cauliflower Recipe
    The most delicious oven-roasted cauliflower recipe that will become your go-to side dish. Cauliflower florets drizzled in oil and butter and seasoned to perfection.
    Roasted Cauliflower baked
    Zuppa Toscana – Olive Garden Copycat
    Homemade Zuppa Toscana is loaded with Italian sausage, bacon, kale and potatoes. Learn how to make Zuppa Toscana soup as made popular by Olive Garden!
    Zuppa Toscana in soup pot
    Air Fryer Chicken Wings
    Air Fryer Chicken Wings have crisp salty skin with a hint of garlic and lemon pepper in every bite. These are seasoned to perfection and cook so fast with no marinating required!
    Air Fryer chicken wings in bowl with celery
    Apple Pie Recipe with the Best Filling
    Everyone has to make this Classic Apple Pie Recipe for Thanksgiving. You will love the flaky pie crust and the apple pie filling will surprise you.
    Caesar Salad Recipe
    Classic Caesar Salad with crisp homemade croutons and a light caesar salad dressing. 
    Caesar Salad recipe in a bowl with romaine, croutons, parmesan cheese and caesar dressing
    Cheesy Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breasts
    Cream Cheese Spinach Stuffed Chicken is so juicy and tasty. Searing on the stove first gives it beautiful color, then finishing it off in the oven ensures it’s cooked without drying out. This recipe serves 6 if you cut the stuffed chicken breasts in half.
    Spinach stuffed chicken breast in skillet
    Beef and Broccoli Recipe
    Beef and Broccoli is an easy, 1-pan, 30-minute meal that is loaded with fresh broccoli, tender nutrition-packed beef, and the best stir fry sauce. We love this over steamy white rice.
    Moist Banana Bread Recipe
    This Banana Bread Recipe is loaded with ripe bananas, tangy-sweet raisins, and toasted walnuts. It is one of our favorite ripe banana recipes and even better with overripe bananas.
    Banana bread sliced on a cutting board
    Cheeseburger Sliders (Easy, 30-min Recipe)
    Cheeseburger Sliders are juicy, cheesy and beefy – everything we love about classic burgers! These sliders are quick and easy plus they are make-ahead and reheat really well.
    Cheeseburger Sliders stacked
    Pan-Seared Steak with Garlic Butter
    This Pan-Seared Steak has a garlic butter that makes it taste like a steakhouse quality meal. You'll be impressed at how easy it is to make the perfect steak that's seared on the outside, and perfectly tender inside.
    Pan-Seared Steak on skillet topped with butter and fresh rosemary
    Baked Salmon with the Best Marinade
    This juicy, flaky, Baked Salmon recipe is full of flavor with a zesty citrus and tangy dijon mustard marinade. An easy, 20-minute meal for perfectly cooked salmon every time!
    Oven Baked Salmon garnished with lemon slices
    Meatloaf Recipe with the Best Glaze
    Amazing homemade Meatloaf Recipe. The meatloaf is so tender and juicy on the inside with a sweet and tangy sauce that glazes the meatloaf and adds so much flavor!
    Amazing homemade Meatloaf Recipe. The meatloaf is so tender and juicy on the inside with a sweet and tangy sauce that glazes the meatloaf and adds so much flavor!
    Chicken Chow Mein with the Best Chow Mein Sauce
    Chicken chow mein is so much better than takeout! It is filled with chicken, veggies, classic chow mein noodles and the best homemade chow mein sauce. You will love this one pan dinner!
    Chicken Chow Mein recipe in skillet with noodles, vegetables and homemade chow mein sauce
    Fish Tacos Recipe with Best Fish Taco Sauce!
    Our all-time favorite fish tacos recipe! These are loaded with fresh ingredients and perfectly seasoned plump fish. Don’t skip the best fish taco sauce – an irresistible garlic lime crema.
    Our go-to fish tacos recipe for entertaining! Easy, excellent fish tacos with the best fish taco sauce; an irresistible lime crema! | natashaskitchen.com

    Natasha’s Favorite Recipes

    If you were to ask me which new recipes were my personal favorite, these are my top picks, without hesitation. These are the recipes we’ve been making on repeat in our family. If you enjoyed the recipes above, I hope you give these a whirl. I’m still holding out hope that they will make the list next year.

