Top 15 Most Popular Recipes of 2017

For people who are looking to discover some new favorite recipes, this is a very useful list of our most popular recipes! Each recipe is tried and true, tested and reviewed by hundreds of readers.

I almost made this a top 10 list but I expanded it to 15 to give you more ideas to feed your hungry families. These are the recipes we make over and over. With over 800 recipes on our blog, this list is GOLD!

Watch our Top 5 MEGA VIRAL Facebook Videos:

How We Determined the Most Popular Recipes:

  • The recipes with the most visitors (based on google analytics)
  • Most viral recipes on Facebook (18 to 64 million views)
  • Highest star ratings from readers (see ratings below)

What surprised me was 12 out of the 15 were video recipes which tells me what you all want. Going into 2018, video will continue to be a big focus for us as we grow our YouTube cooking channel (click to subscribe and click on the BELL icon to get updates).

We love how videos are a teaching approach where you can see what the recipe should look like every step of the way and have success the first time and every time!

Top 15 Most Popular Recipes of 2017 Countdown:

#15 Broccoli Salad with Creamy Lemon Dressing

This has been a reader and family favorite for years. Easy, excellent salad.

The ORIGINAL Broccoli Salad Recipe - loaded with broccoli, apples, craisins and pecans, and tossed in a creamy lemon dressing. A must-try broccoli salad! |

#14 Avocado Shrimp Salsa

My husband and I are obsessed with this salsa and now you are too. YES!!

This Avocado Shrimp Salsa is a party favorite! Loaded with shrimp, avocado and a surprising ingredient! Easy, excellent avocado shrimp salsa video recipe. |

#13 Mashed Potato Pancakes

Wait for that cheese pull and you will just know. With over 31 million views on Facebook, this is one of our top 5 mega viral videos!

Cheesy mashed potato pancakes recipe - best way to use up leftover mashed potatoes! Mashed Potato Pancakes are crispy outside and loaded with melty cheese! |

#12 Baked Salmon with Garlic and Dijon

This has been one of our top recipes for years. So many of you have have shared that this is your favorite way to make salmon (and it’s ours too!)

#11 Chicken Madeira

Who knew a night at the Cheesecake factory would produce one of our most viral recipes (21 million views on Facebook!)

Chicken Madeira with juicy chicken and mushrooms in a creamy sauce with melty cheese... Creamy Chicken Madeira is a Cheesecake Factory copycat recipe! |

#10 Shrimp Scampi Pasta with Asparagus

This pasta dish has a light sauce with amazing fresh flavor. Did I mention big juicy shrimp? BIG. JUICY. SHRIMP.

#9 Cheesy Chicken Fritters

I’m so happy these went viral – they are crazy delicious! Don’t skip that garlic aioli!

#8 Baklava

So many amazing reviews on our baklava. It has been a reader favorite since this recipe was born.

#7 Salmon Cakes

The best way to use up leftover salmon!! It’s no wonder these took off!

#6 Creamy Mashed Potatoes

Silky, buttery, and swoon-worthy mashed potatoes. My friend Anna made these when she had us over for dinner and I fell madly in love with her potatoes. The best I have ever had!

#5 Avocado Tuna Salad

Tuna never tasted so good! You’ll make this over and over.

This Avocado Tuna Salad has incredible fresh flavor! Tuna Avocado Salad is loaded with protein. The avocado adds a healthy and highly satisfying creaminess. |

#4 Roasted Pork Tenderloin

Our pork tenderloin is the darling of Google. So many of you have shared that this is your very favorite way to make tenderloin!

A tried and true, quick and easy method for roasted pork tenderloin. So juicy, tender & delicious! |

#3 Cucumber Tomato Avocado Salad

This one’s obvious. The list of ingredients says it all!

This Cucumber Tomato Avocado Salad recipe is a keeper! Easy, Excellent Salad |

#2 Avocado Chicken Salad

With over 64 million views on Facebook (that’s a lot of millions!), this recipe is friendly for nearly every diet (sorry to our Vegetarian friends!). It’s so simple and healthy with fantastic flavor!

