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Top 15 Recipes of 2019

We put together the all-time most popular recipes of 2019. These are the top-rated, reader favorites for the year. Some of these may surprise you! These have been tested and reviewed by hundreds of happy cooks. It’s been such an honor to see photos of these recipes recreated across the internet. If you make any of these and post a picture, please tag me #natashaskitchen so I can see them!

4 of the top 15 recipes for 2019

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WOAH: We have published over 1,000 recipes which makes my head spin a little and we’ve put out some of our best content ever. We filmed 50 new videos this year which brings us to a grand total of 224 videos. With that many videos, there are bound to be great bloopers (stay tuned for this Friday’s Bloopers Video)!

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What’s Next for Natasha’s Kitchen:

Every year we make plans and resolutions but God always goes above and beyond what we could hope for or imagine so I’m super excited for what He brings in 2020. Also, thank YOU for following along with our blog and social channels. You all make this work such a joy.

NEW PROJECTS: My sister Svetlana is heading up a new project and I can’t wait to share it with you all but I have to keep it under wraps for now. We’re going to crank out more videos for you all and it’s just going to get better and better because we can’t help but lift that bar higher and higher. Also, hoping to get going on that cookbook this year so if you know an amazing agent or publisher, let me know!

NEW RECIPES: We plan to continue posting new recipes every Tuesday and a new recipe video every Friday. We’ve already filmed the first few videos for the year and I can tell you it’s going to be a delicious year. If you have any recipe suggestions for this or recipes you’d like to share, I would love to hear from you in a comment below or by email:

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How We Determined the Most Popular Recipes:

  • Recipes with the most visitors (based on google analytics)
  • The most reader-made recipes (when you hashtagged #natashaskitchen or shared in our VIP Private Facebook Group)
  • Recipes with highest and most star ratings (see ratings below)

Our Absolute Best Recipes of 2019:

We’re counting down to the most popular recipe on our blog for 2019.

#15 Zuppa Toscana (4.94 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from 59 votes)

This is a restaurant copycat recipe that tastes even better homemade. This is also on our family’s regular rotation. Zuppa Toscana is so satisfying.

Zuppa Toscana in soup pot

#14 Chicken Tetrazzini (4.93 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from 98 votes)

A comforting and supremely cheese chicken pasta bake. We love one-pot meals like this one. This is a reader and family favorite.

Chicken Tetrazzini is a comforting, cheesy, supremely creamy chicken pasta bake. This chicken pasta casserole will have your family refilling their bowls!

#13 Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry (4.96 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from 41 votes)

Oh yum! This beef and broccoli recipe is even better than takeout. It has the very best sauce and you all agree. Read the glowing reviews. This is one of the most made recipes (per your #natashaskitchen) that I am seeing right now on Instagram and Facebook.

Beef and Broccoli Stir fry

#12 Baklava (4.91 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from 304 votes)

This Baklava is better than any storebought version and it’s the syrup that makes it. Watch the video and you’ll be a pro in no time!

#11 Strawberry Pretzel Salad (4.75 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from 143 votes)

Every time any holiday rolls around, this Strawberry Pretzel salad is front and center. It’s make-ahead and is dangerously delicious.

This strawberry pretzel salad is always a hit at parties. It's a strawberry jello dessert that is dangerously good! It's sweet, salty, tart and irresistible!

#10 Cucumber Tomato Avocado Salad (4.89 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from 286 votes)

This avocado salad is our most requested party salad. It is so simple to make and you will want the dressing on all your salads!

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

#9 Baked Salmon with Garlic and Dijon (4.92 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from 297 votes)

This Baked Salmon recipe first became popular in 2012. It’s still kicking and one of the all-time most popular salmon recipes around.

#8 Creamy Shrimp Pasta (4.93 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from 110 votes)

This is a famous copycat recipe and I love it even better than the restaurant version. This shrimp alfredo pasta is creamy, rich and delicious with plump juicy shrimp.

