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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!

#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.

#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!

#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.

#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!

#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!

#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!

#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.

#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!

#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 ❤️

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  • 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 Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 2, 2019

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

  • 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 Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 20, 2019

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

  • 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. Reply

    • 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! Reply

  • Nancy
    January 12, 2019

    Salmon Patties are awesome!!
    We could eat this every week.
    Thanks Natasha for all your wonderful recipes. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 12, 2019

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Reply

  • Aly
    January 11, 2019

    Please make a recipe for “grafskie razvalini” 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      January 12, 2019

      Hi Aly, I don’t have anything like that yet but I will be sure to share it if I come up with something great! 🙂 Reply

  • Natasha
    January 11, 2019

    Hey I don’t know if anyone’s told you this yet, but I would love to have a Natasha’s Kitchen cookbook to flip through and not have to check my phone for the next step every time🙈 lol. I love your recipes and I haven’t tried all of them yet, but what I do is I print them out and then make them because having it all on one page to quickly glance at is so much more convenient. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 12, 2019

      Thank you for sharing your feedback and suggestions with me. Stay tuned! Reply

  • Haley
    January 8, 2019

    I want to make all those avocado salads. They look amazing! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 8, 2019

      I hope you get to try that soon! Reply

  • Monique D.C.
    January 7, 2019

    Merci! grâce a toi, je fais mieux à manger ! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 7, 2019

      You’re so welcome! Reply

  • Jimmy
    January 6, 2019

    Hi I made three of the top 4 last week all were delicious. Thanks Natasha for posting your recipes I recently took 7 months to remodel my kitchen now that its finished I would love to send you a picture .I will be using many of your recipes in the future you are my favorite chef thanks Jimmy Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 6, 2019

      Hi Jimmy! We would love to see that! If you have it posted on social media, feel free to tag @natshaskitchen or #natashaskitchen and we can find it that way.! Reply

  • Aigul
    January 5, 2019

    I’ve made four dishes from the list, and all are my favorites now!!!! Especially salmon patties and banana bread!!! Thanks a lot!!! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 5, 2019

      Awww that’s the best! Thank you so much for sharing that with me :). I’m all smiles! Reply

  • Gary
    January 5, 2019

    Hey Natasha, thank you so much for all the awesome recipes that you are sharing with us, you are a true culinary goddess and bad a$$! I have made a few of your dishes, and the wife and I absolutely loved them, ( other recipes on the short list to try ). Your videos are a great help, ( plus bring nice big smile each time ), but like Patricia on January 2 asked…..where are the bloopers? :). Looking forward to many more amazing recipes, again thank you. Reply

    • Natasha
      January 5, 2019

      Hi Gary, your comment made me laugh. Thank you for that amazing feedback. I have good news for you – we just posted our annual bloopers video and I hope you love it! 🙂 Reply

  • Olga
    January 5, 2019

    I cant belive I havent made any of these 😱😱😱😱 will be making all of these this year for sure! 😉 Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 5, 2019

      I’m so happy to hear that! Reply

  • Heidi Angelopoulos
    January 4, 2019

    Hi Natasha, I made your Baklava this Christmas. My husband is Greek. Growing up in a traditional Greek home with his Yiayia. He said your baklava was the absolute best he has ever Had!! I’ve made several of your recipes and love them all. Your page is my go-to for cooking. Love the videos too. Thanks so much for all the help! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 4, 2019

      I’m so inspired reading your review. Thank you! Reply

  • Fazia Fortino
    January 3, 2019

    Hi Natasha, I just made your chicken pesto roll ups and it was super delicious.
    Thank you for all your amazing recipes. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 3, 2019

      You’re welcome! Reply

  • Alicia
    January 2, 2019

    Hello Natasha,
    I found your blog while researching Lithuanian/Russian recipes since my grandparents immigrated to the U.S. from Lithuania around 1900. As you know, we’re big on pork, potatoes, cabbage and dairy! I think it’s important to maintain these treasured dishes as part of our culinary heritage, and my adult daughters, and now grandchildren, look forward to halupkies (cabbage rolls), potato kugel, kielbasa (yours is similar to my dad’s recipe–but he added lots of garlic!) etc. I will definitely try your borscht, my mother made it but I never liked her version. (Lithuanians also have a cold version of this soup, it is “Pepto Bismol” pink because sour cream is added at the end– nope, don’t like that either). I have tried several of your recipes and they turned out great. I’m looking forward to making some cabbage recipes you posted, as well as the apple charlotka. I love you blog because the recipes and directions are clear and easy to follow, the photography is great (love the videos!), and there’s not a lot of extra “verbage” before you get to the recipe. I’m looking forward to your 2019 postings. Blessings to you and your lovely family in this new year! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 2, 2019

      You’re so nice! Thank you, Alicia! I’m so happy you are enjoyed our blog and recipes! Reply

  • J
    January 2, 2019

    Have a Healthy and Happy New Year Natasha and your family too!🎉🎉🎉
    I can’t wait to see what you make this year! I’m always looking for quick breads to make for my parents. New kinds of cookies and bundt cakes too…just a suggestion though. I always bring treats over their house each week.

    Have a wonderful rest of the week and weekend coming up! 😀 Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 2, 2019

      You’re so nice! Thank you! Happy New year! Reply

  • patricia
    January 2, 2019

    WHERE ARE THE BLOOPERS? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 2, 2019

      Stay Tuned! Reply

  • shawnna Griffin
    January 2, 2019

    hey girl- these recipes look amazing! Yummy! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 2, 2019

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that post! Reply

  • Olesya
    January 2, 2019

    Could you do more vegetarian recipes ? Maybe something with tofu? I am really struggling to find some vegetarian dishes that could be considered as a main course. Reply

    • Natasha
      January 2, 2019

      Hi Olesya, I will definitely keep that in mind and thank you for the suggestion! For now, check out our vegetarian category (found under the RECIPES tab at the top) Hope that helps for now 🙂 Reply

  • Marina
    January 1, 2019

    Thank you for the great recipes! We’ve tried many of them and most were a success!
    (Noticed s typo… you wrote “2018 is going to be a fun year”… you probably meant 2019?) ;D Reply

    • Natasha
      January 2, 2019

      Oh yes that is definitely a typo – I have to get used to writing 2019!!! 🙂 Thank you for the heads up and I’m so happy you are enjoying our recipes 🙂 Reply

  • January 1, 2019

    This year, I’ve made so many of your recipes and they turned out always amazing! I love your blog! Are the bloopers coming? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 1, 2019

      Thank you for sharing that with us 🙂 Reply

  • Ruth Sol
    January 1, 2019

    We love your recipes. We might not rank them as the numbers do – but everything is worth trying and so many of them are keepers. This is our go-to website for tasty recipes that still respect one’s waistline. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 1, 2019

      I’m so happy to hear you are enjoying my blog! Thank you for sharing that with us 🙂 Reply

  • Valentina
    January 1, 2019

    I would love to see suchi recipe in your channel:) Reply

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