This Avocado Chicken Salad recipe is a keeper! Easy, excellent chicken salad with lemon dressing, plenty of avocado, irresistible bites of bacon and corn |

#1 Blueberry Lemon Cake

This was the most loved recipe of the year. Watch the facebook video on this recipe and see why it’s been such a hit!

Blueberry Lemon Cake is so moist and soft. Every bite of this blueberry cake is bursting with juicy blueberry flavor. An easy, excellent tea or coffee cake! |

I’m hungry, how about you?!

I hope you find many new favorites here!! If you have any recipe or tutorial requests for 2018, let me know in a comment below! We’re putting more focus on video in 2018 (both recipes and how-to’s), so if you have any burning cooking questions, I want to know! 🙂

Wishing you a healthy, prosperous, blessed and happy New Year my friends.

Loads of Love,

-Natasha ❤️


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  • Valentín Fonseca
    January 12, 2018

    Hello Natasha. Congratulation for your excellent work! It is really amazing! I am a beginner, but you explain so clear and easy, so I have had huge success with everything I have done from your page. My best regards from Costa Rica. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 12, 2018

      Hello Valentin! I’m glad to hear how much you’re enjoying the recipes! Thanks so much for following! Reply

  • Olya
    January 8, 2018

    Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your wonderful recipes. Every single recipe I’ve made from your site has been a huge success & is absolutely delicious (& I’ve made most of them). Keep up the wonderful work & God Bless you in everything that you do. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 9, 2018

      You’re welcome Olya! I’m happy to hear how much you’re enjoying the recipes. Thanks so much for following and sharing your thoughtful comments! 🙂 Reply

  • Irina Jackson
    January 5, 2018

    I would love to purchase your most popular recipes as a cookbook! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 5, 2018

      I will be releasing my first cookbook this year, stay tuned! Reply

  • January 4, 2018

    I will be attending a class for an Instant Pot. Yes, recipes for that would be great. Or a tutorial on how to use the thing would be awesome too Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 4, 2018

      I will definitely keep that suggestion in mind Nancy! Reply

  • Ruth Sol
    January 3, 2018

    I’d like a beef pot roast recipe that doesn’t require a slow cooker. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 3, 2018

      I will definitely keep your suggestion in mind Ruth! Reply

  • Elena
    January 3, 2018

    Hi Natasha,

    I baked the majority of your cakes and they turned out perfect. Everybody in my family loved them. I would love to see more crock pot/instant pot/slow cooker recipes. As a busy mom and full time work, it would save a lot of time during the workweek.
    Thank you. Reply

    • Natasha
      January 3, 2018

      Hi Elena, thank you for the suggestion. I received InstantPot for Christmas and currently experimenting with it so stay tuned 😬 Reply

  • Tanya
    January 3, 2018

    Hi Natasha,
    I was wondering if you got an Instant Pot for Christmas? 🙂
    I would love to see a tutorial on how to make a beef plov in a pressure cooker. Thanks!! Reply

    • Natasha
      January 3, 2018

      Hi Tanya, I did received one for Christmas 😬 and currently experimenting with it. Stay tuned 😀. Reply

  • Vicky I
    January 2, 2018


    I love your website. Yammy food plus the steps are so easy to follow. Thank you for all the hard work. God bless you and your family. Waiting for more delicious recipes. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 2, 2018

      Hello Vicky! I’m happy to hear how much you’re enjoying the recipes. Thanks for following and sharing your encouraging, thoughtful comments! Reply

  • Vera
    January 2, 2018

    Hi Natasha!
    I would love to see more vegetarian dishes. My husband and I are not fans of meat, and it’s hard to find a good meatless recipe that isn’t a salad 😬.
    Thank you for this wonderful website! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 2, 2018

      Hello Vera! I will definitely keep your suggestion in mind. Thanks for following! Reply

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