Creamy Shrimp Pasta reminds me of my favorite dish at Olive Garden with plump juicy shrimp and the easiest alfredo sauce. Rave reviews on this shrimp pasta! |

#7 Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken (4.86 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from 122 votes)

This is the easiest slow cooker chicken recipe and results in fall-apart tender shredded chicken. It’s so good in buns as sandwiches with coleslaw.

#6 Roasted Pork Tenderloin (4.92 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from 340 votes)

The easiest way to get super juicy and tender pork tenderloin. See why everyone raves about this method.

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

#5 Avocado Chicken Salad (4.9 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from 298 votes)

The world fell in love with this Avocado Chicken Salad recipe after it went viral on Facebook. This video on Facebook alone has 180,000,000 views. It’s also my son’s favorite salad.

chicken avocado salad in bowl

#4 Moms Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo (4.88 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from 58 votes)

I grew up eating this creamy but light Chicken Fettuccini Alfredo pasta and I love that it has become a favorite for so many of you as well. It has a light sauce that uses half and half but it’s just as satisfying.

Mom's creamy Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo has been a family favorite for years! Classic Chicken Alfredo is a feel good comfort food - so creamy but light! |

#3 Philly Cheesesteak (4.96 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from 22 votes)

This classic Philly Cheesesteak is a new favorite for the year. It shot up to the #1 Philly Cheesesteak recipe right out fo the gate. It’s THAT GOOD. This is the real deal and the classic way to make a Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich.

Philly cheesesteak served on hoagie roll with fries and ketchup

#2 Meatloaf (4.93 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from 138 votes)

This meatloaf has the best tangy glaze and it has become the internet’s favorite meatloaf. Just looking at it makes my mouth water. Have you tried it yet?

#1 Fish Tacos (4.96⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from 197 votes)

We make these ALL THE TIME! They have the best fish taco sauce and are perfect for parties because everyone builds their own tacos. I love that your favorite recipe is also ours. If you haven’t tried these fish tacos, get on it!

More Top Recipe Roundups:

We love roundups because it’s a great starting point if you are new to the site or want to discover new favorite recipes. These are the tried and true, tested and reviewed recipes so you know they’re going to be amazing!


I can’t say it enough but thank you, thank you, thank you for your support over the past 10 years of this blog’s life. Some of you have been here from the beginning and a warm welcome to everyone who is here for the first time. I’m so happy you’re here! Wishing you all a wonderful, blessed, prosperous and healthy New Year!

If you have any recipe requests or recipes to share, please let me know in a comment below.

Loads of Love, Natasha

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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 recipes with YOU. Thanks for stopping by! We are so happy you're here.

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  • Alep
    January 21, 2020

    Love your recipes! I wondered if you could feature “lite” calorie conscious recipes from time to time for those of us who can’t indulge in cream, butter, sugar, and fats. Hard to find tasty things. Thanks! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 21, 2020

      Thank you for that suggestion! We have an awesome salad category and we just released one of our favorite salads this past week. I hope you give it a try soon. Reply

  • Dominic
    January 19, 2020

    Oh My Gosh Natasha,

    I haven’t seen such a delicious picture of Baklava since my mother died, as a matter of fact I haven’t eaten any since then. I’m 71 now and just purchased an Instant Pot and have been looking for recipes I can make and came upon your blog. I know it is labor intensive but I have got to try it. Any hints? Have also seen some more delicious recipes I have to try. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 20, 2020

      Hi Dominic! I’m so glad you found our recipe! I recommend reading through the entire recipe first and getting all of the ingredients ready ahead of time. Reply

  • Nancy
    January 9, 2020

    I don’t know how your Corn Chowder didn’t make it to the top of your list, at 192 5 star reviews, except to say the competition is pretty tough! However for all the readers, if you haven’t made this recipe, I vote for this recipe as #16! It’s phenomenal! Best corn chowder, bar none! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 9, 2020