    Pizza Dough Recipe – The Best Pizza Crust!
    This is hands down the best pizza dough! It makes a New York-style pizza crust that is a thin crust pizza in the center with beautifully puffed edges. You'll love chewing on the crust – it's crisp, chewy and so satisfying.
    Cheese pizza with the best pizza dough
    Roasted Sweet Potato Salad Recipe
    Roasted Sweet Potato Salad has all the best flavors of Fall in one delicious salad. It’s loaded with kale, roasted sweet potatoes, apple, pecans and goat cheese, then topped with the best maple vinaigrette.
    Sweet potato salad in serving bowl
    Easy Overnight Oats Recipe
    Easy and creamy overnight oats is our favorite make-ahead breakfast. There is no cooking required, just stir and refrigerate overnight for a creamy and enjoyable bowl of oatmeal. It's perfect for weekly meal prep, just add your preferred toppings ahead or when you’re ready to enjoy them.
    Overnight oats topped with fruit
    Fudgy Brownie Recipe
    The ultimate Fudgy Brownie Recipe – super chocolatey without being overly sweet! These homemade brownies are decadent and stay moist for days.
    fudgy brownies stacked on parchment paper
    French Onion Soup Recipe
    This classic French Onion Soup has simple ingredients but rich flavor. Be sure to use yellow onions and dry sherry wine to ensure the perfect balance of sweet and savory.
    French onion soup with cheesy toast

    Thank you for trying my recipes and reviewing them (which gives me amazing insights to constantly improve). And thank you for sharing your yummy photos on social media and tagging me @natashaskitchen so I can see your creations. That always makes my day.

    The holidays were especially exciting this year and I loved seeing all of your cooking. It’s such a joy for me to know that I was part of your holiday celebrations and memories, even in a small way.

    P.S. If you make any of these recipes, please leave a comment on the recipe and a recipe rating. I love to hear from you!

    Natasha Kravchuk

    Welcome to my kitchen! I am Natasha, the blogger behind Natasha's Kitchen (since 2009). My husband and I run this blog together and share only our best, family approved and tested recipes with YOU. Thanks for stopping by! We are so happy you're here.

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    • Svetlana
      January 14, 2023

      Happy New Year🎉🎉🎉
      Love all of your recipes Natasha, your presentations are so fun to watch.I wonder if you have recipe for vareniki with potatoes or meat?

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      • NatashasKitchen.com
        January 14, 2023

        Hi Svetlana! Yes, you can use the search bar above to look through my Pierogi recipes. You may enjoy this one HERE. 🙂

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    • Jean A Hershey
      December 16, 2022

      Your Russian tea cakes were a TEN! I added 2 teaspoons of vanilla …

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      • Natashas Kitchen
        December 16, 2022

        Thank you for your wonderful review, Jean! I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

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    • Marie Jones
      August 17, 2022

      I thought you had an inside out eggroll recipe. May I have it ,please?

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      • NatashasKitchen.com
        August 17, 2022

        Hi Marie. I have an actual “egg roll” recipe. The filling is so good that at times we just eat it without the wrapper. CLICK HERE for Egg Roll recipe.

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    • Kathie
      March 20, 2022

      Your recipes have such great flavor without requiring a sous chef and ten assistants who make extra steps to look accomplished. I have made many of your recipes and not one of them was something I would not cook again. Food doesn’t have to be fussy to be delicious. Thank you

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      • NatashasKitchen.com
        March 21, 2022

        Thank you very much, Kathie. I am so happy you enjoy my recipes. I try to make them simple to follow and re-create so I am thrilled that it is working!

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    • Sherry Hancock
      March 19, 2022

      Love natasha’s kitchen you are very fun and talented. Your recipes are great and budget friendly. My birthday is coming up shortly and my girls always cook a birthday dinner for me any suggestions for this year. God bless Ukraine

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      • Natashas Kitchen
        March 19, 2022

        You’re so nice! Thank you for that wonderful compliment!

