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Top 20 Recipes that Won 2023

    As we close out another year, it’s always fun to look back and see which recipes you all loved most. We now have nearly 1300 recipes on our site and shared over 100 new recipes last year. These were the Top 20 Must-Try Recipes of 2023.

    We dove into our analytics, looked at what recipes you were saving in your recipe boxes, which videos you viewed the most on our Youtube channel, and which recipes were the top rated, and came up with this list. There were obvious trends and it wasn’t too surprising that a few of these have been on the list for several years in a row (hello Banana Bread and Meatloaf) – a classic is a classic, is a classic – right?!

    The top recipes of 2023 collage

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    As we head into 2024, I am so pumped and excited to share tons of new recipes with you all. My attention is centered on creating recipes for the blog (now that Natasha’s Kitchen Cookbook is published!) and I have so many good things already in the pipeline for you. There are recipes that I’ve wanted to conquer for years and I’m excited that they will finally be ready to share. I hope all of the new things will stir you up to head into the kitchen and try something new and get excited about cooking and baking.

    Surprising Trends from 2023

    It was fun to spot trends in the recipes you all loved the most which helps to guide us in what to post next. Here’s what all of these recipes seem to have in common:

    • 30-minute recipes – we all love quick and easy meals (especially those one-pan dinners like Beef and Broccoli)
    • Family-friendly – recipes that make everyone happy
    • Classic desserts – you made our Apple Pie internet famous!
    • Comfort food dominance – you love familiar, hearty and homey recipes
    • Healthy yet flavorful choices – recipes like Chickpea Salad and Chicken Fajitas are nutritious without compromising on taste

    2023 was a year that I will always remember. It was the year that I met YOU in person. Over the course of my 2-week book tour from coast to coast, I’m guessing I signed at least 7,000 cookbooks and I want to remember your faces forever. It was such a joy to have met you and get to know you even a little bit. There was something so special about meeting you in person. I feel like it has forever drawn my bar of excellence even higher – to bring you recipes that you will instantly fall in love with. I’m telling you, it’s going to be a fantastic and delicious 2024.

    I am truly thankful for each, and every one of you. Thank you for trying my recipes and sharing them with the peopel you love. I just imagine all of the nostalgic food memories you all are creating with our recipes and that blesses me so much.

    The Top Recipes of 2023

    Without further adieu, I present the most loved recipes of 2023. If you’re new to our blog, this list is a great place to start your cooking adventure.

