Here, at the beginning of 2017, are the top recipes of 2016. We do it every year, but admittedly, 2017 is off to a slow, meandering start.
Hopefully it's better late than never though because here are the Top 10 Inquiring Chef Recipes of 2016, based on traffic. Enjoy!
10. 20-Minute Chicken Ramen Stir-Fry
Fast, healthy dinner recipes - you guys love these as much as we do! I've got loads of ideas for more recipes as easy and delicious as this 20 minute stir-fry.
9. The Best Chocolate Bundt Cake
Oh goodness - what can I say about this cake. It really is the best. Dense and moist and with a bit of coffee to cut through the richness. We had this cake over the weekend for a family birthday and I fell in love with it again. If you haven't made it yet, you should - you won't regret it!
8. Cauliflower Rice
It's not flashy, but cauliflower rice has been a favorite on the pages of this blog as well as in our kitchen. Light, fluffy and easy to freeze this is one of those recipes that is perfect for the healthier eating so many of us gravitate towards this time of year.
7. Thai-Style Meatballs with Peanut Sauce
I'm easily sold on any recipe that includes Thai Peanut Sauce, but these Thai-inspired meatballs are made for that sauce.
6. Braised Red Wine Short Ribs
Learning that it is super easy to make short ribs at home was one of my favorite kitchen discoveries of 2016. It's understandable that it's one of our top recipes of 2016. You all loved this recipe as well, and told me that you especially liked the idea of creamy parmesan polenta to serve with these tender bites of meat.
5. Peanut Butter Chocolate Oat Smoothie
Oats give these smoothies a whole grain boost and thick, creamy texture. Powdered peanut butter gives them tons of peanut flavor without all the calories - we make this one again and again around here.
4. Thai Sweet Chili Sauce
Sweet and a little spicy, I could dip everything in this sauce. And it's so easy to make at home - never buy the store-bought stuff again.
3. Slow Cooker Turkey, Black Bean and Sweet Potato Chili
Toss it all in the slow-cooker, set it and go. This super easy, protein packed recipe was a hit in 2016. I just heard from a reader (hi Kristina!) who said that her quinoa-averse kids even liked it.
2. Vietnamese Shrimp Noodle Bowls
Noodle bowls make everyone happy. I love that this shrimp version got so much love in 2016 because we just shared a similar recipe earlier this week.
1. Balsamic Brussels Sprouts
And the top recipe of 2016 is this colorful side dish. Humble Brussels sprouts seem like the least likely thing to inspire clicks, but 2016 was definitely the year for this recipe. The bacon surely doesn't hurt. 😉
- 6-inch Global Knife
- Cutting Board
- Anchor 3-Piece Glass Mixing Bowls
- Half Sheet Pan
- 6-Quart Instant Pot Duo
- KitchenAid 6-Quart Slow Cooker
- Lodge Cast Iron Skillet
If you liked these, check out previous years' top recipes:
2011 Top Recipes
2012 Top Recipes
2013 Top Recipes
2014 Top Recipes
2015 Top Recipes
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How not to crave with all these kinds of delicious food?