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    • Richard
      March 18, 2022

      I really like your recipes and watch you cook. I like to cook and the 30 meals I really like living by my self

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      • Natashas Kitchen
        March 18, 2022

        I’m so happy to hear you’re enjoying my recipes, Richard!

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    • Kathy
      March 17, 2022

      I have become your number one fan! I tell my adult kids and my friends, look up Natashas kitchen! I was so tired of the same old recipes, and after I discovered you I’m making new recipes all the time. Plus you are a sweetheart and your videos are the best! Praying for your family and friends in Ukraine Natasha, blessings to you!

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      • NatashasKitchen.com
        March 17, 2022

        Thank you so very much, Kathy. That is so sweet. I am happy you enjoy my recipes. Blessings!

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    • Bonnie
      March 17, 2022

      My favorite is the ramen with beef. I’ve made it with sliced chicken as well. Absolutely the best.

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      • Natasha's Kitchen
        March 17, 2022

        That is one of the best! I’m glad you love it.

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    • Izabela
      February 10, 2022

      I’m so happy I have found “Natasha’s kitchen” .I’ve tried many of her recipes and they were are great. I love the fact that Natasha and Vadim are originally from Ukraine. I’m from Poland (living in California since 2011). I think very highly of Ukrainian people, their work ethics and skills in many areas.

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      • Natashas Kitchen
        February 11, 2022

        Aww, that’s the best! Thank you so much for sharing that with me, Izabela! You are so nice!

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    • Janet
      January 8, 2022

      When I scrolled through the recipes I was surprised how many of them that I used. I just did the cheesy spinach stuffed chicken breast and it was amazing! I got so many compliments because it looked fancy but was easy to do. My all time favourite from the year before is your chicken pot pie and I make that repeatedly using your pie crust recipe too. Happy New Year to you and your lovely family!!

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      • Natashas Kitchen
        January 8, 2022

        Happy New Year, Janet! Thank you for your excellent feedback! I’m so glad to hear you’re enjoying my recipes!

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    • Helene
      January 8, 2022

      I follow your videos every time I see one. I have tried many recipes, and it is a big success in our household. My recipes folio is pretty thick now…
      Your presentations are precise and funny at the same time.
      From Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, Canada.

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      • Natashas Kitchen
        January 8, 2022

        Thank you for that wonderful compliment, Helene!

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    • Judy Border
      January 8, 2022

      I find myself using a lot of your handy tips not necessarily recipes. Love watching your show when I can catch you

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      • Natashas Kitchen
        January 8, 2022

        Thank you for your great review, Judy! I’m so glad you’re enjoying my recipes!

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    • Steve Medlin
      January 8, 2022

      Hi Natasha,
      My favorite recipe of yours did not make this list, chicken pot pie! One of my favorites did make this list, cheeseburger sliders, which I made yesterday. I love to cook and finding new recipes to try so keep them coming!

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      • Natashas Kitchen
        January 8, 2022

        Those two recipes are so good!! I’m happy you enjoyed them, Steve!

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    • Andre
      January 6, 2022

      Hi Natasha,
      Thanks for all the great recipes you share with us every week. I’ve been watching your videos for a while now and let me tell ya, every time I try something new, it’s a hit for sure! I have been working in restaurants for years and I think it’s great to have someone showing that cooking can be fun. And not THAT complicated for super good food at home. Great job!!!

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      • Natashas Kitchen
        January 6, 2022

        Aww, that’s the best! Thank you so much for sharing that with me, Andre!

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    • Jacquelyn
      January 6, 2022

      I make your teriyaki salmon recipe weekly!! A new favorite is the chicken noodle soup. I normally don’t care for that type of soup but after trying yours I could eat that all the time!! I’ve made your cheeseburger sliders and those are delicious. I also make your meat sauce all the time as well!! I can’t wait for your cookbook!! You’re a genius Natasha!! Can’t wait to try more recipes! Thank you for sharing your delicious recipes!!

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      • Natashas Kitchen
        January 6, 2022

        That Teriyaki Salmon is so good! It sounds like you have a favorite making it weekly! That’s just awesome! Thank you so much for your thoughtful review, Jacquleyn!

