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Top 15 Most Popular Recipes 2018

    Our highest reviewed Most Popular Recipes of 2018. If you are looking to discover some new favorite recipes, this is your list! Each recipe is tried and true, tested and reviewed by hundreds of readers.

    Don’t miss the Top 15 Recipes of 2017 and the Top 10 From 2016. These are the recipes we make again and again and with nearly 900 recipes on our blog, this all-star list is GOLDEN. The #1 recipe may or may not surprise you!

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    How We Determined the Most Popular Recipes:

    • Recipes with the most visitors (based on google analytics)
    • Most viral recipes on Facebook (50 to 150 million views)
    • Recipes with highest and most star ratings (see ratings below)

    We’re seeing the same trends that we saw last year you seem to love the easy, healthy, family friendly and of course delicious recipes. Nearly every one of our most popular recipes was a video recipe which tells me you are loving the cooking videos.

    We’re so excited that our YouTube cooking channel is growing faster than any other social platform (if you haven’t already, click to subscribe and click on the BELL icon to get weekly updates when we premier a new video). 2019 is going to be a fun year cooking in our new kitchen and I’m hoping to get some guest stars on the show this year. Good things are coming!

    Top 15 Most Popular Recipes 2018 Countdown:

    #16 Chicken Stir Fry

    I know, I know I said I’d share 15, but this one is newer and instantly soared to the top so there is a #16. Easy peasy chicken stir fry for dinner!

    A close up of Chicken Stir Fry

    #15 Crockpot BBQ Chicken

    This crockpot pulled chicken is melt-in-your mouth tender and so saucy. Great over everything from mashed potatoes to rice.

    A pile of BBQ chicken with a wooden spoon in the chicken.

    #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. | natashaskitchen.com

    #13 Stuffed Chicken Parmesan

    Easy 1-pan chicken dinner. Need I say more?

    Stuffed Chicken Parmesan in a pan with marinara sauce and cheese topping

    #12 Baklava

    So many glowing reviews on our baklava from professional chefs and home cooks alike! If you’ve never tried homemade baklava, you are missing out on a real treat. Watch the video tutorial  and you will be a pro in no time!

    A tray of Baklava cut into diamonds.

    #11 Creamy Mashed Potatoes

    One of the most popular recipes for potatoes on the internet. These creamy buttery mashed potatoes are silky smooth. Make this and you will get recipe requests.

    A blue bowl of Creamy Mashed Potatoes garnished with parsley

    #10 Salmon Cakes with Homemade Tartar Sauce

    Salmon cakes made from scratch are the best way to use leftover cooked salmon or even canned salmon. P.S. Don’t skip that homemade tartar sauce – AMAZING!

    A blue plate with Salmon cakes garnished with parsley and a small bowl of tartar sauce

    #9 Blueberry Lemon Cake

    Blueberry cake was the most loved dessert this 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! | natashaskitchen.com

    #8 Shrimp Cakes with Lemon Aioli Dip

    Shrimp lovers this is for you! This is a great way to make shrimp go a long way. These shrimp cakes are so juicy and flavorful.

    Cheesy Shrimp Cakes aka Shrimp Fritters with irresistible lemon aioli sauce. One of our favorite shrimp recipes! Biting into juicy shrimp, fritter style, is a real treat. The cheese creates an irresistible cheese pull inside and forms a golden crust on the outside. Watch the Video tutorial and you will just know; this recipe is GOOD | natashaskitchen.com

    #7 Chicken Madeira

    I never imagined a date night at Cheesecake factory would produce one of our most viral recipes (69 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! | natashaskitchen.com

    #6 Fish Tacos with the Best Fish Taco Sauce!

    My brother-in-law, Slavik’s recipe for fish tacos has taken over google. Go ahead and type “fish tacos” into google search and you’ll see what I mean! A party favorite!

    A close up of Fish Tacos with fish sauce on top of the tacos.

    #5 Cucumber Tomato Avocado Salad

    You just have to look at the ingredients to know why this salad is a home run. It is perfect for parties and easy enough for dinner tonight! CLASSIC!

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

    #4 Creamy Shrimp Pasta

    Everyone’s favorite pasta! Make this shrimp pasta once and your family will request it for dinner again and again! The creamy Alfredo sauce generously coats the juicy shrimp and noodles. So creamy, easy and delicious!

    A close up of Creamy Shrimp Alfredo Pasta

    #3 Cheesy Chicken Fritters

    I’m so glad these went viral (they’ve made the list 2 years in a row!). Chicken fritters are crazy delicious and well loved by folks of all ages. Don’t skip that garlic aioli dip.

    A plate of Chicken Fritters and a small bowl with garlic aioli dip garnished with dill and lemon

    #2 Banana Bread

    The internet has fallen in love with this Banana Bread. My husband perfected this recipe years ago and it is also a family favorite – on the regular rotation along with our chocolate chip banana bread!

    Sliced Banana Bread on a wooden board

    #1 Avocado Chicken Salad 

    No surprise here! With over 150 million views on Facebook (yes seriously!), this chicken salad is perfect for almost every diet; gluten free, dairy free and paleo (if you sub the corn with cucumbers). It’s so simple and healthy with an incredible dressing.

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

    Is anyone else super hungry and excited for cooking in the new year?!

    I hope you love every recipe you try and discover many new favorites in this list!! If you have any specific recipes you’d love to see on our blog this year, please let me know in a comment below!

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

    Heading to the kitchen to cook up the next delicious dish,

    -Natasha ❤️


    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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    Leave a Comment


    • Rob Cryder
      February 20, 2020

      You use mayonnaise in your recipes I think for binding, can you suggest a substitute?


      • Natashas Kitchen
        February 20, 2020

        Hi Rob, I’d love to help with that. It does depend on which recipe and what ingredients will go with it. The good news – most of our recipes have substitutions discusses in the comments. Simply search for the ingredient. I hope that helps.


    • Delonna Klerner
      December 21, 2019

      Hi! I really enjoy your videos! I was wondering/hoping you have a cookbook available.


      • Natashas Kitchen
        December 21, 2019

        Hi Delonna, I’m so glad you’re enjoying our recipes. We do not have one at this time but we are planning on one. Stay tuned!


        • Anna
          September 16, 2020

          had the same question, so glad to hear one is in the works!


    • jhigz david
      April 2, 2019

      hey Nat. thanks for the simple and very affordable recipes. this makes my Girlfriend love me more. LOL much love from the philippines


      • Natashas Kitchen
        April 2, 2019

        I’m so happy you enjoyed that! That’s so great!


    • maggie merchant
      January 20, 2019

      I do love your recipes Natasha, the problem I face is there are so many meat recipes barely any veg or vegan dishes. As there is the top dishes of 2018 I am sure there are quite a few as me who would like to see an even distribution between veg and meat dishes..hope I get to see more comfort veg recipes soon


      • Natashas Kitchen
        January 20, 2019

        Thank you so much for that feedback, Maggie 🙂 Happy New Year!


    • Ruth Sol
      January 14, 2019

      Salmon cakes, chicken madeira and the mashed potatoes were hits here at big family dinners. Not on the Best Of list is the Avocado Corn Salad made with roasted corn. This is awesome – everyone loved it, even those not that keen on corn. And it tasted great the next day.


      • Natashas Kitchen
        January 14, 2019

        Thank you so much for sharing your favorites with us, Ruth!! I’m so happy you have tried so many of our recipes!


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