    Chicken Marsala Recipe
    Easy restaurant-style Chicken Marsala made from the comfort of your own kitchen. This recipe features pan-fried juicy chicken topped with a creamy marsala wine sauce.
    Chicken Marsala in a mushroom wine sauce in a skillet
    Juicy Oven Baked Chicken Breast
    Baked Chicken Breast is great as a main dish, salad topper, or even a sandwich protein. Learn how to bake Chicken Breast in the Oven.
    Beef Stroganoff Recipe
    Classic Beef Stroganoff with tender strips of beef in an indulgent creamy mushroom sauce, served over noodles.
    Beef stroganoff recipe in pan
    Shrimp Tacos with Best Shrimp Taco Sauce
    These Shrimp Tacos are a must-try – loaded with plump juicy shrimp, crisp cabbage, avocado, cotija cheese, cilantro and a lime crema sauce that will win you over. We serve these over toasted tortillas.
    Shrimp taco up close on platter drizzled with sauce
    Classic Slow Cooker Chili Recipe
    An easy Slow Cooker chili recipe with Ground Beef, beans, tomato sauce, and the best homemade chili seasoning. It putters away in the slow cooker for the juiciest beef and rich flavor.
    Chicken Fajitas Recipe
    These Chicken Fajitas are loaded with juicy chicken, sweet bell peppers and onion with tons of flavor from the homemade fajita seasoning. Wrap these up in warm Flour Tortillas, squeeze fresh lime juice over the top and add cilantro and your favorite toppings.
    Chicken fajitas served out of a skillet with tortillas and sauces
    Creamy Tomato Soup Recipe
    Our go-to creamy tomato soup recipe. Adding parmesan and heavy cream makes it so satisfying and balances the acidity. It’s also a quick and easy 30-minute soup that keeps well in the fridge. We love this Tomato Basil Soup paired with Grilled Cheese Sandwiches.
    Creamy tomato soup garnished with cheese and basil
    Fluffy Homemade Biscuits Recipe
    This is the only Biscuit Recipe you will need. Homemade Biscuits are super soft and these are quick and easy to make with just 6 ingredients.
    Homemade Biscuits served in a bread bowl
    Beef and Broccoli Recipe
    Beef and Broccoli is an easy, 1-pan, 30-minute meal that is loaded with fresh broccoli, tender nutrition-packed beef, and the best stir fry sauce. We love this over steamy white rice.
    Chickpea Salad Recipe
    Chickpea Salad loaded with crisp cucumbers, juicy tomatoes, creamy avocado, feta cheese and chickpeas or garbanzo beans. Fresh, healthy and protein packed!
    Chickpea Salad with Chickpeas or garbanzo beans, avocado, cucumber, tomato and feta cheese
    Cheeseburger Sliders (Easy, 30-min Recipe)
    Cheeseburger Sliders are juicy, cheesy and beefy – everything we love about classic burgers! These sliders are quick and easy plus they are make-ahead and reheat really well.
    Cheeseburger Sliders stacked
    Pan-Seared Steak with Garlic Butter
    This Pan-Seared Steak has a garlic butter that makes it taste like a steakhouse quality meal. You'll be impressed at how easy it is to make the perfect steak that's seared on the outside, and perfectly tender inside.
    Pan-Seared Steak on skillet topped with butter and fresh rosemary
    Caesar Salad Recipe
    Classic Caesar Salad with crisp homemade croutons and a light caesar salad dressing. 
    Caesar Salad recipe in a bowl with romaine, croutons, parmesan cheese and caesar dressing
    Lasagna Recipe
    With 3 cheeses and a meaty ground beef sauce, it's easy to see why so many of our readers have proclaimed this the best lasagna recipe they've ever had.
    Homemade Lasagna recipe in casserole dish
    Chicken Parmesan Recipe
    Classic Chicken Parmesan recipe with parmesan-crusted tender chicken, topped with marinara and cheese. Chicken Parm is an easy, excellent chicken dinner.
    chicken Parmesan served over spaghetti and marinara sauce garnished with basil and parsley
    Meatloaf Recipe with the Best Glaze
    Amazing homemade Meatloaf Recipe. The meatloaf is so tender and juicy on the inside with a sweet and tangy sauce that glazes the meatloaf and adds so much flavor!
    Amazing homemade Meatloaf Recipe. The meatloaf is so tender and juicy on the inside with a sweet and tangy sauce that glazes the meatloaf and adds so much flavor!
    Lemon Chicken with BEST Lemon Butter Sauce
    This parmesan-crusted Lemon Chicken Recipe is easy and done in 30 minutes! The quick lemon butter sauce pairs so well with the chicken.
    Lemon chicken in lemon butter sauce in skillet garnished with lemon slices
    Moist Banana Bread Recipe
    This Banana Bread Recipe is loaded with ripe bananas, tangy-sweet raisins, and toasted walnuts. It is one of our favorite ripe banana recipes and even better with overripe bananas.
    Banana bread sliced on a cutting board
    Apple Pie Recipe with the Best Filling
    Everyone has to make this Classic Apple Pie Recipe for Thanksgiving. You will love the flaky pie crust and the apple pie filling will surprise you.
    Tiramisu Recipe
    Tiramisu is a classic Italian no-bake dessert made with layers of ladyfingers and mascarpone custard cream (no raw eggs!). Truly the best homemade tiramisu.
    Slice of tiramisu on a plate with fork

    Hungry for More? 

    If you’re looking for even more delicious dinner inspiration, we have over 110 recipes in our new Cookbook, most of which have not been shared on our blog or Youtube channel. It’s been wonderful to see you all cooking from the book and discovering new favorites. 

    P.S. Which of these recipes have you tried? Did you have any favorites that weren’t on this list? I’d love to hear from you. Also, If you have any suggestions for new recipes you’d like to see on our site in 2024, please let me know.

    Previous Years Top Recipe Lists

    If you’re curious to see what previous year’s favorites were, you’ll enjoy these lists. Can you tell we have been doing this for a long time? Did you know our blog was born in 2009?

    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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    Comments

    • Brindha Gajendran
      January 9, 2024

      Shrimp tacos and dinner rolls are hands down best from your receipes we have tried. Just got your book. Excited to try more from there.

      Reply

      • NatashasKitchen.com
        January 9, 2024

        I’m so glad to hear that you love them. Thank you so much for the wonderful feedback. I hope you find many recipes in the cookbook that you’ll love too!

        Reply

    • Samantha Power
      January 5, 2024

      Hi Natasha,
      My husband and I came across your YouTube channel last year and our family just love all of your recipes. My husband actually bought your cook book as a Christmas present and it is amazing.I just wanted to take a few moments to thank you for all your hard work and wish you and your family a very happy new year.
      Oh and your lasagne is in the oven as we speak and I’m so excited 😊

      Reply

      • NatashasKitchen.com
        January 5, 2024

        Aw, that’s awesome, Samantha! Thank you for sharing. I’m so glad you’re enjoying the recipes!