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    • Linda B
      January 6, 2022

      Have made many of your meals and enjoyed them all…I love your attitude and humor…I still learn new dishes from you at 72 years old..LOL.. Keep up the good work.

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      • Natashas Kitchen
        January 6, 2022

        Thank you for that wonderful compliment, Linda! I’m so happy you’re enjoying my recipes!

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    • David
      January 6, 2022

      Hi Natasha, will you make a video of the top recipes this year?

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      • Natasha
        January 6, 2022

        HI David, that is a good suggestion, but I don’t have any plans for that now. It would have been even more fun to have a video roundup!

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    • Adriana Jestin
      January 5, 2022

      I’m not surprised your doing so well. I follow you on Facebook and have the website bookmarked on my home computer. It’s my go to several times a week when I’m lacking inspiration. The thing both my husband and I like is that your recipes are always easy to follow and budget friendly. Whenever the conversation turns to food I’m always recommending you to everyone!!

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      • Natasha's Kitchen
        January 5, 2022

        Aaw thank you so much for your good comments and recommendation, Adriana. We appreciate it a lot! I hope you’ll love all the recipes that you will try.

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    • Patty Rech
      January 5, 2022

      I have been cooking for over 50 years, and your “Best Chicken Pot Pie” recipe is without a doubt the BEST, EVER. No canned anything, all fresh, but you can use a Pillsbury packaged pie crust to make it. It truly is TO DIE FOR.

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      • Natashas Kitchen
        January 5, 2022

        Wow! That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Patty!

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    • Avis L Poor
      January 4, 2022

      I love your recipes. The ones I’ve tried are delicious. I would like to know when you will be coming out with a cook book? I would love to have one. Thank you !

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      • Natasha's Kitchen
        January 5, 2022

        Hello Avis, I’m glad you’re enjoying my recipes. I am already working on the cookbook, it might take a while to complete it but I’ll share it with you all when its ready.

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    • Brent
      January 4, 2022

      Made your grilled pork shashlik with chicken plov many times last summer it’s soo good! Thanks for your recipes & videos that let us experiment in the kitchen & turn out delicious & a change from our usual meals. A fan from Canada

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      • Natasha's Kitchen
        January 5, 2022

        You are so welcome, Brent. I hope you’ll enjoy all the recipes that you will try!

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    • Karen
      January 4, 2022

      Hi Natasha,
      Congradulations! Happy to hear that Natasha’s kitchen is doing great. I love all your videos and recipes but Just to name a couple me and my husband loves the arianchini rice balls, pizza crust with red and white sauces, pasta salad, beef sliders. See, I told you I can’t pick a favorite because I just love them all! LOL keep up the good work!😊❤

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      • Natashas Kitchen
        January 4, 2022

        Yum! Good choices, Karen! I’m so happy you’re loving my recipes!

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    • rachel
      January 4, 2022

      So many of these recipes have become a staple in my apartment! I love them so much!

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      • Natashas Kitchen
        January 4, 2022

        Aww, that’s the best! Thank you so much for sharing that with me. I’m all smiles

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    • wilhelmina
      January 4, 2022

      I am glad you had a great year, but I am not one bit surprised. These wonderful recipes are the reason why!

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      • Natashas Kitchen
        January 4, 2022

        Aww, thank you, Wilhelmina! That’s so thoughtful! I’m so happy you’re enjoying my recipes! Thank you for stopping by and commenting! You made my day!

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    • Mariana Rak
      January 4, 2022

      I make a lot of your recipes. But my most recent discovery and love was sweet potato kale salad and beet arugula salads. I love them both, not sure which one is better.

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      • Natashas Kitchen
        January 4, 2022

        Thank you so much for watching, Mariana!

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    • Kristyn
      January 4, 2022

      All of them look so yummy!! I can see why they were the most popular!! I’ve tried some of them & can’t wait to try the rest!

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      • Natashas Kitchen
        January 4, 2022

        Thank you, Kristyn! Here’s to many more DELICIOUS recipes!

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