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Top 15 Most Popular Recipes of 2017

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    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! | natashaskitchen.com

    #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 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! | natashaskitchen.com

    #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!)

    A plate with salmon, mashed potatoes and green beans

    #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! | natashaskitchen.com

    #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.

    A bowl of pasta with asparagus, shrimp and two wedges of lemon

    #9 Cheesy Chicken Fritters

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

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

    #8 Baklava

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

    A close up of baklava

    #7 Salmon Cakes

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

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

    #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!

    A blue bowl of Creamy Mashed Potatoes garnished with parsley

    #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. | natashaskitchen.com

    #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! | NatashasKitchen.com

    #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 | natashaskitchen.com

    #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 | natashaskitchen.com

    #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! | natashaskitchen.com

    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! šŸ™‚

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

    Loads of Love,

    -Natasha ā¤ļø


    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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    • James Pagan
      May 7, 2019

      Wow, this is an amazing recipe item. thanks for sharing.


      • Natashas Kitchen
        May 7, 2019

        You’re so welcome! I’m happy you enjoyed that!


    • Helen Swiderski
      January 1, 2019

      Have made many of your recipes. LOVE the blueberry lemon cake made 5 times. The shrimp scampi with asparagus is delish and easy and fast to make. Keep the videos coming.. you make this poor cook to a Pretty Darn Good Cook…,


      • Natashas Kitchen
        January 1, 2019

        Iā€™m so inspired reading this. Thank you!


    • Michelle
      October 20, 2018

      Hello Natasha, I’m Michelle and I’m 12. I’m Ukranian and I started to watch your videos not to long ago. My mom and sister knew about you already. And I’m hoping that in a little bit I’ll be able to make my first-time draniki! Anyways, I wanted to let you know that I think you’re so cool!


      • Natashas Kitchen
        October 21, 2018

        You are so sweet Michelle! I’m so happy you found my videos! I hope you have lots of fun making your first draniki & I would love to know how they turned out!


    • Monique
      October 5, 2018

      I have made this Blueberry Lemon Cake. It is simply one of the best recipe i have tried.


      • Natashas Kitchen
        October 5, 2018

        Wow! That’s so awesome! Thank you for sharing that with me, Monique!


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