        Reply

        • Samantha Power
          January 5, 2024

          We are in Ireland and everyone here in our family circle are big fans ❤️

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          • Natashas Kitchen
            January 5, 2024

            Aww, that’s the best! Thank you so much for sharing that with me. I’m all smiles

            Reply

    • Myra Vance
      January 4, 2024

      I started following you a few years ago and you are now my “Go To” for recipes.

      Your Apple Pie Recipe was a game changer for me!
      Thanks Natasha!

      Reply

      • NatashasKitchen.com
        January 4, 2024

        Hi Myrna! I’m so happy to hear that. Thank you so much.

        Reply

    • Madeline
      January 4, 2024

      Hi Natacha! This looks great!

      Have you considered posting more restaurant quality dishes…thinks like penne alla vodka that you teach us how to make in our own home? That would be great!

      Also, have you considered getting a pateron account? It’s where people can pay for premium videos and recipes and behind the scenes (found no where else on your blog)…I know of some popular YouTubers who have them.

      Reply

      • Natasha
        January 4, 2024

        Hi Madeline, I have a great recipe for Penne alla Vodka. It’s one of my son’s favorite dishes. I hope you love it also. We don’t currently have plans for a Patreon. Without growing our team even more, I don’t think I could keep up with another platform like that.

        Reply

    • SoniaTocko
      January 3, 2024

      Happy New Year to you
      and your family.
      I love your recipes, I cooked
      so many.

      Reply

      • NatashasKitchen.com
        January 3, 2024

        Thank you, Sonia! Happy New Year!

        Reply

    • Jean Taylor
      January 2, 2024

      These recipes are great.. I have plans for several of them..lol I thought your Chocolate Crinkles recipe would have been included – it is the BEST crinkle cookie I’ve made, and I’ve made a lot. I have used a Crinkle recipe for many years, but yours has taken precedence..it is great. Happy New Year

      Reply

      • Natasha's Kitchen
        January 2, 2024

        Thank you for sharing. They are the best too, I wish I could add more recipes to our list!

        Reply

    • katie
      January 2, 2024

      Have you considered creating a weekly meal plan? Those would be so helpful!

      Reply

      • Natasha's Kitchen
        January 2, 2024

        Great idea, Katie. We’ll add that to our list!

        Reply

    • Jean
      January 2, 2024

      Are all these recipes in your new cook book? I’ve made several of these. I love the Chicken Marsala recipe especially.

      Reply

      • Natasha
        January 2, 2024

        Hi Jean, most of the recipes in my book are brand new and not on my site. We included a handful of favorites like the Cheeseburger sliders and Beef and Broccoli from this list but the rest are not in the book.

        Reply

    • jess
      January 2, 2024

      these recipes really were amazing! I tried the tiramisu, beef stroganoff and the chicken marsala and I loved them so much! thank you for sharing recipes and helping this gal cook amazing meals!

      Reply

      • Natashas Kitchen
        January 2, 2024

        Wow! That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Jess!

        Reply

    • Jim Brown
      January 2, 2024

      I’ve shared your website with many people, all of whom thanked me profusely. I’ve entered my “tapas phase” and have thoroughly enjoyed researching, preparing, sharing and eating this aspect of Spanish food.

      Reply

      • NatashasKitchen.com
        January 2, 2024

        Hi Jim! Thank you for referring my blog! I appreciate the love and support. I have the best followers.

        Reply

    • Elizabeth Tshabalala
      January 2, 2024

      Hi Natasha
      Thank you for sharing your best recipes with us.
      I made a Chocolate Cake from one of your Chocolate cake recipes on Christmas day. It was the best ever. My family loved it…the moisture. It was amazing. Thank you

      Reply

      • NatashasKitchen.com
        January 2, 2024

        You’re very welcome, Elizabeth. I am so glad it was a hit!

        Reply

    • April
      January 2, 2024

      Fantastic recipes! I’ve had the chili and it’s amazing – can’t wait to try that chickpea salad!

      Reply

      • NatashasKitchen.com
        January 2, 2024

        Thank you so much! Come back and let us know how it is if you try the recipe!

        Reply

    • Jill
      January 2, 2024

      All of your recipes look so delicious! I’m not sure what I’m going to make first. Happy New Year!

      Reply

      • NatashasKitchen.com
        January 2, 2024

        Happy New Year, Jill!

        Reply

    • Darlene Frenette
      January 2, 2024

      I made the chicken pot pie soup twice now and my husband said that it was the best soup he ever had. He said I would do well if I tried to sell it

      Reply

      • NatashasKitchen.com
        January 2, 2024

        Hi Darlene! I’m so glad it’s being enjoyed! Thank you for sharing.

        Reply

    • Melissa
      January 2, 2024

      I love the round up of all of these. Don’t even know how to pick what to make next!!

      Reply

      • NatashasKitchen.com
        January 2, 2024

        Right?! So many great ones to choose from.

        Reply

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