      THAT one is good! We love the corn chowder! Reply

  • Shawn Fitzgerald
    January 7, 2020

    We have also tried so many of these top 15 and are never disappointed in your recipes! In 2020, I would love to see your creativity used to create some awesome Gluten free desserts. Half my family has celiac and I struggle finding decent cake and cookie recipes that are good with gluten free flour substitutes and I prefer to bake from scratch. I’m a pro at muffins though! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 8, 2020

      Thank you for that thoughtful and wonderful review, Shawn! I will add more gluten-free options to my list. I’m so glad you’re enjoying our recipes! Reply

  • Elaine Heys
    January 6, 2020

    Would like the list of your favorite kitchen utensils.
    Thanks Reply

  • Lynn
    January 6, 2020

    You made Creamy Mashed Potatoes Number 1. My favourite comfort food. Thank you. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 6, 2020

      You’re welcome! I’m so glad enjoyed that. Reply

    • Kate
      January 15, 2020

      Love your blog! Would love to see more low carb recipes without using too much cream or butter Reply

      • Natashas Kitchen
        January 15, 2020

        Thank you for stopping by and sharing that with me, Kate! Reply

  • Mary
    January 5, 2020

    Looking for easy coffee cake recipe. Reply

  • Anna
    January 5, 2020

    Thank you so much for what you do! Your recipes are always a hit with my family. Our favorite from the list are Zuppa Toscano and Salmon. Now I must make the Fish Tacos 🙂
    In 2020 I would like to see more lower carb recipes. Reply

    • Natasha
      January 6, 2020

      Hi Anna! I’m so happy you love those recipes. Thank you so much for sharing that with me. I think you’ll love the fish tacos. Those are my personal favorite. Reply

  • Barb A.
    January 5, 2020

    Love your recipes! I wondered if you could feature “lite” calorie conscious recipes
    from time to time for those of us who can’t indulge in cream, butter, sugar, and fats. Hard to find tasty things. Thanks! Reply

  • Joan Swift
    January 4, 2020

    Natasha look into you pocket and you will find the answer you are looking for. You said you want a publisher or Agent
    It’s in your pocket Reply

    • Natasha
      January 6, 2020

      Hi Joan, I literally have a mitten in my pocket. Ha ha! I’m at a loss for what you mean. Reply

  • Kathy
    January 4, 2020

    Natasha, I absolutely love everything you put out on social media and want you to know what a superb job you are doing. Wishing you and yours a happy, healthy and meaningful 2020! The year of *perfect vision*! Cannot wait to see what your future creations will be! Reply

    • Natasha
      January 4, 2020

      I’m so glad you enjoy all of our channels. Thank you so much for that amazing and thoughtful feedback! Reply

  • Allison
    January 4, 2020

    My favorite isn’t on here Lemon Chicken Pasta is the BOMB Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 4, 2020

      Hi Allison! We LOVE that recipe too! Reply

  • Judy MacFayden
    January 4, 2020

    Would love to find out how to make my own Pineapple Mango salad dressing. I only have it when I go to a restaurant and would love to make it myself for guests. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 4, 2020

      Thank you for that suggestion, Judy! Reply

  • Lyn
    January 3, 2020

    Thanks for a great roundup of your best. Also, thanks for doing what you do. We all have been given a gift. God bless. Reply

    • Natasha
      January 3, 2020

      Thank you so much for that encouraging comment. I’m so glad you enjoy the lists! I hope it makes it easy to find new favorites. Reply

  • wilhelmina
    January 3, 2020

    There are so many great recipes on this list! My favorite from what I’ve tried so far are the cheesesteaks, so good! Reply

    • Natasha
      January 3, 2020

      I’m so glad you enjoyed those? Did you like the mini cheesecakes or the full-size ones? Both so good! Reply

  • Krissy Allori
    January 2, 2020

    I can see why these are your top recipes. They all look amazing. I’ve tried a couple of them myself and can vouch for those.
    My favorite was the Strawberry pretzel salad. So good! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 2, 2020

      That one is one of our favorites also! Reply

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